Category: vegan

Today I’m sharing the last of my Fall oatmeal recipe series! Make sure you check out the previous two- yum!

Today’s focus is on apples! Think, apple cider but in oatmeal form.  Seriously delicious.

Let’s dive into the ingredients…

Oats:
Oats are low calorie yet filling!  They are high in both fiber and protein.  They help stable blood sugar levels thanks to their high levels of magnesium. 

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I’m back again with another Fall oatmeal recipe! If you missed the last one, you can find it here.  This time we’re focusing on… pumpkin!  Duh!  Everyone loves pumpkin this time of the year, right?

 

Let’s take a look at the ingredients…

Oats:
Oats are low calorie yet filling!  They are high in both fiber and protein.  They help stable blood sugar levels thanks to their high levels of magnesium. 

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There are few things I enjoy more in the morning than a bowl of hot oatmeal! Especially as the weather cools down; it just hits the spot!

I’m going to be sharing three Fall oatmeal recipes with you over the next few weeks! First up is pomegranate and pear.

But first, let’s talk about ingredients.

Oats
Oats are low calorie yet filling! 

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I was breastfed as a baby and just always assumed that unless I was actually unable to, I would choose to breastfeed my own children. I understand that this isn’t a choice everyone makes and I’ll admit, sometimes I do feel frustrated when I see a mom choosing formula because she’s afraid breastfeeding will make her nipples weird (or something to that affect) because to me that’s not a strong enough reason to deprive your child of something that is SO SO good for them!

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  1. High Powered Blender – Personally I have a refurbished Vitamix and I LOVE it! I use it at least once a day. It doesn’t completely replace a food processor but for smoothies it can’t be beat.
  2. Essential Oils – I’ve linked to NYR Organic since I represent them but there are lots of great companies out there. No, there is not ONE company you must buy from or that has the “best essential oils”.

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Why go natural & organic during your pregnancy? Here are just some of the benefits…

  • What you put on your body can affect you as well as your unborn baby.  It has been said that women use an average of 12 personal care products a day which means they could be exposed to over one hundred unique chemical ingredients some of which may not be good for their health!
  • Your hormones change when you’re pregnant which effects your skin greatly Switching your skincare to natural and organic products can be much gentler on your sensitive skin.

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In case you’re not familiar with Pacifica, it’s a natural, vegan, cruelty free beauty brand that is very affordable! You can find it online at places like VitaCost, Target and Ulta as well as in some grocery stores.

They carry a lot of products from makeup to skincare to now sun care!  I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites below (although I’ve seen bought this lip balm and LOVE it so it should really be included too).

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Why I love chia seeds…

HIGH in nutrients, LOW in calories… making them quite the superfood! They are also great for weight loss. Get in the nutrients without “worrying” that you’re eating too many calories.

High in fiber. 1oz contains 10g of fiber! Did you know that eating at least 25g (the recommended daily amount) can help boost your metabolism by 30%!?  Fiber is also important because it helps regulate blood sugar levels and keeps inflammation at bay- two VERY important things for your health!

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For Winter, I get ready by buying things like scarves and gloves but Summer? Summer means changing up my beauty routines!  Bring on the sunscreen, bronzer, foot scrubs etc!

Luckily for me, I’ve discovered a lot of wonderful products to help me feel more prepared for Summer!  These products are cruelty free and on the more “natural side” (low rating on ThinkDirty and EWG Skin Deep!)… because last thing I need to do is smear potentially dangerous chemicals all over myself!!  

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I have another guest post for you guys today! You know I’m obsessed with essential oils right? I got into them a few years ago and it’s funny how all of a sudden you realize you’re using them every day and they’ve become just a big part of your life! Now I can’t imagine not having them.  Read on to learn more about using oils and a fun DIY project!

Hello Lifting Lettuce Fans!

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