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Plant-Based Chili in Less Than 30 Minutes

Plant-Based Chili in Less Than 30 Minutes

Who doesn't love a heaping bowl of cozy chili this time of year? I can tell you my family sure does! This delicious, nourishing, all plant-based meal was just what the doctor ordered. Feel free to double the recipe and either eat as leftovers for lunch, over the next 2-3 days or freeze and eat much later. Pair with a mixed greens salad, a little iced tea and grace before the meal and this will surely be a health-giving, ask-for-seconds hit.    INGREDIENTS: 1 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped 3 garlic cloves, smashed, minced  1/4 cup water...

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7 Reasons to Do the Most Dreaded Exercise on the Planet

7 Reasons to Do the Most Dreaded Exercise on the Planet

REASONS TO DO BURPEES 1. Saves Time: you get more bang for your fitness buck in less time than other exercises. 2. Works Full Body: arms, chest, back, quads, hams, core and more!3. Effective for All: no matter what level you are, burpees increase your strength and conditioning, endurance and power. 4. Fail Proof: while burpees may look ugly sometimes - they are still working! Think of it more as "fall down, get back up." 5. Portable: you can do these anywhere and requires no equipment. 6. Do-able: can be easily modified for beginners to pros (see modifications below)  7. The Never Give up Attitude:...

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Why 2020 Glows

Why 2020 Glows

It's December 1st, 2020 and we are still going through this unprecedented year. If you take home only one lesson from 2020, take this one. What you possess inside of you is bigger than any perceived obstacle on your path. The pain, the heartache, the celebrations, the adversity, the joy is and will always be amongst us. It's up to us how we choose to live, respond, and rise + shine.  The world will tell you why you can’t and we have collectively come to believe it. I believe much differently. I believe it’s never too late to live the...

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5 Ingredient 5 Minute Roasted Rainbow Soup

5 Ingredient 5 Minute Roasted Rainbow Soup

Last night, I roasted some vegetables and made some organic white quinoa for dinner. It was actually Taco Tuesday at my house, but I decided to add a roasted vegetable salad inspired by Minimalist Baker to it as well. With my son eating an entire avocado and a bowl of strawberries prior to his meatless meat tacos and his quinoa on the side, we had plenty of leftovers. Seems the hearty salad with all of those crispy vegetables was enough to fill us all, even my too-often-ravenous husband.  This morning instead of oatmeal or almond butter toast, I opted for making...

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7 Reasons Why You Should Workout During Hard Times

7 Reasons Why You Should Workout During Hard Times

Times are tough, but you are tougher.  Although we are facing extraordinary times right now, you can still bolster your health and fitness with at-home strength workouts or a walk, bike or run around the neighborhood. Challenge yourself to rise above any tough circumstances.  Here are 7 reasons to workout right now: 1. Working out doesn't equate to being miserable, in fact, it is the opposite. Give it a go and then tell me all about it.  2. Sweat gives you wings.  3. A tough workout gives confidence once the symbolic mountain has been conquered.  4. A good workout is...

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