My Top 10 Holiday Recipes for Health & Fitness

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and a Joyful Solstice and Kwanzaa, everyone!  I was trying to beat everyone to the down-pour of december-holiday excuses but I was too late.  I’ve been incredibly busy and had forgotten to put this list together until I already began seeing the early signs of winter holiday binge-eating & binge-drinking allowances litter the social media and interwebs.  So back the f—up and slow your roll.  No one said there are rules that any holiday which lands on ONE DAY must be celebrated with sugar and alcohol for THIRTY DAYS.
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Planning Your Meals: Save the Sweat for the Gym

I get a lot of questions regarding this.   Many clients wonder if I can plan their meals and give them every detail of what they should eat for every meal and snack.   Some people see more success with this method than others, and simply need charts and spreadsheets to follow.   But what happens when you stop the coaching, and no longer have your nifty charts and spreadsheets?   You can’t pay someone to do that forever (if you can, then do it if it helps you).   I can map out meal plans pretty easily, given the proper information for each individual, but I encourage clients who seek this type of assistance to practice doing it themselves.  This is how:

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Paleo Ski Chilli

 

I love skiing and I love chilli.  To me, you can’t have one without the other.  Anytime I travel to the slopes, I can already smell the chilli permeating the condo or hotel room.  The neat thing is, most places you can stay at in ski towns tend to outfit their rooms with everything you need to cook.  It’s a thing.

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Almond Flour Protein Waffles

I decided to put my plain (no flavor) whey powder to use.  Off course, no protein powder is 100% Paleo, but this is one small area where I try to get there as best as I can, but don’t beat myself up if it’s not 100%.  This is one (unflavored) is probably as close as you’ll get but once you begin using the vanilla or chocolate flavored versions, you’re adding in soy & dairy no doubt, but very little.

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Coconut & Almond Flour Donuts

There are two variations using coconut flour and almond flour.  Both had their perks, so I can’t really vote on which one I like more.  The coconut flour donuts were more spongey and dense with that extra coconut flavor, and the almond flour donuts were more soft, thinner and melt-in-your-mouth consistency.  Personally… both are awesome and I just like the fact that I can still stick to a paleo protocol, continue to eat a clean diet …AND  EAT  DONUTS.  I stayed away from donuts even when I ate the regular, modern American diet.  And not eating donuts is not very American… so now I feel a bit more patriotic.

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Green Burrito

I came up with this idea while trying to figure out how I can incorporate more colors and vegetables into ONE dish.  Usually I make a protein and serve with one or two vegetables.  I sort of stole this idea from some menus offering vegetable tacos or vegetarian burritos.  The name is courtesy of my 6 year old daughter.

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