Dinner last night 🤤 made some angel hair with my homemade tomato sauce! I just throw in some garlic, onions, red bell pepper, and broccoli bits and sauté those and then add a can of crushed tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper! Also added a field roast sausage for some protein 💪🏼 love me some pasta 😋
Pretty sure my DNA is like 50% pumpkin at this point 😳 I mean what does one do with the half cup of pumpkin puree left over from yesterday's muffin recipe? Make a pumpkin smoothie...to wash down said pumpkin muffin!🙈 Simple deets in this easy smoothie: 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1/3 banana (left by the child who ate the first 2/3 and left me a gift on the kitchen counter 🙄, better if frozen), 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, splash pure vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp each cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice (or 1/2 tsp cinnamon), stevia to taste, 1 scoop @orgain protein powder, add about 6-7 ice cubes. Blend. If you have a crappy blender keep blending. Then shake the blender and keep blending. Curse a few times. Scrape down the sides trying not to lose a finger. Blend. Swear you're gonna get a new blender. Enjoy. 👌
Happy Tuesday! One of my tips for natural healing, especially when feeling a run-down, is to cleanse by removing irritants from the diet and adding in detox foods like leafy greens and black rice. Studies show that consuming black rice and leafy greens can help to detox the body and cleanse the liver of harmful toxic build-up. I was feeling a bit run down this morning and decided to make this salad for lunch; wild black rice, arugula, avocado (healthy fat), tomato, + green beans, fennel over a light lemon and olive oil dressing + fresh pepper + pink himalayan salt to taste.
Morena beautiful people 🌞
My plan for today ?
Same as always Drink infused water , Eat delicious breakfast and be Sexy 👑👠 What's your plan ? If you have no plans how about going with my flow 💃
Sounds like a plan Right 🤣
It's a very simple theory if you wait for happy moments, u will wait forever. But if u start believing that u r happy , u will be happy forever . That's life
So Be Happy and Enjoy this Delicious Breakfast with me 🙏
Love Mon 💕
For this recipe you need
Rawagave 2tsp / Maple syrup
Granola 1/4 cup
Blue ocean blend powder 1tsp
Fresh fruits of your choice
Vanilla extract 1tsp
METHOD ☆ In a bowl add chiaseeds, vanilla extract and rawagave with soymilk mix well until combined and fluffy ☆ Separate in two bowls ☆ Add Blue ocean blend @unicornsuperfoods in one portion and mix well ☆ And Layer it color wise one by one adding granola in center so that it gives a nice crunch with every single bite 😋
☆ If you are not keen for jar you can have fun plating in the bowl .
#Matboucha - a Moroccan spicy tomato And pepper salad that goes with literally everything! You can top your GGs or your fish to add flavor while staying healthy! So many health benefits between the garlic, tomatoes, and capsaicin from the peppers!! And low cal!
Keeps for a week in the fridge and you can also use this as your base for #shakshuka buy putting in a skillet and adding 2 eggs
This is my easy version of making it. The longer version uses fresh tomatoes and only super light green/yellow peppers but this version is just as yummy and takes half the time!
🍅 1 can good quality Italian chopped tomatoes
🍅 3 garlic heads, minced
🍅 2 teaspoons sweet paprika (or more to taste)
🍅 2 teaspoons spicy paprika (not smoked, or more to taste)
🍅 1 red jalapeño pepper 🌶 (as in picture but any pepper can be used based on how spicy you like it)
🍅 1/8 cup oil of your choice plus 1 tbsp
1️⃣ sauté the minced garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil bland over high heat (that’s what I use so it has a higher smoke point than olive oil)
2️⃣ take off the heat before the garlic burns and add 1 teaspoon of spicy and sweet paprika and salt to Taste to the oil
3️⃣ put back on the heat, add the can of tomato, and once it boils lower to a simmer
4️⃣ cut the jalapeño into thin rings and add into pot (I take seeds out)
5️⃣ keep mixing consistency! (Very important) and let reduce for about 45 minutes
6️⃣ now taste it! Mix into 1/8 cup oil any spices you need more of: I usually will add another teaspoon of each paprika and maybe some more pepper, depending on the spice level.
7️⃣ add to pot, mix in, cook another few minutes then it’s ready! Store in fridge for upto a week! Can be served cold or warm! -
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“Are you a runner?” 👟⠀
That’s a question I used to answer with an emphatic yes and would immediately spill out whatever race I was currently training for and what my plan was. Obnoxious? I’m sure!⠀
But this transformation shot is showing you the second to last time I laced up sneakers, when I ran the Chicago Marathon a little over a year ago, and where I am now. ⠀
Does running help your fitness? Hell yeah! Does it do wonders for those goal oriented people like me? Of course!⠀
Can you lose weight running? Absolutely!⠀
I LOVED running, and have ZERO against it now, but it just didn’t make sense for my schedule. Finding the time to get miles in, with blazing south Florida heat most days, with a stroller, was near impossible. ⠀
You know what worked for me? My little at home workouts that most people laugh at me about. Not only do they work for my schedule, they worked off my baby weight, put me in THE best shape of my life and allow me to be a role model for this guy.⠀
Will I ever run again? Of course! But if you are using time, weather, babies or any other excuse to not reach your fitness goals - that’s what they are: excuses.
When I was in grade school, they were always trying to serve us tomato 🍅 soup in these weird, peachy-beige bowls. I hated the bowls as much as I hated the soup. I never ate it. I was always trying to swap it for someone else’s grilled cheese sandwich 🥪 (no takers). Now, I love me a bowl of steamy, chunky tomato soup, as long as it’s not in an oddly colored bowl that looks stained. ⠀⠀
What’s something you turned your nose up at when you were a kid that now you’re alllll over? ⠀⠀
(Other changes of heart for me: avocados, spinach, eggs, hummus...)
i’m not a huge fan of overnight oats because i’m always cold but i would put on an extra pair of socks for these pumpkin pie oats. i go through nut butters pretty fast and i had two almost empty jars which are perfect for holding overnight oats. these oats are super easy and yummy. it takes 5 mins to throw everything together and everything sets overnight!
pumpkin pie overnight oats:
ingredients: 1/2 cup of rolled oats (i use the bob’s red mill gluten free ones!) , 1/2 cup of your choice of milk, 1/2 of a banana, 2 tbsp of pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice. optional: @vitalproteins collagen peptides
1. slice your banana in half and mash it well with a fork
2. combine your oats, milk, pumpkin puree, mashed banana, pumpkin pie spice, and collagen peptides in a container and mix well.
3. store overnight in the fridge & enjoy!
i like to top mine with a little cinnamon, some chia seeds, and the other half of my banana but i highly recommend chopped up nuts or any nut butter as well!
LOVE this easy, nutritious, and delicious snack idea!🙌😋🍎 .
Repost from @bites_of_wellness - Need something to dip all those apples you bought this weekend in?
Well I’ve got you covered! This high protein peanut dip is my hands down favorite way to make my afternoon snack more exciting!
This recipe calls for peanut powder (but you can also use @barneybutter powdered almond butter if you have a peanut allergy or intolerance)!
This dip is so easy to make, you only need 3 ingredients:
- peanut powder
- @nuzest_usa protein
- dairy free milk
The amount of milk you need will vary based on what protein powder you use. If your mixture is too thick, add more liquid, if it’s to thin, add more peanut powder! .
All kinds of fally feels with this dinner last night! Last year my roommate introduced me to delicata squash and I seriously was looking forward to fall just have them back in season 😋 This stuffed delicata squash was legit so good and easy to make 🙌🏼 and since I made a tonnnn of extra stuffing, i got to use it for lunch as well today 😜
QUINOA STUFFED DELICATA SQUASH:
1. cut and remove seeds from squash, a little olive oil and pepper - oven at 350 for 30 min
2. cook quinoa in veggie broth
3. sauté diced onions and spinach and then add in quinoa, rinsed chickpeas, cranberries, and apples
4. stuff the delicata squash once it’s out and you’re done! :)
I tend to start with a certain flavor in mind then end up adding a bunch of random crap. Not sure why I feel the need to do that but HEY it works out bc nommm. AND no need to follow exactly- you can sub, remove, or add ingredients, and they’ll still turn out great bc it’s kinda fool proof. Just gonna call these PUMPKIN BROWNIE RAW BALLS🤷♀️
Added all this in a food processor:
5 pitted dates
2/3 cup gf oats
2/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup pumpkin
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
4 tbsp almond flour
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 scoops @furtherfood collagen
Pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to taste .
Put in freezer for about 10 minutes then form into balls then back in freezer for another 10 minutes then store in fridge ⭐️ These are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, and no baking required!!
Disclaimer 🚨 I'm gonna be honest, the only way I've had time to make all this food 👩🏼🍳 is that I have a break between jobs 😀 but it's been so great to have time to try all the recipes I've been eyeing 👀 over the past few months! This vegan chili from @fitfoodiefinds will surely be a staple when I get back to work as it only takes a few minutes to cook in the @instantpotofficial and is chock-full of protein! I added an onion because I eat onions in everything 😆
Papayas are one of the most frequently genetically modified crops, and unless you know what to look out for at the store, it can be tricky to find one that’s free of GMOs - if it’s not labeled organic or GMO-free (most aren’t).
Aside from buying organic, which ensures the product is GMO-free, the best way to choose a GMO-free papaya is to buy the original type of papaya, which is the ✅Kapoho variety. This papaya has a yellowish flesh, not a pink flesh like most hybrid and commercial GMO papaya crops.
Other varieties that are not genetically modified include: The Mexican Red✅, Caribbean Red✅, Maradol ✅and Royal Star papayas ✅(often sold at Whole Foods)!
P.S. Papayas are one of the healthiest, most delicious fruits out there. Rich in vitamins A and C for your skin and immune system, full of enzymes that aid digestion and reduce bloating, and packed with potassium to ensure your healthy blood pressure levels!
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Holyyyyy....YES 😍 Cajun Chicken with Coriander & Lime Rice😋😍
📸 credit: @easy.healthy.eats
Would You Make This Dish? 🔥 Tag someone who loves healthy food! 👇🏽
150g (3/4 cup) dried long grain rice
1 and ½ tbsp Cajun seasoning
2 skinless chicken breasts
1 and ½ tbsp olive oil
½ red bell pepper, deseeded & sliced
½ yellow bell pepper, deseeded & sliced
½ green bell pepper, deseeded & sliced
1 small brown onion, peeled & sliced
Small bunch coriander (cilantro) roughly torn
Zest of 1 lime
1 avocado, peeled, de-stoned & chopped
Boil a large pan of water, add the rice & simmer for 15 minutes until the rice is tender. Pour into a sieve & leave to drain.
Whilst the rice is cooking, heat a cast iron griddle pan on a high heat & brush on a little oil.
Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning & pour half the oil on the chicken breasts & rub it in using your hands. Flatten the chicken breasts slightly with your hands & place on the hot griddle. Cook for 7-10 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is charred & no longer pink in the middle. Place on a chopping board to rest whilst you cook the vegetables.
Brush the rest of the oil on the griddle & place the peppers & onion on in a single layer. Cook for 5-6 minutes, turning a couple of times, until lightly charred.
By now the rice should be cooked & drained. Fluff it up with a fork & stir through the coriander & lime zest.
Divide the rice between two bowls. Cut the chicken breasts into slices & place on top of the rice. Add the char-grilled peppers and onion & top w/ the chopped avocado.
Made my favourite healthy muffin recipe but swapped in blackberries instead of the usual raspberries as we still have loads in the freezer. Apologies to anyone who’s made my recipe for raspberry almond muffins before-.when I was making them this time I realised I’d left the coconut sugar out of the ingredients list on the website 😳😬. All right and correct now though so give them a go!! And feel free to use blackberries, blueberries or any berry of choice! Link to the recipe in bio #healthymuffins#healthysnacks#eattheseasons#cake
Uma feliz terça-feira a todos 😆
Dando o máximo de nós mesmos em tudo que podermos, só assim vamos estar realmente 200% dedicados e felizes 🤗
Almoço: espinafre, tomate, repolho roxo, couve manteiga, ovo, torrada ❣, lentilha com soja e gergilin
It's World Food Day. And on this day I'm reminded of how lucky I am. Whatever recipe springs to mind, I can walk into a grocery store or farmers market and find whatever I need in whatever quantity I want. I have a stove with electricity to make those ingredients into whatever I want, and I have a ice box called a fridge to store my food so that I can eat it at whatever time is most convenient for me. I'm in the minority. For millions of people around the world, this is the dream. Millions of people around the world continue to go hungry. Millions of others work hard day in day out to feed their families. Often, we (the privileged few) don't even think about this. We go about our lives oblivious as to how lucky we are. When we do thinks about it, we can feel helpless, or even guilty. Today, I encourage you to act by doing what you can to minimize food waste and show respect for those who wish they were in your shoes. Here are a few simple things you can do to avoid food waste:⠀
- Only buy what you need ⠀
- Actually eat your leftovers (or freeze instead)⠀
- Use what's in the fridge in order of what needs to be eaten first⠀
- Keep a fridge inventory handy (i.e. pinned to the outside of your fridge)⠀
- When eating out, take leftovers home and have them for lunch the next day⠀
- Plan your meals for the week. Need help? Get our Meal Planning 101 Guide. Link in profile. ⠀
- Store food in the right places - education yourself on which fruits and veggies prefer to be int he fridge vs the counter.⠀
- Give pickling a try - Canning can help to preserve food for months.⠀
- Build awareness. As you go about you day today, as you interact with colleagues and friends, remind them how lucky they are. And share with them a few ideas of how they can avoid waste too.
Happy Tuesday!! I’ve been on a go with the flow mode since I didn’t meal prep because I’m leaving for Dallas on Friday! If you guys have good food/ coffee recs for Dallas comment below! Whipped up this quick and easy meal last night! I used @traderjoes cauli fried rice which is a life saver. I also tried @hempeplantprotein for my protein for the first time and I really liked it! I cooked the hempeh in sesame oil, coconut aminos and siracha. This entire meal was put together in under 30 minutes. I’m all about quick and easy on weeknights. Hope everyone has a great day!
✨dirty bathroom mirror selfie✨
Does anyone else feel like they need somewhat of an intense workout to kick start their week or is that just me?
Today it wasn’t that much of an intense leg day. I focused on strength (small reps) and stuck to around 4 sets per exercise. It was a short workout as well because class ran late and the gym was closing in 30 min.
I set a new hip thrust PR (135 lbs woohoo!!!) I hope y’all have an amazing week! Oh and Packers won so I guess it will be a good week after all 💚💛