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Habit Hacks for Food and Snacks for Back To School

September 21, 2017
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Back to school time. An energy of anticipation is in the air. Getting ready, getting set. A new year(ish). Back to school is a great time, as we settle into fall routines, to tweak our habits for the better. Identify a problem, take concrete action. Repeat. We can do this in any area of life, but since its September, let’s model smart habits for the kids! The trick is to make tiny changes. Baby steps. I’ll tackle 3 problems with food:…

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Gluten: The Whole Story

August 3, 2017
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Glutens are mixtures of proteins originating from cereal grains. Gluten can keep dough from crumbling, make it stretch, and are 75-80% protein. They cause serious illness in people with celiac disease, who must completely avoid gluten just like a person with diabetes must avoid sugar. Although we throw around the term “gluten”, there are actually several glutens. One type is a storage protein called prolamin, which helps make grains hardy. Over generations, we have selectively bred cereal grasses, such as wheat…

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Grandma’s tips for staying happy and athletic at any age

June 9, 2017
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How often do you joke that you’re getting old and out of shape? Do you expect heart function, breathing ability, and muscle strength to decline? Many of us do. Instead, we could stay open minded. Since expectations may influence behavior, I invite you to challenge those beliefs, and your health outcomes. Many older athletes, known as masters athletes, are showing us what’s possible. According to a 2002 study, maximum heart rate and VO2max (breathing capacity) do drop at an average…

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Red Beet Chocolate Cups Recipe

May 29, 2017
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Let them BEET cake, I’ve got something better. These gut friendly red beet cups have got me movin’ and groovin’ to the sound of….beets! You better believe these are good for you, gut lovin’ treats…with NO food coloring!   Print Red Beet Chocolate Cups Recipe Ingredients 1 large ripe banana (1 cup sliced) 1 tsp. Salus Red Beet Crystals 1/4 cup hot water 2 tsp. Vital Proteins grass-fed gelatin Chocolate of choice for coating Instructions In a small blender, puree…

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Fuel Yourself For ‘The Mother of All Jobs’ With EFAs

May 12, 2017
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Do you recall that #WorldsToughestJob video, where they interviewed for a fake job? Interviewees were stunned by demands for broad skills, unusual dedication, and an increased workload around the holidays…with no rest or pay! The fake interview was actually an award-winning American Greetings ad, and the job, of course, was motherhood! I say “of course”, because although the ad was exaggerated, even frustrating in its portrayal of motherhood, it’s hard to find another role with similar pressures and demands. The…

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Fitness Lifestyle

Athlete Spotlight – Damian Stoy

March 7, 2017
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Photo Credit: Lindsey Hintz New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He’s the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight. “As you know, I’m a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I’m such a huge fan of Flora products because they…

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A Thanksgiving Treat: Chocolate-Cherry Cranberry Squares

November 22, 2016
Thanksgiving

Here’s a Thanksgiving treat for you…Chocolate-Cherry Cranberry Squares! These bars:  -Require no baking;  -come together easily and quickly;  -promote melatonin production for a sound sleep later;  -are nutritious, and packed with protein, fiber, and greens;  -are vegan and gluten-free*. This recipe looks like a dessert square but requires no baking. Additionally, they are sweet, fudgy, and nutrient-dense. Also, they come together quickly with simple equipment, such as the kind of mini chopper found in even…

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Avoid the school nurse with Flora…Moms, you’re welcome!

September 15, 2016
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Written by guest blogger: Jill Anenberg Lawrence www.jillanenberg.com There’s an unfamiliar silence in the house that hasn’t been felt for months. Oh my gosh, you haven’t yelled, “Clean up your stuff!” in the last 20 minutes. Right as you’re about to lose your mind, the kids are sent back to school to expand their minds. Let’s keep our freedom and ensure they avoid the school nurse and remain healthy so the rug rats won’t be returning home for sick days…

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Sacha Inchi Oil, Thyme, & Apple Cider Salad Dressing

August 8, 2016
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Sacha Inchi Oil, Thyme, & Apple Cider Salad Dressing Recipe This Sacha Inchi dressing recipe is the creation of Peruvian Chef, Brisa Deneumostier. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, NY, she has worked in restaurants and private fine cuisine projects around the planet, including the world renowned Noma in Denmark. “I understand that food is medicine and medicine is food…this is why my intention is to nurture the mind, body, and soul, and to…

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Simply Delicious Baobites Scones

June 11, 2016

Make it your own! This Baobites (US/CA) Scones recipe will work with your favorite oat flour, all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour, demarera, turbinado or granulated sugar, Himalayan or sea salt, plain or flavored yogurts or half yogurt/half milk of your choice, and coconut oil instead of butter. OR TRY ADDING 1 TSP. LEMON ZEST AT STEP 5 OR VANILLA AT STEP 6!  YOU’LL NEED: A baking sheet, bowl, knife, and spoon. Cooking spray, parchment paper or foil. Bonus: A…

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