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Green Smoothie Overnight Oats [vegan + gluten-free] • Healthy Helper – Health Article

The perfect combination of two healthy breakfasts…overnight oats and a green smoothie! High fiber, vegan, gluten-free, and no added sugar. Full of nutrients to keep you going all day long. I love convenience. Whether it’s trying out a new meal delivery service or using my Keurig to make a quick cup of coffee when I’m running late in the morning. Convenience sometimes costs bit more, but to me TIME is the most costly thing and I do not want to…

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Vegan Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Brownies with No Added Sugar – Health Article

Deliciously fudgy, vegan brownies will be your new favorite sweet treat! These Double Chocolate Brownies are so rich and chocolatey that you’d never guess they were HEALTHY! Gluten-free, no sugar added, and SO drool-worthy. Brownies are probably one of my favorite desserts. I am not much of a cake person. But give me a dense, delicious, fudgy brownie and I am in heaven! And being a total chocolate lover as well, brownie just seem like the perfect sweet treat to…

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23 Things to Buy on Amazon Prime RIGHT NOW • Healthy Helper – Health Article

A roundup of MUST HAVE products from Amazon Prime. Great deals and steals in honor of PRIME DAY! PRIME DAY happens every July. Christmas in July, anyone? But unfortunately this year, it’s been postponed indefinitely. That doesn’t mean I can’t share some amazing deals that I’ve come across recently. Even if there is no specific day for it this year…the PRIME DEALS DON’T STOP. To be honest, I was resisted becoming a Prime member for a long time. I thought…

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5 popular diets explained – the nutritionist’s guide – Health Article

Keto, sirtfood, paleo – just how many popular diets are there? And which ones are actually good for you? We spoke to nutritionist Rick Hay, who helps us set the record straight on five trendy diets There are a plethora of diets out there, it seems as if a new one is made popular everyday. Diets for weight loss, diets for fat loss, diets for reducing appetite, diets for reducing bloating, diets for better skin – I could go on. All…

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11 Beautiful Blueberry Recipes from Healthy Helper – Health Article

A roundup of beautiful recipes featuring the seasonal fruit delight: BLUEBERRIES! Bursting with color and flavor, these recipes are healthy, full of antioxidants, and perfect for using the bounty of blueberry season. Blueberries have been SO good lately. Probably because we are in PEAK blueberry season. So it definitely makes sense! 😉 Most of the year I buy frozen blueberries, but in the summer, fresh is the way to go because they are perfectly plump, ripe, and juicy. Since I’ve…

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Blueberry Oat Bites [vegan + gluten-free] • Healthy Helper – Health Article

Soft oat bites with all the taste and sweetness of fresh blueberries. Bursting with flavor, rich in antioxidants, and full of fiber. Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and no added sugar! Today is a special day, friends! We’re having a celebration. A party of sorts. A BLUEBERRY BONANZA to be exact! Blueberries are one of my favorite summer fruits. I buy frozen blueberries all year round, but during the summer months, fresh blueberries can’t be beat. Not only is it a great…

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Monthly Favorites for June 2020 from Healthy Helper – Health Article

A roundup of my current favorite products, links, and things from around the web! Check out the list and find some new things to try for yourself. June was a good month. Some level of normalcy has returned. I got into the grad school program I applied to (more on that below!). Took a spontaneous trip to Annapolis for a little R&R by the water. And overall, it was just a really fun, really great month. Such a breath of…

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Chewy Blueberry Cinnamon Granola [vegan + gluten-free] • Healthy Helper – Health Article

Sweet blueberries pair with fragrant cinnamon in this chewy, flavorful granola! Perfect for munching as a healthy, delicious snack or quick breakfast on the go. Vegan and gluten-free with no added sugars. Ya know what’s lacking on my blog? BLUEBERRY RECIPES. Going through my recipe page the other day, I noticed how few blueberry recipes I have! I’ve got apples, bananas, peaches, and all sorts of orange recipes featured prominently…but hardly anything is blueberries. This is surprising because I LOVE…

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Red, White, and Blue Recipes for the Fourth of July – Health Article

The ultimate patriotic recipe roundup for the Fourth of July! Celebrate our nation with this list of red, white, and blue recipes from around the web. All healthy, delicious, and incredibly festive! Green and red for Christmas. Orange and black for Halloween. Pastels for Easter. I just love when holidays have specific color themes! It makes it so much more fun to decorate and prepare food for. The Fourth of July is no exception! Who doesn’t love making beautiful red,…

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Vanilla Almond Bread with Dates & Goat Cheese • Healthy Helper – Health Article

Sweet fruits and aromatic vanilla lend their flavors to this incredible bread! Savory goat cheese adds delicious creaminess, sliced almonds add the perfect amount of crunch, and candy-like dates are spread throughout every slice. Whole-grain and naturally sweetened this unique loaf only TASTES rich and indulgent! Where do I even begin with this recipe? I don’t consider myself a master baker or anything like that, but I certainly like think I have some natural ability when it comes to making…

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10 Super Healthy Soups and Stews You Have to Try • Healthy Helper – Health Article

Enjoy soup season to the fullest with these 10 delicious, healthy soups and stews. Full of nutrients and perfect for one pot, easy meals all week long! Even though National Soup Month is has (sadly) ended, that doesn’t mean the soup train can’t keep rolling on! Especially since it’s still winter, still freezing, and soup sounds good to me almost ANY time of year. I love soup. There is something so comforting and warming about a big bowl of soup…

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EASY Vegan Mac n’ Cheese [gluten-free + grain-free] • Healthy Helper – Health Article

The easiest, cheesiest vegan mac n’ cheese you’ll ever make! Tastes just like a classic boxed mixed but is dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and 100% vegan. Plant-based products have come a LONG way in recent years. Long gone are the days of tasteless, chewy veggie burgers being the only options for people wanting to eat vegetarian or vegan. And frankly, I think it’s awesome! While I’m not vegan myself, I can definitely appreciate the benefits (health, environmental, ethical, or otherwise) of…

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NO-FAIL Cauliflower Crust Pizza [gluten-free + grain-free] • Healthy Helper – Health Article

The only cauliflower crust recipe you’ll ever need! High protein, gluten-free, grain-free, and only TWO ingredients. This truly is the no-fail pizza crust recipe that anyone can make! When I first created this recipe back in 2017, cauliflower was JUST starting to gain popularity. Now, more than 3 years later it’s STILL having a moment. People thought I was crazy for making a “cauliflower crust” pizza back then….especially one this simple! Most people who tried to make complicated cauli-pizzas ended…

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Healthy eating – What Instagram yoga star Hannah Barrett eats in a day – Health Article

Want healthy eating tips for the real world? In today’s ‘What I eat in a day’ episode, Healthista quizzes Hannah Barrett aka @yoga_girl_london on her daily food hacks Hannah Barrett, or Yoga Girl London as she is known in the Instagram world, is a mother of two, whose aim is to share the incredible benefits of yoga with as many people as she can – and in the cutest way possible too as many of her videos involve her gorgeous children…

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15 Healthy Good for Your Gut Recipes • Healthy Helper – Health Article

A round up of delicious recipes with ‘good for your gut’ ingredients that will promote gut and digestive health.  One of the biggest health issues I hear people complain about nowadays is some sort of gut or digestive problem. While I am all about taking natural supplements for different ailments or to bolster your diet, there are some that I think are a waste of money because they’ve been marketed as a catchall to solve ALL your problems. One of…

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Low-Fat Vegan Chocolate Pudding Pie [gluten-free + sugar-free] – Health Article

Your pie dreams have come true with this healthy Chocolate Pudding Pie recipe! Creamy, delicious chocolate pudding finds a home within a gluten-free, vegan, naturally-sweetened crust. The heavenly mix of textures and rich taste will have you smiling all the way through your slice (or two!)! One of my dreams is to one day have a HUGE party where all my friends I’ve met from travel and social media around the world can attend and meet each other in person.…

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The Ultimate Wellness Junkie’s Gift Guide • Healthy Helper – Health Article

The ultimate round-up of gifts for the wellness junkie or healthy living enthusiast in your life. Everything they’ll want and need to live their best life possible and go into to the new year feeling great! We all of have that one family member. The weirdo who is OBSESSED with all things healthy and wellness. They like trying new workout classes, strolling down health food store aisles, and always want to try the latest and greatest self-care rituals. In my…

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November 2019 • Healthy Helper – Health Article

A roundup of my current favorite products, links, and things from around the web! Check out the list and find some new things to try for yourself. Thanksgiving is over and so is my 25th birthday! Full steam ahead into December and the new year. Crazy how everything creeps up on us so fast! Thankfully I have my Christmas shopping (mostly) done. So now I can just sort of sit back and enjoy the last month of the year. Here’s…

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25 Healthy Appetizers for the Holidays – Health Article

A roundup of healthy appetizers to make for the holidays or just for entertaining in general. Vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly options your guests will LOVE. I’ll just put it right out there….HOW is Thanksgiving over and December is next week?! Not only has the second half of this year FLOWN by, but November has pretty much disappeared before my eyes. Lots of work projects, my 25th birthday, Thanksgiving…all over and now we’re onto December. Good thing I got most of…

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Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Pancakes | Healthy Helper – Health Article

Soft n’ fluffy pancakes made with high fiber pumpkin puree, chocolate protein powder, and 10 grain pancake mix! A healthy, filling alternative to traditional pancakes and perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth…no syrup needed. Breakfast foods are my comfort foods. Toast, waffles, pancakes, my mom’s cheesy eggs, even a big bowl of piping hot oatmeal. Some people think comfort foods have to be unhealthy or indulgent in someway, but to me comfort foods are just that…foods that bring me comfort.…

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5 REAL FOOD Alternatives to Protein Powder After a Workout • Healthy Helper – Health Article

Do you immediately supplement with protein powders after a workout? STOP. Next time, reach for real food sources of this essential macronutrient. Real food = better fuel and better recovery. No need to buy expensive, processed supplements when nature has everything for you!   Everyone knows it’s important to get in adequate nutrition after a tough workout. Protein is especially crucial if you’ve lifted heavy or done an intense cardio session. Most people tend to reach for a protein shake…

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Boost energy naturally with these 5 easy life hacks – Health Article

New research suggests over a third of us feel most fatigued in February. Healthista’s Nutritional director Rick Hay explains five natural ways we can boost our energy levels February may be the shortest month of the year, but it certainly doesn’t feel that way. According to new research by AXA PPP Healthcare, over a third (36%) of Brits feel most fatigued in February compared to any other month of the year. According to a poll of over 2,000 UK adults released yesterday, shorter days (66%) and the…

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Oil-Free Vegan Lentil Falafel [gluten-free] – Health Article

Perfectly spiced lentil patties that are baked instead of deep-fried! This healthy, vegan alternative to traditional falafel is full of plant-based protein and FLAVOR. A traditional middle-eastern favorite with a delicious modern twist! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been ALL about the savory foods lately. Sure, I still eat mostly sweet stuff for breakfast and snacks throughout the day…but for some reason, when it comes to snacks and meals, all I’ve wanted is food that’s savory,…

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Healthy Vegan Reese’s Bites [gluten-free + no added sugar] • Healthy Helper – Health Article

Chocolate peanut butter bites with the creamy, richness of a truffle and the wholesomeness of a healthy homemade treat. Filled with healthy fats, whole grains, and natural sugars, these Reese’s Bites will be your new favorite way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Vegan, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious! February is flying by and that means we are onto Month 2 of the Aloha Healthy initiative with Tops Markets! Last month was all about organics…with my delicious (FULLY ORGANIC) recipe for Sweet…

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Detox for Kids – Safely Reduce the Toxic Load – Health Article

No matter how hard you try, you simply can’t avoid all toxins. Your kids are going to be exposed to toxins on a daily basis. There are too many chemicals lurking in food, water, air, schools, playgrounds – and especially all the stuff in your home. Everyone living in this world has some level of toxicity in their body, and it’s important to keep this at a minimum. What you want to avoid is toxic overload. This is when the…

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Most Effective Tricks to Boost the Metabolism Function of Body – Health Article

Metabolism is all the energy expenditure by your body counted in terms of calories and which is responsible for all bodily functions. That means it is the reason behind the aliveness of all living beings. The good news is that with some effective tricks to boost the metabolism function of your body you can improve overall functionality and your health. Whatever you eat every day your body converts it into the energy form with the help of the metabolism function…

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