Savory Oatmeal

Who said oatmeal has to be sweet? This savory oatmeal will be the healthy highlight of your morning routine. With a little veggie prep the night before, you can whip up a serving of this delicious oatmeal in under 10 minutes! I don’t know about you, but I definitely need fast and filling ideas for my mornings. This recipe below is for 1 serving of savory oatmeal, but of course, you can double or quadruple it so it can feed the whole family! Let me know what you think! Makes…

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Does God Care About Nutrition?

herbs and spices

Does God Care About Nutrition? Nutrition is a hot topic Nutrition is a hot topic in our culture today.  So hot in fact that the last 30 years we see passion, arguing, struggling, and idolizing relating to all things nutrition.  We often see many obsessing about which diet to follow, which new supplement to try, and what type of fitness routine should we adopt.  Our culture is completely distracted from what really matters and our mental, physical, and spiritual health is suffering from it all. The diet mentality Fleeting motivations…

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Genetic Testing for Nutrition

Healthy Balance Salad

Genetic Testing for Nutrition Genetic Testing for Nutrition made its debut in the early 2000’s with the promise of helping people refine their health habits with more personalized nutrition and exercise recommendations. These tests search for SNP’s (single nucleotide polymorphisms) within your genetic code. We have millions of SNP’s in our code and most of them don’t actually make an impact on how our body works, but some do. These tests look at the SNP’s that are associated with variations nutrient metabolism, health, weight management, physical activity, and much more!…

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Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Black Bean Enchilada Casserole This black bean enchilada casserole is helping me lean a little more plant-based. Many of you know that I did a genetic test a few years ago showing my metabolism may benefit if I “lean more plant-based”. So, for the last 3 years I have worked to incorporate more meatless meals into my diet. I actually love eating this way! Don’t get me wrong, every once and a while I LOVE a good cheeseburger…BUT, I want to continue sharing with you some of these recipes that…

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Simple Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tbsp brown sugar 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1/8 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp salt Combine all Ingredients.  Shake well before serving. Tips: Use a good quality balsamic vinegar, don’t buy the least expensive one at the store.  Use fresh minced garlic, the refrigerated kind doesn’t have as much flavor.  Freshly ground pepper and salt are also worth the extra flavor! Nutrition Information: 59 Calories, 5.6 g Total Fat, 2.4 g Total Carbohydrate, 0 g Dietary…

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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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Chicken Gyros

Ground beef and turkey gyro

Chicken Gyros These Gyros are a perfect addition to any family meal plan since even the kids will love them! I am in love with Mediterranean style foods and cooking!  Mediterranean cooking uses a lot of herbs and spices.  This recipe includes garlic and oregano for its main flavors.  There are so many benefits to eating this way!  One of the major benefits is heart health.  The Mediterranean diet involves eating load of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  It also emphasizes healthy fats like olive oil and nuts.  Lastly, it…

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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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