Samantha Ellsworth

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Christmas Cookie Recipes to Make for Your Friends and Neighbors

If you think the holiday food frenzy is off-limits for your friends and neighbors with dietary restrictions, think again. Christmas cookies don’t have to be bad for you. What’s even crazier? Health-conscious holiday recipes don’t have to taste bland. Even though baking for loved ones with dietary restrictions can be challenging (because butter, eggs, and …

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How Your Trash Can Impact Climate Change

Collectively, our trash affects the environment in countless ways, from negatively impacting wildlife and interfering with our own public health to contributing to the climate change crisis. According to a study published in Science Advances, as of 2015, only 9% of plastic waste (out of the 6.3 billion metric tons produced) has been recycled. What’s …

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5 Tips for Hosting a Healthy Friendsgiving

Between creating a meal plan, catering, being conscious of dietary restrictions, and allocating side dish responsibilities, hosting a successful Friendsgiving involves a lot of moving parts. Whether you can’t celebrate with your family this year or you’d prefer to celebrate with your friends, here are some tips for hosting a healthy Friendsgiving. Create a flexible …

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Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning: Everything You Need to Know to Create a Custom Meal Plan

Meal prep can feel overwhelming and time-consuming, especially if you’re just starting out. But you don’t need to spend all day in the kitchen to enjoy the benefits of meal prepping. In fact, meal prep can range from preparing ingredients in advance to cooking dinners for the next week—spending as little as 30 minutes planning …

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Mindful Eating: 5 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating

According to a 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American spends 2.5 hours eating each day. In addition, stats show that while we’re eating we’re almost always doing something else, whether it’s working on a project, watching TV, or scrolling through Facebook. This lack of awareness, or mindless eating, may play …

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5 Tips to Help You Eat More Sustainably

It’s only when we take the time to think about how and what we eat that we truly consider how we can change our habits for the future of the planet. Consider that, for example, livestock production—including milk, meat, and eggs—uses one-third of the world’s freshwater. Fortunately, eating mindfully and sustainability go hand-in-hand, meaning we …

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