PB&Julie's Best Recipes of 2015

I remember last year just like it was yesterday. Now having spent two days in the bright and shiny new year, I find myself sitting here thinking about 2015. Thinking about the ups and downs, the happy and sad and all the yummy things I got to eat. I mean... food is a HUGE part of my life. I love love love good food. And I'm so happy I was able to make some mean and green recipes and share them with you all. Here's a run-down of my best recipes according to YOU from this last year. Prepare to relive the magic in 3, 2, and 1...

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The Flat Belly Five and Sample 1 Day Raw Menu

So, I'll just get straight to the point. If Thanksgiving {numbers 1, 2 & 3 plus "Friends-giving" & leftovers central} has you feeling more stuffed than your t{of}urkey then follow these tips to debloat, reenergize and make sure you'll still fit into all those cute skinnies you bought on Black Friday. And small business Saturday.... and cyber Monday... 

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Paint Your Plate Orange? for Breast Cancer

By now, we all know that pink is the official color for breast cancer awareness. From pretty pink packaging, wearing pink on Thursdays to your local Pure Barre studio and pink ribbons decorating the entire month of October, it seems natural to eat pink too -- no pink skittles do NOT count! -- to help guard your body against the disease that affects nearly 1 in 8 women in the United States alone. While rose-hued strawberries, raspberries and grapefruit are healthy additions to any diet, evidence supports that orange is where it's at... in regards to breast cancer prevention. Time for pink-ribboned pumpkins, perhaps?

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Rethink Your Comfort Foods to Beat Stress

Food isn't just food. It isn't simply a scientific blend of calories, carbs, fats and protein all tied up in a pretty little package. It's not just fuel for our body and we don't only eat when we are hungry. While some people do have the discipline to eat purely to fuel their bodies, I'm not talking about them... I'm talking about you and me, who turn to food for comfort and to feed our emotions as well as our souls. Bad day at work? Hello Ben&Jerry's. Boyfriend dump you? That bastard. Now, here have a triple fudge ooey-gooey brownie. Your pants won't button anymore? You can diet after you finish this big, glorious bowl of macaroni and cheese. Sounds familiar, right? Or maybe you're wrought with worry and don't want to eat anything at all which is just as much a detriment to your health as overeating. So what do you do? Easy... find comfort and the grounded feeling you're after in your favorites, made over. 

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Eat Your Way To Beautiful, Shiny Hair

Taking your hair from damaged and dull to bouncy and bombshell is as easy as lifting your fork to your mouth. Strong, healthy hair has needs beyond what you find in your shampoo bottle. In fact, your mane needs serious hydration, minerals and protein to look its very best. Luckily for you and your veggie heavy March challenge, these nutrients are in abundance in a plant-based, veggie heavy diet. Read on to see how pretty hair never tasted so good...

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That's A Wrap!

Need an easier way to eat your veggies? One that is so easy, you won't even realize you're eating more veggies? One that can be incorporated seamlessly into breakfast, lunch and dinner? One word for you: Wrap. Everything tastes better in a wrap. Wraps are bread's cooler, better looking, out of town brother with a sexy accent. They just make things more fun. And it doesn't matter what veggies you pile in them, they're going to taste fantastic. Throw some mixed greens, sprouts, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, a little hummus or sesame tahini sauce and maybe some {responsibly raised} grilled chicken and bam! Tastebud overload. Holy deliciousness. I think I just died and went to wrap heaven.

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Easy Ways To Eat Your Veggies {Greens Included!}

Unbeknownst to me, there are {adult} people who've been lurking... hiding behind coffee cups and sugar-y sweet donuts... maybe the occasional piece of fruit... who don't eat at least one veggie every.single.day. {Insert glass-shattering shriek}. How is this possible?! 

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Fruit Is Not Dessert

You're trying to be "healthy," and you need something sweet so you think, "Great, I'll be good and have some berries after dinner to get my sugar fix." So you eat your little bowl of fruit and find that you feel kind of bloated and gross. It's not because the fruit isn't healthy, it's just that you've eaten it at the wrong time.

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