I’ve been trying to be more mindful of screen time lately.
The rapidly changing spring Colorado weather (75 one day, snowing the next) is a huge migraine trigger for me and screens don’t help the situation :cry:.
At first, this technology detox felt hard. I mean, think of all the green smoothie pics I was missing on Instagram?! Just kidding (not really).
As the week went on, it started to feel more natural and maybe even a little bit fun.
Holy guacamole, these tacos are good!
I’m so excited to share two recipes with you guys today: the plantain tortilla and rainbow carrot & pineapple salsa.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been a margarita, chips & guac kind of girl. When I first cut out grains from my diet, I desperately missed corn. Eating at a Mexican restaurant and getting lettuce wraps instead of corn tortillas felt really sad.
And then the plantain tortilla changed everything…
Years ago I went to see a registered dietician because of unexplained chronic nausea. While the larger issue turned out to be not food related I did learn something important that I continue to follow to this day.
Surprise, surprise, one of the things she had me do was a food diary. As she looked it over what stuck out to her was my lunch at the Whole Foods Salad Bar.
Like any normal human when presented with the feast that is the Whole Foods Salad Bar, I had filled my plate high with 10 different salad bar items.
Ok, tell me the truth, did you eat a giant Chocolate Easter bunny like I did? Or maybe you had to lay down from too much Easter ham? 😆
After a day of celebratory eats, I’m all about focusing on adding healthy food into my diet.
As we begin spring, it’s the perfect moment to refocus on being more intentional with what we’re eating and how we’re feeling.
Ask yourself this: Are you feeling energized, nourished and supported by your food choices? If not, consider a spring cleanse. And no, I’m not talking 3 days of liquid green juice. Long time readers know I don’t believe in entirely liquid cleanses.
My whole foods based, seasonal, nutrient packed cleanse will help you reset, without feeling hangry or deprived.
As I begin to work with clients, I see first hand what a difference healthy food can make in someone’s life.
However, it doesn’t matter how much time I spend explaining the benefits of healthy food if that person doesn’t have access, can’t afford it or doesn’t know how to cook. Heck, the people who need support the most don’t have the luxury of hiring a nutritionist to begin with.
It seems fundamentally unfair that people living in poverty, who are at the highest risk for preventable chronic illness, can’t afford preventative “medicine” like fresh fruit and vegetables.
Meanwhile, their insurance company is willing to pay for prescription medication once they get high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes rather than help subsidize a healthy lifestyle to prevent them.
However, it appears times might just be changing.
O. M. GHEE, Let’s get real; if you’re not using ghee, you’re missing out.
If I had to guess, I’d say olive oil is your number one go to right now. Maybe you throw some coconut oil into the mix when you want to spice things up. But trust me–after reading this you’re going to want to get your hands on some ghee.
If you’re thinking, wait a minute, isn’t fat bad for me? Won’t it make me fat? I got you. Start here.
So first things first, what the heck is Ghee?
On Monday, I talked about my meeting with an ayurvedic nutritionist. I thought it would be fun to share some of her suggestions as well as 2 root vegetable recipes on today’s WIAW.
Per her suggestion, I’m trying to incorporate more warming foods into my diet through root vegetables, and spices like cinnamon, cardamom and a ton of ghee (6 tablespoons a day to be exact!).
I moved to Colorado a little over a year ago and can honestly say it’s the most beautiful and exciting place I’ve ever lived. However, for a while now I’ve realized my baby bird body does not quite belong in mountain lion country.
People here are built hearty and resourceful. This is a whine free, do it yourself, no BS allowed kind of place.
Golf ball sized hail in the middle of summer? Normal. A bloody nose every day because it’s so darn dry? Welcome to Colorado!
I completely admire the collective sense of chutzpah. But frankly, having multiple autoimmune conditions, my body is just built differently.
When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I thought eating gluten-free was my ticket to feeling better. Turns out, it was a bit more complicated.
Tina, of Carrots ‘N’ Cake, has shared what she tried in dealing with her chronic condition, IBD, here and here. I thought I’d do the same as a resource for someone with celiac.
Here are the therapeutic diets I’ve tried in an effort to recover from years of undiagnosed celiac disease. I’ll also tell you what I thought of them and show you what I eat now for today’s WIAW.
Therapeutic Diets I’ve Tried