Recipes for fun and healthy food

Pre-chopped salad

Just threw this together using one of those pre-chopped salads from Kroger ..it has kale, cabbage, & other greens, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds & I added 1/4 apple, 1/4 avocado & pine nuts. I topped it with avocado ranch dressing made by Tessemaes ! It was DELISH!

Then I frantically searched for some chocolate as a lil dessert and found NONE

It really DOES help if you can’t access your trigger foods/drinks ..cravings do pass

BCAAs

BCAAs = Branched Chain Amino Acids. From every study I’ve read on PubMed, they’re essential if you’re serious about leveraging your strength training workouts. BUT.. it’s SO hard to find a BCAA product that has decently clean ingredients & actually tastes good! Most either have food dyes & artificial sweeteners, OR they taste horrible. If you like the taste & you’ll be putting it in your system regularly, be sure to check the label

Chocolate Superfood Almond Butter Bites

Little bit of a messy scene to get this pic but the end result was

Chalene & I wanted something sweet & you know how I avoid chocolate in the house (no control ), so I made us these Chocolate superfood Almond butter bites (2T Almond Milk, 2T Almond Butter, 1T Coconut Oil, 1 scoop Vegan Chocolate Shakeo), mix, ball up & freeze 15 minutes.

Wild Planet Tuna With Hummus

This is Wild Planet tuna with stone ground mustard & hummus on a toasted Ezekiel muffin

Be smart about sweeteners

I’m sure you already know this but beware of the protein supplements and so called “health” supplements that have artificial sweeteners that may upset your stomach.

For example, protein bars with maltitol do that for me. Everyone is different as to what their system can tolerate & at what stage of “clean eating” they have achieved. At the same time, beware of natural sweeteners that will actually spike your insulin and cause cravings. Just know what you’re consuming & the effects.

If you’re unsure if something you’re using to sweeten things is spiking your insulin and causing cravings after a meal or snack, ask a Nutritionist or Google it

Tempeh is healthy

You like???

This is hard boiled eggs, guacamole, hummus & tempeh.

And yes, Tempeh is healthy. It’s not your average soy product found in many protein bars & so-called “health” foods, which should be avoided. It’s *fermented* which is key, organic, and certified non-GMO made by Lightlife. Maybe all Tempeh’s aren’t certified non-gmo ..I don’t know.. but this kind I buy is.

To prep this, I put it in a pan (after dicing) with coconut oil, Braggs Liquid Aminos & Flavor God seasoning (usually “lemon & garlic).

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Clean Treat

Call them “fat bombs” or “super food bites” ..whatever, they’re 1g sugar (organic cane), nothing artificial, nutrient dense, healthy fats, & amazing.

RECIPE:…………..
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Scoop Vegan Vanilla ShakeO
2 Tablespoon Almond Butter
2 Tablespoon Almond Milk
Mix, ball & freeze. Makes ~7 balls

Half the battle is not buying it!

Honeycrisp Apple & cinnamon for a nighttime snack! I was thissss close to eating something bad but we didn’t have anything delicious enough in the house .


Im tellin ya.. if you can have the discipline to NOT buy it, that’s more than half the battle

You didn’t gain 5lbs of fat in one weekend

As healthy as I try to eat when traveling, like this cute lil hotel meal from this weekend, it’s the lil out-of-norm extras that can add up & leave you feeling like you’re starting at square 1 again An unknowingly high sodium restaurant meal, a drink or two, a dessert you wouldn’t normally have, coffee stops.. little things add up. Don’t stress!!!  even though you may feel like you did.

Do the best you can to make smart choices you won’t regret, workout & get back on track ASAP. In fact, I highly recommend the 3-day Refresh. I’m ordering one today.

Grilled Turkey Burger with Salsa, Hummus and Roasted Broccoli

This is Grilled Turkey burger (no special recipe just seasoned with Flavor God, with salsa, hummus & roasted broccoli

Is this ALL I had tonight? No. I had just drank a Chocolate Recover an hour earlier (clean BCAAs & protein) and for dessert, a spoonful of Coconut Butter Spread in Vanilla Cake Batter flavor