This week we’re focusing on the quick grab-n-go recipe, breakfast sausage bites! But don’t just leave these to breakfast, these little taste bites can be enjoyed as a quick snack, a hearty lunch alongside some steamed veggies or even for dinner over some zoodles alongside a side salad. The possibilities are endless!
With the holiday’s coming, it can sometimes induce stress, anxiety or a ‘oh well’ attitude around food. Do you find that you tend to feel this way? We know that the holiday isn’t so much about food but about spending time with family and yet we put a lot of emphasis and stress on food causing all sorts of mental blocks for those of us who are emotional eaters.
So, this weekend, make a plan for yourself and stay on track! Here’s one of our favorite easy go-to’s. Serve it for breakfast, lunch or as a snack. You might consider making a big ol’ batch and bringing it with you to your upcoming even, this way you know there will be one thing you can eat and you can feel like you’re contributing as well!
- 2 cups quinoa
- 1 cup of shredded coconut
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 TBSP cinnamon
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (optional)
- stevia or xylitol to taste preference
Soak quinoa in water for 20 minutes. Rinse and strain (this will help with removing the bitterness that can plague quinoa).
Cook with a 1:2 ratio of quinoa to water. For example, 2 cups quinoa, 4 cups water.
Bring water to a boil.
After water is boiling add a pinch of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, and quinoa. Cover and turn off heat. Quinoa is done with water has absorbed and can be fluffed with a fork.
Add shredded coconut, cinnamon and stevia/xylitol to taste.
Top with blueberries
quinoa is a great substitute for a higher protein breakfast. For more added protein add in a scoop of your favorite clean protein powder (avoid whey, whenever possible!)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
As most of you are gearing up for some Jameson and typical St. Patty’s Day foods, we thought we’d give you a healthy alternative to still keep you healthy but allow you to be green!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 bunch, fresh parsley
1 lb fresh green beans
8 Celery stalks
5 Kale leaves
2 Cups Water
Salt & pepper, to taste
Begin by prepping all of the vegetables (rinse, drain, cut off ends) and then rough chop. In a large stock pot then layer the all the veggies starting with celery, green beans, zuchinni, kale and top with chopped parsley. Pour in water and steam for 10-15 minutes. You want to only lightly steam the vegetables until they are tender, but are still a vibrant green. Make sure to not overcook as you’ll lose some of the valuable nutrients. Then taking the entire pot’s contents put into a large blender, Vitamix or food processor. Make sure that the ingredients only fill about half of the container to allow for expansion, as hot foods can explode. If need-be, blend in batches.
Blend until smooth, garnishing with carrots, cilantro or cucumber slices and salt & pepper to taste.
This makes great leftovers and can be stored in the fridge up to 4 days, or in the freezer for longer periods of time.
Happy, Healthy St. Patrick’s Day!
- Do you hurt all over and cannot find the reason?
- Are you tired of being so tired?
- Have you tried everything to feel better without seeing results?
You might be surprised to learn the root cause could be what you’re eating, even if you eat well. Based on the experience of specialists in Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) these have four possible root causes. In this blog we will talk about the first root cause: Food Sensitivities
Do you know if you have food sensitivity issues?
- How is your body responding to the food you eat?
- Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, headaches, indigestion, skin rashes or joint pain?
- Are you having trouble losing weight and keeping it off?
What most physicians won’t tell you is that your diet could be causing some–if not all–of these symptoms.
The results are in!
My 4 year old son Josiah has been showing a few small signs of food sensitivities. Eczema, bloating, and intermittent diarrhea. Knowing that food sensitivities run in our family, we decided to test him. It was so easy, just 1 simple finger prick and he was tested for 132 different foods to see what foods are causing reactivity.
I am so surprised by the results! NEVER would have been able to guess apples! This is why I am proud to offer this service to my clients at the Blissfully Healthy Center! It’s incredibly life changing by allowing for a specific plan of how to feel better!
Now we have his unique food plan to help him be as healthy as possible. Here’s the BEST news: By identifying his reactive foods, avoiding them as much as possible, he has the possibility of NOT being sensitive to some of these foods in the future!
If you would like to see how food sensitivity testing can help you feel better and release weight, we can help! Click Here and fill out the contact form and we will be in touch for an initial conversation!