Saturday, May 17, 2014
Chicken: marinated overnight in lemon juice and minced garlic.
Cilantro Mayo: 1 egg and 1 lemon in a food processor slowly
add 1 c avocado oil until it's the
consistency you want, then add a handful on cilantro --pulse with seasalt.
Cucumber salad: chopped cucumbers, onion, cherry tomato, cilantro, lime juice, minced garlic and salt.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Cream: one can of coconut milk and whip with a hand mixer until it's the consistency you desire.
Add strawberries and dried coconut.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Ashley's Sweet Potato Bun: slice a large sweet potato into thick slices and spread some coconut oil on top with some salt & pepper and bake at 400 degrees for 25 min! This bun honestly holds up so well!
Pesto: Use a food processor to blend up a handful of spinach, a handful of fresh basil, and a handful of pine nuts then add 1tsp crushed garlic, with 1/3 c lemon infused olive oil (I got mine at Real Foods Market, you could use regular too and add your own lemon juice)
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Avocado oil has an exceptionally high smoke point. Cooking with oils at temperatures above their set smoke point can create trans fats – a leading contributor to heart disease, cancer and other chronic health conditions. Using a cooking oil with a high smoke point prevents toxins, radicals and decomposed materials from ending up in your food. When oil is heated past its smoke point it begins to break down creating those unhealthy characteristics. Avocado oil has a smoke point of 500 degrees, making it safe to cook with at very high temperatures. Info from chosenfoods.com
Monday, May 12, 2014
Prepare omelet add spinach & chicken apple sausage (Aidell's from Costco) with avocado and cherry tomato on top.
Bake tilapia in lemon juice and sea salt for 30 min at 400•
Pesto: Use a food processor to blend up a handful of spinach, a handful of fresh basil, and a handful of pine nuts then add 1tsp crushed garlic, with 1/3 c lemon infused olive oil (I got mine at Real Foods Market, you could use regular too and add your own lemon juice) -mix and top the tilapia with pesto, cherry tomato and sea salt.
Breakfast with baby! Spinach & chicken apple sausage (Aidells á la Costco) with avocado and cherry tomato on top.
Posted by :: ashley :: at 7:06 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Aidells chicken apple sausage, cherry tomato, scrambled eggs, guacamole and spinach all rolled up in a paleo wrap.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Ashley's Sweet Potato Bun - slice a large sweet potato into thick slices and spread some coconut oil on top with some salt & pepper and bake at 400° degrees for 25 min! This bun honestly holds up so well! I use them on burgers too.
Circle Shaped Egg-just crack an egg in a small bowl (I use IKEA kid's bowls) and microwave for 45 sec.
Add ham, spinach and egg. Enjoy!
Monday, May 5, 2014
Spinach salad with shredded chicken, radishes, cucumbers, avocado and the best part-- mango salsa!
Mango Salsa: 1c cherry tomatoes chopped in half, with fresh cilantro- about a handful chopped up,
2 Tbs lemon infused olive oil (this is the miracle worker!) 1 clove garlic diced, and 2 mangoes diced, a little tiny sea salt to taste.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Poke a few holes in a sweet potato and microwave it for 3 min, then bake it for 15 more min in the oven at 425°. After it's baked and soft- cut open and break one egg into the center of the sweet potato, bake again at 425° for 15 min- while egg is baking sautée bacon, peppers, and spinach in a little avocado oil and garlic- once egg is baked in the sweet potato- top with the sautéed veggies and enjoy!
This a little more labor intensive than my usual recipes but I promise it was worth it- one of my favs!!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Welp, just sent these whole30 before & after pics off to Good Morning America and I might have started crying. I'm nervous. I don't know why they chose to spotlight me, I am still in the middle of my weight loss journey with a ways to go. I am far from perfect. My "after" shots are probably worse than many people's "before" - I am scared when the segment airs people will react with "HER?! you wanted HER to showcase your program?" I know there are women out there with rock hard whole30 abs that might 'sell' the program better than I could. However, I do think I represent a lot of women. Women who are trying the best they can with long days and busy lives. Women who have grown babies in their bellies, who don't know if all the work in the world will ever bring back the tummies of their twenties. Women who are growing older and realizing with age comes a new form of woman. Even though I'm scared out of my mind-I am proud to help represent that woman. SO LET'S DO THIS.