WHAT IS CINCO DE MAYO?
Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Sunday, May 5 this year, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
WHY NOT HAVE A TACO FEED? HERE ARE 4 HEALTHY TACO RECIPES TO GET YOU STARTED!
(Gluten, Dairy and Soy Free PLUS a Vegan option too!)
Coconut Cod Tacos
Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos
Vegan Jackfruit Tacos in Tahini Sauce
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EATING OUT FOR CINCO DE MAYO? HERE’S MY RECOMMENDATION:
Food: Fajitas cooked with only a small amount of butter and oil. Use 2 corn tortillas for your carbs and add 1/4 an avocado for your healthy fats!
Drink: Tequila (splurge for the good shit here), Muddled with orange, lime, lemon and mint topped with club soda
3 HEALTHY PANCAKE RECIPES
(Dairy Free & Gluten Free)
Want to eat a healthy diet but still have pancakes? Now you can- check out some of my favorite pancake recipes below!
Sweet Potato Pancakes
2 Sweet Potato (small)
4 Egg (whisked)
1 TB Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2 TB Maple Syrup
Peel sweet potato and dice into small cubes. Fill a saucepan with 2 inches of
water and bring to a boil. Drop the sweet potato in and steam for 7 minutes
or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain off the liquid and transfer the
steamed sweet potato to a bowl and mash with a fork.
Measure out about 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potato per serving and add it to
a bowl. Add in the eggs and mix well.
Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, pour pancakes
in the skillet, no more than 1/8-1/4 cup of batter at a time. Cook each side
about 3-5 minutes or until browned.
Divide pancakes onto plates and top with cinnamon and maple syrup. Enjoy!
Nutrition Per Serving (Makes 2 servings): 15g protein, 41g carbs, 16g fat, 4g fiber
Chocolate Protein Pancakes
1/2 cup Protein Powder
1 TB Coconut Oil
In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Then add in the eggs and protein
powder. Mix well until a batter forms.
Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, pour pancake
batter into the skillet, about 1/4 cup at a time. Cook each side about 2-3
minutes or until browned.
Divide pancakes onto plates. Enjoy!
Nutrition Per Serving (Makes 2 servings): 33g protein, 29g carbs, 17g fat, 4g fiber
Apple Pie Pancakes
3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
3 TB Maple Syrup (divided)
3/4 Lemon (juiced and divided)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/2 cup Arrowroot Powder
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 TB Coconut Oil
1 Apple (cored and diced)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2 TB Almond Flour
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, almond milk, 1/3 of the maple syrup, 1/3 of
the lemon juice and vanilla until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut flour and arrowroot flour. Add to the
wet mixture about 1/4 cup at a time, whisking thoroughly. Mix in baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Grease a large skillet with olive oil and place over medium heat. Once hot, pour pancakes in the skillet, about 3-inches wide.
Once small holes begin to appear in the surface of the pancake, sprinkle a few apple chunks onto it and flip over. Cook each side approximately 3-4 minutes. Repeat until batter is finished.
Heat coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add remaining apple chunks, cinnamon, the remaining 2/3 of the lemon juice and the remaining 2/3 of the maple syrup. Stir until combined. Add almond flour and turn down to low-medium heat. Let simmer and stir occasionally for 3 to 5 minutes or until apple chunks are soft.
Top apple pancakes with chunky apple cinnamon sauce and enjoy!
Nutrition Per Serving (Makes 6 servings): 5g protein, 27g carbs, 10g fat, 5g fiber
Brands I LOVE to use:
Bob’s Redmill (GF Flours)
Tone it Up Protein Powder (Plant Based)
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Happy Valentines Day!!
I have created this menu with all real food ingredients, with the goal of more love. A handful of the ingredients are actually natural aphrodisiacs…
Do aphrodisiacs really work? Click below to try these these recipes that include aphrodisiac foods with your sweetie and see if these hold true!
More Love (real food) Valentines Day Menu
Here is a list of the aphrodisiacs that I included in your Valentines Day Menu:
Chili Powder: Chili peppers stimulate endorphins (the brain’s feel-good chemicals), speed up heart rate and make you sweat, which all mimic how you feel when you’re aroused.
Chocolate: Chocolate is sensual, from its taste to its aroma, but dark chocolate has also been shown to cause a spike in dopamine, which induces feelings of pleasure.
Honey: Did you know that the word ‘honeymoon’ originates from mead, an alcoholic beverage made from honey given to the happy new bride and groom. It also contains boron, which helps regulate estrogen and testosterone levels and provides a natural energy boost.
Olive Oil: Olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are critical for a healthy heart, blood flow, and hormone production.
Strawberries: Feed them to each other for a healthy, vitamin C-packed dessert that helps keep blood flow to all regions of the body.
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THE KEY TO FEELING FULL AND SATISFIED AFTER BREAKFAST…
Do you find that when you have a fruit smoothie or a simple bowl of oats in the morning you’re hungry just an hour or two later? YES? Most of us do- this is because you’re eating mainly carbohydrates. Carbohydrate rich meals spike your blood sugar and then you crash down, causing you to crave more of the same. Try switching up your first meal of the day to focus on quality protein, veggies, fiber and healthy fats. This will ensure that you are satisfied and stay full longer!
MAKE AHEAD LOW CARB TACO BREAKFAST BOWL
32g protein, 12g carbs, 21g fat, 7g fiber
1 1/4 lbs Extra Lean Ground Beef (Grass fed beef or pasture raised turkey)
2 1/2 Tbsps Chili Powder
1 1/4 tsps Oregano
1 1/4 tsps Cumin
1 1/4 tsps Black Pepper
1 1/4 tsps Sea Salt
2/3 cup Water
5 Egg (Cooked to your preference)
5 cups Baby Spinach (chopped)
2 Red Bell Pepper (diced)
2 Tomato (Romas, diced)
1 Avocado (sliced or mashed (1.5 oz per serving)
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the ground beef (or turkey) and sauté to cook through. Break up the meat as it is cooking. Once it is cooked through add the chili powder, oregano, cumin, black pepper and sea salt. Add the water and sauté for another minute as you mix well. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and let simmer while you prepare the rest or until all water has been absorbed.
- Divide the meat into 5 servings and store in the fridge for the week. Chop the bell pepper and tomato and place in a container in the fridge.
- When ready to eat, cook up your egg and slice your avocado. (Keep the pit in the avocado to reduce browning.)
- Place 1 cup of spinach in a bowl. Top with diced green pepper, tomato, mashed avocado, taco meat and fried egg. Enjoy!
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Healthy Banana-Cacao-PB Muffins
These little pieces of dark chocolate heaven are moist and delicious! You would never guess that they’re dairy free, gluten free, oil free and refined sugar free! In addition, all you need is a blender or food processor and a few ingredients and you’re on your way….
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My favorite ingredients to use:
Bob’s Redmill Gluten Free Oats
Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
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Are you ready for Superbowl Sunday?
If you’re like me, you’ll be enjoying the game with friends and family but you don’t want to add to your waistline!
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with Healthy Superbowl Snacks that are not only nutritious but they are delicious too- know one will even know they are healthy!
Here’s what’s on the Superbowl Party Food Menu:
Honey Chili Meatballs
Sweet Potato Chili Bowls
Slow Cooker Energy Bars
Grab the full menu here: Superbowl Waist-Saving Menu
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Enjoy the Big Game!!!