Beautiful Bites: Transforming Graham Crackers

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Introducing Beautiful Bites, a new column featuring beautifying, anti-aging versions of the not-so-healthy foods we eat everyday. A few ingredient tweaks to a meal you eat regularly could translate to serious beauty benefits (and less guilt)! If you can suggest a meal that could use a beauty tune-up, email me at jolene@beautyiswellness.com

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The Food: Graham Crackers

The Beauty Betrayers: wheat flour, refined sugar (in large amounts), loads of butter or shortening

 

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Fall Beauty Food: Broccoli + Curried Broccoli Potato Soup

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To eat or not to eat? Of all the green veggies, broccoli could be the most polarizing. While it has a quiet stable of fans, it bears more than its share of insults from crinkle-nosed detractors, who, incidentally, may not be laughing when they find out how much anti-aging power they’re missing. This fall, make room for this anti-ager on your plate— or in your soup bowl, using the recipe ahead.

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Gluten-Free Banana Buckwheat Carob Muffins

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Afternoon tea. Sounds so much more relaxing than crack-of-dawn coffee, doesn’t it? But few of us ever take a quiet moment to give our body and beauty a tea break.

Today’s post gives you an excuse to savor the anti-aging benefits of tea, along with something sweet (that won’t sabotage your skin) to pair with it. Together, this duo offers a moment to breathe, de-stress, and, of course, eat for beauty!

When we talk about tea, we mean freshly brewed, since the bottled teas (sweetened or unsweetened) sitting on store shelves have lost almost all of their anti-aging benefits. If you really want the total body benefits of tea, you must brew it fresh.

And since I realize that sometimes tea just begs a sweet accompaniment, I created these Gluten-Free Banana Buckwheat Carob Muffins.

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