1. yfafit:

    Substitutes are Amazing

    Not only are there easy ways to avoid all the crap out there, but there are great ways to swap in some health 101 with some of these great substitutes!

    Swapping out icky and cheap-o foods for healthy and nutrient rich super-foods is a sure fire way to clean up your diet. Making small changes to your recipes can really make a difference as to the nutritional value that your meal has for you.
    The substitues take out refined and nutritionally-empty foods by replacing them with whole and nutrient-dense healing foods. Not only super healthy, these little swaps can truly enrich a recipe taking it from par to parfect in no time ;)

    Try some of these switcheroos on your next kitchen adventure!

    Easy Cooking & Baking Substitutes

    * milk & sugar - for almond & coconut milk {for tea/coffee}
    * 1 egg - for 1 tbsp. chia seed & 1 tbsp. water
    * vegetable oil (baking) - organic coconut oil
    * vegetable oil (cooking) - organic red palm oil
    * cream sauce - puréed cashews {spices to taste}
    * table salt - for Himalayan salt or pink crystal salt
    * flour (baking) - brown rice protein flour or coconut flour
    * flour (cooking) - hemp flour

    Swaps for Snacking Success

    * potato chips - kale chips {tons of flavours to chose from these days!} * chocolate bar - raw super-food chocolate or organic chocolate {personal favourite : Organic Fair chocolate bars come in delicious & nutritious flavours and are Canadian!}
    * sodas - kombucha tea {alkalizing, refreshing, energizing}
    * gatorade - coconut water
    * orange juice (from concentrate) - fresh squeezed veggie & fruit juice {raw juicing} coffee - organic green, oolong, rouibos, white or pureh teas
    wheat bread - for organic sprouted grain breads {sprouted=living nutrition}

  2. life-with-aubrey:

    As you may have noticed, I really like apple desserts.  I’m constantly looking for new recipes to make healthier.  As I was cleaning my kitchen the other day, I found this booklet of really delicious but really unhealthy recipes my mom had given me a few years ago.  I decided to healthify the apple crumble and took the recipe from a whopping 600+ calories per serving to a more reasonable 142.

    Healthy Apple Crumble
    9 servings

    1/3 cup rolled oats
    2/3 cup whole wheat flour
    3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
    5 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce 

    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 teaspoons apple pie spice (you can substitute cinnamon)
    2 pounds tart apples (I used Granny Smith), peeled, cored, and sliced

    Preheat your oven to 425° and lightly mist a 13x9 baking pan or 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.

    In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the topping.

    Arrange the sliced apples across the bottom of the dish.  Sprinkle with the sugar and apple pie spice.  Pour the topping evenly over the apples.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the apples have slightly softened and the topping is golden brown.

    142 calories | 26g carbs | 4g fat | 2g protein | 4g fiber

    source: Great American Home Baking, 2009 


  3. "Whoever said the small things don’t
    matter has never seen a match start a
    — Beau Taplin Don’t tell me my pain is smaller than yours. (via chandr-a)

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  4. thinknorth:

    Sound the cry, unite or we will surely die.. #history #illustration #america #revolution #benfranklin

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  6. 00jame:

    Poem by EV


  7. thelastromanticc:

    I knew I’d like drunk George.
    And I hate him but I love him
    And he said, fuck you that you don’t think you’re beautiful!
    And, it hurts me that you’d be okay with hurting yourself.
    And, I just want to be with you thats all that matters
    And, I see you when I hold you and we’re together, you…


  8. eddiemag:

    Top 10 best beaches in the world                                              

    These are the worlds best beaches! The ultimate travel destination for beach bums and people who love the sea!

    1. Seychelles - one of the most photographed beaches in the world, and a big hot spot for honey moons and vacations.
    2. Maldives - on the Equator southwest of Sri Lanka, the 1,102 islands that make up the maldives are a defiant must see
    3. Bora Bora, Tahiti - one of the islands that make up French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Just 18 miles (29 kilometers) long.
    4. Bondi, Australia - featured in the photograph above, I think we can all see why Bondi made the list
    5. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii - sparkling sand, palm trees swaying over a white beach, lush tropical plants, and endless sunshine make Lanikai one of Hawaii’s most scenic beaches. Looks perfect in every way
    6. Surfers paradise, Australia - personally, i’ve been to surfers many times and I love everything about it. Its so nice there, and the shops are so good too. Whenever your in the Gold Coast, try some of the fish and chips there, so so good!
    7. Uluwatu and Kuta, Bali, Indonesia - more of a surf beach but still gentle, and enjoyable for everyone
    8. White Beach, Okinawa, Japan - one of the only sand bars in the region, reef breaks including Aha-Yoko or Suicide Cliffs are nearby if your into adventure.
    9. Paleokastritsa, Greece - has long been considered one of the most beautiful villages in Corfu and is a renowned Greek beauty spot
    10. Mana Island, Fiji - one of the nicest places in fiji, see on many post cards and looks like a dream

    by bridie

    (photo credit: a-rtist)

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  12. doughnutsnomore:

    These were really, really good.

    (Unfortunately no picture post-baking)

    I found the basic 2-ingredient recipe here but I made my own jazzed up recipe since I had things in my kitchen I wanted to use.

    For 20 cookies you need:

    1 cup Oats
    2 tsp Granulated Sugar (you can use stevia,…

  13. ksimsek:

    Today’s smoothie: banana, almond milk, 3 prunes, Chia seeds, milled flax…. And Jeremy Kyle.

  14. gypxi:

    ♕ gypxi ♕

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