This 200-Calorie Lentil Chili Is Actually So Delicious

Bella Breakdown Pumpkin purée is the secret ingredient in this chili, made with good-for-you lentils and black beans. Here’s How to Make This AMAZING Low-Cal Chili Sauté one chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. When the onion becomes translucent, add 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. When the vegetables start to soften, add two cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, one 15 ounce can of lentils and 1 quart of chicken stock. Once this is well...

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9 Ways to Bounce Back After a Bad Night’s Sleep

Bella Breakdown Had a rough night of sleep? Here’s how to bounce back and face the day. 1. Eat Right Away Sleep deprivation can affect your hunger signals, making it hard to keep cravings in check. Eating protein at breakfast will give you energy throughout the day. 2. Get Some Sun Bright light helps to wake you up. Try stepping outdoors or turning on the lights if you are feeling groggy. 3. Get Moving Exercise is a great way to jumpstart your day. Even a few stretches or jumping jacks will help get your blood pumping and clear away...

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7 Times It’s OK to Say ‘No’ at Work

Bella Breakdown It’s not always easy, but there are times when it’s OK to say no at work. Here are seven times it is absolutely OK to say no at work: Say NO… 1. To extra EXTRA work. Give your boss a clear picture of your workload and say no if you are too overwhelmed. 2. To needless networking. Remember your own goals for meeting new people if you are cornered at networking night. 3. To unrealistic overtime. Open up to your boss to find a solution if you can’t put in extra hours at a certain time. 4....

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5 Real Workout Tips for Exhausted New Moms

(This post is sponsored. However, as always, the opinions are all my own) (Realistic) Fitness Tips for the Newly Minted Mama As the mother of a 10-month-old and an 8-year-old, I know a thing or two about being an exhausted new mom. I’ve always envied those mothers who stroll out of the hospital looking perfectly toned, well rested, bright eyed and impeccably dressed and then remain that way through the newborn phase of infancy. Suffice it to say, I’m not that kind of mom. I’m more of the if-I-manage-to-get-on-eyeliner-I-call-it-a-successful-day kind of mother, and I have a similar approach to...

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Patty Madden Leggings will Turn the Gym into a Runway

6 Beautifully Chic Leggings You Never Knew You Needed At only $55 a pair, each uniquely patterned legging is thick yet breathable, and the raised waistline works as shapewear to create an extra flattering look! Not buying these leggings for athletic purposes? That’s fine too! Patty Madden’s designs are works of art that bring vibrancy to your street style. Art Of Where prints and sews these leggings by hand in Montreal, Canada with love… and also a formula of 88% polyester and 12% spandex. Since Patty Madden leggings have such high fabric quality, you never have to worry about...

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9 Inspiring Social Media Moments from Body Positive Celebs

Bella Breakdown These women are leading the movement, and they know they look good doing it. #1 Chrissy Teigen shows off her stretch marks commenting “my thighs have tributaries”. #2 Zendaya posted how shocked she was when her hips and torso were altered in a photograph. She was upset by how these things “make women self-conscious and create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have.” #3 Laverne Cox revealed that the only “surgeon” she uses is the beauty filter on Snapchat. She is happy waking up and just being herself. #4 Amy Schumer describes herself as fearless and...

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