Im am bringing you a recipe from the kitchen today! Stir fry is a popular food option but it can be made with high sodium levels and not be as healthy. I am showing you a recipe from scratch you can do at home within 20-30 minutes!
The thing I really enjoy about stir fry is that you can personalize it to your favorite foods, at least to an extent if you’re trying to be healthy.
You can do things such as add pasta noodles, rice, beans, etc for carbs. You can do this with thinks such as chicken, shrimp, beef, steak, turkey and more for a protein source. You can also add a nice variety of veggies for more micronutrients. It can be changed around to a different taste each time if wanted.
A few main Saftey points when preparing this meal:
Be careful cutting chicken, if you are a younger viewer then have a parent or guardian help you.
Wash your hands very throughly after dealing with raw products such as chicken.
Make sure you cook the chicken all the way to make sure any and all bacteria is out of the product.
I hope you enjoy this post and enjoy the video! Let me know how yours turns out! Post it on Instagram and tag me @costalottamoney1 or @ironstrengthandconditioning
This isn’t any chipotle guac but it still taste great👌🏼 Plus it is super easy to make. All you need is an avocado, lime juice, salt, pepper and some onion.
1. First you need to mash up the avocado with a fork. Mash it until it becomes a smooth texture.
2. Now we will chop up onions and throw them in. If you do not like onion, then you can add in something else! Make it unique and use ingredients you would prefer.
3. From here, I add in the lime juice, pepper and a little salt to help with flavoring. Then continue mixing it up and mashing with the fork.
After you are done, take a chip and try it out! You could even put this with a quesadilla or whatever you’d like. It took me about 5 minutes total to do all this. I always put a little less of the ingredients into the mashed up avocado because you can always add more if it is too plain. If you throw too much in it could be too strong. One of the best things about making guac is that you can make it your own by adding whatever you like. Mine was a little more of a healthy option so if you are trying to keep the eating clean but also taste good then try mine out! Hope everyone is having a great week!
Hello everyone and happy Thursday! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their week. I have an article and recipe for all of my avocado lovers out there.
I discovered a few different chocolate avocado smoothie recipes the last couple days and switched some things around to get this delicious smoothie recipe. One thing I will say is don’t knock it till you try it!! This may sound like it could be gross but it is the exact opposite. This is definitely one of my favorite smoothies I have thrown together so far.
This is super simple and easy to make so lets get into what you need.
8 ounces of chocolate almond milk
1 TBS of organic almond butter
1/2 of an avocado, should be about 60-90 grams
1 banana, 100 grams is what I used
4-5 ice cubes
Throw all ingredients into a blender and mix for about 30-60 seconds.
Importance of fiber and healthy fats:
Fiber can be a key for weight loss. It doesn’t stop there, it helps your digestive track move smoother and faster to help digest the food you are consuming. When you consume fiber, it can clean your intestines and colon which in turn keeps bacteria away helping to reduce chances of colon cancer.
I found a study by Joanne Slavin that discussed how an increased fiber intake can reduce chances of cardiovascular disease. They state that “adequate fiber intake consistently lowers the risk of CVD and coronary heart disease (CHD), primarily through a reduction in low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels.” So in other words, it lowers your LDL cholesterol which is the bad cholesterol. HDL is the good cholesterol in the blood stream.
Avocados are a stocked house full of health benefits and can be used in so many recipes. They are mainly comprised of healthy fats which are crucial for cells in the body and play a role in brain function. They can reduce inflammation and reduce cravings as well.
I am also a big chocolate fan so if you are like me then you may find yourself making this smoothie quiet a bit. I have the macronutrients listed in the photo above for anyone interested in tracking macros. If you try this out then reach out to me and let me know what you think!
Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day! I have been doing a lot of research into some foods that I would consider to be “super foods”. one that I came across was ginger root and I was blown away from all of the health benefits!! The health benefits consists of things like:
protects your immune system from getting sick
stops infections in their tracks
has the ability to fight against cancer
helps with weight loss
And so much more!!
With that being said, I knew I had to keep reading into this. I found so much and I can’t wait to share it with you but I will save that for a different article coming up very soon! I want to focus on this smoothie recipe that can help protect your immune system, especially with a bad flu virus moving around the United States. I incorporate ginger root into this smoothie recipe above.
It is important that you do all you can to help keep yourself healthy so you have a better chance of avoiding the flu. This involves:
Washing your hands A LOT
take a vitamin
use germ sanitizer when you’re out in public
cover your mouth if you need to cough
Disinfect common house hold items
When it comes to eating healthier, it does not guarantee you from getting sick but it builds a strong immune system to fight off the thousands of viruses we are face to face with everyday.
As you can see, I have the recipe and macros shown in the image at the top of this post. I will explain how to use the ginger root for if you have never used it before.
First, cut off about an inch of the root, maybe a little less. A little goes a long way with this and it can be quite strong when used in a recipe. From there, you will peel the skin off of the root. You can then throw it in the blender.
Throw everything else in the blender and mix it up well. I do about at least a minute to ensure everything is mixed.
From there, it is the best part, enjoy the smoothie!
There are a couple things I would like to point out.
I used a little dash of cinnamon to spice it up a tad. It is optional for you.
The fresh ginger root is STRONG. It was the main thing I tasted in this smoothie so you may want to increase the serving size of fruits you use to even out the taste.
This smoothie is full of antioxidants and vitamins that will aid you in the flu season. I hope you enjoy it!! Please let me know how you like it and if you see any benefits.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I did a video this weekend on sweet potato fries and wanted to share this with you.
I post a lot of pictures of what I eat on social media and people ask about the recipes so in this video, I walk you through everything you need to know!
A couple important things to note are that when you bake these in the oven, you may need to adjust cooking time. I did 400 degrees for 20 minutes. I may try these again at 450 for 15ish minutes to get more of a crisp.
The good thing about this is you can mess around with this recipe and do a couple different spices or even do some brown sugar if you have more of a sweet tooth.
I really enjoy these with a little ketchup on the side so try these out and let me know how you like them!!
2 post in 1 day, what?!? haha I put this together and was pretty proud of the design so I wanted to share this recipe with all of you!
This smoothie is pretty simple, the picture below will show you what I used as ingredients and I made a nutrition label for those of you that track macros. If you want a healthier base for the smoothie, you can trade out the normal milk for almond milk or a soy milk. Whatever you would like to try!
This one was delicious and it kinda taste like a PB & J so if you are a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches then you’ll love this!
Also I just wanted to take a second to say hello to all of my new followers! I’ve had a big jump of followers these last couple weeks so I just wanted to say I appreciate each and everyone of you. I hope that you enjoy the content that I bring to the table. I would love to hear any ideas about what you would like me to cover! So if you have any fitness questions then please feel free to ask in the comments below!
In todays video I am showing you guys a very quick and easy way to make some delicious pumpkin seeds! They make a great snack between meals. I brought in Taylor to help out in todays video and then I also show you the pumpkin we carved together this year. I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoys todays video!!
Thank you for everyone that checked out yesterdays video, I broke my previous record for views in 1 day! Much love to everyone, makes me want to keep on working to bring you the best content I can. If you didn’t see yesterdays video then click here!
In todays video, I will be walking you through how I cook my scrambled eggs. It’s a quick and easy breakfast option or something you can hit up as a snack! Hope everyone is doing well and likes the video! Much love, I’ll be back tomorrow with another video.
In other news, my football team has moved to 6-0 as of last night. We played one of the toughest games yet. We played hard, aggressive and with heart. I am very proud of my guys and nothing but respect for our opponents last night.