011 HEALTHY AT HOME SERIES PART 2: Creating Your Own Happiness w/ Tiffany Kiefer

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All of us have busy filled lives, some with family obligations, not to mention working full time.  Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to enjoy all that you have created?

None of what Tiffany has created came by accident and I believe the same or more is possible for you, regardless of your current situation. She has lived through being a victim of sexual molestation as a child, eating disorders, food addictions, being 175 pounds overweight, moving clear across the world to a place she didn’t know anyone except my family, and having to start over numerous times in my life. She continuously felt that others were responsible for her happiness. She found herself in a constant struggle. 

So how did she get from there to where she is today, and how does this apply to you?  Tiffany learned that through self-love you can do anything you put your mind...

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California Egg Bake

6 eggs, slightly beaten     

½ C Sour Cream

½ t salt

2 med tomatoes, chopped

2 green onions, sliced

½ C Shredded Cheddar

In a small bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream and salt; stir in the tomato & onion.  Pour into a greased 8-9” round pan or quiche dish.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until knife in middle comes out clean.  Serves 4-6. 

  • Some modifications could be to add sautéed peppers and ham or bacon.
  • Adapted from Taste of Home
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Caesar Salad

 

1/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

1 Garlic (clove, minced)

2 tbsps Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tbsp Tamari

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp Dijon Mustard

1/8 tsp Sea Salt

1/8 tsp Black Pepper

12 leaves Romaine (chopped)

6 slices Organic Bacon (cooked and chopped)

1 cup Chickpeas (roasted)

1 cup Cherry Tomatoes (sliced)

1/2 Lemon (sliced into wedges)

 


  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together the Greek yogurt, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, tamari, olive oil, Dijon mustard, sea salt and black pepper until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • Add the chopped romaine and the dressing to a large mixing bowl and toss well. Top with the chopped bacon, roasted chickpeas, and sliced tomatoes. Divide between plates and serve with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!
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Banana Nut Muffins

Ingredients

3 eggs

¼ C Coconut Oil

2 med bananas

3 pitted dates

¼ C coconut flour

¼ t baking soda

½ C walnuts, toasted and chopped

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend eggs, oil, bananas and dates in food processor, magic bullet or blender until combined.
  3. Add the coconut flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add the walnuts.
  5. Scoop batter into lined muffin pan (about 8 regular-sized muffins)
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Makes about 8 muffins.

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Chicken Lo Mein

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips

3 T coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar

5 t coconut palm sugar or 8 t erythritol, divided

½ C Coconut Aminos, divided

1 C Chicken Broth

¾  C Water

1 T sesame oil

½ t ground black pepper

2 T cornstarch

1-12oz package uncooked linguini pasta (option, GF brown rice noodles)

2 T coconut oil or butter, divided

2 T fresh minced ginger root

1 T minced garlic

6 green onions, sliced diagonally into ½ inch pieces

 

Cook the linguini according to package instructions, drain and set aside.

 

Marinade:

Combine sliced chicken with 2 ½ t of sugar or 4 t of erythritol, 1 ½ T vinegar, and ¼ C Coconut Aminos. Mix together, cover and marinate in refrigerator for 4 hours or more.

 

In a separate bowl, combine broth, water, sesame oil and black pepper with remaining sugar or erythritol, vinegar, and aminos. In another small bowl, dissolve corn starch with some of the...

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Detox Chicken Soup

I love this soup because it is so wholesome and good for you! It includes a lot of veggies and spices to help with the detoxification process your body goes through every second of the day. Plus, it’s SO easy especially if you have a food processor to quickly chop and slice your veggies. Try it out and enjoy!

 

2 Chicken Breasts

1 T avocado or coconut oil

1 large onion, chopped

2-1/2 C carrots, sliced

2 C celery, chopped

2 qts bone broth, homemade is best

2 t ginger

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 t chives

1/2 t parsley

1/4 t red pepper flakes

1/2 t ground turmeric

Salt & pepper

 

In a 5 quart Dutch Oven or other large pan on medium heat, add the oil, onions, celery, carrots, and seasonings. Saute for a few minutes until veggies are softening.

Add chicken breasts on top of veggie mix.

Add broth and bring to a boil.

Lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 or so minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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Frozen Food Month

March is Frozen Food Month.

The whole idea behind frozen foods is convenience. There’s nothing better than fast and easy meal prep on a busy night. To be healthier, though, we need to break away from the 1950s TV Dinner entrees and turn to more nutritious options.

But I like people to quit eating packaged, frozen foods that are low in quality and are focused only on calories and portion control. They are usually prepared with so many preservatives and and devoid of nutrients. Plan ahead a little and you can have healthy, nutritious frozen meals you make yourself.

Preparing frozen foods doesn’t have to be difficult. One of my favorite recipes to make ahead, double and freeze, is this Beanless Chili Recipe. You can add beans if you’d like, of course. It’s just not my preference. This recipe has so much flavor and will all the fresh, chopped veggies you’re getting a ton of nutrients in it as well. However, using frozen veggies to save time works well,...

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3 Ways Dark Chocolate Can Improve Heart Health

Did you know dark chocolate can be good for your heart?

I’m not talking candy bars here. We’re talking about Dark Chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. As with anything regarding your health, quality is key and choose organic when possible.

 Here’s the nutritional break down for just 3.5 ounces of dark chocolate:

10 grams of fiber

120 mg of Magnesium

7 mg of Iron

50 mg of Calcium

600 Calories

…and so obviously, you don’t want to make a meal out of JUST dark chocolate but adding it here and there is a good source of nutrition that can improve your health.  Here are 3 Ways Dark Chocolate Improve Cardiovascular Health.

  1. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants. Antioxidants take care of damaging particles in the body and keep us from getting sick. It’s loaded with polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins – all powerful antioxidants. Some studies have shown dark chocolate to rival the antioxidant properties of blueberries, specifically, the...
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