Stop eating food that that sucks. Being healthy does not require deprivation and you shouldn’t need to drain your will-power either. Eat sexy food. Eat food that makes you feel sexy. Preserve the sexy. Expect a slight learning curve; but know that it’s well worth it.
Put this in action:
Purpose driven ingredients are more about “why-power”. Raise your standards when it comes to the majority of food that you eat. Yes, you can enjoy yourself. Make an agreement with yourself that 80% of the food you eat truly serves a purpose beyond instant gratification. You don’t need to obsess over every little thing that you eat but you can certainly shift yourself into eating real food. Flavoring your food with real ingredients and seasoning. Our taste-buds have been mutated… take them back.
I make the choice to enjoy my meal with a “win-win” perspective.
Win #1: The food will taste and feel good and provide me with an experience that motivates me to keep eating this way.
Win #2: The food will reinforce my health and provide me with long-term energy, digestion health, and immune function. Plus quality seasoning and spices help in regulating blood sugar, which is huge for optimal hormone health. This leaves me satisfied without cravings.
I save time without marinating and use spices and sauces for flavor insurance. STOP EATING FOOD THAT SUCKS.
Nutritional Yeast: tastes much better than it sounds! A golden, flakey dried yeast powder (non-active) with robust cheese-like flavor. Great sprinkled on foods and adds a boost of umami flavor along with protein and B-vitamins
Use with: Salads, dressings, cauliflower rice, eggs
Coconut Secret line (Aminos, garlic sauce, teriyaki sauce): Coconut based sauces with sea salt, minerals and ZERO SUGAR!
Use with: Stir-fry, steam fry, Asian fusion sauces, quick savory flavor boost
Seasoning blends (Lydias seasoning, salad booster, Braggs sprinkle): All low salt seasoning blends made from sprouted seeds and herbs. Easy single spice that can save a bland dish.
Use with: Citrus and olive oil for a quick vinaigrette or sprinkle generously on salads and vegetables to bring to life.
Bonus: These have fiber and healthy fat to help stabilize blood sugar.
Channel 3 feature from Tuesday:
Dairy and Gluten free Alfredo sauce that adds fiber, vitamins and minerals to your traditional Italian favorite. The following recipe is a great example of upgrading the food that we crave and enjoy. Use this as a base and feel free to sneak in any additions that you want as this is a quick version (always best to use fresh ingredients). The cashews add in some extra good fats and protein while the Nutritional yeast provides B-vitamins that are essential for energy, nutrient absorption, and metabolism.
“Alfredo” Sauce (Makes 4-6 Servings)
1 Cup raw cashews
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast (for cheesy texture and flavor)
Sea salt to taste
½ Cup Coconut Milk (Water or tea works as well)
2 Tbsp Olive oil (optional)
Blend into puree with a small blender or mixer
You can create a more savory version by steaming or boiling ½ Cup Chopped cauliflower for 5 minutes and adding into mix
How to use it: Healthy play on alfredo – great on pizza, with zucchini pasta, or kelp noodles. Get adventurous and add it to a steamed vegetable.
Featured “upgraded” dressing: Dairy and gluten free; made with hemp seeds, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and natural flavors. Tastes goooood.