Healthy Eating Cheat Sheet

Below is a quick healthy eating cheat sheet I made for my friend. I figured I’d share it on here in case anyone was interested. I condensed some main points I’ve learned in my nutrition and activity classes. Hope it’s useful!

Healthy Eating Cheat Sheet

Kripalu Yoga Acceptance

I did it!

After six years of practicing I finally mustered up the courage to follow something that I was passionate about. I posted my main hesitations in a previous post.

I’m feeling a mixture of emotions: excitement, nervousness, joy, reluctance … But the most overwhelming feeling is that of pride.

I am proud of myself. I am proud that I finally took this leap of faith to pursue something that I am so immensely passionate about. Yoga instruction to me seemed unattainable because I didn’t have graceful gymnastic abilities nor did I have the slender body type of yogis depicted in sportswear ads.

This step symbolizes how much I have grown, changed and accepted myself.

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Follow my journey on Instagram! @srollz

Back to Basics Workout

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Although my diet has been on point, I hadn’t been to the gym in days which is so unlike me! Anyway, I decided to do some basic, effective exercises based on functional, everyday movements: walking, stepping, jumping and pushing.  Turned out to be the perfect balance between fun and challenging. Definitely encouraged me to go back to the gym tomorrow!

Tip: pack your gym bag the night before and throw it by your front door or car trunk to insure you’ll go to the gym. No excuses!

Whole 30: Day 7, 8 & 9 – The Tastiest Ground Beef

Hello! My computer was out of commission for a few days, but the dreamy apple genius fixed it for me. Handsome and smart? Excuse me while I wipe the droll off my chin.

Anyway! Like my last post, I wrote down errythang I ate:

Day 7
Snack: red plum
Breakfast: Green smoothie with coconut oil
Lunch: Salad with chicken
Dinner: Tastiest ground beef

Day 8
Breakfast: Green smoothie with coconut oil
Lunch: Poached salmon with broccoli rabe and spinach
Snack: Coconut oil, cocoa powder and raw honey energizer
Dinner: Vegetable soup

Day 9
Breakfast: Tastiest ground beef
Lunch: Salad with grilled chicken
Snack: Carrots and guacamole
Dinner: Roasted vegetables with pumpkin seeds

The Tastiest Ground Beef

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I haven’t had red meat in about a year, last time was when I was in South America visiting family so I was a bit apprehensive. But this was beyond delicious. It started as trying to create meatballs, and my failure turned into this flavorful delight.

Ingredients

1/2 zucchini, roughly chopped
1 onion, roughly chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 egg
2 TBS olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
pinch dried oregano
salt and pepper
1 lb organic ground beef
4 TBS organic tomato sauce

Directions

Place the first four ingredients in a food processor and pulse until finely grated. If you do not have a processor, mince the ingredients by hand. Pour into a bowl, add the egg, oil and spices. Mix thoroughly. Add the beef and incorporate all ingredients. Heat a skillet over medium heat, add beef mixture. Cook on low/medium low heat so the egg doesn’t scramble. Add tomato sauce and cook until completely cooked through, about fifteen minutes.

Enjoy!

Whole 30: Day 3 – Small Confession.

Breakfast:

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very ugly sweet potato

Lunch:

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spinach salad with chicken

OKAY. Here’s the small confession…

I. ate. almond butter.

“Huh? but that’s paleo!”

I know. I know. It is paleo, which is why this is a small confession, nothing that’s really derailing my efforts! But since I’m doing the low histamine version due to my mast cell disease nuts are OFF limits. Whoops. I had three teaspoons (adds up to one tablespoon, but eating three baby spoonfuls felt more satisfying) with organic raisins. And it was perfection. #noregrets.

Snack:

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almond butter with organic raisins

Dinner:

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Sauteed Cabbage, Peppers and Chicken

Today’s lessons:

1. You can’t dwell on moments of “weaknesses” or allow them to set you back from your goals. Instead use that as a release, as long as it’s a mindful, logical decision to off-road. I needed that almond butter today. And I was proud of myself for eating a really beautiful, paleo dinner.

2. I love photographing my meals! Seriously keeps me accountable.

Whole 30: Day 2 – Fish Cabbage Cups

Day two done with ease! Did yoga first thing in the morning, and completed day 2 of insanity. SO SORE.

Breakfast:

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huge fruit salad

Lunch:

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Balsamic grilled chicken, red bell pepper, kale and my staple mustard vinaigrette!

Snack:

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ate most of the grapes before I took this… whoops

 

Dinner:

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Sea Trout Cabbage Cups – insanely delicious!

Sea Trout Cabbage Cups

I was on the hunt for a fish dinner. I went to my usual fish market, saw my usual fish guy and got an unusual fish (for me). I pointed to the vibrant, saturated salmon-looking flesh and to my surprise, it was sea trout! When cooked, it was milder and firmer than salmon. Definitely expecting to try new things during these next thirty days, and this was just the start!

Ingredients:

6 oz filet fish
1 TBS melted coconut oil, divided
cumin
paprika
chili powder
2 bell peppers, chopped
1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
1 TBS coconut aminos
4 whole cabbage leaves
orange wedges

Directions:

Whisk together 1 tsp oil, cumin, paprika and chili powder. Brush onto fish and place on a hot grill. Cooking time will vary depending on the kind of fish, size of the fish and temperature of your grilling surface.

Meanwhile, sautee the bell peppers and cabbage in the remaining melted coconut oil and coconut aminos. Stir frequently and remove when cabbage has shrunk and peppers are tender.

Arrange cabbage leaves or “cups” on your plate. Spoon vegetable mixture and fish into each cup, top with juice from your orange wedges, wrap and enjoy!