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I support people on their journey to wellness through nutrition and lifestyle coaching! I am passionate about teaching people how lifestyle choices can be fun, inspiring and positively affect all aspects of their lives. I love guiding people to wellness one meal at a time!! I am also a passionate mama, a yogi and I love to cook!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Loving Leftovers!

Hello Everyone!!! I know it has been a long time since I have posted. I have been spending my precious time with my little angel who will be 13 months on the 14th. Can you believe it?? I sure can't. This time has flown by. I am truly grateful for my little Sophie everyday. She has brought so much love and light to this world and to my life. I am blessed everyday!
Look at that face!! It melts my heart every time :)

This was me and my little lady in June picking some organic strawberries. So much fun :)
I am officially back to work and excited to share with you all of my new recipe creations from the past year. I have a lot to share :) It feels good to be back at work and sharing what I know best and feel most passionate about!

Over the years I have seen hundreds of momma's in my nutrition practise. I can't tell you how many times I heard  the common stumbling block of not having enough time to prepare healthy meals for their family and/or fit exercise in. Well to all of the super momma's out there, I truly hear you now. I totally understand what all of my momma clients were talking about. Life is busy!!! And I only have the one! I kinda feel like I am part of the club now and I can truly understand how time can be an obstacle sometimes. Something that I know for sure is that we make time for that which is most important to us. If healthy eating and exercise is of high value to you, somehow, some way you will make it happen.
This is what it looks like in my kitchen when I am cooking :)
I choose to make healthy eating and exercise (more on that in another post) a priority in my household no matter how crazy things get. Sometimes my house isn't as clean as I would like it to be......well pretty much all the time! In my world I would rather have a messy house and eat truly healthy and delicious homemade food! 

I know many of you reading this are also very busy, many much busier than I am. I am going to make it my mission to show you that you can do it to!!! Whether you are a mama or a daddy or just a busy person, I know that you to can find more time to prepare the best most amazing food for you and your family! You can make healthy food fast and delicious!!

The following recipe is a great way to use up leftovers. I made this for lunch today and it took me all of 15 minutes...that was with my little girl at my legs, then wanting up to see what I was doing, then needing a diaper change.....it went on and on, as usual. 

I made this and shared this with my little girl today and we both just loved it!!! This time of year the local produce is so abundant! So many beautiful fruits and veggies to choose from!! It is my favourite time of year.  

Loving Leftovers!

1/2 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa or other whole grain 
1 tsp coconut oil or sesame oil
handful chopped chicken (can also use beans here for a veg option)
a sprinkle of organic tamari
1 cup or more of leftover veggies (or freshly steamed) - here I have cauliflower, yellow zucchini, sweet potato, asparagus and broccoli, all roasted and local
1-2 tbsp of sauerkraut*
1 tbsp of hemp, sesame or sunflower seeds
chopped fresh herbs - i used cilantro here 

Preheat oven to 300F. Put veggies in a oven safe dish, sprinkle with some olive oil and place in the preheated oven. Only takes about 15 minutes to warm through.
While the veggies are warming sauté brown rice and chicken is coconut oil to warm. Add tamari
Place the rice mixture in  bowl. Top with veggies, then sauerkraut, seeds and fresh herbs. 

Enjoy!!! And get creative. The possibilities are endless with this dish. Use whatever you have on hand!

*I make my own sauerkraut. If you don't want to (I totally understand) make your own than I encourage you to get the high quality stuff from your local health food store. I like Eden Organic. The ingredients are cabbage and salt. Pure, simple, delicious and oh so good for you!

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