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Chamomile Tea Benefits

Chamomile Plant: Chamomile Tea Benefits

What is chamomile? Chamomile is a plant that is part of the daisy family. It has tiny flowers and by comparison, large leaves. It is most commonly known for its soothing abilities. The flowers of this plant are the parts that are used the most for making teas, washes and salves...

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Dandelion Tea Benefits

Dandelion Tea Benefits: Dandelions in a field

Dandelions are usually considered weeds that grows plentiful throughout the yard. So, most homeowners go to great lengths and cost to eradicate this small yellow flower from their lawn. However, you'd be surprised to know there are numerous healing properties associated with this flower. Learn more about dandelion tea, how to prepare it and the benefits of drinking nature's herbal tonic...

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Sweet and Healthy Hibiscus Tea Benefits

Hibiscus flower

Tea is one of the most natural methods you can use to maintain your health and even help with some of the aspects of healing. Hibiscus tea in particular can be especially beneficial. Best known for its color and sweet flavor, hibiscus tea is sometimes combined with other teas in order to enhance the medicinal benefits or to enhance the taste of a bitter tea without adding sugar. Learn more about this sweet tea and how to prepare it...

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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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What is the Best Vegan Meal Delivery Service?

With all of the new meal delivery services out there, do any of them provide vegan only meals? I’ve spent some time some of the most popular ones like Blue Apron and Plated and while they most have vegetarian options, I’m not finding one that provides a robust vegan selection.

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Chia Seeds Recipes

Chia Seeds in bowl with fruit

If you ask me, chia seeds don’t really have a taste, but some might describe them as slightly nutty. Either way, they are an easy add in to smoothies or morning oat topper. They can even be used as an egg substitute or, drum roll please… can make the most delicious and satiating breakfast, snack or dessert all on their own. And, without further ado, here are two of my favorite chia seeds recipes for you to try out...

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Vegan Diet Plan: Making a Lifestyle Change

Raw vegetables

A vegan diet plan is a lifestyle choice that completely eliminates animal products from the diet as well as from the lifestyle. There are a vast number of reasons why individuals opt to eat a vegan diet. Below we will take a look at what the vegan diet plan is, including: foods that are “forbidden,” acceptable food substitutions and some key facts that everyone should know about a vegan lifestyle.

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7 Benefits of Cast Iron Skillets

Bacon in cast iron skillet

My mom gave me one of her cast iron pans and I'll admit, I've never used it. However, after researching and learning more about cast iron cookware benefits I'm a changed woman. The number of benefits of cast iron pans outweighs (literally) the cons and I think you'll see that too...

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Healthy Eating Plan: Week 1

Healthy eating plan written on notebook

I find that I am the most successful with eating healthy at home when I come up with a meal plan for the week ahead of time. I’ve tried many online recipes and found some things that have become staples in our house. Often, I tweak recipes I grew up with to make them healthier (or at least less processed!). I’ve been playing a lot with gluten-free recipes lately too and have found a few that are pretty tasty. So, to help you succeed in a healthy eating plan, I figured why not put two weeks of my favorite meals I’ve found in one place so you can have a varied meal plan that will help you eat fresh, non processed food, at home, for two full weeks. I’ll do this in 2 parts so it isn’t insanely long...

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