Thanksgiving Dinner In A Handful Of Chips?

Bella Breakdown Ah, Thanksgiving. The one day a year where even health bloggers and dieticians turn a blind eye at processed fats and gorge on buttery mashed potatoes, sugar-loaded pies, and salt bathed turkeys. But what’s better than actual Thanksgiving food? Recreating them into delicious leftovers for days to come. But if your Thanksgiving is anything like mine, there are never leftovers to be found as my mother sends every singles guest home with pounds of food (thanks Mom, I slaved hours over that casserole) and the delicacy of Thanksgiving’s hearty flavors are gone just as quickly as they...

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The Holidays Are Here And Starbucks Is Ready To Celebrate

Bella Breakdown How do you know the appropriate time to begin celebrating the Holiday season? When Starbucks rolls out its signature Holiday Cups and flavors. While there’s still time to get your Pumpkin Spice Latte fix in, the long-awaited and much-loved winter seasonal flavors are officially here and with that, Santa might as well be coming down the chimney tonight. Coming to menus are the tried and true favorites, including Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, and the Eggnog Latte. All of the beverages can be ordered hot, iced or as a...

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Learn To Cook With Chrissy

Bella Breakdown Bonafide foodie, cookbook author, social media guru, supermodel, and loving wife and mother Chrissy Teigen just launched a website dedicated to her love of all things yummy, for people with a love a for all things yummy. Her site, named after her successful cookbook, Cravings By Chrissy Teigen, is meant to cater to conversations and inspire readers to get in the kitchen. “Let’s cook, talk, do all the things” is really the perfect way to capture the essence of the site. With handfuls of Teigen approved and crafter recipes, it’s impossible not to develop some intense cravings...

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Countdown To Christmas With Some Extra Spirit

Bella Breakdown There’s something certainly nostalgic about counting down the days to Christmas. Crossing off days on the calendar, keeping up with the ABC and Hallmark movies, and of course, advent calendars. In my family, each night of December we shared the most festive part of our day before moving a star along on a giant felt Christmas tree and retrieving a Hershey’s kiss to waltz into dreams of sugar plum fairies all month long. As an adult, the countdown to Christmas can be a bit more stressful—each passing day represents another day that you couldn’t find the perfect...

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Juice For An Immunity Boost

Bella Breakdown With flu season and holiday travels quickly approaching, it’s time to double-down on supporting your immune system. The winter months pose a greater threat of sickness as less sunlight and colder temperatures naturally take a toll on your body’s immunity. Busier schedules with back-to-school, holiday functions, traveling, and shopping increase exposure to illness and basically guarantee a family member being under-the-weather every month. To help prepare, incorporate some of these natural immunity boosters into your diet. I find it best to juice the ingredients to they maintain all their vitamins and are easier to digest, ensuring that...

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Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Join Tiller & Hatch

Bella Breakdown Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have embarked into new territory—they’ve have announced a serious partnership and backing with Tiller & Hatch, a meal service plan that can be found at Walmart or through delivery service. The meals emphasize nutrition and ease above all else and make for perfect weeknight busy dinners. Many of the meals can be cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot and satisfy the taste buds of kids and adults. From chicken tortilla stew to traditional farfalle dishes, Lopez says this is a brand she wants to work with because she believes in...

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Healthy Football Food Tips

Bella Breakdown Whether you’re a football fan or not, absolutely no one can pass up the appetizers and snacks that make their way to the counter when the games begin. Creamy, cheesy dips, miniature meats wrapped in bacon, deep-fried everything, and endless platters of wings may be a win for the tastebuds but a major loss for your health. To ensure your football season goes without any major health concerns, here are some tips for health-ifying your favorites. Ditch the dairy: I’m not saying all of it, but at least one of the dairy ingredients in your casserole or...

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Fall Savory Picks From Trader Joe’s

Bella Breakdown It’s no secret that pumpkin spice is the dessert flavoring of choice this time of year. But what about all of us savory lovers? Where should we get our fall flavors in, and what exciting new products are out there for us? If you reach for pasta over pastries, keep reading, and get ready to visit your local Trader Joe’s. Never one to miss out on an opportunity for new products, Trader Joe’s has the perfect fall lineup, that includes both sweet and savory goodies. They won’t be around for too long though, so get them while...

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