Top Five Tips to Get More Greens Into Your Diet

We all have good intentions when it comes to eating greens, but sometimes they get pushed aside (or to the back of the refrigerator) while we eat takeout. It’s so, so important to eat leafy greens on a daily basis for optimal nutrition. There are tons of benefits to adding them to your diet, including improved blood flow

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Sweet & Spicy Sides

Hi, everyone! So far I’ve shared only breakfast and chocolate recipes, so today I’m sharing some sides that work for lunch or dinner! I’m including two recipes in this post because one of them is so easy it’s barely a recipe. Today’s recipes are Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad and Sweet Chili Zucchini. Sweet potatoes are one

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Diet Review: Macrobiotics

Hi! This post is the first in my diet review series, where I will talk about some of the major diets that are popular now or have been in the past few years. My aim here isn’t to promote fad dieting or weight-loss pressure, but to review ways of eating that are considered lifestyles–as in,

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Quick & Healthy Dark Chocolate Cups

This recipe is life changing. Seriously. I used to only buy super bitter dark chocolate bars from the grocery store because they had the lowest sugar content. More recently I’ve seen specialty chocolate bars at places like Whole Foods that use better quality ingredients, but they’re usually pretty expensive. As much as most people love chocolate, not

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Getting Outdoors

Getting outdoors is my favorite way to get some exercise and fresh air. I don’t exercise just for the sake of burning calories, because then it gets boring really fast. For me, exercise has to have some type of mind/body connection that helps me elevate my health and my state of mind. I try to

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Stovetop Granola

I love having granola for breakfast, but I won’t eat the store-bought stuff because I avoid white sugar at all costs. That’s not to say I don’t eat sweets–you’ll see in my upcoming posts that I use sweetener in a lot of my recipes and have a little bit of chocolate nearly every day–but I

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Baked Eggs with Rainbow Chard + Bell Peppers

Hi! I have a fantastic baked eggs recipe to share with you today. I love eggs prepared all different ways–fried, scrambled, poached, boiled–but baking eggs is my latest favorite. Mixing up a nice greens dish with a bit of oil and cracking a few eggs on top makes a savory and satisfying dish that you

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Welcome to Glow & Polish!

Hi!!! Thanks for stopping by to read my first post! I’m going to start by sharing a little bit about myself and my plans for the blog (see the quick version on my About page). Read on to hear my story and how Glow & Polish came to be! First off, I’m so excited to be launching this blog!

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