1. Lentil Vegetarian Chili

    I love this Lean Star Lentil Chili recipe from the Fresh Cookbook for cold winter nights when all I want to do is curl up on my couch with a soft blanket and the heater on full blast. Other reasons I love this specific recipe… it is vegetarian friendly, the cumin gives it an extra flavor most chili’s don’t bring to the table, and of course the highlight – it is only 145 calories per serving! Ingredients (serves 4): 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cups minced onion 2 garlic cloves minced 3 tablespoons chili powder 1.5 tablespoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried…

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  2. Readers hair care questions Answered by Professional Hair Stylist, Danielle Golburgh

    Kara wrote: “I have Split ends! Ugh. And if I pick them do they really get worse? Any advice?” Danielle:  ”Please, DO NOT split your ends! Doing that splits the hair further up the strand, causing breakage.  Instead, go for regular trims and get yourself a professional protein shampoo and conditioner, such as Kerastase Bain Force Architecte shampoo and Masque Force Architecte mask treatment,  to use at home to strengthen your hair.” Margo wrote: “Is it bad to use Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum every time I dry my hair? It makes it super sleek, shine, and smooth, but when I wash it it feels…

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  3. 7 Months Pregnant – Fashionable Maternity by Isabella Oliver

    Top: Isabella Oliver The Scoop Maternity Top / Jeans: Seven for All Mankind Maternity / Bracelets: Alex and Ani (buy individually here) / Jacket: Isabella Oliver Sophie Duffle Coat / Boots: Steve Madden Womens Brazos boots Throughout my pregnancy when people asked me if I buy maternity clothes I was always quick to whip back “absolutely not!” Maybe it’s the fashion side of me that is convinced that “maternity” could never equate to “trendy” or maybe it’s all of the passé maternity outfits I witnessed in the ‘80’s that left my mind tainted for what “maternity wear “ looks like. In reality though, the only items I…

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  4. Travel-Friendly Exercises

    Written by Guest Nutritionist Casey Simmons: While we all are so busy with parties, events, family visits, and travel during the holidays, it is difficult to stick to our normal exercise routines.  But don’t panic! If you can find the motivation to do 10-20 minutes of exercises [whether it’s in your home before guests arrive or in a corner of your hotel room], it will help offset some of that increased holiday eating, with an added bonus of relieving some holiday stress as well! Here are some great exercises to get that workout going: 1. Push-ups – a basic push-up is…

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  5. Host a Hanukkah Dinner Party

    Happy Hanukkah FH Readers!! Oh I love the holidays… it brings together family and friends, there are endless holiday cookies and treats to look forward to, and the twinkling lights and holiday music that fills the stores always gets a smile on my face. This holiday season, my husband and I decided to incorporate some Hanukkah Holiday cheer into our own home with some easy Holiday DIY decorations. He put white twinkle lights up on our balcony, I placed bowls of Hanukkah Gelt in our entry way and on our coffee table, and I hosted a Hanukkah Dinner for my sisters. Throwing together…

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