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6 Healthy Cookbooks That Will Change Your Life

6 Healthy Cookbooks That Will Change Your Life

Like a good story, recipes transport me.

 

I can get lost for hours in lists of ingredients and shiny photographs of food.

 

But when I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and actually cook, I only reach for a handful of books.

 

These days, with my busy schedule and my always-hungry family, I rely on accessible, established recipes. I still love to experiment in the kitchen, but I save the whimsy for my less demanding weekends.

 

My reward is a satisfied family and a personal sense of accomplishment and pride.

 

Below are some trustworthy and healthy cookbooks that always see me through:

How to Beat Insomnia and Actually Sleep Every Night

How to Beat Insomnia and Actually Sleep Every Night

We’ve all been there.

You’re laying in bed.

Tossing and turning….mind going 1000 mph.

And for the life of you, you just can’t seem to quiet your mind and fall asleep.

It can be VERY frustrating.

Especially if you have to work in the morning.

You’ll just watch the clock.

Getting angrier and more frustrated. The bang-your-head-on-the-wall, down-on-your-knees-praying kind of frustrated.

Until you give up and decide to watch TV for a few hours before falling asleep on the couch.

At 5am.

Insomnia sucks! 

So if you opened this article to find a quick fix to this problem….

You’re in the wrong place.

But if you’re willing to develop the habits, and use the tools to truly put insomnia in its place once and for all, you’re in the right place!

Yay!

How to Fall Asleep:

Go to bed at the same time every night.

Self-Control Over Halloween Weekend: Make Healthy Choices & Stop Cravings

Self-Control Over Halloween Weekend: Make Healthy Choices & Stop Cravings

Candy.

Too many drinks at a party.

And…of course chocolate.

Halloween weekend is choc full (excuse my play on words) of tempations. 

Your kids will be bringing home bags and bags full of candy.

Or you will have left over candy from the trick-or-treaters.

Or you will be out at the bars with friends paying too much for signature cocktails…and going home…well not so sober.

But what if you could make a plan for Halloween.

A plan that would lead you through the weekend mostly unharmed.

You could enjoy a few pieces of chocolate without going crazy.

You could have a few drinks and not spend $100s of dollars.

You could keep that bowl of candy in the cupboard till it goes stale.

See staying healthy is all about making the right choices ahead of time, before those choices slap you in the face and you choose the wrong one!

How to resist tempations at Halloween by making a plan.

"The Plan" by Lyn-Genet Recitas, A Book Review, An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

"The Plan" by Lyn-Genet Recitas, A Book Review, An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The Plan

By Lyn-Genet Recitas

An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Book

Inflammation has become infamous.

In recent studies, it has been linked to obesity, heart problems, and thyroid problems (among other things).

And where does inflammation come from? The foods we eat, and our environment!

PLUS! Eating the wrong foods can cause an imbalance in the gut flora, and even disrupt normal hormonal function.

And lord knows we’ve seen MANY reminders of the importance of the gut flora to overall health.

It affects energy levels, brain function, mood, constipation, diarrhea, migraines, bad breath, and even how often you snap at your kids.

It’s true…your diet affects your mood and your tolerance to stressful situations!

Most diets are one-size-fits-all.

 

Free Printables: Start New Habits With Your Personal 4 Week Health Tracker

Free Printables: Start New Habits With Your Personal 4 Week Health Tracker

We live in a world that makes money off of us.

Especially if things go wrong with our health.

Health care is extremely expensive!

There are hundreds of thousands of medicines on the market in the U.S. alone.

Plus hospital and doctor visits.

All to fix our broken health.

But the catch is….our broken health comes from the things that we also buy from big companies.

Like fast food, processed food, television, cars, beauty products, and even household cleaning products.

We live in a capitalist world.

Which means that people gain from our needs.

They are looking out for their profits. But who is looking out for us?

And they can make us need just about anything.

We’re all stuck in a vicious cycle….of buying things that are bad for our health, and then paying a bunch of money to fix our health!

It’s time you took your health into your own hands.

Break free from this cycle.

And start to live your life on your own terms.

Back to School Lunch & Snack Meal Planning Free Printables, For Picky Eaters

Back to School Lunch & Snack Meal Planning Free Printables, For Picky Eaters

As busy people…

And yes, we’re all busy!

Having things planned out is truly spectacular.

So instead of arriving home at 7pm, and realizing there’s nothing in the fridge.

You have a frozen meal you prepared, or at least have the ingredients for a fabulous, healthy dinner.

If not, you’d be ordering in AGAIN!

I’ve created a few meal planning free printables.

These are truly awesome when it comes to planning healthy meals in advance for you and your family.

They are also very helpful if you’re on a diet, and need to have the meals planned in advance.

20 of the Best, Non Toxic & Eco Friendly Back to School Supplies

20 of the Best, Non Toxic & Eco Friendly Back to School Supplies

Toxic chemicals are everywhere.

In our food, our cleaning supplies, our air, and even our clothes and furniture.

It’s almost unavoidable now.

And it’s also no coincidence that our cancer rates are growing.

Our bodies weren’t meant to handle this much toxic load.

So as mothers, and responsible people, how can we reduce the toxic load of our children and ourselves?

One of the most over-looked places that we can reduce the toxic load, is through school supplies.

Bullet Journal Health Pages Ideas and Inspiration

Bullet Journal Health Pages Ideas and Inspiration

Bullet journals are really awesome.

You can design your planner or journal EXACTLY how you want it to be.

Plus it allows you the freedom of including pages that most journals might not have.

Plus Plus they are cheap and offer a creative outlet.

Plus Plus Plus you can experiment and find out what works well for you!

So if you’re a healthy minded person, take a look at these 7 page ideas for YOUR healthy Bullet Journal.

How to Cure Acne Naturally, Fast, and Cheap

How to Cure Acne Naturally, Fast, and Cheap

Acne is embarassing.

Walking around with red bumps, scars, or scabs on your face is scary.

 

You’re always looking away so people don’t see your acne.

 

You’re always worried about covering the acne up with makeup.

 

Maybe you never allow yourself to leave the house without makeup.

 

It can be really sad, and you can lose your confidence.

 

But the truth is, you have control over your acne.

 

So if you want to clear up your acne…and you want to do it naturally without the terribly damaging acne medications.

 

Then KEEP READING!

The Secret: How to Make all Natural Beauty Products, and Keep Making Them

The Secret: How to Make all Natural Beauty Products, and Keep Making Them

We’ve all seen the natural beauty recipes.

DIY toothpaste.

DIY deodorant.

DIY shampoo…

Well if you’re anything like me, you see the recipe, you want to be natural, you want to organicize anything that touches your body…..

But then you read the ingredients list. And you begin to feel overwhelmed….borax? what is that?

So you google it.

Some people don’t think it’s safe….ok well then…

WAIT! SHINY!

Look at that kitchen remodel on a shoestring budget!? Only 25$?! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!?

So life moves on and you run out of shampoo...

The Best Diet I’ve Ever Seen, for Those Sick and Tired of Diets, Learn What Your Body Needs

The Best Diet I’ve Ever Seen, for Those Sick and Tired of Diets, Learn What Your Body Needs

We all want to heal.

It’s second nature.

Think about it, we fall down, we scrape our knee. Two weeks later, we’re healed completely.

The same is true about our diets.

See when we eat unhealthily, we damage our bodies.

But what does unhealthy mean? In this day and age healthy can have drastically different meanings depending on who you ask.

So how do we figure out what healthy means to us?

See you could try fad diets….paleo, atkins, keto.

And they might work for you…but what if they don’t work for you. What if like a patient at our office, you GAIN weight on the paleo.

Well here’s the thing. Everyone’s body is different. And thus a one-size-fits-all diet doesn’t…well…fit everyone.

In fact, we all have...