In Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules, he mentions that how we eat has as much bearing on our health and well-being as what we eat. So many diets out there focus 100% on what to eat. But not as many focus on the how.
Yesterday I had an epiphany. How many times do you go to fix a meal only to discover you have all the “wrong” ingredients, or not enough of the “right” ingredients?
Now, normally, we wouldn’t think twice about popping back to the store to grab what we really need. But right now with most cities and regions cracking down on leaving your home except to walk your dog outside or essentials, this issue may create a problem.
Energy Balls (Vegan) 3 servings: 210 calories, Carbs: 27 g, Fat: 9 g, Protein: 20 g
- 3 Tbsp almond butter
- 2 cups pitted dates
- ⅓ cups oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- Place all ingredients in food processor. Blend until smooth- consistency should be paste-like. If paste is too dry, add small amounts of water, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
- Once paste is sticky, take about ⅙ of mixture in hand and roll into small ball. Repeat for remainder of mixture, forming 6 balls.
- Refrigerate for one hour before eating. One serving is 2 balls
I feel like all week I’ve highly defended Paleo from nay-sayers claiming Paleo’s too hard to follow. I have shown how there are easy and healthy substitutes for our favorite non-Paleo foods. I’ve shown how versatile the diet can actually be. Read More “Conservation Fitness Program, Day 21: End of Paleo Week”
Processed food items have more than palm oil in them which raise alarm flags for me. Don’t get me wrong, it truly triggers me when I see palm oil in a food item. But it’s not the only reason I stay away from most packaged and processed food. Read More “Keep It Simple, Sweetheart”
If anyone tells you a vegetarian diet is not versatile enough to satisfy every taste, that person has never tried sweet potatoes. Not all that long ago, I used to think sweet potatoes were for Thanksgiving and that’s about it. But now, I think they are as limitless as pizza toppings. Read More “Conservation Fitness Program Day 3- The Versatile Sweet Potato”
Finally, I’m finishing up my Principles of Eating Green series. This is the last one, and in my opinion, THE most important one of all. Maybe I should make this number one. Read More “Principles of Eating Green: Get to Know Your Food”
I get it. Making every. single. meal from scratch is impossible. With full time jobs, parenting, and all our extra-curricular activities, it’s not easy to make every meal a homemade masterpiece. Read More “Principles of Eating Green: Keep it Simple, Sweetheart”
Many principles of Eating Green play off each other. Such is the way of Principle #7- Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. This pairs perfectly with the 3rd principle- eat whole, unprocessed foods. It also pairs well with 8, 10, and 12, which we’ll talk about soon. Read More “Principles of Eating Green: Shop the perimeter of the grocery store”
Whenever I talk about Eating Green, a large portion of my audience assumes I refer to a vegetarian diet. When I start talking about eating meat, I get shocked looks, and even some people look appalled. Read More “Principles of Eating Green: Eat animal welfare approved, free range, slow growing meat”