10 Homemade Organic Recipes for Mother’s Day

10 Homemade Organic Meals for Mother’s Day

One way to show our moms of how much she means to us is through her stomach. Yes! You read it right. This time, it’s not about catching a man’s heart, but catching our mom’s heart on Mother’s Day. Interesting, right?

As we all know, our mothers are the chief cook in the family and we have seen how they’ve gone through just to fill our stomach every day. Since May 8 will be Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate it by making our moms very happy at the same time, will try to reduce the stress they’ve been experiencing when preparing meals for the family. So during the special day, let’s grab the chance to shine out, make use of our hidden skills in our kitchen and let’s surprise our mothers through the goodies and treats we can cook for them.

To start with our sweet surprise, here are the homemade healthy organic recipes I’ve collected and wanted to share with you. Check it out below…

 

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(Contributed by Deliciously Ella)

CHICKPEA, QUINOA & TURMERIC CURRY  (Serves: 6 | Time: 1 hour)

 

INGREDIENTS:

500g new potatoes, halved

3 garlic cloves, crushed

3 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp chilli flakes or powder

1 tsp ground ginger

400mL tin organic coconut milk

1 Tbsp tomato purée

180g quinoa

400g tin organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed

150g spinach

400g tin organic diced tomatoessalt and pepper

salt and pepper

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place the potatoes in a pan of cold water and bring to the boil, then let them cook for about 25 minutes, until you can easily stick a knife through them. Drain them well.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large pan and add the garlic, turmeric, coriander, chilli, ginger, coconut milk, tomato purée and tomatoes.
  3. Bring to the boil, season with salt and pepper, then add the quinoa with a mug of just-boiled water (300ml).
  4. Reduce the heat to a simmer, place the lid on and allow to cook. Over the next 30 minutes, stir every 5 minutes or so to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom. (This is quite a long cooking time, but this is how long quinoa takes to cook in all these ingredients, rather than just in water.)
  5. Halfway through cooking, add the chickpeas. When there are just 5 minutes left, add the spinach and stir it in until it wilts.
  6. Once the quinoa has cooked and is fluffy, not crunchy, it’s ready.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 

(Photograph by Tina Rupp)

(Photograph by Tina Rupp)

SLOW-COOKER PORK TACOS (Serves: 8 | Time: 5 hours & 36 minutes)

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 whole ancho chiles
3 whole pasilla chiles
4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
2 to 3 chipotles in adobo sauce
1/2 medium white onion, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Kosher salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican
3 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 pounds boneless pork shoulder (untrimmed), cut into chunks
Freshly ground pepper
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
Corn tortillas, warmed, for serving
Assorted taco toppings, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Put the ancho and pasilla chiles and the garlic in a bowl; add 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until soft and pliable, 2 to 3 minutes. Stem and seed the chiles; peel the garlic. Transfer the chiles and garlic to a blender.
  2. Add the chipotles, onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt and the oregano to the blender; puree until smooth. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat; add the chile sauce and fry, stirring, until thick and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Pour in the broth and reduce until slightly thickened.
  3. Season the pork all over with salt and pepper and transfer to a large slow cooker. Add the bay leaves and cinnamon stick, then pour in the sauce. Cover and cook on high until the meat is tender, about 5 hours. (Or cook the meat in a large Dutch oven, covered, for 1 hour 45 minutes at 350 degrees; uncover and cook 30 more
    )
  4. Discard the bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Shred the pork with 2 forks; season with salt and pepper. Serve the shredded pork in the tortillas, along with toppings.

 

(Contributed by The Honest to Goodness Community)

(Contributed by The Honest to Goodness Community)

ORGANIC YELLOW SPLIT PEA SOUP (Serves: 6 | Time: 1.5-2 hours)

 

INGREDIENTS:

500g organic yellow split peas

7 cups Vegetable Stock

2 Brown Onions, peeled and diced

fresh ginger, approx 5 cm piece

1 to 1.5 tsp Marjoram or Organic Thyme

1 kg pork hock (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Soak the peas in plenty of water for 12 to 18 hours, then drain.
  2. Put the peas in a large pot on the stove and add the stock,chopped onions, ginger cut into a few pieces and the pork hock.
  3. Boil for 1 to 1.5 hours, adding the herbs after about 45 minutes, until the peas are soft and the soup has thickened.
  4. Pick up the hock and cut into bite sized pieces, put back into the soup.
  5. Add salt and pepper if desired.

 

(Contributed by Kidgredients)

(Contributed by Kidgredients)

SWEET POTATO AND GOODNESS STUFFED SPRING ROLLS (Serves: 10 | Time: 45 minutes)

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 medium carrot, peeled cubed and cooked

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed and cooked

3/4 cup quinoa

4 tbsps olive oil for brushing

1 spring onion, finely sliced

100grams fetta, crumbled

20 sheets of spring roll pastry

1/2 cup puy/french stylegreen lentils (dry)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook the quinoa and lentils together (I use my rice cooker for this).
  2. Mash the sweet potato and carrot, combine with the quinoa and lentils. Allow to cool.
  3. Add the fetta and spring onions and mix through.
  4. Put 1.5 tablespoons full in the corner of a spring roll wrapper. Fold the sides in and roll to the end, adding water to make the pastry stick as you get to the end.
  5. Cook – Preheat oven to 200 degrees, brush spring rolls with olive oil and bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
  6. Freeze on a baking tray and transfer to a container when solid. Cook from frozen at 200 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden after brushing with olive oil.

 

(Contributed by Karen Ward)

(Contributed by Karen Ward)

ORGANIC CHILLI BEEF AND BEANS (Serves: 6 | Time: 1 hour)

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp organic olive oil

1 onion finely chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed

1 red capsicum finely chopped

2 teaspoon organic chilli powder

1 teaspoon organic paprika

1 tsp organic ground cumin

600g minced beef

2 cups beef stock

400g organic tinned tomatoes – diced

1 teaspoon dried organic oregano

1 teaspoon rapadura or raw sugar

3 tablespoons tomato paste

Salt & pepper to taste

Fresh chopped coriander (optional) – to serve

400g organic red kidney beans – drained & rinsed

Sour cream (optional) – to serve

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add oil, onion & garlic & cook over a medium heat for 5 mins.
  2. Add capsicum, chill, paprika & cumin & cook for 5 mins stirring often.
  3. Add mince and cook until brown over a medium to high heat.
  4. Add stock, tomato, oregano, sugar, salt & pepper.
  5. Add tomato puree.
  6. Bring to the boil, then cover & simmer for 15-20mins.
  7. Add beans and cook for 10- 15mins more.
  8. Serve in a bowl and tope with fresh coriander & sour cream if desired. Great served with rice or corn bread.
  9. To make the dish vegetarian, replace the 600g of beef mince with 400g organic black beans – drained & rinsed.
  10. This meal can be left to simmer away for a long time, even hours and the flavour becomes more delicious the longer it cooks for. Just add extra liquid if required. It can be easily frozen.

 

(Contributed by Laurie Wheeler)

(Contributed by Laurie Wheeler)

SPINACH STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS (Serves: 4 | Time: 1 hour & 25 minutes)

 

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

2 cloves garlic, chopped

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

4 slices bacon

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, spinach, feta cheese, and garlic until well blended. Set aside.
  3. Carefully butterfly chicken breasts, making sure not to cut all the way through. Spoon spinach mixture into chicken breasts. Wrap each with a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Place in shallow baking dish. Cover.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

 

(Contributed by ANY14TNS)

(Contributed by ANY14TNS)

CRUSTLESS SPINACH QUICHE (Serves: 6 | Time: 50 minutes)

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

5 eggs, beaten

3 cups shredded Muenster cheese

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Add spinach mixture and stir to blend. Scoop into prepared pie pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

 

(Contributed by Kathleen Daelemans)

(Contributed by Kathleen Daelemans)

OVEN-BAKED SALMON (Serves: 5 | Time: 15 minutes)

 

INGREDIENTS:

12 ounce salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
Coarse-grained salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Toasted Almond Parsley Salsa, for serving
Baked squash, for serving, optional
Toasted Almond Parsley Salad:
1 shallot
1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Coarse grain salt
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup toasted almonds
Extra-virgin olive oil
DIRECTIONS:

  1. Watch how to make this recipe.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet or in a non-stick pan with an oven-proof handle. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with the Toasted Almond Parsley Salad and squash, if desired.
  4. Toasted Almond Parsley Salad:
  5. Mince the shallot and add to a small bowl. Pour the vinegar over the shallots and add a pinch of salt. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Roughly chop the capers, parsley and almonds and add to the shallots. Add the olive oil, tasting as you go. Mix again and adjust the seasonings.

 

(Contributed by Food Network Kitchens)

(Contributed by Food Network Kitchens)

PAN-SEARED SALMON WITH KALE AND APPLE SALAD (Serves: 4 | Time: 40 minutes)


INGREDIENTS:

Four 5-ounce center-cut salmon fillets (about 1-inch thick)

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

3 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt

1 bunch kale, ribs removed, leaves very thinly sliced (about 6 cups)

1/4 cup dates

1 Honeycrisp apple

1/4 cup finely grated pecorino

3 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds

Freshly ground black pepper

4 whole wheat dinner rolls

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bring the salmon to room temperature 10 minutes before cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the kale, toss to coat and let stand 10 minutes.
  3. While the kale stands, cut the dates into thin slivers and the apple into matchsticks. Add the dates, apples, cheese and almonds to the kale. Season with pepper, toss well and set aside.
  4. Sprinkle the salmon all over with 1/2 teaspoon salt and some pepper. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Raise the heat to medium-high. Place the salmon, skin-side up in the pan. Cook until golden brown on one side, about 4 minutes. Turn the fish over with a spatula, and cook until it feels firm to the touch, about 3 minutes more.
  5. Divide the salmon, salad and rolls evenly among four plates.
  6. Per serving (1 fish fillet, about 2 cups of salad and 1 dinner roll): Calories 620; Fat 36 g (Saturated 8 g); Cholesterol 85 mg; Sodium 730 mg; Carbohydrate 40 g; Protein 39 g; Fiber 7 g; Sugars 14 g

 

(Contributed by DEBNJAMES)

(Contributed by DEBNJAMES)

CREAMY SMOKED SALMON PASTA (Serves: 8 | Time: 30 minutes)

 

INGREDIENTS:

6 tablespoons butter

1/2 onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 cups skim milk

1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

1 cup frozen green peas, thawed and drained

1/2 cup canned mushrooms, drained

10 ounces smoked salmon, chopped

1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in butter until tender.
  3. Stir flour and garlic powder into the butter and onions. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to just below boiling point, and then gradually stir in cheese until the sauce is smooth. Stir in peas and mushrooms., and cook over low heat for 4 minutes.
  4. Toss in smoked salmon, and cook for 2 more minutes. Serve over pasta.

 

Let’s recognize all the nice things our moms have done just to give us a wonderful life today. With the help of the mouth-watering healthy organic recipes listed above, hope will able to transform Mother’s Day into an extra exceptional event for our mothers.

Aside from cooking a delicious dishes for our mom, we can also have other preference to surprise her. In order to guide you if what better stuff to give her as a gift, you may visit our Top 5 Organic Items for Moms This Mother’s Day and choose which you think she’ll love to receive. Hope it helps!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing all moms to live longer, more strength for more special days to come and have a healthy happy life.

7 Tips for a Great Looking Skin for Men | Organic Living

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For many years, skin care products were thought of as something that only women used. But those days are OVER guys! A healthy skin care regimen is just as important for men as it is for women. However, guys are a little shy about asking for men’s beauty tips. Perhaps they just feel a little less manly to have a bathroom full of ‘beauty’ products, but who doesn’t want to look their best, naturally? Men should take good care of their skin no less, so let’s discuss it here and now. There’s nothing wrong about being conscious with your skin.

So let me break it down into 7 tips for a great looking skin for men to help our guys out there reap the rewards of good skin care, in an organic, healthy way.

1. Stay Hydrated

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Drinking enough water doesn’t just help the inside of your body, it also helps your skin appear brighter, smoother, and livelier. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is the key. Sports drinks are not counted, all you need is water and some hydrating veggies to balance your electrolytes.

2. Get a Great Organic Soap

Just because you can’t see the dirt and grime on your skin, doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. That is why cleansing your skin is a must! If you recall the things you did all day, you can never ignore the fact that you are exposed to pollution, car exhaust, cigarette smoke and even room deodorizers. All of these can damage your skin that is why it should be washed away before the day ends. However, you can’t just grab any withered old bar soap. The additives, artificial fragrances, dyes and whirlwind of other chemicals found in conventional soaps can leave a feeling of dried out skin. Get a bar of Organic Soap for a gentle, effective cleanse.

3. Exfoliate Once a Week

Exfoliation is the process of removing the dead skin cells from the surface to reveal the new skin cells beneath. Our skin exfoliates naturally but as we get older, the process of exfoliation starts to slow down and we need to help it along. Choose an Organic Exfoliator that contains scrubby particles to help smooth the skin and eliminate dullness. Applying once a week is great and twice a week is ideal. However, you can create your own exfoliator without spending money. Simply mix a teaspoon or so of organic, extra-virgin coconut oil with half a teaspoon of coconut sugar. Gently rub into your skin for a couple minutes before you wash your face.

4. Shave Smart then Moisturize

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Those conventional shaving creams and foams may be aggravating to sensitive skin. A lot of shaving cream ingredients in your typical drugstore have also been linked to cancer and hormone disruptions. You don’t need to stop shaving because of this, but you can always choose healthy alternatives, like this recipe:

Melt the coconut oil and shea butter at a low temperature in a double-boiler, then add the sweet almond or olive oil and stir it up. Pour into a large bowl and let it firm up in the refrigerator. Then use a mixer to whip it up into a consistency closer to a shaving cream. Then store in an airtight container.

If it cost you too much time and effort, you can always try this Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Gel.

5. Heal Dry, Rough Skin

If we talk about skincare, we can’t forget the skin in our hands. If you have dry, rough hands that require some serious moisture, get a tub of pure shea butter. You can also use a little unrefined coconut oil or jojoba oil in your hands and apply that in any parts of your body that are having a dry skin.

6. Eat Healthy

If you have oily skin, or experiences acne often, check out your diet. Eating a lot of junk or processed foods can really take a toll on your face, as well as your entire body. The real key to youthful skin is your diet. Take a look at these few tips on what to eat more and what not to eat.

What to Eat More

  • Organic Cabbage. Contains a lot of Vitamin C and some Vitamin A too. It also detoxifies the blood and the fiber helps push wastes and toxins out of your body.
  • Organic Pears. Just be sure to eat the skin since this is where most of the anti-aging nutrients are found.
  • Watery vegetables or fruits. It helps in hydration, which will make your skin look younger and radiant.

What not to Eat

  • Cut back on meat and dairy products. Just eat less meat and look for grass-fed, organic options.
  • Skip coffee and caffeinated tea because they can dehydrate your skin.
  • Fried Foods.

7. Dump the Baggage under your Eyes

One of the very first places we start to notice the signs of aging is around the eyes. Unfortunately, this is the very place that many men tend to neglect. Under eye problems can be a result of fluid retention or stress, (and lack of sleep of course). So to flush out what you can, grind on a celery. Celery works in two ways: it reduces stress hormones and it acts like a mild diuretic to encourage excess fluid to leave the body. You can also pick up a hydrating cream right away. It will help hydrate, smooth and protect your skin every day.

Gentlemen, it’s really that simple! If you incorporate these 7 tips for a great looking skin for men into your daily regimen, you will definitely notice a difference in your appearance. It’s an easy way towards healthy, handsome skin.

Go Green and Organic with these Healthy Christmas Gift Ideas!

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Choosing the perfect gift can be a difficult task, especially when you have tight schedule, budget limitations and picky kind of taste. What if you want to give organic gifts? Choosing organic and eco-friendly gifts would ensure the health and safety of your household and your loved ones. How then, do you find unique organic Christmas gifts this Holiday Season? Here’s a list of few good ideas.

Organic Coffee – Sure, a morning cup of coffee helps you be energized, but depending on the brand and type of coffee you choose. Larry’s Bean Coffee is 100% Organic, Fair Trade, and shade grown, all slow-roasted to bring out every note of indigenous flavor.

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Non-GMO, Natural and Organic Healthy Snacks Care Package – Traditional holiday baskets/package are often stuffed with rubbery fruitcake and processed meats and cheeses that-let’s face it- no one really wants. This one is different. Non-GMO, Natural and Organic Healthy Snacks Care Package is the ideal gift for anyone seeking a healthier option. This contains 25 individually wrapped single serve snacks. This healthy snacks box includes a mix of healthy savory and sweet snacks that everyone will love.

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Organic Lip Balm – Cracked, chapped lips are the annoyance of winter. Soothe your friend or family member’s dry lips with Organic Lip Balm. It contains safe, organic ingredients such as beeswax and coconut oil to ensure they get the most natural nourishing experience.

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Organic Cotton Baby Drool Feeding Handkerchief – Be kind to babies on your list and buy them organic cotton baby drool feeding handkerchief triangle bib. This is a versatile triangle towel that will fit all the baby’s needs to pick up all their messes. Each bib or towel features 100% organic cotton knit and natural terry for maximum softness.

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Organic Chocolate – What could possibly make chocolate better? How about organic? Fair-trade dark chocolate is both good for you and for the world’s economy. Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate has commendable taste and quality that’s worth to share!

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Garden Tool Set – These built-to-last-season-after-season garden tools are meticulously crafted and comes with 3-piece gardening tool set: Transplanter trowel, trowel, and cultivator/hand rake. Homegrown garden tools are used in gardens large and small by professional and amateur gardeners. If shopping for garden tools is as strange as trying to read a book in another language, know that weeds are a challenge for all organic gardeners, so tools like trowel and hand rake make great gifts.

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And that’s few of Organic Healthy and practical Gift Ideas you can wrap this Christmas Season. What gifts are you giving this Christmas? Share them below!

A Guide to Thanksgiving Turkey Labeling

Thanksgiving is fast approaching! Sure a lot of you are already preparing your recipe ingredients as early as now to avoid the rush! It has been a tradition in every household to put a Turkey on the table on Thanksgiving day. The feast won’t be complete without having the famous Turkey dish, but some of you are still unsure how to identify or how to choose the best Turkey! Some are confused with the Turkey labeling such as Fresh, Frozen, Organic, or Natural. Well, we’re here to help make your Turkey shopping a breeze. Here’s a handy guide to some of the definitions you ought to get familiar with when purchasing your next Turkey.

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FRESH – It means that a turkey has not been chilled below 26 degrees.

FROZEN – This means that the turkey has been chilled to 0 degrees.

FREE-RANGE – This is a legal definition that requires that the birds be raised having access to the outdoors. They don’t necessarily need to have access to pasture or grass, just the outdoors, which can mean dirt or gravel.

Other types of Turkey are the following:

HARD- OR DEEP- CHILLED – An intermediate step that means the turkey has been chilled to between 0 to 26 degrees.

HEN – This is a female bird and they usually come in at less than 16 pounds.

HERITAGE – This means anything but the standard turkey breed which is the Broad-Breasted White. Heritage birds tend to be leaner, with less meat which means they won’t feed as many people and will dry out if not cooked carefully.

KOSHER – These are the turkeys that have been slaughtered and cleaned in accordance with the kosher law. It requires salting for only one hour before rinsing. This is different from brining which requires salting for several days.

NATURAL – Basically no added ingredients and only minimal processing – no injecting flavors or brining.

ORGANIC – Raised without hormones and steroids and have been processed without preservatives. Have been fed only organic feed and have ready access to outdoors.

PASTURED – This is a new, nonregulated definition that is kind of like free-range-plus, as the birds have had access to grass.

SELF-BASTING – The familiar supermarket turkeys that have been injected with flavor solution or brine to keep them from drying out.

TOM – This is a male turkey, which usually means it weighs more than 18 pounds.

And that’s how Turkeys are being labeled! Now you can properly differentiate the types of turkey with their corresponding labels. I hope this will clear things out for you. Don’t forget to share this with friends so they can learn a thing or 2 this Thanksgiving.

We are thankful for the friendship we’ve built in our community, cheers for more years! We are that thankful, how about you? What are you thankful for?

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5 Organic Spooky Treats Perfect for Halloween

5 Organic Spooky Treats Perfect for Halloween

Every October 31st of the year, people of all ages seems to become a busy bee preparing for the celebration of All Halloweens’ Day or All Saints’ Day Eve.

Halloween is not only known for a spooky event. It also recognized for family gatherings, child-friendly activities and parties being enjoyed by everybody.

Generally, at nightfall of the said event, kids and adults wear unique creepy kind of costumes gallivanting around the streets, knocking neighbor’s door and excitedly chant, “Trick or Treat!” Surely, there will be candies and spooky sweets flooding during the fun-filled activity.

So, as a mom or someone who wants to enjoy the holiday but prefer to avoid sugary and unhealthy foods, we collected healthy organic Halloween treats recipe for you to prepare or perhaps, you may prepare this with your kids so it will serve as an awesome bonding time with your family.

To start with, here’s our list:

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  1. 3 CLEAN INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER CUPS (Vegan And Gluten-Free)

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams 72% dark organic chocolate squares or 1 cup vegan chocolate chips about 3/4 cups organic peanut butter* (** check for substitutes)
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil (divided)

You will also need a double boiler or a small pot with a bowl to melt the chocolate and about 12 paper cupcake or muffin liners.

* do get organic or quality clean ingredient peanut butter from a reputable company. Kraft or Jif does not qualify as “quality”.

** If you don’t want to use peanut butter, almond butter works great too. And if you want this peanut/ nut free – use sunflower butter.

Directions:

  1. First melt the chocolate. Set up the double boiler or pot with water to boil with a bowl on top (be sure the bowl does not touch the water) and set heat to medium high. Add the chocolate squares with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and allow to melt completely. Stir occasionally to incorporate the chocolate with the coconut oil. Turn off heat and leave on the pot to keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, scoop out roughly 3/4 cups peanut butter and add in 2 remaining tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Mix well to incorporate and set aside.
  3. Line a flat dish with muffin or cupcake liners. With a spoon, scoop in a little-melted chocolate to cover the bottom of each liner. Place in the freezer for about 2 minutes to slightly set. Add a small scoop of peanut butter and coconut butter mix in the center and gently flatten with the back of a spoon. Scoop more melted chocolate to cover the top, about 1-2 tablespoons. Return to the freezer for about 15-30 minutes until serving.
  4. If serving much later than 15-30 minutes. Then be sure to remove them from the freezer about 1/2 hour before serving and removing all the paper liners and placing them in the refrigerator to thaw out a little before serving. (if they appear soft to the touch – pop them back to the freezer for about 5 minutes to harden the chocolate). They are best when the center peanut butter filling is soft and the outside is crispy chocolate. Makes about 10 cups.

 

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  1. VEGAN CANDY CORN

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup (preferably organic, avoid high fructose corn syrup)
  • 5 tablespoons Earth Balance® Buttery Spread
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered soy milk
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Red & yellow vegan food coloring

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, corn syrup, Earth Balance® Buttery Spread, & vanilla to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium & boil the mixture for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  2. Sift the powdered sugar, powdered soy milk, & salt into medium bowl. Add the powdered sugar mixture to pan & stir to combine. Let the mixture stand until slightly warm to touch, about 20 minutes. Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces.
  3. Consider putting on rubber gloves, so you don’t stain your hands. Add several drops of yellow food coloring to one piece of dough & knead food coloring into the dough until smooth and color is even. Repeat using red & yellow food coloring (for orange) with the second piece & leave the last piece white, but knead it until smooth. This isn’t an easy task & could take up to 15 minutes! Roll each piece into ropes of equal length (don’t roll too thin or the dough will break) and push the three ropes together to form a long rectangle. Using sharp a knife, cut the ropes into triangles. Some will be white tipped & some will be yellow tipped. Shape the candy corn as desired! This yielded 110 candy corn, all larger than the store bought ones you’re used to.
  4. Candy Corn Storage: To store the candy corn, put them in an airtight container, using plastic wrap to separate the layers, so they don’t stick together. Do not refrigerate or freeze these, as it could change the texture and it is unnecessary, keeping them on a counter is ideal. These should keep for quite some time, so feel free to make them in advance.

 

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  1. RAW CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH BITES

Makes 12 bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (if you’re gluten-free, make sure you’re using gluten-free oats)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (if you’re vegan, make sure you’re using vegan chips, or substitute carob chips or cacao nibs)

Directions:

  1. Line a plate or container with parchment paper and set it aside. Combine the cashews, oats, salt and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse together until a fine meal forms. Be careful not to over-process and end up with cashew butter.
  2. Add the maple syrup and the vanilla extract to the cashew-oat mixture. Pulse again until the mixture comes together in a ball of raw dough.
  3. Remove the ball of dough from the food processor and place it in a small bowl. Don’t forget to scrape the sides and the blade of your food processor to get all the extra bits. Gently fold in the chocolate chips so they are incorporated throughout the dough mixture.
  4. Using a cookie baller or a couple of spoons, portion out the dough into twelve even balls. Use clean hands to roll the portions of dough into perfect little spheres. Place your completed bites onto a parchment lined plate or container. You can eat them right away, or store them in the freezer for later.

 

5103652663_6105bdd2ce4. CARROT RICE BALL MINI- JACK O’ LANTERNS

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups medium of short grain rice
  • 2 cups carrot juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Boil all ingredients for 15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. To make jack o’ lanterns, form small golf ball sized balls out of rice, pressing firmly with hands. (Note: If rice sticks to hands, lightly sprinkle hands with water when rolling.)
  3. To form eyes and mouths, cut black olives into shapes and press into the rice balls. To make stem, cut a small triangle of green bell pepper and stick into rice ball on top.

 

  1. HEALTHY HALLOWEEN RECIPE: “BOO”NANA POPSbanana-pops

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coconut butter, melted
  • 16 70% dark chocolate chips
  • 2 large bananas
  • 8 Popsicle sticks

Directions:

  1. Cut the bananas in half, crosswise. Next, slice each half lengthwise so that there is a flat face and a rounded face to each banana quarter. Insert a Popsicle stick into the flat bottom edge of each quarter and place them on a parchment paper-line baking sheet. Pop the baking sheet into the freezer and let freeze – this will take about 2 hours.
  2. Once the bananas are frozen and ready to be dipped, melt the coconut butter over a double boiler, stirring the butter until it is thin and creamy. Once ready, turn the stove off but keep the pot on the stove. The coconut butter will begin to cool down fast, so you may have to restart the double boiler to melt it down again.
  3. Use a spoon to scoop up the coconut butter and spread it across the rounded sides of the banana quarters. You could alternatively try to dip the frozen banana quarters into the mixture, but be careful not to use too much coconut butter on the bananas.
  4. Once both sides are coated, place 2 chocolate chips at the top of each banana quarters to resemble the ghosts’ eyes. If they aren’t holding in place, use a little coconut butter behind the chocolate chips to adhere them.
  5. Return the pops to the parchment paper, flat side down, and return the baking sheet to the freezer for another hour before enjoying.

Happy Trick or Treat! :) To make your preparation flooded with healthy organic treats and snacks, you can also try our Top 7 Health Benefits of Organic Pumpkin Recipes suited for the upcoming Halloween!

Top 7 Health Benefits of Organic Pumpkin plus Recipe!

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Halloween is fast approaching. What do we usually see during this season? Pumpkins! But don’t be fooled thinking they’re just for decor! – they’re actually one of the most nutritious fruits out there that you should eat regularly. Just don’t forget to choose organic and your family’s health will be taken cared well.

I’ve rounded up the Top 7 health benefits of Organic Pumpkin below. Thereafter are two healthy and yummy Pumpkin recipes!

1. Aids weight loss – Pumpkins are rich in fiber, which slows down digestion. A cup of canned pumpkin contains seven grams of fiber and 20 calories, meaning it keeps you feeling fuller longer on fewer calories. Eating food rich in fiber helps people to eat less, and thereby shed pounds.

2. Keep eyesight sharp – Pumpkin’s brilliant orange color comes from its ample supply of beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. It is known that Vitamin A is essential for the eye and helps the retina absorb and process light. One cup of pumpkin contains over 200% of most people’s recommended daily intake of vitamin A, making it the best option for optical health. Additionally, pumpkin also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that helps prevent cataracts and may even slow the development of macular degeneration.

3. Reduce cancer risk – Research shows that people who eat a beta-carotene-rich diet may have a lower risk of some types of cancer, including prostate and lung cancer. Vitamin A and C are both antioxidants and they act as shields for your cells against cancer-causing free radicals.

4. Protect the skin – Beta-carotene from pumpkins can also help protect us from the sun’s wrinkle-causing UV rays, therefore helping you look younger. The pulp also makes a great all-natural face mask that exfoliates and soothes. Read my review of a great product that uses pumpkin as the main ingredient.

5. It Helps after a hard workout – Bananas are known for being the nature’s energy bar but cooked pumpkins have more of the refueling nutrient potassium, with 564 milligrams to a banana’s 422. Potassium is an essential mineral we need to keep our hearts and muscles working at their optimal levels. Try adding pumpkin to your post-workout snack or meal for the extra potassium boost.

6. Pumpkin Seeds can help your heart – Pumpkin seeds are rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers. These may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds.

7. Seeds can boost your mood – Pumpkin seeds are also rich in amino acid tryptophan. The amino acid is important in production of serotonin, one of the major players when it comes to restoring our mood. A handful of roasted pumpkin seeds may help your outlook stay bright.

You can never go wrong consuming this healthy vegetable! And as promised, here are the easy healthy and yummy Pumpkin Recipes that you can try anytime soon! Enjoy!

 

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A. Curried Pumpkin with Raisins

Ingredients

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1 medium onion, sliced

1 garlic clove, chopped

2 ½ tsp curry powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp freshly ground pepper

2 lbs Organic pumpkin, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth

¾ cup raisins

¾ cup frozen baby peas

Fresh Cilantro, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat butter in a large pan over medium-high heat, add onion, and cool until golden-brown, wait for about five minutes. Add garlic and cook one minute more.
  2. Mix in curry powder, salt and pepper. Add pumpkin and cook for five minutes, stir frequently.
  3. Pour in broth and raisins, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Add peas after 15 minutes. Replace cover and continue to cook until pumpkin is tender, wait for 5-10 minutes more. Garnish with cilantro.

 

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B. Pumpkin Caipirinha

Ingredients

½ lime, cut into 4 pieces

½ ounce agave nectar

1 tsp fresh grated ginger

11/2 ounces cachaca

11/2 ounces Organic pumpkin puree

Ice

 

For garnish:

Nutmeg

Lime wheel

Directions:

Cachaca is a popular distilled spirit from Brazil that is made from sugarcane. If you don’t have cachaca, substitute with white rum instead. Both spirits are made from sugarcane.

  1. Mix-up the lime, agave nectar, and fresh ginger in the bottom of a cocktail shaker
  2. Add cachaca/white rum, pumpkin puree, and ice. Shake until thoroughly mixed and chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice, and garnish with grated nutmeg and a lime wheel.

Enjoy these Pumpkin recipes while Pumpkins are still abundant! And don’t forget to share!

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Healthy Fruits for Fall and Fabulous Fresh Organic Fruit Recipes

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Fruit has been recognized as a good source of vitamins and minerals, and for their role in preventing vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. Well that’s true for those fruits that are not contaminated with different toxic chemicals and GMO’s. People who eat organic fruit as part of their overall diet generally have reduced risk of diseases.

The nutrients found in organic fruits are vital for health and maintenance of our body. One of it is Potassium. Potassium in fruit can reduce our risk of heart disease and stroke. It can also help reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help decrease bone lose as we age. Another important nutrient we can get from fruit is Folate (folic acid). It helps the body from red blood cells.

Since today’s the season of fall, I will explain the most common Organic fruits that are found during fall and their health benefits.

Apples

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, especially the Organic ones. It also contain flavonoids and dietary fiber. The nutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.

Cranberries

Cranberries are included on the list of fruits which are high in nutrients and rich in antioxidants. It is also referred to as “super food. Not to mention, half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories so it’s really good for weight control. The possible health benefits we get upon eating cranberries include lowered risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, decreased blood pressure, and more.

Pears

Pears are mild, sweet fruit with a fibrous center. They are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber. It also contain nutrients like fat-free, cholesterol-free and 100-calorie package. Eating pears may help with weight loss and reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease in accordance with an overall healthy diet.

Pomegranates

Pomegranates contain a range of beneficial plant compounds. It is also loaded with many important nutrients such as Fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, Folate (Folic acid) and potassium. This fruit helps fight certain types of cancer like Prostate cancer, breast cancer, etc. It may also lower blood pressure, lower the risk of heart disease and helps fight arthritis and Joint pain.

Can’t wait to consume those fruits with their amazing health benefits? How about giving you a fabulous fresh organic fruit recipes that you may try anytime at your convenience? Here ya go!

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Cranberry Pear Salad

¾ cup Olive oil

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

2 ½ teaspoons minced garlic

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6 cups mixed baby greens

3 Organic pears, thinly sliced

1 cup dried Organic cranberries

1 cup toasted pecans

¾ cup cubed Havarti cheese

½ cup toasted sliced almonds

Directions: 15min Prep Time

Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Combine greens, pears, cranberries, pecans, and Havarti cheese in a large bowl. Pour balsamic vinegar dressing over salad and toss. Garnish with almonds to serve.

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Pomegranate Apple Salad

1 Organic pomegranate, seeded

1 Organic apple, chopped

1/3 cup walnuts

2-4 cups greens (spinach, romaine, field greens, etc)

1 celery rib, chopped

2 tablespoons orange juice

1 teaspoon honey, raw if you have it

Directions: 25min Prep Time

Mix pomegranate seeds, apple, walnut, celery and greens in a big bowl. Mix together honey and juice, then pour into salad mixture and toss.

10 Organic Foods to Improve Eyesight

10 Organic Foods to Improve Eyesight

Did you know that aside from aging, our eyes will be greatly affected due to our lifestyle? No wonder that even youngsters these days are wearing eye glasses, contact lenses and other eyesight enhancer tools to aid their problematic vision.

Since people of today are highly attached to hi-technologies like smartphones, computers, laptops and tablets, whether at home, school or work, spending long hours on those things can really cause eye strains/problems such as dry eyes, eye strain and other permanent vision damage.

Due to the said devastating results, it is better that as early as now, we find ways on how to prevent eyesight issues. So to start with, let’s try to check our daily routine. Since we eat 3 times a day excluding snacks, we can simply begin with preparing organic and healthy foods like fruits and vegetables that are good for the eyes.

To help you pick what’s best organic foods that could provide the optimum vitamins and nutrients intended for our eyes, check our list below:

Organic Foods that are Best for the Eyes

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  1. Carrots
  • Carrots have beta-carotene, vitamin A and can help our retina and other parts of the eye to function efficiently. It also stimulate eye health and guard our vision. Aside from carrots, squash and other orange and yellow fruits and vegetables are good for the eyes.

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  1. Black Currant
  • Black Currants contains antioxidant anthocyanins. It’s one of the fruits that can nourish our eyes because it’s better than lutein, zeaxanthin or bilberry.

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  1. Green Leafy Vegetables (Such as Kale and Spinach)
  • Green veggies contain antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin that can support to lower the risk of growing macular degeneration and cataracts.

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  1. Bilberries
  • Bilberries (relative of blueberries) contain anthocyanins and particular for preventing macular degeneration.

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  1. Organic Egg Yolks
  • Egg Yolks is under the lutein-rich foods. It is advisable that we must take raw organic egg yolks as each egg yolk contains 0.25 mg of lutein and zeaxanthin. The more you take organic and raw egg yolks, the better than those being cooked. Eggs also contain zinc which helps to reduce macular degeneration risk.

Almonds

  1. Almonds
  • Almonds contain vitamin E which helps to slow the development of macular degeneration.

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  1. Fatty Fish
  • Fatty fish such as Salmon, Tuna, Anchovies, Mackerel and Trout are rich in DHA, a fatty found in your retina.

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  1. Avocados
  • Avocados are one of the sources for lutein which is a protection against cataracts and macular degeneration.

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  1. Tomatoes
  • Tomatoes are known for the lycopene (active when cooked) it contain which helps to lessen the onset of age-related macular degeneration.

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  1. Red Peppers
  • Red peppers contain vitamin C just like oranges. As we all know, vitamin C decreases the risk of the growing cataracts and can help to minimize the growth of visual acuity loss.

 

If you’re one of those who suffered from eyesight problems, better consult first an ophthalmologist. Also practice to eat organic foods that are included on the list above and avoid spending too much time staring at bright screens out from your gadgets.

Organic Coconut Oil: Effective Prevention and Remedy for Alzheimer’s Disease

Organic Coconut Oil- Effective Prevention

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

According to experts, “Alzheimer’s Disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline.” It is also the most common type of dementia that can cause problems with thinking and behavior.

I know all of us has a great fear of acquiring such kind of disease when we get old, but we can actually prevent it as early as now.

organiclivingchic.comAlzheimers is not a normal stage and part of aging. There are elders who gets older but still maintain their sharp memories. Somehow, the ailments we acquire depends to the activities we do, and of course, to the foods we eat daily. In a nutshell, our lifestyle has a huge impact to our health.

In order to avoid or even cure abnormal protein clumps in our brain tissues (Alzheimer’s Disease), we must eat organic foods, vegetables and fruits. The most common prevention and natural remedy for it is the “Organic Coconut Oil”.

Organic Coconut Oil as Brain Food that Fights against Alzheimer’s Disease

Coconut Oil is free from cholesterol and trans-fat. It provides health benefits that enhance the health of our brains.

According to one of our reliable sources, the most suggested coconut oil that’s good for our health are those cold-pressed, non –hydrogenated, virgin coconut oil and mostly, organic.

Aside from the health benefits of coconut oil mentioned earlier, what makes it effective to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s Disease are the following:

  • It contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) – a primary source of ketone bodies (help restore and renew neurons. Ketone bodies also help nerve function in your brain even after damage occurred.) In this case, you need two tablespoons of coconut oil per day to supply the needed 20 grams of MCT Therapeutic level in your body.
  • It acts as an antioxidant and natural antibiotic
  • It contains unique combination of fatty acids with medical properties
  • It helps improve cholesterol by increasing the good cholesterol (HDL)
  • It helps to boost thyroid function which helps to increase our energy
  • It helps to develop the insulin use of our body

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Foods to Avoid:

  • Grains – can convert sugar in your body and may increase your insulin level
  • Soy – eating soy food products can affect brain function. (Example: Tofu can intensify brain aging).
  • Sugars (Fructose) – too much sugar and grain consumption can initiate insulin resistance (one of the most persistent motivations on brain damage)
  • Artificial Sweeteners – can destroy brain cells specifically the ‘aspartame’.

Aside from being an Alzheimer’s Disease prevention and treatment product, coconut oil can also help to burn more fats, increase your energy, kills bacteria, viruses and fungi through its Lauric Acid, that can kill hunger and make you eat less, it can also improve blood cholesterol and help to lower your risk of heart disease, make your skin more moisturized, can help whiten your teeth and it may also protect hair against damage.

There are lots of health benefits we can get out of a certain organic Coconut. Aside from its oil, the coconut’s water, milk and other parts are useful too! You just need to love consuming it and surely, you’ll become one of those healthy people going organic. :)

8 Natural Home Remedies to Prevent Hair Loss

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Sudden, excessive hair loss can be a frightening and worrisome situation to anybody. According to hair experts, losing 50-100 strands of hair strands every day is considered normal. But when it goes beyond that, that calls for attention! Latest technology and hair fall products claim to reduce hair fall and not all of them are proven effective. However, there are effective home remedies that help treat this hair condition without the harmful effects of chemicals.

8 natural home remedies to prevent hair loss:

  1. Coconut Milk

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Coconut not only does promote hair growth, but it also conditions it. It is rich in protein, iron, potassium and essential fats.

Steps:

Warm a bit of coconut oil and massage it from your hair root to tip.

Rinse after one hour

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You may also grate a coconut and squeeze out its milk by mixing in a little water

Apply it on the area where you notice balding or thinning

Let it stay overnight and rinse off with water the next morning

  1. Onion Juice

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This is one of the oldest and most efficient remedy for hair growth. It is the sulfur of the onion juice that produces collagen protein and help in the growth of the hair.

Steps:

Chop one onion finely and squeeze out its juice

Apply the juice on your scalp and let it stay for 15 minutes.

Rinse your hair with a mild shampoo

Use this twice a week to see effective results.

  1. Garlic

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Just like onion, garlic is also effective as a remedy for hair growth because of its sulfur content.

Steps:

Crush a few gloves of garlic

Mix in with coconut oil and boil them for a few minutes

When it is already cool down a bit, massage it on your scalp

Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash your hair after that

Do this twice a week to see results.

  1. Hibiscus

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The Chinese hibiscus flower has many natural properties that can help treating hair loss. This beautiful flower can also be used to cure dandruff, prevent split ends and thicken hair and prevent premature graying.

Steps:

Crush a few flowers and mix sesame or coconut oil to create a paste

Apply on your scalp and leave it on for a few hours

Rinse off with a mild shampoo and water.

  1. Egg

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Egg is a good remedy for hair growth. Applying it on your hair provides you with proteins necessary for the growth of new hair. It also contains essential nutrients for hair such as iron, phosphorus, selenium, sulfur, zinc, etc.

Steps:

Take the egg white and mix in a teaspoon of olive oil

Beat to produce a paste-like consistency and apply it to your entire scalp

Keep it on for about 15-20 minutes then rinse with cool water and mild shampoo.

  1. Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera contains enzymes that directly promote healthy hair growth. It moisturizes the scalp and prevents dry itchy scalp. It also balances the pH level of the scalp.

Steps:

Apply pure Aloe Vera gel on the scalp and massage for ten minutes

Wait for a few hours and rinse the hair with water

Repeat twice a week for effective results.

  1. Green Tea

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Green Tea is known for its antioxidants that also promotes hair growth. Aside from drinking it, you can also apply it directly to your hair as a home remedy for hair growth.

Steps:

Drinking green tea 3-4 times a day helps overall health as well as your hair.

You can also apply warm green tea on your scalp and leave it on your hair for one hour

Rinse off with cool water

  1. Banana and Honey

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Banana and Honey combined together work as a powerful conditioner and moisturizer to your hair. Honey is extremely useful for its nutrients and vitamins E, K, C, B1, B2 and B6. While banana keeps hair hydrated and healthy due to its vitamins A, B, C, natural oils, carbohydrates and Potassium.

Steps:

Mash one banana and mix one tablespoon of honey to it.

Apply the mask on your hair and rinse it off after 45 minutes.

Just don’t forget to choose Organic products whenever possible.

Now that you know the natural home remedies to prevent hair loss, lets then tackle the tips on how to control hair fall.

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1. Be gentle with wet hair

Avoid combing your hair when it’s still wet. Your hair is more susceptible to breakage when wet

2. Healthy eating

To prevent early hair loss and thinning of hair, you need to consume a healthy balanced diet rich in iron, protein, calcium and vitamin B.

3. Massage your scalp frequently

Massaging your scalp increases blood circulation in your scalp, stimulates hair follicles and in turn strengthen your hair roots. You can go for a hot oil massage and turban therapy to control hair fall but make sure the oil is not too hot to prevent damage.

4. Minimize pressure

Don’t always tie your hair up tight. It gives your hair more pressure which adds to the breakage and hair fall.

5. Avoid excessive heat styling

Avoid damage to hair caused by chemical treatment, perming, straightening, ironing, etc. The heat tends to dry the shaft out making it dry and frizzy which causes the hair to turn brittle and later results to hair fall.

6. Avoid hot water for hair rinse

Wash hair regularly with lukewarm to cold water to keep the scalp clean and healthy – but avoid washing hair too frequently.

7. Regular trim

Trim your hair regularly to avoid the troubles of split ends. Keep your hair clean. Use Organic Shampoo whenever possible.