Weight Loss: 5 Healthy Eating Habits to Accompany Exercise • Roots and All

Last week we talked about some strategies to keep up with your exercise regime. However, that is only half the battle when it comes to healthy living! For me, it is more difficult to resist snacking on unhealthy foods than it is to head to the gym, so I know firsthand how frustrating it feels …

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Chocolate Coconut DIY Mounds Bar • Roots and All

With Valentine's Day chocolate sales coming to an end, I thought I'd share a DIY recipe version of one of my favorite chocolate bars: Mounds. AKA almond-less Almond Joys.  AKA coconut, chocolate goodness. Oh, and did I mention it only requires 5 ingredients? This DIY Mounds bar is not only easy to make, but has …

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Roses

Is it really that day of the year again already? Valentine's day is upon us, so we decided to share one of our new favorite romantic desserts: these chocolate covered strawberry roses are as delicious as they look! This is a beautiful, unique gesture for your significant other, or as a me-day treat (I'll be consuming …

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5 Ways to Look Forward to Exercise

Whether you're sticking to a new years resolution, preparing for Valentine's day, working off that winter body, or just want to start hitting the gym, I know first hand how difficult it can be to force yourself to go. I've been through the cycle of working out a few months, then having some excuse pop up, …

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Coconut Oil for Hair: Revitalizing Mask

I have thin hair. Some with the gift of thick hair tell me I'm lucky, although I feel the opposite. The grass is always greener, right? Anyways, I'm always looking for ways to have stronger, softer, shinier hair. While I avoid blow drying, straightening, and curling my hair most of the time, I do color …

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Vegan Gluten-Free Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Yes, I wrote that combination of words correctly... It's a dream come true, right? One of my favorite sweet snacks is cookie dough, but it's always marred by the risk of that pesky salmonella. As a result, I rarely end up eating it, even though I crave it so often. After  stumbling upon the basis …

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Cheese Infused Fried Polenta with Garlic Sage Drizzle

It's cold, dreary, and dark outside (daylight savings, where you at?), and I'm ready to relax and watch a movie with a home-cooked meal. This dish is so filling and satisfying, and sure to warm you up. Think of it as cornbread, but cheesy,  fried, and garlicified. The infused Brie has such a deep, earthy …

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Is Coconut Oil Good for You?

It started in 1994.  Moviegoers were happily settling into their seats with their buckets of popcorn, sans butter. Sounds better than buckets of popcorn slathered in butter, right? Not according to Michael Jacobsen, an executive director of a consumer interest nutritional group. While the popcorn had not been flavored with butter, it was apparently soaked …

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