5 “healthy” dessert recipes

When it comes to dessert most people are not thinking of health.  These recipes below are somewhat healthier versions of classic favorites.  The desserts aren’t completely healthy, but have a few changes to make them a little better for us.

 

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chocolate chip cookie pie

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/05/31/deep-dish-cookie-pie/

 

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carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/carrot-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-frosting-recipe.html

 

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blueberry coffee cake

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/blueberry-coffee-cake-recipe.html

 

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one minute chocolate cake

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/11/06/one-minute-chocolate-cake/

 

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http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-cherry-heart-smart-cookies-10000001949710/

 

 

 

5 easy vegetarian dishes

I am not a vegetarian, but  sometimes I like not eating meat for a few reasons.  Eating vegetarian is healthy and better for the environment so it is good to do once in a while.  Here are a few recipes to get you started.

 

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Vegetarian Chili

http://www.foodie.com/recipes/the-best-vegetarian-chili-ever

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Portobello Mushroom Burger

 

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2013/07/16/portobello-mushroom-burgers/

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Spaghetti and No-Meat Balls

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/spaghetti-and-no-meat-balls-recipe.html

 

Spring Trends

Now that March has begun it’s time to start thinking about what to wear once the weather gets a little warmer.  Along with the obvious choice of spring florals, some other trends this spring include pleats, bold colors and longer hemmed dresses and skirts.  Here are a few pieces to take a look at to help you try some new trends.

 

Try this casual, floral Sparkle and Fade sundress from Urban Outfitters.  This is perfect for the warmer days ahead.

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=31910425&parentid=W_APP_DRESSES&color=009

 

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open-back skater dress

Go a little bolder with this longer hemmed dress by Aqua.

http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/aqua-maxi-dress-athletic-stripe-cami?ID=989188&CategoryID=10194#fn=spp%3D11%26ppp%3D96%26sp%3D1%26rid%3D99%26spc%3D413itemsin%20Aqua

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athletic stripe cami dress

Follow the pleated trend by trying this French Connection top.

http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/french-connection-top-polly-plains-pleats?ID=945639&CategoryID=2911#fn%3Dspp%3D30

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polly plains pleats top

And of course some wedges are needed to wear with all these looks.  Try this pair by Charles David.

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/charles-david-tamela-sandal/3617630?origin=shoppingbag

 

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‘tamela’ sandal

 

 

Sustainable Beauty

Beauty products are also a part of your life that you can make sustainable.  From a foundation that you wear everyday to a unique eyeshadow for a night out, there are many organic options.  Here are a few brands to take a look at.

Juice Beauty

http://www.juicebeauty.com/store/makeup/?gclid=CKn13-H14LwCFVPxOgodQwgA9Q

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make up medley

100% Pure

http://www.100percentpure.com/Fruit-Pigmented-Cosmetics-s/12.htm?gclid=CPKL6bL24LwCFWUOOgodbDEApQ

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gift set: doll face

Lavera

http://www.lavera.com/lavera-products/organic-makeup.html/

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makeup kit

HOW TO: Dress Sustainably

Even the most environmentally friendly person might not be aware that they can be sustainable with their clothing choices. It would be impossible to only try and wear sustainable clothing, but just buying and wearing a few pieces can make a huge difference.  Not many companies manufacture clothing that is made out of recycled or packaged material but here are five brands to take a look at to help you get started.

1.  Shop for everyday apparel at Rodale’s.

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Henley Shirt Dress

2.  Buy athletic apparel at Grammici.

http://www.gramicci.com/shop/womens-c-64.html?page=all

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Performance Capri

3.  Buy Sundresses and T-shirts at Prana.

http://www.prana.com/women.html

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Chelsea Top

4.  Shop for knitted shirts and dresses at Kali Clothing.

http://kaliclothing.com/index.html

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The Asha Dress

5.  If you’re looking for that elegant dress shop at Way It Should Be.

http://www.wayitshouldbe.net

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Black Cocktail Dress