Best Natural Hand Creams for Dishpan Hands

Best Natural Hand Creams for Dishpan Hands

f you want a recommendation for a hand lotion, ask a chef. Between washing our hands constantly before and during cooking and washing dishes, pots, and pans, after, we know a thing or too about dry skin and chapped hands. Hate perfumey scented lotions and a bunch of added chemicals? We do too. Not only are artificial scents distracting in the kitchen, but those perfumey flavors and chemicals could end up…

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Best Gluten-free Food Products

Best Gluten-free Food Products

As you’ve probably noticed while grocery shopping, gluten-free products have exploded. If you were gluten-free only a few years ago, you would have had to to seek out a speciality health food store, and would probably be pretty disappointed by your options.

But now gluten-free products are available in nearly every store. Is the gluten-free alternative always healthier? Not necessarily…

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The Healthiest Foods at Trader Joes

The Healthiest Foods at Trader Joes

I tend to talk about grocery shopping a lot.  Sometimes it's about making a Kitchen Inventory List or a Meal Plan and sometimes its chatting about alternative methods of getting ingredients like a CSA).  That's because when it comes to healthy eating, cooking is only half of the equation.  It's also important to be able to fit the timing and logistics of buying your food into your week in order to maintain healthy eating habits with ease…

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8 Ways to Add Protein to Your Smoothie

8 Ways to Add Protein to Your Smoothie

One of my all-time most popular recipes is my Chocolate Hemp Shake, a simple smoothie that packs 18 grams of protein but uses no protein powders!  A combination of hemp seeds and almond butter (along with small amounts of protein from the other ingredients) easily reaches that number without needing to add additional supplements.

But that's not the only way to add more protein to your workout shake.  Here's a list of 8…

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My Favorite Store-bought Fermented Foods

My Favorite Store-bought Fermented Foods

I love geeking out about digestion, whether it's sharing tips for optimal gut health or creative ways to get ginger into your diet.  One easy way to possibly improve your gut health is to add live probiotic-rich fermented foods into your diet.  If the idea of fermenting crocks of sauerkraut in your root cellar seems archaic or terrifying (or just not practical in the moment), I thought I'd share my go-to living fermented foods at the store and how I use them...

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My Review of the Instant Pot for Healthy Cooking

My Review of the Instant Pot for Healthy Cooking

If you've been on social media at all in the past few months, you've probably seen something about a kitchen appliance called the Instant Pot.  It's an electrical pot that's billed as a combination slow cooker and pressure cooker and claims to do a whole host other things like steam veggies, cook eggs, and even bake a cake.  It seems like such a multi-functional tool that can save space while making dinner prep faster, easier, and more fool-proof...

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How to find legit supplements

How to find legit supplements

Probably like many of you, I don't love taking medication (while of course, still being grateful for its existence!).  If there's a lifestyle change I can make instead of taking a daily pill, you better believe I'm going to give it a shot, whether that's sleeping off a cold instead of taking cold medicine or even trying to adapt my exercise habits and screen time to avoid taking sleeping pills.  Partially it's my sensitivity to drug side effects, part of it is due to the high cost of medication, and just a bit is...

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