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You Are What You Eat

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Every 35 days your skin replaces itself,

your liver, about a month

Your body makes these new cells by the food you eat.

So, your food literally becomes you.

ImageI read that quote today on instagram and I was just like, mind blown. I don’t believe in extreme diets or magic pills. There is nothing that takes the place of good ol’ hard work and fueling your body with the right kinds of foods. You have to find what works best for you. I follow a, mostly, paleo diet. Quick overview of the “Paleo diet”, most the folks you’ll hear talking about it are probably in a box {a crossfit gym}, it’s pretty straightforward- no dairy, legumes, grains, and processed crapola! Think caveman… Fish, Poultry, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. Pretty easy right? When you go in the grocery store you basically walk the perimeter and DONT go down the aisles. Like I said, I mostly follow it. Sometimes you’ll see me eat dessert, NO guilt attached, its whatevs. I get a lot of questions of what do I eat? When? Where? So, basically follow these rules and you’re set for success: 1. MAKE A LIST. I go to the grocery store twice a week. So, before I go I check my fridge and see what I ran out of and add it to the honey do list. Sit down and write out all your breakfasts for the next 3-4 days (or however long you’re buying for) and do the same for lunch, dinner, and snacks. 2. EAT BEFORE YOU SHOP! Lord only knows how many times I’ve walked into the grocery store and picked up every. single. thing. I saw.. and then started eating it on the way to the car.  Not good. 3. GET EXTRAS. I always grab more bananas and spinach because I never know if my hub is going to want a morning smoothie or if I drop my salmon on the floor… So I’d rather have extra for the J.I.C! Image Some ideas for your meals.. Breakie: Morning smoothies {with kale, spinach, banana, maca root, cinnamon, almond milk}, eggy oats {1/3C oats with fruit and almond milk}, or an omelet with avocado. Lunch: salad with chicken, chicken and asparagus, cold pressed juice {Ill post an amazing green juice soon}. Dinner: Salmon and veggies, chicken and veggies + sweet potato, soup, I mean the possibilities are endless. Remember you are what you eat, signature


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No Better Howdy than Pie

Last week I was struttin’ my stuff in shorts, fast forward to today, I’m bundled up in a jacket and even busted out the boots? Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat. Cold, rainy, gloomy days make me want to do a few things…Lay in bed and watch Gypsy Sisters, not take a shower, eat warm sweet stuff, and eat some more. Sounds darn perfect, right? So I decided to make a pie- an Apple Pie.

IMG_2640This isn’t your ordinary, store bought crust, too sweet, too hard, over baked pie… This is the Oh Heavens gimme another piece, I think I’m gonna bust a button, Win a prize pie! BUT GET THIS… IT WEIGHS IN AT A WHOPPING 252 cals! Hollaaa!

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Skinny Apple Pie:

Filling
4 medium apples, peeled and sliced
1 medium jicama, peeled and shredded
1/4 cup sugar or Truvia
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Crust:

2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour {I used GF All Purpose Flour, tsp Baking Soda}
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
2. Combine the apples, jicama, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Mix well to coat the fruit and put aside until crust is ready.
3. To make the crust, combine the pastry flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is soft and crumbly. Add water until mixture forms a ball.
4. Divide in half and shape into a ball. Roll dough on a floured surface. Line pie plate with half the dough.
5. Fill pie plate with the apple mixture.
6. Cover with the second crust. Cut slits in the top and brush with egg whites if desired.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 F and continue to bake for another 30-40 minutes or until the apples are soft.

Nutty Facts: 252 Cals, 5g protein

Most my recipes won’t have nearly that many calories, but ehhh you’ve got to live a little right?  Whats your favorite pie recipes? Send em on over.

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