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Count Chemicals Not Calories

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I have been wanting to talk about this for a while now. (Much more VERY HELPFUL info will be provided in my yet to be released NEW book).
I often hear people say things like, “well, it only has __ calories, so it must be healthy!”
Well, most of the time, they are completely wrong. The healthfulness of a food is NOT determined by how many calories it has!!
The healthfulness of a food is determined by it’s nutrient content, therefore how much it will nourish and HELP your body. Most of those “100 calorie” packs that are so-called to be “healthy” are most of the time NOT healthy, highly processed, packed with preservatives so that they can last years, packed with added sugar/sodium, and made solely out of simple carbs. Also, they are PACKED with chemicals. When a food contains chemicals, your body doesn’t recognize the unknown/unnatural substance, so it stores the unknown substance as far away from the vital organs as it can (butt, thighs, ext.) The motto I live by is, “If you can’t grow it in your back yard, then it’s NOT good for you”.
So, what nutritional value is there in these so-called “healthy” foods?
Well…close to nothing! These foods are actually HURTING your body instead of HELPING.
Now, for instance, it you eat 100 calories worth of fresh fruit, then your body is being nourished with vitamins that will improve body functions and prevent diseases!
If you eat 100 calories worth of fresh avocado, then your body is being nourished with healthy fatty acids that will improve body functions and help your brain functions thrive!
Every time you eat, is a chance to NOURISH your body, not DESTROY it.
Now, to help further your understanding, here is another example….
If you were given the choice to eat a 100 calorie mini Banana Muffin Pack, or a Banana, then what would be the healthier choice?
Well, a banana! And guess what… The Banana has MORE CALORIES.
The bag of Mini Banana Muffins is heavenly processed, filled with added sugar, added sodium, and offers close to NO nutrients because it is solely a simple carb (simple/complex carbs described in my yet to be released NEW book).
AND, That mini mini muffin pack may not even contain any REAL banana. (MORE artificial ingredients that are made with chemicals and will turn to fat).
⭐️I hope you now understand that choosing a food should be based on nutritional value and NOT calorie content⭐️

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Entrees, Side Dishes, Uncategorized

Roasted Dubliner Summer Squash

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Serves 4
Recipe:
4 medium sized Yellow Squashes OR Zucchinis
Sliced Dubliner Cheese OR Parmesan Cheese
Onion Powder
Her Seasoning
Pepper
Salt

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Cut off the ends of the squashes
Slice them in half
Top them with the seasoning
Place the squashes (sliced side facing up) on a baking sheet
Bake for 45 minutes

Dessert, smoothies/drinks, Uncategorized, Vegan

Skinny Hot Coco

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When I was younger, hot chocolate was one of my favorite fall/winter time treats! Yet, the traditional hot chocolate is PACKED with sugar, fat, and calories. For example, a Starbucks (Grande) Hot Chocolate contains 370 Calories, 19 GRAMS of fat (9 saturated), and 50 grams of carbs (43 sugar). With these macros, I would rather eat an entire meal. Yes, these Starbucks drinks are extremely tasty, but should not be drank on a regular basis. So, I have created a (super) low calorie, no sugar, low fat, vegan, hot chocolate that you can drink EVERYDAY without feeling an ounce of guilt and you can still get your chocolatey sweet fix!

Servings: 2
Recipe:
3 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
Stevia to taste
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extracts
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon (optional)
2 Tbs 1 Tsp Unsweetened Coco Powder

Directions:
Blend the Almond Milk, Coco Powder, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Stevia (in the blender or with a hand blender)
Microwave (how long depends on how hot you want it) or make on the stove (my preferred method when I have time).
I like to top mine with Stevia Sweetened Fat Free Whipped Cream, or if I can’t get my hand on that then I will settle for Fat Free rediwhip (contains some sugar).

Pancakes/Waffles, Uncategorized

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

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Serves 1
Recipe:
1/3 Cup Oat Flour OR Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extracts
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
3 Drops of Stevia
1 Egg White
2 Tsp Greek Yogurt OR Unsweetened Applesauce
1/4 Cup Blueberries

Directions:
Whisk all ingredients (except the blueberries) together
Fold in Blueberries
Cook Batter on greased griddle on medium heat

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Entrees, Oatmeal, Uncategorized

Caramelized Apple Spice Pumpkin Pie Over Night Oats

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Serves 1
Recipe:
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
3 Tbs Pumpkin Puree
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
1 Medium Apple
A little Coconut Oil
Stevia
Maple Agave Nectar (optional)

Directions:
Heat Coconut Oil in skillet
Thinly slice the Apple
Sprinkle Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Stevia Drops onto the apples
Sauté until golden and soft
Combine Pumpkin, Oats, Almond Milk, Spices, and Stevia
Put Oat Combination into mason jar, then top with Apples, and a drizzle of Agave Nectar

Pancakes/Waffles, Uncategorized

Pumpkin Pie Fluffy Protein Pancakes

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Makes 6 Pancakes
Recipe:
4 Egg White (1/2 Cup Liquid)
1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree
2 Tbs Unsweetened Almond Milk (maybe more depending on consistency)
2 Tbs Coconut Flour
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (6 Tbs)
1 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Packets Stevia
3/4 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg

Directions:
Whisk all ingredients together,
Let batter sit for 3 mins (don’t skip),
Cook pancakes on medium low,
Flip when bubbles start to form,
Cook on seconds side.