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Baby Steps to Going Organic: Is it Really Worth the Cost?

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Despite the conflicting messages we are often exposed to about fitness and food, this much is clear: exercising and eating clean go hand-in-hand in working towards a healthy lifestyle. I think for many people, including myself, eating well is fine and dandy, but it usually falls by the wayside when schedules get busy, and it can carry with it particularly stubborn habits that are hard to break.

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Mason Jar Lunches

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Hey fellow dilettantes! Can you believe we’re entering into our last week of summer vacation?! For me, this summer has seemed to be the fastest one yet, probably because my co-op job has taken up 90% of my life for the past 15 weeks. This upcoming week will also be my last week of co-op, and with projects to finish up and things to get in line, I don’t want to have to worry about the little things, i.e. making my lunch in the morning when my eyes are still half-closed. Continue reading

Lettuce Wrap Goodness

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Welcome to summer! I know that was already nine days ago, but the weather here was so disappointing (and by that I mean rainy and cold) that I couldn’t bring myself to accept that the season had arrived. ┬áBut yesterday and today have been so hot and sunny! So now I will say it is summer.

With the hot weather, it’s nice to be able to make a cold meal instead of a hot one, plus I’ve always wanted to try making lettuce wraps, so I finally decided to do it. Continue reading

Rethinking the Energy Bar

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When I started to work out on a regular basis a couple of years ago, I wanted to fuel up beforehand so I could perform the best that I could. The simplest answer to me was energy bars, so I went to the local grocery store and picked some up. I definitely noticed the energy boost that they gave me, but I’ve also learned a lot since then and so now I want to unravel some of the truth behind energy bars. Continue reading

The Better and Badder Cauliflower “Mac-and-Cheese”

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Hello there! Hope you all had a good post-Easter week. After filling up on all of those Easter dinners, I figured this was a good time to tone things back to some lighter, simple eating with this week’s amazing recipe for mac-and-cheese – the cauliflower way. Continue reading

Eat Your Seeds!

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Happy Easter Sunday! I assume that you all, like me, have enough chocolate now to last until Halloween? I’m pretty sure I’ll be pawning off most of mine to my sister. A busy Easter weekend has also meant little time to prepare this post, and the fact that there is actually sun and warmth outside today means that this post will be, well, lets say economical. =) Continue reading

The Healthy Cookie – and it’s Delicious!

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IMG_2327Now I know what you’re thinking, a healthy version of anything yummy typically means bland and unsweetened and nothing anybody would want to eat by choice. I’d have to say I agree as well, but when I came across a 3-ingredient healthy cookie recipe I had to be optimistic. While it was certainly edible and definitely healthy, I found myself struggling to finish the second cookie because it was so basic and, to be honest, tasteless. I thought to myself, there has to be a way to make healthy treats delicious, and so I set out to do just that, to make a cookie that people would actually want to eat.

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