Fat-burning Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

What better combo than a delicious Yorkshire pudding recipe without the health backlash of sluggish energy and weight gain?

Try this recipe this year instead!

Wishing you Unstoppable Health all year round!

~Rebecca

 

How Clean Is Your Water?

Drinking clean water is one of the biggest ways to support your energy and overall health. Unfortunately, tap water AND bottled water have substantial drawbacks. The main one is that they don’t exclude some major toxins that the science shows is harmful to your health even though the levels are technically legal.

A tool you can start using today to make sure you and your family have access to clean water is the EWG Tap Water Database. You can just search by zip code and it will tell you what major toxins are in your tap water without you having to pay for a water test. Now, if you are on a well like we are, I strongly encourage you to have your water tested so you can pick the right filter for the job.

When you use this tool, it will also give you water filter recommendations based on what toxins are in your tap water to save you the time and energy of having to do endless research. Very helpful!

Drinking half your body weight in ounces of clean water daily is a pillar of good health, so please, use these tools to ensure your water is clean and safe.

Wishing you unstoppable health!

~Rebecca

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

 

GARLIC ALMOND GREEN BEANS

Enjoy this simple, delicious recipe!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups green beans, washed and trimmed (optional cut in half)
  • 2 Tablespoons ghee or butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced into quarters
  • ¼ cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
How to:
  • Steam green beans till bright green al dente texture (if you don’t have a strainer insert, place green beans directly in 2 cups water)
  • Drain in strainer and rinse in cold water until completely cool
  • Melt ghee or butter in large skillet and add garlic, medium heat
  • In another pan, toast almonds on low-medium heat (make sure to stir regularly to avoid burning)
  • Add green beans to garlic and ghee and cook for 3-5 minutes until done
  • Top with almonds
  • Serves 6.

Spiderweb Dip

Give dip a spooky makeover!

Layer your favorite dip ingredients like whole or refried beans, ground meat, sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce or cabbage, salsa, guacamole, and shredded cheese on a large plate. Use sour cream (in a plastic sandwich, cut the corner off and gently squeeze OR use cake decorating tools if you have them) to create a fun spiderweb pattern (see picture).

Happy Halloween!

Stuffed Halloween Peppers

Here’s 3 delicious recipes you can enjoy year round (carving a face into your pepper is totally optional…but really fun!).

Directions for Sloppy Halloween Stuffed Peppers

Directions for Thanksgiving Stuffed Peppers

Directions for Sausage Stuffing

I hope you love these recipes! Festive can be healthy. Having delicious recipes to keep you on track over the holiday season is a must if you want to avoid the all-too-common self-sabotage that tends to happen from Oct-Jan 2nd. This year can be your year to feel successful, slim, and satisfied.

Need some help? Let’s talk!

 

~In health,

Rebecca

Pork Sausage Stuffing

Mmm, sausage. No bread. No starchy carbs. Just herby, meaty goodness to serve alongside your turkey and healthy cranberry sauce.

Served in acorn squash (what a super idea!).

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 packs of button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons each, rosemary, thyme, and sage, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp each, fennel seeds, anise, and paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

**Note: Adjust stuffing measurements accordingly depending on amount of people being served. This stuffing filled a 16 lb turkey, as well as a 5 qt braising pan.

How to:

  1. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Place bell pepper, mushrooms, and celery into skillet and saute.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, sage, fennel seeds, anise, paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add ground pork mixture to skillet, and cook until pork is browned slightly.
  5. Remove from heat, and discard any liquid in the pan.

Compliments of Primal Palate. Yummers.

The holidays are a wonderful time to share healthy food with those you love the most. Fill ’em up with the good stuff. 🙂