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Nov25

Safety in the Workplace: Why Safety Moments Matter!

Posted on Nov 25 by

We have all been there: work calls us in for another safety meeting to go over the standards, rules, and safety precautions. Most of us will roll our eyes, wondering why we need to continually attend these meetings. Many workers will not have experienced a time when they have needed those safety reminders, but for those that have experienced an accident, they are crucial. It is not until an accident occurs that the importance of those safety meetings comes into play, and at that moment, you’ll be thankful you know what to do.   Knowing what to do to ensure safety in the workplace is extremely important. You may scoff and joke around when your team is having a “safety moment,” but what you don’t realize is that those safety moments could be the thing saving someone’s life, adn that someone could be you. Keeping you and your team up to date is what will prevent accidents. Say, for example, someone was late to the meeting and didn’t learn that the new machinery had a few more advanced features...

Nov25

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Healthy Almond Cinnamon Christmas Star Cookies

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Tis the season to be baking! Christmas is around the corner and that means that Christmas star cookies and all sorts of other goodies will be surrounding you. It is hard during the holiday season to avoid the temptation of indulging in these treats, as most times they are very unhealthy. Many holiday treats are loaded with excess sugars, butter, and fat! So what can you do to help avoid filling your body with all that bad stuff? Fill it with delicious healthier treats! Who says that cookies have to be terrible for you? This great Christmas “Healthy Almond Cinnamon Christmas Star cookies” recipe that will leave you feeling better about yourself! Avoid those overly sweet desserts this year and make a batch of your own.   Cinnamon and almond are the flavors that melt in your mouth and leave you feeling nostalgic (a late night sledding, cozy by the fire, warm blanket kind of feeling!). A great way to avoid using unhealthy butter is to use alternatives such as chia, coconut products, and almonds. Check out this healthy...

Nov25

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Caramelized Sweet Potato Apple Hash Browns

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With the holidays comes dinners with friends and family. Everyone brings a dish and the meal is extravagant and your plate is overloaded with food. Sometimes the hardest thing is trying to figure out what dish to bring. You want to bring something delicious but also nothing too boring. Mashed potatoes have been done a million times over and roasted veggies don’t really seem to fit the bill. What you need is a delectable dish of Caramelized Sweet Potato Apple Hash Browns that fits with the cozy theme of Christmas and has the guests coming back for more!   What better dish than one that has apples AND sweet potato in it. Not only is this dish vegan, but can also be used for the Paleo diet as well as the Whole30 diet. There is no way you can go wrong with bringing this side dish to your holiday dinners!   Ingredients (Recipe made to serve 2-4) 1 large Sweet Potato (peeled and diced) 1 large Apple (pink lady or granny smith apples work well – diced) 2 tbsp. Coconut...

Nov25

Sunday Recipe Makeover – Vegan Crepes

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Christmas morning is filled with excitement, joy, wonder, and…. hungry tummies! Christmas breakfast is a meal that goes hand-in-hand with stockings and new presents. Many times these breakfasts can be a bit unhealthy and involve bacon, sweet waffles, and other heavy items that leave you feeling bloated before your Christmas dinner. If you are staying in this Christmas and are unsure of what to do for breakfast, have you considered vegan crepes?   Crepes are an amazing breakfast food that is easy to make and leaves you satisfied but not feeling like you over-ate. Crepes are also a great alternative to eating a ton of carbs first thing in the morning. Plus they look pretty! Get your favorite fruits for a topping, or any other savory item you would like to fill them with. Strawberries are a great fruit to put on crepes, especially for Christmas to give it that red accent on your plate. Check out this recipe for vegan crepes and keep this in mind for your Christmas or any other holiday breakfast!   Note: This recipe...

Oct24

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake

Posted on Oct 24 by

Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake   With colder weather comes the want for comfort food. The type of comfort food that is yummy and satisfies those sweet cravings. What better cold-weather comfort food than some homemade carrot cake? Many carrot cakes you buy at the grocery store will be loaded with sugars, oils and fats that leave you feeling guilty and unhealthy. If you fill your carrot cake with actual vegetables and other healthy ingredients, it will be naturally sweet and moist leaving your mouth happy!   If you are looking for something dessert-like to make, choose this healthier version of carrot cake! This vegan carrot cake is also oil free! This recipe is great for when you have company coming over or any fundraising bake sales that happen this winter season! It is sure to satisfy the comfort-food craving and have the company asking for the recipe.   Ingredients (Recipe serves 12 pieces)   2 cups Flour ½ tbsp.. Baking Powder ½ tsp. Baking Soda ½ tsp. Sea Salt 1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon ½ tsp. Nutmeg ½ tsp. Ground...

Oct24

Sunday Recipe Makeover – Pesto and Roasted Tomato Pizza

Posted on Oct 24 by

Pesto and Roasted Tomato Pizza   It’s a night in and it feels like the perfect time to watch a movie while eating dinner. What better movie-dinner food than pizza! Instead of ordering from your local pizza place, why not do one better and make it yourself! By making your own pizza, you can ensure that you have only fresh and healthy ingredients that will make you feel good about yourself as you dive into your dinner! Avoid the greasy, over-sauced pizza that is so commonly found at take-out pizza places and make something healthy instead. Check out this vegan, dairy-free Pesto and Roasted Tomato Pizza recipe that is sure to be the perfect pizza. This is a quick and delicious recipe that is great for the family or simply a night in on your own!   Ingredients (Recipe makes 8 slices)   Prepared Pizza Dough (any brand should work) Pumpkin Seed Pesto ½ cup Shelled Pumpkin Seeds (aka Pepitas) 1 cup Packed Basil Leaves 2 Garlic Cloves 3 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast ½ cup Olive Oil 2 cups Tomatoes...