There is a lot of confusion around carbohydrates, or carbs for short. Low carb diets, such as the Keto diet are all the rage, but some people are not getting good results with it. What’s up with that? I think one of the reasons is that they are missing a crucial point when it comes to carbs.Read More
When I work with people who have prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, the first thing I tell them to do is to cut out simple carbs. These highly processed carbs do not provide a lot of nutrient content and fiber and will therefore spike your blood sugar levels in the shortest time, only to have them crashing again a short while later. But I understand your love for pasta. So here is your veggie alternative - spaghetti squash.Read More
If you are vegan or vegetarian, but love Mexican food, you might have missed out on the goodness of chili. Well, not anymore. I present to you a vegan chili that is absolutely delicious and easy to make. Check it out.Read More
People often ask me whether I eat keto. The answer is, sometimes. I don’t adhere to one strict way of eating. It hasn’t worked for me. So some of my meals are keto, some are paleo, some are pegan, some are vegan, and some are vegetarian. What they all have in common is the large amount of vegetables. This is paramount and a non-negotiable for everyone, if you ask me.
So today, I have a vegan burrito bowl on the blog. It is absolutely delicious!!! And you won’t even know there is no meat inside this dish. But you could easily make this with meat if you prefer. Just do you, and always listen to your body.Read More
I know, I know. It is currently 90 degrees outside and I am writing a blog post about hot soup. Crazy! BUT: this is my favorite soup at the moment, and I just wanted some [shoulder shrug]. So, it is bubbling along in my slow cooker right now and I will enjoy it for dinner.Read More
This is one of my favorite recipes which I make all the time even in the summer. It tastes delicious, because of the spices, but it’s also just so easy to make, which always helps when I am extra-busy. So if you are busy but want to put a nutritious and delicious meal on the table, check this out.Read More
When you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, a great first step to take is to eliminate all or most simple carbs. As a coach, I find that there is a lot of confusion about what carbs are, and the great variety among them. So let’s dig in real quick before we get to this delicious recipe.Read More
Y’all, this is my new favorite smoothie/juice. It is so refreshing, light, and simple - I love it!!! The crazy thing is, it doesn’t contain any fruit. So if you are prediabetic, have high blood sugar levels or insulin resistance, this smoothie is a great option for you.Read More
I have to admit I love Mexican food!!! Unfortunately, good Mexican food is hard to come by in Mississippi. I just have to be honest, y’all. Once a month, I try to get my taco fix at Food Truck Friday in Jackson, because those are the best tacos in the state in my opinion.
But I also cook plenty of dishes at home that are inspired by Mexican cuisine. I recently made this vegan taco filling. If you’re a true fan of Mexican food, you might be rolling your eyes right now, but I encourage you to give these a try. You won’t even know there is no meat in your taco.Read More
Turkey Burgers have been around for a while now. At first they were an alternative to regular beef for folks who were a little more health conscious. However, today we know that it’s not so much about the beef but rather about the quality of the meat. But don’t give up on turkey burgers quite yet. Here is a fresh, new twist you will love.Read More
Have you heard of the concept of buddha bowls? Or hippie bowls they’re also sometimes called. They are a beautiful thing. So simple and easy to put together, and the possibilities are endless. These work for lunch and dinner, and maybe even breakfast if a hearty breakfast is your jam. Check it out!Read More
I love salads that combine veggies with fruit. There is just something about a slightly sweet and salty combination that I really enjoy. Take this Blueberry Kale Salad for example. You have hearty and earthy beets and kale, together with sweet and tangy blueberries, and some pumpkin seeds for a crunchy kick. It is sugar-free and low glycemic. So if you are prediabetic or have problems with insulin resistance, give this salad a try!Read More
When I was growing up, we mostly ate cereal for breakfast during the week. It was quick and easy. We would even set the table with bowls and spoons and all the cereal boxes the night before, so all we had to do was get out the milk and start eating. Did any of you do that?
Now that I read the nutrition labels, I have yet to find a cereal that I would eat on a regular basis. It's tough to find one that isn't loaded with sugar unfortunately. I have also learned of the importance of making sure you have some protein with your meals/snacks. Protein will increase your metabolism, it aids in burning calories and it will keep you full longer.
When you’re busy, a smoothie can be such a beautiful thing. Throw all the ingredients into a blender and then just pour that sucker into a to-go cup, and you’re done.
This one here only has 6 ingredients, but it’s delicious and creamy - just the way a smoothie should be.Read More
Do you love sushi as much as I do? It is so delicious, and the rolls look so cute neatly arranged on a beautiful plate. Have you tried making your own sushi on the other hand? Yea, not so pretty. I tried it and let me tell you, it was a hot mess. It tasted good, but it looked smushed and messy, because my attempts at rolling and then accurately cutting the rolls failed miserably. Oh well.Read More
I’m always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas. In fact, ‘quick and easy’ is my mantra when it comes to cooking. If that’s you, check out this Taco Salad with Beef. Super-delicious and can be made in under 30 minutes. You can also meal prep it and enjoy later. (My kind of cooking!)Read More
Most of the time, when you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, you’re told to eat healthier and exercise. Very rarely do doctors go into detail about what is happening inside your body, what is causing what, and what he or she means when they say ‘eat healthier.’ To be fair, most doctors don’t even have the time to go into all that. When you’re prediabetic, you’re not yet a case for medications, so there is nothing for them to prescribe. Usually, patients are just told to come back in 3 or 6 months for a check-up.
So, what is going on inside your body when you’re prediabetic.Read More
Sometimes I forget that not everybody knows how to make a smoothie and that I was also pretty apprehensive about trying it for the first time.
'How do you mean I can just blend up vegetables?' 'How much is a cup of spinach?' and 'What if I do something wrong?' were some of my questions.