Studying! Almost done completing my certification in #holisticnutrition . I️ have learned soooo much and I️ cannot wait to share the knowledge and help people fight disease! I️ myself have been a major work in progress, and I always will be... you can never know enough!! I️ have been an RN for 8 years and I️ have NEVER AGREED with the traditional medical approaches... I️ respect the advancement in healthcare but the lack of education regarding nutrition, prevention and even reversal is non existent. The main thing to understand is #foodismedicine . One must take matters into their own hands and I️ DO believe that #thereisacure#nutrition 💚 #excitement#knowledgeispower
Garlic Mushies, Asparagus, Spinach & Parmesan Frittata...⠀
The perfect cook-up when you have a busy week and know you can just whip out a slice for breakfast, lunch or dinner! ⠀
Who wants the recipe?? ⠀
Sea salt peanut butter squares 🥜🍫
These turned out delicious and were super easy to make!
I used @pbfit.official peanut butter and @traderjoes Organic 72% Cacao Belgian Dark Chocolate Bar And popped it in the freezer ❄️🌬I also added organic maca powder to the melted chocolate which gives it a caramel flavor⭐️✨ The best part is, these are full of protein, iron, antioxidants AND gives you energy🏃🏼♀️, doesn’t get any better than that!!
This topic weighs on my heart heavily around this time of year, because in the past, I have spent too many holiday seasons agonizing over what I “should” and “shouldn’t” eat. And if I ended up eating more of what I “shouldn’t” eat I’d agonize over what workout I was going to do in order to “undo” it. I feel inclined to speak about this because I know way too many people out there have struggled or are currently struggling with this too
Thanksgiving is a time for thanks, gratitude, love, and making beautiful memories with family and friends. What it is not: it is not a time for shame or guilt. You do not need to earn the right to eat food, ever. Eat the food that calls to you, savor it and the memories surrounding it
I understand that this is not always the easiest task and yes it takes a lot of mindset shifting practice; however, please try. And be extremely gentle with yourself. Our worth as humans is not grounded in what we did or didn’t eat. Or whether we did or didn’t work out
So, I’m here to give you permission, even though you don’t need it one bit, to enjoy, whole heartedly, all the glorious food this thanksgiving with zero shame and zero guilt surrounding it. Sometimes we just need someone else to hold that space for us in order to start that mindset shift
Sending out all my love to each and every one of you this thanksgiving, may your day be filled with nourishing food, family, friends, and memories to last a lifetime. 💛❤️ .
Whoever said you have to wait until the weekend for treats obviously had more will power than me!😋 I fully intend on devouring this Raw Snickers Cookie long before then! I mean when you have a cashew base lathered in PB caramel topped with 90% dark chocolate, well you can’t expect a girl to stare at that until Friday evening😂 have the best day Insta Family!🙌🏻💜 inspires from the beautiful Kristie @freyasnourishment💕#rawdesert#rawsnickers#vegantreats
My beautiful friend and fellow #fitflygirl @livingwellwithzoe is leading a nutrition pop up in Chicago next week. This unique event pairs two of my fave things: wine + wellness. Read about Zoë and reserve your seat at the table, today! Link is in the bio. 👆🏾#livingwell
Today’s lunch was increased by a lot since I haven’t really been gaining my calorie intake has been increased by a lot more. So today is a challenge, because I have to eat a lot more calories from now on, and it’s very difficult! However, I am fighter and I am pushing through❤️
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich- 2 slices of Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat Bread with 2 slices Sargento Colby-Jack Cheese and 1 slice of deli smoked turkey breast+ some ketchup on the side to dip, a Whole Wheat hot dog bun with Applegats’s Organic Uncured Beef Hotdog and yellow mustard, 5 Gullon shortbread cookies, Good Healthy Mickey Mouse shaped Veggie chips, and a lot of green grapes, water.
So although this was a major challenge, and ed was being very loud and clear about a way increased meal plan, I tried my best to focus on the food so that I can conquer ana💪🏼 I am really proud of myself because this is a major step and change☺️ I hope you all have a wonderful afternoon, and stay strong warriors! Keep fighting and do not let ed control you! You have the power and you are in charge! Do not allow your life to be taken away! You are worth so much more, and you are beautiful just the way your are, in every single way❤️-Viktoria
The PBS special is rolling out across the country for their year-end pledge drives. Here are a few of the dates. To see if it's playing in your area, go here: http://www.pbs.org/about/about-pbs/stations/ and find your local station then click schedule and search for How Not to Die.
1 day 'till Thanksgiving has me like 🍵💃🏻If you're running around trying to get everything ready or simply enjoying the long weekend, it's always good to remind yourself what this holiday is all about: gratitude. It's great to count your blessings around this time of year, but how cool would it be if we had that mindset year-round? If you're struggling to make it a habit, check out my NEW blog post on tips and ideas on how to practice gratitude daily - l i n k in bio ✨🙏🏻
Did you know that parsnips are high in folate? Did you know that folate is also known as folic acid? Folic acid is essential for pregnant moms and their developing babies. Read more on the blog by clicking the link in my bio. 🥕
#Grateful . Being over 50, has given me a deep appreciation for my health. How often do we take our health for granted, until our body gives us a red flag, we get a diagnosis , or we lose someone close to us? I try and appreciate every minute now. This body has been resilient. It has allowed me to grow, travel, have a family, and has even given me red flags to alert me to health problems. I have learned that the more I treat my body with respect, the more it gives me back. I have a greater appreciation now for everything. Whatever your situation is, whether you are old, young, fit or struggling to find better health, start each day with some gratitude. Appreciate yourself, your personal journey, your struggles and hardships that have made you who you are. Don’t take your body for granted. Fuel it with smart “real food” choices. Ditch the junk. Set goals. Move out of your comfort zone. Believe. Find gratitude. #fitover50#health#fitness#exercise#energy#eatclean#eatrealfood#eatplants#meditation#foodismedicine#vegan#positivevibes#motivation#getfit#getoutdoors#findgratitude#gratitude#grateful#nevertooold#nevertoolate #🌱 #🤸♂️
Happy Thanksgiving y’all! Be good to your gut bugs! 😀 Parsnip is my favorite root vegetable, especially roasted, but I think I’ll try some puréed too. I bought my duck, the best I could find was Mary’s Free range. I love roasted duck much more than turkey, and is a better size for our family. Other than that, there will for sure be a big salad, and I thought I’m not making any pie but guess what, there is sweet potato baking in my oven right now 😂🤓. It’s all experimenting, I’m not American and I only moved to the US 2.5 years ago, so I’m not at all familiar with the T-day staple recipes, other than what I see online. I only tried to make turkey last year and I didn’t fail at all 😇😇😇. In fact I’ll try to find a picture and post on my stories today 🙈. I’ll keep y’all updated with my Plant Paradox sweet potato pie 🥧 ☀️
❤️Paleo GF DF Can't wait to get back in my kitchen next week after my holiday..Dreaming of kangaroo fillets (repost)with quandong and black pepper jelly served on a bed of beetroot and native greens..Check out @somethingwildaus for all your quality native bush foods and meats....Awesome hey...❤️
Working on adding to a collection of tutorials for the most efficient 🤓 + most delicious 😋 ways to enjoy common protein sources. 🐂🐖🦃🐓
On the agenda today: boneless, skinless chicken breasts! 🍗
Goals: moist but fully cooked, 1-step cooking (stovetop, no oven needed), simple seasoning that *sticks,* and QUICK (15 minutes start to finish). Done and done! ✅
So excited to share with you another new recipe! We have Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies live on @therealfoodrds blog today!
A soft and delicious cookie that has an all natural peanut butter from @oldhomefoods and a little hidden surprise of butternut squash. The kids will love the peanut butter and chocolate and the mamas will love that little bit of hidden veggie! •
.Full recipe on the blog at therealfooddietitians.com
Thinking about a healthy dish for tomorrow’s #Thanksgiving celebration? Sweet potato mash is perfect! 🍠 As you probably know by now, I absolutely love sweet potato and its healing properties!
The gorgeous orange color of sweet potatoes is a sign of powerful antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, that protect the body from inflammatory free radicals. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamin E, an anti-inflammatory nutrient that’s hard to get if you can’t or don’t eat almonds or sunflower seeds. One trick: You need to eat fat with your sweet potatoes in order to help the beta-carotene get inside your cells—so sprinkle your sweet potatoes with extra-virgin olive oil to give your pain and inflammation a one-two punch. #foodismedicine#recipe below 👇 •
RECIPE (serves 4):
3 cups sweet potatoes
1 handful cilantro, finely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons extra- virgin olive oil
1 sprig coriander (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking tray and bake for an hour. Remove the potatoes and set aside for 15 minutes to cool. Split potatoes in half with a knife and scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl with the cilantro, ginger, and olive oil. Mix well until the consistency of the mash is to the desired smoothness. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprig of coriander.
I made this recipe from @pinterest for Vegan Tikka Masala with sautéed kale, naan and Greek yogurt (link in bio☝🏿) and my husband said it was the BEST thing I’ve ever made!!?? (He’s a heavy meat eater by the way). Even the 9 year old loved it! Whole family happy and healthy ✅
I love to eat light before a big feast!! This meal is def a little heavier but even heavy vegan food like this is all clean eating and digests well. Hope you enjoy!! I’ll be prepping all my vegan and vegetarian treats today for Friendsgiving tomorrow. I’m making homemade cranberry sauce, mushroom gravy, kale salad with tahini dressing, raw carrot cake and an apple tart! Maybe an app too. Yikes! Go big or go home right? I love to cook!! If only I had a bigger kitchen 😝💜✨
A little holiday getaway starts with a room service breakfast feast: vegan potato hash with mushrooms, spinach, onions, and asparagus; papaya with lime; carrot/melon smoothie, and avocado. Before this was delivered, there was celery juice.
My sister says pumpkin season is over after Thanksgiving? 🤷🏼♀️ Maybe that’s a good thing because my feed has been pumpkin themed lately. But does that mean I have to finish all my pumpkin fat balls by then?! Today I topped mine with @siggisdairy vanilla triple cream. Who else is going to miss pumpkin season?!
My recipe uses coconut butter. This can be fairly expensive and you can omit but I think it makes them creamier. Coconut butter is made from the meat of a coconut. It contains mostly saturated fat but unlike coconut oil it has fiber and iron.
Pumpkin Fat Balls
▪️1/2 cup pumpkin purée
▪️1/3 cup raw almonds
▪️1/3 cup raw cashews
▪️1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
▪️1/4 cup melted coconut oil
▪️2 tablespoons coconut butter
▪️1/3 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
▪️1 scoop @vitalproteins unflavored collagen peptides
▪️4 Medjool dates, pitted
▪️1 teaspoon vanilla
▪️1 teaspoon cinnamon
▪️1 teaspoon all spice
▪️1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
▪️1/2 teaspoon salt
▫️Blend all ingredients in a food processor. Roll into 8-10 balls. Place in an air tight container lined with parchment paper and freeze. Thaw when ready to eat.
Breakfast goodness thanks to @aliceinhealthyland.
🍌 Banana + Coconut Breakie Loaf 🍞
1 cup of oats (blended to flour if your blender isn’t great)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup shredded organic coconut
1 large banana (1/2 for the Loaf + 1/2 for the top)
1 red apple diced up
2 organic eggs
2 tbsp maple or Manuka honey or dice malt
1 scoop vegan coconut protein (@180nutrition - family friendly)
1/2 cup almond milk or milk or of choice
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees (I use fan bake).
3. Poor ingredients into a loaf tin, top with 1/2 a banana and sprinkle cacao nibs on top.
4. I baked mine for 25 minutes then turns it around in the oven and baked for a further 10 minutes.
NOTE - great for your breakie. If you could macros you can always adjust this recipe to suit. 🙏🏼🍌🍞 #showmehowyouhealthy#aliceinhealthyland
-this is quite a dense cake but that’s normal."