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Move 1: Jump Squats
Move 2: Lateral Lunge with Knee Tuck
Move 3: Hip Bridge Adductor PUlses
Move 4: Single Leg Hip Thrusts
Move 5: Resistance Band Mountain Climbers
Perform each move for 1 minute (or 30 seconds each side) for 3-4 rounds.
Mix all together and serve!
Mmmm..I absolutely love goat cheese! I never buy it either so it was definitely a treat to make this the other night paired with other delicious ingredients such as apples, cranberries, walnuts, and avocado! It is jam-PACKED with good-for-you nutrients and will keep you full and satisfied!
We decided to opt out on the chicken because we had another protein dish on the side, but feel free to use chicken (or any protein of your choice) to make it a fully balanced meal.
This dish was surprisingly so good considering the “mac and cheese” was made out of cauliflower! Markus and I have been on a roll with creating fun new recipes every Friday night and decided to whip this one up when I found an awesome recipe on Pinterest. I hope you love the recipe as much as we did!
I try to stay away from processed foods like chips and crackers. Knowing me, I can’t just stop at one serving. If it’s in the house, I will literally eat the whole box.
Because of that tendency, I’ve always tried to be a bit more creative to “feel” like I’m eating a delicious not-so-good-for-you dessert but was actually healthy for you!
So, the other day, I decided to make apple “nachos” for an easy quick dessert and it totally hit my sweet spot! Loaded with all of my favorite ingredients, it was the perfect way to end my night without the guilt of eating something super unhealthy for you!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I did!
Do you tend to gravitate towards food when you’re happy, sad, nervous, excited, depressed, or bored?
As a society, we have become more and more disconnected from our bodies and have made our social gatherings, meet-ups, and idle time an opportunity to chow down, even if we’re not hungry.
This obviously leads to an excess of calories and unwanted fat on our bodies. In addition, we start to look food not as nutritional nourishment, but rather, a way to feel comfort, celebrate, relieve stress, or pass the time.
I don’t blame you, though. When we eat, our endocrine system (in charge of our hormones), releases a hormone called serotonin, our pleasure hormone. It feels GOOD to eat! Our body relaxes, serotonin kicks in, and the food gives us energy to keep moving forward in our day.
But if you’re not careful, you might fall into the following scenarios of emotional eating:
For date night, Markus and I decided to make this incredible recipe we found on this blog and boy was it delicious!
I absolutely LOVE candied nuts, I LOVE pears, and I LOVE pomegranates, so combining all of those flavors in one is like heaven! Just beware, even though it’s a healthy salad, it does have a bit of sugar from the candied pecans, the dried cranberries, the fruit, and the dressing.
But, if you don’t mind, it’s extremely delicious and something you shouldn’t be too worried about if you’re having it occasionally. The only thing missing here to make it a perfectly balanced meal is the protein, so if you want to complete the meal, feel free to add whatever protein source you like!
For the salad:
I’ll admit that this is not my recipe at all. In fact, I was perusing cookbooks at Barnes and Nobles and found a Paleo friendly crockpot cookbook and snapped a picture of this recipe. I just about screamed when I found out I could make my mom’s authentic chicken adobo recipe with a Paleo-friendly twist.
Now that Fall is here too, I’ve on this kick of wanting to use my crockpot and make things super easy in the kitchen. I’m all about spending as less time as I can in the kitchen without having to sacrifice taste, and the crockpot is that one-stop solution for that problem.
Using the crockpot is such a great way to save time and get your meals ready in bulk. When it’s done, simply portion out your chicken to your liking and store it in your portion controlled containers so you can bring it to work for the next few days!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I did! It sure brought me back to my childhood.
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