Happy Birthday America! I have to say you lookin’ prett-ay good these days. Ya know aside from that ugly Election thingy, Trump vs. Hilary. Not one of your finer moments. But we all have our moments.
How do we survive July 4th celebrations or any type of celebration and still stay on track?!!?
The big question. Life is about learning to love ourselves, enjoy the good times, be happy, and feel good in our own skin.
1. Balance – Variety – Moderation
You will hear me say it always. It applies to not just nutrition but to LIFE. Enjoy the day, enjoy the food, enjoy your family. Tomorrow is a new day.
2. Start the day off right.
We know eating breakfast helps keep that metabolism running through the day. So if the day gets busy and you have to start cooking or traveling, grab something quick such as a banana with some almond butter/peanut butter and some hardboiled eggs. If you have time cook up some egg white omelette with spinach and top with some pico de gallo and guacamole. Focus on Protein and Fat to keep you full and satisfied.
3. Invited to a PART-AY?? Make/Bring a Dish.
Everyone has their THING. They either like the potato salad, the chips and dip, the dessert, but whatever it may be ask to bring/bake/cook what you know is YOUR THING and make it healthy for you. I’ll tell you right now nobody will know the difference.
4. One Plate Rule
I like the one plate rule. It’s hard I know, but it’s so worth it. We all get in trouble when we start going for seconds and thirds. I get one plate, I put in moderate portions of everything I want. And I don’t mean stake it super high. Take your time eating the meal – Taste the flavors of the food – Engage in small talk. Learn to enjoy the atmosphere and RELAX.
5. Get UP and MOVE
In-between the meal and desert, get up and move! Take the kids to the park, go for a walk around the neighborhood. Remember to be active.
If you don’t want the healthy desert, then don’t worry about it. Get what you want but make the slice smaller. And remember tomorrow is a whole new day to reach for your goals.
Now as we proceed to give you what you need….
This waffle recipe taste just like cake – cake – cake. Basic-ally the best way to celebrate any birthday. It’s essential to finish off these Almond Flour Waffles by covering them in a coconut cream glaze and a sprinkle of some ol’ red and blue, strawberries and blueberries.
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Arrowroot Flour
1/8 cup Organic Coconut Sugar
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1.2 tsp Baking Soda
Coconut Oil Spray
- Mix all ingredients together and heat up Waffle Maker
- Spray Waffle Maker and pour batter.
- Cook until lightly golden
- EAT em’ ALL.