Stop Stress and Overwhelm in Their Tracks with These Tools

You can't control everything going on in your life, but you can certainly control the way you react to the situations. Here are 3 ways to reduce overwhelm and stress that are pretty simple. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other things you can do to help with stress. You just need to find a few that work for you. These are my favorites!

1-Just Breathe

When I'm in a state of overwhelm or an extremely stressful situation, deep breathing is definitely the quickest fix for instant relief. It can really change almost any situation. Taking long deep breaths makes you feel the same way your body feels in a state of relaxation. It helps lower heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension.

For all those people who have kinda tried with no luck. I'm here to tell you it is scientifically proven to help you calm down. Slow deep belly breathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, this is the one that calms us down. The opposite of the sympathetic nervous system...

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Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich

chickpeas lunch sandwich vegan Oct 25, 2018

This is one of the first vegan things I learned how to make. Its a great replacement for the tuna sandwich, so yummy! This salad is good on a sandwich, a bed of lettuce, and in a wrap. It's a definite classic in my house now, everyone loves it! This doesn't happen too often.

Quick and easy to make with very few ingredients, very easy to whip up last minute without needing a run to the grocery store. Perfect for that summer night you don't want to cook. Guess what, It's pretty healthy too!

What do you need?

 

2 Carrots shredded

2-3 Stalks of celery diced

1 small onion diced

1 tablespoon of fresh dill(you can use dry, just do half the amt)

1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard

1 can of chickpeas rinsed.

½ cup of vegan mayo. Add more if its a little dry.

Salt and Pepper to taste

What do I do?

 

Put rinsed chickpeas in a large bowl and smash them up good with a fork. Add the shredded carrots, diced celery, and diced onion.

Mix together mayo, mustard, dill, and salt and...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bites

This week I was looking to make something sweet, a snack for the kids that wasn't something processed from the food store. I wanted something quick to eat after a workout just in case I had no time to prepare a meal but needed to get some protein. Here it is, not only are these loaded with protein, they are very yummy!

I noticed most of the recipes for these different protein bites have a lot of peanut butter in them, this one is better. It doesn't have a lot and I used almond butter. I suppose you could add any kind of nut butter you wanted. I encourage you to switch it up and see which one you like best!

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What Do You Need?

½ cup of vanilla protein powder (I used Garden of Life Organic Plant Based Protein Powder)

3 1/2 tbsp of almond milk

2 tbsp maple syrup

4 tbsp of almond butter or whatever nut butter you choose.

¾ cup of almond flour, fine

3 tbsp of vegan chocolate chips

1 tsp of...

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Vegan Sweet and Red Potato Au Gratin

It's getting close to Thanksgiving and I'm definitely going to be having this dish on the table! Most of the dishes I make are based on the veggies I get from my local CSA. This one was so yummy my son licked the plate. That's always a good sign!

 

What you need:

 

3 to 4 sweet potatoes

3-4 red potatoes (Or whatever you have in the fridge)

1 can of coconut milk

¼ cup of nutritional yeast

3 tablespoons of flour

1 large clove of garlic

salt and pepper to taste

nutmeg and breadcrumbs optional.

 

The first time I made this I also used turnips because I had so many of them in the fridge. This turned out quite well and I'm sure it would be delish either way!

 

Preparation:

 

Preheat the over to 375 degrees.

Grease pie dish with coconut oil.

Slice potatoes and turnips if using thin and even.

Take the rest of the ingredients and put in a blender and blend until smooth. If you don't have a blender mince the garlic and mix ingredients with a whisk until...

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5 Ways To Get Started With Meal Prep and Batch Cooking

batch cook meal prep Sep 05, 2018

  1. Batch Cook and Start Freezing - This is a great way to start with batch cooking. Find a few core recipes that freeze well, make a large batch and freeze in the portion size you need. You could prepare some for the family dinner and some for lunches.

    Things like chili, soups, burrito fillings, or even the whole burrito! When I do the soups I'll do a base and then when I'm cooking it add the pasta, rice, or quinoa. Otherwise, it gets mushy.

  2. Meal Prepping – What exactly do I mean by this? My personal definition of meal prep is preparing a bunch of veggies and precooking some food to easily put meals together when you lack time or motivation. For example, when I was getting my weekly CSA(community supported agriculture) box AKA big box of veggies, I would wash and prep all of it when I got it. This increased the likelihood of me eating it and not wasting it. We are all familiar with that unrecognizable plastic bag in the fridge that smells super funky! I'm so guilty of this....

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Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato Bites - 4 Things To Remove From Your Diet To Help With Weight Loss

 

These tasty bites are something I make quite often. I make a bunch too so I have leftovers! They are a great snack, side dish for dinner or even with some tofu scramble for breakfast. I add them to wraps and burritos. Anytime you need something sweet with a kick they're good.

Super easy to make with just a few ingredients, these are a great plant-based, whole-food recipe to add to your favorites!

What you will need:

4 Medium Sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into half inch pieces.

2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon.

1/4 Teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Add as much as you like. You might like it really spicy!

Salt and pepper to taste.

What you need to do:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine the sweets with all the other ingredients and mix well. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the sweet potato mixture on the cookie sheet. Spread out evenly. Bake the sweets for 25 mins. or until slightly browned on the outside. Remove from oven...

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