And another one


Leftover Stirfry


I had some leftover lamb and a ton of veggies in my fridge. Also? A organic chicken breast, bean sprouts, peanuts and pretty much everything asian. I knew what i had to do.

Stir-fry.

You can literally use whatever veggies or meat you want. I’m going to list that here

This sunbird seasoning mix is life changing. I’m not saying it is amazingly healthy, but remember folks— portion control!!
Anyways, you wanna make this marinade how they say. If you wanna make it more dope do this— add some sweetener like 1 tbsp, some lemon, some fish sauce, some garlic, some ginger. You wanna go for the UMAMI flavor. Also, please to note you can really make this any damn way you want but this packet is bomb. Also don’t forget the red chili pepper flakes or hot spot of choice!
Cook your chicken up. I didn’t season it much because of all the fresh herbs and marinade that are going on. After your chicken is done add your veggies!
I usually keep a tub of random veggies in my fridge?
Let the veggies cook down.
Take any remaining cooked meat and add to stir fry.
Time for the marinade!!! Add it in!!!
Get your toppings ready. Here I have homegrown bean sprouts, cilantro, green onion, and crushed peanut 🥜
You can’t forget the 🥑
Slice that cado up!
Here is where we have to practice portion control my friends! I love cheating and using this sticky white rice. It’s done in 60 seconds. Sorry I have no shame. I just make sure I only have about 1/4 a cup a serving so I don’t feel guilty!
So as your veggies meat and marinade are simmering, plate up your rice and avocado if that is what you want. You could use noodles or omit the avocado. This is your world guys.
Spoon up your fry, top with toppings and enjoy! Add some sesame seeds for extra class!
Super classy 🙂

We really enjoyed this! The possibilities are endless. If you make this tag me #gracegothealthy on Instagram 🙂 tag me if you make any stir-fry! I am asian obsessed! Thanks for reading guys!

What asian food should I make at home next??

I’m back guys!


So…. it’s been a few years!

I’m back and I’m down 158.6 pounds 💪🏼

I Decided to come back because I have completely changed my life and I want to share everything with you.

From my chronic pain. I’m finally ready to open up about that.

My experience with keto, low carb, fasting, and other healthy tips.

My adventures with my #homegym and new #fitness adventures.

My pool! Haha mostly? I want to inspire you all. I’m finally almost to 140 . I’m almost at 175 lbs now from 335. Official goal weight is 140. I will share the ups and downs to get there!

Recipes that I adapt from others and a ton of pictures and ideas to share from my garden with you all 💕

I want to talk to you about products that are helping me with my pain (cbd) has been a lifesaver and all my tips for those chronic pain days plus products that helped or are helping me along my journey and allowing to maintain this lifestyle. I went from. 60 inch waist size 28/30 to now I’m in a size 12/14. Do I have a lower belly? Sure! Is it much better than the alternative yes. I’m working every single day to have self love and care for myself. It truly helps. Don’t be down on yourself, just keep going. We are all competing against ourselves!

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GGH

Meal Prepping.


I decided to make a weeks worth of meals to save myself some time in the kitchen. To make it simple I decided on two breakfast options, two lunch options, a variety of snacks, and two dinner options. My plan looks a little something like this.

Breakfast.

  • 1 cup of high fiber cereal with 1 cup of almond milk + 1/2 cup of fruit + 1 homemade turkey sausage patty.

OR

  • 1 egg 1/2 cup egg-white + veggies. 1 slice of ezekial 7 sprouted bread topped with 1 tbsp of nut butter.

Lunch.

  • Chicken Enchilada soup served with a side salad.

OR

  • Spinach/Greens salad topped with protein of choice + healthy fat+ veggies+ dressing of choice.

Snacks.

  • Greek Yogurt.
  • Hummus and Veggies.
  • Walnuts.
  • Hard boiled eggs.
  • Turkey slices.
  • Fruit.

Dinners.

  • Grilled salmon, small sweet potato, and 1/2 cup of veggies.

OR

  • 3 bean turkey chili topped with cheddar cheese, cilantro, and chobani greek yogurt for sour cream.

I used two recipes from Skinnytaste.  The 3 bean chili + the chicken enchilada soup. Recipes below.

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/01/crock-pot-3-bean-turkey-chili-3125-pts.html#more

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/12/crock-pot-chicken-enchilada-soup.html

I went to the store and got all the ingredients that I needed to make my week of food.

I started by chopping up some organic pineapple.prep1 Diced up some organic bell pepper (for the eggs).prep2 Made homemade turkey sausage. It’s really easy. The trick is a ton of sage!prep3 Got my 3 bean chili on the stove. Yum! This turned out really good.prep4 Here is the chicken enchilada soup in the crockpot.prep6 Homemade blackbean burgers. prep7 Marinated chicken slices in franks buffalo sauce + bleu cheese vinaigrette.prep8 All grilled up.prep9

 

Hopefully this will help keep me on track! Here is to a successful week!

Salad 4 of 7.


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I grilled up about 3 oz of chicken that I had marinating in a mango vinaigrette/ sliced jalapeno mixture. It turned out slightly sweet and spicy. Delish.

Used a bed of fresh organic romaine hearts and spinach + few chunks of avocado + tomato + onion + 1 tbsp of feta + 1/4 cup of roasted japanese sweet potato and added the grilled chicken.

 

Getting Freekeh with it.


I am always looking to try new whole foods. I believe that the healthiest foods we can feed our bodies are natural, whole, and not processed. I had the pleasure of recently being introduced to a grain that has been around for 2000 years. Freekeh from Freekeh Foods. Uh yeah what? I am sure you are asking yourself what the heck is Freekeh?!

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Freekeh is a highly nutritious grain made from roasted green grains. It was created by accident nearly 2000 years ago. A Middle Eastern village had their crops of young green wheat set on fire. Instead of trashing it, the villagers rubbed off the charred parts, cooked it up, and Freekeh was created. It has been around forever, but not popularized in America. This is why you probably have never heard of it.

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Freekeh is a great alternative to quinoa or rice. The nutritional statistics are truly impressive. 120 calories, 1 gram of fat, 24 carbs, 4 grams of dietary fiber, and 8 grams of protein. That is 3 times more fiber and protein as brown rice. It’s  Kosher, Naturally Vegan, Made in the USA and Now Certified Organic.

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Okay all that sounds great, but how does it taste? I put Freekeh to the test!

It comes in three different flavors. Original, Rosemary Sage, and Tamari. The instructions say it’s easy to cook– just like rice. Simple enough.

You can cook it with just water, or you can cook it in chicken or vegetable broth to add a bit more flavor.

Okay totally simple. Now what to do with it it? Basically anything you want! Put it in soups, salads, pilafs, or eat it plain.

I tried it first plain. I wasn’t sure what to expect for that first bite. I was pleasantly surprised. It has a great texture. It doesn’t get all sticky and clumpy like rice. It has a nutty taste and I knew it would go perfect in just about anything!

My friend Bonnie Matthews has lost 130 pounds. You might have seen her on the Dr Oz show! She was introduced to Freekeh years ago when she worked at a local Trader Joes. She has been passionate about spreading this amazing grain with the rest of the country. She has lost her weight by working out of course, but by also eating WHOLE foods. She was so inspired by this amazing grain that she has written a cookbook “30 ways to Freekeh”. I decided to try one of her recipes the lemon dill chicken.

freekeh3 I chopped up garlic, carrots, and onions.freekeh4 Added them to a large pan with a bit of olive oil.freekeh5 I am using the rosemary sage flavor for this dish. You can see the herbs in there!freekeh7 Cooked down veggies. Add uncooked freekeh. Stir to coat.freekeh8Add chicken broth, lemon, and dill. Cover and simmer until chicken is done about 30 minutes.freekeh10Ta da.

Delish. I am hooked. There are so many options for this grain!

Freekeh is available at most Whole Foods Stores, Mom’s Organic, David’s, and Root’s Market. Or you can buy it online for cheaper.

Available for $2.40  a bag. At 4 servings each that makes the cost .60 cents a serving. Amazing. Here is the link to buy Freekeh online along with the cookbook.

http://www.freekeh-foods.com/#!shop

Thanks for reading. I hope you will seriously check out Freekeh! It will definently be a new staple in my diet!

Here is their facebook page. Check them out for special offers and information on this amazing super grain!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freekeh-Foods/304009796295786

Meanie Greenie.


This is Joe Crosses go to juice. You know the dude from Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. He calls it the Mean Green. I had to substitute spinach for kale though!

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Granny apple, lemon (peel removed), celery, ginger, cucumber, and spinach.

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Perfect. Tastes light, not overly green, and gets me moving!

Happy Thursday!