Weekly Roundup #13

I don’t know about you but I already feel like the sweet stuff has made its way into my diet a little more than normal.

How does that happen?

I guess it’s the fact that the treats are just about everywhere you turn right now. Not to mention the frantic pace of life that can make us not so present with our choices. (Just me?)

That said, I don’t want to obsess about the fact that my jeans are a little more snug than I’d like right now. I want to be as present as possible and enjoy this time.

Enjoy the time with friends. Enjoy the time with family. Enjoy the delicious food and drinks and laughter.

And not obsess so much on what I should or should not be eating or drinking.

I’ll still be including my usual habits like drinking a lot of water, taking my supplements and having a green smoothie as much as possible.

But my goal this holiday is to feel like everything I’m doing is ENOUGH.

And I want that for you too.

Take just a moment and know that YOU ARE ENOUGH.

Everything you are doing IS ENOUGH.

I hope that released the pressure a bit, if even for only a minute. 😉

Take a pause when your stress level is sky high to remind yourself again…I AM ENOUGH.

Wishing you and your family the happiest and healthiest of holidays!!

And now on to your weekly roundup!


All of the recipes I include in the roundup must check these boxes…
QUICK 
30 minutes or less OR can be made in the crockpot for ultimate ease. They will be completely doable on the weeknights!
EASY 
You’ll likely have most of the ingredients on hand with only a few that need to be purchased.
And of course…
HEALTHY
I will include a mix of recipes so those of you that are vegetarian/vegan will be able to find something as well as those that include meat in their diet. Either way, low-glycemic (little to no sugar) is the goal!

CREAMY GARLIC BUTTER TUSCAN SHRIMP

My mouth is watering just looking at the picture of this beautiful dish. And it looks so festive!

As well…done in only 20 minutes??

Serve over roasted vegetables or (my fave) cauliflower rice.

For a vegetarian/vegan version: Substitute the shrimp with chickpeas and use coconut milk.

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN BLUE CHEESE CABBAGE BOWL

Shredded buffalo chicken over a blue cheese coleslaw? OH. EM. GEE.

Pop chicken in the slow cooker and all that you need to do is make a quick coleslaw later.

This is a low-glycemic recipe but if you’re serving company, those that want to put it on a bun can definitely do that!

DREAMY VEGAN CAULIFLOWER ALFREDO

This one is a delicious, dairy-free alfredo sauce…that you can put on EVERYTHING!

The obvious choice would be pasta but try topping some spaghetti squash or sweet potato spirals or some baked chicken. So many options!

 

CHICKPEA (GARBANZO BEAN) SOUP WITH SPINACH, TOMATOES AND BASIL

Make this soup in a flash using canned chickpeas. (Soaking and cooking your beans is awesome but as busy moms, speed is the priority…yes?!)

And this one looks hearty and delicious, even though it’s both dairy and gluten-free.

Serve with a salad or some low-carb flatbread.

CROCK POT SUGAR-FREE DAIRY-FREE FUDGE

Pop four to five ingredients in your crockpot and you get a sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free dessert…

Need I say more? 🙂

 

 

 


PREVENTIONISTA’S TIP: Always use the highest quality ingredients. This includes:

  • organic, as much as possible
  • wild-caught fish and seafood
  • free-range, organic eggs and poultry
  • grass-fed beef

Now, go forth and take charge in your kitchen.

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Have a great week!

Michelle