Healthy Eating

Where Do I Find Liquid Egg Whites?

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Here is a picture of the liquid egg whites I use for my frozen egg white dessert each night (you can find that recipe by clicking HERE). I typically just buy whichever brand is the cheapest. But, you really want to make sure you get the 100% egg whites. The "egg substitute" is usually 99% egg whites but has a bunch of other stuff added to it with names I can't pronounce. There will be a spot on th ...[Read More]

Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

True Lemon – Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

For those of you who love Crystal Light - consider switching to True Lemon. It doesn't have any artificial sweeteners and tastes just as good as Crystal Light. Most of the time I just add a little bit of lemon juice to my water, but on days that I want something a little sweeter I use some True Lemon. You can find it right by the Crystal Light packets at any grocery store (I have gotten it at Walm ...[Read More]

How I Store and Freeze My Bulk Meats

How Do You Freeze Bulk Meat

We have a lot of leftover food in our fridge right now -- sometimes I don't do a very good job of planning out how much meat I will need for the week and end up with too much. I made this salsa chicken earlier in the week, but with all the leftover turkey I didn't think it would get eaten fast enough. I was worried about it going bad if it stayed in the fridge for too long and I really hate wastin ...[Read More]

What To Do for Sugar Cravings!!

Tea for Sugar Cravings

These teas are LIFESAVERS for me at night when I have cravings!! The Egyptian Licorice is my favorite, but is harder to find (I got mine at Safeway in the organic section) but the Bigelow one you can find almost anywhere. The Vanilla Chai does have a little caffeine it, but it never seems to bother my sleep. Having a warm liquid in my stomach for some reason seems to curb any cravings. Also, all o ...[Read More]

Why is Ezekiel Bread Good for You?

Ezekiel_Sprouted_Grain_Bread

Ezekial bread is made from sprouted grains instead of flour. When the grains are sprouted and combined it creates a protein that closely parallels the protein found in milk and eggs.  Ezekial bread digests much more easily than wheat breads, and wheat bread contains gluten which turns to a gel like substance when digested.  Also, many wheat breads have additives and preservatives to help it last l ...[Read More]

Sample Meal Plan Example 8

Sample Meal Plan 8

Want to know the best part about eating clean? I get to eat so much food and still stay lean! You can eat a lot more whole foods than you can processed foods for the same amount of calories. I haven't done one of these posts in a while so thought I would share pictures of a typical day's worth of food for me. People are always shocked when they see how much food I eat! Actually, it wasn't until I ...[Read More]

Sample Meal Plan Example 7

Sample Meal Plan 7

Here is a picture of a typical day of eating for me. People are always surprised when they see the amount of food I eat!! I always tell them that when you are eating clean, whole foods you can eat a lot more food for less calories than when it is processed. I was working from home this day, but most of the things I ate I had already cooked in bulk earlier in the week. I also prep my husband's meal ...[Read More]

Sample Meal Plan Example 6

Sample Meal Plan 6

Another photo collage of a typical day with six meals for me. People are always so surprised at how much food I eat! M1 (5:30am) - yes, I realize this looks like a weird, deformed blob. Sorry. I never claimed to be a food photographer 🙂 This is a protein pancake. I put 6 egg whites, 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, dash of salt, 1 tsp baking powder, and probably about 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond ...[Read More]

Sample Meal Plan Example 5

Sampl Meal Plan 5

I eat a LOT of food throughout the day!! I am no food photographer, but I am a girl who likes to eat 🙂 Check this out... Here is a typical day's worth of meals for me. 5:30am (Meal 1) - Spicy Egg Whites. 6 egg whites scrambled with 1 big handful fresh spinach, black pepper and 2 Tbsp salsa on top. 1/2 c. old fashioned oats on side with almond milk and 1/4 c. frozen berries. 6:15-7:15 workout 7:30a ...[Read More]

Sample Meal Plan Example 4 – Low Carb

Low Carb Sample Meal Plan

Here is what I did yesterday for a lower carb day. I have my husband's work holiday part on Friday so I am watching my carbs this week. I'm not counting calories and I'm not doing it as strictly as when I was doing Jamie Eason's 12 week trainer, I am just doing a few carbs with Meal 1, carbs pre and post workout and then veggie carbs the rest of the day. Because my carbs are lower I am increasing ...[Read More]