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After Christmas Snapback | What We Eat in a Day as Vegans

Happy Holidays Everyone! I really do hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. I don’t know about you all, but I am ready and excited for 2017. Check Instagram @betternpairs for what my sis and I ate for Christmas and @sosweet_ash to see what my goals are for the new year. Lets all keep each other accountable this year so that we can all reach our goals.

The after holidays snapback is real. If you are anything like me, it is so hard to get back on track after the holidays, but when I say this is a lifestyle I wasn’t kidding. I am so ready to get back in the swing of things and sometimes you just need that inspiration to get you going. Maybe this will be your inspiration to get back in shape. Please watch what we will be doing after Christmas to get our snapback.

Social Media:

Instagram: @BetterNPairs and @sosweet_ash

Youtube: *BetterNPairs (don’t forget the asterick!)

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Whole30 | Week 3 Update

Hello lovies,

It’s week 3 of this Whole30 challenge and it has been a learning experience. I will definitely have a post about what I have learned and my results after I finish the 30 days.

What I’m eating this week:

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Breakfast: Baked Egg Frittata
Ingredients
-carton of egg whites(serving: 10 eggs)
-4 eggs(with yolks)
-mushrooms
-spinach
-bell peppers
-ground chicken or pork

Directions
1. Cook vegetables and ground meat. Make sure to season to your desire.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
3. In an oven safe dish add eggs and veggie/ground meat mixture
4. Cook until eggs are baked through

*you can add any vegetables/ingredients you have on hand

Lunch: avocado and tomatoes with balsamic vinegar

Dinner: Porkchop with baby kale, broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus

Snacks: Cashews, Almonds, Fruit

I’m not gonna lie and say I’ve been perfect with eating Whole30 compliant meals every single day. I have cheated a couple of times due the holidays, and other events, but have stuck with the challenge almost all of the 30 days. Stay tune to what I’ve learned and my results!

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Let’s Try This Again: Whole 30/Paleo Challenge

Hello Peeps!

I always like to challenge my body and mind when it comes to this healthy lifestyle. One of my friends on social media kept posting pics and statuses about Whole 30 challenge. I was so intrigued and started researching.

Whole 30 is not exactly like the Paleo diet but very similar. It is meant to detox your body, change the way you think about food, and increase your energy. Look at this link here to read more about this challenge: Whole 30.

If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you would know I tried the Paleo diet before. I ended up stopping early. See post on why I ended it here: 30 Day Paleo Challenge. Also check posts under my 30 Day Paleo Challenge tab to see what kind of foods I ate.

I feel like I have a different mindset going into this Whole 30 Challenge. I want to learn to appreciate healthy food and decrease the cravings I have experienced. I am going to get through the 30 days and am hopeful it will take my healthy lifestyle to the next level.

In short you can eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds – See more at: The Whole 30 Rules. You cannot eat grains, legumes, dairy, processed foods, alcohol, or any added sugars.

Week 1: Whole 30

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Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs with a half banana

Snack: fruit

Lunch: chicken and broccoli

Snack: handful of almonds

Dinner: pork chop with mixed vegetables

Snack/Dessert: baked banana with a tiny bit of almond butter, cinnamon and blueberries

Who wants to join me on this journey???

Let’s Get Social!:)

Facebook: Ashley Clayborn

Instagram: SoSweet_Ash

What I Eat In A Day

Hello lovely people!

I just wanted to give a little inspiration on what to eat throughout the day while trying to stay healthy.

Breakfast

Bake this dish on Sunday and you will have it ready for the rest of the week! Check here to see how I made it.

baked strawberry oatmeal
baked strawberry oatmeal

Lunch

I made these veggie spring rolls for lunch. They are super easy to make and you can fill them with anything. I filled mine with avocado, carrots, cucumber, and spinach with a dash of sriracha sauce of course! So refreshing and a healthier option for tortilla wraps.

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Dinner

Quinoa Stir fry is what is on the menu for dinner. Check here for a similar recipie. So delicious!

Quinoa Stir Fry with glazed carrots
Quinoa Stir Fry with glazed carrots

Snacks

To speed up your metabolism, you need to eat 5-6 small meals a day. Healthy snacking is very important in doing this. Here are a few options that I ate during this week. I usually eat a snack in between breakfast and lunch, after lunch and before dinner, and one last snack after dinner.

Lettuce with turkey sticks. I got these turkey sticks from Aldi
Lettuce with turkey sticks. I got these turkey sticks from Aldi

These turkey sticks are similar to these. View link for nutrition facts. The ones I got didn’t have as much sodium as the ones in the link, which makes for a perfect snack.

Lentil Snaps. I got these from Sprouts.
Lentil Snaps. I got these from Sprouts.

These are a great alternative to chips. They taste just like Funyuns! View this link for nutritional facts. Lentil Snaps

Raw Vegetables with Ranch Dip or Hummus
Raw Vegetables with Ranch Dip or Hummus
Baked Apples atop of Greek Yogurt. Sprinkled with a little granola.
Baked Apples atop of Greek Yogurt. Sprinkled with a little granola.

I usually crave something a little sweet for my last snack of the day. I opt for baked fruit like apples, pears, or bananas instead of cake or brownies. I sprinkle the fruit with cinnamon and let it bake in the oven for a few minutes. I add the fruit to a little bit of plain Greek yogurt and sprinkle it with granola and just a little bit of honey for added sweetness.

What’s some your go-to healthy options?

Homemade Quinoa Granola Bars

Sooo I have made granola bars in the past. This time I had leftover cooked quinoa. I searched my handy dandy Pinterest and discovered quinoa granola bars. I changed up the recipe to fit what I already had in my kitchen. These bars came out delicious and are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast.

Ingredients

about a cup or so of cooked quinoa

2 eggs

1t baking soda

1-2 mashed banana

1t vanilla

 2T of honey

2 heaping spoonfuls of peanut butter

Nuts of your choice(I used almonds)

1 to 2 tsp of cinnamon

1 c of whole wheat flour

2 c of oats

Extras (ingredients I just threw in because I had them)

cranberries

walnuts

dark chocolate chips

flaxseeds

granola

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the vanilla, egg, banana, and honey together. Add rest of ingredients. On a cookie pan covered with parchment paper, spread the mixture. Let cook for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before cutting.

Yields about 8 bars depending on thickness of cuts

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