My dad turned 70 last week! It was super fun to get together with the whole family to help him celebrate!
There is something about seeing your parents growing older that really tunes you into how old you are… which for me then leads to some introspection on my current state of health.
Which then ultimately leads to: What am I eating on a regular basis?
Today’s feature article is a continuation of last week’s post on Real Food and encourages you to take the processed crap out of your diet!
P.S. A great big “Welcome!” to all the new readers who joined ou r community since last week! You’re going to love the resources that you’ll find here to help you get to happier and healthier… Enjoy!
“I’m feeling a bit like a baby bird. You’ve helped educate and prepare me for the day I would leave the nest. Today is that day. I’m nervous and a little sad, but feel stronger and better prepared than before our sessions together. Thank you for reminding me that life is about the journey and not just the destination.
Thank you for always answering my questions clearly and giving examples to ensure I understood. Thank you for keeping me on my path to wellness and personal growth. I will continue exploring and continue to “Make a plan” and be “Accountable”!
You’re a gift and I’m grateful to know you.
Thank you Peggy.”
~~ Kim R. – St. Thomas, Ontario
Can you believe that the summer is coming to an end already? It seems to have sped by even faster this year.
Now that Labour Day weekend has passed and the kids have headed back to school, it’s the time of year when many people start getting back into routine and ramping things up out of a slower ‘summer’ mode.
How about in your world? Do you head back to a more structured routine after Labour day?
It’s the perfect time, in my opinion, to take stock of where you are in your current health and wellness situation and where you want to be before the new year.
We have 3 months left in 2013 and when you put your mind to it and lean in, you can accomplish amazing things in 4 months.
I want to let you know about something I’m putting together that will help you to really lean in and take control of your health if you are ready this fall.
I am creating a special Health and Wellness Private Inner Circle that will allow those people who are ready to make a change and who are looking for the information that they need and the tools that will be helpful as they start on a path to better health and wellness.
Eat less CRAP:
C – Carbonated Drinks
R – Refined Sugars
A – Artificial Sweeteners and Colours
P – Processed and Fast Foods
Eat more FOOD:
F – Fruits and Veggies
O – Organic Lean Protein
O – Omega 3 Fatty Acids
D – Drink More Water
Following these 2 simple rules will be a giant step in the right direction toward better health and wellness. This easy to remember acronym is a great tool for anyone looking to increase their awareness of what they are putting into their bodies and decrease the unhealthy processed crap in their diet.
Let’s take a look at each piece individually. We will start with the CRAP:
These pancakes are an awesome gluten free, grain free, dairy free and refined sugar free option for breakfast or even dinner! They are soooo tasty!Grain Free Sweet Potato Pancakes
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup nut butter (I used hazelnut almond)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- pinch of sea salt
- 4 eggs
- coconut oil for cooking the pancakespastured eggs
- Boil and mash the sweet potato
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix the sweet potato, nut butter and 4 egg yolks
- Add the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
- Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until they stand up on their own then fold them into the sweet potato batter (will allow for fluffier pancakes)
- Use coconut oil in a fry pan over medium heat to cook the pancakes. The batter will be stickier than traditional grain pancakes so you may have to spread it out a little and be careful when flipping… they are delicate!
- Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!