Why Eating Honey Before Bed Is Good For You

Bella Breakdown You probably shouldn’t eat before bed, but if you are, the one thing you should eat is a spoonful of honey. It’s no secret the many benefits of honey, so of course, it is no surprise that there are upsides to eating honey when it comes to your sleep. Honey is rich in antioxidants, contains antibacterial properties, can help cholesterol levels, and is known to help with weight loss. Ignore the sayings about the sugar content in honey because, despite the sweetness, honey helps you burn fat more quickly. Replace the sugar you use in your nighttime...

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Replace Unhealthy Snacks With This Recipe For Zucchini Chips

Bella Breakdown Simple Baked Zucchini Chips Pass on the potato chips and try this healthy snack alternative made with simple, healthy ingredients. Once you'll try these zucchini chips, you'll be hooked on this healthy snack. The best part is you can customize any way you like with herbs and spices. Print Recipe Pin Recipe EquipmentMandolin Veggie SlicerPastry Brush Ingredients  2 tbsp. Olive Oil1 large ZucchiniKosher Salt (for taste, as desired)Herb or Spice Of Choice (optional) Instructions Preheat the oven to 225 °F. Line two 17" baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Cut the ends of the zucchini off and start slicing on the mandolin...

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Warm Up With This Recipe For Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

Bella Breakdown Wild Rice Mushroom Vegan Soup This creamy soup incorporates wild rice and mushrooms for a vegan, dairy-free soup. This gluten-free and vegan soup is sure to keep you warm during the cold seasons that the whole family can enjoy! Print Recipe Prep Time 5 minsCook Time 55 minsTotal Time 1 hr Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack, SoupCuisine French Servings 4 servingsCalories 1200 kcal Ingredients  1 can Coconut Milk (14 ounces)3/4 cup Wild Rice Blend5-6 cups Vegetable Broth (5 cups for a thicker consistency and 6 cups for thinner consistency)4 cups Mushrooms - Crimini and Shitake (diced)1 tsp Parsley (dried)1 cup White Onion (diced)2 tbsp Vegan Butter (alternative - oil)2 cloves Garlic (minced, 1 tbsp.)Salt & Pepper (optional - for taste)...

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Making The Most Of Your Space With Vertical Gardening

Bella Breakdown Planting a garden might seem to require more space leaving some with smaller spaces feeling like they don’t have enough room for a garden. Instead of looking around for additional space try looking up and utilize vertical gardening. Vertical gardening is a great solution to a space problem if present in smaller spaces but this gardening method utilizes the most of a small space. This gardening method can be utilized indoors or outdoors with a variety of plants, flowers, herbs, and more. A simple way to start a vertical garden is by using a trellis or a...

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How Changing Your Diet Can Help You Live Longer

Bella Breakdown Man has searched centuries for the secret of living longer and there are a couple of countries around the world that hold the secret. Scientists and researchers have indicated 5 countries around the world called blue zones that have citizens with a high population of centenarians (people who are over 100 years of age). Scientists have researched blue zones to find the secret of living a longer life and diet seems to play a big role. Here are a couple of changes you can make to your diet to ensure you live a long and healthy life....

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The Delicate And Enriched History Of Saffron

Bella Breakdown Exotic spices can cost a pretty penny at the market, including the delicate saffron spice. Saffron can cast as much as $10,000 per kilogram due to the delicate harvest process that can only be done by hand. Saffron has a rich history spanning thousands of years as being one of the most sought-after spices in the world. Saffron isn’t only for cooking, it can also be used as a dye and medicine. For only one gram of saffron, 150 saffron flowers are harvested with most of the less expensive saffron found in grocery stores that could be...

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Easy Recipe For Balsamic Honey Chicken

Balsamic Honey Chicken This simple chicken dish is great for the whole family combining the flavors of honey and balsamic vinegar. We also offer some substitute recommendations below. Print Recipe Servings 4 people Ingredients  1 tbsp. Olive Oil1 lb Chicken Breasts (boneless)1 tsp. Rosemary (fresh, finely chopped)1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar1/4 tsp. Black Pepper1/4 cup Chicken Broth1/2 tsp. Salt2 tbsp. Honey2 cloves Garlic (crushed) Instructions Combine the rosemary, vinegar, broth, salt, pepper, garlic, and honey in a medium-size bowl mixing with a whisk. Add half of the marinade mixture with chicken breasts in a 1-gallon ziplock bag. Allow the chicken to marinate for 15 to 30 minutes. Heat a large cast-iron skillet on medium heat and add oil. Let the marinade...

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Extravagant And Expensive Tasting Wine For Affordable Prices

Bella Breakdown Finding a fine wine can seem expensive but you just have to learn some wine sommelier tricks to find some true gems. Here is a list of extravagant wines that taste expensive but are affordable with a variety of prices. Every gal says yay for rosé with a light floral scent and sweet taste for a glass full of pink perfection. The Réserve Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2017 by Famille Perrin is only $14 for a bottle and features the family coat-of-arms celebrating their French heritage. This rosé wine has notes of grapefruit for a fresh and...

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