Five Friday Finds #160

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Are you all ready for the fun and festivities tonight? I want to encourage you and your children to not over indulge on the candy and sweet treats tonight. Sugar lowers our immune systems leaving our bodies prone to colds and infections during an already difficult time of the year for the cold and flu virus. Moderation is key!

If you find yourself or your children feeling ill over the next few days or anytime this winter please remember all of the immunity boosting and cold fighting healthy living tips I’ve shared this month in my 31 Days of Healthy Living Tips series. Elderberry, Ginger, Echinacea, Water, and of course sleep all help fight off viruses and boost your overall immunity.

11 ways to remove sugar from your diet. Go sugar free!  Includes a 21-day sugar free challenge. It is a lifestyle not a diet. Health Matters. Life Matters. AlexisMathews.com

As we enter the time of year when candy, sweet treats and desserts bombard our senses please remember my 21 day sugar free challenge. Sugar is highly addictive, hence why you crave it so strongly. You don’t truly have a sweet tooth and a sugar craving is not normal. Sugar can even affect your mood. I’d love to see all of you start the new year healthier than you are right now.

The Most Popular Post from Last Week’s Five Friday Finds

 

 

Hubby’s Awesome Baklava from The MisAdventures of a Born Again Farm Girl

 

And Now Four Featured Recipes

 

 Spicy Quinoa, Kale and Kimchi Bowl from Urban Naturale

 

 

 Gluten Free Almond Pistachio Cake from Tulip & Lily

 

 

 

Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Vanilla Yogurt Dip from Jay Tried and True

 

 

 

Carmel Popcorn Balls from Yesterfood

 

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Five Friday Finds #159

I am so excited to be joining CJ from Morsels of Life again this week for the Five Friday Finds link-up party. I am looking forward to seeing all of the delicious recipes you share with us this week. Remember, 5 of  you will be featured next week.

Healthy living tip fluoride. Find out why you need to avoid fluoride. Including toxic overdose, bone health, and hypothyroidism.

My most popular post from last week is a topic near and dear to my heart. As you will read in this post, avoiding fluoride is critical for your health, especially your thyroid health. Did you know that fluoride was used as an anti-thyroid drug and treats over active thyroids? Even a small amount can have a huge effect on this very important hormone regulating gland.

I hope you are joining me for my 31 Days of Healthy Living Tips series.

The Most Popular Post from Last Week’s Five Friday Finds

 

Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas from Florassippi Girl

 

And Now Four Featured Recipes

 

 Honey Date Muffins from Jay Tried and True

 

 

 Root Vegetable and Brown Rice Noodle Soup from UrbanNaturale

 

 

Heavenly Pumpkin Bars from Easy Life Meal and Party Planning

 

 

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie from Table for Seven

 

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Five Friday Finds #158

It is that time of week again. Another wonderful week has come and gone and we have another Five Friday Finds. I want to thank CJ at Morsels of Life for allowing me to host another week and discover amazing recipes shared by all of you.

I hope you are enjoying my 31 Days of Healthy Living Tips series. Each day I am sharing a new healthy living tip to encourage and equip you to live a cleaner, healthier, and less chemical filled life. No diets, no fads, just real all natural health tips that come from nature. This week’s tip on adding a probiotic to your daily diet is getting great feedback. Are you taking a probiotic to help with digestion and immunity?

Probiotics restore gut health and help the immune system. Join me for 31 Days of Healthy Living Tips. AlexisMathews.com

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And Now Four Featured Recipes

 

Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate and Cinnamon Chips from A Sprinkle of This and That

 

Pecan Pumpkin Bread with Warm Carmel Glaze from My Sweet Mission 

Banana Chip Muffins from Jay Tried and True

Maple Cornbread Muffins from Yesterfood

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Five Friday Finds #157

Welcome to another week of Five Friday Finds. I am excited to help CJ from Morsels of Life  again this week as she adjusts to motherhood. I hope you enjoyed all of the amazing recipes that linked up last week and I’m excited to bring you 5 more featured recipes this week.

I hope you’ve also been enjoying my 31 Days of Healthy Living Tips. I am thoroughly enjoying researching and writing this series. The most popular post this past week in this series was on plant based diets. The health benefits of a plant based diet are too numerous too list in one article, entire books are written on this subject. If you’d like to learn more about a vegan lifestyle and plant based diets I would like to encourage you to read both Whole and The China Study, both written by T. Colin Campbell a leader in the plant based diet scientific community.

Healthy living tip, plants based diet. 5 benefits of living a vegan lifestyle. Health Matters. Life Matters. AlexisMathews.Com

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And now for 4 featured recipes

 

 

Homemade Frozen Hasbrowns from The MisAdventures of a Born Again Farm Girl

To save money in our food budget I purchase 50# of potatoes at a time. To prevent them from going bad I love finding new ways to preserve them for use later in the month. This method of freezing hash browns in going in my basket of tricks for sure.

 

 

Easy Hummus from A Sprinkle of This and That

Hummus is one of our go-to dips, I love simple homemade hummus.

 

 

Autumn Salad from A Sprinkle of This and That

Vegans love salads, there is just no way around that fact. I love the diversity that salads offer. This recipe for Autumn salad is packed with delicious toppings and a cream free delicious dressing.

 

 

Just Peachy! Peaches & Almond Cream Smoothie from Urban Naturale

My family and I love smoothies. I start every morning with a smoothie packed with greens and fruits. I am excited to try this smoothie recipe from a fellow plant based diet blogger, Urban Naturale.

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Five Friday Finds #156

I am so excited to be co-hosting the Five Friday Finds with CJ from Morsels of Life this month. Please join me in congratulating CJ and her family on their new baby. 

This month I am also participating in a 31 days of writing challenge. Along with hundreds of other bloggers I will be sharing a post every day this month related to one topic. Due to the number of comments and questions that I receive here on the blog as well as across my various social media channels I have decided to share Healthy Living Tips each day this month

I’d like to invite you to come and enjoy this month long series with me as I encourage and equip you to live a healthier life.

31 Days Healthy Living Tips

The most popular post from last week’s Five Friday Finds

One Pot Mexican(ish) Shephard’s Pie from Schmoody Foody

And now for 4 featured recipes

 

Couscous Salad Cups from A Sprinkle of This and That

This recipe sounds absolutely delicious and can easily be changed to fit a variety of dietary lifestyles. Simply using vegetable broth and vegan cheese instantly transforms this dish into a quick and easy vegan lunch choice.

 

Butternut Squash Cranberry Salad from Skinnyfitalicious

What’s not to love about this gorgeous salad? Perfectly vegan just as it is, this recipe is going in my fall inspired collection of recipes.

 

Homemade Taco Seasoning from The Pin Junkie

If you follow my Facebook page at all, you already know how much my family and I love tacos. Tuesdays are officially Taco Tuesdays in our home and should I forget I have 7 children to quickly remind me. Even though we don’t add meat to our tacos, some good old fashioned taco seasoning adds delicious flavor and spice to our weekly tradition. I love this recipe!

 

Easy Antioxidant Trail Mix from Skinnyfitalicious

My 3 youngest children have to have a snack whenever we go somewhere. Not only do they need the snacks to keep them occupied but their little bodies need constant refueling. I have it down to a science when I throw together our on-the-go trail mix snack bags. I’m always looking for new ideas though and this recipe fits that bill perfectly.

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  • Recipes only please. Link to the recipe page directly, not your home page.
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