Did you know that cabbage is a prebiotic food that fuels the good bacteria in your gut?! Not only that, but it's a vibrant and yummy beauty food! It's often drenched with a heavy mayonnaise dressing, but we suggest trying this light and tangy one for a healthier option! Just mix together the following:⠀
-apple cider vinegar (we love @spectrumorganic)⠀
-@bragglivefoods Liquid Aminos⠀
-Himalayan sea salt⠀
-chives/oregano/whatever other herbs and spices you like!⠀
Blend, toss into your cabbage salad, and enjoy! 🥗🍴😋⠀
POST vacation slump!!! While I love traveling to new places and enjoying vacation to the fullest!! Coming home from one is always challenging!! While I do my best to make smart food choices, because it's vacation I also like to indulge!! Not only that but I got out of my routine!! I knew this morning was going to be ROUGH, but I also know that if I didn't get back into my good habits the vacation "hangover" would continue!! *The brain fog
*The stomach ache
I WOKE up this morning and made the CHOICE to start again! That's the beauty of a healthy lifestyle!! It's all about moderation and now that the vacation is OVER I can recharge, refuel and restart!! LET'S DO THIS!!! No EXCUSES!!!
Honey and cardamom chicken with smokey veggies did the trick. .
500g chicken breast, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 sweet peppers, sliced
2 tbsp black olives, sliced
2 handfuls kale
2 cloves garlic
1 chilli, sliced
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
5 cardamom pods
Salt and pepper to taste
Coconut oil to fry .
Melt some of the coconut oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and peppers and fry for a few minutes before adding the garlic, olives, chilli and 1 tsp of paprika. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes before setting aside. Re-oil the pan and add the chicken, cumin, coriander and remaining paprika. Fry for a few minutes and in the meantime split open the cardamom pods and empty the seeds into the pan. Cook for around 10 minutes until the chicken is almost cooked before adding the honey with a splash of hot water to help mix everything together. A few minutes before the chicken is completely cooked add the kale and fry on a high heat until everything becomes crispy. Season with salt and pepper.
Here is the first recipe off this weeks menu!! 🙌🏻 Enjoy!! Beef and Broccoli Bowls
Serves: 4 bowls
* 1 lb. thinly sliced "stir fry" beef
* 1 bag Broccoli florets * 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
* 3 Tbsp. garlic chili sauce
* 1 fresh lemon
* Brown rice
1. Stir garlic chili sauce with 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and toss half of the mixture with the beef. Saute in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, until the meat is no longer pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2. Toss the remaining sauce with the broccolini and add to the hot pan along with the sliced red onions. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
3. Meanwhile cook the brown rice. Serve everything arranged in a bowl and garnish with lemon wedges.
Tried out this "waffle stacking" thing with my 3ingredient gluten free White chocolate waffle with protein ice cream & blubes mixed in!
➡️ Waffle macros: 280kcal, 21p 33c 6f
➡️ ice cream macros: 110kcal, 24p 1c 0f
➡️ for the waffle I used @slapnutrition white chocolate slapjacks mix - I think blueberry and white chocolate are my favorite mixes! (Chocolate chip and snickerdoodle are good too, but I like the other 2 better)
➡️ I used @krusteaz gluten free baking mix to make the waffle too but any mix will work!
➡️ for the ice cream, I used cinnamon streusel donut @slapnutrition whey!
➡️ I also had a couple of @gainsinbulk enzymes with this meal to help with digestion
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these salads bowls make me happy 🌱🌿✨leftovers--> main meals 🙌🏼 romaine & arugula massaged w/ brown mustard & walnut oil + @inspiralized zucchini & cucumber + leftover chicken + detoxing green herb & walnut pesto (on my site) + sea salt 🌴🌻✌🏼
Sweet and savory loaded crepes for breakfast. 😋 I made the crepes with @pamelasproducts and the rest was made by my 12 year old junior chef!
Strawberries and blueberries in the sweet -- eggs, sausage, and spinach with bell peppers and onions in the savory. These were so good and very filling. The boys have already requested to have this again!
Lunch is served: cold gluten-free buckwheat noodles with peanut - ginger - turmeric dressing, topped with carrot, cucumber, and red pepper. And cilantro, lots of cilantro! It was going to be dinner, but once I get that craving for cilantro, it just can't wait. 😍😁 Swipe left to see the "nice" shot vs the reality. So many veggies you can't see the noodles! 😂 I'll post a recipe this week. The dressing is definitely a keeper -
Hashimoto’s Health Tip: Leaky Gut Can Also Mean Leaky Brain
A common problem for many people with Hashimoto’s and autoimmunity is intestinal permeability or leaky gut. What many people don’t realize is that this can also lead to permeability of the blood brain barrier or leaky brain.
A protein found in connection with gluten consumption called zonulin (it’s like a cellular “zipper” ) is linked to leaky gut (intestinal permeability) — the very thing that commonly leads to antibody reactions to foods, which leads to sensitivities, allergies, and even (eventually to conditions) things like Hashimoto’s.
There is a direct link between inflammation in the gut (commonly generated by irritants such as gluten), microglial activation (as a result of these foreign compounds getting into the bloodstream), and brain degeneration.
Gluten has also been linked to the destruction of cerebellar tissue and is a known cause of ataxia, which is the loss of control of bodily movements.
If you have leaky gut, you may also have leaky brain. These same proteins are found in the blood-brain barrier. So gluten and other proteins and foreign matter can get into the bloodstream and may wind up in your brain.
This is why some people’s brain fog doesn’t improve with thyroid hormone. It’s not just a thyroid hormone problem, because other factors are leading to inflammation in the brain.
In order to improve brain fog, you must reduce brain inflammation and heal the barrier systems, because when things enter the brain that shouldn’t, microglia cells (the brain’s immune cells) respond. If that response is severe the tissue around it can be collateral damage.
A Leaky Brain Means More Brain Cells Get Chewed Up
The microglial cells also make up the blood-brain barrier.
This can happen for various reasons, including: poor blood sugar stability (particularly insulin resistance), chronic stress, chronic inflammation, poor gut health, poor diet with unhealthy fats, and unchecked autoimmunity such as Hashimoto’s. (Alcohol use and high homocysteine are also recognized factors.) What to do? Read my new book, How to Heal Hashimoto’s: An Integrative Roadmap to Remission. Link in bio.
I'm officially living in Mankato, Minnesota 🎉! After a long two days of driving, I got to sleep in my own bed last night in my first "own" apartment. My fave part of my apartment so far? It has tons of natural light ☀️- which is perfect for #glutenfree and #vegan creations like this #nicecream parfait 😻! Oatless #oatmeal (using @bobsredmill rice and buckwheat flakes) + spinach 💚 orange #nanaicecream + acai berry #vegansmoothie + berries and @navitasorganics hemp seeds and cacao nibs 👅! Because what's a better way to celebrate a new beginning than a #healthy loaded #smoothiebowl ? Anything new or exciting happening in your life right now 🤔? Tell me below!
Hola a tod@s. Hoy os traemos esta receta de GAZPACHO DE CALABAZA SIN GLUTEN perfecta para el veranito😋
1️⃣Partir la calabaza en trozos y cocerla durante unos 20 minutos hasta que esté blandita.
2️⃣Juntamos la calabaza cocida junto con los tomates, media cebolla, un diente de ajo, un poquito de sal, un buen chorrito de aceite de oliva, el zumo de medio limón, un poquito de pimienta y comino; batir todo bien.
3️⃣Una vez batido, agregar un vaso del agua de cocción.
4️⃣Dejarlo enfriar durante al menos 3 horas.
5️⃣Servir y listo👌🏼
¡¡¡Así de fácil y y buenísima!!!
I'm #nuts about naturally gluten free treats! Recently, I've been been eating a lot of dry roasted nuts and unsweetened dried fruit. Throw a little dark chocolate in the mix and it's a perfect midday snack. My favorite combo right now is almonds, #pepitas , unsweetened dried #cherries 🍒 and dark #chocolate 🍫. Anyone have a favorite #trailmix combo? 🥜