Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix + Oatmeal Topper

This Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix recipe is sponsored by iHerb

Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix - Use this trail mix on your oatmeal, on your roasted squash salad, or on top of your smoothie bowl

In autumn we all take a deep breath out, our memory box filled with summer adventures and good times, and we slowly make the transition into winter. For me, autumn is time to turn the oven back on to prepare meals for family and friends, and also start trialing holiday recipes and edible gifts. In our busy lives, we can all appreciate a versatile dish, something that can be used in multiple ways. That’s why I created this Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix and Oatmeal Topper because that’s exactly what it is. As a trail mix, it can be enjoyed as a quick and filling afternoon snack, or perhaps given to friends or coworkers as a holiday gift. As a meal, it tastes great added to your warming bowl of oatmeal or sprinkled on your next roasted winter squash salad. I’ve included more ideas below on how to enjoy this tasty holiday essential pumpkin spice trail mix, and some tips on how to maximise the nutritional quality.
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Simple Energy Snack Size Peanut Butter Balls

Sounds to good to be true doesn’t it. Peanut butter… no bake… less than 100 calories. We live in a world of convenience, and all too often we choose to reach for the sugar packed granola bars or trans-fat laden potato chips when looking for a quick fix. What if I told you that a healthy and tasty treat may only require 15 minutes of your time? Put ingredients into a bowl and roll into balls, easy right? And in return you will get 3 weeks worth of these healthy and convenient no bake 100 calorie peanut butter energy balls.
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Choosing Milk Alternatives

Nepalese Women Make Traditional Yaks Milk Tea, Langtang, Nepal

So you have made the choice to give up milk. Mom says no, friends call you a hippie, the dairy industry is smacking their 3 recommended serves in your face. But you don’t care, your going to do it. Whether it be to ward off suspected intolerances, a cows milk allergy, to lower your carbon footprint or for personal ethical reasons, finding a suitable alternative can be tricky. Each book you read, every website you come across and every person you talk to will probably tell you something different. I just want to lay out the basics as well as expunge any myths. You can decide for yourself which milk alternative sounds like its best suited to your lifestyle and diet.
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Raw Nori Stix Recipe – Is A Raw Food Diet For You?

Raw Nori Stix

Today is International Raw Food Day! With raw food cafes and restaurants popping up everywhere, it is safe to say that this emerging trend is taking off. Raw foodies claim that a raw food diet can increase energy levels with the promise of long-lasting health. Naturally I have become curious about this seemingly new phenomenon that promises to change your life and did a little research.
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Raw Fruit Tart With Cashew Cream and Seasonal Fruit

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Long dispelled are the myths of inadequate protein intake in vegetarian diets as we know now that a balanced and varied vegetarian diet, containing nuts, seeds, tofu, eggs, legumes and quinoa will provide us with enough. One query that continues to linger is whether or not a vegetarian diet can provide sufficient omega-3 fatty acids. One of the highest sources of omega-3 fatty acids is seafood, but there are plenty of plant based sources as well. Here is some helpful tips on how much of these plant sources we need to consume in a day, as well as how to ensure the maximum availability of these nutrients.
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Simple Raw Date Fudge Balls {Vegan and Gluten Free}

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Healthy Toasted Muesli with Omega-3’s

Rachel's Healthy Toasted Muesli

Finally a muesli with a winning combination! Full of lots of goodness for a great start to the day. Hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and pepitas for a good dose of unsaturated fats in the morning. Chia and flaxseeds for your omega-3’s and chopped organic dates for some sweetness. All rounded up with some oats a good source of soluble fibre and toasted for a richer flavour. You only need a heaped 1/4 cup of this muesli to start the day because the wheat germ will help to keep your tummy full all morning long.
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