Sorry for my absence lately however I have been taking a little blogging and challenges break as I enjoy the holidays. Tis the season after all! 🙂
I wanted to pop in for a moment and share with you a legit delicious dinner of mine that I have been enjoying lately.
It’s super easy, nutritious, nourishing, satisfying and amazing for batch cooking which would last for several meals throughout the week.
What you need
Assortment of root/starchy veggies – I like using sweet potato, regular potato and carrots
Mix of non starchy veggies: I like to use a mix of bell peppers, red onion and broccoli
Mixed beans or black beans
Lemon and lime to squeeze over the beans and to finish off your plate
Whatever grain you prefer (brown rice, cous cous, quinoa etc)
Leafy greens like spinach or kale
Optional: creamy dairy free dressing (here I have made a homemade garlicy tahini dressing)
Throw it all together on a plate or for a kick ass burrito bowl type meal. My Husband even loved it and was satisfied without the typical protein of chicken or beef. He even made some homemade guacamole to go with it the second time we had it this month 🙂
I enjoy having these kind of meals to break up some of the heavier holiday meals that December is kinda known for.
My second raw food 10 day challenge came to a halt last week after coming down with a really nasty sore throat/cough/cold type deal. In fact I am just on the tail end of it now on December 12. It definitely has stuck around! I didn’t feel the need to go to the doctors though, as my throat didn’t really hurt to swallow – I just felt it was your typical, disgusting, cough and cold. I carried on into days 3 and 4 for my raw challenge but all I wanted was warmth. I wanted all of the warm tea, warm soup, cooked potatos, toast – anything bland and warm. Yep this is how the raw challenge prematurely ended lol
At the insistence of my husband saying I should listen to my body and “feed a cold” I decided to finish my second raw challenge early at day 5 instead of day 10. I’m a little dissapointed – not really in myself just in the fact that I didn’t see the challenge through until day 10.
But this whole intuitive healing journey I am on includes intuitive eating – eating what feels right to me and when. Learning to listen to my body ques and nourishing it to health. I wouldn’t really be on this journey without that being my main focus in all aspects of my life. So in that regard, I am staying true to myself which makes me happy.
Hope you will understand and I am very hopeful that I will be at full health for my next attempt (the Medical Medium 28 day healing cleanse) which will take place in January.
I want to at least share with you some of the yummy raw food I did have during the first 5 days last week. It wasn’t all for nothing and we keep on keeping on 🙂
Hope you are all staying warm and healthy and stress free during the busy Holiday season! Will try to post and catch up again soon. Don’t forget to follow me via instagram for day to day shares. @intuitivelyhealing 🙂
We have made it to day 5 of 5 of my first raw food reset mini challenge. Feeling great and even better?? Down 5 pounds! I cannot believe I have made it to 220 pounds for a total of 45 pounds lost.
GW: Get out of the 200s!!!
I have never really made certain weight goals as I never want to set myself up for failure or disappointment however I think a main goal right now is to get out of the 200s!!!! I will get there healthfully and sustain-ably 🙂
Here are my eats for the day….No real green foods which sucks but groceries are running low and that will be a priority over the weekend.
I love using hemp and chia seeds on my berries in the morning. Hemp seeds are nutty and sweet and offer a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. They also have all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form. 3 tbsp of hemp hearts contain 10 g of protein – more than the amount of 1 boiled egg. Chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron and calcium. A 1 ounce serving contains 5.6 g of protein.
Also got out a 45 min walk with this one!
I am taking the weekend off but will be back with my next 10 day raw food challenge which starts on Monday December 2. Things gonna get crazy up in here!
Day two out of five of my raw reset challenge is coming to a close. I have been experiencing some body aches/pains and a headache. I typically only get headaches when I stop consuming caffeine for any period of time so this makes sense. I had the headache last night and a little bit tonight as well. Just trying to consume lots of water to drown it out.
I enjoyed 2-3 cups of the most delicious blueberries along with 1 tbsp each of hemp and chia seeds. I also had a nice large mango.
Lola and I went on a longer 45-50 minute walk today and it was so great because it felt like a Spring day outside. It was very mild and sunny. After the walk I felt ready to be productive and I could feel the happy endorphins rushing through the veins. If I could give you only one weightloss tip or “life” tip in general it would be to get out a walk at least once every day. It really helps to boost the mood, your productivity, overcome fatigue and obviously helps with weightloss as well 🙂
Today I snacked on 2 tbsp of raw pumpkin seeds and 1 tbsp of sunflower seeds.
Lunch was a Sunwarrior Protein Shake
2 frozen bananas
2 scoops of the Mocha meal replacement protein powder
unsweetened almond milk
Raw date ball with a chai tea and almond milk
These really pack a punch! I take one out of the freezer and allow to thaw just for a little bit before I eat it. They go really well with a warm drink.
Dinner today was an extra large salad
Lots of broccoli slaw
Pico De Gallo
Thai peanut dressing
Ended the night with a movie via Disney Plus (Home alone) and a blood glucose check at 6.1 – still very happy with this (2 hours after the date ball, tea and XL salad) It might have been a bit higher than last night due to the date ball 🙂 My aim is usually to stay between 4.5-7.5. I don’t typically share my values but I will so that you can see that my levels have not increased on a high fruit/carb diet.
I meant to post this last night but fell asleep! So good morning if you are reading this 🙂
Today was the last day of my October Medical Medium Recipe Challenge!!! It was a cool, rainy, Halloween day and was welcomed. 31 days, 31 recipes 💖 Sweet potato soup today.
Such a simple. nourishing meal! I think most of MM recipes are like this 🙂
Ingredients: Sweet potato, onion, garlic, ginger
Sweet potato: According to medical medium ”
Sweet potato is one of the most healing vegetables we have available to us. They help to lower blood pressure and reduce stress. They are one of the best anti-cancer foods, and can particularly help to prevent breast, colon, lung, skin, and oral cancers.
Sweet potatoes are known for being easy to digest and are very good for ulcers, inflamed colons, digestive disorders, and constipation.
And to top it all off, they taste delicious! Especially in this quick and easy healing recipe. It’s perfect for dinner, and pairs wonderfully with a big fresh salad of leafy greens, juicy bell pepper, tomato, cucumber and avocado with a squeeze of orange juice.”
Onion: Onions have an amazing array of medicinal benefits and are high in vitamin C, folate, biotin, chromium, and calcium. Onions are the richest food source of quercitin which is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides as well as help to prevent blood clots, asthma, sinus infections, bronchitis, atherosclerosis, and diabetes. They also contain powerful anti-cancer properties which have been found to help slow and reverse tumor growth within the body.
Onions are particularly beneficial for stomach, colon, prostate, breast, lung, bladder, and ovarian cancer. They contain valuable sulfur compounds that are known to significantly strengthen the immune system, brain, and nervous system. These sulfur compounds also act as a heavy metal detoxifier and can help to safely remove mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead from the body. Onions can help to treat colds, coughs, bacterial infections, angina, and bronchial spasms.
They can also help to stabilize blood sugar levels and provide relief to the liver when processing glucose and insulin. Onions have powerful antibacterial properties and have been shown to be able to destroy many disease causing pathogens such as E.coli and salmonella. They also act as a natural diuretic and help reduce bloating, water retention, and edema.
Onions can help purify the digestive tract and help to stop putrefactive and fermentation processes in the gastrointentinal tract. They are also known to help regrow hair as well as add volume and shine. Onions that are eaten raw provide the most nutritional benefits and are a delicious addition to salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Onions are also excellent steamed and added to soups and stews.
Garlic: Has been used medicinally since ancient times. Garlic is antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti parasitic and rich in the phytochemical allicin, a sulfur compound that prevents disease.
Ginger: According to Medical Medium ” Ginger’s antispasmodic properties come from its more than 60 trace minerals, well over 30 amino acids (many of them undiscovered), and more than 500 enzymes and coenzymes all working together to calm reactivity. And as an antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, ginger deserves all the accolades it gets for promoting a healthy immune system. Ginger is also ideal for stress assistance, DNA reconstruction, enhancement of your body’s production of B12, and so much more. It will be 100 years before research uncovers how much ginger truly holds. “
This was a lovely meal on a cool Autumn evening. 10 out of 10 for simplicity and flavor. My husband enjoyed it as well.
That’s a wrap for my October Medical Medium recipe challenge but this won’t be the last time you hear me mention MM. Hope you all enjoyed!