YES ❤️ the easiest question I’ve ever answered 💍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Last night was the most most magical moment of my life. I can’t wait to marry you and spend forever with you @dstep2007 ❤️ #engaged
Is there anything better than a strenuous workout followed by golden crispy avo toast on a Saturday morning? Have a wonderful weekend everybody!
Two gluten free toasts topped with @kitehillfoods chive almond milk dairy free cream cheese, smashed and sliced avocado, fried @vitalfarms pasture raised organic eggs, crumbled feta, and microgreens. ❤️❤️
Spicy Tuna Bowl with Sesame Scallion Cauliflower Rice, Massaged Kale, Shishito Peppers, and Sliced Cucumber.
To make the cauli rice, I sautéed 1 cup cauli rice (prepackaged from Trader Joe’s) with sesame oil, garlic, and chopped scallions. Cooked the shishitos in sesame oil as well until they just began to blister.
To make the spicy tuna, I used hot sauce and Greek yogurt and mixed it in with canned tuna. You can use sriracha or another spicier hot sauce like habanero. You can also use a mayo of choice instead of yogurt — I just didn’t have any on hand.
Kale and cucumber were both dressed with some rice vinegar and lemon!
English muffin with avo and two fried eggs 🤗 Nothing fancy or complicated over here this morning 👌🏻 Keeping things oh so easy with this classic plate 💯 I never want to inconvenience anyone by wanting to eat healthy so I love picking up a few stables and having those on hand to eat when I’m visiting someone 😎 Enter in eggs, avo, and some Ezekiel English muffins 😋 Doesn’t take long to whip up this meal but it never disappoints 😋 Sorry for being a little MIA this weekend!! I haven’t wanted to be on phone a ton but I’ll be back with more fun recipes in a few days 🤗 For now, it’s going to be simple combos like this 😅 What’s your favorite travel breakfast?! We’re off to church and then my brother and his gf’s baby shower 👶 💕 Hope you guys have a wonderful Sunday! ————————————————————————————— #breakfast details 👉🏻 1/2 @foodforlifebaking English muffin + 2 eggs fried in avocado oil + 1/2 avocado ❤️
Oh hello, crunchy SNICKERS PIE 😍🙌🏼🍫🥜🍯 This better-for-you crunchy, dairy and gluten free, decadent, chocolatey dark chocolate pie is SO so good even my shirt wanted a piece of it 😂💯😍 Full recipe below (vegan option included) Happy Sunday everybody! ❤️❤️❤️.
Dairy, gluten and added sugar free Snickers Pie
1 box @simplemills crunchy toasted pecan cookies
1 tablespoon @natureswaybrands melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon cashew butter
Chocolate mousse pie
½ cup egg whites (@so_delicious coconut whipped topping also works!)
3 tablespoons @nutiva cacao powder
1 @lilys_sweets_chocolate dark chocolate bar
3 tablespoons monk fruit or maple syrup
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 cup peanuts
@lilys_sweets_chocolate dark chocolate chips
White chocolate chips (sub with vegan white chocolate for a dairy-free option)
For the crust, place cookies inside a ziplock bag and crush them into a powder. Transfer to a bowl, add in cashew butter and melted coconut oil, mix until combined. Grease a 9 inch pie dish with coconut oil then press the cookie crust into the pie dish. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, whip egg whites until soft peaks form using a hand held blender (I chilled bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes prior to this step). Combine melted chocolate, coconut oil and monkfruit or sweetener of choice in a bowl. Fold in whipped topping until well combined. Chill 1-2 hours. Spoon on top of the crust. Top with peanuts, chocolate chips and drizzle a little honey over the top for an extra delicious treat! Chill in the fridge (or freezer if in a rush) until set. Slice and enjoy!😘
Eat more plants 🌱
No matter how you slice and dice it, the foundation for all human diets should be centered around plants, especially vegetables.
While the plate on the right may be a little extreme on the plant matter for some, I wanted to make this comparison clear.
If are someone that is still hungry after a meal, adding more volume in the form of vegetables is a great place to start!
Plants contain fiber, and fiber plus protein are a must to stabilize blood sugar and increase satiation.
In addition, plants contain antioxidants, phytochemicals, and polyphenols, all of which are essential for optimal health.
Phytochemicals are exclusively found in plants and can be thought of as these biologically active compounds of the plants immune system which give fruits and vegetables their bright color.
The more phytochemicals we consume, the better our body is able to combat oxidative stress, reduce stress induced apoptosis, decrease inflammation, and protect the gut.
As you can see, the meal on the left is meat focused and lacks an abundance of fiber, color, variety.
Some people on Paleo follow a more carnivorous template and completely omit vegetables, which can be an issue since vegetables contain fermentable fibers that feed our trillions of gut bacteria.
On the right, you will see a more balanced meal that includes:
1️⃣ Lots of vegetables
2️⃣ An abundance of diverse color
3️⃣ Animal protein is more of a condiment and makes up <20% of the meal
When creating a balanced plate, aim to include fiber, greens, fat, and protein at every meal. Fiber and greens should make up the majority of your plate.
We are all unique individuals, and therefore, have different goals and needs. What works for you may not work for me. Just like what works for me may not work for you.
When it comes to animal products, consider the source. Choose quality over quantity. Conventionally raised animal products are much higher in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids compared to wild or pastured animal products which are higher in anti-inflammatory omega-3s.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO DE-STRESS?
This week has been crazy with exams and school 🙈 I feel like I put WAAAY too much stress on myself and the effects of it really hurt my body. Specifically, my heart, my metabolism, my breathing, and my physical and mental strength.
I’ve realized that all this stress is just not worth it. Even though we have those busy and crazy days/weeks, it’s always important to stay calm and remember that no tears or stress is going to solve your problem. It’s just adding to the problem. Instead, JUST GO WITH IT. Take each day one at a time and do the best you can. There’s no need to hurt your mental and physical health for something that you can’t change. Encourage yourself to do what you have to do each day, and whatever happens... HAPPENS. That’s it, accept it and move on. The clock will still be ticking and the world will still be spinning. Life goes on💖
TAHINI-HEMPÉ QUINOA BOWL—> INGREDIENTS:
✖️1/3 cup quinoa
✖️ @hempeplantprotein Hempé (sautéed and seasoned with paprika)
✖️Red bell pepper
✖️Green bell pepper
✖️1/4 cup @clekraut Curry kraut —> dressing
✖️1 tbs tahini
✖️1 tbs @suncorefoods hemp seeds
✖️1/4 tsp @suncorefoods rose salt