Eating Healthy: Vegan Rainbow Salad

Rainbow Salad

  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Nayonaise*
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

*Nayonaise is an eggless, dairy-free mayonnaise substitute available from natural food stores.

Combine the cabbage, carrots, onions, and celery in a large bowl. Add the Nayonaise and lemon juice and toss to mix.

Recipe Taken From: www.chooseveg.com 

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Beauty Tips: Foamy Vanilla Bath

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Foamy Vanilla Bath 

Ingredients

  • 1 C Almond, Light Olive, or Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 C Honey
  • 1/2 Liquid Dish-soap (UNSCENTED!) 
  • 1 T. Vanilla Extract 
Instructions
Put the oil in a bowl and slowly add each ingredient, mixing CAREFULLY. Then, pour the mixture into a jar. Shake before each use, this should be enough for 4 baths. =) ENJOY! 

 

Beauty Tips: Home Made Chocolate Lip Balm

 

Chocolate Lip Balm

Ingredients:

  • 3 T. Cocoa Butter
  • 4 Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Vitamin E Capsule
  • 1/4 t. Almond Oil

Instructions:

Melt cocoa butter over double boiler, add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Take a straight pin and poke a hole in the Vitamin E capsule and squirt it into the chocolate mixture. You should also add the almond oil at this point, too. Stir well! Pour into a container, cool, and ENJOY!

Beauty Tips:

Eyebrow Darkener

Ingredients: 

  • Water
  • Sage

Instructions:

Boil some very strong sage tea with the water and sage. Wait till it’s cool, and brush onto eyebrows. Do this routinely, and over time (takes about a month, depending on the strength of the tea) you’ll notice your eyebrows are darker.

Beauty Blunders: Tips To Keep You Looking Your Best

“My body spray never seems to keep me smelling good for very long.. How can I fix this?” When you apply your perfume, instead of just spraying it on , mix it in with your favorite moisturizer, then apply! =)

Suggested Product: Bath And Body Works Secret Wonderland-14.00

“There are some days when I just don’t have enough time to take a shower, but my hair is an oily mess…Quick fix?” No time to take a cleansing shower? Dust some baby powder on your roots! (For extra oily hair, i suggest putting a light dusting on your first layer of hair and then brushing the powder through it to absorb the oil underneath.) 

Suggested Product: Johnson’s Baby Powder Original-TARGET-3.99

Eating Healthy: Pineapple-Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Imagine, sitting in the shade, with your favorite book, swaying in the breeze all nestled in your rainbow-striped cabana, listening to the sounds of nature…Or your noisy kids or siblings roughing a few feet away. Ah summer! This delectable recipe is for a pineapple-strawberry smoothie. A healthy, yet VERY tasty alternative to a sundae. 😉 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cubed fresh or drained canned pineapple
  • 1 cup pineapple or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 ice cubes, crushed
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (it works with frozen ones as well, but fresh ones blend faster & easier)

PREPARATION

  1. Combine pineapple, pineapple/orange juice, yogurt, strawberries, water and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately! 😉

NUTRITION

Per serving: 150 calories (For the amount of ingredients I use.)

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C

Eating Healthy: Thai Chicken Wraps

Looking for something new to try for dinner? Try these yummy Thai Chicken Wraps!

Total Time: 27 minutes

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

 

SERVINGS: 4 HUGE wraps

Ingredients

  • 3 (6-ounce) chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning

Salad:

  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced on an angle
  • 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 cup shredded carrots, available in pouches in produce department
  • 3 scallions, sliced on an angle
  • 12 leaves basil, chopped or torn
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves (4 sprigs)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or white vinegar
  • Salt

Spicy peanut sauce:

Directions

  • Heat a grill pan over high heat. Toss chicken with soy and oil and grill 6 minutes on each side.
  • Combine cucumber, sprouts, carrots, scallions, basil, mint and sesame with a generous sprinkle of sugar and vinegar. Season salad with salt, to taste.
  • Whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar and cayenne together. Stream in vegetable oil.
  • Slice cooked chicken on an angle. Toss with veggies and herbs.
  • In a very hot nonstick skillet or over a gas burner heat tortillas 15 seconds on each side.
  • Pile chicken and veggies in wraps and drizzle liberally with spicy peanut sauce before wrapping and rolling.

*Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray from Food Network*