Mackenzie Moran

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sweets Frosting (vegan, oil-free)

Yes, a long recipe name. Worth<b> every</b> syllable, because this cake is a PPF sensation!I know I’ve posted quite a few sweet treats lately. But, we are …

Dessert

DIY FRIDAY: EASY RUCHED BODYCON DRESS (MATERNITY OR NON)

DRESS MADE BY ME, TUTORIAL BELOW || CROSSBODY BAG || SUNGLASSES || SIMILAR BOOTS || WATCH/SIMILAR BRACELET/BRACELET<br>Now that my bump has officially …

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5 Delicious Miniature Desserts to Serve This Thanksgiving

I love the idea of taking a dessert and turning it into single size servings for my guests. Why not try something new this thanksgiving? Instead of making one cherry pie, try miniature cherry pie cookies, or perhaps individually portioned cheesecakes. Here are a few of my favorite miniature …

Dessert

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

The Smoothies That Juice Company Owners Make for Themselves

If anyone knows how to make a smoothie that's good to the last slurp, it's the people who started their own juice and smoothie companies. Lots of the …

The Best Ice Cream and Frozen Treats for People Who Care About Health

Grocery shopping is no easy task—at least if you want to keep things (fairly) healthy and not blow your budget. We hear ya. And that's why we're …

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10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

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Here's What Healthy People Actually Eat All The Time

For when you're trying to eat healthy but you also have zero idea what to make and don't want to be sad.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

10 Popcorn Ball Recipes for Your Halloween Party

From candy corn to candy apples, tasty treats are a Halloween party must. One oldie-but-goodie dessert we wouldn’t even think about overlooking is the classic popcorn ball. Easy to make and even tastier to sink your teeth into, these mouthwatering morsels are always chock-full of marshmallows, nuts …

15 Bucket List Recipes for Fall

How many can you make?<p>Don’t mourn the end of summer—celebrate the start of fall by planning out all the seasonal parties you can host, tailgates you …

Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas

We've been told time and time again: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Still, being on a gluten-free diet requires you to pass on the usual pancakes and breakfast pastries. Instead start your day with one of these tasty alternatives.<p>We begin by offering a hearty ham-and-cheese quiche …

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19 Awesome New Books You Need To Read This Fall

You're going to need a bigger bookshelf.

Best cookie ever? How to make Milk Bar's compost cookies

Ever try the compost cookies from chef Christina Tosi at Milk Bar in New York City? You should.<p>These cookies are like taking everyone's favorite snacks and packaging them in a simple, compact, magical treat. Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coffee, graham cracker crust, pretzels and even potato …

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The Best Gluten-Free Snacks at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is just all-around awesome — it has great finds for vegans as well as low-cal snacks for those who are trying to drop a few. It's also a great store if you're following a gluten-free diet. While fresh fruit and veggies are always a healthy choice, here is a list of its best gluten-free …

What Happens When Carrot Cake Actually Tastes Like Carrots?

<i>Teach your taste buds to appreciate less sweet desserts, starting with a carrot cake that actually tastes like carrots.</i><p>When my husband and I are invited to dinner parties we typically don't even ask what we can bring. We just show up with a cake or a pie and a big box of cookies. So far no one has …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

12 Breakfast Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Mornings Easier

Mornings are hard, but breakfast makes them better. The only problem with this most important meal of the day is that we have to make it. Carving out time for breakfast is tough, with the rush of the a.m. and the allure of the snooze button. That's where the slow cooker comes in to save your …

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The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to Finally Score Some Abs

Six-pack, here you come!<p>As a personal trainer, the question I get asked more than any other is: “What’s the best exercise to get a six-pack?” I’ve worked with many women who were super lean and fit but still had a noticeable pooch. There are a lot of factors at play that all have to come together …

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock)<p>Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young …

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19 Easy Egg Breakfasts You Can Eat On The Go

Protein is important, but convenience is king.

Here Are 22 Diagrams For Anyone Who's Obsessed With Dessert

To dessert or not to dessert... Is there any question?

3 Healthy No Bake Protein Powder Dessert Recipes

Fitness fans, rejoice! The protein-filled dessert trend lets you satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way <i>and</i> helps you build or maintain your muscles. But with all the protein dessert recipes floating around the Internet, where does one even begin? We spoke with Megan Roosevelt, a registered …

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Teach her to make dan dan noodles, feed craving for a lifetime

Order the dan dan noodles, my husband urged. So I did. He's got good taste, and noodles almost always taste good. Besides, I didn't want to admit I'd never heard of dan dan.<p>The noodles, scattered with pork bits and sesame seeds, lolled in a mysterious red-brown sauce. I stabbed in my chopsticks, …

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

[caption id="attachment_52782" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Pond5</i>[/caption]The best exercise might be the one you aren’t doing. Switching up …

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9 Aprons You'll Want To Wear When Cooking Dinner Like A Boss

What's cookin' good lookin'?<p>Aprons might seem like a nod to a bygone era in which Stepford wives reigned supreme and Donna Reed had dinner waiting every night for her husband. However, there's nothing wrong with keeping your clothes clean while whipping up a meal, and no, you don't have to be …

5 Abs Misconceptions That Will Keep You from Getting a Toned Tummy

Lies! Lies! Lies!<p>There's nothing more annoying than sticking to a healthy diet, logging countless hours at the gym, and still dealing with belly pooch that refuses to budge. Unfortunately, a lot of the methods you think sculpt flat abs are basically sexy-stomach saboteurs, and they're keeping you …

Here Are 25 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You Want To Get In Shape

Personal trainers, athletes, and brands that will get you fit from the comfort of your own home.<p>No gym? No problem. All you need is your phone, a little bit of space, and these awesome Instagram accounts will provide the workouts, nutritional tips, and crazy cool photos that will motivate you to …

Meatless Monday: Indian Spice Meets American Speed in 'Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen'

"I always wonder why people are not comfortable with Indian food," frets Richa Hingle. "It's so delicious." It's richly spiced, deeply nuanced, and above all, slow. "Indian food is about slow and patient."<p>In America, though, we like things fast -- fast pace, fast cars, fast food. Hingle, born in …

Stand Up for Flat Abs

Challenge your core with this fast belly-tightening routine you can do on your feet<p>When you want to sculpt lean, sexy abs, doing crunches is highly overrated. Why? On-your-back moves target just one part of your midsection and leave out the deep-lying muscles that cinch in your waist. This upright …