Burrito Bowls

Looking for a protein packed meal? Try this delicious recipe! It’s so delicious!

It takes me back to my favorite place on Earth, Manzanita Oregon! There is a Mexican restaurant my family goes to every time we visit. This recipe reminds me of that restaurant and eating a delicious burrito while listening to the waves of the ocean.

Going All Natural!

In addition to diet, I am moving toward using more all natural products to clean my house, wash my clothes and clean my hair. Natural products also help support a healthy lifestyle. My first step towards that was to change my laundry soap and my general house cleaners, now I am making the step toward making my own shampoo and conditioner. I am so excited. Last night I received almost all of the items I needed to start my own shampoo. Now to just wait for my shampoo bottles and I am good to go. I have so many different oils to try combinations with to find the perfect scent. Trying the recipe below:

1/2 Cup Liquid Castile soap

1/4 Cup canned coconut Milk

1/4 Cup Honey

2tbsp fractionated Coconut Oil

1tbsp Vitamin E Oil

40-50 drops of my choice Essential Oils

Getting Through Your Work Week!

This week has been long already and it’s only Tuesday night. When I have a tough and long week I always focus more on my mental health. To do this I follow the following tips:

1. Make sure I get at least an hour of me time/down time every evening.

2. Set my daily goals before going to bed each night.

3. Pick my battles, if faced with stressful situations I choose to get up and walk away from those with little importance. In other words, I let the less important things slide.

4. If I feel like I am in a situation in which my professional behavior seems to be wavering, I take a time out a cool off so I can continue to communicate effectively and efficiently.

5. Focus on one thing at a time and stick to a schedule.

6. Focus on the good and find at least one good thing in each difficult situation.

7. And best of all, maybe enjoy a dog pile once in awhile 😉

KETO Gumbo!

Good afternoon!! Did you know that Gumbo is a stew that comes from the mix of different cultural foods. In the 18th and 19th centuries, people from the French, Spanish, indigenous Tribes, Africans, Italians and Germans cultures all lived together in a small area in Southern Louisiana. This created an environment of influence which helped foster an environment new traditions and cuisines. Thus Gumbo was created.

This week my husband tried this KETO Gumbo and he says it’s a must try. I was unable to try it since I am a vegetarian. He says that he doubled the spices for an extra kick and it turned out amazing. Enjoy!!!

Easy KETO Chicken Parm

This is by far the easiest chicken Parmesan recipe I have ever made. According to my husband it was delicious and will be a repeat.

For my husband and I, the key to staying KETO means finding recipes that are amazing no matter how often you eat them. We cook a total of four recipes each Sunday to cover our meals for the week. We each get two different recipes for lunch and dinner. That means we eat the same thing for lunch every day and the same thing for dinner every day, for a week. This may seem hard but as long as you find those perfect delicious recipes, your mouth waters just thinking about your meals even if you have to eat the same two things for a whole week.

Try this amazing recipe and KETO on: KETO Chicken Parmesan

Salad Anyone??

Lately I have been on a salad kick. And why not? Salads are amazing! I like to mix it up and make different salad mixtures every week so I don’t end up getting tired of them. This weeks salad turned out amazing!

You will need:

Cabbage

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Mozzarella Balls

Fresh Green beans

Your choice of meat (chicken maybe!)

Newsman’s own olive oil and vinegar dressing

Place the green beans in a steamer and steam till just a little tender and then allow to cool. Place a cup each of lettuce and cabbage in a bowl, add half a tomato, five chopped mozzarella balls, cooled green beans and cooked (cooled) meat to a bowl and toss. Add your desired amount of dressing to your salad and enjoy!!

Staying Healthy!

Eating healthy is one of the best ways to stay healthy. For me, staying healthy means eating fresh vegetables on a daily basis. I try to find different types of salads to eat so I don’t get burned out on salads. Last week I tried a Bol Chou salad. Since I do not care for Bok Choy, I replaced it with a green cabbage and it turned out delicious. Try this Salad for a great lunch at work!!

Noatmeal

Craving cereal? I have been skeptical about trying Noatmeal because I couldn’t believe that something healthier could replace oatmeal. This morning, I decided to try noatmeal and it turned out delicious. A perfect breakfast! See the recipe below:

3/4 Cup Half & Half

1/4 Hulled Hemp Seeds

2 TBS ground Flax Seeds

2 TBS Pea Protein

A Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Stevia to Taste

1/2 Tsp. Vanilla

Place all the ingredients except the stevia and vanilla in a saucepan and heat till bubbly. Remove from heat and add vanilla and stevia and Enjoy!!

For a vegan alternative, replace half and half with any non-dairy milk of your choice.

Vegan Keto Cauliflower Soup

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I have posted something delicious for you to try. This week I started trying some Keto recipes that are also vegan and the one I am sharing with you today is actually quite delicious. In my experience vegan food has never tasted very good but strides have been made in improving flavor in vegan foods so I decided to try it again. Try this Cauliflower soup for a delicious warm evening dinner.

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Large Head of Cauliflower

4 cups vegetable broth (or two bouillon cube and four cups water)

1 Small Onion (I used two miniature onions, maybe a 1/2 cup of onion)

3/4 cup hulled hemp seeds

1/4 cup nutritional Yeast

Salt and pepper to taste.

Heat oil in a large saucepan, add Cauliflower and onions. Cook until pieces begin to soften, add broth and continue to cook till cauliflower is easy to pierce with a fork. Add hemp seeds and nutritional yeast and stir well. Remove from heat and blend with emersion blender until smooth. Should yield about 4-5 servings. Top with chives or cayenne pepper if desired and serve. Enjoy!! 😋😋