Quick healthy salad
Green beans, carrots, black wild rice, mixed nuts, avocado, Tempe, sprouts, cilantro jalapeño vinaigrette with mixed spring greens sprinkle of nutritional yeast, sesame seeds
Taco on the side for added protein
Wheat tortilla with rice black beans tofu and veggies lettuce jalapeños cilantro salsa verde
Sunday fun day EXHAUSTED dinner
Gardenin “chicken” sautéed the sat aside
In the hot pan sautéed 2 huge handfuls of kale and one handful of broccoli slaw veggie mix seasoned with sea salt a dash of soy sauce (just goes with kale) a spoonful of salsa for flavor and spice and spoonful if jarred garlic granules
Mix it all up…DELISH and quick!!
Kale is a super food eat it up!!
Keep your cells renewing and your body going….eat green!!!
Vegan Pizza - Cafe MAC
It was a vegan pesto, and vegan cheese (kinda looks like tofu on top), sun dries tomatoes and oven roasted cherry tomatoes, spinach, jalapeños, caramelized onions, zucchini squash!
AMAZING!! My non vegan coworker had like 3 slices and loved it too!!Oo and my brown rice flour M&Ms with chocolate chip mosals cookie…it was a long day I earned it!!
Nachos with chips on the side…the chips stay crispy and you get more food!!
Bottoms up all vegan!
Spanish rice, pinto beans, tofu pepper fajita mix, lettuce, pico de gallo, 2 kinda of salsa, cilantro, red onion, fresh jalapeño
Drink: pineapple super greens kombucha and some raw white carob cookies for dessert
Far East Monday Cafe Mac
Ground tofu lettuce cups with Bibb lettuce, scallions, red cabbage, pickled carrots, cilantro, jalapeños, Green onions,sweet chili sauce, steamed brown jasmine rice,
Bought myself an omega j3005 juicer this weekend 20% off at bed bath and beyond!!
Spend my Sunday starting off with a nice juice diet…expect lots of new juice stuff!!!
Dinner last night….super spicy
2 handfuls Spinach
1 bunch Parsley
2 apples 1 red 1 green
Peanut butter and banana smoothie with hemp protein
(Peanut butter, bananas, hemp protein, ice, and a splash of soy milk)
Wrap it up…
Whole wheat wrap filled with
hummus and guacamole
Sautéed yellow squash and Brussels and buckwheat, tomatoes, onions, olives, dill pickles, spinach, sprouts, spinach, sautéed onions w beets, pumpkin seeds oil salt and pepper
Mmm dinner time!!
Amy’s burrito with pearl couscous and veggies!!
Wasn’t really hungry after my workout but it was yummy!!
Where do you get your calcium? Um, everywhere!
Worked out for about 30 min some treadmill and weights
20 min of yoga and stretching
Decided to cook something nom!
Portabellos, onions and red and yellow bell peppers sautéed, half an avocado mushed with some garbanzo beans and seasoning spread on some toasted bread
(best spread…guac and humus in one!)
Garbanzo beans sautéed with garlic and onions and seasonings
Almond milk and water
Hello healthy and nom!!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates was definitely on to something. Have you ever wondered why some people are always full of energy, always on the go, don’t need a lot of sleep and are rarely if ever sick?
Most people don’t realize how much the pH level of the food you eat and your body affects your organs and immune system. The typical western diet of processed and fried foods, refined grains, meat, dairy, and sugar are extremely acidic and result in acidic residues after digestion. As our body is approximately 20 percent acidic and 80 percent alkaline it’s recommended that we eat approximately 20 percent acidic foods and 80 percent alkaline foods too. Nearly all of our physiological functions, including immune system, cardiovascular and digestive functions including most of our enzyme and metabolic processes require that our bodily pH is slightly alkaline. This prevents diseases since most bacteria and viruses can not survive in an alkaline state. Also, organs within our digestive system, such as the pancreas, have functions to balance the pH of the digesting food. The pancreas releases sodium bicarbonate into the small intestine to neutralize the stomach acids. Eating acidic foods puts futher stress on the pancreas and can actually cause diabetes. Eating alkaline foods removes this stress from the pancreas and allows it to function properly. An overly acidic system could lead to symptoms like lack of energy, fatigue, digestive disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, allergies, respiratory ailments, depression, colds, flu and other chronic illness. Another affect of having an acidic body is that calcium is pulled from your bones to balance the pH which can cause bone loss.
It’s worth remembering that the pH of the food item itself may not be accurately reflective of its affect on the body. For example, citris fruits are naturally very acidic, however, when they are digested, they have an alkalizing affect on the body. Therefore, oranges, graprefruits, and lemons are considered alkaline foods because of the affect they have on your body’s pH level, not by their natural pH level.
Here are some of my favourite alkaline recipies:
Tamari Pumpkin Seeds
I love adding pumpkin seeds to jazz up salads and pasta dishes and I recently found out that they have the added bonus of also being the only seeds that are alkaline forming. If you want to give them an extra kick try dry roasting them in a frying pan and then adding 1-2 tsp of tamari or soy sauce.
Lemons are veritable wonders. Not only do they top the list of the most alkaline forming foods but lemon juice is high in vitamin C, B6, calcium, potassium, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium. If that wasn’t enough it also has great digestive qualities and can help cleanse the body of toxins.
Greens are the highest alkaline-forming foods and they are full of vitamins A, K, and D so adding a spinach salad (spinach, walnuts, lemon juice and avocado) to your meal is an excellent way to alkalize your diet.
Millet is punchy powerfood, the only alkalizing grain and is a great source of protein. It has a sweet nutty flavor and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available.
Hump day lunch…makin it through the week healthy and yummily (yeah it’s a word)
Cayenne pepper tortilla filled with
Garlic humus and avavado spread
Grilled yellow squash, grilled Brussels sprouts, grilled onions, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, black olives, dill pickles, alfalfa sprouts, red onions, spinach, salt pepper
Pure empower mint Yerba mate
Going to power through this OT!!
Barley mushroom soup
Barley pearls, onions, celery, baby portobello mushrooms, carrots, parsley, tomatoe paste, and cumin
Added some salt pepper garlic and pepper flakes