Healthy Food Fads That Are Just As Bad For You

Bella Breakdown Diet fads have come and gone over the many years of people trying to get in the best shape. Like the many diets that nutritionists live and die by, there are also food fads that are deemed “healthy” though that might not be the case. Here are some healthier food fads that aren’t as healthy as advertised. Agave: It may sound fancy and exotic, but agave nectar is not the best for your body. Compared to other sugars, agave holds fructose content that is just as high, if not more. Coconut Oil: With uses for food, hair,...

Read More

Our NoBaked Cookie Dough Dreams Have Come True!

NoBaked Cookie Dough Growing up one of my fondest memories is coming home from school to a house that smelled like freshly baked cookies! As much as I loved freshly baked cookies, I also LOVED raw cookie dough. But, whenever I would attempt to sneak a spoon full of the raw goodness, obviously, I was intercepted by my mom’s salmonella warning. Even though nobody ever knew anyone who got sick from it, there was always that slight suspicion that it could happen. Now, being a mom myself, I totally understand why my parents were always throwing out the salmonella...

Read More

The Only Recipes You Need For National Pizza Day

Bella Breakdown Forget Valentine’s Day, one of my favorite holidays is upon us. Yes, February 9th is National Pizza Day, and it’s time to start preparing your pizza feast. Gather your friends, break out the wine and settle in for a night of gourmet pizza. Now, the first thing to consider is the crust of course. Feel free to go store bought or homemade (see recipe below). If you are getting pre-made dough, I really like Trader Joe’s fresh dough! Pro tip: you can also go to your local pizzeria and ask to buy some dough. It’s usually around...

Read More

The Best Recipes From Chrissy Teigan’s “Cravings: Hungry For More”

Bella Breakdown I just want to live in a world where I can eat and look like Chrissy Teigan. It doesn’t seem like too much to ask! When the model debuted her first cookbook, the world buzzed about her over the top comfort dishes paired with healthier, simple recipes. This second cookbook is all about a slightly more refined palette and influences from all over the world. So if you’re struggling to plan out your meals this week, these are the recipes you should try. Jalapeño Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 4 slices soft sourdough...

Read More

This Is The Only Date Night Meal You Need

Bella Breakdown When it comes to impressing a date, my philosophy is simpler is better. Once you go all out with the flashy touches, it’s not only easier for things to not go according to plan, but then you’re automatically set the bar a little too high. A home cooked meal is a fantastic way to impress your guest, and this classic pasta recipe is rich, comforting and dare I say, sexy too. I suggest pairing this dish with a crisp white wine like a Chablis or Pinot Grigio. If you prefer red, look for something very light, such...

Read More