Understanding the Quality of Protein

Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body. They are one of the building blocks of tissue and can be used as a fuel source (although this happens as a backup when the body doesn't get enough carbs from the diet). As fuel, proteins can provide as much dense energy as carbohydrates, but the most important aspect of protein quality is the amino acid composition.

The Juiciest Turkey Burger Recipe

I've been working on a great Turkey Burger recipe for awhile now. Every Sunday turkey burgers are a part of my families meal prep. Turkey is a great lean protein and making it into individual patties for the week helps with portion control. I've tried several different ways of making the turkey burgers light and juicy while keeping them keto/whole30 and I finally found a recipe that works!

My recipe uses coconut aminos, if you haven't tried them, they are good on almost everything! It's a paleo/whole30 approved seasoning.

Whole30 Thanksgiving Recipes

I've never been a fan of boxed stuffing mix and canned cranberry sauce, so last year I searched through several recipes and came up with my own using fresh ingredients that were all Whole30 and Paleo. I use ground turkey rather than sausage in the stuffing and no added sugar in the cranberry sauce so I don't feel as guilty getting second helpings of these on Thanksgiving Day! πŸ˜‰

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Ingredients:

Sausage - (You can buy any sausage you like, however using ground turkey combined with the sausage seasonings will reduce the fat and calories in this meal.

Whole30 Day 1

Saturday, I started the Whole 30 program for the second time. (Yes, second!✌) After doing Whole30 the first time I discovered a lot about my eating habits and the different foods that aren't as nice to my body as I wish they were (pizza, I'll miss you). However, even though I saw many benefits to staying Whole30, life happened (specifically, life with 3 kids who want boxed mac-n-cheese and fruit snacks for every meal) and I went back to snacking on things that were easy and simple and (processed). I broke the amazing habit I started of preparing my food for the week and began a new habit of winging it when it comes to meals, which never goes well for me.

Simple Homemade Chili

Simple Homemade Chili

Temps are in the 80's in Houston right now, you know what that means... It's fall! Time to roll out with the fall recipes. This chili skips the beans and adds a few ingredients you may not have thought to ever add to your chili (think cinnamon). Are you still reading? Good! If you don't like cinnamon, don't worry, you're not going to taste a strong cinnamon flavor at all, it just helps enhance the other flavors in the chili.

Healthy Shake & Bake

Healthy Shake & Bake

Kraft had it right with the idea of Shake & Bake. Easy prep and and easy clean up! The only problem is that Shake & Bake is not whole 30, paleo, clean eating, (the list goes on). I took one of my friends regular dinner meals (Ranch Breaded Chicken) and turned it into a clean eating recipe everyone will enjoy!

Scroll to the bottom for the recipe without pictures.