ROASTED MIXED VEGGIES INGREDIENTS: 1/2 medium zucchini, cut a bit thicker, they tend to get mushy otherwise 1/2 medium summer squash, cut a bit thicker 1/2 medium red bell pepper, 1/2 medium yellow bell pepper, 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, 1/2 red onion 1 1/2 tablespoons MCT oil 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Fresh garlic Onion and garlic powder ** **Some other seasoning options are Little Choices Matter blends found here! INSTRUCTIONS: Heat the oven to 450 degrees Place the zucchini, squash, peppers, asparagus, and onion in a … [Read more...] about Roasted Mixed Veggies
Need an energy boost with no caffeine required? MCT oil could be the perfect addition to your morning routine. It is a great way to kick start your weight loss journey or increase your athletic performance level. MCT is a quick source of clean, healthy fuel for your body that may do all of this and more. MCT stands for medium chain triglyceride which is just a fancy name for a saturated fatty acid that your body can easily change into energy. Fatty acids are like little sub-units of fat that require less breakdown in order for the body to use them. Medium chain fatty acids head directly … [Read more...] about Get Fired Up with MCT Oil!!!
Sometimes, we need a little help to get into a better mood, and what easier and safer thing to use than FOOD?! What we put into our mouths can make us smile! Healthy diets not only have a tremendous long-term effect on our bodies, but we can also have immediate benefits. Healthy foods can cure diabetes, obesity and heart disease, and they can increase energy levels and make you feel good throughout the day. Have you ever noticed that you feel tired, bloated, and uncomfortable after eating certain foods? The culprits could be junk foods, wheat, sugar, and caffeine. Some people say they … [Read more...] about GOOD MOOD FOOD?!
If you tend to be sluggish in the afternoon, then this creamy shake may be helpful! This healthy shake gives you a boost of energy and works hard to diminish your appetite levels. Protein, along with regular exercise, helps to reduce blood lipids and maintain lean tissue while burning fat for fuel. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 56 grams a day for men and 46 grams a day for women. 1 c almond milk (or 1/3 c. coconut milk with 2/3 c. water) 1 scoop Health Pro Strawberry Vanilla or Health Pro Chocolate Protein Powder 1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter 1 tsp. carob powder … [Read more...] about Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
Although many people have removed whole eggs from their diets due to cholesterol concerns, studies actually show that eggs contain numerous nutrients that may help lower the risk for heart disease: protein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin, and folate. (Source) Eggs are also a good source of the fat-soluble vitamins A and D and contain essential fatty acids. Another reason to eat eggs is that they are an excellent quality protein. They contain amino acids which build up lean body/muscle mass. Actually, the protein in eggs may be the best kind of protein for your muscles. This makes eggs a … [Read more...] about The Truth About Eggs
I've written about legumes in a prior post (Read More) but I wasn't really a big talker about eating them for weight loss. Legumes contain resistant starch, which received it's name because it resists the enzymes that normally would break down starches during digestion resulting in a reversal of the order in which the body burns food. Usually carbohydrates are burned for energy first, but resistant starch reverses the order making fat burned into energy first. This cuts down on fat storage. Can I get an Amen?! Eat one meal of a resistant starch every day. Legumes contain a higher … [Read more...] about Legumes for Weight Loss