Delicious Paleo Treats

So for a very long long long time I have been trying different fad diets. I was all over the place! The worst diet I was on was by medifast. I recently tried a week of it and I fainted by the 6th day. I was eating so little calories that I couldn’t walk across the room. I was crying every night and it really messed with my hormone balance..(not a pretty sight). After speaking with a good friend about the Paleo diet I have decided to commit to it. Which is perfect because I’m studying ancient hunter gathers at ASU right now. I have been reading a book called “Nom, Nom, Paleo” which is super funny and has a bunch of awesome recipes. My favorite blog I have found about Paleo is called “PaleOMG”. I love the name and the writer- plus her recipes look so good I want to run to my kitchen and make everything. I wanted to share one of her recipes with you today because I’m eating it for breakfast tomorrow. I can’t wait to try it and I hope you enjoy it too 🙂 I know it says left over from thanksgiving and since its now February I’m a little late on using those left overs so I would just say add some of your favorite fresh fruit to the mix!

I was finally able to get back to Yoga tonight. I’m very excited to devote my year to improving my yoga practice (Hatha tonight). I would like to note that the Paleo diet helped me get through intermediate yoga no problem. O blood type for the win. 😉 

 

From http://www.Paleomg.com

http://paleomg.com/thanksgiving-leftovers-apple-tartlet-breakfast-chia-pudding/

 

Prep time
8 hours
Total time
8 hours
 
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups canned coconut milk (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon almond butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • leftover apple tartlets, roughly chopped
 
Instructions
  1. Blend together coconut milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a blender.
  2. Place the blended mixture into a resealable large jar then add chia seeds. Seal jar and shake.
  3. Place in refrigerator overnight.
  4. Top with chopped leftover apple tartlets
  5. Eat up. Breakfast is served.

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P.S Go Team USA!!! You’re doing amazing at the Sochi Games!

Cheater!

Cheaters, cheaters! They’re everywhere but not the type you may think! This is to all you diet cheaters! All you kids with your ice cream and your Krispy cremes ! While eating unhealthy everyday is a huge NO! I’m here to tell you that it’s ok to cheat every once in a while.

Take that in.

It’s okay to eat that chicken enchilada. Why? Well it’s easy. It’s because we are human. All that hard work on your work out plan and your healthy eating, you deserve an award. If it needs to be in meal form, I say go for it! One bad meal every once in a while isn’t going to ruin your diet! Just remember not to make it a habit and you will appreciate and look forward to your special reward once a week. Keep up that work out and feel good knowing you’re not going to ruin what you’ve already accomplished! 

Chicken Parmesan – Made healthy!

Italian favorites made healthier so you can enjoy them without worry! Bon Appetit ! Recipe from the Food Network.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread (1-ounce each)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 (6 ounce) skinless boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 jar good-quality marinara sauce (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons (1/2-ounce) shredded Parmesan

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the bread in the bowl of a food processor and process until fine crumbs are formed, about 25 to 30 seconds. Put the crumbs on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, until golden. (You will wind up with about 1 1/3 cups toasted crumbs.)

In a medium bowl, toss the crumbs with oregano, garlic powder, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites and milk together. In a third bowl stir together the flour, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Dip each piece of chicken, 1 piece at a time, in flour, shaking off excess, then egg, then bread crumbs, shaking off excess.

Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees. Place breaded breasts in a glass baking dish and spray on each side with cooking spray, about 5 seconds total per side. Bake breasts until cooked though and crumbs are browned, about 15 minutes. Top with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes, until cheese is bubbling.

Per Serving: (Serving size, 1 piece chicken with sauce and cheese)

Calories 410; Total Fat 11 g; (Sat Fat 4.5 g, Mono Fat 2.7 g, Poly Fat 1.2 g) ; Protein 50 g; Carb 31 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 110 mg; Sodium 1200 mg

Excellent source of: Protein, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Selenium

Good source of: Thiamin, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Iodine, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Zinc

Weight Loss and Your Skin!

 

Weight loss and Your Skin!

While losing weight, I have started to use products to help my skins elasticity and make that ugly cellulite go away. If you’re one of those lucky and rare people with no cellulite, bless you haha, but for the rest of us, I hope this can help you on your journey!   I have tried an array of products and a few have really helped me. I hope they can help you too.

Stuff that works for me: I wear a sports bra anytime I’m not wearing a regular bra. It’s a great idea to wear something very supportive while working out as well – especially if you’re crazy like me and enjoy kick boxing. To help improve the elasticity of my skin,  I started to use Nivea firming lotion which actually reduces the look of stretch marks while firming your skin. I love this stuff! I tried using Palmers Cocoa Butter, but it doesn’t work the same. You can see a difference almost immediately. I’m sure I’ll use this stuff forever. Its also very affordable which is awesome for those on a budget.  A good body exfoliater can work wonders too. Try Bliss fatgirl soap or fatgirlscrub. Bliss also has great cellulite reducing cream called fatgirlslim and fatgirlsleep. Its a great system that works wonders on that pesky cellulite problem. I also tried something called the love handler which is also a Bliss product. The love handler goes all over problem areas like back fat or love handles. While these are a little more expensive, they did help me a ton. They are like little helpers in my quest to get a 6 pack. All of these are available at www.Sephora.com. Another good trick is to get a spray tan. It reduces the look of cellulite and makes you look a lot slimmer. If you can’t afford one, drug stores offer some that are around 8$-12$. Finding a good self tanner in a drug store can be tricky. I’ve tried a bunch of them! A great one I’ve found is L’Oreal Sublime Bronze self tan. It doesn’t make you look orange! You can also pick up some self tanning gloves at ULTA for around 5$ so your hands don’t turn orange. If they do, a great product to use is St.Tropez tan remover for 18$ which is available at Sephora.

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