Gluten Free on the Go

So.. if you have been following my posts- you might know that I recently switched my diet for health reasons to no soy, no dairy, no red meat and no gluten! For anyone that knows me – the gluten and dairy game is the WORST! I am the biggest bread and cheese or pasta advocate ever born. But alas, my body doesn’t agree with my heart 😦

In addition to the recipes I am personally cultivating for a gluten free life (check them out!) I also use the following alternatives to supplement my daily gluten free game – check them out if you need assistance or motivation switching to Gluten Free!

  1. The CrossRoads Baker– Gluten Free cooking demystified and perfected: Recipes here!
  2. The Love with Food Box Subscriptions – they ship junk free and gluten free snacks to your door once a month AND each box ordered donates a second box to a hungry child in the US! If you’d like 50% off your first box – use this link here!

Good luck!

Chelsea

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Transition to Organic

I have decided to write this post to keep track of my journey moving to organic foods and other healthier food options. You see, recently I was told to remove gluten, dairy, soy and red meat from my diet altogether for medical reasons. My first question was the same as everyone else’s- what’s left to eat?  Honestly- at first- I was stumped. When you work full time and have a 45 minute drive home, how do you keep food in the house, get to the grocery store, cook real food at home and make sure it fits within your diet?!  I was certain there was no possibility I could do this.

Luckily- as I started pushing through the inevitable challenges of change I came across a few tricks:

  • Meal Prepping – for example: I buy twice as much fish at a time, prep it, marinate it in a Ziplock back and freeze it. This way I have pre-prepped fish at anytime. You can see one of my recipes here: Lemon Honey Garlic Salmon.
  • Fresh fruits and Veggies – believe it or not, if you eat the right foods, you will honestly be ok eating less. The real nutrients in the real foods fill you up and keep you full much easier and much longer than processed items. Not too mention, they are way better for you than those genetically modified/chemical filled food items. yuck!

But again you ask- how do you get all of this done every night? The truth is – I’m not perfect, and I have become quite fond of the app – DoorDash to deliver food to my hosue from local restaurants on those nights that I just don’t want to cook. However, on the flip side- I found that by buying the right foods and keeping them in my house on the regular – Its really not too hard to keep things quick and healthy at home.

One of my favorite tricks is using “Farm Fresh” organic food delivery service. We have two alternating packages- one of veggies and fruits and the other of just organic fruits to snack on, I also have them deliver my cage free eggs.

Every 2 weeks a box is dropped off at my doorstep in the middle of the night so I have fresh produce available for in my fridge without ever having to go to the grocery store. Its amazing. If you are interested in trying – you can use this promo code:

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Lemon Honey Garlic Salmon

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cluster of cilantro 

1 lemon

1 lime

1 orange

Organic honey

Paprika

1 filet of salmon 

*gluten, dairy, soy free*

Preheat oven to 400. Line a pan with tin foil. Mix the garlic, cilantro, lemon juice and lime juice in a bowl with a pinch or two of paprika. Cut the salmon filet into individual sized pieces and line the bottom of the tray with your salmon. I prefer wild caught salmon. Spoon the garlic cilantro mix onto the salmon filets and top off with a pinch of salt and pepper. Lay thinly sliced orange slices on top of the salmon and drizzle your honey over the top of everything. Wrap up the foil and bake for 20 minutes or until done. 

Tip: for added benefits I use a drop or two of lemon and black pepper vitality essential oils. You can find more info here.

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After: 

  
Enjoy! 

 

When life gives you lemons..

When life gives you lemons you make lemonade… OR… when life gives you dietary problems you turn to Young Living! and the best part…. this whole order was FREE!?!?!

Young Living gives us points for our monthly order of all the items we used to by elsewhere AND I cashed in for almost $200 in product for free!!

  • Young Living’s Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix. The original unprocessed grain!
  • Ningxia Dietary Supplement- all the goodness and nutrition packed in one bottle!
  • AlkaLime and MultiGreen supplements to keep the body strong!

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