All posts tagged: heart healthy

Nourish bowls as my go to meal for health + a little herb love

Nourish bowls…Buddha bowls 🥣…super amazing  bowls filled with nutritious and health filled goodies, with a rainbow of colors, tastes and more ☀️   Your body really is a temple and what we eat matters   I love making nourish bowls, these because they’re easy and help me meal prep. I typically cook a big batch of everything and then put into smaller pyrex containers for the first 3 days of the week. That way I only have a few finishing touches to make sure the meal is aligned with what I my body needs that day.      They’re as simple as… 🍚 base of grains/ seeds, I use organic quinoa like 95% of the time, it’s easy, my body likes it and it tastes great. I usually eat 1/3-1/2 cup. You can bulk prep this on Sunday or Monday to make your life even sweeter.   🥬 greens and beans, I like to cook a batch of beans (kidney, black, black eyed peas, chickpeas, I call this my “bean of the week” with onion and …

quick and easy omega 3 + antioxidant rich chia jam

This is the…JAM   Howdy friends, I wanted to share a super tasty…and super easy way to make chia jam! I try to live by the words of Michael Pollen when it comes to food, “Eat whole foods, mostly plants.” So chia jam…Maybe you have heard? If not…it’s a beautiful way to incorporate chia seeds and uptake your fruit intake. Nutritional Facts A few nutritional tid bits about what this JAM entails. As someone studying for my nutrition certificate, I feel inclined to share 😃 Omega-3 + Omega-6 Omega 3’s + 6’s are Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) and can be both good and bad. Omega 3 has many benefits. It is anti inflammatory, an important nutrient for brain health as it switches on the production of stem cells which helps you repair the memory and learning centers of the brain. A plant based diet is rich in Omega 3’s as are flax seeds and flax oil, but also includes some fish and high quality grass fed meat. Omega 6’s are inflammatory…which is seen as the root …