#loveyourself Day 19: 50 Healthy Snacks that Satisfy

So we’ve been stuck in a bit of a snack time rut around here. Part of it is that I am at a bit of a loss because my daughter has a mild dairy allergy, and being small, some things like carrots still aren’t the best idea for her.

I usually have a snack at the same time she does, around 3 p.m. when I am experiencing that afternoon energy low. Health experts often tout eating small meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism up. Snacks that are 200 calories or less will satisfy your craving and give you the pick me up you need. [Read more...]

#loveyourself Day 12: The Miracle that is Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey. This was something I hadn’t even heard of until I started this project of wellness. Manuka Honey is a particular type of honey that hails from Australia and New Zealand. It is produced by bees who feed on the Manuka bush, a relative of the tea tree plant.

670px Manuka flowers and native bee #loveyourself Day 12: The Miracle that is Manuka Honey

English: A native New Zealand bee (probably Leioproctus sp.) visits a manuka flower (Leptospermum scoparium). Photo taken on Tiritiri Matangi Island. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was suggested Manuka Honey as a facial cleanser. Cleaning my face with honey didn’t sound like the neatest way of doing it, but it didn’t sound too bad either. [Read more...]