Thrify Thursday | Simple Baked Apple Recipe

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An easy and healthy recipe when you’re craving something sweet? Sign me up. I made this yesterday, and probably will be my go to snack until I can’t eat it any more! What you need… an apple and cinnamon sugar. Yup that’s all!

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I’m not a germaphobe by any means but I can’t eat fruit if it hasn’t been washed. I got this Fruit and Veggie spray from The Honest Company. It¬†wipes away pesticides, pathogens, wax, dirt, germs, & more with their 100% natural, non-toxic formula that leaves fruits & vegetables truly clean. Just spray on the fruit let sit for a minute or two and wash with water!Simple Baked Apple Recipe | www.amylorraineblog.com

Then bake those apple slices after you mix them with the cinnamon sugar at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.Simple Baked Apple Recipe | www.amylorraineblog.com

ENJOY! It is so good! ūüôā

Baked Apple Slices

1 Apple

2 tbsp Cinnamon Sugar ; You can mix regular sugar and cinnamon powder if you don’t have ¬†it pre mixed!

-Pre heat oven to 400 degrees

-Slice or use an apple corer

-Put slices into small baking dish

-Pour cinnamon sugar on top

-Mix well so apples are coated

-Bake 15-20 minutes

-Enjoy!

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Over the past month or so, I have developed a skin condition called¬†Perioral Dermatitis. Ever since, I’ve been researching the causes and symptoms. While most people struggling with this believe its mainly stress related (which this only made me stress more) there are a few things that can irritate your skin. I really think this is a blessing in disguise, although some days I don’t see that blessing, I’ve done a lot of research on health and beauty products. There are so many crazy ingredients into products that are horrible for you and I wont go back to using them! I’ve always been one to think if its on the shelf, its not bad. I mean we have rules and regulations for things you can sell. So it should be safe right? Wrong.

In my research I’ve found that¬†sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which is¬†almost¬†EVERY¬†cleaning and hygiene product out there, is a main cause/trigger to making it worse. Turns out SLS is a known skin irritant.. so why is it everything and even those so called “Natural” or “Organic” products that are supposed to be good for you? Well, it’s what helps create that lather in toothpaste, soaps, shampoo, etc.. I also read that its a shark¬†repellent.. ¬†YES! Sharks, those scary creatures in the¬†ocean¬†that can eat you!

Anyways, I’ve been searching for products that aren’t bad for you and don’t contain these harsh¬†chemicals. A friend suggested I look into the Honest Company. It is co-owned by the actress & mom of two, Jessica Alba and¬†Christopher Gavigan, who is the former CEO of¬†Healthy Child Healthy World¬†(a national nonprofit empowering parents to protect their children from toxic risks).

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They have an¬†HONESTLY FREE GUARANTEE, which means you won’t find the following list of toxic nasties in the products or packaging:¬†phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, PVC, parabens, benzene, chlorine, synthetic fragrances, triclosan, formaldehyde-based preserving agents, nanoparticles, TEA, MEA, phosphates, polyethylene glycol (PEG), quaternium 15, DMDM hydantoin, 1-4 dioxane, bisphenol-A (BPA), alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs)/nonylphenol, BHA, benzalkonium chloride.honest.comThe main focus is having healthy products for your home & children. They have cute diaper sets, wipes & baby bottles. I’m going to do more research on other¬†companies¬†with products but I’m¬†definitely¬†going to try them out even more and hope it helps!

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If you’d like to sign up for a free trial click here! You can cancel after you¬†receive¬†the sample, they send you a bunch of reminders so you don’t forget otherwise they’ll send you the full size bundle! I can’t wait to get my full sized one this week!¬†*I’m not getting paid to write this, and I paid for my own bundle mailed to me!*