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!
Gluten & Dairy-Free
For a hearty, healthy night in with family. This dish combines all the senses with aromatics, full flavor and beautiful coloring. The broth can be prepared all day and all other ingredients can be added before serving. For quick go ahead, consider making chicken breasts ahead of time and storing in fridge. Pull out when preparing all of the toppings and allow to warm on counter. Broth will help to reheat chicken to warm for eating.
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts or meat of choice. In a large frying pan add one tablespoon of olive oil and cook meat until cooked through and tender. Move to side and allow to sit for 3 minutes for juices to redistribute. Slice lengthwise in thin strips.
- 2 qts. Chicken Broth
- 2-3 Star Anise
- 1 Tbsp. Coriander
- Black Pepper Corns
- Cumin Seeds
- Fennel Seeds
- 3 Cinnamon Sticks
- Ginger root, peeled and sliced thinly (5 slices, appx.)
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- Himalayan Sea Salt (to taste)
- In a crock pot, pour in bone broth. Place spices & herbs in cheese cloth and tie tightly. Cook broth on low for 12 hours. Remove spice & herb packet, and disregard. Check broth to make sure any seeds haven’t settled in broth. Remove with slotted spoon if needed.
- Pea pods
- Cilantro, chopped
- Green onions, sliced
- Bean sprouts
- Radishes, thinly sliced
- Basil, julienned
- Rice Noodles
Cook rice noodles according to package instructions. Drain and place in ice bath. Toss in ice water to stop cooking and to keep them from sticking.
Place noodles in a bowl, add chicken or meat, and choice of toppings. Ladle broth over everything. Serve warm and enjoy!
During the holidays many people experience “Bored Eater” tendencies, otherwise known as eating just because. This is one of the reasons people tend to gain weight during the holidays!
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Pumpkin Muffin Recipe by Blissfully Healthy
It’s that time of year again where pumpkin is THE go-to ingredient! Instead of indulging in all of the overly sweetened, whipped, heavily doctored pumpkin recipes, consider this ‘feel good’ recipe of pumpkin muffins. Easy to grab on the go and give you all the feels of pumpkin without the guilt!
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Habit # 1 Create a Morning Routine:
- Walk Up Early!
Even if you are not a morning person it is important to wake up with enough time to get your body started right. Get up and get moving by doing a light stretching routine to warm your body up.
Allow yourself a few minutes to be present in the day before you rush out the door!
- A L W A Y S eat Breakfast!
You need E N E R G Y to start your day so make sure you start you day right with a healthy mixture of Protein, Carbs & Fruits & Veggies!
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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!
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