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! read more

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. read more

Why Do You love Trim Healthy Mama? Real Mom Answers

 

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Why Do you Love Trim Healthy Mama? Real Mom Answers

I love Trim Healthy Mama for me and my family, but I wanted to share that I’m not the only one who loves this plan. I interviewed my sister (who is also a whole food eater) to see why she loves Trim Healthy Mama. 

She is the mother to 4: 3 boys and 1 girl; Ages 11 – 3. She is a work from home mom. She has her doctorate in Accounting and teaches online courses. Her husband is currently in medical school about to start residency later this year. Here is why she loves Trim Healthy Mama.  read more

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. read more

4 Tips for Cooking with Glucomannan

4 Tips for Cooking with Glucomannan

I love glucomannan. It is one of my new favorite additions in my kitchen. It is versatile for so many uses like thickening gravy to making a wonderful milk shake.

Glucomannan is an amazing addition to your diet to help with weight loss, blood sugar levels, and improve HDL cholesterol levels. I’ve shared why I love glucomannan in this post: “What is Glucomannan?” Today I’m going to share my Tips for cooking with glucomannan in your kitchen.

1. Store your glucomannan in a shaker.

You can use an empty salt shaker or anything that has tiny holes to help control how much glucomannan comes out at one time. I’m actually using an empty nunaturals stevia shaker for my glucomannan. read more

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.  read more

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. read more

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.  read more

Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake

 

Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake

This Low Carb Broccoli Tuna Casserole Bake is a special request for my dad. He loves tuna casseroles and is really trying to eat healthier these days along with our whole family. I made a similar recipe for Thanksgiving that was just a broccoli casserole. This adds in some great protein from the tuna (or salmon) to get good Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.

I love broccoli. I love it in casseroles, in stir-fries, and as a simple side dish. Broccoli is so healthy for your too, full of vitamins and minerals. read more