This will hopefully make your life easier! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite substitutes to use in cooking. Have you used any of them before?
- Rice = Cauliflower Rice. Pulse cauliflower in a food processor or you can now buy cauliflower rice in most stores and just use it in place of rice – it’s so much better for you.
- French Fries = Sweet Potatoes! No, sweet potato fries don’t count. Let’s stay away from fried foods and bake them instead. Peel a sweet potato, cut it up into small cubes or slices and bake at 400 degrees for about 18 minutes! You can add a little sea salt ad voila.
- Pasta = Quinoa. This ancient grain provides protein ( a lot more than pasta) and also metabolizes differently and gives you energy. You can also use shredded spaghetti squash or spiralized zucchini noodles as a replacement as well. Yum!
- Sweets = Blueberries. Blueberries are full of antioxidants and will curb your craving for sweets. Eat them to your heart’s content and eat them alone since fruit should be consumed alone.
Let me know if you will try any of these tips!
When I said it was simple, I meant it. I am a one-pot meal master! No measurements, no fuss, just simple and fresh ingredients and throw them all in a pot!
Here’s what I used for this meal:
-pressed garlic, sesame oil, sea salt, onion powder, maple syrup
Cut the veggies however you want, add the spices to your own tasting preference and simmer for 20 minutes on low heat!
Simple salad for lunch & homemade dressing. If there’s one thing important about salads…it’s to try to make your own dressings so you know what is in them. Greens are very low calorie foods but high in nutrients & phtyochemicals, so we need to be adding hearty goodness & healthy fats to our salads to ensure proper caloric intake.
Hi Friends! I have an incredible cookie recipe for you. Easy, 5 ingredients, Dairy-Free, Gluten/Grain Free, high in protein and amazing in taste.
- 1 Jar (16 oz) Cashew Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 TBL baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3/4 C Coconut Nectar (coconut sugar)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl (that’s literally all you have to do!). Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes on a greased cooking sheet or with parchment paper. I garnished the top of each cookie w/ 1-2 dairy-free chocolate chips. *They expand when they cook so leave room between cookies.*
Lavender oil has so many uses! It’s such a versatile oil. Here are my top 4 ways to use it:
1. Diffuse or spray on your pillow to enhance sleep quality.
2. One of the only safe oils for babies/kids. *Dillute* and use on bottom of feet to promote sleep. Diffuse in their room at night but put the diffuser across the room to make sure they don’t have a reaction. You never know!
3. Rub a drop in your temples for headaches or migraines.
4. Apply directly to burns/bites to soothe pain and aid in healing.
Hope you enjoy!
Yes, friends….the pizzookie is back! So. Yummy. A great treat that isn’t too sinful.
1/4 melted coconut oil
1/3 C honey
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Mix together and then add to:
2 C Almond Flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 C choc chips
Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes.
Eating fruit is a great way to detox from refined sugars. Including fruits in place of sugary sweets or desserts is an easy way to trick your body! Cherries are one of my favorite fruits. Cherries also have these awesome benefits:
Support Healthy Sleep (Melatonin)
Arthritis Pain Relief
Reduce Belly Fat
Lower Risk of Stroke
Love is powerful! The most important kind is self-love. You have to become the type of person that you can love when you look in the mirror. THEN, you’ll have the ability to love others. Are you lovable to yourself?
Check out my recipe on Further Food. This recipe is one that I make if I ever want something a little sweeter w/ higher calorie content to keep me satiated longer. Dates are great for adding a little more calories & sweetness. Add some cinnamon to it & it tastes like a cinnamon roll! (Photo courtesy of Further Food).