You might be wondering about now what is up with me and pancakes/muffins on my website! Ok, I admit it, I like to bake and I am always looking for something quick to have in the morning with my coffee. It keeps me from getting the jitters and keeps my cortisol levels from spiking too high during my morning coffee (excessive cortisol leads to belly fat!). I have created this recipe from other great paleo muffin recipes, adding blueberries (because they are in season) and Vanilla Trim Shake, for extra protein and a smidge of sweetness. The objective here is not to create a super sweet muffin, but something with a healthy punch of protein and fats that will satisfy to go along with your spinach and eggs! Gourmet!
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If you love eating spaghetti but not what it does to your stomach and hips, you're not alone. Yet spaghetti squash can act as an excellent pasta substitute. Spaghetti Squash is my favorite starchy carb, next to the sweet potato to keep me eating clean and in "Cleanse-Mode" most of the time. So why not simulate your favorite spaghetti recipe with this take on spaghetti with meat sauce.
Spaghetti squash, 4 Cups
Coconut oil or grass-fed butter, 1 tbsp
Salt, 1/4 tsp
Pepper, 2 pinches
Cinnamon, 2 pinches
Olive oil cooking spray
Grass-fed Ground sirloin or extra lean ground beef, 12 oz (340 g)
Onion (small diced), 1 Cup
Tomato sauce, 2 Cups
Cashews (crushed), 1/4 Cup
Parmesan cheese (grated), 1/2 Cup
Serves 2 large, or 4 small
15 min. Prep Time
45 min. Cooking Time
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Cut squash in half and clean out the center and seeds. Place cut side up on a baking sheet and driz...
Do you drink a lot of water? Have you tried to drink water...keeping that water bottle filled at your desk, bringing in the car, only to drop off again? There are many benefits to drinking water, the most promising, being the detox benefits.
I drink as much water as possible everyday. It is recommended that a person drink at least half of their body weight in ounces every day. For example, if you are a 140 pound female, you should try to consume 75 ounces per day. I weigh about 118 pounds and drink probably 80-100 ounces of water every day. You are probably thinking that is crazy, but this is Habit "numero uno" that all of my clients establish before making any other significant changes in their behaviors.
Since I have started drinking so much water I have noticed some beneficial improvements in my health.
Most of these can be attributed to just staying super-hydrated.
Cauliflower is another vegetable from the Brassica family of vegetables, that also include brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale. I eat at least one serving from these everyday, and according to Dr. Christiane Northrup, they "contain glucosinolates which contain sulfer compounds that help protect the liver and improve it's ability to eliminate toxins and excess hormones." In a nutshell, if they are helping with digestion and detoxification, I'm eating them!
This is also a great low-impact carbohydrate to add to your "Anytime Meal".
This is a fan favorite for everyone trying to get over half of their plate filled with Fibrous Carbs! One cup of this recipe plus a small side salad, or a fist-sized portion of sweet potato would comply with your "Anytime Meal".
3 1/2 oz Lemon, Raw w/peel
1/4 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 teaspoons Himalayan Salt
3 tablespoons garlic cloves, crushed
4 cups Broccoli Flower Clusters, raw
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the coconut oil, garlic and salt and crushed red pepper flakes.
2. Cook 2 minutes, stirring often until the garlic becomes fragrant.
3. Add broccoli.
4. Reduce the heat to low and cover.
5. Cook 2 minutes until the broccoli is tender and cooked through.
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I am always looking for something quick to have in the morning with my coffee. It keeps me from getting the jitters and keeps my cortisol levels from spiking too high during my morning coffee (excessive cortisol leads to belly fat!). You can always adjust how much cocoa you want, whether to add chocolate chips or not and how much honey to add for sweetness. The objective here is not a traditional sweet breakfast, but something that will satisfy to go along with your spinach and eggs! Gourmet!
I found these awesome flourless muffins at RunningWithSpoons.com. I made a slight adjustment by to the baking soda. Flourless muffins tend to be gooey, and they need a bit more baking soda to help them rise. I also reduced the amount of honey that I add from 1/4 cup by half. I double this when I make it, so I ended up using 1/4 C. honey for a double batch. They were plenty sweet for my taste, but that is up to you! I alwa...
It has always been a challenge for me to get enough fiber while eating a primarily Paleo diet. I was used to eating high fiber cereals or tons of beans and lentils to... a-hummm, you know. I love that by following a Paleo diet I have increased the portions of veggies that I consume by about 10 times! When people ask me what I eat, I tell them that I eat mostly vegetables, some fruit, fats and some meat. I don't eat as much meat as some Paleo experts might recommend...I just can't eat it! Too much makes me gag! Is that wrong?
Ok, I digress. Back to fiber on the paleo diet. I have found a fiber-rich pancake for the mornings that when paired with a few raspberries, will get up to 10+ grams of fiber for my morning meal. This is pretty good, since it is recommended that women eat 35 grams and men eat at least 25 grams of fiber per day. Of course, these pancakes are grain free (almond meal of course!), sugar free (unless you h...
Every person that I know who tries to stay on a "Clean Eating" diet, or follow the Paleo Diet, know how hard it is to eat enough starchy carbohydrates to stay full and satisfied. Eating clean, or Paleo, is not just about eating tons of meat. I believe that it is more of a Organic, Vegetarian-based diet that includes grass-fed, sustainably raised beef, free-range eggs, free range chicken, wild caught fish and lamb. My "go to" staple to give me energy, stamina, and keep me from diving head-first into the crackers is Sweet Potatoes. I eat them every which way to Sunday and have finally got my kids to enjoy them (somewhat) in place of white potatoes.
Enjoy this easy to prepare, kid-friendly sweet potato recipe that is great paired with your favorite lean protein and salad. Be sure to make extra so that you can use the left-overs for breakfast "Sweet Potato Hash".
Clean eating and eating Paleo style makes it tough sometimes to come up with a interesting and delicious breakfast. Giving up traditional breakfast cereals, bagels, toast and even oatmeal, narrows the field somewhat...unless you can get creative! Using the left over Paleo Sweet Potato Fries from the night before, I make Breakfast Sweet Potato Hash on a regular basis.
It is a good idea to shoot for 28 grams of protein in the morning, so by adding 3-4 oz of turkey sausage and an egg, you will be getting close...Here is the recipe:
Start with 3-4 oz. Natural Turkey or Chicken Sausage
Slice a medium red onion in small slices
Brown sausage and onion together
Add Sweet Potato Fries to warm through, add seasoning!
Serve with a fried egg on top and a half of a grapefruit! Delicious!
This recipe is a great example of Clean Eating for our next "21-Day Detox Bootcamp". Be sure and check it out here. You can also contact me direct...