• ½ cup Original flavor Better Half cream by Califia Farms OR Unsweetened coconut or almond milk
• 1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice (I recommend Spice Hunter brand) or cinnamon
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees. Rub about 1 tablespoon of avocado oil on top of the squash.
Sprinkle with a bit of Himalayan pink salt. Place face down on baking sheet for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, Let cool until squash is cool enough to handle. Scoop out seeds, and discard.
Scoop acorn squash out of its shell and transfer it to a large bowl. Add Ghee, better half.
Cinnamon and salt to taste. Mash well with a potato masher until smooth, or blend with electric mixer until smooth. You may adjust the amount of almond milk inside to your preferred consistency.
Serving Suggestion: Serve warm with pecans or walnuts and crumbled Applegate apple chicken breakfast sausage or turkey bacon right on top of pudding. Great make ahead dish for the busy week- just heat and eat in the morning.
Meet Kimberly, certified Heartmath coach!
She is going to take you through a breathing exercise that will help you to relax and find your center. Learn about the Inner Ease technique – it can be done with or without the Heartmath Sensor and App!
Early on in human evolution, when we were generally struggling to stay alive, we faced lots of physical dangers. This created the basic stress responses in our brains that we still carry today, hundreds of thousands of years later. Years of running from giant animals and the breathing that accompanied that activity stuck with the human psyche as a pairing that equated ‘danger’ with quick, shallow breaths.
Today, when we’re anxious, we still take quick, shallow breaths from our upper chest – this type of breathing is a natural response to stress and sends signals through our body that danger is nearby, which stresses us out even more. Even if there’s no real physical threat, we all still experience these breathing patterns because the stress response hasn’t evolved to differentiate between various stressors. This is why it’s important to pay attention to how you’re breathing the next time you’re stressed, angry, or worried. Look down, is your chest moving up and down with every breath or is your stomach?
With diaphragmatic breathing, you’ll breathe from the belly instead of the chest, which promotes deeper breathing and provides a sense of calm and relaxation encouraging the body to unwind.
To practice, place your hand on your abdomen and push outward while inhaling. A few rounds of this and you’ll remind your body that you’re just fine, and not in any physical danger.
“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” – Unknown
14 ounce jar Organic pizza sauce ( eg, Eden brand Organic pizza sauce)
1 1/2 cups Follow your heart Mozzarella cheese, grated
1 cup sliced button mushrooms
½ green pepper diced
¼ cup diced red onion
2 Tablespoons sliced olives
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil optional
1 teaspoon red chili flakes optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut each zucchini in half horizontally, then scoop out the seeds. If they don’t lie flat, trim a thin strip from the bottom. Place them on a baking sheet or in a 9×13 casserole dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, 4-6 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks. Stir in pizza sauce and heat for 1-2 minutes longer.
Add sausage mixture to each zucchini boat, then top with cheese, mushrooms, green pepper, red onion and olives.
Place into oven and bake until the zucchini is tender, and the cheese has melted, about 12-18 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with basil and red pepper flakes, if desired.
Like many of the best things in life- when it comes to animal protein, quality is more important than quantity. I highly recommend choosing the highest quality animal proteins that you can find and afford. Let us explore some of the key words to look for when choosing livestock animal proteins specifically and what the terminology on the labels mean.
Poultry, beef, lamb & pork are considered livestock animals. Look for options that have these keywords,” Organic & Pasture Raised” this is the highest standard farming practice for livestock. In addition, look for beef & lamb that says it is also grass fed (not grass finished). Organic livestock is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. The current USDA organic standards define which livestock have the potential to be labeled organic and how they must be fed, housed, and managed. To be part of an organic program, livestock must meet the following criteria:
Produced with no genetic engineering, sewage sludge, or ionizing radiation
Managed organically in a way that conserves biodiversity and natural resources from the second day of its life
Fed 100% certified organic feed that may be supplemented with appropriate trace minerals and vitamins
Raised on certified organic land that meets the standards set for organic crop production
Allowed year-round access to the outdoors as the weather permits
Managed in accordance with the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, which means that no antibiotics (this prevents the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria), added growth hormones, avian or mammalian byproducts, or other prohibited ingredients are that are typically utilized
Not only is organic livestock the healthiest option for your body, since it will have less toxins then conventionally raised varieties, it also produces a better taste. Organic options are the most sustainable choice for the preservation of our planet
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1 large sweet potato peeled and diced (you want to yield about 1 ½ Cups mashed)
1 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds
3 Tbsp. water
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. fresh chopped rosemary
1/2 tsp. sea salt plus an extra pinch
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Optional add 1 minced garlic or 2 Tbs. chopped Kalamata olives, or switch up the herbs; add chive, basil, whatever you like best!
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