Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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Roasted Garlic & Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron and Potassium. They are one of my favorite vegetables when prepared properly. Here's a roasted Brussels sprouts recipe that's packed with flavor. Makes 3-4 servings Gluten Free | Optional: Paleo | Vegan Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ingredients: Brussels Sprouts 1 lb of trimmed Brussels sprouts 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp of garlic powder Sea salt to taste Sauce 2 tbsp of fresh or dried diced chives 1 tsp of minced garlic 3 tbsp of grass-fed butter Topping 1/4 cup of
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Simple Overnight Oats Recipe
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3 Simple Overnight Oats Recipes

Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts because they are rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins like vitamin B, iron, selenium, magnesium and zinc. They can easily keep you satisfied until lunch and are fairly inexpensive, especially when you buy ingredients in bulk. Oats are delicious and easy to make, taking less than 5 minutes of prep time – all without cooking. Seriously, it couldn’t get any easier! You can quickly make them the night before for a grab-and-go breakfast. They’re also easily customizable with a variety of add-ons or toppings to suit anyone's taste.  Gluten Free
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Healing Vegetable & Beef Soup
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Healing Vegetable & Beef Soup

I believe firmly in the healing power of food! If you’re feeling under the weather or are looking for a healing anti-inflammatory soup, you’ll love this recipe! It’s packed with garlic, which is anti-inflammatory, full of antioxidants and vitamins, and it acts like a natural antibiotic. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant best known for fighting inflammation. According to Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian, "Turmeric has natural anti-inflammatory compounds called curcuminoids, and these curcuminoids have been associated with a positive effect on various diseases." Onions are rich in antioxidants, in particular Quercetin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound that helps
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Homemade Coconut & Vanilla Granola
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Homemade Coconut & Vanilla Granola

This homemade coconut and vanilla granola recipe is super easy and makes for a delicious breakfast or snack! In addition to being filling, granola has been linked to some health benefits like improved blood pressure and reduced cholesterol levels. This recipe is also full of whole grains and healthy fats (anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids) along with magnesium and zinc. Gluten Free | Paleo | Anti-Inflammatory | Low Histamine Homemade Coconut and Vanilla Granola Ingredients: 2 cups of rolled oats 1/2 cup of shredded coconut (unsweetened, no preservatives) 1/2 cup of raw pumpkin seeds 2 or 3 tbsp of chia seeds
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Healthy Vinaigrette Dressing
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Healthy & Easy-to-Make Vinaigrette Dressings

The unhealthy truth is that store-bought dressings are often heavily processed and full of inflammation-promoting fatty acids and artificial additives and preservatives that can be damaging to your health and gut microbiome. They’re also often full of empty calories, sugar, saturated fat, and sodium that can add up quickly! Here are a few of my favorite recipes for vinaigrette dressings that are simple to make at home and fantastic over your favorite salads. Gluten Free | Vegan | Low Sugar Options  Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients: 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil 1/2
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Detox_April Likins
Clean Living & Wellness

Detox Your Body, Mind, and Home with These 3 Easy Steps

When you hear the word "detox," does your mind automatically think about health fads like juice cleanses and fasts? If so, you're not alone. However, there are many more ways to renew your mind, body and soul. Here are three simple steps that will help you cut through the noise and renew your whole self. 1. Detox Your Diet When it comes to food, detoxing is all about eliminating toxins from the body that cause inflammation in the gut and disrupt the body's natural waste removal process. Foods to limit include refined flours that contain additives and preservatives without any
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How to Get Better Sleep | Glow Be Lovely
Clean Living & Wellness

How to Get Better Sleep: 6 Tips for a More Restful Night

Nearly 70 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia. That's a lot! And it's likely this epidemic stems from our inability to fully let our bodies wind down before bed. Think about it: How many nights do you lie in bed watching TV, scrolling on your phone or going over the next day's to-dos? These common activities make it difficult for our bodies to prepare for seven to eight hours of quality sleep. Not getting enough sleep directly impacts our appearance, causing more dark circles, redness and other common skin woes. Here are six tips on how to get
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Finding Your Purpose | April Likins
On My Heart

Finding Your Purpose and Living It Authentically Every Day

You, my friend, are one in a million. I believe wholeheartedly that you are here for a specific purpose and reason ― something only you can do, with lives and circles of influence that only you can impact. There’s freedom and joy in finding your purpose and living your life in alignment with it. Have you tapped into that sweet spot?⁠ Finding Your Purpose Through Your Story Life always seems to make the most sense to me in hindsight. There’s no handbook or straight path to take along the way. Life is full of zigs and zags, detours, immense highs
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Nurturing Your Gut Microbiome | April Likins
Clean Living & Wellness

How to Improve Your Health & Skin by Nurturing Your Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome is one of the hottest areas in science right now – one that is rapidly evolving globally, and rightfully so, considering it’s been linked to everything from our brain health, immune systems, chronic disease, our weight, our moods and more. “Our immune system is central to all aspects of our health… If the gut bacteria are healthy, it’s likely that the immune system is running well. If the gut bacteria are not healthy, we are at increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases and cancer.” – Dr. Andrew Weil Bacteria are everywhere and they are essential to our
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The Best CBD Oil Products to Add to Your Wellness Routine

From creams to tinctures to gummies, CBD products are popping up everywhere, so it can be difficult to know where to begin when searching for a high-quality product. If you follow the latest beauty trends, you may have seen that products infused with CBD oil are making a splash right now, yet there’s still some confusion surrounding it. CBD (short for cannabidiol) is derived directly from the hemp plant and while, yes, it is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), it alone does not cause a “high" or psychoactive effects. The World Health Organization reports CBD has no effects
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