Holistic Nutrition & Fitness
Simply Healthy Living
This is how it looks in the pan
SOUP's on ~ Another great way to "Eat your Vitamins!" Perfect to warm you up and easy to pack up!
and once the pasta is added... delicious!
Pumped up green salad
Speaking of Oatmeal... there are a million combinations here, and an amazing breakfast!
When buying oatmeal, avoid the quick oats, they have lost all of their nutritional value. Instead buy Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (Better) or Steel Cut Oats (Best). They may take a little longer to cook but definitely worth it, you will notice the difference when you realize you did not have your mid-morning crash.
Here's how you can up the nutritional value and taste to your morning oatmeal:
Time to make your own almond milk, it is easier than you think!
Plus, there you will know every single ingredient that goes into it.
1. Soak 1 cup of raw almonds in filtered water overnight
2. Rinse the almonds and discard water
3. Put almonds and two cups of filtered water in your blender and blend for two minutes
for some different flavours try vanilla and/or cinnamon
4. Strain the mixture and voila!
Don't throw out the pulp, I usually add that to my oatmeal or yogurt or try adding it to your baking...
Chocolate Pudding for Breakfast?
That's right! It is packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
Optional additions to superfoodify it! Use one, some, or all the below ingredients:
Spicy Citrus Chicken Salad
Eggs, get crackin'
One of my favourite ways to enjoy eggs are scrambled and again the options are endless
Choose a whole grain bread and instead of butter, try spreading avocado on top
Top your eggs with some raw green onion or some pico de gallo for extra vitamin power
Don't forget the spices, they not only have flavour but are also very therapeutic
Tomato & Rice
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Vegetable Linguine - Organic Whole Grain Spelt
Here is how I do this in under 20 minutes
PASTA ~ Whole grain pasta is a great source of carbohydrates to fuel our bodies. Many variations can be prepared in less than 20 min!
Is that pasta? No, it's zucchini!
This is a great salad that eats like a meal and very simple to do as well.
BREAKFAST IDEAS ~ an important start to your day
I have included several recipes below, all are very simple and home cook style. I took the pictures myself so you can see what the finished product looks like, (some are good and some... not so much, I never claimed to be a photographer!). You will notice that I always leave room for modification, that's the fun part, and a way to use what you have on hand. So, don't be shy and get creative in the kitchen!
It always tastes better when you make it yourself, and don't forget the main ingredient to all recipes: LOVE.
If you would like to see a recipe I have not listed below, please feel free to contact me: email@example.com
Adzuki Bean Spagetti Soup
Pico de Gallo
This is a great healthy raw food! You can use it as a dip with your favourite tortilla chips or a topping on your meal. I will have to admit though...it does take time to prepare, a lot of dicing!
Kale and Beets, oh yeah!
What is most important about making any kale salad is to massage the kale to break down the fibre and tenderize the leaves. This might sound complicated but it's not! Simply put your washed and torn up kale into a bowl add the juice of a lemon and start massaging. This will only take a minute or two but well worth it. Once you have noticed the leaves are soft you can begin to add the other ingredients.
Vegetable Stock, the perfect builder to all your soups!
Dairy Free Chocolate
Portabello Mushroom and Spinach Linguine - Organic Whole Grain Spelt
You know the drill... get your water started and heat your pan with some EVOO and garlic!
SALADS~ I can't say enough how important it is to get your daily dose of raw vegetables... nature's multi-vitamin
Holy Moly, Guacamole!
This is just a taste...
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Good Morning Yogurt Fresh, light and tasty!
Please keep in mind that these are just guidelines; adjust to your taste, to what is in season, or even just to what you have on hand!
SNACK ATTACK ~ satisfy those cravings guilt free!
Edamame, Kale and Chicken with Rotini - Organic Whole Grain Spelt
Butternut Squash Gnocchi with a Fresh Vegetable Sauce
Pasta e Fagioli