Food

Food is one of those things that make life more enjoyable. Exploring new flavors and trying new techniques is a fun way to experience life.

Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits: Your Hormones Will Thank You

Cup of raspberry tea: Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits

Red raspberry leaf tea, not to be confused with raspberry tea, has long been used for women’s health. In my doula practice, I see a lot of use and get a lot of questions about Red Raspberry leaf tea. I am no doctor, so I tell clients to check with their doctor before use, but having used it myself and based on all of my research, I do sing its praises. However, it is not just for women. The health benefits extend to everyone. It is also quite tasty when prepared as iced or hot tea…

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Best Smoothie Delivery: GreenBlender vs Daily Harvest & More

Smoothy on table with veggies

Are you a smoothie junkie but hate the hassle of keeping your kitchen stocked with all the vitamins, minerals, fresh fruits and veggies you need for healthy homemade smoothies? A smoothie home delivery service can save you tons of time and give you a wide variety of smoothie options. The best part? All you have to do is blend away, baby…

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Best Spiralizer: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

Spiralizer Reviews: Veggetti vs Paderno vs Kitchen Supreme

We all indulge in spaghetti every once in a while (maybe more than we should?). Pasta is an indulgent and go-to meal but sadly one that is loaded with carbs, gluten and leaves you feeling full and bloated.Imagine, that you could still enjoy your Italian grandmother’s spicy arrabbiata recipe but with the daily quotient of veggies in just one sitting, because you made zucchini, butternut squash, parsnip or sweet potato zoodles? Turning your vegetables into a healthy, lower calorie  alternative “zoodles” (aka zucchini noodles) is a fun, easy way to create innovative stir fries, salads and vegetable noodles as well as julienned vegetables (and fruits) using a kitchen spiralizer…

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My Low Sugar But Tasty Protein Smoothie Recipe (Vegetarian & Vegan)

Glas of smoothie at the beach

As a vegetarian, I sometimes find it difficult to get enough protein into my diet. On average I was getting around 20 grams of protein per day by eating what I thought were high protein foods: mostly beans, lentils and nuts. I went to see a nutritionist and she said, “Girl, you are protein starved!” Everything else in my diet was great. I eat mostly whole, organic foods. I have been vegetarian for about five years now and have been a bit more tired than normal of late. So, the nutritionist asked me to keep a food diary for two weeks and her recommendation was to eat more protein. She also shared that it takes about a cup of beans to equal the protein in 1 ounce of meat!! Who knew?!? So unless I plan to eat 4-6 cups of beans each day, I need to look at some other sources for protein in my diet…

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Bee Free Honee Review: A Vegan Honey Alternative

Jar of Bee Free Honey and cup of tea (caption: Bee Free Honee: a vegan honey alternative)

The bee population is drastically decreasing due to pesticides, habitat loss, parasites and other environmental factors. Bees are already dying because of what humans have done to the planet. Why should we continue to treat them poorly and make them live in cramped conditions to produce one jar of honey for our pleasure? Thankfully Bee Free Honee is an alternative to traditional honey, and it doesn’t require a single bee to produce…

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Vital Choice Review: Is It The Best Sea-To-Table Home Delivery Service?

Seafood plated with fork (Caption: Vital Choice Review)

Sustainably sourced and fresh wild salmon and other seafood delivered to your home in a box? Sounds too good to be true, right? We were skeptics about Vital Choice, an online company that promises perfectly preserved seafood and organic products with a money-back guarantee. We delved into its company practices and products to determine if this company lives up to its claims…

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Blue Apron Reviews: Become A Top Chef

Blue Apron box

Meal delivery services are quickly becoming a popular way to enjoy home-cooked meals without the hassle of menu planning or grocery shopping. In addition to being convenient and fun, an added benefit of meal delivery services is that they provide the exact portions of ingredients which eliminates food waste. Blue Apron is one of the largest and most commonly known meal delivery services, and we ranked them first for best value in our Best Meal Delivery Service Review. But we encourage you to read on to learn more including how it works, pros, cons, pricing and more…

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Say Hello to Easy, Delicious Cooking: HelloFresh Reviews

HelloFresh meal on plate

Have a kitchen and the basic tools to cook? Love to cook but don’t have the time or desire to come up with recipes each week? Then you’ve got what it takes to be a chef for Hello Fresh. They provide simple, easy to prepare meals delivered to your doorstep each week saving you the hassle of looking for recipe ideas and spending time grocery shopping. How does Hello Fresh work exactly? And how does it compare to other meal delivery services? Read on to learn the pros, cons, pricing info and details on how you can say hello to easy, delicious food in no time…

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Healthy Christmas Baking: 4 Recipes to Keep You Jolly And Slim

Healthy Christmas Baking

Holiday temptations are everywhere. I find the best way to stay on track with eating during the holiday is to bring my own healthy treats when I go somewhere where I know I’ll be tempted. I prefer to know exactly what I’m putting in my body. It also helps me maintain my weight and not gain. I hope these well researched healthy Christmas recipes help you stay healthful and happy this holiday season while impressing your guests, friends, co-workers, etc. It was fun, and challenging, trying out so many clean eating dessert recipes! Eat, drink, and be merry with these 4 decadent yet healthful treat recipes…

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