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Kiehl’s & Disney team up for the Holidays 

Just in time for this holiday season, Kiehl’s and Disney are teaming up to donate 100% of the net profits of the new Disney x Kiehl’s collection (up to $100,000) to Feeding America. To raise awareness for Feeding America, Disney and Kiehl’s are partnering up. It’s staggering to know that one in six kids in America do not know where their next meal is coming from. For all excited buyers who are eager to help the world (and their skin), shop this awesome collaboration:  the Special Edition Collection For A Cause ($45, donates 350 meals), the Special Edition Creme de Corps Grapefruit Whipped Body Butter ($38, donates 355 meals), the Special Edition Scented Hand Cream Trio ($35, donates 310 meals), and the Special Edition Hydration Essentials Gift Set ($29, donates 210 meals).

Eat Colors for Your Health

Eat with color to maximize your health benefits. So what does that really mean? Colors are associated with different benefits and disease preventions. As we see in the diagram, eating “white” foods strengthens the immune system. Eating “green” foods purifies with detoxification. Eating “red” foods improves our heart health.  Eating “yellow” fortifies our skin’s elasticity and helps combat the aging process. Eating “orange” foods helps to prevent cancer. Eating “purple” foods increases our longevity.  Fill your shopping carts with color for healthy living.    

How To Pick Apples

Fall is the best time to visit a local farm and pick fresh apples.     HOW TO PICK ‘EM Pick apples that are smooth, firm, and free of bruises and punctures, which speed decay. While shine isn’t the best indicator of ripeness (many supermarket apples are waxed), the apple should look vibrant in color. Check for freshness by flicking the skin close to the stem: A hollow sound means it’s past its prime. Then smell: The fresher the apple, the stronger it’s sweet aroma. HOW TO STORE ‘EM Apples do best in cold storage; at room temperature they quickly become mealy. Keep them in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks. Wash apples when you’re ready to use them. HOW TO EAT ‘EM Try apples in all types of salad: Apple and Fennel Salad with Parmesan: Toss thinly sliced apples and fennel with chopped fresh parsley, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Top with shaved Parmesan.   APPLES   Cortland: Sweet and tender American variety Season: October to January Best for: Applesauce …

Tasty and Allergen-Free Snacks

Here’s our selection of not only super delicious snacks for kids, but also allergen-free!! The classic chocolate cookie will be replaced! Let your kids be the judge!   Orgran Outback Animals Chocolate Cookies, Gluten Free, 6.2 Boxes (Pack of 8) :  Allergen-free wombat, koala, and croc crackers are LOVED by kids!    Plum Organics Tots Fruity Fingerfuls Snack – Strawberry (0.82 oz.): This new snack line, carried at Babies “R” Us nationwide, includes gluten-free toddler-friendly fruit fingers.  Andean Dream Quinoa Cookies Chocolate Chip: These great tasting Chocolate Chip Andean Dream Cookies are made from Organic Royal Quinoa. Quinoa is nutritious, rich in vitamins and minerals, high quality proteins, and all 8 amino acids essential for nutrition. Lucy’s Chocolate Chip, 1.25-Ounce Packages (Pack of 16): Lucy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are made without wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, and well as being peanut and tree nut free. Kids and adults alike love the taste! Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Trail Mix Cookies / 4 BAGS: Of all the dairy-free cookies out there, this cookie has a chunky, homemade texture that makes it absolutely mouth-watering. Ian’s Natural Foods Organic …

Guilt-Free Treats

Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC With so many sugar-loaded sweets decorated with brightly colored frosting vying for kids’ attention, finding a treat that appeals to children and still has enough nutritional value to be guilt-free is a tough task. Luckily, Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC is here to help! Fashionista turned baker, Erin McKenna has created the perfect solution. In her vegan bakery in the trendiest part of New York City, we found the most delicious (yet healthy) baked goods that are already a celebrity favorite! These refined sugar-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, casein-free, egg-free, vegan and kosher treats can cure any sweet tooth–the healthy way. Next time you need a cake, a cupcake, or just an excuse to have something sweet, head over to the Lower East Side and pay Erin a visit at 248 Broome Street. Don’t live in New York City? No problem. She has expanded to Los Angeles and Orlando.  If not, her first cookbook, BabyCakes: Vegan, (Mostly) Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery, can do the trick. Now everyone can do their own trial-and-errors at …