Gearing up for #whole30july !
After completing my first Whole30 January of 2014 I was able to pinpoint the source of various ailments that had plagued me the decade prior. I concluded that I was not only lactose intolerant but that I also had varying sensitivities to grains, legumes & soy products 👈🏼 allergy testing later confirmed this.
For those of you who aren't familiar, a Whole30 is a (paleo like) program designed to help put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits. It's also meant to clear systemic inflammation in the body and help heal your digestive track. It calls for no dairy, grains, legumes, added sugar, alcohol or additives like carrageenan or MSG. What does it allow? High quality meats & fish, eggs, fresh fruits & vegetables, nuts and healthy cooking oils such as olive, coconut, or avocado.
This program has entirely changed the way I eat. The chronic inflammation, fatigue, digestive ailments, migraines & overwhelming cravings that once plagued me have diminished significantly, though the resurgence of some of these symptoms are the motivation behind this upcoming round. I truly believe in the healing/restorative power of food and would highly recommend a Whole30 for any individual with similar symptoms.
Where does one start? If you haven't already, pick up the book "It Starts with Food". It's an amazing read. Also, check out their instagram feed @whole30 & @whole30recipes for recipe inspiration, or their website whole30.com for program guidelines & more information.
If you are looking for some inspiration I will be sharing my favorite Whole30 compliant recipes + products, helpful hints for success on the program & more. If you have any post requests/questions I'm here to help! Best of luck to my fellow Whole30er's!
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It's almost Canada Day 🇨🇦 My favourite holiday 🇨🇦 Made these muffins last year and I am resharing because they are delicious! Recipe➡
Banana Protein Muffins
🇨🇦1/4 Cup unsweetened applesauce
🇨🇦1 large ripe banana
🇨🇦1/3 Cup Almond butter or nut butter of choice
🇨🇦2 tsp coconut oil
🇨🇦1/2 Cup @LeanFitProtein vanilla whey isolate
🇨🇦1/2 Cup ground almonds
🇨🇦1 tsp baking powder
🇨🇦1 tsp cinnamon
🇨🇦1/3 Cup walnuts, chopped
Optional: Add sweetener if desired to liking (maple syrup, honey, xylitol, stevia or coconut sugar will work). I did not add any sweetener and they still taste good!
Preheat oven to 325ºF and line 8 muffin tins. Combine all ingredients except chopped walnuts in food processor or high speed blender until just combined, scraping sides down as needed. Using ice cream scoop or spoon evenly portion batter out between 8 cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Macros per serving (serves 8)
Calories: 182 | Carb: 8g | Fat: 14g | Protein: 10g
Topping is greek yogurt mixed with @LeanFitProtein vanilla whey & raspberry chia jam in my handy swirl pipe piece.
#HappyCanadaDay 🇨🇦 #fbcigers#foodbloggersca#leanfitprotein#leanfitbrand#highprotein#canadadayfood#canada#fitfood
This is not your mom's pasta salad:
1️⃣Skip the mayo dressing and instead mix our Garlic Hummus with olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice
2️⃣Then toss the dressing with cooked and cooled noodles, chopped baby greens, halved kalamata olives, sliced cherry tomatoes and any other seasonal veggies you have on hand
👉This flavorful and protein packed twist is a July 4th PSA (Public Snacking Announcement) brought to you by Blue Moose 😜
Are looking for an easy dinner recipe....I am here to help
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
Total Time: 30 min.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.
Yield: 6 servings
¾ cup reduced-fat (2%) Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, divided use
¼ tsp. dried dill weed
1½ lbs. 93% lean ground turkey
1 medium red onion, thinly slice half, finely chop half, divided use
¼ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
2 oz. frozen spinach, thawed, squeeze out liquid using a kitchen towel, chopped
6 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ cup whole grain bread crumbs
1 large egg
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
1 cooked medium beet, sliced thin
¼ medium cucumber, sliced thin
1. To make yogurt sauce, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 1 clove garlic, and dill in a small bowl; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, until needed.
2. Preheat grill or broiler to high.
3. Combine turkey, chopped onion, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, cheese, remaining 1 clove garlic, oregano, bread crumbs, and egg in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired; mix well with clean hands. Form turkey mixture evenly into six patties.
4. Grill or broil patties for about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle.
5. Serve patties topped evenly with yogurt sauce, onion slices, beet, and cucumber.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Total Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 125 mg
Sodium: 286 mg
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 4 g
Protein: 28 g#training#goals#summerstrong#fitnessjourney#girlboss#fightforit#strength#polishmama#believeinyourself#accountability#girlpower#fitfoodie#fuelyourbody#takecareofyourself#nutrients#accountability#sticktoyourgoals#momboss#wellness#eatrealfood#businesswoman#businesspassion#independentwoman#enterpreneur#challengeyourself#whateverittakes#consistencyiskey
#lunchtime - the second most important meal of the day 😏
if you haven't made my sweet and spicy chicken thigh recipe yet, you're nuts. it's posted on the blog! the secret is @carringtonfarms sriracha coconut oil (BEST STUFF ON 🌏) I paired it with warm sautéed purple kale, roasted sweet pots + 1/2 an avocado. yes, I do eat avocados every. single. day. for all of you asking , I ain't scared of #FAT
Early morning Leg day followed by allllll the goods 😎🍑 even better: tomorrow starts the long weekend! 👏🏼 // @rachelsovernightoats soaked overnight with @truenutrition cinnamon bun protein, topped with lots of banana, @paleopassionfoods grainless granola (obsessed) & @natierrasuperfoods chocolate chia seeds (duh😍) all in an almost empty @legendaryfoods blueberry cinnamon cashew butter jar 😢
Good morning gorgeous people! Today is fresh and new. You are beautiful, talented, and one-of-a-kind. You have a chance to shape your tomorrow by what you do today. Make it wonderful! Embrace it! Soak up the love and sunshine and pass it around! Spend as much time thinking about something positive as you do about what you're going to Netflix tonight. Take action towards your goals and dreams and find the joy in each moment today. This is my wish for you today.
We all have hard days and crappy weeks and difficult months, and sometimes even horrible YEARS, but that is too much! You can only focus on today- so make today wonderful, and know that I think you are deserving, and fabulous. #goodmorning#riseandshine#iloveyou
@thebklynkitchen mantra gracing the IC food hall. Excited for them to start their amazing cooking classes - learn how to make everything from homemade dumplings to fresh pasta to Japanese street food. #eatrealfood
Yesterday's daily spend: $12.02
Breakfast: one loaf of homemade French bread (flour+yeast+salt, $0.69)
Lunch: Country chicken combo ($9.44)
Snack: Tim Hortons coffee ($1.89)
Not the healthy day and so, so many carbs. The rest of the week will also be carb-heavy but at least it'll all be from free food!
@DailyProv is an example of an all occasion restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner under one roof. We sampled spinach and cheese gougeres, explored bread baking with baker Jonathan Rosengarten and sampled coffee with @jcrubinstein of @joecoffeecompany. #undergroundculinarytour
Ghanaian Red Red stew reloaded with a recipe video in the pipeline. This spicy black-eyed bean dish is probably one of my favourite African recipes. Warming and hearty for those slightly chilly summer days. Where's the sun gone London? Big Love. Suzie. #africanfood#blackeyedpeas#veganrecipes
My fave smoothie bowl recipe! Mango coconut granola recipe -link in profile 😋 Mi receta de smoothie bowls preferida. Receta granola de mango,
Link en mi perfil #fiercefuel#mangogranola ************************************* http://www.anaalexandre.com/recipe/healthy-coconut-mango-granola/
With #canadaday 🇨🇦 around the corner, I wanted to make a red and white inspired cake that was worthy of the 150 year birthday 🎂 while still being kind to our digestive system.
Strawberry & Cream Cheesecake! There is a catch to this cake.. its raw (so made in the blender), gluten-free, dairy-free, and free refined sugar. A fair reaction, if you are new to raw desserts, may be to think it would taste awful. /
After studying at the RAW Foundation Culinary Arts Institute 👩🏻🍳, I learned that raw, whole food desserts are rich, creamy and completely delicious! /
If you have not yet tried making a raw dessert, give this a try for your Canada Day party 🎉 and see how easy and decadent this dessert is.
artichokes - i’m going through a phase...aren’t they pretty?......i managed to stay out of the kitchen today 🙌🏾 ......i spent the entire day focused on magazine stuff! mostly font stuff.....i’m excited! but fonts, fonts really intimidate me! lol
This morning I got up a hour earlier than usual to read, relax and enjoy this dark chocolate chip banana bread 🍫🍌🍞 along with my coffee before starting my work day .. its feels so calming and great to take some time to set the intention for the day!
I hope you all have the most amazing day!
@thenewbarn almond milk, banana, 90% dark chocolate chips, @vitalproteins collagen, @fourthandheart vanilla ghee, @simplemills banana bread + @vitalfarms pasture raised eggs
Smack in the middle of the jungle, what do you do, you eat A LOT of #thaifood super fresh, super flavorful, hella good #thai food! #tbt to when I got to indulge in my obsession with Thai food on a daily basis 🤤🤤😍😍
Happy mail! 🙌🏼 Since discovering @lauraleabalanced (and @fitasgluck too) I have had a slightly different outlook on some things about health & nutrition. I love constantly learning about the way our bodies work. For so long I've been so focused on the way I look - can you see my abs? Is my face too round? How much do I weigh? And so on.... But the truth is, I should be more focused on how I FEEL! (Thanks @fitasgluck for your post the other day) How is my energy? How am I sleeping? How is my digestion? Etc. Yes, the way I look is important to me too 💁🏻, but how I feel should come first. I feel like it's just a whole package & everything works together. The last few months I have been struggling a little with some changes going on in & with my body & it's been a little frustrating & a constant struggle in my mind. Taking it one day at a time! These ladies really are an inspiration & I am so excited to start cooking from Laura's cookbook & to continue following along on their journey! Sorry for my rant & ramble! Have a happy Thursday, friends 🤗
From now on I'll try to have at least one plant based meal each day. Tonight I'll have potatoes, homemade dressing, avocado, chickpeas, yellow tomatoes, strawberries and lettuce. Infused water is a mix of citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon, orange, tsp apple cider) and ending this healthy meal with a banana! If anyone has plantbased suggestions, drop them below, thanks! 🤓
These balls taste like mint chip ice cream! But they are way healthier 🤤I love having things like these around to satisfy my sweet tooth or for a pre or post workout snack because they are full of healthy fats and protein! So yummy!
Great skin starts within... People ask me how does your skin glow like that? It's the food I intake. I conditioned myself to eat clean. I normally only eat electric food. Fruits and vegetables that feed my cell wall. That's why my skin stays clear, glows and has a healthy shine. Dead food just takes good. It does nothing for our body or cell walls. #medetreranian#earthfood#skinisin#skingoals#lifestyle#eatrealfood#cleaneats
This year I’ll be headed back to teach a raw dessert class at #puravidapeartree , an awe inspiring creative movement workshop like no other. The combined forces of yoga, surfing, floral arranging, botanical illustrations, book making, raw desserts, and all the good jungle vibes take place in the heart of #Nosara for an incomparable collaborative retreat. Join us for this weeklong exploration NOVEMBER 3-9! Link in bio to sign up!
Photo by @heatherwaraksa, capturing our supplies from last year's dessert class.
With a newborn who nurses like a three month old, I am finding myself constantly hungry and with a very real sweet tooth these days, but knowing sugary treats are going to leave me feeling like crap, I've been loading up on fresh berries and chocolate flavored nut butters to keep me on track 🍓🍫 Strawberries and blueberries are super sweet right now and @justins chocolate hazelnut is by far my fav low sugar option!
Holy moly, y'all!
Yesterday I used my new @huromamerica juicer for the first time and I am in complete shock. This was the BEST green juice I have ever had!! And I'm one of those crazy people that will spend $15 on the tiniest little juice from a local shop, so I've tried a lot.
This photo is filtered, so you can tell, but it was the deepest green and was so deliciously refreshing, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Not to mention, the juicer itself is super quiet, easy to clean, and I'm convinced is magic. I see this thing easily becoming my new favorite kitchen appliance.
1 small pear, 4 celery stalks, 1/2 cucumber, spinach, mint 🌿
I found out I was pregnant right at 4 weeks. I didn't know it at the time, but it allowed me to get a BIG jumpstart on my nutrition in those 2 lovely weeks of no nausea or fatigue. (Side note: Post coming soon about things that REALLY helped me with the first tri nasties!!🙌🏼) I am so thankful that I listened to my body and gave into my hearty, yet short-lived appetite (which is slowly coming back now at almost 15 weeks👏🏼👏🏼) I ate allllll the red meat and kale and potatoes and butter. We have a burger place in town that sells a burger made from 1/3 pound local angus beef. That on a lettuce wrap plus their sauces was ALL I wanted to eat. For reals. 🍔🍔🍔
Little did I know that I would get smacked in the face with nausea and general lethargy right at that week 6 mark. I would NEED all that iron, protein and B12 I had craved non-stop. I think my nausea was made worse because 2 days after it started was when our house nearly burned down, and we became displaced (see my previous post about that.) It was humbling because I have always been the high energy, high octane and high work output sort of person, and that fatigue just knocked the stuffing out of me. And I felt like my normal drive to learn/create/take charge was GONE. I would sit down to write and....nothing.😳
While I wasn't sick ALL the time (thanks to all the healthy liver and blood sugar prep I was doing beforehand!) I definitely had my moments.🤢 Side effects also included becoming a champion sleeper, able to sleep 11 hours at a stretch with only 1 bathroom break. 😂
Usually, on most days, I could dive headfirst into a platter of barbecue and sauerkraut by dinnertime, or manage to eat a plate like this of mashed sardines + tomatoes & sunflower sprouts + @jacksonshonest chips. Side note: Sardines are an under-utilized superfood! They are cheap, sustainable, high in Calcium, protein, and omega 3's. You just have to figure out a way to LIKE them! 😉 I usually make a sardine salad & dip with chips.🐟❤
Yesterday's recipe was a raw vegan summer watermelon smoothie (link in bio)! I love watermelon in the summer and I don't care how it's prepared. Yumm! How do you like to eat watermelon? Tell me your secrets 💁🏽 🍉