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Why Consume Coconut Oil During Pregnancy?

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Staying active and getting the proper nutrition is so important during pregnancy. With food aversions, pregnancy cravings, and the dreadful non-stop tiredness, I know it’s hard, but so worth it for both you and your baby.Now that I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant, I’m especially focusing on incorporating healthy fats such as coconut oil and omega-3 rich foods into my daily diet, along with lean proteins, carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables.There are so many benefits of consuming coconut oil during pregnancy and I highly recommend anyone to start during their first trimester. Here’s why –Natural Energy – Coconut oil has helped tremendously […]

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Low-Calorie Smoked Gouda Burger

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It’s almost the weekend! This gives me a good excuse to whip up some homemade burgers, which I find much healthier than going to a fast food company for an indulgence. Going to chains to enjoy a burger can definitely add up calorie wise, especially when you tack on fries and the occasional milkshake for dessert. Can you believe that if you eat a burger out, you can be consuming close to 1,200 calories, 87 grams of fat, and 51 grams of carbs – just for the burger!Today’s recipe will cut the calories of a chain burger by more than […]

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Healthy Back to School Breakfast Recipes

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Now that August is almost more than halfway through, kids are going back to school and it’s time to start thinking about one of the most important meals of the day – breakfast. According to Steven Dowshen, MD with HealthyKids.org, “kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day.”Time can be a precious thing in the mornings, which is why we love breakfast meals that can be prepared ahead of time and even kept in the freezer and then defrosted before school. Instead of using butter or oil in the […]

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