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About A Healthy Hint

Two food lovers sharing their love of nutrition through ingredient focused recipes and healthy hints

Pumpkin Scones

Now that you have a homemade Chai Tea Latte recipe from A Healthy Hint, it only feels right to pair it with some homemade pumpkin scones and swaddle yourself in every piece of flannel that you own. We want to bring you healthy recipes and hints, but we always want to encourage you to recognize the importance of balance. This recipe may have more sugar than some of our recipes, but if there is one thing we cannot stress enough, it is that your healthy lifestyle is truly a marathon, not a sprint. Take time to create some spiced, sugary goodness, and enjoy all that fall has to offer you!

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Chai Tea Latte

We are bringing you all the fall flavors we can possibly muster this month! One thing we both can never seem to give up is our daily coffee runs. We don’t have a problem spending $5 a day on a coffee, but we do have a problem with what goes into that cup. Did you know that a Starbucks Venti Chai Tea Latte has 53 grams of sugar?! Keep in mind that this is more than double the daily recommended sugar intake for a woman in a single (yet delicious) beverage.

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Sugar, Spice, and All Things Sweet

There comes a special day once a year when the inside of all our mouths suggests we made out with Willy Wonka. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays for many reasons, but the glaringly obvious one is the inevitable access to sugar everywhere you go. There is something so wonderful about double-fisting candy corn while chugging a PSL and rounding the binge out with chocolate you stole from your 12-year-old brother’s Trick or Treating pillowcase stash. Did you know there are 50 grams of sugar in grande Pumpkin Spice Latte? 

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Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are one of our favorite add-ins for a lot of our recipes, since they can be sprinkled on top, blended in, or mixed in for texture to almost any recipe, and the bland flavor of the seeds won’t impact the overall taste of the meal. Our advice to you is always keep a floss stick nearby since these tiny seeds always manage to get wedged in between your teeth, but we can’t stop-won’t stop using them in our recipes for all the health benefits they yield. They are a superfood, meaning they pack a ton of health benefits, and the more we can incorporate a superfood into our meal, the better!

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Collagen Coffee Protein Shake

Full disclosure: while we have been buying collagen for months, we have been slacking on our daily intake. We knew about the collagen crave from Instagram and social media initially, with the Vital Proteins brand littering our favorite blog sites and blowing up our targeted ads. Personally, we did not see a dramatic difference over time to justify the high price tag of the peptides and have been sprinkling them into our daily smoothies far less frequently. However, that does not mean that you will not notice a difference, and there are many great perks to note from this flavorless, powder mix-in.

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Roasted Beet Hummus

Are we the only ones who associate beets with The Office every single time? Dwight K. Schrute was really onto something with the beet farm. Beets can brighten up a dish with a splash of color, and while Christina is not a big beet fan, I cannot get enough of them! The earthy flavor reminds us of summertime and we were pretty surprised at the seemingly limitless positive side effects that beets seem to offer.

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A Healthy Perspective: Pets

We do not have families of our own quite yet, but we do have babies: fur babies. Amanda has a cat and Christina has a dog, and we firmly count these little babies as our first born. That isn’t weird at all, we know. We wanted to offer our readers some healthy hints for their fur babies too, since they are an extension of us! We are not experts on pets, but here are a few things we do to ensure our pets stay healthy. As a note, all pets are different, with different ages, personalities, lifestyle needs, breed type, and preferences, so what works for our may not work for yours. We think taking time to test what works for your pet is extremely valuable to ensure they have a long, healthy life with you.

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