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Healthy Banana Crumb Muffins

Healthy Banana Crumb Muffins

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Blog, Blog Entry | 0 comments

Healthy Banana Crumb Muffins   One of the common breakfast temptations is banana bread. Heavy enough to fill you up, and tasty enough to leave you satisfied in the morning. This breakfast treat is great even for an afternoon snack alongside your coffee. The problem with banana bread is that it is often unhealthy and is filled with sugar and butter. Even the banana breads that sound healthy (“Walnut Banana Bread” or “Whole Wheat Flour Banana Bread”) are not necessarily the better option. Take out those sugars and get your banana fix with these healthy banana crumb muffins! With reduced amount of sugar and butter (and extra banana) you will feel full and ready to go with your now healthy breakfast or snack selection!   Ingredients (Made to serve 10)   Muffins 1 ½ cups All-Purpose Flour 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1 tsp. Baking Powder ½ tsp. Salt 4 Bananas (mashed) ¼ cup White Sugar 1 Egg (lightly beaten) 1/3 cup Butter (melted)   Topping 1/3 cup Packed Brown Sugar 2 Tbsp. All-Purpose Flour 1/8 tsp. Ground Cinnamon 1 Tbsp. Butter   Directions Preheat oven to 375º F. Lightly grease 10 muffin cups or line your muffin pan with muffin papers. Mix together the flour (1 ½ cups), baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Beat the bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a separate bowl. Stir the banana mixture into the dry mixture until just combined. Spoon the batter into muffin cups or papers. In a separate dish, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together for the muffin toppings. Blend in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle the topping mixture on top of the pre-poured muffin batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the muffins are golden in colour.   Feel great about breakfast with these delicious muffins! Thank you to allrecipes.com for the great recipe made healthy!   http://allrecipes.com/recipe/222088/healthier-banana-crumb-muffins/?internalSource=staff%20pick&referringId=16695&referringContentType=recipe%20hub&clickId=cardslot%203...

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What AED do I Need?

What AED do I Need?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog, Blog Entry | 0 comments

  What AED do I Need?   You’ve made the decision to purchase an AED. So, do you know what AED is best for you? When purchasing an AED there are many aspects you need to consider: what brand do I purchase and what type is best? First Edition First Aid Training Inc. has made the decision to supply Philips defibrillators for a number of reasons (dependency, usability, etc.). Philips is a brand we can trust, but also one that offers a machine for different needs. They are not a one-machine-fits all because something that is perfect for your home may not stand up on a worksite. Below are 3 types of AEDs that First Edition First Aid Training Inc. supplies and how they help you answer the question, “what AED do I need?”   Heartstart Onsite AED An AED for the Office   What AED is better for the office than the Heartstart Onsite Philips Defibrillator? The Onsite defibrillator is a great choice for those looking to keep their AED in work-space locations. Whether you work in an office, café, lounge area, or board room, this AED is made with your workspace in mind. The compact kit is easily stored away, and has everything you need for an emergency. Various packages of this AED are available to guarantee you are prepared for anyone who may frequent your space. For example, child SMART pads are available for those who work in a place with children, like an elementary school. The Onsite AED is equipped with more accessories to help with more medical emergencies in populated areas (ex. The Fast Response Kit contains razors, gloves, mask, etc.).   Heartstart Onsite AED Package Inclusions: Onsite AED 1 Battery 1 Adult SMART Pad (additional pads optional) Carrying Case Fast Response Kit DVD Infant/Child SMART Pads (optional) Spare Battery (optional)     Heartstart In-Home AED An AED for Home   The Heartstart In-Home AED is just as the name describes, it is best for your house and home. Although we hope that an emergency will never occur in our homes, the reality is that it happens. This AED is the exact same as...

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My AED is Chirping, What Does that Mean?

My AED is Chirping, What Does that Mean?

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Blog Entry | 0 comments

  My AED is Chirping, What Does that Mean?   The room is quiet until suddenly you hear a chirping noise. You follow the sound and discover your AED is chirping. What does that mean? It is common for an AED to give a chirping sound when something needs attention or care. Don’t stress! This is one of the many amazing features these defibrillators have. With Philips AEDs, self-checking occurs daily to ensure that when an emergency occurs, you have the best possible resources ready. When your AED is chirping, it can mean more than one thing. At any time when your AED begins to chirp, press the information button and the AED will read what the problem is. The machine will tell you whether it is an issue with the pads, battery, software, or another more serious problem. Below are the different reasons and follow-up measures you should take when your AED begins to chirp!   Expired AED Pads   Each AED package will include a set of pads. When in use, the pads attach to the individual and will emit a shock when needed. Always remember to replace pads after each use, but when unused, the pads also have an expiry date. The defibrillator will know when the pads expire or have been open to air and have lost effectiveness (pertaining to the gel). If your AED is chirping and informs you that the pads have expired, it is important that you call and order new pads right away. The longer you wait and put off ordering them, the increased risk of someone not getting the attention they need in an emergency. To stay ahead of your AED, you can simply look at the expiration date located on the bottom of the pads and order yours before your AED chirps!   We also highly recommend purchasing a spare set so that when one is used you have a backup available for use right away.   AED Software Update Needed   Philips is constantly updating and developing new technology to ensure that our lives and hearts are saved in the most efficient and safe way possible, so it...

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AED Brands: Philips Defibrillator Vs Zoll

AED Brands: Philips Defibrillator Vs Zoll

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Blog, Blog Entry | 0 comments

AED Brands: Philips Defibrillator Vs Zoll   When you Google ‘Best AED’ a number of selections show up. You want the ‘best’ because with every minute that passes in an emergency without an AED, the survival rate drops 7-10%. That is why it is important to ensure your AED is the best – to save a life. Each AED will have features and inclusions that vary. You want to choose an AED that would increase survival rate, be easy to use, and get the job done effectively. In your search for the best you probably came across the Philips Defibrillator. This is also the AED brand we decided to sell because we believe it is the best. That said, there are a number of other AED brands to choose from, one of which is Zoll. Zoll has a very different set up and design than the Philips Defibrillators. Between the two companies, there is a difference in price, battery life, memory, testing, and much more. Here we will compare Philips vs. Zoll so you know which is the better AED for you!   Zoll AED Plus Zoll AED Plus Price and Accessories   The average price of the Zoll AED Plus is $1,699.00. This is not the cheapest AED on the market, but also not the most expensive. This AED, made with simplicity in mind, is targeted towards beginners. The machine has First Responder steps included in the automated voice instructions to assist those who are not up to date in their first aid training. Every aspect about this AED (pads, voice commands, etc.) are there to assist a beginner through the emergency.   The Standard Zoll AED Plus package includes the following (may vary depending on retailer, some retailers may provide extra First Aid Response additions): One-Piece CPR-D Pads Set of Lithium Duracell Batteries Carry Case Zoll Data Review Software Zoll AED Plus Demonstration and Setup CD 5 Year Warranty (additional 2-year warranty extension available for registered devices)       Zoll AED Plus Pads Unlike most AEDs that use two pads to attach to a person in need, Zoll has one single pad. The one-piece pad, shaped...

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Healthy Shepherd’s Pie

Healthy Shepherd’s Pie

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Blog, Blog Entry | 0 comments

Healthy Shepherd’s Pie   Comfort foods. These are the foods that make us warm and fuzzy inside but usually leave us feeling bloated and gassy. The truth is that comfort foods are our favorites because they taste amazing, not because they are high quality ingredients. Shepherd’s pie is one of these dishes: filled with heavy mashed potatoes, a lot of greasy beef, and topped with unhealthy amounts of fattening cheese. If only these delectable dishes could be good for us…   You will be happy to know that they can! All it requires is changing/altering those greasy and fatty ingredients with something that your body can appreciate! Reduce the carbs in the potatoes by adding cauliflower, cut back on the cheese, and make a conscious decision to use even more vegetables. Forget unnecessary bloating, and instead feel the comfort from this altered, healthy Shepherd’s pie recipe!   Ingredients (Made to serve 6-8)   Healthy Potatoes   2 large Potatoes (peeled and chopped) 1 small Cauliflower head (chopped – 2 inch pieces) 2/3 cup Milk 3 Tbsp. Butter (divided) Salt and Pepper   Filling   1 lb Ground Beef ½ Onion 2 Garlic Cloves (minced) 3 Tbsp. gluten-free Flour 1 Tbsp. Tomato Paste 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp. gluten-free Tamari or Soy Sauce 15 oz. can Chicken Broth 2 cups Frozen Vegetable Medley (add more vegetables and less beef for an even healthy option!)   Directions   Bring a few inches of water to boil in a pot and add steamer basket. Add potatoes into the steamer basket and cover with lid – steam for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the chopped cauliflower into the steamer basket – steam for 10 minutes (or until potatoes and cauliflower are tender). Place potatoes and cauliflower into food processor. On the side, warm the milk and 2 Tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan. Add the milk and butter mixture to the food processor (season with salt and pepper) Process mixture until smooth and set aside. Preheat oven to 400° Brown the ground beef, onions, garlic, and salt and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat then drain. Add the...

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How Much Does an AED Cost? – Your Ideal AED Price

How Much Does an AED Cost? – Your Ideal AED Price

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Blog, Blog Entry | 0 comments

How Much Does an AED Cost? – Your Ideal AED Price   The purchase of AEDs is becoming more popular. Many would agree that it is worth every penny no matter what the AED price. Just knowing that an AED can help in emergencies makes it an excellent purchase. Not only does having access to one increase a person’s chance of survival innumerably, just having one on site is often a selling feature and ease of fear.   Why the AED Price Shouldn’t be the Focus   The principal of a product’s price is dependent on the trust we put in quality. It is the same as not wanting to spend less money on tires simply to save money. We will pay more so we are safer behind the wheel (and so are our family and friends). AEDs follow the same concept. Finding the cheapest version does not mean that you are cheating the system. There are downfalls paired with why those models are cheaper (for example, lower battery life, difficult battery insertion, faulty machinery, etc.). Buying the cheaper version also ensures you aren’t purchasing the highest quality. First Edition First Aid Training Inc. sells Philips AED’s because we believe in quality. When someone’s life is on the line, we want the AED to work 100%. Why take the chance on a system that is complicated or less superior, especially when it is a matter of life or death? If we aren’t willing to pay the AED price, are we willing to risk someone’s life?   What All AEDs Have   Depending on the brand, the AED price and style can vary. At First Edition First Aid Training Inc., we supply the same Phillips brand AED’s and packages to ensure that there is continuity between the products. Depending on the type of AED you purchase, there will be different product additions (for example, child SMART pads are only available in select packages). Despite different packages, it is good to know that each AED will offer the same following features:   Step-by-step guidance (installed voice instructions to guide you through the process) Ready to use (easy set-up, pre-installed pads and...

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