What’s better than a Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake? A *no bake* high protein, low fat Pumpkin and Spice Cheesecake made with creamy, dreamy Pumpkin and Spice Muuna. Just in time for National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day today! Get the recipe in our #linkinbio !
You may think of caviar as just another expensive delicacy for the rich and famous. But did you know that caviar actually has major beauty benefits?☝️
Don’t worry, I’m not telling you to put raw fish eggs on your face (although some spas do offer facials that do just that!).
The benefits come from the extract of caviar and when mixed with an antioxidant, it could boost mitochondrial function as well as strengthen the skin's structure.
They may not be the cheapest buys, but man, caviar-infused products can deliver some gorgeous results.
For instance, Black caviar is valued for high concentration of vitamins A, D, E and C, fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, proteins and microelements. Upon contact with the skin, all these elements are released into the deepest layers of your skin.
The skin changes and looks younger, is lifted; wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed out.
The Firm N Lift Serum from @rajeunir_blackcaviar is infused with black caviar extract, a luxurious ingredient that helps to slow down the aging process, restore skin cells vitality and nourishes tired skin.
What do you think about caviar infused products?
I have noticed, I am most likely to binge on some sort of oily or sugary food during the snacking hours, that is, 10am-12pm or 4-6pm and I'm sure a lot of you will relate to it.
You don't want to fill yourself up before the next meal and at the same time seek options that leave you satiated.
So.. after much exploration, I found the perfect solution - a #trailmix .
Essentially, it is a combination of dry ingredients - usually including some form of nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts), seeds (pumpkin, chia, flax, sunflower), dry fruits (raisins, apricots, goji berries, cranberries ) and grains(roasted oats, bran flakes), that are rich in proteins, fibre, good fats, vitamins and minerals.
Mix and match and stash it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place to prevent spoilage and you are good to go.
For my #first I just used whatever ingredients I could readily find at home for now - almonds, pumpkin seeds, black raisins and chia seeds.
As I try different mixes, with time, I'll try and share their nutritional value and portion size.
Fig season is here and you can find us topping almost everything with them, especially our favorite flavor of Muuna! It’s a sweet, filling snack for at home or on the run! Thanks for showing us how it’s done, @hungrygrls!
Enjoying a little @bonafideprovisions Chicken and Veggie broth on this rainy day 🍲
Food allergies can really limit your ability to make nutritious choices - especially if you aren’t familiar with the options that you have.
Soups for instance, are difficult because many of them contain gluten, dairy, or soy. I picked up @bonafidenprovisions at @sprouts because this particular product was allergy friendly.
There is no dairy, gluten, or grains. It is soy free, nut free and egg free. Whole30 approved and Paleo approved ✅
There is 22 grams of protein in one pouch from the broth and the chicken. It is very low carb, only 6 grams. I needed some extra carbs today so I toasted two slices of @simplekneads_gf pumpernickel bread (also dairy and gluten free). ______
You can still find nutritious meals even when you have to avoid certain ingredients 💕 Happy Saturday!
My mid morning snack for tomorrow:
1/2 cup cottage cheese with mandarin orange slices
Cottage cheese is high in protein (15g of protein per 1/2 cup) and a great source of Calcium.
Please note that most brands of cottage cheese have a high sodium content (the one I’m using today has 390mg of sodium per 1/2 cup serving) and might not be a suitable choice for individuals with high blood pressure or those that are following a low sodium diet.
If you need to keep your sodium intake in check, you can have plain Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese.
As with anything, moderation is the key.
According to Health Canada, it is recommended that people over the age of one year eat between 1000-1500 mg sodium per day. This is referred to as the Adequate Intake (AI).
People aged 14 and over should not eat more than 2300 mg sodium per day. This is referred to the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL). A sodium intake above 2300 mg per day is likely to pose a health risk.
HEALTHY COOKIE DOUGH ✨
Who needs a quick healthy treat tonight? I’ve got you covered with this quick 1 step recipe made from ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen cupboard! Healthy because of the hidden chickpeas which actually give it a proper cookie dough texture plus heaps of protein & fibre to keep you full. I mean don’t expect it to taste of actual cookie dough but expect a super tasty sweet snack perfect for that end of the week quick fix! Let me know if you are daring enough to give it a go! 💛
Choc chip cookie dough recipe:
1 tin chickpeas drained & rinsed
Half a cup PB (or any but butter)
1 tbsp ground chia seeds
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2-3 tbsp maple syrup (or sub 1 tbsp with 6-9 drops pure stevia )
Dark choc chips
Method: in a food processor blend together the ingredients (except choc chips) taste then mix in the chocolate chips. Eat as is or roll into 12 balls. Best eaten chilled. .
1 cookie dough ball (based on 12 balls per recipe made with 2 tbsp maple, 50g choc chips) estimated macros: P5g | C9g | F7g
🙌🏼Sometimes all you need are some simple sides to make a delicious meal 🙌🏼
It’s been pretty busy in our house and life this week so not much time for experimenting... so I have kept it simple with some food healthy, whole food proteins - locally reared, grass fed steak and some wild salmon and with it I added some simple sides.
Put lentils are always a favourite and I love this garlicy recipe (swipe right) which also served as lunch the following day.
And roasted garlic and tomato aubergines were divine with a rib eye. Simply slice the aubergines length ways, sprinkle over halved cherry tomatoes and crushed garlic, drizzle with olive oil and roast in a hot oven for half an hour. .
Simple! But delicious... and nutritious... lots of colour to get a polyphenol fix.