That feel when the main course arrives 😋
I didn’t take advantage of NYC restaurant week but luckily I’ve got some good company in D.C. to take me to some hot spots! We went to @figandolive and I’d say a 10/10 for food and vibe! #alwayshungry
Are you new to homeschooling? Are you feeling overwhelmed with curriculum choices? My advice to you is keep it simple!! If you need a pep talk and some advice on how I tackle our homeschool year, from a bigger picture standpoint, head on over to the most recent blog post. The link is in my profile. #homeschool#optoutside#alaska
Want to learn how to make this, dare I say, “moist” Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread (eh, more like cake sans frosting 😏)? We will be teaching our first #grainfree baking class this Saturday @100bowls from 11-1 👏🏼 there are only a couple more spots available! Everyone will receive a copy of the recipe, so you can share it with friends and family 🤗 This chocolatey goodness is #dairyfree#grainfree#glutenfree#soyfree and #refinedsugarfree and we’ll be using locally grown zucchini 👏🏼👏🏼 We can’t wait to see you there! Oh and this class is hands-on, which in our opinion, is the best way to learn! The link to register for this class is in our bio ➡️➡️➡️ or search for “Paleo baking class” through @eventbrite
What a Monday! I love my job. I love my school. I love my 3rd graders. All of that said, I AM SO TIRED. Already hoping Labor Day weekend comes quickly so I can rest. 😂This meal was perfect after today! Chipotle BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, mashed sweet potatoes, collard greens (and yes, I had two pieces of meatloaf. 👌🏻) See my highlights for the collard greens recipe. #whole30day9
lately. and by lately i mean for months now dinners have been something like this: a bed of mixed greens w/ either fresh cooked or cold roasted veg, avocado + a protein (or 2). coconut aminos is easily my favorite salad topper. nothing overly complicated over here, just what i crave! #ReaFood
Meal Prep Monday - Collard wraps of course 🤓 Salmon, falafel (grain-free!), watermelon radishes and shredded lettuce 🌯
Salmon is one of my favorite brain 🧠 and beauty foods because it’s so high in omega-3’s! Omega-3’s are VERY important to proper brain function. Studies have shown that therapeutic dosing of omega-3’s (between 3,000-6,000mg) has a huge impact on lowering symptoms of depression and anxiety. 🐟
It’s also a great beauty food because omega-3’s are essential for soft, hydrated, and glowing skin 🧖♀️ So make sure and get those omega-3 fatty acids in your diet 😋
Fried eggs on top of smashed avocado on toast (my homemade grain free variety, recipe to come) topped with sautéed kale and bean shoots. Baby kale from my Dad’s garden is definitely tastier than the store bought stuff! So happy spring is on its way. More variety in fruit and vegetables and I just love the feel of the sun and the time of new beginnings and growth that you see everywhere. xx
Black bean pasta goes with absolutely everything👌I made mine with butter, garlic , white wine and mussels. #explorecuisine organic black bean Spaghetti which is gluten-free, grain free, and high in fiber, iron and calcium.
Monday’s are for the veggies 🌿😋🍅🌶 like our grilled zucchini lasagna with roasted tomato and pepper sauce 👌🏼 this grain free/paleo recipe is linked in our bio 🔝
part of #MyFoodPractice is limiting the amount of meat we consume during the week. We are primarily plant-based with a little wild fish + wild or grass fed meat. This is our preference. Having both tried a vegetarian diet ~ we listened to our bodies when we felt we needed to add a little more meat back in 💚 The simple act of listening to our bodies can be foreign to so many of us. With practice, and over time, we can strengthen our mind-body connection. .
Last week, @Jack_Kornfield said something I have heard countless times 🔹 “everything you need is inside of you” 🙌🏼 we have gotten really good at silencing our intuition. Each and every one of us has the ability to look inside ourselves for the answers — we simply have to quite our minds long enough to hear ✨ that is the practice of mindfulness aka. Loving Awareness 💖
Today at the local spice shop, one of the employees offered Westley a cinnamon stick to suck on. At first, he was reluctant. It looks like a stick right? But then he smelled it and said “this smells like gingerbread cookies!” and was all about it. I’m definitely not gonna say no to something that is not only going to keep him occupied but also benefit him:
🧡because of its antimicrobial properties, he’s killing bad bacteria in his mouth that leads to plaque...thus keeping his mouth clean after our sugary popsicles 🧡the scent alone improves cognitive abilities and with him starting school, we’re definitely on that path!
🧡cinnamon can regulate blood sugar so again our popsicles aren’t a complete villain
🧡he’s learning something new, always a huge plus!
Dinner = Throwing things together and hoping for the best 🤷🏽♀️
Turkey meatballs, asparagus, mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes & avocado. Topped with Trader Joe’s green goddess dressing 👌🏼
Pasta conquers all ❤️
Spinach, sun-dried tomato & zero net carb angel hair tossed in garlic infused olive oil. Topped with dairy-free parmesan & red pepper flakes. 😋
Happy Monday! Digging into this nutrient packed bowl for dinner tonight 😋
Ingredients include organic chicken, poached egg, avocado, mushrooms, over a bed of kale
👉 Super simple + high quality ingredients always makes for the best meal 🙌
Lemon Coconut Bars
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1 cup raw cashews
2 cups packed dates, pits removed
1/2 cup shredded coconut, plus more for the top
2 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt
Line a 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper leaving some coming up on 2 sides.
Place the nuts in a food processor process until broken down.
Add dates, coconut, lemon, vanilla and sea salt and continue blending until it forms a dough.
Remove from blender and press into the pan.
Place in the freezer for an hour and then cut into squares.
Store in the fridge or freezer. #paleo#grainfree#realfood#kidapproved#healthykids#snack
Here’s a fun (and tasty) after school activity and snack. Worms in Dirt (or in our case gummy bears). This delish recipe uses chocolate avocado and banana chia pudding for the dirt, @jillysnuttysnacks for the crumbs on top, and @eatsmartsweets gummy bears. Recipe here:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 TBSP chia seeds
- 2 TBSP cacao powder (Jilly uses @navitasorganics Cacao powder)
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- 1 TSP vanilla
- @jillysnuttysnacks Chocolate Chip Almond Clusters (crumbled)
- gummy worms or bears * Blend all pudding ingredients in a food processors. Divide up into cups and then add toppings. This is a fun one for kids to help with!
FINALLY getting to this 3 Day Cleanse!! Yesterday I ate out of the norm and had too many cocktails so it was GO TIME today!! My meals today were delicious and satisfying...these are just a FEW of the things I get to eat, my other protein-rich smoothies were not pretty enough to show you. 😛 Trust me when I tell you I am not hungry OR running to the bathroom like some cleanses. 💩
I do this Cleanse about every other month, never with the intention to lose weight. Instead I do it to gently “reset” my system, digestion and get the cravings under control after a period of bad eating/cocktails. Do I usually lose weight? Yep, about 5 lbs on average.
I’ll share more food pics tomorrow and Wednesday on my stories, along with some before/after photos.
You should K N O W better. @knowfoods has better ways to eat on the daily, from breakfast and snack foods right down to maple syrup. Ask us about their products on your next stop in. #empirenutritionli
Chicken and cauli rice bowls for dinner! Made a giant batch of crock pot shredded chicken yesterday for the week. Super easy way to have plenty of protein on hand and switch up meals! ||crock pot shredded chicken, cauli rice and kale and cabbage cooked with homemade roasted red pepper and goat cheese sauce, topped with a lil more sauce and chopped parsley||
Is anyone else as obsessed with zoodles as me?? I literally can eat zoodles for any meal of the day 🙈😂😅
Honestly though - I’ve been getting so many zucchinis at the farmers market lately, but I was tired of just slicing them. So, I made some zoodles and it’s completely different! Plus, zucchini noodles are such a good alternative to regular pasta. They’re low carb and low cal, but they’re packed with nutrients. Top it with some grass fed meatballs, and some avocado sauce and you’re golden. What are your favorite zoodle recipes?? Share below 👇🏼
Just WRAPPED up my first day of senior year!! 😱😉
I still can't believe it. It feels like just yesterday I was coming to Atlanta scared out of my mind, and now Atlanta has become my home. I started the day with my long run (that I didn't do this weekend...) and was super frustrated at mapmyrun for screwing up my splits. Then ended up almost being late for class because i thought it started at 10:30 but it was actually 10:10 😬 sat through my 3 classes of the day and crashed when I got back and have been watching FRIENDS ever since 😊 oh, and eating. Check out the dorm friendly recipe below! .
Recipe: while I was microwaving brown rice, I spread guac onto a lavash bread wrap. Then topped it with precooked grilled chicken and veggies and the brown rice! Easy as that!
Topping tonight’s dinner with a fried egg was no “mis-steak!” 🍳 #steak#nomistakes • • •
Grilled steak, seasoned simply with salt & pepper. 🥩 Grill for 5 min, rotate for grill marks and grill for 5 more min. on the same side. 🔥 Repeat on the other side, leaving it on a little longer for less pink in the center. Top with a fried egg, cracked black pepper & crushed red pepper! 🌶Steamed broccoli 🥦 in the side & a simple mixed green salad 🥗 with a tomato 🍅 from my garden! 🤗
Oh my goodness. This pic isn’t the prettiest but my dear lord I was licking the plate! Used @testkitchen Recipe for #sousvide pork tenderloin steaks and it turned out OUT.OF.THIS.WORLD. Roasted broccoli and mushrooms in EVOO, then drizzled it with leftover pork broth I had saved from cooking that pork shoulder last week (which i thickened to gravy consistency with some xantham gum and seasoned with #nomnompaleo Magic mushroom powder). This pork was so meltingly tender, so juicy, I can’t get over it 👌
I’m traveling later this week so I only did a mini mealprep- I have two dishes for the next 2.5 days 😬. But I CANNOT WAIT until dinner tomorrow night.
Im not vegan nor vegetarian but majority of my diet is made up of vegan/vegetarian foods 😛.
Simple Dinner inspired by my Polish mother-in-law...mmmmm sooo delicious, yet simple.
•Shallow fried potatoes
•Organic Baked Beans with slithers of cheese
#SpotFarmsDehydrated Grain Free Turkey is made with US grown turkey raised without antibiotics on family farms in Indiana. No animal meal, just all natural, human grade turkey. Mix up a delicious meal for your pup you can both feel good about! @binoandyoda #MixItMonday