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Sautéed Chicken with Fennel

3 Chicken Breasts, 2 Fennel Bulbs, 1/2  an onion, 1 garlic clove, 8 asparagus spears, 2 tomatoes, 1 sweet potatoes, Black Pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, Olive Oil

Cut chicken into bite size pieces
Cut up Onion
Cut up Fennel
Cut up garlic
Cut up asparagus
Cut up Tomatoes
Slice Sweet potatoes into thin slices
Pre-heat skillet on medium
add olive oil to skillet
add onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, Fennel, Asparagus, Tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes
Add chicken, grind desired amount of black pepper, add cumin. Cook for 15 minutes and stir frequently

Healthy Benefits

Chicken
High in Protein (Builds and repairs Muscle)
Fights Alzheimer’s
Fights Cancer

Fennel
Contains Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatory
If you fart a lot you might want to eat fennel.  It removes gas from the intestines
Fights Cancer
May reduce Cholesterol

Onions
Good for the liver
When mixed with protein they
Lowers Cholesterol
Thins blood, reduces risk of blood clots
Fights Asthma
Fights Bronchitis
Fights Hay Fever
Fights Diabetes
Reduces risk of stomach cancer
Detoxify the body of heavy metals

Garlic
Contains Antioxidants
Attacks free radicals
Fights Colds and Flu
Lowers Cholesterol
Acts as a natural antibiotic (bacteria doesn’t grow resistant to it)

Asparagus
Super Food – Increases Energy
Lowers Cholesterol
Contains Antioxidants
Fights Lung Cancer
Antifungal and Antiviral
Good for your Heart
Fights depression
Presents Bladder infections
Fights Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Helps Prevent Multiple Sclerosis
Anti Aging Properties
Helps with Hair Production (No Hair Piece for this guy)

Tomatoes
Contains antioxidants
Fights Cancer (prostate, cervical, stomach, rectum, breast and mouth)
Lowers Cholesterol
Helps keep digestive system healthy
Detoxifiy body
Alleviates Type 2 Diabetes
Good for Healthy skin, hair, nails, teeth and bones
Fights urinary tract infections and bladder cancer
Prevents Gallstones

Sweet Potato Benefits:
Helps with the prevention of heart attacks
Helps produce collagen which helps healing and maintaining youthful skin
Increases Energy
Brightens Moods
Supports Thyroid Gland
Builds Healthy Bones, Heart, Nerves, Skin and Teeth
Helps production of Red and White Blood Cells
Helps resistance to Stress
Helps with Immune Functioning
Helps Regulate Heartbeat and Nerve signals
Helps Ward off Cancer
Anti Aging

Black Pepper
Fights fat by breaking down the fat cells
Relief from respiratory problems
Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory
Helps with Digestion

Cumin
Helps with Digestion
Helps stimulate and relax and helps with Insomnia
Helps with Respiratory Problems
Antiviral (fights colds)
Good for lactating mothers
Detoxify the body
Fights Cancer

Olive Oil
Contains Antioxidants
Contains Probiotics
Improves Blood Vessel Function
Boosts the immune system
Fights Cancer
Fights Heart Disease
Regulates Blood Pressure
Fights Diabetes
May help fight Obesity
Fights Arthritis
Fights Osteoporosis

Tropical Sweet Potato

The best way to stick with a nutrition plan that is going to benefit you is to try it out and figure out if you can actually see yourself eating that particular way for the rest of your life.  I tried other diets that were difficult because I couldn’t stand them and knew that they wouldn’t last.  I looked forward to cheat days and ended up cheating more and more.  It was the same bland food every day.  The recipes that I found and came up with this time make me realize that I can eat like this for the rest of my life.  I actually enjoy the food that I eat.  I eat sweet potatoes almost every day and in some cases more then one time a day.  I like sweet potatoes but rather not eat them the same way all of the time.  By experimentation I came up with the following recipe.

 

2 Small Sweet Potatoes or 1 Large one
1/2 cup of walnuts
1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 Banana
2 slices of mango
1/2 cup fresh coconut
2 tablespoons of RAW honey
1/2 cup of walnuts

 

Pre-Heat oven to 400

 

Pierce Sweet Potatoes several times
Bake  sweet potatoes for 45 minutes
Put them in a food processor with walnuts, cinnamon, honey, mango, banana, coconut
Blend until creamy

 

Eat it either hot or cold.
4 or 5 servings

Sweet Potato Benefits:
Helps with the prevention of heart attacks
Helps produce collagen which helps healing and maintaining youthful skin
Increases Energy
Brightens Moods
Supports Thyroid Gland
Builds Healthy Bones, Heart, Nerves, Skin and Teeth
Helps production of Red and White Blood Cells
Helps resistance to Stress
Helps with Immune Functioning
Helps Regulate Heartbeat and Nerve signals
Helps Ward off Cancer
Anti Aging

 

Mango Benefits:
Helps Prevent Some Cancers
Lowers Cholesterol
Clears the Skin:  Helps with clogged pores and pimples
Promotes Good Eyesight and Prevents Night Blindness and Dry Eyes
Alkalizes the Body
Helps with Diabetes
Increases Sex Drive
Improves Digestion Remedy for Heat Stroke
Boosts Immune System

 

Cinnamon Benefits:
May lower cholesterol
May help treat Type 2 Diabetes
Contains antifungal properties and may rid the body of candida
May reduce proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells
When added to food inhibits bacterial growth and is a natural food perservative
Boosts cognitive function and memory
Helps eliminate headaches and migraines
Helps stabilize blood sugar
Increases metabolism

 

Banana Benefits:
Provides Energy
Helps circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain
Helps reduce strokes and regulates blood pressure
Helps maintain regular bowel functions
Helps the mind relax
Makes people more alert
May help lower depression
Helps reduce menstrual pains
Reduces physical and psychological effects on nicotine withdrawal.  (Helps people quit smoking)
Promotes intestinal health
Gets rid of heartburn
Promotes hemoglobin production in blood.  Helps you clot faster

 

Walnuts Benefits:
Contains minerals, antioxidants and vitamins
Contains good fats including omega-3’s
Helps lower Cholesterol
Helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressue
Helps prevent certain cancers
Promotes Anti Aging
Helps remove free radicals from the body

 

Coconut Benefits:
Antibacterial and Anti-Fungal: Fights infection and is a cleanser for intestines
Fights cancer
New research claiming that it has been helping Alzheimer’s patients improve and even reverse effects.
Positive results for people affected with Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
Increases thyroid health by raising body temperature.
It increases metabolism (increases body temp)
Increases energy

 

Oatmeal Pancakes

When I started my transformation, I wanted to find a diet that worked for me.  Instead I found a nutrition plan and I set up my own guidelines.  Bill Phillips and his program Transformation have provided me with the information that I needed to help me come up with a nutrition program within his.  I personally am a little more strict with mine but it comes down to what ever works for the individual.  If you don’t enjoy the food, than you will never stick with it.  I had started with a different diet and realized that it was set up to fail.  At least for me.  I started getting my nutrition within Transformations educational guidelines and started to stick with Free Range Chicken and Eggs, Grass Fed Beef and Seafood for Protein and Organic Fruits and Vegetables.  The food that I was making was so good that I knew that I could eat like this for the rest of my life.  No More bland diets for me.  I’m eating food that tastes so good that you would think that there was no way that it was healthy.

Start the day out right with both protein and carbs.  You have heard, “breakfast is the most important meal”

One of my favorite meals is out of Bill Phillips cook book “Eating For Life” :  I use RAW honey as the sugar replacement.

Oatmeal Pancakes with Banana and Walnuts.
Makes 4 Servings
1 cup of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
6 eggs or egg whites
3 Tablespoons of RAW Honey (make sure that it is RAW-look for it on the label)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese (For those of you who don’t like cottage cheese.  Don’t worry you will never taste it.
1.5 tablespoons of cinnamon
teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
One banana
1/2 cup of walnuts
Unrefined Coconut Oil

Blend Nuts into a rough powder in a food processor add Uncooked Oatmeal, Eggs, Raw Honey, Cottage Cheese, Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract and Banana.  Blend together.
Heat Skillet on Medium and add Coconut Oil as needed.
Poor several pancakes and cook until golden brown.
No syrup need.  If you use syrup try Raw Agave.

Also try out
Oatmeal Pancakes with Macadamia Nuts with Fresh Coconut
1 cup of Old Fashioned Rolled Oatmeal
6 eggs or egg whites
3 Tablespoons of RAW Honey (make sure that it is RAW-look for it on the label)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1.5 tablespoons of cinnamon
teaspoon of organic vanilla extract
1/2 cup of Macadamia Nuts
1/2 Cup of Fresh Coconut
Unrefined Coconut Oil

Blend Nuts and Fresh Coconut into a rough powder in a food processor add Uncooked Oatmeal, Eggs, Raw Honey, Cottage Cheese, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Extract.  Blend together.
Heat Skillet on Medium and add Coconut Oil as needed.
Poor several pancakes and cook until golden brown.
No syrup need.  If you use syrup try Raw Agave.

Eggs Benefits:
May prevent macular degeneration
Lowers risk of developing cataracts
May help prevent blood clots, stroke and heart attacks
Helps regulate brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system
May improve lipid profile (Cholesterol Levels)
May lower risk of breast cancer
Promotes healthy hair and nails

Oatmeal Benefits:
Lowers Cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease
Makes you feel full longer
May reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
May reduce heart disease
May reduce high blood pressure
Contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
May reduce risk for certain cancers

Cottage Cheese Benefits:
Slow burning protein (Casein)
Helps control appetite
May increase hormone levels (helps with muscle gain and promotes fat loss)

Cinnamon Benefits:
May lower cholesterol
May help treat Type 2 Diabetes
Contains antifungal properties and may rid the body of candida
May reduce proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells
When added to food inhibits bacterial growth and is a natural food preservative
Boosts cognitive function and memory
Helps eliminate headaches and migraines
Helps stabilize blood sugar
Increases metabolism

Banana Benefits:
Provides Energy
Helps circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain
Helps reduce strokes and regulates blood pressure
Helps maintain regular bowel functions
Helps the mind relax
Makes people more alert
May help lower depression
Helps reduce menstrual pains
Reduces physical and psychological effects on nicotine withdrawal.  (Helps people quit smoking)
Promotes intestinal health
Gets rid of heartburn
Promotes hemoglobin production in blood.  Helps you clot faster

Walnuts Benefits:
Contains minerals, antioxidants and vitamins
Contains good fats including omega-3’s
Helps lower Cholesterol
Helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure
Helps prevent certain cancers
Promotes Anti Aging
Helps remove free radicals from the body

Macadamia Nuts Benefits:
Increases energy
Contains minerals, antioxidants and vitamins
Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels

Coconut Benefits:
Antibacterial and Anti-Fungal: Fights infection and is a cleanser for intestines
Fights cancer
New research claiming that it has been helping Alzheimer’s patients improve and even reverse effects.
Positive results for people affected with Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
Increases thyroid health by raising body temperature.
It increases metabolism (increases body temp)
Increases energy

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