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Sweet Potato Taco

 

  Don't you just LOVE tacos?


I'm from Texas and we do tacos all day long!

However here in California, I've noticed everything is burrito this and burrito that. It's A LOT of food.

Portion sizes matter and so do the contents of the tacos & burritos! This is why I opt for tacos vs burritos. Have I ever mentioned I love food? Maybe my brand of Nutrition's My Life gave it away but I LOVE food! AND I don't want a bland taco, I want one that tastes really good and hits the spot!


Are you with me on this one?


I like to think of myself as a taco connoisseur. #truth  I really do LOVE tacos. I love portobello mushroom tacos, I love fish tacos (save my fish tacos with mango salsa recipe for later here), and I eat a version of sweet potato tacos at least 3 times a week for my breakfast.

Yup, I eat an entire sweet potato 3-5 times a week most weeks!

Why?

Because I can load in a TON of healing properties that my body desperately needs.

 

 


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Very Berry Balanced Shake

breakfast recipe shakes Jul 05, 2019

Are your shakes stuck in a rut??

Shakes and smoothies are such an easy way to get in some good nutrition however I see so many of y'all missing key components and am here to shed the light on getting the most out of your shakes.



 




Let's go over some common mistakes first and then I'll share with you how to make it balanced!

COMMON MISTAKES

1. Only plant based items you're adding is fruit.
2. Missing a source of protein 
3. Focused only on macronutrients
4. Forgetting healthy fats
5. Thinking it's only for when you're trying to lose weight or after a workout. 

 

Do any of these sound like something you're doing? 

If yes, then read on! If not, skip down to the recipe :). 

 

 

 

 RIGHT WAY TO MAKE A SHAKE

1. Common Mistake: Only plant based items you're adding is fruit.
    
Dietitian Tip:  Blending vegetables into your shake is an easy way to meet your veggie intake quota for the day. Veggies...

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Yogurt Parfait

Warmer weather means my oatmeal breakfast days are slowly dwindling down and the cooler breakfasts of smoothies + yogurt parfaits are coming out! Breakfast in this house is a BIG deal and when I say BIG deal... I mean HUGE deal in my kids eyes! I mean they don't fall far from the apple tree if you know what I mean!?!

Breakfast is MY jam! I HAVE to eat it! I don't do well skipping it and well, studies back me up (1, 2)... Eating breakfast can help stabilize your blood sugar which will help with reducing inflammation, may assist with your weight loss goals by helping kick start your metabolism, and will help you focus + have the energy to do what needs to get done!!

If I can't eat breakfast in time I typically grab a banana and cashews or walnuts to at least give me something to help me out! (you don't want to be around me if I haven't had breakfast! I can get #hangry because my body depends on it to stabilize my blood sugars and to give me the fuel I need to start my day!)



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