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October 2018

Fall Recipes You’ll Crave: Crustless Pumpkin Pie

By | All Posts, Cooking, Health & Fitness

It’s that time of year again, there is pumpkin spice everywhere and you’re probably getting called “basic” for loving it so much. And while pumpkin treats are delicious, the downside is that most hold lots of sugar and it can be hard to keep off the pounds during the holidays. But what many people don’t know is that pumpkin is actually good for you, it is low in calorie and packed with vitamins. Follow this low-carb and gluten-free recipe if you don’t want to sacrifice your waistline or favorite dessert this fall.



  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Spray a 9-inch pie container with cooking oil so the pie will not stick.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredientspumpkin, milk, eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowlstevia, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients thoroughly to ensure the spices are blended.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the pie container.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Check the pie by sticking a knife, fork or toothpick in the middle to see if it comes off clean. If so, take the pie out of the oven and let it cool off.
  • Top your pie off with fat-free Reddi Wip and enjoy. Bon appetit!

Nutrition For The Whole Pie

  • 384 calories (48 calories per slice)
  • 17g of protein, 40g of carbs, 12g fiber, 20g of sugar and 14g of fat.

7 Easy Ways To Stay Fit This Fall

By | All Posts, Health & Fitness

Who doesn’t love the fall? The leaves are changing, it’s the perfect sweater weather and there is pumpkin spice everything. But with the sun setting earlier and holiday comfort food on the horizon, it can be difficult to stick to your health goals. When the temperature lowers, so can our motivation to stay active. Here are our tips to help you stay on track as autumn hits.

1. Enjoy The Outdoors

Take a hike—literally. With the mountains colored in splashes of red, orange and yellow, fall is one of the most beautiful times to explore the outdoors. The crisp cool air is better for your body and you can hike without the worry of overheating that can happen during the summer.

2. Take Advantage of Fall Activities 

You don’t have to be at the gym to get in a good workout. Fall is full of outdoor activities that will help you keep off the pounds. Running around a corn maze or picking pumpkins and apples can help you stay fit without sacrificing your favorite fall events.

3. Watch Your Water Intake

You may not think you need as much water in the fall because the weather has cooled down and you aren’t guzzling water to stay hydrated like you were in the summer, but that is not the case. Despite the weather change, make sure you keep up your water intake. Drinking water has many benefits for your health including increased energy and weight loss.

4. Yard Work-out

With all the colorful autumn leaves falling in your yard, use this chore to burn up a sweat. Raking and bagging leaves burns 350-450 calories in an hour, so you can work on your fitness while cleaning up the outside of your home. This is an activity the whole family can enjoy, because who doesn’t love jumping into a big pile of leaves.

5. Keep A Food Log

Research has shown that if you write down what you eat during the day it will help you make healthier choices. You can keep it simple and use pen and paper to write down your calorie intake or use apps such as My Fitness Pal that lets you scan the barcode of each item you eat. As you start tracking what you eat, you will notice patterns in your lifestyle and can take action.

6. Come Prepared

Fall is notorious for delicious candy and desserts and avoiding them can be tough when you don’t come prepared. If you pack healthy snacks to eat throughout the day, it makes junk food less of a temptation. A little preparation will help you stay on top of your goals and make it easier to say “no” when the Halloween candy comes around the office.

7. Don’t Skip TV Time

Sometimes getting to the gym is a struggle when an episode of your favorite fall drama is on TV, but you don’t have to skip the latest episode of This Is Us to get in a good workout. There are plenty of exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. Walk on the treadmill during an episode or do sit-ups and lunges during the commercial break, the options are endless.

Building the Right Face Mask to Fend Off Winter Skin

By | All Posts, Beauty, DIY

Winter is coming.  As the temperatures and the leaves start to drop, many of us have already started gearing up to defend our skin against the fiercely drying conditions of winter. Finding the right moisturizer in the beauty aisles can be overwhelming and expensive. The good news is you probably have everything you need in your kitchen to keep a healthy glow in your skin.


You can find recipes for homemade face masks all over the internet, but how do you know which is the best choice for you? Trying mask after mask with minimal results can be frustrating and can get expensive. Creating a custom mask might be the answer to help your skin stay healthy and smooth. Knowing the benefits of everyday household and natural ingredients can help you mix up a perfect blend to keep your skin full of life.


Before we talk about specific ingredients, we should break down what makes them so great. All of the ingredients we’ll mention are packed with things that have amazing benefits for your skin. Knowing how each element helps keep your skin healthy will help you choose the right ingredients for your custom mask. So let’s break it down!


Potassium provides hydration and moisturization. B Vitamins act as anti-aging agents. Vitamin A works to heal dry, weathered skin, fade acne and dark spots, and smooths aging skin. Zinc fights acne-causing germs. Vitamin C helps collagen production and controls skin oils. Vitamin E protects against UV damage and slows signs of aging. Amino acids nourish skin and strengthen connective tissues to maintain skin elasticity.

So what things can you gather up from your cabinets that will put you on the right track for happy, healthy skin?




The idea of putting honey on your face might seem like a recipe for a sticky mess, but you don’t need much to reap its benefits.  Full of antioxidants (which will help with anti-aging), Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, honey will give your complexion a nice little boost.  The enzymes in honey allow it to easily seep into your skin and open up your pores so that the pores are easier to clean out. Also, did you know that honey is a natural antibacterial? Use a dab on clean skin for acne spot treatment!


Egg Yolks


We’ve all heard of putting egg yolks in our hair for a good protein treatment, but putting them on  your face has a host of other benefits. Vitamins A and B2 help foster smooth and younger-looking skin, while the zinc helps keep the skin clear. In baking, eggs are used for their binding qualities, and that’s the same reason to put them on your face: they help lock moisture into your skin!



There’s a reason you’ve seen so many facial recipes that feature oatmeal: It has a tried and true reputation for loving your skin as much as you do. Oatmeal offers gentle exfoliation and helps the skin retain moisture, which ultimately leads to your skin looking and feeling young and fresh.  Oatmeal is also a great natural anti-inflammatory, it nourishes the skin, and improves dryness and roughness. What’s not to love?


Sweet Almond Oil

This ingredient may be less common in households, but it’s well worth adding to your skin care arsenal. Every drop of this oil contains Vitamin E, Vitamin A, monounsaturated fatty acids (to help retain moisture and heal dry, chapped, irritated skin), protein, potassium, and zinc. Talk about a power house! Sweet almond oil will help lighten dark under eye circles, help relieve distressed skin, and it’s a natural makeup remover.



If you only add one thing to your skin care regimen from this list, make it bananas. Mashing up a single banana and applying it to your skin once or twice a week will provide huge benefits! Potassium, B vitamins, Vitamin A, Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and amino acids are all packed into this one source. Bananas will help moisturize your skin, balance your oils, treat acne, treat dark spots, and help with anti-aging.  


Any of these ingredients alone can help improve the overall health of your skin, but creating a bespoke recipe that addresses your specific skin needs with all-natural ingredients helps your skin and your wallet!

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