5 Foods for Glowing Skin and Healthier Hair

Wow friends. One of my FAVORITE parts of eating a more nutrient dense diet is the hair and skin benefits, I’m not ashamed to say it!

What you eat directly effects so much outside of your size and shape. From your mood and anxiety level, to your hair, skin, and nails, your quality of sleep, and so much more! Shinier and thicker hair, as well as clearer skin is one of the benefits that I see most quickly and many others do as well.

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Motivation Monday: My Top 6 Self Development Book Picks

I’m always up for a little motivational post. So Motivation Mondays are going to become a thing around here. Be on the lookout every Monday for a post that is sure to get you right out of bed in the morning and ready to take on the day! Or at least roll out of bed with a little more umph than before…!! 

I’m not ashamed to say that I used to think I was “too good” for a self development book.

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Apple Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

Is there anything better on this beautiful earth than fall food? Oh yes of course, nut butter, thank you for that reminder. Other than nut butter? NO. NOTHIN’. NADA. 

It’s still a brisk 95 degrees here in the desert but that doesn’t stop me from pulling out all of the amazing fall foods, recipes, and clothes (until of course I start sweating out my eyeballs and the bathing suit comes back at that point) but I digress. 

Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite fall dinner recipes!

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Who Is The Best Version Of You?

If you’ve been around here before, you’ve heard me mention becoming the BEST version of you in every area of life, and how that is the key to a full and blissful life.

If you haven’t been around here before, HI! Welcome! Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, to Illyria. I mean my blog!

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Diana Matuszak
Cashew Butter Cookie Bites

Ladies and gents, labor day is coming up! I always love to bring something on the “healthier” side to the picnics and parties for holidays like this so that I can indulge and also have a bit of balance. Often times this is a yummy salad, a delicious roasted side dish, or a healthified dessert. I’ll let you in on a little secret, often times I do this and my family doesn’t even know it’s healthified, and they love it just the same!

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Diana Matuszak
Combat Cravings And stay fuller longer

Hi, friend! I’m so excited to share this one with you :) Below is a taste of what you need to know about curbing cravings, craving healthier, and how to stop day dreaming about brownies at 3pm every day. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 6 of “To Kale & Back: Ditch The Rules And Learn To Thrive In Food, Fitness, And Life.”

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The Key To A Fulfilling And Blissful Life

I see too many people settling, letting fear of failure or other people’s opinions keep them from finding fulfillment in their days and acknowledgement for themselves. THIS seriously lights a fire under my bum.

My mission in life is to help YOU thrive. In food and fitness, but most importantly in life.

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#1 Thing to Turn a Bad Day Around

Last week I gave a few tips to get out of a funk. To me, a funk is where you just don’t feel yourself for a few days in a row. It is no fun no fun!!

But, we also have those days when you wake up feeling great and then all the sudden you’re not feelin’ so great anymore.

What if I told you there was just one simple thing you could do to turn that around?

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Top 7 Healthy Habits

We all know what to do.

A little more broccoli, a little less Reese’s.

But its the HOW part that tends to be tricky. HOW to implement these healthy changes we so badly want to take to reach our goals. Whether it be aesthetic, confidence, energy, biologically and physically, or emotionally we are so ready to find change, but can't quite make it stick.

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The BEST Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t mess around when it comes to sweet potato fries.

They are the most heavenly balance of salty and sweet. I am so team ZERO brown sugar, cinnamon, marshmallow nonsense and TOTALLY team give me all the savory salty.

If you’re with me on that when that one just HAVE to give these tater fries a try!

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My Healthy Pantry Staples

To me, sustainable healthy eating is all about convenience, deliciousness, and ease.

Part of that is having my pantry stocked with my favorite nutritious items!

This list can get pretty long, but I wanted to share with you some of my favorites!

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Diana Matuszak
Berry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding - Dairy Free, Gluten Free, High Protein

This berry coconut chia seed pudding tastes like a heavenly dessert in a bowl! I have it for breakfast in the morning and even for a healthy dessert in the evening!

It’s packed FULL of protein, healthy fats, and fiber. What that means is your blood sugar is kept stable, keeping you in the fat burning zone, and you’ll feel nice and full until the next meal time without having to reach for a snack.

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6 Tips for Alcohol + Healthy Weight Loss

Can you actually find balance? What’s the healthiest? Can you lose weight and drink alcohol? Can you have fat loss and still drink alcohol?

All of the above were questions I had when I first began my journey to my “dream body” back in college

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