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!
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!
“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.
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.
Do you struggle with wanting to set a weight-loss goal but you find you’re not ready to follow through with it?
Be compassionate with yourself and let go of any “should’ve, could’ve, would’ve” thoughts as you go through your day today. Your journey to FREEDOM starts with self-forgiveness then moves to acceptance.That in itself is a great gift to yourself today. Accept that this is where you are in your journey, the progress you have accomplished and the work left to be done. This stops the tug-of-war inside.
Do you know how to lose weight?
Do you know that if you consistently ate healthier and moved your body more you would most likely lose weight? Yes, of course!
Most of the women I work with know what the basics are to losing weight. Over the past eight years I have worked with smart and educated women just like yourself! I have coached women in a variety of professions from teachers, executive directors, stay-at-home moms, nurses, marriage counselors and even nutritionists.
Why is it that both you and these other women know how to lose weight, but you’re not doing the behaviors that would result in weight loss? You may even be a professional dieter and know all the calorie levels and portion sizes of food. The truth is that it is not a knowledge issue.
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.
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!
Are you tired of turkey? Ready to get back to healthy eating habits but don’t know where to start? This week’s #foodforthought Friday recipe is the Blissfully Healthy Power Bowl!
- In a shallow pot add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil + diced onions
- Cook on low for 3-5 min to caramelize
- Add diced sweet potato, broccoli, bell pepper and cook for 5 min
- Add sun dried tomatoes + spinach and stir
- Crack eggs on top slowly
- Add salt + pepper to taste and cover with lid and let the eggs cook for about 3 minutes and serve.