I have been a little MIA for the past few days... school started, I was busy studying for the DAT, and I spent some quality time with my boyfriend💛 After a long first week, I went out with some friends for pizza tonight. Honestly, I was a little nervous about it at first because for so long I categorized the gluten and dairy as "unhealthy". But, I couldn't remember the last time I had REAL pizza and I was really craving it so I said "what the hell, I'm down for pizza!!"🍕 and I'm so happy I made that decision☺️
Can we all just take a minute to appreciate 70 degrees weather in January >>>aka perfect grilling weather🙌🏽
I sent Antone in for meat and asked for him just to avoid anything pre-marinated since some contain vinegar and i’m supposed to avoid that with food sensitivities.
He totally SCORED with fresh wings and got three packages for the price of one. The bargain shopper in me was overly excited 😆
Happy Sunday, friends! Snacking on these delicious @hummusapien cookie dough protein bars during halftime of the Eagles game 🦅 These bars are so addicting, my boyfriend even begged me to make them 😋
_ Feeling so blessed after such a fun weekend with friends & family 💞 Getting ready to prepare for a full week ahead & these yummy bars will surely be on rotation to keep me going 💪🏼 #findingmyom
Stir frys hold a special spot in my indecisive heart because you can put whatever you want in it and never go wrong😊 Finally a chance to actually have it all🤗 Hope you’re all having a relaxing Sunday 😎
For the stir fry:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp ginger, minced
2 cups shredded broccoli and carrots blend
1 large head broccoli, chopped into florets
1.5 cups sugar snap peas
3/4 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup roasted cashews
1 cup edamame (I used frozen)
For the sauce:
1-8oz can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, not drained
1/4 cup coconut aminos
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp chia seeds (for thickness)
2 tbsp spicy green sriracha •
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté onion for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add all sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside. Add garlic and ginger to pan and sauté for another 3 minutes. Add shredded broccoli and carrots, broccoli florets, chickpeas, and sugar snap peas. Sauté for another 5-7 minutes. Stir in cooked brown rice, cashews, and edamame until heated through. Pour sauce on top and stir to combine. Garnish with extra cashews.
Making homemade hummus each week is probably one of the best things I do to help set me up for success. My schedule is pretty crazy between work and school, so I need fast, healthy options. Hummus is so easy to make and the best part you can control what is in it (no preservatives, chemicals, or gmo’s in my hummus👍). Having it on hand makes it easy to add a healthy plant-based, high fibre protein to my veggie filled #glutenfree wraps. It also allows me to make healthy snack choices, as I have a great protein to go with my veggies (so I’m full and not looking for the chocolate😋). To make a basic hummus you can add 1 tin of drained chickpeas, a pinch of salt, a splash of lemon juice, 1/4 cup water and 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to a blender or food processor (if you have tahini on hand or want to eat oil free use 1 tbsp tahini instead of oil). Combine and enjoy. #hummus#plantprotein#sunday
A delectable trio: zoodles, chicken, and dairy-free ranch dressing. These ingredients are a staple in our home that way we always have a healthy, tasty option.
Begin by preheating oven to 350 degrees. Pound the fuck out of the chicken breasts with a mallet (it’s therapeutic). Then, generously coat with olive oil and @alohaspicecompany chicken and pork seasoning. Bake for 35 minutes.
Make zoodles. I use a Paderno spiralizer.
Put zoodles on plate and drizzle @primalkitchenfoods ranch dressing on it. Top with chicken spooning on excess olive oil from baking dish.
And there you have it: an easy, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb meal. I’ve got 65 more recipes and meal idea for you in my new book Eat in Peace to Live in Peace: Your Handbook for Vitality now available on Amazon. 👍👍
A perfect little left-over-everything, clean-out-the-fridge salad 🥗
It’s a mix of odds and ends—bits of baby kale, butternut squash, riced cauliflower, and kalua chicken—topped with kraut and a sesame mustard dressing.
Super Simple Sundays.
It may have took a minute but #mealpreponfleek is done for the week 🙌🏻
I like to prep a few ingredients that can be mixed and matched in different meals. I cooked all of the veggies together on one sheet pan, and the chicken in the instant pot 😊
1. Zucchini noodles are great to mix and match for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
2. I marinated the chicken in @primalkitchenfoods balsamic marinade for a few hours before tossing in the instant pot for 10 minutes, cool down for about 20.
3. Veggies I have diced sweet potatoes, delicata squash (both seasoned with pink sea salt and cinnamon) and baby broccoli seasoned with salt and pepper. Cooked on 450 for 30 minutes. I’ll freeze some of the delicata squash for smoothies throughout the week 🙌🏻
Hormone balancing chocolate smoothie bowl for the win this morning!
Chocolate for breakfast.... HELL YES!!!!
Want to know what I put in my smoothie bowl to help balance my hormones? Comment below. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
GF CREPES with CARAMELIZED MANGO and COCONUT YOGURT, topped with mango, raspberry jam and fresh raspberries 😋😍🤩 Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! ❤️🙋🏻
✨And this is my entry for the #breakfastpartytime hosted by four very talented girls: @jadoresmoothies @pia_mia_clean_food @littlekalegirl @zdrowoprzezlife
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* listen to your body, understand better what you like or don't like, figure out what makes you feel well and what doesn't (single ingredients or food combinations)⠀
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My grandma (and of course her mom) would make this soup called Poor Man Soup which is basically egg drop soup with pastina. It was affordable and when you didn't have a lot of money in the 30s it was a good dinner. It was comfort food and it was tradition. When Phil needed a quick soup yesterday to soothe his cold, I remembered this recipe and whipped it up in about five minutes mostly because I prepped the zucchini noodles days ago. I modernized it a bit with some ingredients (beef broth, butter, kale, zucchini spirals, olive oil, avocado, and spicy pepitas), but kept the egg the same way...you just boil broth and drop in whisked eggs and they cook in a second. Then add everything else. I can see this being a weeknight go-to as we get through the rest of winter. What are you cooking up this weekend?
Blueberry Muffins is exactly what the doctor ordered— @drjoshaxe , that is! .
These muffins are free of gluten and diary free and full of satisfaction. I followed Dr.Axe’s recipe and added a few flavor adjustments.
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix 2 cups almond flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, pinch of sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ginger in one bowl. In another bowl mix 3 eggs, 5 tablespoons and melted coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of honey/stevia mix. Combine two bowls together then fold in a cup of blueberries. Grease bottoms of a cupcake pan with melted coconut oil. Fill each cupcake holder to the brim with batter. Place in over until golden and a tooth pick comes out clean when inserted into one muffin—about 15 minutes.
What are your favorite muffin flavors?
Maybe it’s the Ashwaganda speaking ☕️ but I felt the need to touch briefly on what I believe
I think our food system is messed up. .
I think people are so used to feeling crappy it’s become completely normalized. .
I think we’re disconnected.
Disconnected from the Earth, disconnected from our bodies, disconnected from each other. .
I believe in sleep.
I believe in eating real foods.
I believe in connecting the body and mind.
I believe in self-care & self-love. .
I don’t ever want to promote companies that I don’t believe in. .
I don’t believe in a dieting mindset.
Our bodies shouldn’t be punished. We shouldn’t feel guilt or disgust for ourselves. .
We should love ourselves and have that be the foundation for wanting to support our bodies and live our healthiest life. .
It’s all connected: mind, body and spirit. .
Until we learn and accept that, we will never be truly happy. We will never be truly healthy. .
My mission here is to sell self-love. To sell self-confidence. To sell joy and happiness in these amazingly magnificent bodies we’ve been given. .
It’s not about what’s on the outside. It’s how we *feel* on the inside. .
Sometimes it’s about turning off our thinking minds and letting our bodies do the talking. It’s about learning to slow down and listen. .
Happy Sunday, y’all.✌🏻 Make it one full of love and care - for ourselves and for others.
Calling all those who have DAIRY and YEAST SENSITIVITIES! (not gluten, but yeast)
Thursday I got results back from a food sensitivity test and other blood work and I realized my body is sensitive to dairy/eggs, yeast (both brewers and bakers) along with a few others, such as ginger, mushrooms, malt, and pineapple. Mainly bummed about the eggs and yeast; i was already pretty certain about the dairy after quite a few incidents that were easy to pin-point.
I have a list of foods to avoid, as well as a grocery list, but this is all new to me! HELP! Creating a meal plan and grocery lists for this week!
What are some foods you wouldn’t typically think of that have yeast, dairy, eggs in them? Really trying to eliminate these due to the vicious cycle its creating in my body with inflammation>adrenal fatigue>throwing off my blood sugar levels and hormones>throwing my body in a stress mode due to constantly overworking itself.
PS—I’ve never been so intrigued at a doctor’s visit! Who knew food allergies affected so much with your body as a whole?!
🔶Ginger has the potential for treating a number of ailments including degenerative disorders such as arthritis and rheumatism. •
🔶Ginger has good antioxidant potential, particularly fresh ginger. •
🔶Ginger support’s the immune system to function properly.
🔶Studies evaluating the effectiveness of ginger in patients with osteoarthritis have controversial results. One study showed ginger extract to have a statistically significant effect on reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee. In another study, the effect of ginger in osteoarthritis was significant only in the first period of treatment. In gout as a rheumatic disease of joints, ginger has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and can be used as a curative agent. •
🔶Also, as a result of anti-inflammatory effect of ginger, it can reduce muscle pain after intense physical activity. •
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had the BEST time hanging out with @eatlively this weekend!! so glad our friendship IRL was everything i expected and more! seriously felt like i had known ya for years ☺️ tooo much fun hanging with @hellospoonful and @turnipyourlife too.. we stayed at @true_food_kitchen until after midnight and could’ve kept hanging way longer. definitely feeling like a 👵🏻 today but it was so worth it. i just wanna meet each and every one of you!! so grateful to be a part of this uplifting community 🙏🏻
before Alyse left this morning [😭] we made waffles with @birchbenders paleo waffle mix, @rebbl vanilla spice protein flavor and bluebs & topped it with all of favorite fruits. we were a prettyyyy good team and even better at devouring this 👊🏻
hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! off to the grocery and then i have a nice little date with my couch 😏 happpy Sunday!
Fatballs have been my LIFE saver this week - while starting my 80 day workout program.🙌🏽🤤😍
I’m avoiding ALL added & processed sugar- so when the cravings come in hot...fatballs come in HOTTER.😂
And more filling/yummier than any sugary snack alternative.
(Recipe is soon to come🙌🏽❤️- but it was basically a modified version from the fav. Recipe of @leefromamerica )
Oh happy day! Things like curbing your cravings are sometimes the biggest wins. 😂
(Peep Zoey under the table wanting to get in on the shot❤️🐶)
Love is in the air thanks to a new relationship and flavour combo
I’m honoured to be selected by @VistaMagCanada (seriously the most beautiful health magazine) to share some rad products with you from brands that I love. For real. As always, there won’t be anything I share that I don’t personally use or recommend myself.
In my first post in this magical partnership, I’m bringing you a delish new flavour pairing - coconut & elderberry. I’m really excited about the convenience factor of the new Elderberry Crystals by @FloraHealthy I used to take elderberry as a syrup or a tea but now I can put them in ANYTHING🙌🏼
This berry is potent in antioxidants, which is evident by that beautiful purple hue! But it is traditionally used to help relieve symptoms of cold & flu. (You don’t have to turn to the drugstore cold meds!) These crystals are great simply in warm water but I wanted to jazz up snack/treat time… with minimal effort of course.
Stir 4 scoops (it comes with the tiniest, cutest scoop I’ve ever seen) into ¾ cup unsweetened coconut yogurt. Sprinkle shredded/unsweetened coconut, hemp hearts and chia seeds on top. So easy and sooo good.
Happy Sunday Friends!!! ❤️
My mid morning snack today, is a strawberry flavor @elliquark (2sp) topped with fresh strawberries tossed in dark chocolate infused balsamic vinegar and 1/2tsp of almonds for crunch... 🍓🍓🍓 So good!!
FᒪƳ.ƐᗩGᒪƐᔕ.FᒪƳ.•||•In the spirit of being back home and the big playoff game today, I indulged in a green bowl of oats! Also winning because I was able to get some greens in with breakfast. Spirulina, the hidden ingredient in this bowl, is a perfect way to get some trace minerals and enhance alkalinity. Beware though, there is a distinct flavor so I sweetened mine with some bananas and @havashandbaked Ginger Crunch. Go Eagles!🦅 #Spirulina#philadelphiaeagles#morningoats
Keeping breakfast simple this morning and then it’s back to bed for me 😷 Trying to rest as much as possible so I can get back to clinicals tomorrow. But for now vanilla triple cream @siggisdairy with banana, cacao nibs, and a big pool of mixed nut butta 👅✨
While 🎶 easy like Sunday morning 🎶 is a bit of an oxymoron when you’re trying to get two kids dressed and out the door for church, a good bowl of cereal can certainly help in the process ☺️ I’ve never come across a cereal that has 1) little added sugar AND 2) is also a near perfect balance of carbs, protein, and fat. (Breakfast cereals in general are normally a no-go due to the blood sugar spikes they cause me... because of the lack of protein and fat)... until now!! These Qia Honey Chia Superflakes from @naturespathorganic got two thumbs up from me 👍👍 one for flavor and one for the lack of blood sugar swings afterward 🙌 diabetic or not, the key to an energy sustaining breakfast is always a good mix of protein, complex carbs, and fats ❤️
Vers fruit, shirtjes en aangenaam weertje zijn welkom. Tekort aan vitamine D? Wij in ieder geval al wel en stiekem hunkeren we al weer naar het zonnetje. De jaren dat ik in China heb gewoond, NOOIT een tekort aan vit. D gehad. Temperaturen van -10 maar wel vaak waar de zon heerlijk scheen en best aangenaam was om buiten te vertoeven. Enorme boost voor je mood en toch best een andere kijk op het leven, door een roze bril hè 😍 Laat de zon hier ook maar eens beginnen schijnen, deze donkere maanden mogen ook weer stilletjes aan hun biezen pakken.
Vandaag lekker buiten getraind, zon of geen zon: ik sta er. Koud, regen, donker, wind? Ik sta er altijd 110%. #thestruggleisreal