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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Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Bars

This blog post is a bit of a directional shift for A Healthy Hint. We are not offering healthy hints in this post, because we instead want to share something that makes us simply happy. Sure, we love eating healthy and find comfort in our eating routine, but sometimes we recognize that balance is a very important part of this health journey. That said, we bring to you: Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Bars. Continue reading

Cinnamon Crumble Pumpkin Bread

PSLs, scarves, and the changing of leaves. We are internally screaming because FALL IS FINALLY HERE. Can we get a cyber “WOOO?!” As Phoenix residents, this time of year is slightly less joyous as our fall season consists of short shorts and 90-degree days. We are still faking it though and rejoicing in all things pumpkin, while watching Hocus Pocus over and over again. It’s only right that we kick off the season with a pumpkin recipe. It is so hard to pick just one, but this was a personal favorite and the perfect treat to kick off autumn.

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A Healthy Perspective: Yoga

One thing that is so imperative to our holistic health and wellness journey is considering our mental health in addition to our physical health. We love that we live in a time that preaches a mindset of mindfulness, gratitude and investing in yourself. Healthy eating and physical fitness are both so important to us, but we also recognize that your mental health is just as important. We wanted to share a few thoughts on Yoga, something we have both found a strong love for and how it has made a difference to our mental health.

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Green Chili Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Here’s a fun dating tip: next time you are on a first date, ask them what their favorite type of French fry is. If they do not say sweet potato, they are a psychopath, and you should get out of there immediately. Sweet potatoes are one of our favorite carb sources, considering there is no bad way to prepare them. Whether it is extra crispy and diced up with a few eggs for breakfast, coated in salt in fry form with a juicy burger, or a simple baked sweet potato with a dollop of butter on its own, this ingredient is always so damn good.

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