March 27, 2017

Vegan waffles

1 1/2 cups of oat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon pink salt m
Dash of cinnamon 
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 
3/4 cup non dairy milk 
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Mix the wet ingredients. If the coconut oil solidifies, microwave it for 20-30 seconds. 

Add the dry ingredients and mix well. You'll want to let the batter sit for about 10 minutes to allow the oat flour to soak up the wet ingredients. 

Preheat waffle iron. 

Add the batter and cook about 6 minutes until lightly crispy. The waffles will be pretty delicate because there's no egg. Cool them on a baking rack or sheet NOT stacked. 

Makes 8-10 waffles

Common subs: 

Sub out 2 eggs for applesauce
Sub dairy milk for non dairy
Sub 5 tablespoons of butter for coconut oil

March 23, 2017

Vegan protein

And to go along with my effort to reduce dairy and be more plant powered, Vegan Shakeology! What do vegsn diets provide for protein? That's the question that I would guess is asked the most, I wondered too. Actually, vegetables and beans have just as much protein as animal protein. You can be completely plant powered. And I love supplementing my lifestyle with Shakeology because it has ALLLLL the nutrition that our regular diet may be lacking plus everything we need for optimal health, and the vegan formula is plant protein based! 


March 20, 2017

New foods

Okay so, if you follow my fitness posts, you know I'm a health coach, I love clean eating, and making food taste good. Enter my latest challenge: No/extremely limited dairy, and very little meat. My son is allergic to dairy (and eggs) and since I'm nursing, my dairy intake messes with his tummy and his skin. In the meantime, I've started feeling REALLY bad when I have dairy. So that's a bummer cause I love cheese. Also, I've noticed I just feel better when I have a plant based diet. So there's been an effort to reduce dairy and meat. Sticking with organic and non gmo whenever possible and necessary! 

Here's my dinner tonight! I totally went outside my comfort zone and bought a blend of lentils, peas, and barley. I cooked that seasoned with pink salt, cumin, and chili powder. Added pinto beans and corn. Then sautéed mushrooms, spinach and red onion with garlic and olive oil. Added that! And next, I made an avocado sauce with 1 avocado, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 basil leaf, pink salt, half lemon squeeze, cumin, garlic, red pepper flakes (all to taste). 

This is SO good! It's my Costco week, so we don't have a lot of groceries I normally would. If I make this again, it would be great with some orange peppers, and if you like tomatoes, add those too (I dislike them). And spice up the avocado sauce with cilantro, lime, and jalapeño! 

So my advice, don't shy away from the lentils! It was easy! And delicious. Experiment with food, eliminate foods that make you feel bad, and meat is totally negotiable 😘


March 19, 2017

Know your worth


You're worth it. Sometimes, you just need to hear that. And you need to believe it. 

You're worth knowing. 
You're worth being heard. 
You're worth feeling good. 
You're worth being healthy. 
You're worth being happy. 
Someone would die for you today. 
Someone did die for you many years ago nailed to a tree.