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Kale Is A Superfood

Here’s why you should be eating more of it! 





At only 33 calories, one cup of raw kale has: Nearly 3 grams of protein2.5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and makes you feel full)Vitamins A, C, and KFolate, a B vitamin that’s key for brain developmentAlpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. (While kale has far less omega-3 than fish, it is another way to get some of this healthy fat into your diet.Lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that give kale its deep, dark green coloring and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts minerals including phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and zinc.  Types of KaleKale can be curly, flat, or even have a bluish tint mixed in with the green. The flavors differ, so try them all. 

Dinner For Tonight

Quinoa with mushrooms, tomatoes and mixed greens.

Chopped Salad!

The Queen Of Greens

In the kitchen cooking up my daily dosage of greens!

Eat Something Before You Work Out

You should always eat something before exercising so your body has enough fuel to power through your workout.

A few of my favorites:

BananasDairy free yogurt with granola and berries.A smoothie with power greensOatmeal.Homemade energy balls or bars.Avocado toast.English muffin with nut butter add sliced bananas for more calories.  FYI, good caloriesaren't necessarily made up of low-calorie foods. Many good calories come from high-calorie and even high-fat foods. However, bad calories are those that don't provide your body with good nutrition. These come from things like processed foods, sugar, refined flours, unhealthy fats and artificial ingredients.

Day 3 Of 5

Day 2 Of 5 My Day Gym Challenge!

5 Day Gym Challenge- Working Towards Reaching My BMI

Day 1 of  5! Hitting the gym 5 days straight. Lets Go!

Staying Motivated On The Veganism Journey

People ask me all the time how I stay sane on this journey of veganism. Here's a few tips to help you stay content and healthy
Find out where you can eat out ahead of time, especially if you're traveling from out of town. Believe it not, there are actually cities that don't have vegan restaurants. Take the time to learn how to cook new dishes! Eating the same meals over and over will only make you lose your zeal. Be prepared if you go out for the day. Meal prepping is extremely Important, especially if you are just venturing off into this journey. If you know you'll be out for the day, pack lunch plus snacks and place them in a cooler in your trunk.Stay informed about vegan nutrition. Everything that looks nutritious or vegan friendly, is not! Read your labels.Remind yourself why you went vegan in the first place. We wont be motivated, that's when discipline kicks in and remember IT TAKES TIME!Find like-minded people who wont deter from your goal of staying healthy…

Why Go Vegan?

We have no need for animal products The killing of farmed animals is unnecessary and definitely a cruel act. We simply do it for pleasure or traditional reasons. There is no proof, what so ever, that human beings must eat meat, dairy or eggs, in order to be healthy and thriving. By going vegan you lower your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes and treat or reverse other current health conditions. Enjoy this song by Mr. Macka B! The benefits of eating limes

Greek Quinoa Salad

Quinoa, Mint Leaves, Grape Tomatoes, Kalamata Olive's, Purple Onions, Mizuna, Cucumbers,Vegan Tofu Feta Cheese, Drizzled With Olive Oil and Lemon Juice!

Breakfast!

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Hazelnut Crumble! 1/4 cup chia seeds.1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk.2 tablespoons pure maple syrup.1 teaspoon vanilla.1/2 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.Optional toppings: pecans, pistachios, Almonds, or oats

It's Lunch Time!

Go Vegan With Me!

It’s a lifestyle!

Bountiful Salad Friday's

Friday's are the end to a stressful work week and that's when we're REALLY ready to indulge in unhealthy foods. Challenge yourself to eat healthy even on the weekends. Remember being healthy is not a trend, It's a lifestyle!

Delicious Breakfast Smoothie

Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Collards, Berries, Chia Flax Seeds and Lakewood Pomegranate Juice (Cold Pressed)

Spicing Things Up With Dandelion!

  Dandelion, Swiss Chard, Arugula, Kale, Mushrooms Onions and Dried Tomatoes with a side of Quinoa

Dandelion is actually one of the most nutrient-dense plants you can eatEverything on it, from the flower all the way down to the roots, is edible! And also very delicious. The taste of dandelion resembles a slightly bitter green, kind of like arugula. You can eat them fresh in salads, or cook them on the stove!

Dairy Free yogurt On Toasted Whole Wheat

This breakfast combines protein, fiber, and healthy fat to give you energy all morning long!

10 Minute Healthy Meal

Chopped Kale, Eggplant, Onions, Cucumbers, and Mushrooms, sautéed in pan with avocado oil and seasoning of choice. A meal made simple!

Mushroom & Bean Vegan Meatloaf

Your Body Talks...Listen To It!

Many of us grew up on fried, processed or overly-cooked foods, which eventually lead to some of the health problems we're battling today. When you start incorporating healthier foods into your diet like Superfoods, you'll began to notice how your body will reject the foods that aren't healthy for you. So, what are some of the plant-based Superfoods that we should be consuming daily? Kale & SpinachOnions & Garlic.Chia SeedsAvocadoBerriesNuts (in moderation)BeansSweet Potatoes
These foods are packed with the nutrients we need!

Black Seed Oil-Thank Me Later!

•Healthy hair and skin  •Balances blood sugar levels, especially if you have diabetes   •Helps to restore and protect your kidneys   •Strengthens your immune system   •Maintained your cholesterol and blood pressure levels   •Inflammation controls   •Support weight loss by helping to reduce appetite and unhealthy cravings 


We Have To Tighten Up Our Eating Patterns

One of the key factors of losing weight and maintaining it is to eat smaller meals, but more frequently! It's Important that we eat breakfast, lunch and diner, with at least two healthy snacks in between, all with plenty of water. Try carrying healthy snacks in your purse or car. This will also keep you from making unhealthy choices when hungry.





Black Seeded Watermelon

This is what your watermelon should look like... Black seeds! 
 It’s equally as important to stay hydrated in the winter as it is in the summer. Watermelon is about 92% water, plus it’s a good source for Vitamin C, which we need to promote better skin, healthier nails and a stronger immune system. 

On The Menu Tonight: Homemade, Organic Zucchini Patties!

When completely cutting meat and diary from your diet  you have find ways to be creative and incorporate new ingredients into your menu. If not, you’ll begin to lose interest.  Tonight I made organic zucchini patties for the first time and they came out absolutely AMAZING! 





Repair, Recover And Rest! (The 3 R’s)

Active recovery days and good sleep are just as important as gym days. Our bodies need that time off to repair, recover and rest! In between time go for a nice walk with your spouse, children, or dog!

Vegan Soup!

Organic collard greens,  cauliflower, String beans, kale, bokchoy, peas carrots, mixed spices and unsalted vegetable broth! Yummyy!

Shopping For My Organic Fruits & Vegetables!

Eating meat is not the only source of protein. Actually, it’s considered to be a secondhand protein.   If the animals are being fed healthy things such as fruits and vegetables then why go through them to get those nutrients, when you can go straight to the source?