〰 Loaded toast cause it’s the weekend, I’m avoiding the oven but still finding a way to pack as many flavors in. And on the real this is one of the best combos I’ve everr had 🙌🏽 Thinking someone needs to add this to their cafe menu!
-chipotle almond based hummus @bitchinsauce
-beet ginger sauerkraut @jarringfoods
Also, did you catch the post I shared on IG stories about the #colorcode and science of #eatingtherainbow? I added it to my nourish highlights if you didn’t 👆🏽 but it was incredibly insightful. Quick snapshot down below:
red foods = combat inflammation
orange = great for reproductive health
yellow = supports our digestion
green = cardiovascular health
blue purple = cognition
So if you’re down, I challenge you this weekend to incorporate as many colorful plant based elements into your meal. Tag me and snap a photo! Winner takes home a gazillion imaginary dollars! 🌈💰
We’re heading home this morning! Im thinking about making these this weekend... my ✨Homemade Southwest Black Bean Burgers✨ are FULL of flavor and topped with a perfectly spiced homemade guacamole.
These will be a crowd HIT 🙌🏻 at your next cookout!
Tap on my profile, @Julie_Wunder for a clickable link. ⭐️ https://www.runninginaskirt.com/southwest-black-bean-burgers/ ⭐️
Had a loooong week, and this was SO good, so cheap and so quick to make late on a Friday night. Boil 1 box of bowtie pasta. While it boils, sautee 3 cloves of garlic in 1 tbsp oil for 1 min, then add 2 chopped chicken breasts and 1 chopped red bell pepper and cook until chicken cooked through. Then add 1 jar pasta sauce (this was alfredo with sundried tomatoes), cook for another 2 mins, then add drained pasta to pan. Top with 1 cup shredded cheese, turn heat off and cover with lid until cheese melts. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and voila! Pasta, sauce, chicken and peppers were all on sale so this cost $10 total to make, and took only 15 minutes from start to finish. If spending minimal time and money to make home cooked meals is your jam, and want to chat more about nutrition then send me a message!
Emotional eating vs. eating for pleasure. Is there a difference??⠀
100%, yes! However, I see more and more dietitians advocating for emotional eating. Saying it’s perfectly acceptable to feel you emotion and use food as comfort. I don’t agree with this.⠀
Emotional eating and choosing to eat for enjoyment or pleasure are two very different things. Emotional eating means you are using food as a coping mechanism. Maybe you’re stressed, tired, sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even happy, and find yourself gravitating to food as a way to cope with your feelings. Often the real issue is not being addressed and food is used as the cover. It’s the immediate pleasure the food gives us. It triggers the pleasure response in the brain and causes a release in serotonin. This sense of happiness is short lived. Your feelings and the real issue aren’t being dealt with. The food essentially is a band-aid. This isn’t healthy.⠀
Choosing to eat for pleasure and enjoyment is different. While you may be experiencing emotions at this time, they aren’t the driving force behind your decision to eat. For example, every Christmas your family makes cinnamon rolls. Emotionally you feel love and happiness. You associate Christmas and these feelings with cinnamon rolls. You choose to eat them because they taste delicious and it’s a tradition that you look forward to every year. This isn’t emotional eating. You are not using the cinnamon rolls to cope with your emotions. ⠀
In order to overcome emotional eating a few things have to happen 1) be honest with yourself and address the true issues. This isn’t easy but is 100% necessary. This may be as simple as journaling and rationalizing your thoughts or it could mean you make the decision to see a therapist. 2) rewrite your routine. Often emotional eating becomes a habit. For instance, when you’re stressed you grab a bag of chips and crunch your way through the bag. Instead, you take time to decompress by going for a walk and listening to a walking meditation.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Even if they are different than mine, I’d love to open the door to a respectful conversation. What do you think? 💛 #nourishedbynutrition
I’m in Charlotte visiting my brother and SIL with the babies. They are napping right now and 🤞🏻 it keeps going well! This is their sixth trip!
Over on Running in a Skirt, I'm sharing 5 of my favorite watermelon recipes 🍉🍉🍉... including Watermelon Blueberry and Feta Salad AND Watermelon Salsa... perfect for summer munching! My brother (who is an amazing cook) and I just might have to make a few of these before I leave!
Tap on my profile, @Julie_Wunder for a clickable link! ⭐️ https://www.runninginaskirt.com/5-fun-4th-of-july-watermelon-recipes/ ⭐️
Lilac nice cream - just 3 ingredients + all of nature's sprinkles = happiness!🍦🌸 To make a big serving of this banana ice cream, I used 2 frozen bananas + heaping cup of steamed then frozen purple cauliflower with enough cashew milk to blend. Went for a run and was dreaming about making this the whole time. Tell me I’m not the only one who dreams about ice cream while exercising?!
TacOS LovE: 🌮💗How said you cannot have Tacos in Thursday?!?Really not me! Yes, I know is not a #tacostuesday but really think that #tacodayeveryday is amazing and you know I love #easyrecipes. So here are my #nutrientdense ingredients for my tacos. Check my Ig Stories to see it all come together!!!🌮😍💗⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My #recipefortheday is #delicious, easy and so nutritious! Really love all the fiber, healthy fats, protein and more fiber-rich carbs in this meal! Happy Thursday to all now I have to run because we are celebrating my twins birthday tomorrow in the Playschool (15th is our big day, but Saturdays schools are closed)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
8 ounces firm tofu•1 c cooked black beans• 1/4 red onion (diced)•1 c fresh cilantro (chopped)•1 ripe avocado (sliced // or sub guacamole)•1/2 c salsa (for serving // hot sauce also optional)•1 medium lime (sliced // for serving)•1/4 c pomegranate arils •6 whole corn tortillas (2 per person)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
TOFU Love 💗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3/4 tsp garlic powder• 1/2 tsp chili powder• 1 tsp cumin•1/8 tsp sea salt •1 Tbsp salsa •1 Tbsp water⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Wrap tofu in a clean, absorbent towel and place something heavy on top, such as a cast-iron skillet, while prepping toppings. Cook black beans in a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbly. Then reduce heat to simmer and set aside. If unsalted/unseasoned, add a pinch of salt, cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder. Add dry tofu spices + salsa to a small bowl and add enough water to make a pourable sauce. Set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and unwrap tofu. Use a fork to crumble. Once the pan is hot, add 1-2 Tbsp oil of choice and the tofu. Stir fry for 4-5 minutes to brown. Then add seasoning and toss to coat. Continue cooking until browned and fragrant - about 5-10 minutes - stirring frequently. Set aside. Warm your tortillas (optional) and top them with all these delicious toppings (or desired toppings). Serve immediately with the best breakfast potatoes or fruit. Happy Thursday to all!😘💕
Hemp hearts, also known as hemp seeds are POWWAFUL! Did you know they have been cultivated by many civilizations for over 12,000 years and were used as food and medicine? In Europe it was once required that monks eat three meals made of hemp seed, where in soups or porridge’s. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Nutrition - it’s a high protein seed containing 20 amino acids including all 9 of the essential amino acids. The protein content is very digestible making it a superior plant based protein source. It contains a high amount of fatty acids and has a balanced ratio of omega 3 to 6 fats at around 3:1. Essential fatty acids cannot be made by the body so we must get them from external sources. Essential fatty acids can enable a person to handle stress better, reduces inflammation, help with depression, helps maintain alertness and shorten the time tired muscles need for recovery. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
So how do you eat this powerful seed? Sprinkle it on your morning porridge, add to baked goods, blend in a smoothie, sprinkle on a salad, add to soups, sprinkle on roasted vegetables... so many options! Hemp hemp hooray!! #livepowwafully