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Brown Rice Caserecce | organic

Helloooo everyone! This morning I received my first package of goodies from Thrive Market, and couldn’t wait to incorporate something into a recipe to share with you all. This is like Christmas to me LOL. Since I am a huge fan of pastas and I am always looking for healthy alternatives to the high refined carbohydrates regular pasta gives, I decided on a brown rice pasta – Jovial Brown Rice Caserecce. This recipe is good for a quick dinner idea if you don’t have much time and also don’t want to eat out. Check it out:

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Why Meal Prepping Can Change Your Life | consistency

America has a gluttony issue. America has a portion problem.

Habitual healthy eating should never be stressful; it should be a part of our daily routine, as our hygiene is a part of our daily routine. I am going to take you through the meal prepping program that assisted me in losing close to 60 pounds, supplement free. It’s also not solely about the weight loss, at all. The weight is bound to come off with the lifestyle change. There are tons of diseases and ailments in the world that are acquired through years of continuous unhealthy eating.

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Buddy System? | accountability

“Most of the variation in life expectancy doesn’t come from “external factors,” like murder, but rather from medical causes, like heart disease and diabetes. The poor die early because they get sicker faster”

Derek Thompson

Thompson explains what happens when one is surrounded by unhealthy activities that are normalized where they reside. Obesity, drugs, smoking, unhealthy eating, and lack of exercise are all prevalent factors that are highly present in low income areas. These components critically contribute to one’s mental health, of course. Right!? Right. All cigarettes do is slow you down and put you at greater risk for many diseases out there. Metabolism rates slow down with lack of physical activity. I can go on for days. Not to mention that if you are eating bad, your desire to engage in physical activity declines rapidly.  Well, let me speak for myself. If I just finished eating two $1 cheeseburgers, fries, and a soda, (about $5 total, which in fact explains why people may prefer the convenience and instant gratification behind fast food over their long-term health) I AM NOT thinking about going to the gym. After that, I’m not thinking about doing much of anything but laying around. All of the unhealthy foods make me lazy and strips me of all of my energy :-( . Continue Reading

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Breaking Generational Curses Obama-Style | lifestyle

“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.”

First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch on February 9, 2010

The childhood obesity rates have heightened in the African American and Hispanic communities over the past decade. First Lady Michelle Obama created the “Let’s Move!” movement to address obesity in our youth worldwide, hoping to bring about a change in the way that our children grow up thinking in regards to food. This ultimately leads to a healthier and focused state of mind, which will hopefully result in holistic health and success in all areas of life. Continue Reading

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“I Don’t Know What To Eat” | fuel

“Vintage cars tend to be gas guzzlers, but human oldies are the opposite.”

Adriana Barton

Since we need less “fuel” as we age, it is highly imperative that we are seriously considering everything we consume, as everything plays an important role. Although it is never too early to begin taking our nutrition seriously, as we get older we must pay closer attention! I am using the words “as we get older”, simply because the article I am citing (via the quote above) is focusing on those 51+; HOWEVER, I am 26, and already on this train. Continue Reading

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Spaghetti | squash

Greetings! So I’m literally obsessed with spaghetti & all things Italian. L O V E! But we all know that carbohydrates turn into sugar which leads to excess fat; So, I had to think of a way to satisfy my heavy Italian pasta cravings without the heavy carbs! Here it is:


Yields 4 Servings

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You will need:

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 10 oz. Organic Italian Herb Pasta Sauce
  • 8 oz. fresh spinach, chopped
  • 8 oz. lean ground turkey
  • 4 oz. white onion, chopped
  • 4 oz. tomato, chopped
  • 2 oz. pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. lemon pepper
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes

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Recall | tuna fish

*Video courtesy of Newsy Newslook*

I know you guys remember last week when I mentioned albacore tuna not being the greatest consumption choice because of its high mercury content. Well, we now have more proof that the sterilization process of Bumble Bee tuna isn’t 100% effective.

Major point: Chicken of the Sea & Bumble Bee says tuna in oil and water have been recalled. Please educate yourself on the specifics of the chicken of the sea and bumble bee recalls to avoid contamination!

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