DIETS//don’t work, are not to be trusted and are all but healthy! There are so many buzz words out there for all sorts of diets and yes it can be overwhelming but believe me they are full of false promises 〰️ when you hear or read something about a diet or a way of eating ask yourself why are they telling you to cut out a specific food group or why are they asking you to favour one food group over another? Think about it and ask why 〰️ why are they promoting this, why do I need to avoid something I thought was healthy, why do I have to put a label on the way I eat? —————————————————
The answer is you don’t! You don’t have to deprive yourself, you don’t have to only eat predominantly one food group, you don’t have to label the way you eat! Food is nourishing and delicious, it gives us life! Eating a balance and a variety of all foods is what a healthy ‘diet’ is 〰️ if a diet seems too extreme or promises something that seems too good to be true, it probably is and whilst it might be amazing in the short term these diets can be detrimental in the long term 〰️ please don’t believe everything you read and hear, ask questions, reach out to someone who can guide you and create a diet that is specific to your needs 〰️ you are unique and your diet should be too 〰️ #naturopath#nutrition#herbalmedicine#wholehealth#holistichealth#wellness#wellbeing#diet#food#delicious#nourishing#nurture#jerf#carbsarelife#fats#protein#unique#ask#why#enquire#heal#health#healthyeating#lifestyle#vegetables#fruit
Soooo many AWESOME QUESTIONS from Yesterdays IG story about Food Prep 🙌🏼 I wanted to share the most common ones here 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
1. The containers are by Freshware Meal Prep. (@freshwarestore ) I found mine on @amazon .
2. I store all the food in our fridge (aka I don’t freeze it) and then we eat it within 5 days. I don’t normally meal prep >5days out bc I just don’t know how well the food will last and if it will even taste good.
3. I don’t count macros or calories. Lol. I promise. If someone wants to count the macros based on what I’ve shown you, then be my guest 👍🏼 and then let me know, I’ll tell others 😜😂
4. Yes, I know iceberg lettuce isn’t the most nutritious lettuce. I had it on hand. We try not to waste food in this house, so sometimes that means using what’s available. Try not to stress yourself out with those similar concerns. Do your best, you’re more than enough.
5. The Cinnamon Roll @larabar is the BEST! It’s science 🧪 🧫 😜 (well, for Whole30 approved options. I’m excited to try the other ones once we’re done with Whole30)
6. Yes, I’ll save this IG story in my Highlight Section so you can access it later.
7. The egg bake microwaves great. I just quickly cut it up into bite size pieces with a fork and microwave x45seconds
8. Instapots are amazing! But a total learning curve. So, if you’re interested in purchasing one I recommend getting a very basic Instapot cook book to help you learn some easy recipes. (Swipe to see the book I use, it was a Christmas gift. Probably from amazon - like most of my life 😜😂)
Any other questions? I hope this helps! ❤️ Happy Monday, Babes!
BTW - if I haven’t told you lately, I LOVE YOU. Thank you for being the very best tribe a girl could ask for 🙏🏼😭❤️
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Some sad sack cream cheese pancakes 😅🥞 cooked in the muffin tin to make life a bit easier! Perfect breakfast for on the go 💥 just add some sugar free maple syrup and waaaalaaaah ⚡️✨🌙
My name is a Emalani and I am a 22 year old from the island of Oahu! It is the main island with Honolulu and Pearl Harbor on it. I moved to the mainland in 2012. I currently reside in North Carolina. I like it but it’s been a huge struggle getting adjusted to life down here. I suffer from extreme anxiety, depression, ADD, and bipolar II disorder. I take medications for all three of them and am currently waiting to meet with a psychiatrist. I have always been a bit thicc but being in a three year relationship I stopped caring about what I was putting into my body. I focused on all the wrong things. I expected my boyfriend to stay with me even if I gained a ton of weight. He has because he’s amazing and he’s one of the reasons I want to lose weight. But I also wanted to lose the weight for obvious health reasons. I am very short and all sorts of problems arise in my family tree that are associated with obesity.
I hope with this page that I find a platform of like minded people who want to simply better themselves overall.
I also love anime and video games. My favorite animes include My Hero, Soul Eater, Akame Ga Kill, Beyond the Boundary, Toradora, Tokyo Ghoul, and so much more.
I look forward to all the progress I (we) make!!!!!!!!! •
I’ve had quite a few people reach out to me about my food during this cut. I posted a full day of food the other day on my story but it was a refeed so it wasn’t a very accurate representation of my daily norm. To be 100% honest my food choices have hardly changed. I cut about 300 cals from breakfast going from 2 muffins or doughnuts to a bagel, about 400 cals from dinner cutting back my rice, teriyaki sauce and Vanilla Coke and added a few hundred cals of activity daily by turning up the frequency and intensity of my workouts. So as you can see from the pic, it’s pretty much business as usual. What are some of the simple tricks you use to stay on track when dieting?
1 65 minutes ago
Loved having these two lovebirds meal prepping for the week while I was working. They did a great job cooking and cleaning 😊👍🍷 #yummy#healthyeating#proudmom
Into week 3 now of my Arbonne 30 days of healthy living challenge. Happy to say I'm down 5 pounds. Tonight’s dinner - Stuffed Acorn Squash with Steamed Broccoli.
1 06 minutes ago
Making homemade yogurt in your #instantpot can be as simple as pouring 2 ingredients into the pot and pushing the yogurt button. But I like to make several flavors and honestly, it’s tough to pour yogurt from a giant 8 qt pot into little 8oz jars. 😕
So this is how I like to do it...
Step 1-Steam 4 mason jars (16 oz) in the IP for 1 minute to be sure they are free from bacteria that could compete with and/or kill your live cultures.
Step 2-Take the jars out of the IP and set on a towel to cool. This usually takes 15-20 minutes for them to cool down to the touch.
Step 3-While the jars cool down, if your starter is frozen, now is a good time to take them out of the freezer to let them thaw. For my first few batches, I used Fage 2% plain Greek yogurt, but now I save a half T from each jar for the next batch.
Warning: Do NOT put a frozen starter in a steaming hot jar as a sudden temp change can cause the glass to crack. Ask me how I know.🤦🏼♀️
Step 4-When the jars have cooled down, place 1.5 tsp (1/2 T) in each jar.
Step 5-Put just enough milk in the bottom of each jar to combine the yogurt starter until it’s smooth.
Step 6-Fill each jar with the rest of your milk. A 52 oz container will fill all 4 jars to just above the “fill” line. Give them all a quick stir just to be sure the starter is well introduced.
Step 7-Place the jars on the trivet that is still in your warm IP. I just leave the same water in the pot for the incubation period. I have read that it doesn’t matter whether you add water or not, but trust me, it matters. Again, ask me how I know. 😉
Step 8-You can use your IP lid or any lid that fits your inner pot. I personally don’t like that my glass lid has that little vent hole in it. I want the heat to be sealed in there, so I place a silicone baking mat under the lid.
Step 9-Press the yogurt button and set to whatever length of time you want to incubate your yogurt for. I do 12:00 hours, but you can do anywhere between 8 and 24 hours...the longer you incubate, the tangier your yogurt will be.
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One of my favorite quick meals - DIY ramen. When the noodles are halfway cooked, I drop in a raw egg for added protein (it will be cooked perfectly by the time the noodles are done). I topped this one with kimchi, sesame seeds, & seaweed but I also love adding leftover cooked meat & green onion. What are your favorite ramen toppings??
1 76 minutes ago
I Love A Good Bargain!
@Champion is on sale!
30% off at @Target
So I picked up some cute workout clothes for the wifey & I, along with some groceries for tomorrow’s dinner ☺️
2 16 minutes ago
Something that I hold so close to me is this recipe my nan used to cook EVERY Christmas ~ something I've loved from quiet a young age!
I wasn't sure whether i wanted to share it, but then I thought, my nan would be beside herself if anyone else loved this & cooked it for their family at Christmas or gatherings so here it is.
Tag me if you make it #notallhealthy this is also #vegan#vegetarian .
"Nan Curries curry" serves 2.
Microwave sunrice 250g
Fresh pineapple or
Small tinned .
Or tinned (if using tinned keep the juice)
Brown or white rice (I used brown) nan used white. .
Cook rice , let cool & refrigerate. .
Cook peas & rinse under cold water .
Chop shallots & pineapple -place in bowl adding peas+ sultanas + 1 tblsp curry + 1tsp cummin
Combine well- .
Remove rice from fridge & combine all ingredients-
If using tinned pineapple add in the juice and mix well with spoon .
If using fresh, cut off an extra peice or 2 and blend in high speed blender with a touch of water. .
Serve as s side dish or lunch .
Best served cold.
How to make chicken not suck! 🍗 (swipe to see ingredients in each marinade)
Looking to switch up your chicken routine? I got you covered. These combos are simple and easy to whip up for the week. In the photo, I’m using my silicone, reusable, dishwasher safe @stasherbag to marinade the chicken to help cut down on my use of plastic for the environment and for me!
What to do:
1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
2. Place chicken and marinade a bag.
3. Marinade in fridge for 2 hours.
4. Bake for 25 min @ 450 degrees for a 7oz breast
Below are the marinades. Each makes 1 serving, multiply for each chicken breast you have.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/4 cup cilantro leaves chopped
1 clove garlic minced
Sea salt to taste
Coconut Curry :
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1 tbsp red curry paste
1 tbsp curry powder
Sea salt to tase
Jalapeño Lime Marinade
1 tbsp avocado oil
1-2 jalapeños, cut
Sea salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced ginger
1/8 tsp red pepper flake
Sea salt to taste
Inspired by sweetpeasandsaffron.com & eatthegains.com
By @meowmeix .
#cleaneating#healthyeating#nutrition#cleaneats#mealprep#chicken#foodprep # #fitfood#protein#weightloss#mealplan#paleo#meat#dinner#healthychoices#mealprepsunday#spicy#healthyfood#mealprepping#macros#chickenwings#mealprepmonday
42 37728 hours ago
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! What’s yours? 🤗
The talented @realandvibrant is full of ideas to mix up your classic beloved avo toast 💃🏼 Shared Via @GlowingPlants ✨🌿 #GlowingPlants
Recipe 👇🏼 - Choose your favourite 🍞 - Use a peeler or otherwise to create delicious ribbons of avocado - Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, black sesame seeds, fresh mint, Himalayan pink salt and cracked black pepper - ... that’s it!
54 26066 hours ago
Weight Loss Vs. Weight Gain Meals
*Swipe to see all Five ideas and below for full details!💫🍱
Here’s How to adjust some of your Favourite meals to help you meet your Weight Loss or Gain goals💪
1️⃣Kielbasa Breakfast Bowls
•More zucchini to sweet potato ratio
•Turkey sausage lower fat
•More potatoes, than veggies
•higher fat sausage
2️⃣Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love waffles💘😋
•use egg whites instead
•use fat free cheese
•use more eggs than nut in batter
•use more nut butter in waffles
•p.s. bake the eggs to get that perfect look!
3️⃣Taco Bowls and Salsa Roja
Meal prep in less than 1 hour
•use ground turkey instead of beef
•choose a leaner meat
•cauli rice, but seasoned
•1 cup of regular rice
•use oil or butter with your veggies to fry or roast, instead of steaming or boiling
•shop bought salsa instead of homemade
•The addition of rice adds a lot of carbs and calories which lend great to putting on muscle. The weight gain side also has a bit more meat.
5️⃣Deconstructed Cheeseburger Bowls
•swap beef for leaner turkey
•oven bake the fries with spray oil
•use regular oil
•more chips and more meat!
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43 24476 hours ago
INSTANT POT POT ROAST AND POTATOES 🥔 🥕😋
Juicy and tender instant pot pot roast and potatoes with gravy makes the perfect family-friendly dinner. This easy one pot dinner recipe will please even the picky eaters!
1 3-5 pound beef chuck roast see notes for instructions from frozen
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika optional
1 pound baby red potatoes
4 large carrots, chopped into large chunks see note for using baby carrots
1 large yellow onion, chopped
4 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons corn starch
By @cremedelacrumb1 .
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83 72808 hours ago
DOES EATING HEALTHY REALLY COST MORE? ⠀
love this by @thesavvydietitian
It is a common misconception that ‘eating healthy’ is expensive. This is often because people are under the impression (thanks to the media, celebrities and specific diets) that eating healthy needs to include fancy ‘superfoods’, which are often overpriced and aren’t necessarily better nutritionally to other everyday options.
The above image dispels the perception that healthier foods (nutrient dense) are more expensive than unhealthy foods (nutrient poor).
Eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank. These are my tips to shop smart:
🔸Select a variety of foods, focusing on the 5 core food groups.
🔸Keep nutrient poor foods to a minimum (I’ll only ever buy these items half price!).
Shop for seasonal fruit and vegetables.
🔸Canned fruit, veggies, Legumes, lentils and fish (salmon/tuna) are cheap, convenient and have a longer shelf life.
🔸Use unit prices to find the best value, look 👀 at how much things cost per kg!
🔸Limit convenience options (pre-cut, pre-marinated and pre-portioned) they are significantly more expensive because you are paying for extra packaging, and someone else to do the work for you.
🔸Try out home brand options, you might be pleasantly surprised!
🔸Buy your staple products in bulk!
🔸Shop the specials, especially with more expensive items like meat products, and experiment with cheaper cuts you can slow cook!
🔸 The freezer is your friend, freeze meats you get on special or buy in bulk and freeze portions for meals
🛒 Nutrient dense trolly: celery, carrots, sweet potato/potato, capsicum, tomatoes, strawberries, oranges, frozen vegetables, eggs, milk, Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese, rolled oats, wholegrain bread and pasta, brown basmati rice, EVOO, lean mince, chicken breast, canned tuna and salmon, roasted almonds.
🛒 Nutrient poor trolly: chips, ice coffee, roll ups, breakfast biscuits, dairy desserts, soft drinks, pies, ice-cream, frozen pies/chips/pre-crumbed chicken/pizza, chocolate, apricot bites, biscuits
If you live in a remote/regional area, sometimes purchasing fresh produce can be expensive. This is where canned and frozen options work best...
Getting healthy: expectation vs. reality. (Swipe) 🤪
With so many tips and advice out there, getting healthy can definitely seem overwhelming! As health and fitness bloggers, it’s our job to equip you with new ideas and tips, but what’s the best way of incorporating new tips into your routine? Here’s a great way to approach setting up new habits because we all know darn well it’s not that easy.
1 - Pick one or two areas at a time: In order to get a new habit to truly stick, it’s easier to focus on that for a little bit before adding in a new habit.
2 - Value progress over perfection: It’s all about baby steps in the right direction. Don’t compare yourself to someone who’s been meal prepping and eating clean for 5 years. Instead compare yourself to your habits last week. Are you eating less processed foods? Are you making more meals at home? Those are all wins!
3 - Be kind & forgiving to yourself: You wouldn’t talk to a friend in a cruel or belittling way, so why do that to yourself? Life’s a cha-cha. You may take one step back to take three steps forward and that’s what matters.
Remember, if you see people with all these great habits, they didn’t add them overnight. Also not every tip/health habit etc will resonate with you. Maybe meditation isn’t your thing but you find a gratitude practice grounding. Maybe you hate the sauna but hot yoga is where it’s at for you. Try out things and find what fits with your schedule 😄
Hope you found this helpful xoxo,
Freeezing outside but cozy inside with this #GlutenFree PASTA with KALE, CHICKPEAS and a SPICY POMODORO SAUCE 🌿🍝😋🤗..
Just 5 main ingredients plus seasonings, it’s super simple, fresh tasting and flavorful! It’s tomato-based making it widely appealing and you can add more or less kale and crushed red pepper according to your or your family’s tastes. Plus, chickpeas! Can’t recommend chickpeas mixed with pasta highly enough! They absorb the sauce flavors, add nutrients and are super tasty! 😍.
True story: I “forgot” about this dish until my sister in law told me she’s been making it a lot off my blog. It was a pasta we used to make allll the time until one day we didn’t. 🤷♀️🙃 So I looked it up, gave it a new photo and am happily adding it back into the rotation 🙌🏻..
Click @healthygffamily for recipe link. Recipe can be partially made ahead and comes together quickly. ..
Hope everyone had a great day and is staying warm if your in line of this arctic blast!☃️🤗..