After a long and very cold winter, we’ve gotten our first taste of warmer temps and preview of spring as we head into March....wait, MARCH? Where has the time gone? Well, I may not be able to slow time down, but I’m going to take full advantage of the warmer weather! One of the things I’ve found to really help my gut has been incorporating a greens supplement (this one is by far the best I’ve tried, it’s made with all organic grasses sourced right here in the US) and Glutamine to help heal my stomach.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, and it’s extremely helpful for those with digestive health issues because it provides the cells of the stomach and intestinal lining with the amino acids needed to properly repair itself, which can help reduce the incidence of leaky gut, supports the immune system, and aids in the repair of muscle as well! One of my favorite ways to get my Glutamine in is through smoothies, and with the warmer weather it felt right to whip up a healthy blended treat for breakfast!
2 cups spinach
1 cup ice
1 scoop Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream protein
2 scoops Optigreens50
1-2 scoops Glutamine
1/4 cup oats
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until well combined and creamy. Enjoy!
Growing up, stir fry night was one of our favorite meals to prepare as a family. It was a huge operation of cutting vegetables, crushing garlic, crying over diced onions and watching my dad work his magic with the spices and seasonings in the giant wok. He used a lot of individual ingredients, but when time was short he would sometimes grab teriyaki sauce to speed up the process of getting 6 hungry mouths fed. It was always a delicious meal (clean up was another story lol, my siblings and I would shout "Not IT!" when the time came to wash the dishes) and one that I enjoy making for my family now. One thing I learned about the remade sauces is that most of them contain high fructose corn syrup and astronomical amounts of sodium. So over the last couple of years I've been making my own stir fry sauce with healthier ingredients that don't mean sacrificing flavor!
What you'll need:
-1/4 cup of Tamari or Braggs Liquid Aminos (soy free option, find in the health food section in Kroger)
-2 tbsp organic honey (I used Manuka)
-1 tsp ground ginger
-1/2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-pinch of All Purpose Blend (optional)
When making stir fry, I'll prep this sauce ahead, and add to the vegetables once they start to get a little tender. There is a rich, sweet flavor and the spices come together for a delicious meal any day of the week. Enjoy my friends!
Happy Valentines day loves! My son and I were collaborating yesterday on making some delicious pancakes for breakfast, and for special meal celebrating the love our family shares. Ive tried varying ratios of almond flour to gluten free blend, and this was by far my favorite one for the overall consistency and feel of the cakes. The pancakes came out perfect, light, fluffy and soft, and the extras made for additional meal-prep for a couple of extra days this week. One tip I do recommend for any you're keeping for later is to undercook them a little so they aren’t dry when you reheat them. This makes for a delicious quick breakfast, they’re great for egg sandwiches too! This recipe turned out so yummy:
2 scoops of 1st Phorm Level-1 Cinnamon Cookie Batter Protein
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup Namaste Foods GF All Purpose flour blend
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp Lakanto sweetener (optional-could sub regular sugar if desired, but will not be as macro/diabetic friendly)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (I used Califia Farms)
1 whole egg (can sub egg whites if you like!)
3 tbsp Sports Research MCT oil /melted coconut oil
Pinch of salt
Ladle a little under 1/4 cup of batter onto a preheated non-stick skillet or griddle (medium low), flipping as soon as bubbles start to form so they don’t overcook, then cook another minute or so! Enjoy right away or cool and store in an air tight container in the fridge/freezer for later use!
These came out so light and fluffy, and reheated well in the toaster...they were also delicious cold lol...dont judge me! Let me if you get to try them, I'd love to hear how they turned out for you!
#pancakegoals #proteinpancakes #1stphormrecipe #madewithlove #wonderfullymade
Nothing beats a delicious Sunday brunch, especially a homemade meal with venison harvested by us (well my husband 👱🏼♂️lol) on our own property...the blessing of provision that doe provided is one we are extremely grateful for ❤️🙏❤️ This Venison Frittata is very simple to make, and you can always substitute lean beef or bison steak if you’d prefer.
1 whole egg + 1/2 cup egg whites
1 tsp dried basil
Pinch salt and pepper
1 cup Baby spinach
1/4 cup diced tomatoes (i used grape)
1 oz feta cheese
2-3 ounces of sliced, cooked venison steak (or beef)
Preheat a medium sized non-stick skillet and spray lightly with olive oil. Beat the egg and egg white together with the seasoning, then pour into the pan. Next add in the spinach and allow it to wilt some before topping with the feta, tomatoes and meat. Cook on medium low until the egg starts to set, then cover with a lid to help the top set faster (you could also place under a broiler for a few minutes, just watch it closely!)👀 Remove from the pan and enjoy!
#breakfast #venison #frittata #sogood #cleaneating #bowharvest #hunting #organicmeat #provide #givethanks #blessed #homecooking #foodie #fitfood #fatloss #weightloss #musclegain #fitmom #faithfoodfitness #wonderfullymade #wonderfullyfit
When you make a salad at home, do you measure your dressing? Or when eating out, do you get it on the side or just have them put it on? You might think the majority of your calories are coming from the greens, veggies and proteins in your bowl, but in reality, dressings often contain over two times the calories per gram from fat 😱 If youre trying to stick to a meal plan, this is one of the most important things that you need to measure! Here’s how I avoid overdoing the dressing at home or when eating out:
•At Home I’ll put my salad greens and veggies in a big bowl, then I toss them with my measured dressing so everything is nicely coated. Sometimes I’ll add some additional herbs and lemon/acv to help “spread” it throughout everything. 🤗
•When eating out, I ALWAYS ask for the dressing on the side, because often times the amount the restaurant puts on is so much more than the serving size...that’s twice the fat and sodium, which, depending on your dressing could amount to over 32 grams of fat and 600mg of sodium 😬Yikes...the more you know, right? 🤷🏽♀️ If you’d like more healthy hacks, stay tuned, and if you have more specific questions, feel free to email me! I’ll be posting more in the near future too 😉
#salad #sneaky #healthyeatingtips #watchthedressing #onthesideplease #allthefat #sodium #hearthealth #healthiswealth #homecooking #wonderfullymade
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.