more from our anniversary dinner @uchikoaustin because 🤤 #swipeleft for 👉🏾 masa crudo 🐟 (trout, pickled tomatillo & jicama), nama hotate nigiri (dayboat scallops that were sooo 😛), some sexy pork belly and amberjack action, and the tanin bune nigiri (uni & salmon roe) that we ended our meal with. no grain of rice was spared. no fish was safe. we surely scared our waitress with how much our little bodies ate 😅
Yum! This spicy cauliflower and carrot soup with coconut milk and toasted almond flakes by @anna.culina looks and sounds delicious! Perfect dinner inspiration for #MeatlessMonday. And perfect for the chillier fall weather we've been having, too. Can't wait to try it! 😋🙌🏻 Recipe included after the photo, swipe left.
THERE WAS A TIME I WOULDN'T EAT ANYTHING "BAD"
I vividly remember the day I ran downstairs with a "clean" meal plan excited to share with Landon that I was going to start eating more protein. He had bought me a woman's protein powder earlier that year to encourage me to do just that - but WHAT IF I GOT BULKY?!? No...seriously I thought that too. Turns out it was just a really expensive protein powder with LESS protein in it per serving...you know...to protect against the bulk
Sidenote...I have committed to getting "bulky" for the past 5 years and I still look like a string bean so...there's that.
I was so afraid to eat anything "unclean", just like I was afraid to get "bulky" that I pushed myself into a spiral of lies that seeped into how I felt about myself.
I'm here to tell you...you don't have to be afraid to eat foods you enjoy. You don't have to be afraid to eat "unclean" foods because you think you will gain fat. And you sure as hell don't have to worry about getting bulky...I'm living proof of that.
If you have subscribed to this idea for years it can be scary to reintroduce foods as a normal part of your diet that you once felt were "taboo" or off limits. You will feel a sense of guilt - because this is your built in reaction to eating those foods. But this sense of guilt isn't telling you the truth. This guilt is learned - it is associated with what you have been told. And as such you can RE-LEARN your reaction to those foods.
1. What are the foods you really enjoy but make yourself feel guilty about eating?
2. When your motivation is high to eat healthy or "stick to your plan", try introducing a little of that food at that time. It is in these times we are the least likely to "indulge" and therefor it makes it the perfect time to introduce "taboo" foods in a controlled way
3. Pay attention to how your react, what your internal dialogue is, and challenge yourself to re-frame any negative thoughts into positive, reaffirming ones.
What is your FAVORITE FOOD?? Bonus points for anyone who can guess mine??
Stumbled upon the quaintest little spot in Delaware and their fall menu is #brunchgoals ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Apple Board was the greatest idea - 3 local apple varieties, house made peanut butter, cheddar cheese, and strawberry-rhubarb jam. I'm convinced every restaurant should have this for brunch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ok, I realise that’s 2 naughty curries within 4 days, but in my defence, tonight’s was in celebration of Mike’s Birthday! And wow was it good! South Indian cuisine, it reminded us of the amazing meals we had in Kerala. Happy times....
I made @chinups.with.chen’s carrot cake balls, and WOW!! They are fall AF!! I also added @bobsredmill vanilla protein powder and @moonjuice powders + probiotics. PLEASE go make this recipe for a quick snack or yogurt topper!!