Flourless Oat and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Love oatmeal and/or peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies?  You are in for a treat, my friend.  These scrumptious snacks are gluten free, lactose free, and very low in sugar.  They are also a piece of cake to make.

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Green Get-Glowing Vegan Soup

Ready to get glowing and lean with this green, flavorful, light, satisfying and scrumptious soup?  Its an easy one to make (throw everything in a pot, let it simmer for a bit, then emulsify and you are good to go).  Its also gluten/grain free, lactose free, sugar free, paleo, and vegan.

How to whip up this wonderful dish…

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Healthy Small Bites for Snacking

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Most of the items on offering for usual snacking, as well as know, are not great for ones health.  Chips, candy, even most granola bars which, though claim to be healthy, are loaded with sugar and carbs.

Here is a list of snacks you can feel good about reaching for, which dont hit your health with the damage that most of the others out there do:

 

The chocolate on these crunchy almonds is surprisingly delicious.  Rich, decadent, though a healthy snack for nibbling on.  So yum.

 

These bars are my favorite to date.  They are chewy, oatey, and gluten free.  The triple berry flavor is also delish.

 

This stuff is AMAZING with Greek yogurt.  I cant get enough.

 

Like Goldfish or Cheezits, but without the grain/gluten/wheat!

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Paleo Fish Tacos

Tacos are one of the best dishes on the planet.  However, in consuming a diet largely void of grains/wheat/bread, this makes continuing my love affair with said hand held treat a tough one.  However, to my relief and thrill, I found the most delicious recipe.  Granted, these are more toastados than taco, but man oh man, are they tasty.  Totally on par with and hitting the taco spot, though without the bad-for-your-body ingredients.

Grain/gluten free, lactose free, sugar free, these are a homey, scrumptious meal that is also awesome for your health!

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Fluffy Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best wintertime treat, no question.  Well, aside from say, chocolate mousse.  Chocolate chip cookies are one of those much loved, classic, quintessential desserts on every table with a truly inclusive spread of sweet treats. Personally, they are one of my favorites.  Especially when freshly baked out of the oven, and the chocolate is still just a tad melty.  Oh boy.

I was skeptical on making these coconut flour (aka gluten/grain free) chocolate chip cookies, worrying they would be dry, or weirdly textured.  They weren’t.  Tasted just like the real deal.  A fluffy, cakey textured chocolate chip cookie.  Yum.  These are the new much obsessed over dessert in our home at the moment.  Try them yourself and see.  You wont be disappointed.

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Our increase in noise pollution, and why this is a problem.

Take a listen on your commute home via bus, train, subway, etc.  Or, the next time of stepping out into the city street, pause to listen close.  Sometimes, the noises we hear are natural and relatively benign, such as a car whooshing past, or the sound of a person walking alongside of you, the gentle rustling of leaves, birds chirruping, or a train click clacking over tracks in arrival.

More frequently, the noise(s) are growing more substantial and grating.  This can include sounds such as (though not limited to): horns blaring, the melody (or more often, jarring vibrations) of entitled people who, nowadays and often, have decided that because they want to hear a particular song or type of music, we all do.  Thus, blasting it from their phones or even portable speakers as they walk down the road past or even worse, sit/stand next to us on the train.  More nagging noises can include cell phones dinging, producing all manner of loud sounds while people play games or text, all of which is audible and even disturbing.  As well as those colleagues who sit near to you and play their personal radios aloud, all day long.

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Noise, to a real degree, is an inescapable aspect of life, especially within city living.  However, sometimes these are normal, relatively ignorable sounds.  Just as frequently though, they are the actions of others imposing their noise and ultimately, their narrative, on us.  All whether we like it or not.

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Drink me! The best sips for superb health.

water

Water.  Seems so obvious that it isn’t worth mentioning, but, the vast majority of us do not drink nearly enough.  In fact, most people going through their days at least semi-dehydrated and not knowing it.  Drinking water is crucial to maintain all your bodies systems in functioning properly.  It energizes your muscles.  Water keeps your skin moist and supple.  It maintains normal bowel functioning, as well as keeps your kidneys working well.

 

green tea

Green tea is grand for your health in countless ways.  It can improve brain function and help make you sharper, increases fat burning and improves physical performance, may lower risks of certain types of cancer, can decrease your risk of Alzheimer and Parkinson, improves dental health, assists in strengthening immune system, can help lower risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as many extend life.  This is a drink worth acquiring a taste for on a daily basis.

 

milks

Non dairy milks.  Think almond, cashew, coconut milk, and macadamia milk.  Just beware loads of added sugar.  Go with unsweetened versions.  These are loaded with good for your body fats and ingredients which help your body function at its best.

 

pomegranate

Pomegranate Juice.  This one packs an antioxidant punch.  Research shows it may help prevent inflammation, heart disease, and cancer.  Its also great for your skin.  Just beware, many pomegranate juices have loads of added sugar.  You want pure pomegranate juice, nothing else.

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Throwback: Top 5 Recipes in every category.

Hi all you fabulous fellow foodies,

In tune with the New Year and all the resolutions swirling about in peoples minds and intention towards their healthiest, best selves in 2019, here are some personal top 5 most loved recipes in each Sweet. Raw. Free. category!

Note: Click the name of any recipe to be taken to its corresponding recipe page!

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One is Company

We live in a culture of FOMO. Frequently cramming schedules to overflowing, whether said appointments truly nourish and fulfill us or not, because busyness feels important.  Being busy can lend one a sense of feeling worthy.

On a slightly separate though similar thought, rarely is one ever truly alone.  Our lives are those in which everywhere and anywhere we go, we are continually surrounded by others.  At home, with our family, roommates, friends, or romantic partner. On the bus or train, crowded by people.  At work, a continued clustering of others, ever around us.  Potentially spending a significant portion of our day on the phone, or communicating and navigating interactions with others in all manner of other modes (whether email, social media, texting, etc).  The majority of our time is spent in communication with and around other people.

Anywhere we might go, even if deciding to enjoy such on our own (without bringing along a companion), is still overflowing with others. Whether the library, a restaurant or café, out on a walk, to the park or gym, there will be a plethora of other people abound.

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A Over Crowded Office.

For a significant number of people throughout our culture, aloneness is associated with being a “loser.” As though if one chooses their own company, it must be because there is simply no alternative. That this could never possibly be a preferable choice if one had a truly fulfilled and awesome life.  As if ever being surrounded by others is the only ideal, normal, and best way of being.  Many people feel depressed at such a thought (as spending time with oneself), distressed, or even afraid to be alone with themselves. As though this indicates a deficit or lacking in us somehow.

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How Sitting all day Destroys Your Health

With the ever increasing rise of digital technology, as well as administrative and desk jobs having become a primary job type, sitting has become the most common posture in the workplace and the one we tend to adapt for most of our day (studies show most desk workers spend an average of 10 hours per day sitting).

What is so bad about this for our health?

It turns out, a lot.

The human body and skeleton isn’t designed to be sitting, immobile, inactive, and hunched over all day.  Its actually designed to stand, move, run, walk, bend, sprint, stretch, essentially to be in action the majority of the time.

The way we have developed in terms of daily use of our bodies (or, not) is in stark contrast to both our optimal health and the ways our bodies are meant to function and move.

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