Sneak peek into my meal prep for the week 🍽🌿🥙 This has become part of my Sunday routine. Spent a good amount of time in the Kitchen this afternoon prepping wholesome and veggie-packed recipes. I do this when I know I have a busy week ahead with a lot on my plate, which has been quite a lot lately.
Roasted sweet potato, high-protein lupini beans, beet sauerkraut, sprouts on a bed of well-spinned / dryed lettuce. Seriously makes bomb satisfying daily lunch!
✔️ I plan my lunches + dinners + snacks. I always keep breakfast options open to enjoy different superfood powder blends / smoothies / nicecream bowls, which I often share on here. Are you into meal-prepping? ✘ #tropicallylina#veganmealprep#glutenfree
EASY, TASTY, QUICKY MEALS FOR THE WEEK FOR YA 💁🏼. ⠀
⠀• Yup, sometimes I just want to eat sandwiches for lunch everyday.
But ya know.
I know I'll feel better if I get my 🌱 in 🤗 ⠀ ⠀
Without compromising the taste OF COURSEEEE.
Sure if you eat brocos & chicken everyday I bet you'll reach that chocolate bar will eye you like crazy 👀
But not if you satisfy your taste buds 💁🏼
Hereee we have :
• Sweet potatoes, salmon, avo, egg (yes breakfast food is acceptable anytime of the day.)
• Quinoa, roasted chicken and coconut oil peppers
• Tempeh, courgette, quinoa and sweet potatoes
• Cauliflower, salmon, squash and delicious veggie mix courtesy of @territoryfoods 😍
So as you see I try to prep just 2 or 3 staples that I then mix & match together so its minimal work but maximum taste 💅🏻
Any lunchbox idea you recommend ? 🙆🏼 ⠀
Credit- @mybetter_self .
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🌸 🌸 🌸 Sunday brunch under the blossom tree! 😍☕️🥐
SONNTAG MORGEN ☀❄ Es schneit, es schneit, kommt alle aus dem Haus🏠... oder einfach drinne bleiben, ein leckeres Frühstück genießen und ein gemütlichen Sonntag auf dem Sofa verbringen. ❤
It’s going to be hard to ‘beet’ this dinner.
Pork tenderloins stuffed with spinach, herbs, feta, raisins and Dijon. Marinated in soy sauce, white wine, honey, brown sugar, Dijon and evoo, then grilled.
Served with a roasted beet salad topped with spicy walnuts, goat cheese and microgreens.
A little Sunday night reminder as we start off a new week ❤️ One of the reasons I try to get up and MOVE every day is because there are so many people in the world who can’t. Whether they are limited by a physical disability, pain, age, etc. And that could be any one of us tomorrow! Be grateful and take advantage of your bodies ability to move.🏃🏽♀️🚶🏽♂️🏋🏽♀️🤸🏽♀️🧘🏽♀️⛹🏽♂️
Good skincare starts from within. Maintaining healthy gut bacteria has a lasting effect on your skin. | Check out my insta-Story review over on @mybrownsparklez of these vinegar shots from @vermontvillage — 🤓
Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash
with Creamed Spinach & Cannellini Beans .
💁🏻 Maple syrup, not the maple-flavored syrup that’s loaded with refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup (seriously, who even buys that stuff these days?! 😝),
is made by evaporating the sugary circulating fluid (sap) from maple trees, leaving a thick syrup. Real maple syrup contains a small amount of minerals, like manganese and zinc. However, it is also very high in sugar (about 67%). There are a number of antioxidant substances found in maple syrup, but the amount is still low compared to the large amount of sugar. Maple syrup is a "less bad" version of sugar... kind of like honey and coconut sugar, but that does NOT make it healthy. As with all sugar-based sweeteners, if you're going to eat it, make sure to do so in moderation.
We went skiing today and it snowed all day! Even got blizzard like conditions towards the end. It was a great day skiing away from my responsibilities with my last day of college being tomorrow 😂 oh well, late night here I come!
Roasted red pepper🌶 and tomato 🍅 comfort soup to the rescue! 👩🏻🌾 It’s so creamy and smooth made with homemade cashew butter. 🌱💚🍴
Feelin like a kid with this chicken fingers and fries 🍟😋
The deets: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Chicken tenders, washed and dipped in egg then immediately dipped in @aleiasgf bread crumbs. Place on a lightly oiled baking pan
The sweet potato fries were super easy with a frozen bag of @alexiafoods all natural sweet fries. Throw them on a baking sheet. I added some sea salt, pepper and parsley (but not needed)
Put both chicken and fries in the oven for 22minutes. Both dipled into @sirkensingtons all natural ketchup! Mmmmmmm good 😊🍟🍗#sweetfries#glutenfree#ifyoulikechickennuggets
Pictured is one of my brothers and his family. His wife Yvonne and I embarked on a raw vegan lifestyle just ten months ago. Unknowingly to anyone outside of our immediate family, Yvonne had been told she has lymphoma. Naturally the surgical oncologist wanted to do emergency surgery and remove several lymph nodes. She wasn’t going for it! She knew that there was a safer and natural way to fight against cancer, and so she did and I joined in to support her. This road has been life changing, eye opening and has brought she and I closer than we have ever been before. I love her so much. She is now furthering her treatment with the amazing doctors at New Hope Medical Center in Arizona. If any of you have fought against cancer or have a family member who has, you understand the financial burden. I have started a gofundme page for Yvonne and ask for your support. No donation is too small and is very much appreciated. You can click the link in my bio to donate. I also ask for your prayers!
I tried a vinegar shot from @vermontvillage and it was intense!! | 🍎 Apple cider vinegar is great for maintaining healthy gut bacteria. Check out my Instavideo on @mybrownsparklez to see my LIVE review of the product!
Broccolini is just a baby broccoli - right?
They do look cute but the broccolini is not a baby broccoli it’s actually a cross between a regular broccoli and a Chinese broccoli (Gai Lan). So when it comes to FODMAPs, can we treat broccoli and broccolini the same way?
Broccoli and broccolini do both contain excess fructose, a type of Monosaccharide, the ‘M’ in FODMAP. The uptake of fructose is better when there is glucose present. So when you have too much fructose versus glucose, this can trigger symptoms in those with IBS such as bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
Recently Monash University tested broccoli and broccolini as:
1. whole vegetables
2. heads only
3. stalks only
The results were very interesting 🥦
1 cup of broccoli:
✅ whole vegetable = low FODMAP
✅ heads = low FODMAP
❎ stalks = high FODMAP*
1 cup of broccolini:
❎ whole vegetable = high FODMAP*
❎ heads = high FODMAP*
✅ stalks = low FODMAP
*To be considered low FODMAP reduce portion size from 1 cup to 1/2 cup
So if you’re following a low FODMAP diet or if you are the 1 in 3 people sensitive to excess fructose you can still enjoy broccoli and broccolini, just:
1. watch portion sizes if you’re going to eat the whole vegetable
2. if you’re particularly sensitive to fructose stick to broccoli heads and broccolini stalks.
➡️broccoli or broccolini - what’s your favourite?
Over the Tap Cheddar Burger 🍔.. nice Sunday dinner service #cheeseburger
GROCERY HAUL! 🍏🥑🥔 $49.84 at @aldiusa this week! A few things on my list this week I used to make a caramelized onion dip for a party last night - and a few things I NEEDED didn’t make it on my list. Like brownie mix for a work potluck later this week. 🤦🏼♀️
I had all sorts of things I was planning to prep today, until the husband came home with a deer and needed all the counter space AND the whole bottom shelf of the fridge. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for the meat 👉🏼 but will also be grateful to get that thing out of the fridge & into the freezer in a few days. 🦌
👇🏼 Here’s what we’re eating this week!
🍳 Egg cups & roasted potatoes for me.
🚫 Nada for the Mr. per his request.
🥑 Chicken tortilla soup 👉🏼 check my stories for the recipe, it’s done in under 30 minutes & you could even make it in the crockpot!
🍛 One day each of leftovers 👉🏼 tomorrow is odds and ends for both of us to make sure nothing goes to waste.
🌶 Stuffed peppers & pasta.
🥦 Teriyaki chicken stir fry over rice.
🥧 Chicken pot pie.
🥐 Cranberry almond chicken salad.
🌮 Shredded pork tacos.
👩🏼🍳 What’s on your menu this week? And what’s your go-to potluck recipe?
MINDFUL EATING CHECKLIST
much of the nutrition advice focuses on foods to eat and which foods to limit. There are many studies that show learning HOW to eat can be just as important as which foods to eat.
Regardless of any healthy eating style, mindful eating habits are a skill that can enhance overall health and relationship with food.
Believe it or not, we do tend to eat mindlessly! Practicing mindfulness is simply applying techniques to the process of eating. Basically, paying attention to the sensory aspects such as taste, texture, aroma...
Research shows that mindful eating can lead to optimizing weight management, improve digestion and assimilation, reduce stress/anxiety and relieve gastrointestinal discomfort.
Use this checklist to help get started with daily practice of mindful eating.
CHEERS TO YOUR HEALTH 😁
A perfectly balanced bowl is exactly what you need to reach your goals!