Add this tasty dip to any fruit, vegetable, or snack tray for a heart-healthy option that is perfect for sharing!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup low-sodium peanut butter
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, stir cream cheeses and peanut butter together until smooth.
  2. Add chocolate chips. Stir together until well blended.
  3. Serve with celery sticks, apple and pear slices, grapes, or no-salt-added pretzels.

Who says Valentine’s Day can’t be about treating yourself too? These DIY bath bombs are perfect for self-care, and they smell amazing! Take some time to show yourself some love this month.

Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs
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Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salts
  • tablespoons water
  • 2-4 drops rose essential oil
  • tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 2-4 drops food coloring
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Instructions
  1. Combine baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid, and Epsom salts in a bowl. Whisk to remove any clumps.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix water, essential oil, coconut oil, and food coloring.
  3. Slowly pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, whisking as you go.
  4. Once combined, take a small amount in your hand, and squeeze together. If the mixture is still powdery, gradually add water until it holds together. Fill a heart-shaped mold with mixture, or shape into a heart with your hands.
  5. Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes. If using a mold, remove the mixture and allow to dry for 8 hours. Once dry, wrap in plastic or store in a dry place until ready to use.

When you are in need of a last-minute dish to bring to a get-together, this twist on a holiday classic is the perfect choice!

Power Protein Pancakes
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Power Protein Pancakes
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Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Pamela's Gluten Free Baking & Pancake Mix
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
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Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs. Stir in almond butter, bananas, honey, and cinnamon. Add melted butter and vanilla, mixing until well combined.
  2. Stir in baking mix and flaxseed. Heat skillet to medium heat and add coconut oil.
  3. Pour ⅓ cup of the batter into the skillet for each pancake. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  4. Top with butter and raw honey or maple syrup. Makes 8-10 pancakes.

Need a little motivation to crush your workout? Try this essential oil blend to inspire you to get moving!

Pre-Workout Booster Blend
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Pre-Workout Booster Blend
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Ingredients
  • 1 drop grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 drop orange essential oil
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients together to create blend. Add to diffuser according to your diffuser’s instructions. Enjoy!

When you are in need of a last-minute dish to bring to a get-together, this twist on a holiday classic is the perfect choice!

Holiday Yam Bites
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Holiday Yam Bites
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Ingredients
  • 2 yams, cut into ¼-inch thick rounds
  • 1 small round goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped
  • Coconut oil, for baking
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place yam rounds on a baking sheet and brush with coconut oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until soft in the centers.
  2. While yams are baking, mix goat cheese and maple syrup together in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix pecans, orange zest, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cranberries, and honey together until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Cool yams completely. To assemble, smear top of yam round with cheese mixture and top with pecan mixture. Sprinkle the tops with chopped rosemary.

Looking to fill your home with the whimsical smells of winter? Try these two blends that will have you and your guests in a holly, jolly mood all season long!

Winter Diffuser Blends
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Winter Diffuser Blends
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Ingredients
Candy Cane Ingredients
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 1 drop cassia essential oil
Winter Wreath Ingredients
  • 3 drops balsam fir essential oil
  • 2 drops blue spruce essential oil
  • 2 drops pine essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients for the blend of your choice in diffuser according to your diffuser’s instructions.

As the temperature continues to drop, warm up with this delicious harvest soup made with the nourishing trio of corn, squash, and beans.

Three Sisters Soup
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Three Sisters Soup
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Ingredients
  • 4 pounds winter squash
  • 2 small yellow onions diced
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • ¼ cup garlic chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 quarts vegetable stock (or water)
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 4 cans cannellini beans
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice your squash in half and scoop out the seeds, then roast for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool once soft, then scrape out the flesh and save the liquid for later. Blend until completely smooth (you can use a food processor or blender).
  2. Sauté onions in a large pot over medium heat until brown. Add garlic, thyme, and black pepper, stirring until the garlic turns brown as well.
  3. Pour in the vegetable stock and follow with the bay leaf, wine, and squash. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes before adding the rest of your ingredients. Simmer for about 20 minutes total.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of littlethings.com.

If you’re in the mood to cozy up this fall season, try one of these autumn diffuser blends to welcome the colder months with a warming scent.

Autumn Diffuser Blends
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Autumn Diffuser Blends
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Ingredients
Pumpkin Pie
  • 1 drop clove essential oil
  • 1 drop nutmeg essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
Deep in the Woods
  • 4 drops cypress essential oil
  • 2 drops white fur essential oil
  • 2 drops sandalwood essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Place essential oils in diffuser according to your diffuser’s instructions.

Tired of starchy potatoes? Try this recipe for a healthy fall harvest side dish that is sure to please.

Cheesy Cauliflower Mash
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Cheesy Cauliflower Mash
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Ingredients
  • ½ head cauliflower, leaves removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions
  1. Set up a steamer in a pot with an inch of water. Place the cauliflower and garlic cloves in the steamer, cover, and cook over medium heat until cauliflower is very tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Remove cauliflower and garlic and place in a mixing bowl. Add butter and mash until desired smoothness. Stir in milk and cheddar cheese, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Delicious pumpkin spice season is finally here, and a great way to celebrate is to try this sugar scrub recipe to help relax and rejuvenate your skin. After using the sugar scrub, the skin is left feeling extra soft, silky, and smooth. The grains of the sugar work as an exfoliator as it is scrubbed it into the skin, and the oil leaves the skin hydrated and glowing. Try making this recipe for yourself or give it to a friend who loves pumpkin spice season!

Fall Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
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Fall Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • cup almond oil or coconut oil add more if needed
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Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugars, essential oil, and spices. Mix together using a wooden spoon. Slowly pour in the oil and stir until well blended. Add more oil if the scrub is too dry. Scrub should not be runny, but rather a nice damp texture. Cover in a tight container. Store in the refrigerator up to 8 weeks.