Amber Sleep Light for Better Sleep & Health

The key for a better night’s sleep is to reduce blue light wave exposure after sunset.

Recently I got a SomniLight book light that clips to a book or kindle or to your bed frame that uses a narrow band of amber wavelengths.

Why is this important? Because it helps protect melatonin production to support healthy circadian rhythm, better sleep, and better cell protection against things like cancer.

In modern times with so many stressors coming at us from all directions, it is great to learn these simple tips and how technology can support you to feel and look your best.

Wishing you unstoppable health!

~Rebecca

Thanksgiving Recipe Lineup!

Do you tend to get stressed out around the holidays? Are you already feeling worried that you’re going to fall into the same trap again this year and take 2 steps back with where you’d really like to be feeling in your body?

I’m a firm believer that when you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Never was this more true than it is for the holiday season.

The holidays are a time of year where it’s easy to undo health progress simply because we don’t plan ahead. We fall back on recipes that don’t consider that our food can be delicious AND healthy at the same time. Well, there’s a movement of people, like you, who want to enjoy delicious, healthy food year round. There are now tons of options available. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel. You’re not on your own. And you’re not the only one who benefits when you make an awesome AND healthy holiday meal or side dish: think about who you are spending your holidays with.
There’s no better time than now to start building healthier holiday traditions that you, and everyone you love, will benefit from.
Here are 3 steps to make your next holiday BETTER!

Step #1: Choose your absolute favorite dishes to have the day of the actual holiday. Narrow it down to no more than 5 (excluding dessert).

Step #2: If you have more than 5 holiday recipes you absolutely love, enjoy them on a different day that month.

Step #3: Healthify your favorite recipes! This simply means that you use recommendations, like the recipes I’m sharing with you below, to give your favorite dishes a health makeover!

Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving holiday dishes that my family, friends, and clients also love:

  • Brined Turkey: True, brining a turkey takes extra work, but dang, your bird will be so tender that you’ll find it is SO worth it!

Ta da! Now, you’ve got a great plan for what you’ll enjoy for your holiday meal. The other SUPER important part of planning an awesome holiday is to reduce the stress that leads to choices you’ll regret later (delegate, cook what you can in advance, accept help, put on fun music, take breathing breaks), and of course, getting in touch with what so many refer to as “the reason for the season.” By this, I simply mean what does the holiday actually mean for you besides the food? What do you like about it (besides the food)? What’s fun about it?

I know for me, these were hard questions to answer. Holidays were mostly about the food for me. And yet, I usually felt like something was missing afterward. It wasn’t until I really started paying attention to my inner desire for what I wanted my holidays to be about that I actually started to develop new traditions (like a family hike, a family game, a trip) that make me honestly look forward to the holidays.

It’s this kind of planning that you’ll be so grateful for doing. Create traditions that support who you are and what you really want.

Y0u’ll be thankful that you did. 🙂

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

~Rebecca

Grain-free AMAZING low-carb “Cornbread” Stuffing

Here’s a grainless, low-carb stuffing that you and your family can enjoy throughout the year!
Why go grain-free anyway? Well, the holidays are a time of year where it’s easy to undo health progress simply because we fall back on recipes that don’t consider that food can be delicious AND healthy at the same time. There’s a movement of people, like you, who want to enjoy delicious, healthy food year round. There are tons of options available. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel. You’re not on your own. And you’re not the only one who benefits when you make an awesome AND healthy holiday meal or side dish.
There’s no better time than now to start building healthier holiday traditions that you and everyone you love will benefit from.
Today I’d like to share a great stuffing recipe that you and your family are sure to love. This recipe is from Maria Emmerich’s blog.

Cornbread Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 eggs (or 3 eggs and 1/3 cup coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

Cornbread How To:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until very smooth. Grease a small bread pan and fill about 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. This can be made ahead and frozen which will save you time and energy on the actual holiday (highly recommended).

Stuffing Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground sausage or bacon
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 5 cups crumbled “cornbread” (from above)
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth (or more if you like a mushy stuffing)
  • 1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp sage
Stuffing How To:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place sausage, mushrooms, celery and onions in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. In a large bowl combine sausage mixture with cornbread, chicken broth, poultry seasoning and sage. Mix well and transfer to a 9×12 inch baking dish. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes or until well set and cooked through.
Makes 12 servings.NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Cornbread Stuffing = 441 calories, 20g fat, 15g protein, 52 carbs, 4.3g fiber
“Healthified” Stuffing = 278 calories, 22g fat, 12.4g protein, 4.4 carbs, 2.2g fiber

Keto Wine?

Have you heard about this new ketogenic, toxin-free wine? I’m not even a wine drinker and this made me so excited since many of my family, friends, and clients are!

Here’s the run down. Conventional wines can throw a big monkey wrench into your health and weight goals for several reasons: they contain sugar, sulfites, glyphosate, sawdust, and dyes~you should never get “wine teeth”.

Instead, natural wine is REAL wine. It’s organic, sugar/carb free, mold-free, gluten-free doesn’t contain glyphosate, is very low in sulfites, lower in alcohol, bio dynamically farmed (grown without pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides and is rich in beneficial bacteria so it can actually support gut health and reduce inflammation…and apparently, this wine is DELICIOUS!

You can source it here and I am excited to share this info with you today so that you can take one step closer to unstoppable health!

In health,

Rebecca