Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101 Have you wished someone would just create a meal plan for you, shop for you and cook for you? I have! I have had so many people ask me lately, “Do you have a “meal plan” I can follow? The answer to this question is, “yes, I do have meal plans available through Living Plate.” There are many options including a 5 day Anti-inflammatory Meal Plan, a Diabetes Meal Plan, a 28 Day Refresh Plan, and a Plant Based Meal Plan and More! Don’t get me wrong,…

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Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins These pumpkin muffins are so fluffy and flavorful! I know pumpkin is often thought of as a fall treat, but you can enjoy these anytime! Using just 1 large bowl will help you save time by not doing as many dishes. As a mom with school aged kids, I need all the time saving tricks I can get! Pumpkin is full of good nutrients including fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. I used Greek yogurt for this recipe instead of buttermilk since I have it around the house…

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Freedom from Shame and Guilt

Freedom from Shame and Guilt Do you ever get that feeling of guilt after eating a little too much dessert? How about a piece of pizza? Do you find yourself often feeling guilty about something you ate or because you didn’t do something (like exercise)? Hmmm. I wonder though, should you feel guilty? Guilt and shame happen frequently for many of us when we “break the rules”. These feelings come up more and more often as we continually add food and exercise rules to our list of “shoulds”. These feelings…

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Cauliflower and Black Bean Tacos

Cauliflower and Black Bean Tacos

Cauliflower and Black Bean Tacos I have been working on these Cauliflower and Black Bean tacos trying to perfect it and I think I finally did it! My genetic profile (learn more about genetic testing here) shows me that my metabolism does better eating more of a plant-based diet, and so I am working towards that goal! Although I am not completely a vegan or even a vegetarian, I really enjoy eating this way at least a couple nights a week. What are some of the benefits of eating more…

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Sweet Potato Egg Cups

Sweet Potato Egg Cups

Sweet Potato Egg Cups These sweet potato egg cups are one of my favorite make ahead breakfasts! The slight sweetness in the sweet potatoes pairs really nicely with the onion and pepper flavors! They are full of protein and vegetables to help you have sustained energy throughout the day! Pair a Sweet Potato Egg Cup with a Chocolate Banana Muffin and you have a complete breakfast! This is a wonderful high protein make ahead breakfast! Makes 12 Egg Cups Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 17 minutes Ingredients 6 Large…

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Garlic Chicken Pasta

Garlic Chicken Pasta

Garlic Chicken Pasta I am always searching for a new recipe with a creamy sauce for pasta.  Alfredo sauces are so high in fat and so are most cheesy sauces.  This recipe gives you a lot of cheesy for a little less fat and Calories since its main ingredient is chicken broth! It is truly a satisfying comfort food that the whole family will enjoy! Serves: 6 Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients 3 Tbsp Butter 3 Cloves minced garlic 3 Tbsp Flour 1 ½ cups Chicken broth 1…

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Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice I love a good fried rice, but they can be so loaded with fats and sugars!  This recipe that tastes great, but is also pretty healthy.  It is a new twist on an old ethnic favorite which has more vegetables than usual! I love all kinds of food and this one really hits the spot if you love the flavors of Asia! If you like this recipe you might also like this Butter Chicken! Cooking and Prep time, about 40 minutes Makes 6 (pretty large)…

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Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Makes 6 Jambalaya Servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 min (stove top option)-4 hours (slow cooker option) This jambalaya was a hit with my whole family!  This one dish meal is gluten-free, high-protein, and delicious and it will leave you completely satisfied!  1 jalapeno in the mix gives it some flavor, but not too much spice.  If you are concerned about the spice, you can always just leave it out! Ingredients 4 Cloves minced garlic ½ White onion, skin removed 1 Jalapeno, stem and seeds removed 1 Red…

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Pushing Away Idols to Re-Focus on God’s Glory

Heart healthy

Pushing Away Idols to Re-Focus on God’s Glory “What?” you ask, “do idols have to do with food and nutrition?” A lot actually. I recognize this is a challenging subject, and as I write this today, I am convicted myself in more than one way. I hope that as you read this today, you will pause and consider your own heart. Psalm 139:23 “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me…

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Favorite Vegetable Recipes!

Caprese Salad

All through the month of January, we did a Veggie Challenge in my weekly newsletter!  We worked on increasing our vegetables, diversifying our vegetables, trying a new vegetable and trying a new recipe that included vegetables.  The last week, I asked if you would share some of the yummy vegetable recipes with all of us, and HERE THEY ARE!!! I hope you will try some of these and continue to work on all of your goals from last month! Turmeric Rice By: Myka K 1 cup Rice ¼ cup Diced…

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