Fall Hygge: Settle Down Into a Healthy Lifestyle

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Ahh, Fall.  Cool enough to hunker down with a good book; warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors.  This season, our Fall Hygge guide focuses on enjoying the best of both.  Try our yummy (low-glycemic) recipes and add natural decor touches to your home.  Treat yourself to a spa night, or simply take it easy in the morning.  Hygge is […]

5 Pumpkin Goodies w/out Guilt

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Photo courtesy: Ambitious Kitchen | Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

PSL season is officially here!  Pumpkin pie has always been a childhood favorite. (With the Cool Whip topping-to-pie ratio being 1:1.) It’s totally possible to indulge in a little pumpkin with the 5 health-smart recipes below.   We’ve got gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low-glycemic, and more!  You’re bound to find one that fits your taste/ diet criteria.  Guaranteed! Pumpkin Pudding {egg-free, dairy-free} First, consider […]

Meal Prep: Healthy Eating With Minimal Effort

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Photo courtesy: Fit Foodie Finds | Recipe: Meal Prep Carnitas Burritos

School is getting back in session and initiatives are ramping back up at work.  Time to give meal prep a go, with these easy and healthy plan-ahead strategies.  Pack breakfast or a salad in jars and just grab and go!  We’re eating well effortlessly and all week long.  Take a look at our favorite recipes – once you get the […]

Popsicles Stocked in Our Freezers: Healthy On-The-Go Snacks

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Photo courtesy: Floating Kitchen | Recipe: Blueberry-Ginger Coconut Cheesecake Popsicles

Tired of the same old smoothie?  The weather is just going to get hotter, so frozen snacks are lifesavers! With a little planning, you can pack your freezer with our favorite popsicles. Terrific for kids and adults alike, these tasty treats work as a quick breakfast or easy snacks. Make them on a mellow night and enjoy them the rest of […]

Green Smoothie Recipe Without All the Dang Sugar

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Alert! Is your healthy drink making you gain weight? We’ve got to warn you: most juice bars and smoothie shops are tricking you with their “skinny” green concoctions. Next time you get a green smoothie, take a closer look at the ingredients. Recipes tend to cover that “salad taste” with a myriad of high glycemic fruits or juices. Take a […]

Avocado Toast Recipes With a Little Upgrade

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What fruit improves your skin, has more potassium than a banana, and helps you feel fuller longer? That’s right, the lovely avocado, princess of the produce aisle. We’ve collected 5 of our favorite avocado toast recipes that go beyond mashed green on bread. Healthy, savory breakfast sandwiches and quick lunches to keep you going through the day. Emphasis on the […]

5 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes to Make Overnight

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If you’re looking for a cold dessert, skip the ice cream and make a batch of pudding instead! Take a peek at our 5 favorite chia seed pudding recipes.  They need to set overnight, so a little advanced planning is required.  (We make big batches and enjoy the fruits of our labors the rest of the week.)  Bonus: you will […]

5 Rhubarb Crumble Recipes Benefit Bones + Brains

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Time to get in a few crumble recipes while rhubarb is still in season! Did you know? Rhubarb is red in color and grows in stalks like like celery. The tart, but sweet flavored fruit is packed with Vitamin K and pairs well with other berries. If you are over 30, you should focus on getting more Calcium and Vitamin […]

Kombucha Tea is Your Detox and Digestion Friend

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Photo courtesy: Fermented Food Lab | Lemon Verbena Kombucha

Time to start thinking about what’s going on in the tummy region! If you’re looking to detox your diet or lose a couple of pounds, add Kombucha to the mix. This naturally carbonated tea boasts a myriad of health benefits and helps you look and feel better. Just in time for swimsuit season! We are loving the energy boost of […]

Strawberry Season is Upon Us! Top 5 Recipes to Try

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April showers bring May strawberries! Mother’s Day has got to be the easiest holiday for treats. Simply add a strawberry or two and you’ve got an instant tasty drink or dessert. Here are 5 easy ways to use Mother Nature’s most loving fruit. Sweeten up a Salad It’s easy to feel run down after the holidays and iron is always […]

Chocolate No Bake Cookies: Protein-Enhanced

Chocolate No Bake Cookies recipe | Low-glycemic, high protein | Girlfriend is Better

Our mom somehow raised seven kids with a hot breakfast every morning! Oatmeal was a household staple as a little bit went a long way to sustain us through the morning. Not just for breakfast, an easy family night dessert was also her famous oatmeal Chocolate No Bake Cookies.  I’ve doctored the recipe up a little over the years to create […]

Skillet Cooking, Care + Recipes

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Feeling tired?  Add a little iron to your diet with a skillet!  Cast-iron skillets are my new obsession as of early this year.  Not only do they conduct heat beautifully, they go from stove top to oven easily, too.  Learn how to cook with less oil, increase the iron in a meal by almost 20%, and save time in the […]