I’ve been a little overwhelmed lately and a mental break is just needed sometimes. I love this message that I read this morning that said “You are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now”. So in the midst of it all keep fighting through your journey and don’t allow being overwhelmed or doubtful make you believe that you can’t get through the hard times because YOU can and I can! ✨💛 #staypositive#stayhopeful#stayfueled#pinegal#motivation#happytuesday
One of my all time favorites. Crock-Pot Thai Chicken on rice with a side of steamed broccoli.
6 chicken breast, fresh
1 tbsp garlic
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup Bragg's liquid aminos
Place all ingredients in your crock pot and stir. Turn on low for 6 hours. Around the three hour mark check to make sure you have enough liquid, I will often add a half cup of water and stir again. In the last hour cook your rice and steam your veggies. Serve and enjoy!
Grocery haul ✔️ Now to prep! I'll be doing lunches and snacks, the usual, and am all stocked up and have made up a dinner menu as well! When it comes to dinners I like to keep it as fresh as possible so making a plan, that's what works for me! How do you keep on track?
After running around all day doing things around the house, I finally decided to sit down on the couch for a little bit.
When I tried to get up, let’s just say, the struggle is real.
I know I need to do some self-care over the next few day, so I slowly got down on the floor and forced myself through some foam rolling.
Let me tell you, it hurts but my muscles feel so much better. 💪🏻🍍
Stew, is there anything more comforting? Yes, but right now this is dinner and it is mighty fine! Here's my recipe:
1 3lb sirloin roast
4 chopped carrots
4 large chopped potatoes
4 cups water
1 tbsp each Salt and pepper
1/2 cup @kodiakcakes power cake mix
Rub the meat with salt and pepper then place in your crock pot. Chop all your veggies then surround the roast with them. Pour water over then turn onto high and allow to slow cook for 4-6 hours. Once done take out the roast and slice er up. Next, take out 1-2 cups of the liquid and whisk in the power cake mix. Pour the thickened gravy back into the pot and add meat back also. Allow to simmer for another 15 minutes. Serve er up and enjoy!
Happy Thursday everyone! Two more days until #samplesaturday 🌻 We have some amazing new products and specials coming soon so stay tuned!
If you'd like to reserve any goodies at the Calabasas Farmers Market on Saturday, feel free to direct message us and we will have them waiting for you at our booth! See you soon and remember to #stayfueled#organic
Chef @chris_branam is keeping our kitchen warm by practicing his baking skills for #100MenWhoCook next month! 👨🏻🍳 Greetings from his homemade shoe pastry puff ball covered with ganache and filled with pastry cream.
Any suggestions as he preps his tasty treats to benefit @bgcbloomington next month?
Sunday Funday! For today's prep we have a total of eleven meals and plenty of snacks! Here's the breakdown⤵️
For me I have made six servings of buffalo, rice and veggies. These will be for lunches and can be frozen. Snacking for me varies. Since I am off work currently, I find myself having snacks with friends and family on the go alot so having my main afternoon meal prepped is all I need at this time. My hubby is another story though! For him I always make a main course, a salad, and pack him fruit and Greek yogurt. For this week he has five servings of a mock Shepherd's pie. I did not use a recipe I just cooked up the lean ground beef, seasoned it, added some steamed carrots and some peas then topped with mashed potatoes which I added butter to then topped that with a little Cheddar. Super easy and still super tasty! This meal can also be frozen. For his salad, it is spinach and kale mix with a hard-boiled egg and roughly four ounces of seasoned baked chicken breast. For yogurt, this week I chose a higher fat one, 11%! Usually we chose a 0%, but somebody has been complaining of lack of growth sooo I am sneaking in some extra calories via yogurt 😉 I topped the yogurts with fresh berries. My new recipe of the week is peanut butter protein cookies! They turned out fabulous. These will be kept frozen and make for a great snack. Recipe posted below! Also in our kitchen is some baked salmon (great on rice cakes) and plenty of fresh fruit. We are prepped and ready! Happy Sunday friends!
SNACK time is my favvvvvv! .
these are both of my snacks from today, first snack included in 4 egg whites, 1 yolk, low fat mozzarella cheese & 1 turkey breast 😋😋😋.
Second snack was a green gala apple 🍏 && my favv organic peanut butter 😋.
Mixing up meal prep with spices! If you love the kick of curry this one's for you. Last prep I made up a batch of quick curried chickpeas to go along with my rice and fish and since they're so tasty maybe you'll enjoy em too! Here's what you'll need and how to make it:
1/2 chopped white onion
1 clove crushed garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can chickpeas
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp yellow curry powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Begin by getting the first three ingredients cooking in a pan and saute for about five minutes. Add in the chickpeas and spinach and stir. In a bowl mix the tomato sauce, water, curry salt and pepper then mix that in as well. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes and that's it! Pair with rice, chicken, or fish, and you've got a complete meal my friend. With this recipe I made five prepped lunches for my week and so far have been loving it! If you want some extra veggies what I usually do it add in some steamed broccoli and carrots which I steam while my rice cooks. Gotta stay efficient when it comes to meal prep!
Hope you like! 😘
Finally got my butt in gear and voila! Today's prep for the week has been a success! That first trimester definitely had me taking lots of naps but I'm hoping the worst is behind me and I can return to a more active routine. Next up, let's try out the gym? I haven't been feeling too motivated when it comes to home workouts and now that my energy is picking up I feel it's time to mix things up a little. Let's do this!
For the week I have made:
5x peppercorn steak with mashed potatoes and broccoli
5x mixed salad with chicken (dressing added later)
5x chickpea and curried veggies with rice and Basa
3x honey mustard shredded chicken with rice
8x vegan chili to be paired with rice and fresh veggies
8x roasted cauliflower soup with added tofu
I2x carrot cake protein muffins
And in my fridge and freezer I of course have plenty more fresh veggies and fruit to complete our dinners!
So that's it's for this week folks. Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!
Yesterday we started the Whole30 and I have been struggling with how public I want to be about it. In the end I decided to share for two reasons:
1.) Instagram is this place where things often look effortless and perfect. Outdoorspeople all look healthy, energized, and athletic. But we all know that looks can be completely deceiving. I was afraid to share because I felt guilty about needing something like the Whole30 in the first place. Why couldn’t I just be like everyone else? Shame on me. Health is the most important thing and in today’s world healthy is not always easy - many of us spend most of our week sitting down, staring at a computer and surrounded by sugary, tempting foods. So here is what I’m telling myself: “Be loud and be proud that you’re taking your health into your own hands!”
2.) Thruhiking ruined my relationship with food and I think it’s important to share - for anyone who is thinking of thruhiking or already has. When you’re thruhiking you’re burning upwards of 5,000 calories on your average day. You can’t carry enough food to keep you satiated so you’re hungry all the time. Thus you think about food all the time and you fixate on the food you will eat in town. Food becomes the ultimate reward and because you’re just going to burn it right off you can reward yourself with whatever you want. Personal pint of ice cream along with a full pack of Oreos - no problem. Ordering two separate meals at a restaurant - go for it. Finishing a whole pizza by yourself - yes please. I’m sure all thruhikers got this way but I worry that I took it to an unhealthy place (if that isn’t unhealthy already). I started to crave not only the food but the experience of satisfying the craving. If we got into town I would refuse to have a snack or something to tide me over because I wanted the ultimate pleasure from eating the perfect hot meal. And when we got off the trail things didn’t change. When we climb or hike we reward ourselves. Even in my daily life I find myself not eating or skipping meals just so I am hungry enough to really enjoy my food. I’ve become a slave to the craving. I’ve had enough. Time to get healthy.
The most common misunderstanding about vegan life is, how do you get enough protein? That question comes from the misinformation we all have been raised on - 1) humans need lots of protein and 2) animals have all the protein. Both are false, here’s why. Human breast milk is actually less than 2% protein. So don’t you think if we needed protein THAT much to grow big and strong we would have more than 2% in the 2000+ year old nature designed perfect formula for us?? 🤔 Protein is what the body breaks down into amino acids. Amino acids ALLLLLLL come from plants. So when you eat animal protein you are just eating all the amino acids that the animal ate, all the plants it ate that you should have! Sloppy seconds amino acids sound good to you? 🤢#StayFueled .......................................................................................................................................................#healthy#exfatkid#vegan#veganlife#plantbased#protein#proteinmyths#healthylifestyle#weightlossjourney#weightloss#aminoacids#fitlife#eatright#oats#breakfast#foodisfuel
Thank you for the awesome post @healthnutkenia! Such an fantastic way to enjoy our delicious maca bars.
Come join us for our next farmers market January 6th at Calabasas. More information to follow #stayfueled 🌻
No, it’s most definitely NOT! Without making it overly complicated the quick and dirty on fats is they ARE good for you as long as they come from plant based sources vs animal sources. Nuts, avocados, seeds, dark chocolate, and plant based oils like olive oil or grape seed oil are all great healthy sources of fat. Fat gets a bad rep A) because the word, fat. Doesn’t exactly sound good when ur trying to lose some of your own. B) it also has the most calories per gram compared to anything else you can choose to eat. Weight loss 101: If you want to lose weight you have to burn more calories than what you take in. So fat seems like a logical source to cut out. But wait, how many calories are you actually saving? Fats are the most concentrated sources of energy so that means you don’t just get more calories but you get more out of those calories. Why does that matter? B/c you won’t need to eat as much or as often. One peanut butter and sliced strawberry sandwich might keep you feeling full for 3 or 4 hours vs a lean ham sandwich or plain veggie salad that has you feeling hungry again an hour or 2 later. All animal fats are going to have a negative effect on your physique. How much of a negative effect is all up to the individual body as well as how much/how often the fats are being consumed. If you’re serious about making the healthiest and leanest you, screw animals and eat plants! #StayFueled .......................................................................................................................................................#weightloss#weightlossjourney#exfatkid#health#healthylifestyle#fit#fitlife#burncalories#fat#fatloss#nutrition#beachbody#goodfats#badfats#nutritionfacts#eatright#foodisfuel
If you're like me, you can't go a day ☀☀☀without COFFEE! ☕☕☕☕☕ But, on the other hand, of you're like me, you feel a tad guilty cause you know its probably not good for you. 😶
What if I told you the you could drink coffee and still be healthy?
What if I told you, you could have your coffee AND LOSE WEIGHT?
Would you be interested? cause I just might have what you need!
Heres what it does:
✅ builds vital proteins through amino acids ✅boosts your energy to burn more fat
✅increases ketone production ✅instant energy and focus ✅kills craving and satisfies hunger
Sounds like a pretty good way to start the day, if you ask me! If you're interested, comment below👇🏻👇🏻and I'll get you all the info you need 😊 #burnfat#gainenergy#focus#ketocoffee#stayfocused#stayfueled#deliciouscoffee