The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry…And the Alternative • Roots and All

There's a million and one options for beauty care, whether it's for the hair, face, or body. The problem that arises, however, is not the availability of the products, but the ingredients within them.  In 2018, there's a huge focus on clean eating when it comes to what we put in our bodies, but what …

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Weight Loss: Mastering the Calorie Deficit • Roots and All

So you've been hitting the gym consistently, running miles of cardio, and pumping iron;  but you're still not seeing the results you want in the mirror, or on the scale. Why not? Exercise is only half of the equation. When it comes to losing weight, it comes down to the simple formula of calories in, …

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Paleo, Whole 30 Honey Glazed Garlic Chicken and Zoodles • Roots and All

Chicken is one of my favorite meat-based protein sources, due to its relatively low amount of calories and fat compared to protein (1 chicken breast fillet is approximately 140 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 27 grams of protein). Not to mention it's delectable! However, something I struggle with is keeping the side dish healthy. …

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Weight Loss: 3 Fat Burning Smoothie • Roots and All

Nope, this isn't detox tea in smoothie clothing. These are three smoothie recipes made from fruits and other foods that are scientifically proven, through cited studies, to burn fat. Delicious and nutritious! Smoothies are my go-to breakfast; as they're easy to make, portable, and packed with nutrients. In fact, I get about 25% of my …

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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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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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