Stay Healthy in Any Situation with an Emergency Wellness Kit

You’ve decided to improve your diet and things are going well.  You’ve got a good routine and there are healthy groceries at home just waiting to be transformed into a nutritious meal.

But today was rough.  You had no breaks and your last meeting of the day went late – really late.  You’re starving.  And your favorite candy bar is taunting you from the vending machine.

Situations like these can derail anyone.  Hunger, stress, and fatigue can be powerful forces to overcome when you’re trying to change habits.

To set yourself up for success, create your own emergency wellness kit.  Read on for help putting one together, so that you can stay on track no matter what life throws your way. Continue reading

Slow Cooker French Dip

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This is one of my all-time favorite recipes.  It’s simple, flavorful, and it’s always a crowd pleaser at our house.  I hope you enjoy it!

French Dip

Ingredients

3 lb. beef chuck roast (or sirloin tip)

2 c. water

1/2 c. coconut aminos

1 tsp. rosemary

3-4 whole peppercorns

1 tsp. red pepper (optional)

Directions

Place roast in slow cooker.  Add water, coconut aminos, rosemary, peppercorns and red pepper if using.  Cover and cook on high 5-6 hours or until meat is tender enough to shred with forks.  Strain the broth and skim the fat, then use to either pour over the meat or put into bowls for dipping.

Serve the meat on rolls for french dip sandwiches, or serve over zucchini noodles, steamed or roasted broccoli, or sauteed spinach.

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Healthy Dessert Idea: Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I’ve never really understood it when people say “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” What’s the point in having cake if you’re not going to eat it? I feel that way about most desserts, which is why I try to keep the typical sugar laden types out of the house as much as possible.

You might be surprised at how easy it is to make a healthy dessert. So healthy in fact, that you can eat it for breakfast and not feel even slightly guilty. Typical ingredients like chocolate can actually be good for you, and there are substitutes for unhealthy oils and sugar that are nutritious and delicious. With the right tweaks, you can create something that benefits both your taste buds and your body. Continue reading