Dinner Recipe Idea: One-Pan Chicken Parmesan and Veggie Skillet
2 tablespoons all-purpose or gluten free flour
1 teaspoon salt, divided
¾ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
1 large egg
2 tablespoons plain bread crumbs
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
½ teaspoon minced garlic (about 1 small clove)
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 ½ cups diced eggplant (about half a small eggplant)
1 cup crushed tomatoes, with juice
1 slice fresh mozzarella
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190˚C). 2. Combine flour with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper in a wide bowl. Crack egg into another bowl, whisk it, and place bread crumbs into a third bowl.
3. Coat chicken in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs.
4. Heat 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken breast until crispy and golden, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
5. Add remaining olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and eggplant to pan and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
6. Add remaining salt and pepper and crushed tomatoes. Remove pan from heat, top with chicken breast, and place mozzarella on top.
7. Bake until cheese is melted, about 12 minutes.
8. Garnish with chopped basil.
Super easy and healthy breakfast or whenever you want something quick! Recipe below! 🔽🔽🔽
⅓ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 small banana, sliced and frozen, plus more for serving
1 cup frozen strawberries, plus more for serving
1 tablespoon unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
1 tablespoon toasted pumpkin seeds
1. In a blender, combine the Greek yogurt, almond milk, banana, and strawberries and blend until smooth.
2. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and additional sliced banana and strawberries.
So much truth to what he says below!! 🙌👊#truthbomb 🔽🔽🔽 I used to think the key to being happy was losing weight.
Seriously. It's ALL I thought about. Every single day.
“I can't wait to be lean! Then I can start enjoying life"
“As soon as I have a bicep peak & six-pack abs... THEN I'll feel confident enough to go out"
I mean, can you blame me? Pop culture and social media platforms are chock-full of half-nakie hot people smiling 'n' laughing. They're basically saying "be more like us!" Throw on top of that the thousands of advertisments saying things like, "20 lbs to a skinner & happier you!" and it's no wonder we get duped into thinking weight loss is the answer to all our woes.
Well, truth is, it's not. Not even close.
Sure, in the short-term it can make you feel a bit better. But it's equivalent to putting a band-aid on a sword wound. Eventually, whatever deeper reasons you have for being unhappy are going to bleed through.
And I know that's not exactly "sunshine & rainbows" news. It's not as motivating as a "20 lbs & happier in 20 days" diet advertisement. But it's the truth, and the sooner you accept it, the sooner you can start making real change.
Don't worry — there's a happy solution to all this doom & gloom 🤗
Instead of losing weight to be happy, flip the script. Start working on your happiness NOW. Like, right meow. Start choosing to be happy and think of losing weight as a way to better yourself and express self-love.
On the outside, you're still just losing weight. But on the inside, it'll make a world of difference ❤️
Avocados are the best!
Which one would you choose for breakfast?! 🍳🥑✨
Baked Avocado Eggs 4 Ways
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Cherry tomatoes, quartered
Cheddar cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
2. Slice the avocados in half and remove the pits.
3. Place the avocado halves on a baking sheet and scoop out some of the flesh to make a bigger hole.
4. Crack one egg into each hole and season with salt and pepper.
5. Top with toppings of choice and bake for 15 minutes or until yolk reaches desired consistency.
6. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and enjoy!
I've been thinking about a word or mantra that I want to take on for this 2018 year. I came across this quote and it really stuck with me. I think that authenticity doesn't come easy to everyone. It's something that I want to be better at for sure. In my daily life I am very authentic and I don't try to be like anyone else. I do me. But portraying that online is a challenge because it means being more vulnerable to the masses. It means sometimes lifting up that curtain and letting people into your daily life even though it's not perfect.
That is my goal for this year, being more transparent and showing more of who I really am on social media, regardless about what anyone else thinks....because let's face it, there will always be haters and people with differing opinions. I'm looking forward to this year and all the changes and growth it'll bring! What is one word that describes your goals and ambitions for this year? I'd love to hear it below!
➡➡➡ Transformation Tuesday shout out to these amazing ladies in my nutrition group! They have had life changing results by incorporating these amazing nutritional supplements into their regimen.
When you combine organic, non-gmo, gluten free soy free protein shakes, plus adaptogenic herbal supplements + intermittent fasting...amazing things happen. Weight loss, energy, healthy aging, clearer skin, better mental clarity, better sleep...and so on. We have so many toxins in our environment today that wreaks havoc on our bodies.
That is why we combine a cleanse day each week with the best nutrition out there. It's so good that we have scientific studies and peer reviewed journals supporting the science. I know that it has helped me and my family so much!
Plump, juicy and full of vibrant color, blueberries are nutritious When it comes to fruit, they are among the world’s most powerful sources of antioxidants making them one serious superfood when it comes to your health! Fresh or frozen, they are more than just the king of antioxidants.
Here’s 10 more evidence-based health benefits of blueberries:
💙 helps fight signs of aging
💙 lowers blood pressure
💙 improves eyesight
💙 boosts memory
💙 keeps bones strong
💙 aids weight loss
💙 loaded with vitamin C
💙 reduces risk of cancer
💙 lowers bad cholesterol
💙 reduces muscle damage
Even though they’re small, blueberries prove that good things really do come in small packages! Do you include blueberries as part of your diet? In smoothies? as a jam? from-the-plant fresh? How do you use them?
Vegan Pancake Recipe I adapted from @thefitfabfoodie
Makes approx 8 small pancakes
5 tablespoons buckwheat flour (I used a gluten free flour mix and added almond flour)
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg (or 1 flax egg to make it vegan)
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup nut milk (you can add more if your batter is too thick)
In a mixing bowl add in your dry ingredients and then add in your egg, orange juice and nut milk. Whisk well and then finally add in your coconut oil. Mix well and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
On a hot oiled skillet drop two tablespoons of batter per pancake and allow to cook for approximately 2 minutes on each side before flipping over. You will know when they’re ready to flip because they will have small bubbles formed over them.
"Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger..." This quote really speaks to me. Everyone experiences hard stuff in life. Don't be fooled, no one lives the picture perfect life on social media. For me, the hard stuff has molded me into the strong mother and woman that I am. When I have days like today, I just want to curl up in bed and not think about how to tackle the health issues that impact my little family. But each day I look to the positive, I express gratitude, and I don't let myself give in to the sorrow and depression. Knowing that we aren't alone is important. We can lean on our friends, our family...even strangers who understand us. "Sometimes we are tested so we can discover our strengths."