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Food Friday – Breakfast Sausage Bites

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!

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Friday Food - Pho Recipe, Blissfully Healthy

Friday Food – Homemade Pho

Homemade Pho

Gluten & Dairy-Free

Serves 4-6

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.

Ingredients

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.

Broth:
  • 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.
Suggested toppings:
  • 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!

 

Why Try Again?

WHY TRY AGAIN?

“Why try again? I have gained the weight back too many times!”

“What makes this time any different? I have failed so many times, I am not worth the effort or the money to do this again…I will just gain the weight back anyways.” Sound familiar? Depending on how many times you have lost the weight and gained it back you may absolutely have lots of reasons not to try again. You may even have plenty of reasons that you are not ‘worth it’ to take the time, and do what it takes to release the weight for good.

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When Willpower Doesn’t Hold Out

Behavior change is a process, and people often approach change from all the wrong angles.

BJ Fogg, a Stanford University professor, talks about 10 mistakes people make when trying to change their behavior.

Here is one of the mistakes:

Relying on willpower for long-term change. Imagine willpower doesn’t exist. That’s step #1 to a better future. Willpower is based on trying to control your behavior. Willpower is white-knuckling it. Willpower is temporary.

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Are you an emotional eater?

What does Emotional Eating look like?

1During 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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Surviving Thanksgiving with all that food!

5 Tips for a Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving!

Surviving Thanksgiving with all that food!

Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for Emotional Eaters. This year we have put together a road map for our Blissfully Healthy Community on how to survive Thanksgiving without feeling guilty or shameful!

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Habits of the Forever Fit!

Habit # 1 Create a Morning Routine:

  1. 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!
  2. 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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How to Enjoy Eating Out and Still Eat Healthy!

Here’s some Food for thought!  This week I am sharing with you my strategy for eating out : ) Last week I went out to dinner with my family to our favorite Mexican restaurant. Before we got there I had already decided what I really wanted to eat and what I would feel good about not having. I chose what I really wanted to eat. Instead of having the full meal, I skipped the sides of rice and beans and enjoyed 2 delicious tacos! And guess what…it was plenty of food! By allowing myself to eat what I really wanted to eat I found it easy to use portion control. By doing so I was able to enjoy my favorite food, the time with my family and I did not feel guilty afterwards.

Getting and Staying Motivated!

Our healthy journey starts with motivation and the desire for change!  In this four week series of Wellness Wednesday tips we are talking about the 5 Keys to Motivation!  Are you lacking motivation? Click Here and contact us today for a complimentary discovery session to see how we can help!