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How to Make Healthier Bulletproof Tea

by Arielle J on April 9, 2015

 

bulletproof tea - healthier version of bulletproof coffee by arielle haspel

I love taste testing new (healthy) trends out there. Bone broth? Hell YES!

But when I found out about the newish “Bulletproof Coffee” trend,
I was definitely skeptical. Wads of butter and oil in hot coffee?
That sounded pretty gross to me. But, it started to pop up on menus everywhere
so I knew I needed to get on the bandwagon and try it.

In fact, one of my favorite restaurants in NYC,
Hu Kitchen calls their version “Crack Coffee”
because, I guess, it’s just that addicting.

Coffee also makes me super jittery, so I needed
to find an alternative that I could actually drink.

So, I decided to “healthify” it to make
it Be Well with Arielle approved —
using tea!

bulletproof tea - healthier version of bulletproof coffee by arielle haspel

Bulletproof Tea
What You Need:
1 tea bag (black tea, chai tea or teecino)
1 cup water
1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
1 tsp organic grass-fed butter (unsalted) or ghee
*1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
*1 tsp sweetener (raw honey, coconut palm sugar or molasses) (optional)
*dash cinnamon (optional)

Ingredients:
1. Steep tea in boiling water for 4 minutes
2. Add coconut oil + unsalted grass-fed butter or ghee + vanilla extract + sweetener
3. Pour into blender and blend for a 30 seconds until frothy. Pour into mug and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.

The result? Creamy, rich and delightful.

It probably won’t become part of my morning ritual —
I still like my tea with almond milk and honey
and warm water with lemon in the morning,
but this is a great alternative when I want to richen up my life a little.

bulletproof tea - healthier version of bulletproof coffee by arielle haspel

Some people drink it as a meal
because it can be super filling. I always advocate
eating food during meals, so you won’t
find me at a restaurant drinking this for breakfast,
but you may catch me sipping it as a mid-morning treat.

Hope you like it!

Foundermade Wellness Event: April 14th

bulletproof tea - healthier version of bulletproof coffee by arielle haspel

Steep the tea for longer to make it darker like this version:

bulletproof tea - healthier version of bulletproof coffee by arielle haspel

be satisified. be rich. be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

Want more paleo-ish coconut oil recipes? Check out my Peppermint Patty Lollipops HERE.

Come to my cooking event in NYC on April 23rd! Details HERE.

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You’re Invited! Healthy Spring NYC Event

by Arielle J on April 7, 2015

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I’m hosting a LIVE cooking event in a few weeks
and you’re invited!

The Be Well Series: Spring into Health

Join me on Thursday, April 23rd for a night of fun and inspiration.

What You’ll Get:

  • tips to rejuvenate, energize and feel stronger and lighter for Spring
  • list of foods to eat for glowing skin and to prepare you for bikini season
  • quick cooking techniques to make you look and feel fabulous
  • taste Arielle’s favorite brands
  • healthy treats and drinks will be served

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 7pm
Location: Coco-mat Soho, 49 Mercer Street (bet Grand & Broome)

Sign up: here

Coco-mat is a gorgeous, organic home store with a beautiful kitchen for me to cook in.

Can’t wait to see you!

be energized. be rejuvenated. be well.

xo be well,
arielle

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When it comes time for Passover, I’m always the famous “Charoset Maker.” Last year I made Vanilla-Coconut Charoset. Check out the recipe here.

But this year, my husband and I are going to my in-laws house for the first night and my immediate family is hosting the second night.
So, this year, I’m in charge of dessert and a side dish.

My husband’s family LOVES chocolate. Instead of eating the packaged chocolate-covered matzah, I decided to healthify it and make it myself!

Instead of regular white matzah (which often causes constipation because of the lack of fiber), I like using spelt matzah.
It does contain gluten, but some people who have sensitivity to gluten and wheat, are less sensitive to spelt.

An easy, delicious recipe that is perfect for the seder and all week during Passover!

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Salted Dark Chocolate Matzah Bark
Ingredients:
4 pieces spelt matzah
1 3.5 oz bar, dark chocolate
1/4 cup pecans, chopped (or nut of choice)
sea salt, coarse

Directions:
1. Place matzah on a parchment-lined baking sheet. If they don’t all fit, you can break them into pieces
2. In a small sauce pan on low heat, heat up chocolate. Break up the pieces of chocolate so it melts faster. Stir around the chocolate with a wooden spoon so it doesnt burn. Once all chocolate is melted, take the pan off of the stove.
3. Using a fork, splatter the chocolate on top of the matzah. (Dip the fork into the melted chocolate and move your hand back and forth quickly over matzah to create a “drizzle” look.
4. Drop pecan pieces and sea salt over chocolate-covered matzah.
5. To harden the chocolate, place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for approx 5-10 minutes until the chocolate is hardened.
Voila.

Happy Passover!

Be Well,
Arielle

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How to Host a Healthy Potluck Event

by Arielle J on April 1, 2015

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Last night I hosted a healthy Spring potluck event
for 35 influencers in the wellness world.

Many people have been inspired to plan their own potlucks after seeing all
of the fun pictures on instagram (#bewellpotluck), so I wanted to give a
few tips on how to host your own healthy potluck!

Here are 6 tips to host a healthy potluck event:
1. Invites. After you pick a date and confirm the location, create a pretty invite to get people excited. I’m not too tech or graphic design savvy so I used picmonkey.com.
2. Servingware. Ask guests to bring their own servingware – platters, bowls and tongs to serve their food so the table is photo friendly and “instagrammable”. You definitely don’t want to serve food out of tupperware containers and the last thing you want to do is search for platters when guests start to arrive! I love this salad set.
3. Ingredients. So many people have food sensitivities and restrictions nowadays, so to prevent people from asking you every second what’s in each dish, create blank recipe signs. I folded fold square cards in half, wrote the guests’ first names in calligraphy on the front and left pens for them to write out the ingredients on the back. Or, you can purchase these placecards.
4. Water and wine. You can never have enough of each. To keep it simple, I used filtered tap water and put in lemon slices in pretty decanters and for the wine, I made a simple orange sangria using organic wine and orange slices and poured it into decanters too. A sweet and colorful stress-free way to jazz up simple items. I love this fancy decanter or you can use a simple one like this decanter.
5. Music. It can change the environment in a second. I use spotify to create an ongoing playlist.
6. Tupperware. Remind guests to bring an extra set of reusable containers in case they want to take home any leftovers at the end of the party. I like these glass containers.

Stay tuned for a recipe round-up of all of the recipes that were featured and all of the the amazing people who attended!

 

be well,

arielle

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A Healthy Event You Won’t Want to Miss!

by Arielle J on March 25, 2015

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 I am so honored to be on the host committee of Foundermade’s next event — it’s all about wellness and an event you won’t want to miss!

Tickets start at just $75.

A special $145 ticket includes exclusive access to the wellness demos and a curated gift bag featuring the best products in wellness.

Foundermade: WELLNESS 
Date: Tuesday, April 14th
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Gansevoort Meatpacking, 18 9th Avenue in NYC
Speakers including:

Daniel Lubetzky, Founder & CEO, Kind Snacks

Kara Goldin, Founder & CEO, Hint Water

Denise Mari, Founder, Organic Avenue

Alexia Brau, Co-Founder & Publisher, Well + Good

Competition Moderated By John Durant, Author “The Paleo Manifesto” 

Get your ticket HERE.
P.S. I’m hosting another wellness event on April 23 in NYC called Spring Into Health! More info HERE.
Looking forward to seeing you!
xo
be well,
arielle

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I am so honored to featured in Prana Writes today!

Kinisha, the Editor of the story, called me up a few weeks ago to chat about my take on healthy eating, veganism and self-love. She really nailed what I’m all about – my passion, mission and commitment.

Here’s a little snippet  — 3 of my simple, “healthifying” self-loving tips from the article:

1. Drink Water – Most women aren’t drinking enough water. Drinking water helps you lose weight, have more energy, feel good, and look fab too.

2. Find your own unique morning ritual. – Taking care of yourself first thing in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day, and helps you put YOU first. Find something you’ll look forward to doing every morning, and stick with it!

3. Count ingredients rather than calories. – Endeavor to understand ingredients instead of obsessing over calories. Your body will love you for it. You’ll feel good and your weight will normalize naturally.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

xo

be well,

arielle

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how to make roasted root vegetables

Roasted root vegetables are a deliciously colorful
way to get in nutrients and get a dose of grounding energy.

In nutrition school, I learned about the energetics of food and found in fascinating.
How a food grows can actually affect how you feel.

Get this: perky kale can help make you feel energized. In addition to it having oxygenating properties, like chlorophyll,
it grows from the ground, up to the sky, which is thought to make you feel more alive.

Root vegetables, like carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes are grown underground. Since they grow under soil, deep down below the roots, they may help us stay more grounded and feel more rooted. The days that you feel flighty, or “running around like a chicken without a head,” like my dad says, I recommend to try and eat some root vegetables. See how they make you feel and if it has an effect on your energy.

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Here’s how to make roasted root vegetables in less than 15 minutes:

I used a mixture of the prettiest colors I found at the farmers market,
but you can always just use one, like carrots or a mixture of colorful potatoes.

This makes a great warming side dish with salmon, grass-fed beef or a piece of organic chicken.

Roasted Root Vegetables
Ingredients:
1 parsnip
3 purple kohlrabi
2 green radishes
2 sweet potatoes
2 orange carrots
2 purple potatoes
3 green kohlrabi
3 Tbs coconut oil, grapeseed oil or avocado oil
sprinkle sea salt
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced (optional)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to broil (high)
2. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
3. Lay vegetables on sheet (make sure they don’t overlap)
4. Drizzle oil on top and sea salt (and garlic)
5. Broil for approximately 15 minutes until vegetables are brown and soft.

Serve with egg, fish, chicken or beef. Enjoy!

*Serves approx 4-6

how to make roasted root vegetables
xo

 be well,

arielle

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How to Break Free and Do Work that You Love

by Arielle J on February 25, 2015

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A few weeks ago, I invited Carin Rockind into my apartment to chat all about “breaking free” and focusing on what you love.

Watch the episode here.

A few years ago, I was literally falling asleep on my desk on he 40th floor of a
corporate office in midtown Manhattan. I was tired, I was sick and I knew there were opportunities
out there that were more fitting with my personality and lifestyle.

It took me a while to actually leave and do what I love, but sometimes all it takes
is the willingness to just get started.

Now, I have new cooking show debuting in the Spring (it will be all about clean eating) and you can watch my current healthy cooking show with Glamour Magazine on Glamour.com and Thescene.com here.

In the meantime, watch me teach Carin how to make my favorite Cinnamon Hot Chocolate recipe and listen to our chat about what we think it takes to actually break free and do what you love!

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Oh- and wait until you see what happens when she mentions warming up our hot chocolate in the microwave. Pretty hilarious!

Watch the episode here.

 be free. be focused. be you.

be well,

arielle

 

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How to Get Glowing Skin Every Day and Every Night

by Arielle J on February 25, 2015

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Today, I’m sharing my tips on how to get glowing skin every day and every night.

Below you’ll find my daily routine and evening routine.

This is a follow-up to my post from last week when I shared my morning routine and makeup products.

Full disclosure: I am not a skincare expert and my skin isn’t perfect. In fact, last week, as soon as I posted my tips on how to get glowing skin, of course a huge pimple popped up on my left cheek!

People do compliment me often on my skin, though, so I wanted to share what works for me. I used to suffer from acne, so I’ve been through many trials and errors, skin medications and products. I feel inspired to share what works for my skin and how I’ve learned to clear it up.

You may already do some of these things, so take or leave whatever you want, but hope they’re helpful:

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My Daily Skin Routine:

1. Use headphones to talk on the phone: think about all of the places you place your phone and how many times you touch your phone. That type of bacteria could land on your face, so instead of holding your phone when answering a call, I recommend using headphones.

2. Wash your hands:  I used to touch my face all the time without even realizing it. Be careful of those times when you lean your cheek on your hand while scrolling through your instagram photos or while you’re taking to someone! Make sure they’re clean if they’re going to touch your face, especially if you apply your make-up with your hands.

2. Drink enough water to hydrate your skin and flush toxins out of your body that may be causing skin flare-ups. I recommend half your body weight in ounces.

3. Eat colorful, fresh foods like dark swiss chard, red raspberries and pineapple. (I recommend eating fruit that is in season, when possible. More on what to eat and the best foods for glowing skin in my blog post next week)

My Evening Skincare Routine

  1. Wind down: Good sleep is important for fresh, glowing skin. I try to wind down at least 1 hour before hitting my pillow. I’ll dim the lights, maybe even light a candle and I’ll sip on some herbal tea, like mint, rose or dandelion.
  2. Cleanse well: I know some people who swear by facial towelettes. They use them to take off their makeup, or after a night out when they’re too lazy to wash their face with soap. I love using them while traveling, especially for long flights to help hydrate and replenish my skin from the dry airplane air, but to wash my face, I use water and a cleaner. I like these towelettes for sensitive skin.
  3. First, use warm water: To take off my makeup, I first splash warm water on my face to open my pores.
  4. Massage your face: Then, I apply a gentle, all-natural cleansing cream and massage it in circular motions all over my face for a good 10 seconds. Don’t forget to massage your forehead, temples and chin. I use a gentle cleanser so even when I rub the soap into my eyes, it doesn’t sting or hurt my eyeballs.
  5. Then, splash with cool water: Then, to help rub off the cleansing cream, I use cool water. If my makeup still isn’t coming off, I’ll take a piece of soft toilet paper and wipe the makeup residue off. I’ll then use a q-tip to get the eye liner off underneath my eyes. I prefer not to use a separate eye makeup remover. Then, I’ll rinse again with cool water to close up my pores.
  6. Use a clean towel: To dry my skin, I use a clean, soft hand towel. I never put my towel on my sink and I always use a separate towel for my skin. I believe that what you use to dry your face is almost as important as what you’re cleaning your face and moisturizing with. Make sure it’s soft and clean and swap for a clean towel once a week. Make sure that it hangs up to dry. Nothing is worse than a smelly, bacteria-infested towel! Hang it on your shower handle or hang it with a disposable hook when you’re done so it dries completely.
  7. Use an all-natural Night Cream: While you’re sleeping is a perfect time to soak up moisture from a night cream or face oil. I recommend coconut oil as night cream – it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so it actually fights blemishes and can be used on oily skin. Or, I like this night cream. Just make sure you don’t use a gorgeous pillowcase to sleep on, as the night cream may discolor your pillowcase. (Alternatively, you can sleep with a towel on your pillowcase too!) Speaking of pillowcases, make sure yours is soft.
  8. Make sure your detergent is skin-glowing-friendly: what you wash your towels and pillowcases with may affect your skin’s sensitivity too. If you send out your laundry, ask if you can provide your own detergent. I recommend a fragrance-free detergent to ensure that you’re not putting added chemicals onto your skin that may irritate it.
  9. Sleep. I use an eye mask. My sister swears by ear plugs. Whatever it takes you to get a good night of sleep, do that! 7-8 hours is ideal for glowing skin.

I hope these tips are helpful.  If you’re suffering from acne on your face, or body, have faith that it will go away.

And remember that glowing skin is not just what you put onto your body, it’s also what you put into your body. Stay tuned for the best foods for glowing skin next week!

Also, check out my friend Adina Grigore’s book for more amazing recommendations and tips on how to clear up and treat your skin HERE.

the skin cleanse

 

be cleansed. be glowing. be beautiful.

Be Well,

Arielle

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How to Make French Toast Bagel Bites

by Arielle J on February 25, 2015

 

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

French Toast Bagel Bites
Ingredients:

– 2-3 pasture-raised eggs
– 1 Tbsp almond milk
– 2 spelt bagels, cut into 1-inch chunks
– 2 tsp coconut oil, ghee or organic buter
– 2 dashes sea salt
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– 4 tsps maple syrup

*Serves 2

Directions:
1. Whisk up eggs and almond milk in a small bowl
2. Soak bagel bites for approx 2 min until the bagels absorb the egg a little
3. Heat coconut oil, ghee or butter on a medium saute pan on medium heat and carefully place the french toast bites onto pan. Cook for a few minutes, flipping to make sure it’s cooked through and each side is toasty brown.
4. Sprinkle some cinnamon, sea salt and drizzle some maple syrup on top.

Enjoy!

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

Guilt-free french toast bagel bites made with spelt. by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

be creative. be delish. be well.

Craving another brunch dish? Try my Chocolate Chip Granola.

xox
be well,
arielle

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How to Make Everything Kale Chips

by Arielle J on February 19, 2015

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Today on my Glamour Magazine cooking show, “Treat Yourself”
I show how to make Everything Kale Chips –
the perfect savory, crispy and crunchy snack that will satisfy your cravings
and leave you feeling guilt-free when you keep going back for more, and more.

This recipe tastes pretty much like an everything bagel,
just in the form of kale…so it’s WAY healthier and guilt-free!

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

I love making these Everything Kale Chips as a side with dinner
(goes perfectly with salmon). It’s also great to make on a Sunday
and to pack up in a tupperware container to eat as a snack to bring to the office.
Or, place them in a bowl and serve as an Hors d’oeuvre when friends come over.

But, beware: they’re addicting! I say though,
if you’re going to pick a snack to be addicted to,
it should be something as healthy as this, right?!

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Benefits:
Kale: helps keep your skin cells healthy, strengthens the immune system and boosts iron
Olive Oil: good type of fat which helps make you feel more satiated, brings out the flavor of the chip and makes the other ingredients stick to the kale and it makes it crispier.
Pumpkin seeds: contains potassium, which are good for your heart
Sesame seeds: contains calcium

It’s a super simple recipe to make, crazy healthy
and totally delicious.

Everything Kale Chips by Arielle Haspel on Glamour Magazine's "Treat Yourself" @glamourmag @thescene

Everything Kale Chips
What You Need:
• 10 oz. Kale, spines removed
• 2 tsp. olive oil
• 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds, chopped
• 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
• 1/2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
• 2 tsp. garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
• 1/4 tsp. sea salt
• 1/4 cup grated parmesan (optional)

Directions:
1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F
2. Wash the kale under cool running water as you remove the spines
3. Dry the leaves well with a paper towel and tear into fist size pieces
4. Place in a large bowl and add the olive oil
5. Using your fingers, rub the oil over the kale leaves until they are well
coated and shiny
6. Add the pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, garlic powder, pepper, and sea salt and toss to coat
7. Split the kale between two un-greased baking sheets, spacing pieces out
into one layer on each sheet
8. Bake for 4-6 minutes or until crisp and brown at edges
9. For the last minute of cooking, remove the baking sheets from the oven,
sprinkle kale with the parmesan, and return to the oven

Once these are out of the oven, serve them immediately or let them cool
completely before putting in an airtight container. They’ll last 4 days.

*Makes 4 servings so don’t eat the whole thing at once!

Watch how I make them on my cooking show, “Treat Yourself”
with Glamour Magazine.

Craving more kale? Check out my favorite Kale Salad.

be green. be delicious. be delightful.

be well,

arielle

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danielle cuccio and arielle haspel  - the best yoga poses and foods to detox, debloat and destress

I’m really excited because today I’ve teamed up with LA yoga chick, Danielle Cuccio, Celebrity Private Yoga Teacher and CEO of Cuccio Somatology and Healthy Blogger at The Beauty Blender.

Yoga is all about the mind and body connection, so we thought it was perfect to create a simple yoga-food plan to help you feel healthier, less stressed and more energized this year!

Below are our six quick tips for the best foods and yoga poses to detox, de-bloat and de-stress in the morning, afternoon and evening.

To make it easy for you to follow, we put together the AM Digest, Afternoon De-Stress Energizer, Dinner Detox and Bed-Time Wind Down:

AM DIGEST:

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STRETCH:   To help rev up your digestive fire right when you wake up, Danielle recommends doing 5-10 Sun Salutations before breakfast. Here’s the flow: Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Uttanasana (Forward Fold), Ardha Uttanasana (Half Standing Forward Fold),  Chaturanga (Lower slowly down from plank),  Cobra or Upward Facing Dog (Gives you energy),  Downward Facing Dog,  Uttanasana, then Tadasana. Repeat 5-10 times to get your digestive system ready for Arielle’s delicious, healthy breakfast.

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

SIP:  Arielle says that the quickest way to prep your body and digest efficiently is to drink a cup of warm water first thing in the morning. Then, after 5-10 of Danielle’s sun salutations above, Arielle recommends a breakfast that will rev up your digestion and metabolism for the day ahead. After a full-night of sleeping (and fasting), you should “break” your “fast” with a simple, clean breakfast that is easy to digest. This ginger-packed Apple Pie Smoothie is a great option.

AFTERNOON DE-STRESS ENERGIZER:

avocado toast with hemp seeds

EAT: When 3pm strikes, instead of that café latte or chocolate bar calling your name, balance your blood sugar, your mood and energy levels with this quick and sweet desk-side snack. Take a brown rice cake (or spelt bagel) + 1/2 avocado + sea salt + a sprinkle of hemp seeds or chia seeds and voila!

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MEDITATE: Danielle’s swears that the simplest way to actually regain energy is to actually sit still! Whether you’re at your desk at work or at home during the weekend, take a break and close your eyes for 5-10 minutes (perfect during your lunch break) and just let go.  Focus on your breath and give your body (and mind) a break. If you’re looking for even more of a brain and body boost, re-energize with these Meditation tips.

DE-BLOAT DETOX DINNER:

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EAT: Before you order take-out and curl up on the couch to watch Housewives of Beverly Hills, try Arielle’s favorite go-to dinner which is loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients (and healthier salt) to help you de-bloat after a long day: Lemon-Poppyseed Salmon.

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TWIST:  Twists are so good for the digestive system after a long day. Half Moon (as Danielle shows above) targets the liver and gall bladder on the right side and the spleen and pancreas on the left. When we wring out the digestive organs, we help rid the body of toxins and get your digestive system in full swing to digest dinner. Other poses in which the belly is pressed strongly towards the floor, such as Cobra or Upward Dog, stimulates the peristalsis of the small intestine, which stimulates the blood flow and helps food to be absorbed. More yoga poses for better digestion. 

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Or, try this twist. Doing it on a beach is definitely a plus, your living room is perfect too.

 

BED-TIME WIND DOWN:

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SIP: A warm drink that makes me feel cozy always helps me get in bed-mode.  Try this: heat up some almond milk with a dash of cinnamon for a creamy, metabolism-boosting non-caffeinated beverage.  Or, sip on some herbal tea, like rose, peppermint, chamomile or dandelion tea, which will help calm your digestion, making it easier to fall asleep.

forward standing fold by danielle cuccio on be wellwitharielle.com

 

STRETCH: An easy pose to help you get those ZZZs and guarantee that sleepy feeling is Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold) - it’s good for insomnia and people who have trouble sleeping because it’s a very calming pose.  In Uttanasana, focus on your breath.  Slow down the inhale and exhale to help slow down the heart rate and calm the mind. Perfect to do by your bed right before bed-time. Check out these other yoga sleep remedies.

Hope these tips inspire you to open up your yoga mat and get into the kitchen stat!

To learn more about Danielle, visit danielle cuccio of cuccio somatology. And for more healthy, detoxifying and energizing tips, check out my 5 Tips to Detox without a Juice Cleanse.

be de-stressed. be detoxed. be de-bloated.

be well,

arielle

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25 Tips to Get Glowing Skin Now

by Arielle J on February 10, 2015

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People ask me all the time for my skincare regimen and secrets to my glowing skin.

So today I wanted to share a sneak peek of skincare routine, along with a carefully curated list of  25 tips to get glowing skin now.

Before I divulge all of my secrets, full disclosure —  my skin is far from perfect. I still get occasional pimples and flare-ups, especially around my menstrual cycle. My skin is sensitive to the sun and rarely get tan – instead I turn super RED! And, whenever I get my eyebrows waxed (or tweezed) by someone else, I breakout.

In college I suffered from a (mild) case of acne, which left me feeling quite self-conscious. The summer that it got really bad, I remember traveling to my summer classes at FIT and not even wanting to get on a crowded train, too nervous at the thought of people staring and getting close-up to my skin flare-up. It was red and bumpy, so  inflamed, that it felt like it made my whole body hot. I was prescribed medication by my Dermatologist – topical acne cream and even oral acne pills. When those didn’t work, I went to the gynecologist and she prescribed birth control.

At that time, I didn’t make the correlation between food and skin. I thought it was strictly hormones and what I put on my skin. Also, skin cancer runs in my family – my mom has had a few things taken removed from her face, and I have had a few moles removed myself. I was on birth control to solely “control” for my acne for about 7 years.

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If you’re fighting acne or just looking for a pretty glow, I’ve got some tips to help. Remember – I am by no means a skincare expert, but I do know what has worked for me, swear by it all and felt inspired to share.

First things first, I recommend focusing on what you’re putting ONTO your skin. Anything that touches your skin on a regular basis applies to this – cleansers, makeup, your phone, and even your pillowcase.

My Morning Routine:

  1. The first thing I do upon waking up is I drink a cup of water. Sometimes, especially when I’m traveling, I’ll take a good quality probiotic to ensure healthy flora in my digestive system and limited breakouts. The water I drink is cold, warm or hot depending on how I feel that day. Sometimes I’m freezing and sometimes I’m sweating, so I use the water to cool me down, or warm me up and hydrate me from within.
  2. After showering, I wash my face in the sink with warm water to open my pores.
  3. I use a gentle, all-natural cleansing cream and massage it in circular motions all over my face for a good 10 seconds. Don’t forget to massage your forehead, temples and chin.
  4. Then, I splash cold water on my face to help rub off the cleansing cream. If it’s at night and my makeup isn’t coming off, I’ll take a piece of soft toilet paper or cotton pad and wipe the makeup residue off. Then, I’ll rinse again with cold water.
  5. To dry my skin, I use a clean, soft hand towel that I use to dry my face only. I never put my towel on my sink and I always use a separate towel for my skin. Hang it on your shower handle or hang it with a sticker hook behind your door so when you’re done, it dries completely.
  6. Then, I dab my eye-cream using the tip of my ring finger (the softest pad) under, around and over my eye-lids until it all soaks in. The areas surrounding your eyes are more sensitive than the rest of your face so I suggest a separate eye cream. No need to splurge. Just make sure it’s moisturizing and doesn’t flake when you apply your eye makeup. I love this eye cream.
  7. Then, I apply my moisturizer with clean fingertips. I’ll use about 3 pumps and dab a bit on each cheek, my forehead and chin and then I’ll massage it all around using circular strokes around and over my entire face. Everyones skin is different. I have dry skin, so I opt for this moisturizer geared for dry skin.
  8. Then, I apply my concealer using the pads of my ring finger under my eye, around my eye and over my eye. I love this Tarte Maracuja natural concealer in light medium.
  9. Then, I apply mascara using light and fast upward motions. I prefer very very black mascara.
  10. Then, I apply eyeliner if I’m using it on the top lid. I prefer brown or black for the top lid.
  11. Then, I use an eyelash curler to curl my eyelashes. I like holding for at least 5 seconds on each eye for a lasting curl.
  12. Then, I massage my Amazonian Clay tinted moisturizer into my skin – dabbing a bit onto both cheeks, a little on my forehead and on my chin and then working it into my skin. Nothing is worse that having a foundation liner, so I always make sure the sides of my cheeks are blended, as well as underneath my chin and jaw. I love Tarte’s Creaseless concealer.
  13. Then, I’ll apply eyeliner on the bottom rim. I love this eye liner in black, brown, navy and purple.
  14. Then, I’ll swipe blush on my cheekbones and down my nose for a touch of color. I prefer a dry blush than a cream blush. I like this blush in Natural Beauty.
  15. After, I’ll swipe on some lip balm and right before I leave my apartment, I’ll put on some lipstick or lipgloss. These are my favorite natural lip balms.

And I’m ready for my day!

Sounds like it takes a ton of time, but between washing my face and applying my makeup, it takes me in total 7 minutes. (Yes, I actually timed it!) I love listening to podcasts or the radio or meditations while I do my makeup.

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This week, I’m also so excited to give away a copy of one my favorite new skincare books, Skin Cleanse, written by my friend and skincare expert, Adina Grigore {see below for details on how to enter}. She is an expert on all-natural DIY beauty and believes about the connection between what you eat and what you put on your skin. She has an all natural beauty line, as well, called S.W. Basics. Her exfoliants are made with oatmeal, her creams are made with avocado oil and she’s the one that taught me that apple cider vinegar makes the best astringent!

If you’re looking for an at-home skin remedies, here are some items to grab from the Supermarket – the list is curated from Adina’s new book, Skin Cleanse:

1. Fine-grain sea salt: wet your skin, put some sea salt on your wet hand so it sticks, then pat it gently on your skin. Leave it for a few minutes or rinse immediately. Great for acne or quick treatments during flare-ups. Also cleans deeply, removes dead skin cells and balances moisture.

2. Apple cider vinegar: the best astringent because it helps balance your skin’s pH, making you both less oil and less dry. Apply to your face with cotton or a spritzer. Dilute it with one part vinegar, to four parts water.

3. Coconut oil: an amazing body moisturizer, leaving you hydrated for hours. it’s antibacterial and antifungal, meaning it will help heal rashes, scars, infections. and acne. (I use every other night as night-cream)

4. Olive oil: can be used as a moisturizer on your face, body and hair. “It’s so gentle that even the most sensitive human on the planet is probably not allergic to it,” Adina says.

5. Ground oats or almonds: a gentle exfoliant that leaves skin super-soft. Soothing and healing. Pour a cupful into a warm bath and soak.

6. Baking soda: great zit treatment, toothpaste ingredient, deep cleanser for hair buildup and odor fighter (footscrub). Make a paste with water and dab onto blemish.

7. Honey: kills bacteria while soothing and moisturizing, so makes a great mask. Rub it on and then rinse it with warm water.

8. Shea Butter: very rich moisturizer and has a natural SPF of 6.

9. Coarse sugar: makes a great body scrub. Scrub while in the shower, so it melts quickly, leaving the skin cleansed and smooth.

10: Aloe vera: speeds up your skin’s ability to heal. Use fresh from the leaf, gel or juice form and spread onto the skin.

*To win a copy of Adina’s book, head over to instagram and post a photo of you incorporating one tip from the post above and mention what you’ve tried on your skin. Tag me @bewellwitharielle using hashtag #skincleanse for a chance to win a free copy!

If you’re looking for more amazing skincare tips, check out Adina’s tips in her book here.

And stay tuned next week for my evening routine, plus what foods to eat to give you glowing skin! See the tips here.

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be cleansed. be beautiful. be you.

xo

be well,

arielle

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The Best Valentine’s Day Cocktail

by Arielle J on February 9, 2015

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Valentine’s Day is all about love.

Whether you’re celebrating with yourself,
your girlfriends, a crush, a blind-date or
your husband/wife, show yourself some love and
celebrate with this cocktail –
pretty, pink and festive for the occassion AND better for your bod.

Packed with vitamin C and made with seltzer, fresh fruit juice
and fresh limes.

It’s a much fresher (and much more fun) version of a
a cocktail like a “vodka cranberry.”

The Best Valentine’s Day Cocktail
What You Need:
• 1 shot tequila
• 1/4 cup fresh squeezed organic grapefruit juice
• 1 cup sparkling water
• 1 lime wedge
• 1 Tbsp. beet or pomegranate juice
• 1 Tbsp. Pink Himalayan salt

Directions:
1. Mix ingredients together with some ice and pour into a pretty glass.
Serves 1

Watch how to make it on my Glamour Magazine
Show, “Treat Yourself” here:

Also craving a V-day chocolate recipe? I’ve got something sweet
and decadent for you. Try my: Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bark!

And don’t miss my heart-shaped jewelry collection
that inspires self-love: The I Love Me Collection!
I made them as a reminder for women to love themselves
and take care of themselves.

iloveme ring by arielle haspel

Enjoy and may this be the best V-day yet!

MWAH.

xo

be well,

arielle

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How to Prevent Hangovers (and Style Your Bar Cart)

by Arielle J on February 3, 2015

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Whenever the Holidays, New Year and Superbowl rolls around (aka hangover mania) people always ask me my tips on healthier drinking.

So I’ve finally rounded up my tips on the best drinks to order and how to prevent hangovers (and style your bar cart).

I also asked Roxy Owens, the bar-cart extraordinaire from Society Social for her styling tips on how to turn our liquor cabinets into a gorgeous bar cart so our houses are party-ready all year long.

Full disclaimer – I’m not proposing drinking, I’m just promoting healthier options if you are going to drink:)

My Tips for Preventing Hangovers (and a Healthier Bar Cart):

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Stock Your Body (Liquor Cabinet and Bar Cart) with The Healthiest Alcohols.

Lighter, distilled liquors, like vodka, whiskey and gin, champagne, and red or white wine are your best bets. If you’re really looking to prevent a hangover, always steer clear of cheaper “house” brands and order top shelf varieties. Next time you’re at the bar, don’t just ask for “a vodka soda” or sip on the glasses of free champagne. Request a specific (good quality) alcohol from the bartender and if you don’t know which is best, ask for their help! I love spirits that are minimally processed and made locally, like this Honey Whiskey. 

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Drink Fresh Chasers and Mix-ins.

Sodas and juices have tons of sugar and sometimes even additives that contribute to terrible post-party headaches and hangovers. Whether you’re entertaining or partying at a bar, opt for fresh liquids to pair with your alcohol of choice. Water, believe it or not is a great add-in for vodka and plain club soda is always a good bet too. Coconut water, fresh lemon or lime juice, fresh-squeezed juices like orange, grapefruit or pomegranate juice (and even green juice) make amazing mix-ins too! You can also go for some olive juice, bloody mary mixa drizzle of honey simple syrup (made with water + honey) to spice up your cocktail. Just be sure to look for brands made without corn syrup or added sugar. Remember: the fresher the cocktail, the more refreshed you’ll feel in the AM.

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Make Portion Control Easy.

If you’re out at a bar or restaurant, I recommend 1 shot-worth per drink. If you’re hosting a party, display shot glasses so your guests can portion out their alcohol spending. Remember: 2-3 drinks in total is ideal and should keep you feeling “good” but not too smashed or hungover the next day.

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Decorate with Fresh Drink Decor.

As with food, the prettier it is, the more enjoyable it is. If you’re hosting a party, I love decorating drinks with colorful, fresh decor, like cranberries on a toothpick, a sprig of rosemary, a few floating cucumbers, pomegranate seeds, dried citrus slices, slices of grapefruit or oranges or a few green olives. Maraschino cherries are typically loaded with sugar, but even just asking for one in your drink can make your white wine or vodka more festive. Or, just stick with the usual lemons and limes for a pop of color and freshness. Lemons and limes also provide your body with a dose of alkalinity, which will help cleanse your liver and help prevent hangovers. So be sure to squeeze them in your drinks. I suggest 3 lemon wedges per drink.

the healthiest pink palomas by arielle haspel

Order these healthier cocktails (or make them yourself):

  • White Wine Spritzer: regular glass of white wine + seltzer filled to the brim
  • Lemonade Vodka: vodka + seltzer + 4 slices lemons (+ honey)
  • Mojito: rum + seltzer + 4 slices limes + mint (+ honey)
  • Meditteranean Twist: gin + seltzer + olive juice + 2 olives
  • Rum Punch: rum + frozen pineapple + frozen strawberries + frozen raspberries + frozen peaches
  • Dark and Stormy: rum + seltzer + (honey + 1 inch ginger)

Avoid these drinks to prevent hangovers.

Energy drinks, diet soda, regular soda, tonic water, red bull, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, diet fruit juices, bar drink mixes (like margarita mix, pina colada and bloody mary mix), sweet-flavored alcohols (like sweet tea and bubblegum), cream-based alcohol (like Kahlua) and specialty cocktails sweetened with corn syrup or simple syrup.

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Tips to prevent and cure your hangover.

  • Drink one cup of water in between each cocktail to help hydrate your body and cleanse your liver, thus preventing headaches and hangovers.
  • Always eat when you drink, even if its a brown rice cake before you jet to the bar or a few nuts when you arrive at the bar. Never drink on an empty stomach.
  • Hydrate when you get home. Chug water as soon as you get home from that party. And, keep a glass of water next to your bed-side stand so you’ll be reminded to hydrate the first thing the next morning. Coconut water is also a great way to hydrate. It’s full of electrolytes too, which will help the post-party aches and pains.
  • The best hangover food. When it comes to the best hangover food, you may be thinking greasy hamburgers and french fries. What your body really needs is most likely something easy to digest, cleansing for the liver and full of vitamins and nutrients. Greens are the best, as they help cleanse the blood, are full of fiber and help inject vitamins and nutrients into your body. I recommend having as many greens as you can – salad with colorful vegetables, a side of cooked broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, avocado and even a green smoothie if you can stomach it! Here are my favorite hangover brunch foods that I’ve healthified: chicken fingers, french toast, fries and pizza.
  • Sweat it out. You may feel like staying in bed all day, but try to move and sweat out some of the toxins. A quick jog, spinning class, yoga, walking and even stretching will make your body feel better.
  • Detoxify your body: I hate to remind you of this, but alcohol is a toxin and can be very toxic and stressful to your organs.  Get rid of the toxins (aka detox) with bitter foods, like bitter greens, dandelion tea or 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Remember, as helpful as these detoxifiers are, when it comes down to it, a detox is just a band-aid for the damage already done to your body.  Don’t overdo it and then try to overdo it with a crazy “detox” after. Be gentle with your body.
  • Treat Yourself: You only have one body so have fun and treat yourself well.

Tips for a Prettier Bar Cart from Roxy (SocietySocial.com) –

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Vintage Barware.

A found treasure always garners a second look and a chic set of mid-century marvelous highballs or dapper decanters will also be a nod to the glamorous retro ritual of cocktail hour.

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Stock the Basics. 

    Don’t feel like you have to brandish every single liqueur, liquor, and mixer. Focus on the makings of your favorite cocktail (anything gin for me!) then add a special liqueur or two for a quick switch up when you’re feeling adventurous.

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Blooms, Books, & Booze.

    Sticking to the basics like mentioned above affords extra area for personal touches like your favorite fresh cut flowers and go-to cocktail and hostessing handbooks.

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Tray Facile!

    It’s easy. Use trays to help you divide the bar cart into zones and dedicate each to a specific essential whether it’s glassware, bottles, or a collection of your own brass menagerie! You’ll be simultaneously stylish and organized. **Use trays to turn any surface into an instant bar cart station!

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Source Unique Spirits.

    Of course never sacrifice a tasty tipple for aesthetics, but there are many options aside from the generic liquor store offerings. Researching a small or local distillery can yield pretty packaging as well as equally delicious spirits!

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A big thank you to Roxy for some of her gorgeous photos above. She makes and sells the coolest bar carts ever. Check them out on her site ShopSocietySocial.com.

Hope these tips help inspire you to celebrate life a little healthier (and prettier this year).

Cheers to a happy and healthy New Year… and no more hangovers!

xo

be well,

arielle

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Healthy Cinnamon Roll Donut Holes

by Arielle J on January 29, 2015

guilt-free healthy cinnamon rolls
I LOVE cinnamon rolls.
The perfectly soft and gooey cinnamon
filling and the creamy sauce dripping off the sides…
YUM.
But, traditional cinnamon rolls are loaded with ingredients
that don’t promote glowing skin and rocking bodies: white flour,
milk, butter, eggs and brown sugar.
Not to mention, if you want to make them yourself, they take SO much time
to make because you have to wait for the yeast to rise.
UGH.
So, finally, I’ve made a quick, tasty and healthified version:
Healthy Cinnamon Roll Donut Holes –
deliciously gooey and dripping with sweetness.
guilt-free and healthy cinnamon rolls
Easy, Guilt-Free Cinnamon Rolls Donut Holes
What You Need:
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
½ cup coconut palm sugar
⅓ cup coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups coconut flour + 1 1/2 cups almond flour
Donut Hole Pan
Topping:
1/2 cup packed coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2½ tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons almond flour
⅓ cup coconut oil, softened
1/4 cup pecans, crushed
Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 F

2. Dissolve the baking powder and almond milk in a large bowl.

3. Add coconut palm sugar, coconut oil, sea salt, eggs, and flours and mix well. (Tip: cold eggs will make the coconut oil solidify/harden, so leave out the egg for a few minutes before whisking it and whisk fast)

4. Grease the donut hole pans with a little coconut oil and using an ice-cream scooper, a spoon or your hands, spoon out about 2 Tbsp per donut hole and place it in the pan.

5. Bake at 375 F for approx 20-25 minutes or until just golden.

6. Meanwhile, to make the cinnamon topping, combine the coconut palm sugar, cinnamon, almond flour and pecans in a small saucepan and heat.

7. Once the donut holes are ready and cooled, using your fingers or a fork,  dip the donut holes in the topping, or generously drizzle approx 1/2 tsp onto each donut hole.

Feel free to add a drizzle of cashew cream icing on top too.

Serve and enjoy!

be sweet. be delicious. be kind.

be well,

arielle

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Healthy Onion Rings

by Arielle J on January 28, 2015

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Healthy eating to me is far more than smoothie bowls
and quinoa with kale.

I like to EAT…real foods, like pizza and onion rings!

But I know that if I ate them on the reg, I wouldn’t
feel good or look good.

So, that’s why I “healthify” people’s favorite foods –
so we can all enjoy ourselves while feeling guilt-free!

Today, I made healthy onion rings. And they taste UN-BELIEVABLY delicious.

Don’t believe me? Get into the kitchen and taste-test it yourself!

Healthy Onion Rings
Ingredients:
1 White or Yellow Onion, sliced 1cm-thick and separated
2 Eggs
3 cups Almond Flour
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
Approx 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil (or more)

Directions:
1. Scramble eggs in a small bowl
2. Add almond flour, sea salt and pepper to another bowl
3. Take the onion ring slices using your hands, a fork or tongs and dip the onion into the egg. Let any excess drip off.
4. Take the coated egg onion and dip into the almond flour mixture until well coated
5. In a medium sautee pan on medium-high heat, add coconut oil and onion rings. Make sure they don’t overlap. Let each side sizzle until each side is crispy and brown. OR, lay down a parchment paper or tin foil on a cookie sheet, place onions on and broil on high until brown and crispy.
6. Take off of pan/out of oven. Lay on a plate to let any excess oil drip off
Serve and enjoy!

*Serves approx 6 people

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guilt-free healthy onion rings for superbowl sunday. clean eats by arielle haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

 

Check out my other game-time Superbowl Eats, like guilt-free nachos, pizza, chips and dip here.

Follow me on Pinterest (@bewellwitharielle) for more guilt-free game-time inspiration.

Be delicious. Be nourished. Be happy.

Be Well,
Arielle

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10 Healthified Superbowl Snacks

by Arielle J on January 26, 2015

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Here are 10 healthified superbowl snacks –

swaps of your favorite game-time eats, like
wings, loaded nachos, popcorn, pizza, potato skins, and chips and dips!

1. Chicken “Wings”: Traditional chicken wings are delish, but they’re loaded with unnecessary calories and marinades that won’t make feel energized (or keep your waistline looking lean).

Try this BBQ “Chicken”  made with cauliflower florets. They look just like fried chicken nuggets, and taste (sort of) like them too!

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2. Cheesy Pizza: Ordering in pizza for your guests is easy but so is making your own at home. Try this home-made pizza recipe here with cheese. You can even have your guests select their DIY healthy pizza toppings (mushrooms, onions, olives) or buy a frozen variety and stick it in the oven right before guests arrive so your house smells likes warm, cheesy pizza.

pizza w/caramelized onions and spinach

3. Nachos… during sports games, especially the Super Bowl, nachos are a must. Instead of ordering in oily nachos made of hard-to-digest yellow corn, make these using plaintain chips or chips made of black beans.

Healthy nachos recipe here.

healthy black bean chip nachos

4. Fries: Instead of regular fries or chips, try my carrot fries here

Maple Carrot Fries by Arielle Haspel of bewellwitharielle.com using vitacoco coconut oil

5. Quesadillas:  boost your guests metabolism with this easy and delish quesadilla recipe.

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6. Nuts: A bowl of nuts is the perfect table app, but raw nuts can be a little plain for the guys, so spice it up with these Salt and Vinegar Almonds.

salt and vinegar almonds healthy snack chips

7. Loaded Baked Potatoes: potato skins are always a must at a Superbowl party. Load up on the healthier version made with sweet potatoes and broccoli here.

healthy loaded sweet potatoes by arielle haspel on glamour.com

8. Dip: hummus is always a great option, but if you want to impress your guests, these are always a hit: Kale White Bean Dip, DIY Chickpea Hummus, or if you’re really feeling creative, make some Cashew Hummus!

white bean dip with kale

9. Popcorn: I know this isn’t a baseball game, but it’s still a ball game and everyone like crackerjacks, right?

Here is a healthified, non-microwavable popcorn recipe with cinnamon and sugar.

healthy coconut caramel crackerjacks - gluten-free and no corn syrup - made by arielle haspel of bewellwitharielle.com

10. Cheeseless Pizza: A great alternative to cheesy pizza is the dairy-free version, cheeseless pizza! Looks pretty and tastes great.

cheeseless pizza with black beans, sweet potatoes and kale. gluten free and dairy free

Hope your team wins! 

be delicious. be fit. be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Cheeseless Pizza

by Arielle J on January 26, 2015

cheeseless pizza with black beans, sweet potatoes and kale. gluten free and dairy free

I LOVE cheese and actually one of my go-to dinners
when I don’t have anything else in the house is, cheese-filled pizza.

I use good quality organic cheese and top it on healthy
“crust” like a brown Rice tortilla, sprouted grain bun or a spelt bagel.

But recently cheese has been making me feel really lethargic
and I actually didn’t have any in my house (because I ate it all!)
so I needed to find an alternative for my pizza craving.

So, instead of cheese, I topped my pizza with tomato sauce,
plus some protein and fiber-packed beans and veggies!

It turned out to be SO easy, more than delicious and SO pretty.

Definitely adding this to my list of staples.

Here’s the recipe:

Cheeseless Pizza
What You Need:

Brown Rice Tortillas (beige, not black variety)
1 tbsp Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
½ white onion, chopped
1-2 medium Sweet Potatoes, diced
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
½ cup tomato sauce
2 pieces Kale, chiffonade

*Serves approx 4

Directions:
1. In oven on high broil, place brown rice tortillas on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Toast/broil until crispy
2. In large sauce pan, sautee garlic with a little oil. Add black beans, onions, sweet potatoes and sea salt and cook until potatoes are soft. Add kale and cook for approx 3 minutes.
3. Spread approx. 2 Tbsp of tomato sauce on each tortilla and then spread a few spoonfuls of sweet potato/bean mixture onto each toasted tortilla.
4. Top with kale for nutritious garnish
5. Toast or broil in oven until hot and serve.
Buon Appetito!

 

cheeseless pizza with black beans, sweet potatoes and kale. gluten free and dairy free

cheeseless pizza with black beans, sweet potatoes and kale. gluten free and dairy free

 

be warm. be delicious. be well.

xo
be well,
arielle

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Apple Pie Smoothie

by Arielle J on January 13, 2015

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

In the winter, I typically crave
savory in the morning – something warm and comforting,
like a breakfast egg burrito or creamy pumpkin spice quinoa.

But lately, the heat has been pumping in my apartment,
so my go-to’s have been cold and refreshing smoothies.

My husband also drives to work every morning and he
prefers sipping on either a juice or smoothie.
It’s an easy way to get a dose of energy and nourishment
without crumbs all over his suit!

So, I love making this Apple Pie Smoothie for us.

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

I make it at night so it’s ready
to drink right when we wake up in the morning.

This packet of Nourish Snacks also makes it super convenient too –
just open and toss the ingredients into the blender!

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Crisp and fresh, with a hint of cinnamon and ginger,
just like my Grandma’s sweet apple pie (but so much healthier!)

Apple Pie Smoothie
Ingredients:
– 1 medium-sized apple
– 1 packet Nourish Snacks “Granny’s Apple Pie” (or 1/4 cup walnuts + 1/4 cup dried apples)
– 1 cup almond milk (or coconut, hemp or oat milk)
– 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp ground ginger
– handful ice

Directions:
Blend up all ingredients.

Such a delicious, quick and easy breakfast, afternoon snack
or midnight treat.

Cheers!

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

Apple Pie Smoothie by Bewellwitharielle.com for NourishSnacks

Thanks to Nourish Snacks for sending me a few packets to taste test.
This post was sponsored but the recipe and opinions are my own.

#nourishrecipe

be well,
arielle

*Photography by Madeline Wolf Photography

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