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VANILLA GREEN HEMP SEED SMOOTHIE

Makes about 2 (8-ounce) servings This is an energizing way to start your day or give yourself a midday boost, especially with the vanilla hemp protein powder. I really like adding dates (without pits, of course) to any smoothie—they…
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Food for Thought

“I look fat today. He didn’t call me back because he probably met someone better.  She’s so much prettier than me.  I’m not smart enough to start my own business.  I’ll never be good enough.”   Does any of this sound…
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SMOOTH-OUT SMOOTHIE

Makes about 2 (8-ounce) servings There are a few things I like about this smoothie: First of all, yum. The pineapple really counteracts the kale. Kale is SO GOOD FOR YOU, but it can taste bitter if you don’t blend it with a sweet…
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“I DON’T LIKE SALAD ENOUGH, SO I’LL DRINK THIS INSTEAD” SMOOTHIE

Makes about 2 (8-ounce) servings Here’s a basic, great-way-to-start-your-day smoothie. The kale, spinach, celery, and cucumber offer the nutritional equivalent of jamming a salad into your cup, but the result doesn’t taste too veggie-y…
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Sweet Autumn Soup

This fall, eat more winter squash (like the delicious kabocha) and apples! Whether you get these powerful beauty foods through the sweet soup below, or you whip up your own creations, they’ll be working hard to heal remaining summer skin…
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Smoothie Tips

•   Cut up your fruits/veggies the night before and stash them in containers so you don’t have to do prep work in the morning. •   Even though they’re a little pricier, I recommend buying organic fruits and vegetables as often…
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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE: MOVING BEYOND SALT AND PEPPER

I’m a total spice girl. If I were in the Spice Girls, I’d be Spicy Spice. It’s not just a matter of taste; the spice thing helps me to eat healthy because I need a ton of flavor. Plus, spices are super affordable and you can throw them…
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Healthy Chocolate Bar Desserts

These aren’t your normal sugar laden, chocolate bars instead these are made with healthy simple ingredients that will satisfy your sweet cravings, no guilt involved. A peanut bar, which tastes like a Snickers as well as a coconut bar and…
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PICKING AND STORING YOUR PRODUCE, AN ALPHABETICAL GUIDE (N - Z)

Okra: They should be a little bendy in your hand but not completely soft. Early fall is the ideal time for okra. Refrigerate them unwashed for two to three days or freeze for months. Onions: Whether yellow, white, or red, onion skins…
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PICKING AND STORING YOUR PRODUCE, AN ALPHABETICAL GUIDE (E – M)

Eggplant: So good to cook with. You can pick the classic ones with a dark-purple jewel color or give white or speckled varieties a try. Ripe eggplants should feel firm and smooth. They're available year-round, but July to October is peak…