May Recipe of the Month: Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

 

What do you do when all you want is a taco but you know it won’t help you get healthy? You eat one of these tasty Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps! These are a perfectly satisfying comfort food loaded with flavorful and filling chicken.

 

You don’t need to sacrifice your health to eat delicious food, you just need to get creative. Make lettuce wraps your new best friend, they’re versatile and you can fill a nice leaf of lettuce with whatever you fancy from chicken to shrimp, ground turkey or tempeh, whatever you fill it with, there’s just something about eating a wrap that screams comfort and indulgence.

 

Try these lettuce wraps next time you feel like ordering take-out.

 

 

Ingredients

 

Serves 2

 

4 to 6 romaine lettuce leaves

1 lemon, juiced

1 tablespoon honey

1 garlic clove, chopped

3 tablespoons plain yogurt or dairy free almond milk yogurt

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1 apple, chopped

2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped

2 teaspoons basil

 

Directions

 

Place the lettuce leaves to the side. Add the remaining ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Fill each of the lettuce leaves with 1 to 2 tablespoons of chicken salad and serve.

 

When you’re working on reestablishing healthy gut bacteria cravings often kick in like inner monsters. It’s because you’re depriving your bad bacteria of the stuff they love to feast on: sugar and refined carbohydrates.

 

This is an essential part of process when it comes to rebuilding gut health, but it helps to have plenty of resources to lean on and access to support. If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, join my 5 Day Healthy Habits Challenge. If you like the challenge, and want to restore your digestion and boost your energy then check out my new comprehensive program Restore your Gut Health.

 

Join me on my Facebook group where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

 

To your wellness,

 

Shaline

Recipe of the Week: Parsnip Cream Soup

Parsnips are a food that many people shy away from because they don’t know what the heck to do with them. Parsnips are a staple for many fine-dining chefs because they’re naturally creamy and luxurious. As humble of a vegetable as they might appear, parsnips are quite versatile and dynamic.

A great way to enjoy parsnips is in this super simple creamy parsnip soup. It really hits the spot on a Spring day and it can be enjoyed cold in the summer.

Give parsnips a chance and you might just end up with a new favorite root vegetable like me!

If you’re looking to lose weight and improve your gut health it’s all about making small changes. Swapping out starchy grains and potatoes for low glycemic parsnips is just one of the things that can get you closer to your goal.

 

Ingredients

Serves 4

1 tablespoon coconut oil

2 large celery ribs, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

4 large parsnips, peeled and chopped

2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

2 cups broth (chicken or vegetable) or water

sea salt and black pepper to taste

½ cup dairy-free milk of your choice

 

Directions

Place a large pot on a medium flame and add coconut oil. When the oil is hot, add the celery and onion. Sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add parsnips, poultry seasoning, and broth (or water) along with sea salt and black pepper. Allow the mixture to come to a boil. Then lower the flame and simmer for 20 minutes. When the parsnips are tender, remove from heat.

You can use an immersion blender to make the soup smooth or blend it in batches using a high speed blender. When the soup is blended, add it back to the pot and add the dairy-free milk. Reheat the soup. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Want even more nourishing healthy recipes to help you lose weight, improve your digestion and increase your energy?

Check out my new program, 14 Day Clean Eating Program, details here

 

Or join me on my Facebook page  where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

 

To your wellness,

Shaline

Massaged Kale with Fennel

This salad is delightfully nourishing and gives you all the benefits of kale, without the digestive distress. When you massage kale you break down some of the tough fibers in the cell wall that make raw kale hard to digest.

When I started eating healthy I couldn’t digest kale very well. It upset my digestion and I didn’t get what all the fuss was about. If this happens to you the solution is to either steam your kale or massage it. This recipe is one of my favorites because you still get all the amazing benefits of raw kale: the enzymes, magnesium, vitamin C and more.

Massaging nourishing oil and lemon juice into the kale also help make the nutrients more bioavailable and easier to assimilate. Plus, it tastes delicious and can be paired with grilled chicken or fish for a classic healthy meal.

Ingredients

1 bunch kale, chopped

1 large lemon, juiced

1 large garlic clove, minced

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup chopped celery

½ cup thinly sliced fennel

¼ cup pine nuts

 

Directions

Add kale to a large mixing bowl along with lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Using clean, bare hands, massage the kale until it is wilted (about 2 to 3 minutes).

Once the kale is ready, top your salad with carrots, celery, fennel, and pine nuts. No extra dressing is needed.

If kale is something that’s hard to digest for you, there might be a deeper issue that needs to be addressed. If you want to be able to eat whatever you want and have no digestive issues, you need to check out my gut health program. These principles have truly transformed my life as well as countless others.

 

Please join me in my Facebook group, where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life. Sorry men. This group is for busy moms.

 

To your wellness,

Shaline

3 Easy Superfood Smoothies To Get Your Daily Dose Of Hemp Oil

This Article first appeared on MadeByHemp.com

 

A new way to take your CBD…

Smoothies are a great way to start your day off on the right foot. These recipes are packed with clean, healthy ingredients as well as some of our favorite superfoods. Read on for some simple recipes to jump start your day!

 

Green Machine

 

greem cbd smoothies

Ingredients:

1/2 dropper Spearmint flavored Tasty Drops (depending on serving size)

1 frozen banana

1/2 avocado

1/4-1/2 cup ice

1 cup almond, soy, or coconut milk

1-2 handfuls of spinach

1-2 tsp agave, maple syrup, honey, or other natural sweetener (optional)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together in a blender.

 

Strawberry Dream

 

Strawberry CBD smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 dropper Berry flavored Tasty Drops (depending on serving size)

1 frozen banana

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup almond, soy, or coconut milk

1/4 cup ice

1 Tbsp almond butter

1 Tbsp ground flax seeds

2 tsp vanilla

1-2 tsp agave, maple syrup, honey, or other natural sweetener (optional)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together in a blender.

 

Cacao Maca

 

Cacao cbd smoothie

 

Ingredients:

1/2 dropper Vanilla flavored Tasty Drops

1 frozen banana

2 Tbsp cacao powder

1 tsp maca powder

1 Tbsp almond butter

1/4-1/2 cup ice

1-2 tsp agave, maple syrup, honey, or other natural sweetener (optional)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together in a blender.

 

Have fun trying these recipes! By the way, Made by Hemp has a special for March Madness, code MADNESS, 25% off selected products.

Hugs,

S

 

5-Day Pumpkin Challenge

Fall is here!  I love this time of year and the cooler weather!  Can you believe it is already October?! You know what that means…pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, etc!

Pumpkin Butter

So, in honor of pumpkin season, I am having a 5-Day Pumpkin Challenge.  In this challenge, I will share with you one recipe along with it’s health benefit per day. In total, you will receive 5 recipes and 5 health benefits.  If you would like to join my challenge, go over to my private Facebook group and request to join here or sign up here.

The Pumpkin Challenge begins October 15th!!  Hope to see you over in my Facebook group!!

Let’s have some fun!!  By the way, these pumpkin goodies will make great gifts!!!

Basil Pesto Pasta

Basil Pesto Pasta
Shaline’s Creations

 

Basil Pesto Pasta

Last night I was craving basil pesto pasta for dinner.  When I was thinking of sharing my recipe, I thought to myself, “I don’t have a recipe because I just winged it.” I grabbed some basil leaves, some spinach, a couple romaine leaves, and some garlic cloves. I usually use basil and kale.

This reminded me of times that I’ve had friends ask me to share recipes with them. I was embarrassed.  I had to tell them that I didn’t have the recipe they wanted. I don’t usually follow a recipe when I cook.  Both my grandmother and father cooked delicious meals this way.  When they prepared meals, they added a little bit of this and a little bit of that into their dishes.  I remember when my cousin and I asked our grandmother for recipes to some of her yummy Chinese dishes, she would say, “I don’t have or follow a recipe(s).” We were disappointed.  Even today, we still don’t know her recipes.

This is my basil pesto pasta recipe.

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup Basil

1/2 cup Spinach (Kale or other greens optional)

2 leaves Romaine Lettuce

2 tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2-3 Garlic Cloves

Dash of Himalayan Pink Salt

 

Directions

Put ingredients in a food processor and process until it is desired consistency.

Put on top of cooked brown rice pasta and mix.

Add optional toppings.  I added already cooked ground turkey meatballs and broccoli.

 

 

 

My First Attempt at Making a Smoothie Bowl

I normally drink smoothies; however, I wanted to try something different…make a smoothie bowl.  Do you drink smoothies or make smoothie bowls?  If you make smoothies, you know they are delicious.  And they are quick to make for breakfast or a mid-day snack, not to mention they provide energy!

Here is a simple recipe I want to share with you.

 

smoothie blender use

 

Berry Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

1/4 cup or less Almond Milk
1 Banana – peeled
1/2 cup Strawberries
1/4 Blueberries
1 small slice of lemon
1/2 cup Kale
1/2 c Yogurt
1/4 tsp Maca powder

Directions

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend.
Note: I added a little too much almond milk…lots of bubbles. The thicker the smoothie the better.
Top with hulled hemp seeds, cacao nibs, and sliced banana. Add nuts, chia seeds, fruit, and whatever else you like.

 

smoothie bowl

Enjoy!!

 

Korean Short Ribs: This recipe looks really good!

Whenever I see galbi on the menu I must order it. My favorite is yangnyeom-galbi, or marinated short-ribs. This delightful Korean dish is a bit sweet and salty but, the richness of the short ribs brings the flavors in balance. Although a restaurant favorite, I had never tried making it at home. Then one day […]

via Korean Style Ribeye — The Wacky Spoon

I’m not much of a beef eater like I used to be; however, this recipe looks really good!  Note: I would use grass fed beef which is free of antibiotics and hormones.

To your health!

Shaline

 

Massaged Kale with Fennel

This salad is delightfully nourishing and gives you all the benefits of kale, without the digestive distress. When you massage kale you break down some of the tough fibers in the cell wall that make raw kale hard to digest.

When I started eating healthy I couldn’t digest kale very well. It upset my digestion and I didn’t get what all the fuss was about. If this happens to you the solution is to either steam your kale or massage it. This recipe is one of my favorites because you still get all the amazing benefits of raw kale: the enzymes, magnesium, vitamin C and more.

Massaging nourishing oil and lemon juice into the kale also help make the nutrients more bioavailable and easier to assimilate. Plus, it tastes delicious and can be paired with grilled chicken or fish for a classic healthy meal.

 

Ingredients

1 bunch kale, chopped

1 large lemon, juiced

1 large garlic clove, minced

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup chopped celery

½ cup thinly sliced fennel

¼ cup pine nuts

 

Directions

Add kale to a large mixing bowl along with lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Using clean, bare hands, massage the kale until it is wilted (about 2 to 3 minutes).

Once the kale is ready, top your salad with carrots, celery, fennel, and pine nuts. No extra dressing is needed.

If kale is something that’s hard to digest for you, there might be a deeper issue that needs to be addressed. If you want to be able to eat whatever you want and have no digestive issues, you need to check out my new gut health program. These principles have truly transformed my life as well as countless others.

 

 

Stir Fry Veggies

STIR FRY VEGGIES

Ingredients:

1 tbsp coconut oil

1small yellow onion, sliced into strips

4 heads baby bok choy, chopped

1/2 head red cabbage, sliced

6 fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced

Bragg’s Liquid Aminos Alternative Soy Sauce

Sesame seeds – optional

Directions:

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add onion, turn heat down and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms, bok choy, and cabbage. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Add soy sauce. Serve while hot!