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The 5 Best Natural Personal Care Brands

  Whether you are trying to live greener, use healthier products for your body and home, or support companies that share your values, it is important to really look at the companies you purchase from. Every dollar you spend is a vote for what you value in a company and they should be spent accordingly. Below are five companies that make natural products for your home and body that are worth trying. All of these companies are meticulous about their…

The Best Lasagna

If you are looking for classic comfort food then looking no further. This is my best lasagna recipe, I go to this first thing whenever I get a craving for Italian food. Try this easy homemade marinara sauce to really make this dish special. Try this one out, I'm sure you'll love it! The Best Lasagna Makes about 12 servings   Ingredients 16 oz ricotta cheese 2 lbs ground beef 12 oz chopped spinach 6 oz parmesan cheese grated 6 oz…

Homemade Shepherds Pie

  When I am really craving homestyle comfort food, Shepherd’s Pie does the trick perfectly. It’s meaty, flavorful and savory and really warms my soul. I love that I can make a large batch and have leftovers for the next few days, which is perfect for a busy week. This recipe does require a bit of time, but it is so worth it and is easy to make. It is all made from scratch and you are in control of…

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Best Fitness Apps to Download Right Now

  Whether you are a health nut or new to the fitness scene, it can be difficult some days to find motivation to workout. You have a million reasons not to exercise (pssst…. we know they don’t matter)... you don’t have time, it sounds boring, it’s uncomfortable, you’d rather stay in bed. It would be easier if we were actually looking forward to exercising, wouldn’t it? What if you could change your attitude towards fitness forever and get in shape…

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Getting Started: A Fitness Checklist

fitness checklist If you’ve seen any ads for fitness companies, it seems like you need the latest clothes, fabulous accessories and technology and a membership to a trendy gym with a personal trainer. How else will you get those 6 pack abs to show off? In the real world, you do not have to spend a fortune to get in amazing shape. So long as your clothes and accessories are comfortable and functional, you can be well on your way…

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Quiche: The Perfect Brunch

  Want to impress friends and family with an amazing brunch? Try a quiche. These are a classic brunch meal; they are fluffy, savory and so filling. It sounds fancy and everyone will think you spent hours working on it! I can’t ever decide on fillings and one never seems enough, so this recipe will make 2 quiches, one spinach and one bacon. Feel free to modify this to use your favorite ingredients and cheeses.   These are easy to make…

Take Your Workout to the Next Level: Interval Training 101

I have good news and bad news for you. Good news…. If you hate spending hours doing cardio, then you will love this. Bad news…. That “I don’t have time to exercise” excuse you keep using is getting chucked out the window for good.   What if I told you that you could: Burn Fat Improve Metabolic Health Improve Muscular Endurance Reduce your Risk for Diabetes Burn Calories After your Workout And Improve Cardiovascular Health All in a 20 –…

Protein Packed Steel Cut Oats

I love how warm and delicious steel cut oats are in the morning. They're fun to experiment with to suit your cravings, and they're so easy to make. I came up with this recipe while trying to find a way to add more protein into my diet and was very pleased with the results! The oats are cooked like normal with protein added towards the end to keep them smooth and flavorful. I use a vanilla protein which adds a…

50 Tips to Start Losing Weight

Losing weight can seem daunting but here are 50 tips that you can implement right now to get started on the right track! Eat less Move more Eat slower, this will help you realize when you are full Drink more water Eat less junk and more real food Try Interval Training Find a physical activity you enjoy Eat less sugar Go for a walk every day Eat more fiber and protein Take your own lunch to work Get enough sleep…

Perfect Paleo Salmon Patties

Having a delicious seafood meal doesn’t have to be expensive. These paleo salmon patties are so easy to make, will satisfy your seafood craving, and best of all it’s good for you! This recipe is paleo and gluten free but can be modified with regular or almond flour. I use a high quality canned salmon and organic peppers and eggs. My favorite canned salmon is Wild Planet Wild Alaskan Salmon. The salmon is sustainably caught and packed in a BPA…