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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.

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7 Day Raw Vegan Food Challenge

Well hello there! This is a wayyyy overdue post. Yall know my sister and I like doing new food challenges. I like to think it keeps us on our toes. Also we get to try new recipes and food that we probably wouldn’t have if we just stuck with our same routine. Soooo here we have the 7 day raw vegan food challenge. Raw??…Gahhhh! AND Vegan…well that part is easy because we have been doing it for so long, but to some this will sound impossible. Let’s see if we made it through. This should be fun!

 

 

Incorporating more raw food in your diet is very beneficial. You get the WHOLE nutrition of the food instead of cooking away some of the nutrients. From this challenge, we have learned that it is actually easier and quicker to make raw dinners and although we don’t see ourselves becoming totally raw vegans, we will incorporate more raw foods. Hope you guys got some healthy food ideas!

Until next time,

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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Food Prep Sundays: Meatless Meals | ft. Quinoa Chili

Hello lovies!

Yesterday was food prep day so I wanted to give you guys ideas on healthy meals. My sis and I are going vegetarian this week…no meat for us! Food prep went really fast and easy. Super delicious meals without meat! Read through the end, there’s 2 easy recipes at the end! Enjoy!

Breakfast:

Fruit and Peanut Butter or Almond Butter

Lunch:

Veggie Whole Wheat Wraps with Lentil Snaps and a small piece of dark chocolate bar.

Wrap consists of cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, arugula, feta cheese
Wrap consists of cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, arugula, feta cheese

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Dinner:

Quinoa Chili with avocado and whole wheat crackers

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Ingredients

1 c of quinoa

olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

1 onion, diced

1 can tomato sauce

1 can of stewed/diced tomatoes

1 1/2 T chili powder

2 t ground cumin

1 1/2 t paprika

1 can kidney beans

1 can black beans

frozen corn

avocado (optional)

Instructions

Cook 1 cup of quinoa according to directions on the package.

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onions until translucent.

Stir in quinoa, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, all the spices, and 1-2 cups of water making sure most of the ingredients are covered.

Reduce heat to low; simmer about 30 minutes.

Stir in beans, corn until heated through.

Serve with avocado, low fat sour cream and crackers.

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Snacks:

Almonds, whole wheat crackers with hummus, oatmeal, boiled egg

Bonus Snack:

Banana Oat Cookies; only 3 ingredients! Mash a banana, add oats, dark chocolate chips and cinnamon. Bake for 15 min in 350 degree oven. Yields about 7 cookies.

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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?

Food Prep Sundays

Hello Lovelies!

Late post, I know!!! But I still did my food prep this past Sunday Oct. 5th.

For breakfast I made another homemade granola bar. This time, different recipe. This granola bar is more like a chewy granola bar verses the crunchy one I made previously.( Homemade Granola )  I had this with slices of apple.

Ingredients

2 c oats

2 large, ripe bananas

1 t vanilla

1/4 c of chopped nuts (I chose walnuts)

Cinnamon (I uses pumpkin pie spice)

Instructions

Heat oven to about 350 degrees and grease a 9 X 9 in Ty baking dish with olive oil. Mash the ripe banana until there are no lumps (almost to a liquidy consistency). Add the rest of ingredients and mix very well. Pat thick mixture into baking dish and cook until set. Enjoy!

For lunch I went for a veggie, refried bean wrap. I spread refried beans on a spinach tortilla and added half an avocado, slices of tomato, olives, and left over brown rice, and of course a little bit of Sriracha sauce.

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Dinner was a little bit special this week lol. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money at the grocery store so I decided to eat whatever I could scrimmage up out of my kitchen. Most days I will be having “breakfast for dinner” because I have ton of eggs. Sometimes you just have to work with what you got! I did make some 4 ingredient healthy pancakes that are worth mentioning. They included oats, eggs, pumpkin puree, and ripe banana. Comment below if you would like to know full recipe.

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Snacks throughout the week consisted of fruit, fruit with peanut butter, Pretzel Crisps with Spinach Hummus and some homemade apple stacks I concocted lol (shown in picture below)

picture from yahoo images
Picture from Yahoo Images 
apples with pb and Greek yogurt mixture ("apple concoction")
Apples with pb and Greek yogurt mixture (“apple concoction”)

Hope everyone is having a healthy week! What are some of your healthy meals this week?

#HDOTW: Healthy Dinner of the Week

Hello lovlies!

The healthy dinner of the week for the week of 9/28/14 is QUINOA FRIED RICE. This dish taste just like fried rice without the rice! I love it! Very healthy and full of protein!

Ingredients

  • 3 c of quinoa
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 t minced garlic
  • 2 t soy sauce
  • bag of mixed veggies(I used a stir fry mix)

Instructions

Cook quinoa according to package. I used low sodium chicken stock to add more flavor. As that is preparing, mince garlic and start cooking veggies in large skillet. Add garlic. When the veggies are done cooking, spread all veggies to the sides of the skillet leaving an opening for the eggs as shown below.

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Scramble eggs and as it cooks start mixing veggies in with the eggs. Once fully mixed add cooked quinoa and add soy sauce. Mix together very well.

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What kind of meals do you prepare quinoa with???