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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes with Essential Oils

It’s that time of year again!  The leaves have changed color, there’s a nip in the air, we’ve closed up our windows, and started a fire in the woodstove (okay…..maybe you just turned the furnace back on, but dream with me, okay?). 

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner, and, as our thoughts turn to giving thanks, our noses and taste buds are ready for the warm and savory subtleties and aromas of Thanksgiving:  pumpkin pie, simmered greens, turkey and stuffing, roasted vegetables…  Just typing this makes me think about the weight I might gain.  Sigh.

There has to be another way.

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Healthy All Year Long – Cooking with Essential Oils

Little did you know that you have a secret flavor arsenal in your cabinet…yep! Your essential oils can be used in both cooking and baking to amp up your flavors and give those boring meals an extra umph. Most people assume that aromatherapy is the only way to use essential oils and many others are learning about the best way to apply them – but cooking with essential oils brings us back to their roots! Most herbs and plants were utilized in cooking and early medicinal purposes before distilling was perfected to create the high-quality essential oils that we utilize today. In addition, integrating essential oils into your cooking will positively impact your life in the future, both by saving you money and improving your health if you use them.

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Kale and Butternut Squash Saute FI

Kale and Butternut Squash Sauté Recipe

Here is the easiest and most nutrient-dense recipe for you to add to a main dish as a side, or as a vegetarian entree. You can’t really go wrong with kale and butternut squash. A simple, vegetable-heavy dish that will leave you feeling satisfied and not overly full.

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Start Your Fall With This Pear & Ginger Compote

It’s the time of year to start bringing out the blankets, snuggling up, and eating something warm and delicious. But just because it’s pie season, that doesn’t mean you have to over-do it with sugar and calories. This compote slow-cooks its own sugars from the pears to create a yummy, sticky sweet treat. Use it as pie filling, jam, or eat it on its own!

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Top 5 Essential Oils For Dressing Up Your Water

Drinking enough water is one of our most basic and critical health needs.  In fact, 75% of Americans are dehydrated, which is why I’ve written an entire book on Water Infusions.  Being properly hydrated can help to boost metabolism and energy, promotes healthy digestive and immune systems, helps to flush out toxins, improve skin complexion, and much more.

Essential Oils work in a variety of ways to promote health and well-being for the body and mind.  These powerful oils can be applied topically, diffused into the air, and even ingested internally. (Take caution, not all brands, and not all essential oils can be ingested internally.  Read why I only recommend doTERRA oils for internal consumption.)  Due to the benefits of staying hydrated, one of the best ways to go about adding essential oils to your diet in a safe and effective manner is by adding them to water to create tasty, flavorful drinks.  These essential oils can be added in place of, or along with fruit, in water infusions.  Who said water has to be boring??

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