my body is 900000% butternut squash at this point in the season, so naturally i’m going to share yet another recipe starring the culprit 🙂 inhaling a huuuuuuge bowl of chili before night class tonight. hope y’all are staying warm and well fed today xx dropping a favorite chili recipe below similar to the bowl pictured! ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️
butternut squash and white bean chili
1 can butternut squash puree
1 can rinsed and drained white beans
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 cups vegetable broth
1 can tomato puree
1 can full of filtered water
sauté the onion in olive oil, cumin, and sea salt until fragrant and browned. toss in diced zucchini and mushrooms and cook until tender. add white beans, tomato puree, butternut squash puree, vegetable broth, and water to the pot. turn heat to high and cook until boiling, then reduce to low heat and partially cover with a lid. now you’re cooking the sauce down until the liquid is absorbed and a thick mixture forms (I stir every 10 minutes for about 40 minutes). at the very end i added the maple syrup. once the liquid is mostly absorbed it’s done!
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Posted at: 2019-12-08 14:23:07
Fluffy pumpkin cashew butter pancakesss 🎃🙆🏼♀️ ‘Tis the season when pumpkin is the only thing rivaling cauliflower in produce popularity, and I’m here for it — especially in the form of fluffy af cakes 👏🏻👏🏻 Heading to Barry’s Bootcamp + brunch by the bay this morning, so throwing it back to one of my fave sweet + savory spreads from awhile back 🥞 -
This pancake recipe is my go-to when I’m feeling more ambitious than usual (read: I typically use add-water-only mixes🙎🏼♀️), but it actually comes together quickly, and the leftovers can be stored in the fridge or freezer for easy pop-in-the-toaster breakfast prep 👌🏻.
Pumpkin Cashew Butter Pancakes: ¼ cup coconut flour • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon • ¼ teaspoon baking soda • 2 tbsp. cashew butter (can sub any nut butter) • 2 eggs, slightly beaten • 1 egg white, beaten stiff (optional, but makes the pancakes fluffy) • ½ tbsp. honey 🐝 (you can sub stevia or another sweetener) • 1/2 cup pumpkin • 3 tbsp. almond milk (can swap pumpkin purée) • 1) Combine first two dry ingredients in a small bowl. In separate bowl, stir nut butter, eggs, maple syrup (or honey), and pumpkin. Slowly stir in almond milk. Add dry ingredients to wet, stir until well combined, then let batter sit for a couple minutes. Cook up your cakes! (Makes 1-2 servings)
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Almost time for winter break!🤗 On Friday I head back to Canada for almost a month! I’m so excited to spend time with the people I love, get in some good training, try out new recipes, and RELAX!🌼 This semester has been a grind and I’m sooo ready to use this break as an opportunity to rejuvenate myself in preparation for a big year ahead☺️💫 I hope you all get to spend the Christmas season with your families too!🧡
Smoothie bowl details:
🌟blend: frozen blueberries, frozen banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, and just enough almond milk to get things moving 🌟top with granola, pb, coconut flakes, and mixed nuts
The three biggest things my clients tell me are their goals are: .
.💜 to loose weight
.💙 to tone up
.💚 to get a flat stomach
Often, people who come to me have already tried certain well known diets, often they have lost weight with these, but they've always ended up putting it back on. Often, they are already trying to do some exercise, they sometimes go to the gym, they try walk a lot. And they have come to the point, where they are sick of trying, but never actually achieving their goals, and often, they can't understand why that's not happening.
To achieve the three things above, you first need to be doing the right kind of exercise. It's not about exercising more, but about exercising smarter. It's about combining the right mix of HIIT and strength training that works your whole body. On top of that, it's getting the diet right. It's about having a balanced diet, getting in the right food types in the right portion sizes, making sure you are having a healthy, nutritious diet that gives your body everything it needs, but most importantly, learning how to incorporate the healthy eating in a way that is sustainable and becomes a lifestyle change rather than a diet, so you don't put the weight back on.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got. Often my clients have been doing the same thing for a long time, wondering why they aren't seeing results, but not having the knowledge of what else they can do instead. That's where I come in. 💕
I'm currently taking registrations for my January bootcamp, so if you have decided it's time to 'not do what you've always done', comment below and I'll send you some info.
Which of the above are your goals? Or do you have different health and fitness goals?
Breakfast: Cereal (skim milk and almond cereal)
Lunch: Chicken Salad (1 egg, half a grilled chicken breast, 2 slices of tomato, cucumbers and romaine lettuce)
Dinner: Macaroni (beef, tomato, and luncheon meat) and cereal (same as breakfast)
Weight: 152.6 lbs.
Thoughts: so I was super shocked to see my weight be at 152.6, i thought it would go wayyy up, but im super happy it didn't. I also figured that eating more during your meals then not eating additional junk food snacks is probably better than eating little food during meals then eating tons of junk food after. Because the chocolates that I eat after, are just empty calories that don't make me full and they also make me feel worse afterwards. So maybe I will allow myself to eat more during meals and less junk food in between. I'm also super tired today and it's already the morning of the next day, but I'm still committed to posting once a day!!! I have a lot to do before Christmas so I probably will be super tired for the next week or two... 😭 but it's okay. I also will set my alarm for 6 or 6:30 tomorrow instead of the usual 5 or 5:30 because it's super late right now and I want more sleep!!
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The first steps I took in getting myself together was to document every bite I ate this week, Let me tell you, this was difficult. I have thee worst sweet tooth, and often times way junk way too much. I am a sucker for some Rice Krispy treats. It was a challenge to assess my food intake because for the past few months, I’ve been a mindless and emotional eater (that was hard to share 😩). Going from one job/responsibility to another became taxing, and rather than take the time to meal prep and prepare for the following week, I just tried winging it... #MAJORFAIL. That saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” ain’t nothing but the truth. Soooo this weekend, after having documented my disordered eating schedule, my first order of business will be to calculate, HOW MUCH food (specifically macronutrients) I will need to drop my weight in a healthy manner, with my workouts factored in, and prepare my meals accordingly. I will admit that my water intake was on point this week. I averaged about 4-5 bottles a day. So far so good. Now Off to get this meal prep poppin!
My breakfast most mornings, simply because I can't go a day without it! 😍😍😍 Even over Christmas when indulging is an option, this always wins (well or my waffles). A healthy, low calorie, high protein and insanely tasty option. Only 287 cals and 30g of protein.
Ready in less than 5mins.
- Simply mix 30g of oats, 2 egg whites (70g from a container) and 70g of vanilla Skyr.
- Add the mixture to a heated pan sprayed with 1 cal spray (I use a spoon and add enough for 6-7 mini pancakes)
- When bubbles start to form flip them over. - I serve with 100g of frozen strawberries (or grapes) and 140g of vanilla Skyr (from the pouch) and a drizzle of the Skinny Food company white chocolate zero cal syrup. You can obviously mix up the toppings and add a little more indulgence around the festive period as the meal itself is made from all healthy ingredients.
I usually make a batch up for a few days so I can just heat them up in the mornings. I literally get excited every single morning for them. You don't feel the need to lose the run of yourself at Christmas if you actually love the food you eat every day. I enjoy every single bite of every meal and snack I eat on a daily basis so it makes staying on track a whole lot easier.
Socialising will be where all my extra calories come from over the Christmas, and I'll enjoy every minute of it. I have lots of little tricks and hacks to limit the damage there too. I don't plan on January being a month of misery so a bit of balance will go a long way in making sure of that!
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Chrissy pressie idea? A Slow BBQ Rubs Value Pack! You can purchase online here, https://www.gfresh.com.au/product-category/gift-packs/
Posted at: 2019-12-13 07:34:40
Shepard's pie with "faux-tatoes", the kids didn't guess it was cauliflower, hubby wouldn't have either except he smelt it cooking...thats a hard smell to hide!🤣 steamed, then whipped in the blender with a tiny bit of cream cheese.
🎄Calorie Comparison 🎄
Now here’s one that surprised us.
With the festive season well under way, we thought we’d share another comparison of a popular Christmas favourite.
2 x Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - 386 cals
2 x Fruit Mince Pies - 458 cals
As always, we aren’t saying you can’t enjoy a mince pie around this time of year.
We’re simply making you aware of the amount of calories in different snacks over the Christmas period.
It’s easy to say “But I’m not eating that much!” when in reality, you actually don’t need to for the calories to add up and the waistline to expand.
If your goal is weight loss, being smarter with your food choices this festive season will go a long way to preventing holiday weight gain.