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    Homemade Granola, Gluten Free Option

    This homemade granola is leaps and bounds more tasty than any store-bought granola I’ve ever tried. It is also a far more healthy granola option, since it’s made with whole grains, lots of protein, and naturally sweetened. You just can’t beat freshly baked granola packed with delicious and good-for-you ingredients.   Read More...

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    What You Should Know Before Choosing a Gluten Free Diet

    I am gluten “intolerant” but I don’t necessarily eat “gluten free”. Gluten free is all the buzz these days and if you haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, I applaud you for taking a serious look at your diet and considering alternatives to achieve a healthier life. However, just because its gluten free doesn’t mean it’s better for you, especially if you are just replacing whole wheat products and still consuming an abun...  Read More...

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    PALEO, GLUTEN AND GRAIN FREE BREAD

    Looking for a healthier option to that store bought bread? Here is a simple and quick grain free bread that has an amazing texture and taste. Toast it up for breakfast, make a sandwich for lunch, or top a slice with your favorite topping as an afternoon snack.   Read More...

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    Foods that Improve the Health of Your Skin and Hair

    While there are multiple factors that contribute to the health of your skin and hair, including the environment, genetics, hygiene, hormones and stress, it’s poor nutrition that has a detrimental affect your skin’s tissue and hair.Healthy skin and hair can only be fully achieved by consuming nutritionally dense foods throughout the day. Certain foods have powerhouse ingredients that keep skin supple and smooth and help fight age-related damage and keep hair strong and shiny. So, if you want to i...  Read More...

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    Brussel Sprout Pear & Walnut Salad with Orange Maple Dressing

    This Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with walnuts, pear, cranberries is packed full of healthy, in-season flavor—perfect for the cool weather months!  Omit the bacon, and you have yourself a vegan delight. For the Orange Maple dressing:3 tablespoons good apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon grated orange zest2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice1 teaspoons Dijon mustard2 tablespoons pure maple syrupKosher salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper2/3 cup good olive oilFor the Salad:1 pou...  Read More...

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    Painless Ways to Eat Those Nutritious Leavy Greens

    Hate leafy Greens? You’re not alone. Lots of people, healthy ones too, have a hard time with the bitter taste and even the texture of most leafy greens.   Read More...

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    How to Substitute Sweeteners

    As a wife and mother, making food choices for my family can be an overwhelming mission, especially when it comes to sugar.  Although I am an advocate for the reduction of sugary type substances in our diets, I too, enjoy an occasional sweet treat now and then, and so does my family.  So, when the urge strikes, I swap out the processed sugar for natural alternatives.  But, how do you alter a favorite recipe when you want to make a natural substitution for processed white sugar...  Read More...

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    Healthy Homemade Ketchup, In Minutes!

     Warm weather weekends are all about grilling burgers, hot dog, brats and the like. Ketchup, the king of all condiments, will be on every table. Ketchup contains high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that has no real nutritional value and causes a big spike in blood sugar when consumed.   Read More...

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    Creamy Cole Slaw - Honey Dressing

    This tastes just like the cole slaw served at popular restaurants, only loaded with additional veggies and honey instead of sugar in the dressing.  It's excellent healthy summer side dish. Recipe:Ingredients: · 1 (16 ounce) bag coleslaw mix · 1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped (I used a red onion for color) · 1/2 cup celery, chopped · 1 green pepper, chopped · 1/4 cup chopped parsleyDressing: · 2/3 cup creamy salad dressing (I use Follow Your Heart Vegenaise Dressing, (Here) · 3 tablespoons ...  Read More...

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    Lemon Shortbread Cookies - Gluten Free & Quick

    Ingredients Bob’s Mill Gluten Free Shortbread Cookie Mix (Here)1-1/2 (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces1 egg yolk2 tablespoons water + 2 additional tablespoons if needed1 tablespoon Lemon Zest or ¼ tsp Pure Lemon Oil (King Arthur Flour, Here) – Add more to likingChocolate Dip1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (Equal Exchange, Here) 1-2 teaspoons coconut oilInstructionsPreheat oven 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.Prepare cookie dough by following the mixing dir...  Read More...

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    Lavender Honey Lemonade

      A special Mother's Day delight... Share a little R&R with Mom this weekend and serving up some Lavender Honey Lemonade. Lavender is gorgeous aromatic herb that soothes the senses and assists with a many health problems; aids in insomnia, anxiety, headaches, depression, allergies, the common cold, stress, and skin irritations. So why not add a little to your lemonade and enjoy your time together…Recipe:Ingredients:5 cups water½ - 1 cup raw honey, preferably local – adjust to ...  Read More...

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    Amazing Skin Benefits of Spinach - Just Naturally Healthy!

    Everyone wants healthy glowing skin and to obtain it, our skin needs certain nutrients found in the foods we consume daily. Green leafy vegetables, like spinach, are great for skin because they contain the nutrients needed for healthy skin cells and to fight skin’s aging process.Spinach contains vitamin A, B, C, E and K, as well as vital minerals; potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.  Although there is no scientific evidence stating that eating a lot of it guarantees...  Read More...

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    Healthy Honey Chocolate Sauce

    Here's a healthy treat that's good for skin and everything within, and sure to put a smile on your face.  Be sure to check out the many healthy benefits of honey CLICK HERE   Healthy Honey Chocolate SauceIngredients· ¼ cup cocoa powder, we used double-dutch cocoa powder. · ½ cup honey  · ½ - 1 teaspoon vanilla, (optional), we used 1 teaspoon.Instructions  1.   Read More...

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    Gluten Free Brownies - Peppermint Twist

     Surprise your guests with the most delicious Healthy Brownies they’ll ever taste! We simple took our basic brownie recipe and added a dash of peppermint extract to the mix before we baked it and topped with crushed candy canes. It doesn’t get easier than that.   Read More...

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    Butternut Squash Promotes Healthy Skin!

    At Natural Skin Revival we believe in healthy eats for healthy, glowing skin.So what’s the best way to eat during these chilly seasons? Take advantage of the seasons goodies, like winter squash varieties. Did you know that the winter squash varieties outshine their summer relatives in nutrients?   Read More...

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    Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

    Here’s a healthy(er) sweet treat for those of you celebrating “Sweetest Day”! At Natural Skin Revival we know that health and glowing skin happens from within… so making a few adjustments to your recipes to include healthier ingredients is all it takes. Try making our Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and share some healthy love.  Read More...