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How to Avoid Diet Culture During Lent

(Published Mar. 15, 2022. Updated Feb. 12, 2024.) During Lent, Christians traditionally fast and abstain from certain behaviors as a means to seek forgiveness for their sins and deepen their spiritual connection with God. However, it’s important to acknowledge that Lent can also intersect with diet culture influences. Among all Lenten practices, fasting and abstinence …

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Ginger, Cinnamon, and Clove Tea – Hot or Cold

Craving a cozy sip packed with flavor and antioxidants? Look no further than this homemade ginger, cinnamon, and clove tea! This simple recipe infuses fresh ginger, warming cinnamon, and invigorating cloves for a flavor explosion that’s perfect for soothing sore throats, warming chilly days, or simply enjoying a delicious pick-me-up. And the best part? Spices and …

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Two servings of pumpkin protein smoothie next to a pumpkin, a small bowl of pumpkin puree, a spoonful of pumpkin spice blend, and cinnamon sticks.

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie + Pumpkin Spice Benefits

Enjoy the flavors of Fall in this pumpkin protein smoothie packed with nutrients and antioxidants and made with 8 simple ingredients. It’s a perfect power-up and pick-me-up when you don’t want to deal with cooking and need something satisfying. Make it in minutes for a convenient grab-and-go breakfast or snack. (Published Oct. 15, 2022. Updated …

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad 9 Ingredients

This sweet potato black bean salad is a delicious and nutritious dish that’s perfect for a light lunch or dinner. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients, and it’s also gluten-free. Ingredients and Nutrition Black beans Black beans are a versatile and nutritious legume enjoyed in many different dishes throughout the world. Apart from enjoying …

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Banana chia smoothie with chocolate peanut butter and a banana, bowl of oats, and spoonful of chia seeds in the background.

Banana Chia Smoothie with Chocolate Peanut Butter 5 Ingredients

The banana chia smoothie with a delightful addition of chocolate peanut butter stands as the ultimate choice for a no-fuss, delectable, and satiating breakfast or snack. (Published Sept. 5, 2022. Updated Aug. 11, 2023) Bursting with creaminess, this smoothie boasts a wealth of nutrients, abundant protein, and fiber that effortlessly gratify your hunger. Its preparation …

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Bean and Cheese Tacos 6 Simple Ingredients

Looking for a delectable and effortless meal? These bean and cheese tacos are a mouthwatering delight made with just six simple ingredients, including canned beans, cheese, onion, salsa, coleslaw mix (or cabbage or lettuce), and tortillas. For plant-based diets, switching to vegan cheese offers an equally tasty alternative. This recipe promises maximum flavor with minimal …

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Dinnerly vs Hello Fresh: A Comprehensive Comparison

In the fast-paced world we live in, meal delivery kits have become a convenient and popular solution for busy individuals and families. In this comprehensive review, we compare two meal delivery services, HelloFresh and Dinnerly. From pricing and meal plan variety to ease in following recipes, we explore all aspects to help you make an …

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