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You Don’t have to Sacrifice Taste when Eating Healthy. Healthy Chicken Finger Recipe

You Don’t have to Sacrifice Taste when Eating Healthy.  Healthy Chicken Finger Recipe

Just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean that it doesn’t taste good.  In fact there are a lot of things that I use to like that just doesn’t taste good to me anymore.  Obviously this isn’t always the case.  There are actually a lot of things that can be made in a different way.   And I’m not the type of person who is going to sacrifice taste.  For example I spent $20 on a couple of loaves of a Paleo bread, because I cut bread out of my diet.  After the third bite of the Paleo bread, I realized that I wasn’t going to eat something that tasted like crap because I liked what I was replacing.  I tossed both loaves out and learned a lesson.
The other night I decided to make chicken fingers.  This time I really liked the taste.

1.5 lb Chicken breast
3 Eggs
3/4 cup almond meal
3/4 cup coconut flour (if you don’t like coconut use more almond meal
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp coconut oil (or olive oil)

Preheat Oven 375
Cut up chicken breasts into thin strips
Blend eggs in bowl
Coat pan with oil
Mix almond meal, coconut flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder sea salt, black pepper
Dip chicken in eggs
Next cover chicken dipped in egg with mixture
Place chicken in pan
Cook chicken 20 to 25 minutes until golden

I used raw honey mixed with spicy mustard as a dip.  But I also ate them without any dip

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

Almond Meal
Almonds
Good for brain development (great for kids)
Helps in preventing colon cancer by moving food through the colon
Helps reduce the cause of plaque buildup in the arteries of the heart
Regulates Blood Pressure
Regulates Cholesterol
Helps fight diabetes.  Keeps Blood sugar down
Rich in fiber
Boosts Energy
(Drink a lot of water with almonds)

Coconut Flour
High in Fiber
Increases Metabolism
Good for Digestion

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

Onion Powder
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

Paprika
Contains Antioxidants.
Anti-Inflammatory.
Helps with blood circulation and regulates blood pressure.

Cayenne Pepper
Anti-Fungal, Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Inflammatory.
Fights Cancer (prostate, lungs and pancreas).
Great for the cardiovascular system.
Reduces Cholesterol and triglycerides.
Increases metabolism.
Good for intestinal health.
Including healing stomach and intestinal ulcers.
Aids in 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
Black Pepper
Contains Antioxidants
Anti-Inflammatory and Antibacterial.
Great for the digestive Tract.
Reduces Gas in the intestines.
Speeds up metabolism.
Supports weight loss.
Fights fat by breaking down the fat cells.
Relief from respiratory problems

Sea Salt
Alkalizes the Body
Contains Minerals
Good for the Cardiovascular System
Good for the Brain
Good for the Skin
Important for Hydration
Boosts Immune System
Helps maintain Sugar Levels (good for Diabetes)
Prevents Osteoporosis
Prevents Muscle Cramps and Spasms
Reduces Cholesterol
Reduces Inflammation in respiratory system (Good for Asthma)

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
Helps increase testosterone

Coconut Oil
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
Coconut oil on the body can promote healthy skin and hair.
Increases testosterone

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Fish Tacos

 

20151205_181553.jpgI’ve been eating a lot of fish this week. Tonight was Fish Tacos
1 lb Sea Bass (or whatever you decide to use)
1/4 cut extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 1/2 jalapeno
1/4 cup cilantro
1 red onion
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 avocado
1/2 tomato
1 Lime
Tortillas made with sprouted wheat

Mix Olive Oil, chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1 jalapeno, cilantro

Cut up fish and put in a container. Cover with mixture. Let it sit for at least an hour.

Cut up 1/2 onion, but in a small bowl and cover with vinegar. Let sit for at least an hour

(guacamole) Blend avocado with tomato, 1/4 sea salt, 1/4 pepper and some lime juice

Heat frying pan on medium flame. Cook fish for about 5 minutes and flip over for about 3 more minutes

Warm tortillas for a couple minutes

Add fish to tortilla, add guacamole and onions and squirt some lime juice on it.

Easy To Make Baked Chicken, Feta Cheese and Tomatoes

Baked Chicken Feta Cheese

6 Chicken Breasts
3 large Tomatoes
12oz of Feta Cheese
4 Basil Leaves
Frozen Lemon
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Dill Seed
Coriander
Olive Oil

Place Chicken Breasts in baking pan.  Sprinkle all seasoning over top of chicken.  Tear up basil leaves and put on chicken.  Grate Frozen Lemon over chicken.  Slice tomatoes and cover chicken.  Sprinkle Feta overtop of chicken.  Lightly pour oil over everything.

Pre-Heat over to 350 degrees
Bake for 40  or 45 minutes

Health Benefits

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

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

Lemon
Helps the body become Alkaline by increasing PH
Antibacterial
High in Vitamin C
Strengthens Blood Vessels
Great for the Heart
Good for Teeth and Bones
*Lemon Juice can destroy tooth enamel.  Dilute with water or something else.
Helps rid the body of kidney stones and other kidney and bladder problems

Black Pepper
Contains Antioxidants
Anti-Inflammatory and Antibacterial.
Great for the digestive Tract.
Reduces Gas in the intestines.
Speeds up metabolism.
Supports weight loss.
Fights fat by breaking down the fat cells.
Relief from respiratory problems

Sea Salt
Alkalizes the Body
Contains Minerals
Good for the Cardiovascular System
Good for the Brain
Good for the Skin
Important for Hydration
Boosts Immune System
Helps maintain Sugar Levels (good for Diabetes)
Prevents Osteoporosis
Prevents Muscle Cramps and Spasms
Reduces Cholesterol
Reduces Inflammation in respiratory system (Good for Asthma)

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

Bay Leaves
Antiseptic.
Contains antioxidants.
May fight cancer.
Aids in Digestion.
Good for the nervous system.
Good for Cardiovascular system

Coriander Seeds
Anti-Inflammatory
Anti-Bacterial
Lowers Blood Sugar
Lowers LDL (Bad) Cholesterol
Increased HDL (Good) Cholesterol
Fights Free Radicals
High in Iron
Aids in digestion

Coriander
Anti-Inflammatory
Anti-Bacterial
Lowers Blood Sugar
Lowers LDL (Bad) Cholesterol
Increased HDL (Good) Cholesterol
Fights Free Radicals
High in Iron
Aids in digestion

Feta Cheese
Contains B-12
Contains Calcium

Salmon and Artichoke Hearts

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3 Salmon Filets
2 Artichokes
1/2 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 Red Onion
1 Lemon
2 Frozen Lemon
3 Garlic Cloves
2 Tablespoons Capers
Pepper to taste
Sea Salt to taste
1 Bay Leaf
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Steam Artichokes with one Garlic Clove, 1/4 of a lemon and 1 bay leaf
Remove petals and scrap fuzzy stuff.  Cut up artichoke heart into small pieces

Put Frying pan over low flame
Add Olive Oil
Cut up Onion, Tomatoes, Garlic
Add Onions, Tomatoes, Garlic and Artichoke to Pan
Add Salmon Filets to Pan
Squeeze Lemon over Pan
Lightly Grate Frozen Lemon including peel over Salmon.
Add Capers
Add Sea Salt and Pepper
Stir frequently
Cook Salmon for about 5 minutes and flip over for 5 minutes.  Make sure that fish is cooked through

Health Benefits

Chicken
High in Protein (Builds and repairs Muscle)
High in Omega 3s
Anti-Inflammatory (great for muscle recovery and joint pain)
Increases Cognitive Function
Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s
Fights Cancer
Decreases risk of stroke and heart attack
Good for the Skin

Artichokes
High in Antioxidants
Helps digestive System
Great for gallbladder and liver
Reduce Risk of Cancer
High in Fiber
Lowers Cholesterol

Red Onions
Contains Antioxidants
Anti-Fungal
Anti-Bacterial
Anti-Inflammatory
Fights Cancer
Fights Free Radicals
Fights Colds
Reduces High Blood Pressure
Low Glycemic – Suppresses Blood Sugar Spikes

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

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

Capers
Contains Antioxidants
Strengthen Capillaries
Great for Circulation
Lowers Cholesterol
High in Vitamins and Minerals

Lemon
Helps the body become Alkaline by increasing PH
Antibacterial
High in Vitamin C
Strengthens Blood Vessels
Great for the Heart
Good for Teeth and Bones
*Lemon Juice can destroy tooth enamel.  Dilute with water or something else.
Helps rid the body of kidney stones and other kidney and bladder problems

Black Pepper
Contains Antioxidants
Anti-Inflammatory and Antibacterial.
Great for the digestive Tract.
Reduces Gas in the intestines.
Speeds up metabolism.
Supports weight loss.
Fights fat by breaking down the fat cells.
Relief from respiratory problems

Sea Salt
Alkalizes the Body
Contains Minerals
Good for the Cardiovascular System
Good for the Brain
Good for the Skin
Important for Hydration
Boosts Immune System
Helps maintain Sugar Levels (good for Diabetes)
Prevents Osteoporosis
Prevents Muscle Cramps and Spasms
Reduces Cholesterol
Reduces Inflammation in respiratory system (Good for Asthma)

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 os
teoporosis

Bay Leaves
Antiseptic.
Contains antioxidants.
May fight cancer.
Aids in Digestion.
Good for the nervous system.
Good for Cardiovascular system

Homemade Snickers

HOMEMADE SNICKERS

Better than the REAL THING, because it’s made with real food.


Snickers Nougat
1 cup cashews
1 cup almonds
3 TBS raw honey
1/3 tsp sea salt
2 TBS water

Caramel:
1 cup dates
3 TBS raw honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBS coconut oil
1/3 tps sea salt

Chocolate:

1/2 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
1/2 Cup Raw Honey
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Soak dates in water and lemon juice for 1 hour or more.  Save the water once drained.

Nougat:  Blend cashews and almonds into a powder.  Add to mixing bowl
Add honey, sea salt and water.  Mix into past.  Make into small bite size pieces place in pan and put in freezer

Caramel:  Blend dates, coconut oil, raw honey and sea salt.  Add 2 TBS of soaking water
Spread Caramel on Nougat and return to freezer

Add Raw Cacao, Raw Honey, Coconut Oil, Vanilla Extract to bowl and mix.
Pour chocolate over nougat and caramel and return to freezer for at least 20 minutes.

Health Benefits:

Cashews
May promote cardiovascular health (may decrease triglycerides)
High Antioxidants
Great for skin, hair, nails, bones, tissue
May lower risk of Gallstones

Almonds
Good for brain development (great for kids)
Helps in preventing colon cancer by moving food through the colon
Helps reduce the cause of plaque buildup in the arteries of the heart
Regulates Blood Pressure
Regulates Cholesterol
Helps fight diabetes.  Keeps Blood sugar down
Rich in fiber
Boosts Energy
(Drink a lot of water with almonds)

Dates
High in Fiber.
Prevents absorption of LDL Cholesterol.
Protects colon.
Good for vision.
Fights cancer and Cardiovascular disease.
High in Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Copper and Magnesium.  Also contains B6

Sea Salt
Alkalizes the Body
Contains Minerals
Good for the Cardiovascular System
Good for the Brain
Good for the Skin
Important for Hydration
Boosts Immune System
Helps maintain Sugar Levels (good for Diabetes)
Prevents Osteoporosis
Prevents Muscle Cramps and Spasms
Reduces Cholesterol
Reduces Inflammation in respiratory system (Good for Asthma)

Coconut Oil:
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
Coconut oil on the body can promote healthy skin and hair.

Lemon
Helps the body become Alkaline by increasing PH
Antibacterial
High in Vitamin C
Strengthens Blood Vessels
Great for the Heart
Good for Teeth and Bones
*Lemon Juice can destroy tooth enamel.  Dilute with water or something else.
Helps rid the body of kidney stones and other kidney and bladder problems

Raw Honey:
Increases natural energy
Used in treating allergies
Treats colds and sore throats (it coats the throat and reduces irritation)
Used as an acne treatment

Raw Cacao (Chocolate)
Known as a Super-Food
Claims to reduce cataracts, improve heart function and alleviate stress
High in antioxidant flavonoids
Claims to reduce free radicals in the body and in turn reducing risk of cancer
Vanilla Extract
The scent helps reduce stress

Vanilla Extract
Antioxidant Properties
May fight Cancer
Boost Metabolism
Reduces Anxiety
May fight infections and fever in children
Reduces Nausea

Chef’s Chocolate Salty Balls

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chefs chocolate salty ballsMy training partner Chase was in South Park, Colorado and he met Chef.  He got his recipe for Chef’s Chocolate Salty Balls.  These things are awesome.

6 Tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter
5 Tablespoons Raw Honey
3/4 Cup of Oats
3 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seeds
2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl thoroughly.
Take spoonfuls out and roll into balls.
Place on cookie trey and leave in refrigerator for 1 hour or until you eat them

Healthy Benefits:

Raw Honey:
Increases natural energy
Used in treating allergies
Treats colds and sore throats (it coats the throat and reduces irritation)
Used as an acne treatment

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
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

Ground Flax Seed
Helps with digestion and good for cardiovascular system.
Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
Provides anti-inflammatory properties

Raw Cacao (Chocolate)
Known as a Super-Food
Claims to reduce cataracts, improve heart function and alleviate stress
High in antioxidant flavonoids
Claims to reduce free radicals in the body and in turn reducing risk of cancer

Vanilla Extrac
t
Antioxidant Properties
May fight Cancer
Boost Metabolism
Reduces Anxiety
May fight infections and fever in children
Reduces Nausea

Sea Salt
Alkalizes the Body
Contains Minerals
Good for the Cardiovascular System
Good for the Brain
Good for the Skin
Important for Hydration
Boosts Immune System
Helps maintain Sugar Levels (good for Diabetes)
Prevents Osteoporosis
Prevents Muscle Cramps and Spasms
Reduces Cholesterol
Reduces Inflammation in respiratory system (Good for Asthma)

 

Healthy Coconut Cookie

coconut cookie

1 1/2 Cup Fresh Coconut
1 Cup Pecans
1 Cup Dates (pitted)
4 Tablespoons Raw Honey
5 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 Eggs

Pre-Heat over to 350
Coat baking pan or cookie sheet with 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
Blend Coconut and Pecans in food processor
Add Dates and blend
Add Raw Honey, 4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, Vanilla Extract and Eggs and blend thoroughly

Spoon out bite size pieces onto Cookie Sheet
Cook for 15 minutes.

The other option is to eat uncooked or freeze.  They are great either way but I think they are best uncooked.

Healthy Benefits

Fresh Coconut
Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Promotes Weight Loss
Improves Production of Red Blood Cells
Contains Anti-Viral Properties
Fights Colds and Fevers (Viral)
Boosts Energy

Pecans
Contains Antioxidants
Contains Vitamins and Minerals
Increases Good
Lowers risk of cancer

Dates
High in Fiber.
Prevents absorption of LDL Cholesterol.
Protects colon.
Good for vision.
Fights cancer and Cardiovascular disease.
High in Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Copper and Magnesium.  Also contains B6.

Coconut Oil Health Benefits:
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
Coconut oil on the body can promote healthy skin and hair.

Raw Honey:
Increases natural energy
Used in treating allergies
Treats colds and sore throats (it coats the throat and reduces irritation)
Used as an acne treatment

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

Vanilla Extrac
t
Antioxidant Properties
May fight Cancer
Boost Metabolism
Reduces Anxiety
May fight infections and fever in children
Reduces Nausea

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