June 26, 2016 by Heather
A wonderful alternative to the typical pre-made dips full of cheap ingredients and chemicals that you might find at your July 4th gathering!
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice - preferably fresh squeezed
- 2 Tbsp braggs aminos
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1-2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- Himalayan salt and pepper (to your taste)
- pinch of cayenne (to your taste)
- In a bowl briskly whisk together the tahini and water until combined.
- It will look separated at first: just keep whisking!
- Add remaining ingredients and whisk until combined. Keeps in the fridge for up to a week. Delicious atop sautéed greens like kale or a whole grain side dish like quinoa. Also great for a dip for your July 4th parties!
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August 18, 2015 by Heather
Ok guys it’s time to have a real conversation about why you’re not eating enough food! And I know this is a whole bunch of you! How do I know this?? Because I talk to SO many of you every day and the conversation usually goes something like this. Me….”How’s your diet?” You….”Well I don’t eat much.”
OY!!! Ok so I’m not writing this to yell at you but to educate you and hopefully help you turn it around! Let’s just think about this. Fibro peeps tend to suffer from lack of energy yes? Add to this not enough fuel during the day and you have a recipe for disaster! Let me put it like this. You wouldn’t expect your car to run without any fuel right? So you can’t expect your body to do the same. You can’t expect it to run as optimally as possible with little to no fuel to keep it going.
Ok ok I know it’s tough to eat right when we feel poopy right? I get it!!! So we must figure out ways to prep ahead of time to be prepared for those days. Because if you eat like crap when you feel like crap you will invariably feel more like crap! So by putting good, clean food into your body when it needs it most is SO SO important! I cannot stress this enough. And it’s a piece so many people miss.
So what can you do to prep ahead of time? Make food in bulk that you can freeze so that you always have a healthy go to in the freezer. Use your crockpot. I love that thing! Set it and forget it! Keep healthy staples on hand that are quick and nutritious. I swear by Shakeology for when I don’t want to or feel like cooking. And might I mention it’s great for the hot summer! I know I’m getting over 70+ whole food ingredients and I’m feeding my body right. Salads are perfect too! Easy to throw together with some protein and you have a healthy meal! Another thing you can do is wash and cut up your veggies and some fruits ahead of time so that you can just grab and go. Raw nuts are great for a quick, healthy snack as are veggies and hummus, fruit and nut butter etc. Do you have tips for healthy snacks and meals I might have missed? I’d love to hear them!
I think you’ll find that putting in a bit of effort to eat right and ENOUGH will go a long way to helping you to feel your best!
Peace & Blessings,
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June 3, 2015 by Heather
I often hear from my Fibro peeps that they have no energy. When I ask what they are eating the usual response is something like, “well, I don’t eat much at all.” Oh boy! MY FRIENDS!!! You would not expect a car to run without any fuel yes?! The same holds true for your body. You need to feed it in order for it to function! That means meals and snacks! I always get asked a lot of questions about nutrition, and the foods that I eat, so I wanted to give you a list of some healthy snack options to get you started! Eating regularly will also help with weight loss! YES! Because if you don’t feed that body of yours it will think it’s starving and not let go of anything! We don’t want that do we!? Being prepared is KEY when it comes to weight loss! When hunger strikes you want to have something nutritious to munch on so you don’t have to resort to fast food or junk food!
Tip: it’s best to have some protein with each snack for more staying power. For example, instead of just eating an apple, have a bit of almond butter with the apple.
Here are some healthy snacks for you! Let me know how it goes!
- Hard boiled eggs
- Almond butter
- Hummus on brown rice pita
- Carrots (or any veggies) and Hummus
- Guacamole with veggies or brown rice pita
- Macadamia Nuts
- Shakeology (I have this every day!)
- Dark chocolate (as long as it’s more than 70% cacao…you’re welcome ;))
- Organic edamame
- Organic popcorn
Please note: When I mention nuts I mean raw nuts.
If you find these ideas helpful, please forward this to a friend =)
Peace & Love,
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May 6, 2012 by Heather
I’m cranky. Yup, I’m cranky because I’m hungry and tired and my pain levels are up. Headed to bed here shortly because tomorrow is another day!
Yes so I’m hard on myself. I expected no challenges going into this besides workout withdrawal. After all, I’m vegan already, I love to cook and I already drink a ton of water. But the truth is I’m challenged by the meal prep, only because it’s different than what I’m used to, not because it’s hard. I’m also frustrated with myself for craving things I usually have no desire for. Today I saw a sign for iced coffee and all of a sudden wanted one! I don’t even like iced coffee!! What’s up with that?! I’m above all that craving stuff, no?
Today I had an “incident” with my alkalinize. I brought it with me to drink after I got my hair done so I could have my snack when I got home. I opened the package in the car and green stuff everywhere! I tried to rub it off my pants and car seat but that only made it worse. My snack was yummy though!
Onto the food….
For breakfast I had oatmeal. One more day and no oatmeal for two weeks. Sigh…..
For lunch I had the quinoa salad and some raw veggies and hummus.
For a snack I had an apple and almond butter.
And for dinner I had roasted veggies, toasted millet and zucchini cashew soup. I was craving something sweet after dinner so I put a bit of agave in my herbal tea. I was a bit less grumpy after so yay for agave!
Week 1 ends tomorrow. Until then…
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