Sunday snacking! The more color in a meal the more nutrients! So grab another bowl of fruit loops.. But seriously, I love looking at a plate and adding green, red, yellow, etc. Blue is tricky! Anyone know a clean blue food? I stand by the fact that blueberries should be called purpleberries! Almond Butter for dipping.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Not all water bottles are created equal and I believe Voss is boss! It's the perfect hand held size and the spout is extra wide so it's easy to throw fruits, veggies, ice etc. into your water, they also make glass bottles that are ecofriendly but I have 3 little boys and glass anything is risky. Anyway, go Voss!
Friday, March 28, 2014
Today is so crazy! I just threw some stuff together to roast!
Toss broccoli, mixed garlic, pine nuts, and a little crumbled bacon with avocado oil, bake at 375° for 30 min. The flavor combo is fantastical!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Roasted butternut squash & pine nuts with bacon and spinach.
Chunk your squash, or buy the precut if you prefer. Coat in avocado oil toss with bacon and pine nuts, roast on 375° for 35 minutes or so (until squash is your desired softness). Add fresh spinach, enjoy!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Lemon garlic roasted artichokes ready to be cooked!
Cut the top of the artichoke and the stem off, open the leaves and spread some minced garlic in the center, drizzle fresh lemon juice and avocado oil into the leaves, season with sea salt on top , wrap tin foil around entire artichoke and bake at 425° for 1 hour 20 min. Delicious!
Monday, March 24, 2014
Sooooo much better than McDonald's egg mcmuffin. 2 eggs, sausage, guac & pico. To get eggs this shape, I crack one in the bottom of a kids Ikea bowl and microwave it for 60 seconds.
Guac is 2 avocados mashed with the juice of one lime and salt to taste. Easy and delicious!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Carne asada fries! what a way to kick off another round of Whole30! I'm hopping on board with my health buddy @jennaskitchen no cheats (including no diet coke, #tears) this time, 30 days- lets go!
Let's start from the bottom up shall we!?
Sweet potato chopped length wise, tossed in 2 tblsp oil (I used avocado this time) and sea salt. Bake at 400° for 20 min, flip fries, bake 20 more min then switch dial to broil- to crisp up (keep a close eye so they don't burn). Steak was cooked in avocado oil with garlic & salt - cooked on the stove top until well done. Pico- 1 handful cilantro, 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes, 1 onion, chopped and tossed with juice of 1 lime and 1 clove garlic. Guac- 2 avocados mashed with juice of 1 lime, and salt to desired taste. Who's on board??
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Taking a stab at homemade mango fruit leather, I will let you know how it goes because this is a rookie attempt! Recipe was easy, used a food processor to puree 2 mangos, spread mixture evenly on parchment paper, bake at 175° for 4 hours!
Edit: I think next time I try this I will coat my parchment with coconut oil, it was a bit sticky.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Citrus garlic steak kabobs! Marinate steak in the juice of 2 oranges, 1 lemon, 1 lime, 2 cloves garlic minced and 1/2 c evoo for a couple hours refrigerated, cube up and put on skewers with your choice of veggies, I recommend adding pineapple! grill until meat is cooked through.
Friday, March 14, 2014
November to this morning (Mid March) this is my "something is better then nothing" pic. I still have a lot of work to do, and I haven't been 100% with my clean eating but MOST of the time I choose clean, whole foods. Whole30 changed my mindset and it's always on my brain, encouraging me to make healthier decisions. All you guys who are too scared of the strict rules, at least start somewhere! I hate posting these, but I love seeing them, so crazy motivating!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Grilled sweet potato, spinach, bacon turkey burgers with guac and pico on a bed of more spinach!
Burger Recipe here.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Prepping a brine for "the best chicken" tonight via the clothes make the girl. 8 cups water, 3 Tbs salt, 2 cloves garlic, 1 Tbs coconut aminos, 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp whole black peppercorn. Once salt dissolves, add 2 pounds chicken breast, let sit in fridge for at least 2 hours. Mine will be there all day! The longer the better.
Whisked up a spice blend to coat the brined chicken, this mix is 1 Tbs cumin, 1 Tbs curry powder,
1 Tbs chili powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp black pepper. mix and coat brined chicken in the mixture before tossing it on the grill.
So "the best chicken" is definitely a winner, SO much flavor and it's got a spicy kick! I added the moroccan dipping sauce for the chicken & salad dressing (I used 1/10 of what is pictured) it's 1/3 c evoo, 1/4 c lemon juice, 1 tsp garlic, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp salt and a tiny bunch of cilantro.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Whole30 compliant fire roasted tomato chocolate chili:
2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 medium onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 4 teaspoons) 1 pounds ground beef, 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste, 1 can (14.5 ounces) fire-roasted, chopped tomatoes, 1 can (14.5 ounces) beef broth, 1 cup water. Add ingredients in the listed order, letting cook through each time.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Not as trendy as a mason jar but this blend bottle is my go to for protein shakes, seeing as it usually is a grab & go breakfast I love that I can shake it up while en route to all the cool places I go in the morning, you know - like kindergarten carpool.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Do you ulu? This Alaskan curved knife and chopping block are my go to kitchen tools. I have a food processor but it's so many pieces to wash I usually use this instead. The way the knife fits into the curved block makes for quick chopping and no sliding food.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Whole 30 Beef & Broccoli// adapted from Eat Well, Feel Good.
2 heads broccoli, cut into florets
2 tbs. olive oil salt & pepper, to taste
2 lbs. sirloin strip, cut into thin slices
2 tbs. coconut flour
1 tbs. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 tbs. coconut or olive oil
2 minced garlic cloves
2 shallots or one small onion, minced
1 cup low sodium beef broth
1/4 cup gluten-free tamari (use coconut aminos for true paleo/whole30)
1 tsp. arrowroot powder mixed with 2 tbs. cold water
Preheat oven to 375°. Place broccoli florets on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until starting to brown. Meanwhile, place meat in a large ziploc bag. Add coconut flour through cayenne pepper, then seal bag. Shake to thoroughly coat meat. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add one batch of meat, cooking on each side for a minute until brown. Remove to a separate plate and continue until all meat is done. Add garlic and shallot to skillet and cook for a few minutes. Pour broth in skillet and scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the skillet. Add tamari or coconut aminos and simmer for one minute. Add arrowroot mixture and stir to thicken mixture. Add meat and broccoli to skillet and mix to combine. Taste for seasoning.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I'm all about quick breakfast during the week but Sundays I like to spend more time experimenting in the kitchen. This morning I mixed 4 eggs, 1 scoop Paleo pro vanilla aztec protein powder, 1/2 c coconut flour, and 1c coconut milk. I cooked the pancakes with coconut oil and blended 6 large strawberries, 1 banana and 1 lemon for the sauce. It was SO good. I modified this from @jennaskitchen recipe to what I had on hand, it's so good guys!
Making some pico with sweet potato chips for our Oscars party tonight, I chopped up a purple onion, 4 tomatoes, a bunch of cilantro and mixed in lime juice and sea salt to taste. I make this at least once a week, I use it on salads, in omelets, etc. easy & quick!