Wholefoods for Busy People

About 10 years ago, Adam and I went through a complete diet change.

We started reading a whole bunch of books talking about wholefoods and getting back to nature – Traditional Foods…. and it all made sense.

I was having health issues and the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with me… it was probably just a side effect of what I was eating. So I decided to ditch the “Healthy Foods” and search for Real Food.

We started making everything from scratch and we felt amazing!! But then we became parents and life got CRAZY!

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How To Eat Enough Protein Without Meat

I was never a huge meat eater… and it wasn’t really on purpose. I just tended to eat more carbs (even healthy ones) but I realized how important protein really was for my health and weight loss goals.

When I was pregnant, my midwife told me that I needed even more protein in my diet to help my baby grow. That’s when I started looking for ways to add protein into my diet without eating more meat.

What my video to learn how I added more protein into my diet without eating more meat:

Non Meat Protein Sources:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peanut Butter
  • Nuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Eggs
  • Hummus

My favorite protein powders:

It Works ProFIT

Ultimate ProFIT Advanced Superfood Nutrition is a superior blend of protein, mood-elevating superfoods, and soluble and insoluble fibers that is proven to produce ultimate results† with only 100 calories per serving!

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Is THIS the secret to Reaching Your Goals?

How much time do you really need to form a new habit??

The secret to REACHING your New Years Goals to to make small changes in your daily life.

If you change your daily habits, you can change your life!!

Based on a recent study, on average it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact.

There is no reason to get down on yourself if you try something for a few weeks and it doesn’t become a habit. It’s supposed to take longer than that! (This is why Most people give up on their New Years resolutions by Valentine’s Day)

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Slow cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken recipe is full of French flavors that are delicate yet so flavorful. The raspberries add a mild sweetness to pair with the tangy balsamic vinegar. Together with tender chicken, these flavored were perfect tossed with spaghetti squash.

I’m not sure why this recipe would not get out of my head… it kept nagging at me “make me, make me, make me.” So I thought about the different flavors I was looking for. I really wanted raspberries and chicken together. I love a raspberry vinaigrette dressing on a simple chicken salad. My mind kept going to onions as well.

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My Current Smoothie ADDICTION!

Yummy!!! This recipe is SO delicious!

If you are anything like me, there are just some days I need my chocolate fix and don’t want to ruin my diet. Plus, I love almond flavor with chocolate!

My favorite protein powder is 100 calories per scoop and less than 1 gram of sugar. I love this stuff!

When you find a recipe this good and this simple, you just have to share it! So here it is!

Ingredients:
8 oz. Almond Milk
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
2 tbs of Almond butter
1 tbs of cocoa
1 tsp of Almond extract
Crushed ice

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Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

 

Salmon Cake Spinach Salad

I’ve shared previously with you my Waffle Iron Salmon Cake recipe using coconut flour like  Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour.

Today I’m going to share an awesome relish that goes perfectly with the Salmon Cakes (or burgers or grilled chicken… the uses are endless!)

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Relish

This relish is a great compliment because of all the textures and flavors it adds to any dish.

The cucumber adds a nice crunch with a clean fresh flavor.

The tomato adds a mild sweetness.

The avocado adds a smooth, creamy texture to hold it all together.

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Top Glucomannan Recipes

Top Glucomannan Recipes

I have fallen in love with Glucomannan. I have written about my love for it in several posts now and recipes. I wanted to share with you some of the top recipes I have found using glucomannan as an ingredient.

Why do I love glucomannan? It is low carb, low calorie, versatile, sugar free and gluten free. As you will see from these recipes, you can use it in anything as a thickener. From gravy to milkshakes, only your imagination is your limit. Read more about glucomannan here and why it may help you with weight loss. 

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Save Money Cooking Whole Chickens

How to Save Money Cooking Whole Chickens

I love shopping at our local Kroger’s. They have a great selection of healthy foods and it makes it so easy to save on groceries and whole foods. This week, I’m going to save so much money because I bought a whole free range organic chicken. I’m going to turn that one chicken into 3 different healthy chicken recipes.  It can be a challenge to save money cooking whole foods, but this is one easy tip!

I get lots of moms who are trying to eat healthier and are struggling to stay on budget every month with their grocery bills. When you can cook from scratch, you can save much more than using boxed meals. Also when you eat whole foods, you will save money because you are healthier and not going to the doctor as much. 

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Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salad

low carb baked chicken fajita salad

 Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salad

It is no stretch of the imagination to say that we LOVE Mexican food. I could eat it every week and it would not get old. I craved so much Mexican food while I was pregnant with both of my girls. When I was dealing with Gestational Diabetes, I had to be very careful of not indulging in the rice, beans, and tortillas. These Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salads became a staple meal for us.

I saw several recipes floating around Pinterest before I decided to make it myself and tweak it into my own recipe. These are quite healthy too. Garlic and Cayenne are wonderful spices for your health and help you detox.

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In a Pinch Quick Pizza

 

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In a Pinch Quick Pizza

Pizzas are an American staple. The most pizzas are ordered the night before Thanksgiving each year. Sometimes we want and easy, quick pizza fix. In a Pinch Quick Pizza is perfect for a quick lunch or even a heavier snack that will stay with you longer. You can easily just make it for one or make it for your family. I used Joseph Pita breads and lavash breads.

You can make your own Pitas and quick crust following these recipes: 

Gluten Free Pita Breads in 18 minutes

Simple Zero Carb Pizza Crust 

Coconut Flour Flat Bread

These recipes would be easy to make extra of and freeze to have handy when you needed a In a Pinch Quick Pizza. 

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