✨ GIVEAWAY ALERT 🤸🏼♀️ _
I’ve teamed up with one of my fav snack companies for a fun giveaway!
The theme of this giveaway is #SinkYourTeethSelfie . For a chance to win a one month supply of Hail Merry vegan & gf snacks, simply snap a pic of yourself enjoying @hailmerrysnacks. Whether that means indulging after a workout class, chillin’ with your friends, sneaking a bite on-the-go with your kids, or in my case sharing with my sweet toothed husband 😋!!
Here’s how to enter:
1) Follow both myself (@peanut.head) and @hailmerrysnacks
2) Tag your #SinkYourTeethSelfie partner in crime in the comments
3) For a bonus entry, submit your own #SinkYourTeethSelfie .
Open to ALL U.S. RESIDENTS, 18+. Contest ends Wednesday 23rd May at 11:59PM ET. One (1) winner will be selected and notified on Thursday. Winner will be notified via Instagram direct message. Profiles must be public. This giveaway is not affiliated with or endorsed by Instagram
I’m alive! I don’t have much free time to blog at the moment, but I am still baking and cooking whenever I can manage. Today I adapted @sallysbakeblog recipe for lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream to be gluten & grain free. I subbed the flour 1:1 with cassava flour (@ottos_cassava_flour) and used coconut milk for both the cupcake batter and frosting in place of the milk/cream, and oh boy are they good!!! Fluffy, sweet and the perfect lemon flavor 🍋🍋🍋
Chocolate Chip Tahini Protein Balls by @sayhellowellness 😋. If you haven't heard, Hello Wellness events are Amazeballs!! They host dynamic events with some of our favorite influencers like: @bewellbykelly tomorrow in LA (grab your tix soon!), @thebalancedblonde (June, CA), @bodybysimone (June, NY) and @rachlmansfield ⭐️. Such a great way to get out from behind #Insta and meet up in real life 👯✨ Here's their yummy recipe for #mondaymotivation : Creation Nation Protein Bar Mix + 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/4 cup coconut oil + 2 Tbls Honey. Mix with a fork and Roll 16 to 24 Balls. Drizzle with @soomfoods chocolate tahini for that extra extra 😋🙌🙋
AB&J CHICKPEA CAKES: (recipe description below)
Good morning! How did you start off your day today? Commonly at night we set goals in our head of what we want to get accomplished in the days ahead, but how often do you find yourself sticking to those goals? ----- What helps me to be consistent is by telling myself everyday that I'm going to do something better or be better than I was the day before, no matter how simple it may be! We thrive off of feeling accomplished, and self gratification is one of the best ways to improve your mood! ----- Chickpea pancakes are a great meal for any part of the day, but especially a great alternative for delicious breakfast pancakes! Aside from being fluffy, cakey, and deliciously moist, they are grainfree, gluten free and oil free! ----- 7 Simple Ingredients:
~80g Garbanzo Flour ~1 C Water
~2 Tbsp Date Paste
~1 tsp Vanilla Extract
~1 tsp Baking Powder
~1/4 tsp Salt
~1 tsp @foursigmatic 10 mushroom blend
~Topped with almond butter sauce, and strawberry puree!
These pancakes are cost effective, nutritious, and so versatile! ----
I fell in love with gnocchi when I lived Italy. Little pillows of potato heaven. I recently found a grain free version at @traderjoes and created this delightful dish. Spaghetti squash tossed with olive oil, garlic, chopped basil, pine nuts, lemon zest and salt and pepper. I pan fried the gnocchi in brown butter 🤤And topped it all off with a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. There may or may not have been an absurd amount of parmigiana added after the photo was taken 🙊 #gnocchi#bodyblissrecipes#foodporn
✨S U G A R • H A N G O V E R✨
I ate too many cookies (they were soo delicious) and then had this horribly sweet pineapple drink (pineapple juice PLUS cane sugar 🤦🏻♀️). I woke up this morning feeling groggy, fuzzy, heavy, and worst of all inexplicably anxious. Not like there’s this thing on my mind and I feel anxious about it type of anxious, but that general vague but unsettling sense that something is wrong or something bad is about to happen.
It’s a sugar hangover, guys. Just as an alcohol hangover will cause anxiety, overdoing simple sugars causes the same physiological reaction. Blood sugar spikes and then crashes. Low blood sugar in the morning can feel a lot like generalized anxiety. You feel physically sluggish yet agitated and uneasy.
The cure: fat and protein. Stabilize blood sugar by eating a high protein and high fat breakfast. There’s a reason you crave this kind of food when you’re hungover. Your body wants the steady fuel that will allow hormone levels to even out.
So I had some chicken sausage and avocado on greens this morning and I already feel MUCH better. If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety on a regular basis, eating in a way that supports balanced blood sugar is essential to feeling grounded and at ease in your body. Consuming processed sugar is adding fuel to the flames. Note to self- save a few cookies, give the rest away! 🍪😬 #selfcare 📷: @pexelsphotos
It’s a cozy day in L.A., so of course I had to whip up some of my Paleo cauliflower “oatmeal” with a side of cinnamon roasted eggplant and zucchini! One of my all-time favorite sweet breakfasts (but zero sweetener), and a great way to learn to love your veggies if you’re having a hard time getting enough of them into your diet. I have two different versions of Paleo oatmeal on my blog - one is vegan and one is not! Today I used some Apple Pie Spice to give it some extra flavaaaa and I topped it with cacao nibs, walnuts, @meeeatpaleo nut butter, and @artisanaorganics cashew butter! I always have such a hard time settling on toppings... Anyways, today’s agenda includes client calls, blogging, and catching up on some work for @ntatraining, and thankfully gloomy weather is my favorite for getting work done! HERE’S TO A PRODUCTIVE WEEK 🙌🏻
Roasted Cauliflower Bisque w/ Turmeric, Miso, Bone Broth & Coconut ——————————————
Enter my new favorite Sunday batch cook dish 🤗 The combo of coconut cream, lemon juice, miso, and herbs is 👌🏼. Anti-inflammatory, low-GI, creamy & delicious. Also, turmeric is magic, if you didn’t know already. Many clinical studies are demonstrating its powerful healing properties. —————————————————
I slow simmered some free-range poultry and herbs to make the bone broth, which I think took it up a notch but you can definitely make it with store-bought stock of your choice! ————————————————-
Inspired by @local_milk which is one of my FAVORITE blogs. Aesthetically on point and the recipes are fantastic. #highlyrecommend
Head to the blog for the recipe (link in bio) 💛
Buckwheat porridge is a nice gluten-free, grain-free breakfast alternative for those mornings you want a warm breakkie. It also supplies all the amine acids making it a complete protein source which keeps you feeling fuller for longer. .
Rinse 1 cup buckwheat groats then add to a pot with 2 cups of water. Simmer for 10 mins with the lid on then remove from the heat and leave for another 5 mins. Fluff with a fork and stir through frozen berries/ cherries, coconut yoghurt and a drizzle of maple syrup. 👌
I'm normally a lunch at 1-2pm kind of gal, but for some reason today I was starving by 11am. Luckily I had packed my lunch, so all I had to do was toast my bread and then assemble to enjoy this yummy sandwich. This is a twist on a traditional Egg Salad Sandwich in that I used Pickled Eggs instead of just plain hard boiled eggs. Honestly, it was because that was all I had in my fridge when I was packing my lunch bag last night and I didn't feel like making anything else. I was pleasantly surprised by how good this sandwich actually was. Creativity and laziness for the win!!
This egg salad was super simple to make. 2 hardboiled pickled eggs cut into small pieces, combine with 1T of Primal Kitchens Mayo, and sweet relish to taste. That's it! .
Let me know if you try this fun twist on traditional egg salad, and when you post the picture make sure to tag me and to use hashtag #podtasticeats
🍅 Grain free Bruschetta 🍅 Do you love bruschetta? I sure do! 🙋🏻I remember it being one of my favourite parts of a meal, whether I made it fresh at home or enjoyed it out at a restaurant. A generous serving of juicy tomatoes complemented by the gorgeous flavours of basil and onion was always a winning combination💥 I used to pile this high on a stack of crusty bread but since I am now grain free, I have a healthy, delicious alternative that pleases the palate and doesn't slow down my healing in any way! Instead of using bread as the base, I now use slices of roasted potato! I saw this idea shared on Instagram a while ago (her account is now closed🙁) and thought it was genius so I tried it. And let me tell you, it so delicious that I didn't miss the bread! The recipe is simple too. Just chop about a cup of raw tomatoes (I really like organic grape or cherry tomatoes because they're sweet), about a half of a yellow onion, and a few tablespoons of fresh basil. Combine in a bowl and set aside. Roast some thinly sliced (about 1/4 inch thick) yellow potatoes in the oven at 420 for about 15 minutes. Once cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Next, add a heaping spoonful of the tomato mixture to each potato slice. Garnish with more basil. And voila! Bruschetta is served! 💁🏻You can also add a little organic olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt to the tomato mixture if you would like. I am oil and salt free so I leave it out, however it would be a savoury addition to this dish and more closely resembles the traditional recipe I used to enjoy back in the day! What I love most about this meal is you can customize it to your particular healing needs and dietary requirements without sacrificing all the beautiful flavours.❤ Here are some of the amazing health benefits you'll enjoy from the ingredients in this recipe: 🌿Basil - an herbal antibiotic, highly antibacterial and antiviral, it is effective against bacterial infections, intestinal parasites, colds, flu, mono, shingles, and herpes. (Continued below 👇🏻)
Este fue mi almuerzo de hoy 😋, mi versión de taco salad baja en carbohidratos, inspirada en un recuerdo feliz de la adolescencia cuando íbamos a comer mis papás y yo a un restaurante llamado Memphi's y esos 3 gorditos siempre pedían la taco salad con una cesta de algo que estaba frito pero que no tengo ni idea que era, llevaba granos y un montón de salsas, esta versión mejorada me encantó la cesta es de #harinadealmendra , la hice horneada y quedó igual de crujiente, estaba llena de lechuga, tomate, aguacate,aceitunas negras, carne molida, un toque de queso mozarella y un poquito de mayonesa casera, estaba delicioso, me transporte 20 años atrás, qué lindo es tener tan buenos recuerdos 💕💕💕💕💕 Buen provecho! 😋💕💕🥗🥗🥗💕💕😋
"I really love the fact that it doesn't put me on a high like a traditional energy drink, but yet it gives me a constant flow of energy that lasts hours" - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 another satisfied customer
Who else could use a constant flow of energy that lasts hours without the jitters? 🖐👀
CLICKABLE LINK IN BIO 👇🗣
När man tar med sin egen efterrätt till kalas... ✨
...enkelt, snabbt och supergott! Då gör det inget alls att man inte kan äta samma som alla andra! 🥥🍓🍪
When you bring your own dessert to the birthday party... super tasty, easy and quick. ✨Makes it totally ok not to eat what everyone else is eating. 🥥🍓🍪
The primal plate at one of my favorite restaurants @dickskitchen !! 100% grass-fed, humanely raised & pastured beef patty, small mixed green salad with lemon parsley vinaigrette and in-season greens. Never disappoints! 🍴😛
You might not be able to tell in this picture, but I am extremely exhausted. This round of Whole 30 has been hard, which is funny considering I eat Whole 30 95% of the time, with the exception of natural sugars. Not having Kombucha on the daily has been hard on my system, for the natural sugars, but also my digestion. I have added some tea back in to get some caffeine but the lack of sugar has been rough. Definitely believe, now, that I might still have a sugar problem. Sugar is sugar, even if not refined. I have been only using maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar since last January, but I was overdoing it to help with my energy. I somehow forgot that I have a disease that causes extreme fatigue. The sugar is really just a bandaid. Going forward my plan is to only use those natural sugars on a special occasion. I will be going back to drinking 8 oz of kombucha daily because my digestion needs it.
Perfect weeknight dinner alert - the sauce for this recipe is legit awesome sauce at its finest! 🍽
This paleo honey mustard chicken comes together in just 30 minutes in the Instant Pot! Skin-on chicken thighs are perfectly cooked in a sauce that’s packed with tons of sweet tangy flavor. There’s even a Whole30 friendly option using dates instead of honey to sweeten the sauce for all you Whole30ers out there!
Family approved and sure to become a go-to dinner - get the recipe by clicking the link in my profile or find be swipe up link in my stories 😄
I lost someone really important to me last week and it hit me HARD. I wasn’t taking care of my body, wasn’t sleeping and definitely wasn’t eating right. I just needed to take that time to grieve and I think that’s ok 👌🏻 But I know my body is craving all the goods so that’s what I gave it! Sautéed zucchini, mushrooms and broccoli with an arugula blend topped with pico, roasted chickpeas, hard boiled egg and some cado 😍
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❁ Hello lovelies! I have been working on my page and adding some new features to it for the last two days so pardon my messy stories and the temporary appearance of my feed. I’ve been having a stressful week and nothing feels better than working on my health fitness journey and developing this page to inspire others. I am having a light quick vegan salad today at work that is so delicious and satisfying as a meal on the go. Have a good day!
❁ Ingredients: mixed greens, baby spinach, wild rice, purple cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, tofu and a light vegan Caesar dressing that I got from @wholefoods
Dinner Tonight is :
Scrambled Eggs-added a bit of milk from my #healthya
Steamed chicken - Ghana Style
Mixed veg- sweet peppers, spring onions and tomatoes
And a Lovely #herbaltea - spiced apple no sugar
Loving my new mindset to cooking and food. Usually I would of deep fried my Plantain and use lots of oil and butter in my cooking. I probably would of had ketchup instead of the veg and add GF bread on top.
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