In the height (and heat) of summer there is perhaps no better sweet treat to cool down with than an ice cream sandwich. At once chewy and creamy, there’s a reason why this summer staple is enjoyed by both young and old! However, the store-bought kind can contain some not-so-healthy ingredients. So, in honor of National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, I’ve created a homemade version of this seasonal indulgence that’s as delicious as it is nutritious – no ice cream maker needed! Made with cashews and bananas and sweetened only with fruit and a bit of maple syrup, this recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
Lindsey has had a knack for words since speaking her very first “kitty” at the tender age of 5 months old. Since then she’s spelled, written, and rhymed her way through years of schooling until she got to college, where she added headlines, taglines, and CTAs to her writing repertoire as an Advertising major. After graduating, Lindsey worked at a handful of ad agencies crafting clever copy for national and international clients such as Nissan, Mattel, Hasbro, and Disney. She then made the jump to the fabulous world of fashion where she is currently a copywriter for the JustFab brand site. When she’s not writing, you can find Lindsey cooking, blogging, designing, and devouring the latest issues of Vogue and Allure – sometimes all at once.
The days are heating up and visions of pool parties, bonfires, and barbecues are dancing through our heads, which can only mean one thing: summer is officially in full swing! Though July might be more famous for Independence Day and summer vacays, it’s also National UV Safety Month.
Whether you’re newly smitten or in it for the long haul, finding new date ideas can be a challenge, especially when trying to stick to a budget. May is National Date Your Mate Month, so to celebrate, here are a couple fun and frugal date ideas to help keep things fresh without breaking the bank!
Yesterday was National Pecan Day, a day to celebrate the eponymous ingredient of the ubiquitous Thanksgiving pie. Though most popular around the holidays, pecans are a healthy treat that have been around for centuries; in fact, pecans are the only major tree nut native to North America. But there’s a lot more to this buttery-tasting nut than most people think. They actually boast a whole host of health benefits!
March is National Nutrition Month! Much like the world of fashion, nutrition trends come and go throughout the years. However as the public’s hunger for nutrition knowledge grows, the trends seem to be getting healthier and healthier. For instance, last year we saw the rise of quinoa and kale along with Paleo and gluten-free diets. While those picks still remain hot for the year ahead, let’s take a look at 2014’s top 10 new nutrition trends.
While many hearts are still aflutter from Valentine’s Day, there’s another reason to pay attention to your heart this February: it’s American Heart Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of both women and men in the United States. Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, affecting people of any age, race, or socioeconomic class. The good news is that there is something you can do about it.
Happy New Year! January is the time for fresh starts, resolutions… and National Soup Month! If you’re like me, your New Year’s resolution probably includes something about your health, so what better way to celebrate than with 7 days of soup?