Yoga day 35

My life has really been touched by this yoga journey. Yes, less stress, less pain, but also more focus, more awareness. Many things have come up that I didn’t know I had stuffed down. By doing nothing. Many things get done. Today is yin yoga, you hold yoga poses for 3-5 minutes. God that’s a lot for me! But afterwards I am so peaceful, it’s all worth it. My pelvic craves YIN, so much stress is released.

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Healthy Superbowl Snacks

Happy Superbowl!

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I am so excited for the Super Bowl this Sunday that naturally I’ve been spending this week testing out appetizer recipes. Whoever said that you have to sacrifice taste to eat healthy has clearly never tried these snacks before!  Here are three of my favorites! 

Zucchini Fries

  • 3 Medium Zucchinis, sliced into sticks
  • 2 large egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, beat egg whites with a fork until frothy. Put the breadcrumbs, basil, oregano, garlic powder and cheese on a plate-I used a pie tin. Mix well. Dip the zucchini sticks in the egg whites and then into the bread crumb mixture, make sure all sides get coated well. Place the…

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108 days of yoga

I am on day 15 of yoga and meditation. I am thoroughly enjoying it, My daughter spoke of food addictions and allergies. I am becoming aware of my emotional eating, and stress eating. the yoga helps me to remember my breath. I am using this awareness of help me release my weight, 34 pounds with in my 108 day practice. Best focus and relaxation to me.

Acceptance

Since i was 9 years old i have been ignoring most of my food allergies. I am a bread, cake and just over all a carb addict even though i am allergic to gluten. As a child i use to sneak cows milk at my grandmothers even though i knew i was allergic to dairy. Even to this day i conveniently forget i am allergic to potatoes and corn.

2014 I am turning 21 and am continuing to step into my adulthood. I have decided to be a grown-up and be responsible and conscious of what goes into my body. I have never liked labelling my diet (vegetarian or vegan) but Nia will be striving to only eat what her body can properly process. Cheers to 2014.

This change in diet will begin as soon as i finish this red velvet cake.

Nia

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soup of the day: gazpacho

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gazpacho

now is a good time for a pre-christmas detox, so it’s nothing but soup, juice and tea for the next five days. but i will not accept any culinary suffering. if soup it is, then soup had better be good.

having spent a larger part of my youth in the spanish region of andalucia, i consider their gazpacho (a cold vegetable soup from the region) to be one of the healthiest and tastiest soups – and ideal for a detox week, because it consists of not much else than raw vegetables. there are a million different recipes for gazpacho (every spanish woman has her own). my quick and easy gazpacho recipe is inspried by the wonderful enriquetta, now in her 80s, who made me her own type of gazpacho for many years.

gazpacho
(serves 6-8)

2 (bell) peppers
1 cucumber
1 kg tomatoes
2 red onions
2 garlic cloves

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