This quick and easy one-pan, 30 minute meal is LOADED with spicy-sweet flavor. It's a gluten free, paleo friendly and whole30 compliant weeknight dinner!
🌟Moroccan Chicken Skillet🌟
8 oz Chicken breast (about 2 small breasts)
Salt and pepper
1/2 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive oil
2 Cups Cauliflower cut into bite-sized pieces
3/4 Cup Carrot sliced (about 1 large carrot)
1/2 Cup Sweet onion roughly chopped
1 1/2 tsp Fresh ginger minced
1 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Ground Allspice
3/4 Cup Orange juice not from concentrate
1/2 Cup Crushed tomatoes
2 Medjool Dates sliced
1/2 Cup Cilantro minced + additional for garnish
2 Tbsp Roasted pistachios roughly chopped
1/2 A small cucumber thinly sliced
Using a meat mallet (or a rolling pin) pound out the chicken breasts until they are flat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet on medium/high heat. Cook the chicken breast until golden brown, about 1-1.5 minutes. Flip and repeat on the other side. Transfer to a plate.
Turn the heat down to medium and add the cauliflower, carrot, onion, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, and Allspice to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until the veggies just begin to soften and the spices are fragrant, about 3 minutes.
Stir in the orange juice, crushed tomatoes and sliced dates. Turn the heat up to high and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce begins to reduce and thicken, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place the chicken back into the pan, nestling it into the veggies and spooning some sauce over top. Cover and reduce the heat to medium/low. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes.
Stir in the cilantro and divide the chicken between two plates. Top each with the chopped pistachios and place the sliced cucumbers on the side.
Garnish with extra cilantro, if desired, and DEVOUR.
We all know we should stay away from processed food, and processed plants are no different! A diet based on vegan junk food is no better than a diet based on animal foods. .
That’s why I don’t talk about ‘vegan’ diets but rather, ‘whole-food, plant-based’ diets. It’s a mouthful but words matter. The ‘whole’ part is just as important (maybe even more!) as the ‘plant’ part. .
So how do you know if it’s processed? And how processed is too processed? It’s all about the label. Always, always, if you’re buying something in a package, flip it over and read the label! .
LABEL READING 101: 🏷
1. Ignore everything on the front of the package = marketing!
2. Ignore all the numbers on the nutrition label and go straight to the ingredient list.
3. Check for hidden animal products...the milk proteins, casein and whey, can be especially sneaky. 🐄 Eggs too. 🥚 Both should be listed in bold at the bottom as they are common allergens.
4. Check that it’s all whole foods... this is especially important for the grains...breads, pastas, etc. Look for the word ‘whole’. If it says ‘enriched’, it’s not whole. This includes the ‘nothing you can’t pronounce’ rule.
5. No added oil! Ideally zero, but at least not in the first 5 ingredients.
6. No added sweetener! Ideally zero, but at least not in the first 5. This is tricky...it almost never says ‘sugar’. There are literally more than 100 ingredients now that act as added sweetener. I’ll have to save that for another post! 😜
Check out this soy milk we usually buy and see how it stacks up! And check my stories for a few more brands and labels from my cupboard! Happy shopping 🛒😁 #labelreading#smartshopping#wholefoodsarebest#eatfoodswithoutalabel#wholefoodplantbased
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One of my absolute favs! Cooking it tonight so thought I’d share the recipe again 😍😍
🌟Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff🌟
1.5 lbs sirloin steak tips or lean stew beef, cut into small pieces
½ large white onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
10 oz sliced mushrooms
1¼ cup beef broth
¼ cup coconut aminos or GF tamari soy sauce
¼ cup red wine vinegar
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
½ cup canned coconut milk or coconut cream
3 tbsp arrowroot starch*
2 tbsp water
Salt and pepper to taste
For your Slow Cooker:
Place beef inside your slow cooker, and top with onions, mushrooms, and garlic.
In a separate bowl, mix together broth, soy sauce, vinegar, onion powder, and garlic powder. Pour on top of beef and vegetables.
Set your slow cooker to low and cook for 5 hours.
At the five hour mark, add coconut cream.
In a separate small bowl, mix together arrowroot starch and water. Add to slow cooker.
Let simmer for another 30 mins - 1 hour or until sauce is thickened and beef is tender.
Serve over cauliflower rice, or rice.
For your Instant Pot:
Select the saute function on your instant pot. Once hot, add about 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil to coat the bottom of your pan. Saute onions for about 2 minutes, then add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Select cancel.
Season your beef with garlic & onion powder, and a bit of salt and pepper. Place on top of the onion/garlic mixture.
In a small bowl, mix together broth, coconut aminos, and vinegar. Pour on top of the meat. Add mushrooms.
Secure the lid to your Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Use a quick release. After opening the lid, add in coconut milk or cream and stir. If it needs more heat to dissolve, select the saute function.
Stir in arrowroot starch and water to thicken.
Serve over cauliflower rice or zoodles.
For cauliflower rice recipe:
http://www.thekitchn.com/videos/OJmoucVz * Arrowroot starch (or tapioca flour) can be found in most grocery stores and is a thickening agent that acts similar to corn starch or flour.
These are the ones I made yesterday! Such a simple recipe; combining oats, peanut butter and a drizzle of chocolate to make even your kids reach for their new favourite satisfying snack! 😆 Free from refined sugar, gluten and dairy, these snack bars are the perfect, healthy snack for the whole family!
🌟Homemade Protein Bars🌟
1 1/2 cup rolled oats, dry
1/3 cup vanilla protein powder, plant-based
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter, organic
1/3 cup honey or rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tablespoons – chocolate chips, dairy-free
Prepare a 9x5 pan by greasing it or lining it with parchment paper.
Use a blender to turn your oats into flour by blending them. Pour into bowl.
To oat flour, add protein powder and crispy rice cereal.
In a small sauce pan add peanut butter and honey. Melt together over medium heat and stir until combined, then add vanilla extract.
Pour peanut butter/honey into dry ingredients and stir. Dump into prepared loaf pan and FIRMLY press into pan.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle over the top.
Optional: sprinkle mini M&Ms 🙈
Let cool in fridge for at least 25 minutes and then cut into bars or squares! ** TIPS **
1) If the mixture seems a little dry, add in a little more of your nut butter. Each nut butter has a different moisture level so you may need to add a tablespoon extra to keep the bars from crumbling apart.
2) Press the bars into the pan FIRMLY! This is what keeps them together so pack them down. You don’t need to be Iron Man, but make sure you don’t just give it a pat and move on. Even let the kids help!
Not gonna lie. Saturday mornings aren't my favorite and eating on Saturday morning really isn't my favorite. A sustained assimilation protein, such as Level-1, is a great supplement option for times like these! It's nice and smooth, plus it's chocolate! Helps keep my body in that muscle building, fat burning, anabolic state.
Not surprising! Adding pet-friendly, WHOLE foods in the form of vegetables and some fruits, has a positive impact on the overall health of our pets. The research is clear, for pets and humans alike, refined and processed foods are harmful to our health. #foodismedicine
I found this snack in the “healthy” snack section while shopping and couldn’t help but share! When shopping, be sure to try blocking out the wording on the package and go straight to the ingredients list and the numbers!
There are others, but one contributor to today’s obesity epidemic is that we tend to consume a diet high in both Carbohydrates and Fats. Regardless of your personal choice, these two Macronutrients should be inversely proportionate (meaning 1 a higher amount and 1 a lower amount) in your meal plan.
In this example you would need to consume at least 3 servings (3 ounces) to get an adequate amount of protein (21 grams). This also yields you 24 grams of fat and 36 grams of carbohydrates and a whopping 450 calories!
While some of these things can be alright in a pinch, we tend to not measure them or stick to using them only once! This is where we run into trouble and end up consuming an abundance of Fats, Carbohydrates and ultimately high amounts of calories!
This is why whole food meals (prepped, if necessary) will always be the best option for achieving and maintaining a healthy body!
Suffer from pain and inflammation? 🙁 Did you know avoiding certain foods could help this? Did you also know that eating wholefoods can reduce your chances of many chronic health issues and diseases including cancer (which are associated with inflammation)? 🤔 That's why I'm so thankful for my wholefood supplements ❤️👌🏼🙌🏼
"Let thy food be thy medicine" 😊
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