Sautéed Lemon Garlic Spinach

Looking for a super easy side dish? Look no further than sautéed spinach! Busy nights call for easy recipes. When we’re short on time, it can be tempting to pick up dinner out somewhere, but there’s no need to sacrifice your health or your goals when you can whip up a healthy dinner in 30 minutes or less! This side dish would be delicious along with steak, fish, chicken, or your favorite protein and salad!

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Thanksgiving-Style Stuffed Potatoes

This Thanksgiving-inspired dinner is easy to make, so you can have your Thanksgiving favorites anytime you want. This is a healthy comfort food dish, perfect for cold weather nights. It incorporates turkey with a stuffing seasoning, brussels sprouts, and cranberry stuffed into a buttered russet potato!

Optional:  You may want to add grass-fed cheese to the potato (if you do dairy) or swap the russet potato for a sweet potato!

 

The bone broth I used is Epic Turkey Cranberry Sage Bone Broth Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Butternut Squash Noodles with Mushroom Meat Sauce

I made this recipe to showcase this week’s FOOD OF THE WEEK –> grass-fed beef

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If you buy all pre-chopped vegetables like I did, this recipe is super quick & easy – it’s perfect for a week night dinner!

 

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Warm Spiced Apple Slices

The fall is just beginning and I’m already into pumpkin spice everything, but since apple picking season comes and goes so quick, I figured I’d do a super, super easy apple recipe! This would be perfect to make after you get home from a day of apple picking and you’re tired but excited to make something with your freshly picked apples. It’s just 3 simple ingredients and 2 simple steps! 

On an exciting side note, look what I found at the Supermarket yesterday:

Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk Creamer

 

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See Also:

Paleo Pumpkin Pie (nut free)
Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Spice CoffeeCopyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Jill’s Detox Juice Recipe

Who needs coffee when you can make this detox juice?! Scratch that. Who needs a second coffee when you can make this detox juice?! Because let’s be real, I’m not giving up my coffee – ever. But this detox juice really is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. It’s energizing as well as detoxifying.

If you’re a woman struggling with PMS, limiting your exposure to toxins (yes, this even includes toxic people!) and helping your body out with detox processes is the first step to feeling better.

This detox juice recipe includes Vital Proteins Beauty Greens, which you can buy directly through me or on Amazon. It is a pricey product, so if you’d rather use something else you could swap it for Liquid Chlorophyll or your choice of greens powder.

You can find dandelion extract at the health food store or buy from Amazon.

I also add Biotics Super Phosphozyme to mine. This supplement is designed to breakdown any gallstones or sludgy bile to help your body eliminate toxins from the body much easier. This product is sold to clients only – so if you’d like to get a bottle, please fill out this form.

Beet juice is also great for the gallbladder, so you can add it in if you’d like.

This detox juice is refreshing and delicious and can be enjoyed alongside your lunch!

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Egg-Free Breakfast Ideas

Sick of eating eggs for breakfast? Or maybe you’re avoiding eggs due to an allergy or sensitivity? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of egg-free breakfasts to eat!

Breakfast has always been a tough choice for me. I normally wake up wanting nothing to do with food, but I’ve been forcing myself to eat breakfast because after skipping it for about a year, I realized that skipping breakfast was not doing me any favors. I personally don’t care much for eggs (although I do eat them a couple times a week – scrambled with spices & organic ketchup), so figuring out some egg-free alternatives that aren’t super sweet (I love sweets, but not in the morning) was important for me.

So, if you’re avoiding eggs for whatever reason, or just need a break for a couple days, here are some suggestions:

  1. Leftovers: Eating leftovers for breakfast may seem weird at first when you’re used to eating bagels, cereal, muffins, donuts and other typical starchy grain breakfast foods. Although back in the day, there were times I’d eat chinese food and pizza for breakfast, so the idea of leftovers for breakfast was never weird to me. If it sounds weird to you, give it a try – you might be surprised. tupperware
  2. Steel Cut Oats: If you’re able to tolerate grains, properly prepared (soaked overnight before cooking) steel cut oats can be a satisfying breakfast. Balance out the carbs by cooking the oats in full fat coconut milk or grass-fed whole milk (if you tolerate dairy). steel cut oats
  3. Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt is high in protein, contains natural dairy sugar, and fat – all your macronutrients in one convenient food! Look for a high quality, grass fed yogurt, such as Maple Hill Creamerymaple hill creamery greek yogurt
  4. Chia Pudding: Chia pudding is another easy breakfast – add some protein powder to help keep you full until lunch! There are lots of chia pudding recipes out there, like this delicious one from PaleOMGchia pudding
  5. Fruit & Nuts: Fruit with nuts or nut butter is also an egg-free breakfast option. Some examples: banana with almond or sunflower butter, paleo granola with coconut or almond milk topped with fruit, fruit and nuts with coconut or almond milk. fruitandnuts-1
  6. Sausage & Veggies: Grab some high quality breakfast sausage (or some other type of meat you like), cook some veggies, and you’ve got yourself an easy, nutritious, egg-free breakfast! sausage and veggies
  7. Smoothie with Protein: Blend up some veggies and fruit with your choice of protein powder (grass-fed whey, grass-fed collagen, pea protein, or grass-fed beef protein) for a nutritious egg-free breakfast on the go. vegetable smoothies
  8. Paleo Pancakes or Waffles: Paleo pancakes can be as simple as bananas mixed with coconut flour and heated on a griddle! Just google “paleo pancakes” or “paleo waffles” and you’ll find tons of easy recipes. Note: some recipes do contain eggs. If you’re avoiding eggs due to a sensitivity, don’t use those recipes 🙂 blueberry pancakes

 

Have a thought to add or a question? Leave it in the comments!

Need some more ideas? Check out these recipes/ideas from my friend Joy of Joybird Wellness!

 

See Also:

The Salad Dressing Formula
The Problem With Juice Cleanses
How to Use Magnesium to Ease Menstrual CrampsCopyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Gingerbread Coffee

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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the seasonal coffee flavors. Back in the day I lived for going to Starbucks and getting either a Gingerbread Latte or an Eggnog Latte (never a Peppermint Mocha because I despise mint chocolate). Now that I’m more conscious about what I put into my body, I make my own versions of these delicious coffee treats! Gingerbread Latte’s were my usual go-to, and this year I finally made my own version 😀 I included collagen peptides in mine, but this is optional. If you want to include it in yours, I use this one from Vital Proteins.

To make my Eggnog Coffee, I use So Delicious Coconut Milk Nog so that it’s dairy-free. While I normally don’t encourage drinking coconut milk from the carton (canned coconut milk doesn’t have all the added fillers that the carton has), this works fine when you want a Christmas treat. You can also use a grass-fed, dairy-based, real eggnog, such as Organic Valley, if you tolerate dairy well. I don’t have an actual recipe for this, I just pour it into my coffee & add 2 scoops of collagen 🙂

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Salmon Salad (Quick & Easy)

Salmon Salad (Quick & Easy)

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I have to admit I’ve been slacking lately on eating my veggies. The other day my body was screaming to me that I needed to eat a salad. So I made a salmon salad the past for the past two days for lunch & I even had some green juice! It may have also had something to do with the fact that I just bought some Tessemae’s & Jacqueline and Jerome dressings that I was excited to try, but I really am trying to be more mindful about including more vegetables in my diet.

I bought all pre-cut veggies from Whole Foods, so I easily put this salad together in about 5 minutes. This is a super quick & easy lunch! Admittedly, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to preparing food, so the less effort, the better – and this is almost zero effort when you buy pre-cut veggies & pre-made dressing like I did!

If you can’t find a clean salad dressing near you and don’t want to order online, you can make this dressing easily by mixing:

1 part vinegar
2 parts extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos EVOO)
1.5 tbsp dijon mustard
salt & pepper, to taste

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Broiled Chilean Sea Bass with Pesto Zucchini Noodles

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After indulging in lots of food for Thanksgiving (and having leftover pie for two days & grain-free pizza on Sunday), I wanted to reset this week and eat light meals. So I started my week with Broiled Chilean Sea Bass with Pesto Zucchini Noodles. Chilean sea bass is one of my favorite fish because it has a thicker texture and mild taste. I love love love pesto sauce and haven’t made it in a while so I thought what better way to make my veggies more crave-able than to make some zucchini noodles topped with pesto sauce! I actually used pre-spiralized zucchini noodles that I bought from Iavarone (2 packs).

If you can’t find pre-spiralized zucchini noodles, you can get a spiralizer and make them yourself! There are many varities of spiralizers ranging from low priced to high priced. This one is on the pricey end, but is easy to use and convenient and would make a great Christmas gift too! Here is one that is more budget-friendly. And this is the olive oil that I use.

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Toasted Almond “Iced Coffee”

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Dandy Blend is an instant “coffee alternative” made from dandelions. It tastes similar to coffee, but it’s caffeine-free. Dandelions are great for the liver and detoxifying the body. I like to drink Dandy Blend when I’m craving coffee later in the day. I normally only drink two cups of coffee in the morning, so I’ll have this toasted almond flavored drink at night for a treat.

It’s also a great alternative to people who love coffee but can’t drink it.

Get yours here –> Dandy Blend Single-Serve Packets

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