Tips for a Great Kitchen Renovation

Looking for tips to make your kitchen renovation go great? Follow my advice.The moment the kitchen lid came crashing down on top of my head was the last straw: It was time for a kitchen renovation. I couldn’t take it anymore. Living through a pandemic with my husband and two boys full time at home took its toll in many ways, but the reality was our kitchen wasn’t functional in the way we needed it to be.My kitchen was 30 years old. The cabinets would slam shut but wouldn’t stay shut. Clear packing tape held them closed and prevented a cabinet door from constantly hitting me in the face as I made my coffee every morning. The original oven still worked but we feared would die at any moment. And the stove! A tiny electric stove with four burners, two of them sized small but only three burners worked after my son melted a Lego on one of them (one of the big ones!) to see if it would melt. It did. Did I mention the teapot tile backsplash? It was definitely time for a change.

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Maple Walnut Apple Crisp

Does Fall have you craving a warm sweet treat? This Maple Walnut Apple Crisp is sure to satisfy!  We’ve powered up this dessert with  cinnamon, walnuts and almond flour, and antioxidants, along with omega-3 fats, fiber, and protein. Walnuts are also high in minerals like magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron which help balance hormones and promote health.

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PCOS Snack Ideas

Snacking is important and helpful to any eating plan, particularly for someone with PCOS. Here are some ideas, recipes and tips to help you build the right snack for you.

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Health Benefits of Chocolate for PCOS

Here’s some sweet news: Chocolate is good for you, especially if you have PCOS. Women with PCOS have been shown to have higher cravings for sweets. In fact, chocolate was the most frequently craved food item reported among women with high androgens and menstrual disturbances. What’s unique about chocolate is that it’s rich in flavanols, which provide numerous health benefits to those with PCOS. Flavanols are a group of antioxidant molecules that occur naturally in foods like tea, fruits, vegetables and chocolate. Chocolate also contains a rich supply of minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc, and calcium which have been shown to be low in women with PCOS. Here’s what to know about chocolate and its health benefits for PCOS.

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Spice Up Your Eating: Cinnamon And PCOS

When you think of cinnamon, do foods like pumpkin bread, apple pie, spiced cider, oatmeal, and pumpkin spice lattes come to mind? Well, recent research provides some welcome news: Cinnamon may help you better regulate your menstrual cycle and even improve insulin and cholesterol levels. Here’s what to know about this popular spice.

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An Apple A Day Keeps The PCOS Away!

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The cooler temperatures and the bright foliage are signals that Fall has arrived! This time of year is also about apples, making October National Apple Month. Did you know that there are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States? Apples are a delicious and healthy fruit for women with PCOS. Here are some health benefits and fun facts about this crisp PCOS friendly fruit.

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