Cook Cauliflower The Right Way

Bella Breakdown Cauliflower is the renaissance man of vegetables. It can be cooked in so many different ways and be added as an appropriate side to so many different dishes. You can make it super healthy or cook it with butter and fry it to fatty perfection. In order to prepare it correctly, you need to add a few magic touches to your process. Step number one is getting rid of the leaves and the base of the stem. You only want those whiteheads and the last part of the stem, nothing more, nothing less. Then, you want to...

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What You Eat Can Affect How You Feel

Bella Breakdown For a long time, vegetables were my enemy. I did not like to eat them because, well, I am ashamed to admit that I was picky. For me, meat, cheese, and carbs were the staples of my diet (yes, not unlike a high school male teenager… don’t judge me). Fortunately, I am rather athletic and I was able to make up for my lack of good diet with regular exercise. But last year, everything changed for me when I started to have dramatic mood swings and feel more sad and anxious than I had felt in a...

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What A Gut-Healthy Diet Looks Like

Bella Breakdown People often don’t realize just how important it is to eat for a healthy gut. Our gut health is pivotal to our overall health. It is quite literally the epicenter to which our bodies derive it’s functions. They don’t use the term ‘trust your gut’ for nothing. So, what exactly does a gut healthy, daily diet consist of? Morning: A great way to start your morning is with natural oatmeal. Add boiling water, a pinch of salt, and top with blueberries, chopped almonds or pecans, and even drizzle a bit of honey or maple syrup. If you...

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A Farm In the City DIY

Bella Breakdown Growing and cultivating plants and foods has become extremely popular as of late. It is really cool to be able to grow things like tomatoes, basil, rosemary, sprouts, mint, and much more yourself. You know where your food ingredients are coming from, and you’re not breaking the bank to get the freshest, most organic foods. Not all of us have backyards to grow things in though. You may live in a busy city, where the only access to the outdoors is a small window ledge. That’s probably not sufficient for your basil. Urban farming has become wildly...

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Try These Everyday Tips To Make Dieting Easy

Bella Breakdown There are an infinite amount of dieting fads. Many people have a hard time figuring out which one will work for them and is the most effective. Nutritionists suggest instead of diving head first into a daunting diet, incorporate a lot of small changes into your daily routine. Here are some of the small changes that professionals suggest… 1.) Use bento boxes! This helps with meal prep and portion control. 2.) Veggies, veggies, veggies. Try substituting meat and high fat foods with lots of yummy vegetables. 3.) Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so...

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