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The Facts About Flax 00

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....

What is the New Nordic Diet? 00

What is the New Nordic Diet?

What is the New Nordic Diet?

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Research suggests that the New Nordic diet may have heart-healthy benefits – reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and fostering weight loss.  Each year, Christmas at my in-laws begins with risengrød (a Danish rice porridge made with rice, milk, and vanilla topped with cinnamon and a pat of butter) for breakfast followed by a small Scandinavian gift (think Swedish Dala Horse,...

Heart Healthy Dessert Guide 00

Heart Healthy Dessert Guide

Heart Healthy Dessert Guide

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Turn up the oven or go the no-bake route – this heart healthy dessert guide will keep you focused on wholesome and nutritious ingredients!   A heart-healthy diet is one that is low in trans and saturated fat, sodium and added sugar. But that doesn’t mean you need to say buh bye to dessert! You simply need to get creative with the ingredients you choose – think beyond...

The Ketogenic Diet – Is it for You? 00

The Ketogenic Diet – Is it for You?

The Ketogenic Diet – Is it for You?

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The ketogenic diet is on the rise, but is it for you? Learn more about this high-fat, low-carb eating pattern including what to eat and what to avoid. The ketogenic (“keto”) diet has been getting a lot of attention among medical and nutrition communities and in the media – appearing in cookbooks, on podcasts, in magazines, and more. Customers at local coffee shops are trading...

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads 00

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

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You don’t need a fancy bread machine or advanced baking skills to make one of these delicious and healthy seed breads! There’s something about a slice of hearty, dense, whole grain bread packed with nutritious nuts and seeds and topped with nut butter, mashed avocado, or a fried egg that gives me the feels. The comforting homey ingredients of seed breads elicit a feeling of coziness,...

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Superfood Drinks for Heart Health

Superfood Drinks for Heart Health

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What you eat and drink matter when it comes to a healthy heart. Check out these antioxidant-rich superfood drinks that can help protect your heart! Heart disease is the number 1 killer in America. What you eat and drink can make all the difference. In honor of American Heart Month this February, I’m sharing few antioxidant-rich superfood drinks that can help protect your...

Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread 00

Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread

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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and everyone in Chicago is gearing up for next weekend’s dying of the Chicago river and annual parade! Which means I spent this weekend recipe testing to create the perfect gluten-free, vegan Irish soda bread! Irish soda bread is a quick bread made with baking soda as a leavening agent instead of yeast...

Healthy New Year Recipes 00

Healthy New Year Recipes

Healthy New Year Recipes

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The holidays are over and you’ve officially rung in the new year. Now what? Put those resolutions into practice with one of these healthy New Year recipes! While you may have survived the chaos of the holidays, you may not be proud of the food and drink choices you made along the way. Put the past behind you and start the New Year off on the right foot with one of these healthy New Year...

Best Plant-Based Cookbooks 00

Best Plant-Based Cookbooks

Best Plant-Based Cookbooks

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A heart-healthy diet is one rich in plants! You’re going to love the delicious recipes in these plant-based healthy cookbooks!  These plant-based cookbooks feature heart-healthy recipes by a variety of authors who specialize in different areas of nutrition expertise. But you don’t have to identify with a specific dietary need to enjoy them – these recipes are for...

Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit 00

Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

Holiday Shopping Emergency Snack Kit

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It’s coming whether we are ready or not!  This busy holiday season is upon us and, if you are like me, you will be frantically running around trying to get things done.  As we all know, malls and shopping centers are great places to shop for a variety of gifts, but they are also known for their unhealthy fast food restaurants, snacks, and food courts.  These places are traps for mindless...

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes 00

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides! But finding healthy Thanksgiving side dishes that you love as much as the classics can be tricky. Thanksgiving: a time to reconnect with long lost relatives, spend endless hours cooking in the kitchen, stand in line to get the best Black Friday deals, and enjoy countless games of football. No matter your Thanksgiving Day plan, intentions to make...

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Products I’m Loving

Products I’m Loving

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Every so often, I am blessed with the opportunity to sample a handful of noteworthy healthy food products on the market! And today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites!  Although I did receive complimentary samples for the following products, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences.  Bestowed New York-based...