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Fig salmon and warm green bean salad


 

I made this amazing meal for dinner tonight! It was one of the yummiest dishes I have prepared in a long time. The salad is incredible!

I hope you Enjoy~~*

Fig Salmon-

Place salmon on a cookie sheet covered in foil, drizzle with 4tbsp of balsamic , rub 4 tbsp of organic fig jam over top layer of fish, place in oven pre heated to 350 for 20min, remove from oven, let cool slightly and enjoy!

Warm Green bean salad-

Place green beans in a skillet with 1 tsp of coconut oil, drizzle balsamic and 2 Tbsp of Walden Farms dressing over beans. Sauté beans just slightly, add half a purple onion and 8 mini tomatoes diced. Sauté till slightly browned, crumble low fat feta over top of salad and enjoy!

 

Clean eating refresher!

What is clean eating?  What does the word “clean” mean to you? Clean eating is different for everyone. Everyone has their own interpretation.Here are my basics:   Nothing white. No sugar, no white flour (bread, pasta, etc), no white rice. If it’s white, and it’s not a vegetable, I don’t eat it. (This requires lots of ingredients list reading!) 

 No Alcohol. Your cheat MEAL is a exception. 

 Watch your fats. You want to stay away from things that are high in saturated fats and trans fats, also known as hydrogenated fats. Trans fats are created during a hydrogenation process, where liquid vegetable oils are converted into solid fats. Trans fats are thought to be worse for us than saturated fats because they not only raise total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, they also lower HDL (good) cholesterol. Where will you find trans fats? Cheese, ice cream, chips , cookies…pretty much anything your shouldn’t be eating:) 

Add healthy fats into your diet like avocados, fish, nuts and seeds. You must be careful with these items as well. Although they are wonderful for your skin, brain, and fight off cravings, they also are high in fat! So the rule still stands if you eat too much fat it does just turn into fat in your body and is not used properly. What are healthy servings for these items?

Avocado- 1/4 of the avocado

Nuts-12 almonds

Fish 40z

Lots of fibrous vegetables . Fibrous vegetable’s are not only good for you, they also will fill up your belly and fight off those cravings.  Fiber rich food not only helps in proper digestion but also lowers the danger of developing cardiovascular and cancer related diseases. Eating fibrous fruits and vegetables helps in controlling weight and, in turn, give a lot of energy. It also helps to maintain the blood pressure of the body.

 

                                                                     Rules to always follow!

  1. Treat Yourself 
  2. Clean out every bit of processed junk in your pantry (If you can’t pronounce it don’t eat it)
  3. Have a shopping/prep day planned into your week
  4. If your running around all day keep a cooler in your car with a prepared lunch or healthy snacks measured (measure them out to your proper serving size, so that you don’t over eat).
  5. Get creative and you won’t get bored. I’m always listing recipes, helpful food tips and other clean eating food blogs that I love!

     

     

                                                                 Enjoy~~*

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