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  • Mmmm Delish! - P&C Cookies

    Posted: Nov 23 2015

    Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip Cookies for the Win!   Be the hero of Thanksgiving and bring some healthy desserts that taste amazing. Easily trick the kiddos (and dads) with these oh so healthy and tasty treats! The sweet pumpkin and bitter dark chocolate make for a nice pair.These cookies' whole-wheat base with flaxseed meal adds a nice bite and some omega-3s to boot. Here's what you'll need: 12 Ingredients 2 cups whole-wheat flour1/2 cup flaxseed meal (optional; if omitted, add 1/2 cup flour)1 teaspoon baking soda3/4 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)1 1/2 cups sugar1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature1 cup canned pumpkin1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla3/4 cup dark chocolate chips       Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt (if using) together in medium size bowl....
  • You Should be Eating These 4 Superfoods

    Posted: Aug 01 2015

    If you want to improve your general health and simultaneously defy aging, incorporate these 4 Superfoods into your daily routine. Superfoods are foods that work as nutrient powerhouses, stocked full of different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols. Understanding and then incorporating the health benefits of Superfoods into your daily life will bring you vitality, longevity, improve your appearance and reduce the possibility of disease.    Kale This leafy green goodness is the quintessential Superfood due to its high contents of vitamins A, C, B, E and K, as well as an overabundance of antioxidants, which prohibit cancer by protecting your body’s cells. Moreover, kale contains high contents of potassium, iron, magnesium, folate, fiber, and calcium; with minimal carbohydrates, sodium and cholesterol, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The main benefits of kale are to protect the body against cancer, promote heart health, protect bones from osteoporosis and help...
  • Protect your skin from Photoaging!

    Posted: May 12 2015

    Beware! Did you know even while indoors your skin is at risk of harmful UV rays known to cause premature aging? We think we know it all when it comes to protecting our skin from the sun. Most of us do a pretty good job at applying sunscreen regularly when we known our skin will be exposed. But what you are probably not doing is applying sunscreen while indoors, relying on the logic that because you are inside your skin is not directly exposed to the sun. There’s really no need, right? Wrong! Even indoors your skin is repeatedly exposed to harmful UV rays, known as photoaging, from both the sun and artificial UV sources which cause aging. Whether you are indoors or outdoors you need to be wearing sunscreen if you truly want to protect the skin you’re in! So what is photoaging?  According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “Photoaging...
  • Eat These Foods and Naturally Boost Your Energy Level

    Posted: Apr 22 2015

      Eat these foods to fight fatigue naturally and boost your energy levels both short and long term. What you eat truly does affect how you feel and how much energy you have throughout the day, so it’s important to make sure you are feeding your body the right foods to be naturally energized all day long rather than having to rely on unhealthy alternatives such as coffee throughout the day and energy drinks, risking over-caffeinating and dehydrating yourself.    1. Maca Powder Maca Powder will increase your energy in no time. Notorious for its stamina-boosting benefits, maca powder is a root derived from the radish family and is most commonly consumed in powder form available at any natural foods store. The high nutrient content is what makes maca a true super food that improves one’s energy and increases one’s stamina within days of consuming. According to the executive of...
  • Too Many Hot Cocos or Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Drink More Water!

    Posted: Dec 23 2014

      As I’m sure we are all aware, water is a great weight loss remedy, especially during the holiday season! Use water as your secret weapon to bypass sugary drinks and keep your stomach full so you don’t over eat. Water in general should be your go-to year round as it not only promotes weight loss it beautifies you from the inside out. Try drinking a lot of water before meals to not only give your skin a nice kick of hydration and a glowing complexion, but it will fill your stomach up so that you are fuller, faster, ensuring that you don’t overeat as many of us tend to do during the holidays. Water will actually reduce your hunger (a natural appetite suppressant) and it will simultaneously raise your metabolism, allowing you to burn fat and calories faster.

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