Cooking with pulses is easy and economical 😀-
These little lentils are anti-inflammatory, and packed with nutrients for heart health, digestion, energy ! They’re an excellent source of protein, with a full 9g in just 1/2C serving😮. But, lentils are missing the essential amino acids cysteine and methionine, so best to combine them with a whole grain like oats, rice, wheat, rye, corn, or nuts, or seeds, to crest a ‘complete protein’. This is especially important if you follow a meatless diet👌-
Lentil Balls -
Makes about 48 balls -
•In small bowl, mix 2Tbsp @bobsredmill organic flaxseed meal with 6Tbsp water and set aside. -
•Boil 4C water in large saucepan. Rinse and drain 2C dry brown lentils and add to pot. Bring back to boil, then simmer 25min ⏳or until water is absorbed and lentils are very soft. -
•Sauté a finely chopped small to medium red onion until translucent. -
•Add a heaping Tbsp minced garlic, 1 finely grated zucchini, 1 large, finely grated 🥕, & 2 large stalks finely chopped celery to pan. (To save time, you can throw all the veg in a food processor and pulse to a fine chop) Season with 1tsp sea or Himalayan salt and 1/2tsp freshly ground pepper. Saute until veg is tender. -
•Add cooked lentil and veggies to large bowl. -
•Add 2 heaping tsp poultry seasoning, 1 heaping tsp ground sage, & 1Tbsp dried parsley (or 2Tbsp finely chopped fresh). -
•Add 2Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (or soy or tamari). -
•Add 1C roughly ground oats (or whole grain or gf 🍞crumbs). -
•Add your now gelled, flax mixture. -
•Mix very well and taste (everything is already cooked 👍). Season with more salt and pepper if desired. -
•Measure out 2Tbsp at a time, to form balls. If mixture is too wet to hold shape, add more 🍞crumbs, 1/4C at a time. -
•Place balls on parchment covered baking sheets and bake in 375F oven for 25 min ⏳or until lightly browned. -
I served them with mashed potatoes 🥔, gravy, & roasted veg. Would also be great in a fall (pumpkin or squash) pasta dish. -
Have some fun and change up the herbs and spices if you like. Go Italian, middle eastern, or Indian 😋 -
Freezes really well too! I freeze them right on the baking sheets, then pop them
This is a highly recommended recipe from our nutritionist, Monica Paz, for those of you avoiding gluten and dairy and wanting a high protein treat in the morning. Serve it with a nut butter and it will provide sustained energy all morning long! .
Coconut Banana Bread .
-½ cup coconut flour
-¾ tsp baking soda
-½ tsp sea salt
-1 heaping cup mashed ripe banana
-1/3 cup coconut oil
-6 large organic eggs
Preheat oven to 350 F. Oil a 9-inch round cake pan with coconut oil.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
Place the wet ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk together.
Pour batter into a cake pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes. Let pan cool for about 10 minutes before turning pan over and releasing cake onto a large plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.
* Adapted from “Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family” by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, MS, CN
We are so proud of everyone who completed our 21-Day Reset Challenge! And we have to admit it was TOUGH for us to choose winners. We chose our winners based on their results, involvement with our private facebook group and support with the community, and of course those who followed all the rules! .
We had a handful of participants who didn't see much happen on the scale, but they lost inches in the tummy & waist. That's a WIN! Remember that if you cut calories & inflammatory foods and increase your workouts you'll be replacing fat with muscle and reducing a puffy midsection, which you should be proud of!
In any case, these 3 weeks are just the beginning! Use it as a launching point to enjoy a successful and healthy Holiday Season and beyond! Congratulations to our winners Wendi Hunter who lost 2.5" in the waist, and Margery Clerget who did a great job participating in the challenge posting all her recipes and giving helpful and supportive feedback to others.
Check the comments to see what the winners @marz0uill3 @wendilyn100 had to say about their experiences with the Reset!
Breakfast has always been and still is the most important meal of the day for me 🤗 When I was a child, my mum used to say: "I don't care you will be late for school but you have to eat your breakfast!" 🙌🏼 Nothing changed since that time! I don't count calories on a daily basis but I do believe my breakfast is always the biggest meal of my day. When I am on a cut, breakfast is the only one meal I am eating fruit with. It is due to the fact that on a cut I try to decrease my sugar intake (yes, it's fructose (natural sugar) but still sugar). I do my workouts usually first thing in the morning at 6am, so I don't have my huge breakfast before it because it could make me sick. If I do cardio, I do it fasted. If I do my lifting session, I drink my @womensbest whey protein before. During my working weeks I usually eat my protein oatmeal with peanut butter or nuts and different fruit. It's because I do have my meal at work, so this is the easiest one to take with me. During my weekends, I try to change it for something else to have a variety and I have eggs (hard boiled, scrambled, poached or fried), whole wheat bread, protein pancakes or waffles, sweet potato brownie cake, avocado. If I eat my breakfast as sweet option, I do not add any veggies as I do not like this combination. On the photo collage, you can see 3 typical breakfast ideas 😛😍 1️⃣: Protein oatmeal with peanut butter and fruit.
2️⃣: Protein pancakes with coconut oil, yogurt and fruit (maple syrup/honey on top). 3️⃣: Fried eggs with avocado, vegetables and fruits.
Tell me what's your favorite breakfast is? 👍🏼😘 #womensbest#breakfast#fooddiary#mealpreparation#healthybreakfast#breakfastideas
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#whatsonmyplate#castiron#skillet#scrambledeggs#fitnessfood#fitfood#fitfoodie#eatyourveggies#eatarainbow#lowcarbs#healthyfats#guthealth#antiinflammatory#lowcarb#ketogenic#healthyfood#londonfitness#foodfuly#fitmencook#nutrition#mealprepmonday#eatwell chosen by 🔎 @foodfuly #fuelyourbody
PINK PEPPER // schinus molle - an evergreen tree native to the Peruvian Andes with bright pink fruits known as pink peppercorns. //
The town where I grew up in SoCal has pink peppercorn trees everywhere & I never knew the benefits they could provide! This oil was released earlier this year as a Mother's Day special, but is now here to stay & I am SO dang happy about it because #pinkpepper is a super power oil!
Primary Constituents & Benefits of 🌸P I N K P E P P E R 🌸
High in Limonene -- this helps with healthy blood sugar & blood pressure levels; helps with kidney stones; reduces stress; helps with cellular healing -- Google benefits of Limonene
High in Alpha-phellandrene -- this protects & nurtures your cells & assists in unhealthy cell die-off (induces apoptosis) & promotes immune response in the body (activates killer cells)
High in Alpha-pinene -- anti-inflammatory; improves airflow to lungs (bronchodilator); promotes alertness -- check out alpha-phellandrene & alpha-inene benefits on pubmed.gov
Simply stated, Pink Pepper is good for every inch of the body & is most effective when taken internally. Are you enjoying your pretty pink bottle?!?
Need relief from aches, pains and inflammation? We’re giving away a jar of our new Hawaiian Choice Premium Full Spectrum CBD Topical Gel!
To enter, go to our feed and check out our Giveaway post and super easy contest rules.
Good luck! Click the link in our bio for more info on our cooling CBD Gel. It also contains Arnica, other therapeutic essential oils and is scented with Lemongrass and Eucalyptus from beautiful @vetiver_farms_hawaii on the Big Island of Hawai’i.
Let the healing begin!
Power-Packed Fruit Combos to Fuel Your Morning
🍇🍑🍒Antioxidant Plate: Fig, Red Grape, and Pomegranate.Pomegranates contain higher levels of antioxidants than most fruits and can help to reverse free-radical skin damage.Figs are not only dangerously delicious — they are also rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper and they are a great source of vitamins A, E, and K. Grapes are also high in lutein and zeaxanthin, which keepsour vision strong and can minimize the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.
🍋🍉🍇Detoxifying Plate: Goji Berry, Lemon, and Watermelon.So, let’s start with watermelon, which is 92 percent water and also contains a major detoxifying agent called glutathione.Super alkaline upon digestion, lemon is also a strong detoxifier and has antibacterial and antiviral qualities.Goji berries guys are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins (A, B, C, and E), iron, and choline, which the liver needs for detoxification processes.
🍒🍊🍐 Beauty plate: Blackberry, papaya, cantaloupe.Papaya is full of antioxidants and nutrients that assist in the production of collagen.It also contains an enzyme called papain that helps to counter skin damage.Blackberries are delicious low-sugar fruits that are packed with antioxidants and vitamins A and C. We don’t want to miss out on cantaloupe.It contains beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body and helps make our skin glow and our hair strong and shine
🍌🥑🍎Energy plate: Banana, avocado, apple.These nutrient-rich fruits will replenish and keep you going for hours.Bananas provide us with quick energy and are a great choice pre-workout.The healthy fats in avocados slow down digestion and are better to incorporate into your post-workout meal. Apples are high in fiber and will keep you full for long periods of time.
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Did you know pineapple nourishes your scalp?
I'm borderline obsessed with all things hair growth and pineapple contains bromelain which is anti-inflammatory. Pineapple also helps with your hair's elasticity and thickness. #
Try adding some to your routine next wash day. I like to spritz my scalp with pineapple juice and steaming before cowashing.
Your immune system may slow down, but you don’t have to. As we age, the natural weakening of the immune system increases the chances of getting influenza (also known as the flu), which can result in serious complications. ⠀ ⠀
What are the potential consequences of the flu for adults 65+?⠀ ⠀
Adults 65 years and older are the most affected by the flu and its complications.⠀ ⠀
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada:⠀
Each year, an estimated 175,000 emergency room visits in Canada are due to influenza⠀
Adults 65 years of age and older account for 15% of the Canadian population but experienced⠀
67% of influenza-related hospitalizations and⠀
88% of influenza-related deaths in the 2016–2017 flu season⠀ ⠀
Influenza can trigger stroke or heart attack in individuals who have heart disease and can worsen conditions like diabetes or kidney disease. ⠀
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Oh hey there fresh skin... How I've missed you!
I'll go into depth about what I've been doing and the findings of my allergy testing but suffice to say, I think I'm nailing the #clearskin game!!
Finally feeling like my old, happy self and it's such a bloody relief!
My skin is quite dry & my tummy is not 100% so I still have a ways to go but progress is progress and worth celebrating
Disclaimer: no selfie mode, no make-up, no filter just different lighting, my hair is dry and I have clothes on 💁
Let's Seed SWAP!!! Expanding gardens and building friendships with heirloom, non-gmo veggie and herb varieties is just SO DANG FUN & EXCITING, I wanted to organize a swap to spread the love!
What is a seed swap? It's a kindness exchange... you make packets of heirloom seeds, based upon the number emailed to you, to share with other swappers. You include the variety, relevant growing details and your IG name on your packaging... get creative as you want, but stay on the small side as all ship back in small USPS Priority boxes! You send your packets to the organizer, pay your $7.50 return shipping fee and then receive an amazing seed package after it's all been sorted and repackaged.
Read on for dates and details, then DM ME TO SIGN UP once you are sure you can meet the dates/requirements! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
⭐ SWAP ⭐
⭐ DATES ⭐
Details Emailed to Participants
Swappers Send Seeds by
Return Seed Swap Sent by
⭐ SWAP ⭐
⭐ DETAILS ⭐
📍 Open to US only.
📍 Each person will send 25-30 heirloom seed packets, as detailed in the email to come on 10/29, along with $7.50 for return shipping. Seeds can be ones you saved or purchased heirlooms.
📍 This swap is focused on exchanging anti-inflammatory seeds. NO NIGHTSHADES, like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. NO LEGUMES, except edible podded beans, like green beans and snap peas.
📍 Seed amounts vary depending on type. We suggest 5-15 for beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, herbs, kale and/or peas. 10-30 for flowers leeks and/or onions. 20-30 for carrots, lettuce and salad blends.
📍 Signups NOW open! DM me your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS by 10/27/18 to join. The swap is pre-capped at 50 participants, and entries are first come, first serve.
...Special Seed BONUS for the first swapper who signs up AND identifies what variety this is: 🛎Famous 800-1000 year old Native American squash 🛎Gets up to 2-3 ft long and weighs up to 18 lbs
🛎Orange, bumpy and banana shaped 🛎Taste offers hints of melon
🛎Has a wonderful smooth texture
DM to join #aipgardenseedswap or ask questions!
Very excited to announce I will be presenting a series of workshops with the amazing @100milefoodie all focused on my favourite topic - gut health next month. 🙌 .
Over 4 different workshops you can learn the latest on gut health and what you can do to ensure your gut is working well. I will be covering everything from - How to make fermented food and how to make it part of your day
- The gut-mind connection and how to eat for a happier mindset
- How to adopt the best diet - Mediterranean diet easily into your life
- The gut-skin connection - finding beauty from the inside out.
Sound good? These will be interactive sessions with plenty of tasters & delicious food to try at each session.
I’ll be posting links for tickets soon 😜 . .
Bushfood Ahiflower has the highest omega-3 SDA available! SDA (stearidonic acid) is
the most biologically advanced plant- based omega-3 source. Unlike flaxseed
and fish oil, Ahiflower contains GLA, which is an omega 6 fatty acid that is
associated with skin health, hormonal balance and reducing inflammation.
Ahiflower Oil's Structure Function Claims and Consumer Benefits
Structure/Function Claims-Supported by peer-reviewed science: * Supports Cardiovascular Health and Wellness
* Supports Cognitive Function & Fluid Intelligence
* Supports Joints and Mobility
* Supports Healthy Skin
* Supports Immune Function
* Supports a Healthy Inflammatory Response Post-Exercise
Consumer Benefit Statements: * Better than flax, not from fish * The omega answer * Clean tasting, No fishy burps! * Complete and balanced plant-based omega-3-6-9 * Up to 4X more effective than flaxseed oil * Richest source of combined SDA and GLA * Balanced 4:1 omega-3:6 ratio *Fully traceable & sustainable under CropAssured365 * Look well, move well, feel well
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❥ Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies ❥⠀
These paleo double chocolate chip cookies with coconut are soft and chewy, and absolutely delicious! They're gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.⠀
1 cup almond flour⠀
1/3 cup cocoa powder⠀
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut⠀
1 tsp baking soda⠀
1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt⠀
1/4 cup raw honey⠀
1/4 cup coconut oil melted⠀
1 tsp vanilla extract⠀
1 egg room temperature⠀
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, dairy-free if paleo⠀
1. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips): almond flour, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, baking soda, and pink salt.⠀
2. In a small bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients: honey, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and egg. Once combined, add the wet ingredients to the dry, and whisk them together.⠀
Stir in the chocolate chips, cover the bowl with a towel, and refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes.⠀
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and put a sheet of parchment paper on two cookie sheets, or lightly spray them with coconut oil. When the dough is done chilling, form it into small balls and space them out about two inches from each other on the cookie sheet. The dough is sticky, but don't worry, the cookies will turn out great!⠀
4. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies set on the sheet to cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely. ⠀
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Simple straight-up meal • nutrient dense, low carb real food👌⠀
👉roast beast (grass fed baron of beef roast): roasted in dutch oven with water, ACV, salt, garlic & carrots 🥕 for ⏱ 3 hours & 🔥 broiled for 3 minutes at 450 to crisp the fat cap⚡️⠀
👉mix veg stir fry: celery, zuc, red onion, shiitake mushrooms stir fried in leftover bacon fat & finished with truffle salt & a little splash of ACV
Let's talk fish 🐟 oil (and cod liver oil). Research shows that globally we are deficient in our omega 3 intake. Omega 3s are long chained fatty acids that our body cannot produce, therefore we rely on dietary sources. One of the stand out aspects of omega 3s is the impact is has on our cell membranes. Ample amounts are stored in the membrane and keep it fluid and manageable so that the cell can uptake nutrients and release toxins safely. A lack of omega 3 allows for omega 6 fats to saturate the membrane creating rigidity of the cell and creating inflammatory problems in the body. Omega 6 fats are important but in excess throw out the omega 3/6 ratio. Omega 6 comes from corn oil and other vegetable oils. Too much leads to excessive inflammation in the body whereas increasing our omega 3s creates anti inflammatory signalling; helpful for in arthritis, heart health, BP, cholesterol, eye health (esp. cod liver oil). My advice to you is to invest in a high quality fish 🐟 oil (or cod oil), like Nordic naturals or bioceuticals brand to ensure high % of actual omega 3. Low quality oils have approximately 60% fish 🐟 oil and the rest is topped with other sourced oils. Come and see me at @govitamyer and I can help you get the best omega 3 for your requirements. 🐟 #fishoil#fishoilomega3#antiinflammatory#hearthealth#eyehealth#cholesterol#arthritis#cells#cellmembrane#omega3#omega6#thetahealing#naturopath#naturopathicdoctor#naturopathmedicine#spiritual#spiritualtruth#healing#god#love#meditation#belief#instagood#instazen#instadaily#lovethyself
EAT THE RAINBOW ✨Did you know that by eating the rainbow you increase your exposure to different nutrients? For example; red, yellow and orange vegetables are super high in beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body whilst dark leafy greens are good sources of B vitamins, vitamin K and magnesium. Each group of different coloured fruit and veg, has their own bit to offer when it comes to our health and wellbeing! Many of us tend to eat the same red apple for morning tea or make the same mashed potato, peas and carrots over again at dinner time. Whilst, there is nothing wrong with this, perhaps aim to change things up a little and challenge yourself to make a salad with at least 3 different coloured veggies in it or swap from a red apple to a green apple, pear or banana a few times a week. If you do embark on a bit of a colour challenge, let me know how you go! Happiest Thursday lovelies! ✨
Can we take a moment to celebrate the legalization of cannabis in Canada!! Hopefully it won’t be long before the US does too🤞🏼💗🇨🇦
Also, we have been busy over here working on some new goodies to add to the site 💕 I’m curious what are some of your favorite CBD products or ways to use CBD??
One of the ladies that came last Saturday to the #healingwithfoodsandbeyond event, bought my book, #makepeacewithfat and she said, “I love your book, it’s so well written, I couldn’t put it down”. That makes me so happy 😃, beyond words. She then bought an additional copy of the book for her daughter. What a thoughtful gift. Did you read my book? What did it do for you?
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My husband is constantly DMing me recipes from all over the web, but this was one I actually paid attention to 😉🙃 It is delicious and perfect for a Fall night or when you're sick, or when you're sick on a Fall night.
🍂1-2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
🍂1 medium onion, chopped
🍂2 medium carrots, chopped
🍂1 large white or orange sweet potato, diced
🍂1 lb of ground pork
🍂1 teaspoon salt
🍂1/2 teaspoon basil
🍂1/2 teaspoon oregano
🍂1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
🍂 6 cups chicken broth
🍂4 cups baby spinach
In a pot, melt the coconut oil and add the diced onion and carrot until the onion becomes translucent. Add the pork and spices, breaking up the pork as it cooks. When the pork is done, add everything else except the spinach. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in spinach and add more salt if needed.
We added extra carrots and spinach, and subbed bone broth instead of chicken broth. ///
RECIPE THANKS TO @uncommonlygoodhealth via @autoimmunepaleo 😘😘
Prednisone: fights inflammation by shutting off your immune system, leaving you powerless against foreign invaders. Most common side effects: confusion, restlessness, headache, nausea, vomiting, acne, weight gain, thinning skin, insomnia, increased appetite, increased sweating, dizziness, bloating, muscle weakness. More serious side effects: depression, anxiety, eye pain, high blood sugar, infection, changes in vision, dangerously high blood pressure, organ failure, thyroid problems, personality changes, diverticulitis, seizures/convulsions, confusion, uneven heart beats, chest pain.
Turmeric/Curcumin: fights inflammation by naturally boosting your immune system. Stimulates the production of the body's own natural steroids from the adrenal glands. Has been found to be just as effective for reducing inflammation as prednisone, cortisone, indometacin, and phenylbutazone without any of the serious side effects.
- 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups raw apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup California Gold Dust
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on low speed. Store in the refrigerator. When ready to drink, mix 1/4 cup elixir with 1 cup warm water. Drink every morning.
PS. In order to effectively absorb the curcumin in turmeric, it MUST be combined with black pepper. That's why I like California Gold Dust. It's already got all the good stuff in there.