CARBS 101 👩🏻🏫
PSA: Carbs won't kill you... well the good kinds won't. 😉
Simple carbs: fast digesting, spikes the blood sugar, eating in excess ~may~ lead to weight gain 🚫
Examples: white bread, sugar, candy, fruit 🍭
Complex carbs: nutrient dense, more balanced blood sugar spike, fibre filled 💩
Examples: sweet potatoes, brown rice, beans, squash, vegetables 🍠
Making the swap to include more complex carbs and less simple carbs will make a huge difference in your weight, skin, energy levels and all around health. 🆒
My fave carb sources are sweet potatoes, sprouted bread, bananas, berries, rice cakes and vegetables, obviously. 🍃
BTW: Fruit is not bad for you. It has a lot of vitamins and minerals and will always be the healthier option over any processed desserts. I had to include it because it is a simple carb/ sugar and I did not want to LIE TO YOU. The most important thing in a relationship is honesty, right? 🤞
Healthed-up, vegan, gluten free biscuits and gravy 🤤🤗🎉don't have it down perfectly yet, but here's a recipe for the cornmeal biscuits 😁👍🏽 I like to use cornmeal biscuits because I like having an additional layer of flavor and they are easier to make gluten free haha! ---------------------------------------
1 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
3/4 cup fine cornmeal
1/2 cup chilled coconut oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups almond milk
2 tbsp coconut sugar (optional) ---------------------------------------
1. Preheat oven to 375F
2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
3. As coconut oil and combine until the mixture start to clump together and look like bread crumbs
4. Add almond milk and slowly mix until just combined.
5. Drop about 1/3 cup scoops of the mixture on to a parchment lined baking sheet
6. Bake for 15-20 until browning ------------------------------------- You can definitely use something like earth balance if you prefer for these :) They are super good even just with some preserves or almond butter for a quick bite 😋🎉👍🏽 Hope your Tuesday is magical ✨🦄💖
My new favorite breakfast: Young Living's Pure Protein Complete in Vanilla Spice! Doesn't that sound so yummy? A cup of unsweetened coconut milk, 2 scoops of this magic, and if I'm feeling like it, a handful of frozen fruit or a sprinkle of cinnamon to mix it up a little... 10 seconds of blending, and your breakfast is ready. With 25g of seed-to-seal high quality protein in each serving, you'll have no problem staying full until lunch time! Bonus: no scary ingredients
looking for the perfect healthy and satisfying snack? try peanut butter, banana, & chia seeds on GG crackers. with 10g protein, 10g fat, 35g net carbs, and 19g fiber, this great flavor combination is something you can eat while still achieving your goals🥜🍌#balancebybeth
• fall is a ball heh heh • finding balance between veganism, getting enough protein, and keeping my digestive system in relative peace is a little bit of a challenge to me. It's really important that I get plenty of easy-to-digest protein. A great source of that? These pumpkin protein balls from @kayla_itsines ! The inside is oats, almond meal, pecans, pumpkin purée, a little maple syrup, and all those tasty pumpkin spices. Rolled in dedicated coconut and firmed up in the fridge. So so easy! Pro tip though: don't confuse the garlic for the ginger like I did... I scooped most of the garlic powder out before I ran the food processor but these still have the slightest savory kick 😂
Happy Tuesday frands! I've been busy and haven't had much time to photograph meals. Not to mention things are just now starting to get back to normal here after Irma. My regular grocery stops are lacking a bit on the produce and even at the farmers market this weekend there wasn't much as far as produce goes 😞 So, here's a boring picture of a very delicious breakfast. Everything bagel, avocado, sprouts and sesame seeds! Oh and speaking of sprouts, I just sprouted some broccoli seeds in my new sprouting jar and they came out pretty great and was super simple. I've been throwing them on everything because they are crazy healthy and add a nice fresh crunch to everything from burritos bowls to avo toast 👍 I can't wait for the day to have my very own garden!
Probably the most delicious smoothie I've made in a LONG time ... all thanks to my sample of the @rootznutrition chocolate banana nut protein powder that's completely paleo and to die for🙌🏼 this smoothie has also got half a cup of frozen zucchini / 1 frozen banana and half a cup of frozen blueberries & coconut water to mix. Topped it off with some @purely_elizabeth chocolate sea salt granola! Happy Tuesday!😋
Ripening up some Reed avocados to make my Chocolate Avocado Mousse for Eat Real Festival #erf2017 . Don't miss your chance to enjoy this healthy indulgence 😋 Fri 9/22 6pm-9pm @ the Food Craft Institute Alumni Booth.
Let's get real for a sec. I'm struggling to find some work-life-blogging-social-running-sleep balance these days. I mean, aren't we all? 🙋🙋 Blogging (& 💤(& cleaning the apt/folding laundry/doing dishes)) has taken a back seat lately, but the upside is that we get to revisit old favorites like this Basic Overnight Steel Cut Oats. It's been my most popular post #ontheblog for a couple of years. 🙌 And y'all, it couldn't get easier : 1 part oats to 2 parts liquid. (LF cow's milk or soymilk for that protein.) Refrigerate overnight. Top with fruit, nuts, flax, hemp, chia, PB, compote, or whatever else your heart desires. 👉 #linkinbio
This week on the blog: 15 Eat-At-Your-Desk Healthy Snack Ideas to keep you away from the office vending machine at the 4pm witching hour. Chia pudding ✔️ Avocado with evoo/lemon ✔️ Protein shakes ✔️ And much more... Link to blog in bio or sign up for weekly posts straight to your inbox 💌 carriepetri.com/subscribe
I read the other day that drinking any water, especially warm water, first thing in the morning can help flush the digestive system and rehydrate the body. Have you tried this? I know I've been eating terribly over the past few month and I can feel it, so I may need to try this.
If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose.
When you wake up, you can't just wait to see what kind of a day you'll have.
You have to decide what kind of day you'll have.
GOING LIVE TODAY!!! **exact time will be in my Stories** I wanted to chat with all of you about my free online Facebook classes and tell you how easy they are to attend!! 🎉Introduction to Essential Oils class this Thursday!!! Also we have been loving the Kidscents Shampoo and Lotion for bath time! They have a whole line of baby and kids products that are free from chemicals and give us peace of mind that what I'm putting on my Bebe is the purest and best! We love the smell and the fact that our babe is being supported by the most amazing and pure essential oils on the planet!
eggs n sausage!!! ily!!! ❤️😋👌🏼🍳🤗
woke up this morning, went to barre, spent some time journaling & reading the Bible, made matcha, & ate bfast! now i'm workin' 😁🏡 sounds like a pretty successful morning 2 me 🙏🏻🙏🏻 also ate some coconut fat balls, cuz duh 🙄 allll before 10 o'clock! lol-- i'm such a morning person 💃🏻 what're y'all up to today? work? school? vacay? whatever you're up to, i hope you have a great day! 💕💕 xoxox #realfood#cleaneats#unfoodingbelievable
Good morning! Dragged myself out of bed for 5 am bootcamp this morning.. it's SO much harder to get out of bed knowing it's dark, rainy and cold outside but I better change my mentality because it will likely be that way for the next 9 months ... 😬. Made a quick breakfast of a 2 egg scramble with some homemade sausage and baby kale topped with EBB and some coffee with pumpkin spice @nutpods 😀My oldest has preschool this morning and then taking my youngest to see a reptile show nearby with some friends. Happy Tuesday! #
Yummy chicken soup and a salad - perfect for a cold, grey, rainy day. I love soup - it is a great way to use up veggies hiding out in the corners of your fridge! I almost always start with onion, carrot and celery, then add in whatever I have on hand that sounds good. This soup had green bell peppers, banana peppers, a poblano, butternut squash, yellow squash and some zucchini! #wheredidsummergo#soupson#veggies#peppers#zucchini#chickensoup#eatrealfood#selfcare
Lunch bowl of my dreams 🙈💕!! I find so much joy in creating deliciously colorful bowls like this one - the more colors the better👌🏼This bowl is made up of a bed of spinach topped with - green cabbage - carrots - a pasture raised egg scrambled - avocado - sprouted rice. Topped with olive oil and lemon 🍋 •••••••
SPROUTED RICE ?
Sprouted rice is essentially rice that has been pre soaked to allow the germination of the grain prior to cooking
Why sprouted grains?
This allows the nutrients to be more bioavailable (AKA your body will absorb it better) sprouting is known to increase the soluble fiber content and allow for easier digestion. The sprouting process also decreases the carbohydrate content by a little and increase the protein content. So sprouted grains are definitely a win!! 💕xo
My cold fighting hacks include: getting LOTS of extra rest, sippin' on a warm mug of bone broth, diffusing thieves at every moment possible, daily probiotics, more rest, increased H2O consumption and all of the vegetables my non-hungry body can tolerate.
Thankfully I still had some bone broth leftover in the freezer from a few months back so I didn't have to worry about making my own batch while I was home sick yesterday.
Follow the link in bio to find out how to make your very own BONE BROTH and tell me below what are your favorite cold-fighting hacks?! #definefettle
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Toast it up this Tuesday! Today I am having AVO toast topped with a @fourthandheart local + cage free fried egg & some @traderjoeslist everything but the bagel seasoning after a morning kettlebell circuit. My perfect way to detox before taking on a busy day. 👏🏼 Tell me your favorite toppings in the comments - I'd love to hear!⠀
"Signs of recovery... 'Being honest with myself about my behaviors--allows me to make a new choice.'"❤️ 💚
Good morning!! I tossed n turned all night. Boo. Anyone else?! Oh welllllll. I got up and did my piyo sweat routine which I freaking love ❤️. I will never ever tire of this program. It's my all time fave. Then I showered and got ready for work and an now eating up my post workout smoothie...almond cafe latte superfood dessert "salad" ➡️ @shakeology smoothie with @ilikechike pb added in and boosted it with @foursigmatic and @healthworkschef powders and topped with @waldenfarmsinternational pancake syrup, @skinnymixes mocha cool whip, @manitobaharvest hemp seeds, bee pollen and @navitasnaturals cacao nibs💖. Have a great day guys!
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Continuing on our "trying new recipes" trend this week (per my husband's request)... last night I made these AWESOME Macadamia Crusted Chicken Tenders from @paleonewbie with Whole30 Honey Mustard by @paleorunningmomma. I had a W30er friend and a non-W30er friend over for dinner last night. Both of them and my husband raved about this dinner.
For the chicken tenders, I doubled the recipe and I actually baked them rather than frying them like she does. I'm sure they would be delicious fried, but I just did not have the energy to stand over a pan and pan fry 16 chicken tenders last night. So, instead I put them on a drying rack on top of a cooking sheet, sprayed the tops of them with olive oil cooking spray and baked at 400 for 30 minutes. I used the convection function on my oven, which helped them to be more brown and not soggy. •
The chicken tender recipe actually has a honey mustard recipe with it, but since we are doing a full on Whole30 right now, we're avoiding honey. So, I searched the inter-webs and found @paleorunningmomma's W30 Honey Mustard recipe and y'all... IT REALLY TASTES LIKE HONEY MUSTARD! It's just 1/2 cup of dates (presoaked in water), 1/4 cup mustard (I used dijon), 3 tbsp of water, 1/2 tsp lemon juice in the blender. Then, drizzle in 3 tbsp olive oil after all of that is blended. I would suggest making a double batch - it's delish. This is definitely going to become a staple in our house! -Danielle
How about a bite of my cheesy brocolli zuch egg bake? 😋 made myself a little personal pie this morning - I saved you a little wedge💕 roasted Brock and zuch mixed with ✌🏼local eggs and 1 T goat cheese 🧀 so tasty! Have a wonderful day my friends! ❤️
Celebrating Taco Tuesday in style💃🏻🥑🌮🎉 loaded two corn tortillas with scrambled organic pasture raised eggs + avo + green onion + organic tomatoes + purple cabbage + cilantro👌🏼🔥 Hope your Tuesday is off to a great start💛
Toast Tuesday! 🍓🍌Snacking on toast with almond butter, strawberries and bananas 😍With a smoothie on the side made from @humnutrition green superfood powder 🙏🙌✨
There's a new blog post reviewing my favourite Hum Nutrition supplements (link in bio) @shoppinglinks #shoppinglinks#ad#healtyfood#toasttuesday
Fasting this AM for lab work but this will be waiting for me in the car after 😍
Cinnamon and turmeric oats cooked in homemade cashew milk topped with cacao nibs, local apples 🍎, almond butter and a soft boiled egg 😍 #breakfastclubforlife#feedfeed
VEGAN CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE
1 Hass avocado
2 organic strawberries
1 tbsp agave
1/2 cup almond milk
2 scoops Complete Body Vegan Protein powder. Buy it here: http://ow.ly/L35v30ffiiM
Total time to make 5-7 min • Split avocado in two and add to food processor/blender
• Add agave, almond milk, a Vegan protein powder next
• Blend until completely smooth
• Spoon into two dessert cups or small glasses
• Garnish with strawberry
Macros total: fat 27.5g , carbs 51.0g , protein 13g
Living with cameras all around-I won't lie, pain in the ass sometimes, BUT sometimes the moments that are captured as silly or piddly as they may seem are the ones that we truly live for!
Life is made by those small, "insignificant moments" that fill your heart with love.
Random tip- I have a folder in my photos labeled "Love Life" and I save all the silly, funny, cute, magical videos and photos captured so if there is a moment I'm not in amazing spirits I can go into that folder and look at one of over 300 images captured that makes my heart smile and can boost my spirits almost instantly. ❤️
Breakfast bowl vibes🕺🏻Tuesday is grocery day, so Tuesday morning is usually throw whatever you've got in a bowl for breakfast day 💁🏼 It turned out quite balanced and yummy! We've got massaged kale with Cultured Guru kimchi + home sprouted beans and seeds + baked spiraled potatoes + grapefruit + frozen raspberries 😋
Kimchi link in bio☝🏻
Que rico y que facil de hacer esta arroz caldoso con verduras, gambas y mejillones. Entra genial con este fresquito que tenemos por el norte, a mi ya me apetecen platos de cuchara.
Ingredientes como para 4:
1+1/2☕ tazas de arroz
1 🍐 pimiento italiano
1 🍅 tomate maduro
1 🍈 cebolla
2 o 3 dientes de ajo
1 puñado de gambas
1 lata de mejillones al natural
1 litro de caldo de pescado
Troceamos los ajos, y todas las verduras. En una cacerola de vase ancha ponemos aceite y rehogamos las verduras a fuego medio. Cuando las verduras esten listas añadimos el arroz y lo removemos para que coja el sabor a la vedura, añadimos el caldo, el azafran y dejamos a fuego medio 10 min, añadimos las gambas y los mejillones y sazonamos. Servimos inmediatamente!