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Almond Milk

Almond Milk

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I have had a number of questions recently regarding almond milk and whether or not it should be used in place of cow’s milk in people’s diets. Here is everything you need to know about almond milk: Almond milk is made from, you guessed it, almonds. Similar to soy milk, almond milk acts as a cow’s milk substitute; it contains no cholesterol and is lactose-free and soy-free....

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Coconut Water

Coconut Water

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If you haven’t yet noticed, one of the latest trend at your local grocery store yet is coconut water. Coconut water is extracted from young green coconuts before the coconut ages and turns into a brown coconut when the water turns into the hard white meat we commonly think of when referring to the inside of a coconut. Coconut water is extremely popular in the tropics for its refreshing...

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Chocolate Chia Energy Bars

Chocolate Chia Energy Bars

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I came across this recipe for Raw Chocolate Chia Energy Bars in the January issue of Vegetarian Times magazine. It sounded very similar to Larabars, which are one of my favorite on-the-go snacks! Chocolate Chia Energy Bars vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients 1...

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Lettuce Varieties

Lettuce Varieties

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When selecting lettuce at the supermarket, you always want to choose darker greens over lighter colored ones. The darker the leaf, the higher the nutrient content. Here’s a quick tutorial of the different lettuce varieties out there to help you select the best lettuce for your next salad! Romaine – romaine lettuce has large, crisp leaves that provide a crunchy texture sharp flavor...

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How to cut fennel

How to cut fennel

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Indigenous to the Mediterranean, fennel is closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander. It is an aromatic and flavorful herb with a crunchy, slightly sweet flavor. The white bulb on the end is most commonly used in cooking, but the stalk, leaves, and seeds can also be used. I used my first fennel bulb when I made Vegetable Phyllo Rolls. I chopped off the bulb and discarded the the...

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My First Green Monster!

My First Green Monster!

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After jealously drooling over everyone’s Green Monster smoothies I finally had the guts to make my own! I stuck with the very basics: fresh spinach, a frozen banana, and vanilla soymilk. I loaded it all into my Magic Bullet and voila! Suprising REALLY tasty! It made for the perfect dessert to some leftover pasta for dinner. Now that I was finally brave enough to try it, I can’t wait...

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Favorite Larabar Flavors

Favorite Larabar Flavors

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Check out these new Larabar flavors I tried this week! First of all, I was really uncertain about the Pistachio because I am not a pistachio person and was certain I would hate it. However, because it was a blend of dates, pistachios, and cashews, it was actually really good! I enjoyed it WAY more than I anticipated. Secondly, the Peanut Butter and Jelly flavor is one of my new favorites, it...

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Larabars!!!

Larabars!!!

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When I got home from work this package was waiting for me! Larabar sent me a variety pack of some new flavors to try out! Everything from Peanut Butter and Jelly to Cashew Cookie; Im so excited to try them all I don’t know where to start! I will definitely keep you all posted as to which are my favs as I make my way through the box! Any recommendations on what flavor to try...

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The Facts About Flax

The Facts About Flax

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Trying to get a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids but sick of dealing with fish oil capsules everyday? Flaxseed is the perfect alternative! These tiny seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, phytoestrogen, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Sound too scientific for you? Don’t worry, you’ll be a flaxseed expert in no time! Flaxseed is extremely rich in omega-3 fatty acids....

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Top 20 Grab-and-Go Snacks

Top 20 Grab-and-Go Snacks

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Stay energized throughout your busiest days with these portable healthy snacks ideas! Create your own trail mix Hard boil eggs in advance Mix fresh or frozen berries into low-fat or fat-free yogurt Cut reduced fat cheese into cubes or try a cheese stick Make a sandwich with lean turkey or chicken breast Choose whole grain crackers Pop some low-fat popcorn Take a handful of pretzels Grab a...

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7 Foods That Will Give You Energy!

7 Foods That Will Give You Energy!

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When rainy days take cause energy levels to plunge or a long day at work leaves you feeling completely exhausted, remember that what you eat directly affects your energy levels. Eat Chic is here to tell you that you can actually have more energy by eating the right foods! By choosing foods that are high in complex carbohydrates, healthy fat, and choc full of vitamins and minerals you can make it...

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What’s on the Market?

What’s on the Market?

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Spring is in the air and it’s time to start thinking about seasonal produce! Don’t be intimidated by unfamiliar fruits and vegetables; with these simple rules you will become a pro at buying spring produce in no time! Check out these fresh, vibrant fruits and vegetables this season: Asparagus – Look for asparagus that is thin in diameter (about the diameter of a pencil or...