I Could Eat This Coleslaw Everyday And I Don’t Even Like Coleslaw!

You guys. I kind of found my new obsession for lunch. Typically I have a big protein breakfast (Bacon, eggs, fermented sour dough).. Yes BACON read here if you are sketch about bacon…we eat a high GOOD fat, moderate-high protein, lower carb diet in my house.) Then for lunch I typically go for either veggies with good fats like a salad with avocado and seeds/nuts or something like this! It does have a bit of sugar due to the BBQ sauce, but I get the lowest sugar organic BBQ sauce I can find. We try to keep our sugars under 20 grams a day, some days none. That includes fruits, snacks, sugar, dried  in sauces like what calls for this recipe.

So many good nutrients in this easy lunch!

Cabbage is brain food! It is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. These nutrients also prevent nerve damage, improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these power nutrients. It is also High in sulfur, the beautifying mineral. Cabbage helps dry up oily and acne skin. Internally sulfur is essential for keratin, a protein substance necessary for healthy hair, nails, and skin. Also, he natural red pigments of red cabbage (betalains) is said to lower blood sugar levels and boost insulin production.

Hemp seeds have an excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which keeps your heart healthy along with eyes, skin and essentially your body “oiled” up well. They are super high in minerals as well and are considered a “perfect protein” not only containing all 20 amino acids, but also each of the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce. They help balance hormones as well! A food you definitely want to add into your weekly routine.

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I Could Eat This Coleslaw Everyday And I Don't Even Like Coleslaw!
 
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This is SO tasty. I really wanted to incorporate more cabbage into my life, so I thought i'd try for some coleslaw. Usually not a huge fan, but this recipe...is bomb. AND SUPER EASY
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Cuisine: Coleslaw
Ingredients
  • Organic Red, Green and chopped carrots cabbage from Trader Joe's...buy more than 1 bag because I promise you'll want to make more. LOL
  • Veganaise or Organic Mayo
  • Organic low sugar BBQ sauce (Whole foods, Sprouts)
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Cranberries
  • Slivered Almonds
Instructions
  1. Add bag of Cabbage in in a bowl.
  2. Add in 4 tbs mayo and 4 tbs BBQ sauce (If you want to start off with less sauce do 2 tbs of each and then add to taste)
  3. Toss
  4. If you would like more sauce, add accordingly.
  5. Top with hemp seeds, cranberries and slivered almonds. I just threw in pinch of each.
  6. ENJOY
 

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Amazon Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl packs a powerful punch! I hope you enjoy! It’s full of omega’s, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and flavor!

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Amazon Smoothie Bowl
 
Ingredients
  • Smoothie Portion:
  • ½ cup frozen strawberry
  • ½ cup frozen banana
  • ¾ cup Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1-2 scoops Orgain Protein (vanilla) Any good vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ¼ cup ice
  • BLEND
  • Toppings:
  • Chia seeds
  • Ancient grain blend (Trader Joe's)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Fresh mango
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Cashews
  • Pepitas
  • Hemp seeds
  • Nut and seed blend (Trader Joe's)
  • Trader Joes has all of these things at a great price! You can also pick up dried fruit, seed and nut medleys, fresh fruit, coconut meat or flakes and add whatever you like!
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Colorful Crackers

I LOVE this easy lunch or snack.

Enjoy the recipe!

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Colorful Crackers
 
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Let your creativity flow! Savory, sweet, spicy, veggie, meat...go for it!
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Ingredients
  • Sprouted Mutli Grain Crisp Cracker
  • Cracker 1:
  • Meat,
  • Mozerella
  • Tomatoes
  • Ranch
  • Salt
  • Cracker 2:
  • Peanut Butter
  • Banana
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chia Seeds
  • Pecans
  • Cracker 3:
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Almond Butter
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Cracker 4:
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Turkey
Instructions
  1. Layer it up baby!
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Dinner With Sunbasket

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I don’t know about you, but some days it’s either cooking or grocery shopping.  Enter Sun Basket. This beautiful company sends you 3 meals with fresh, organic ingredients- no shopping necessary at an amazing price.  Just pick your meals and they ship out for the week of your choice with a pretty recipe card.  Then just get a cookin’!  The meals are DELICIOUS and items you would order in a restaurant and very unique. The coolest thing is, each week they have new recipes to choose from and rotate out. I felt like a chef with all my items in the exact amounts I needed and it was simple to put together. Everything was so fresh and the meat was perfect. Honestly, I may have to sign up for everyday of the month now that baby Zion is here. It is delivered to my door and I can cook while he is snoozin’. Healthy, yummy, unique and fun flavors and no leaving the nest necessary!  Below are the 3 recipes I chose and cooked! I definitely recommend all 3 of these recipes for your basket.

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Salmon With Mango Salsa

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Roast Chicken Breast With Artichoke Romesco

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Grilled Steak With Roasted Poblanos And New Mexican Chile Sauce

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Get $30 off your Sun Basket order! Organic ingredients from the best West Coast farms and easy, healthy recipes delivered weekly.

 

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Zevia Soda Give Away!

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You guys, I have a secret. I am kind of obsessed with Zevia soda.  For a girl whose given up generic soda going on 10 years…the fizz, the flavors, the sweetness..the non gmo…the stevia..the quality of goodness…it’s like a dream come true.  Just saying…the root beer with any sort of healthy (coconut, almond, organic, good stuff) ice cream (your welcome).

I’ve partnered with Zevia on my Instagram to give away 30 6 packs to a lucky 30 followers! You can take the voucher and go pick up a 6 pack at your local store.

Rules to Enter:

Follow @itsjessicamiller and @zevia

Tag as many friends as you’d like for more entries to win!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Blondie Bars Featuring Better Body Foods

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Better Body Foods makes incredible products. They are definitely a favorite of mine and a staple in our house. I have been using their Superfoods for about 6 months now in my protein shakes and smoothie bowls everyday. All of their stuff is organic and priced at a great cost. I wanted to make some healthy protein energy bars to eat during my natural labor and test out a new recipe I concocted for our household since we eat primarily paleo, low carb, low sugar based.  These bars turned out insanely good and the best part is, they hit all the marks.   Ready for it? They are low carb, low sugar, paleo, gluten free, organic, PACKED with protein, lower in fat (thanks to their-get this- CHOCOLATE peanut butter powder!) and so so so stinkin’ GOOD.

Below under the recipe is a fun little video I shot making these guilt free treats and am so excited that they turned out so delish.  The guilty part is drizzling the organic chocolate sauce on top if you are treating yourself. 😉

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Blondie Bars
 
FEATURING: Better Body Foods. This low carb, low sugar organic and seriously delish bar is great for those on paleo/gluten free diet, for post work out snack or treat when training and for a healthy labor snack! I will be eating these to keep my energy up during my natural labor! + They have a ton of protein in them!
Ingredients
  • Recipe:
  • Incredible paleo and gluten free coconut flour bars with layers of dark chocolate and coconut flakes, if desired! You'll be amazed by how delicious and easy these bars are.
  • INGREDIENTS
  • ¼ cup Better Body Foods melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup Better Body Foods agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons Better Body Foods vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 scoops Better Body Foods unflavored plant protein
  • 3 tablespoons Betty Body Foods chocolate peanut butter powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup Better Body Foods coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 oz your favorite dairy free dark chocolate bar, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup coconut flakes, optional
Instructions
  1. INSTRUCTIONS
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8x8 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut oil, honey, vanilla, eggs, and almond milk. In a separate medium bowl whisk together coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined and batter is smooth. Fold in chopped chocolate, reserved a few tablespoons for sprinkling on top if desired.
  4. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until edges are golden brown and knife comes out with a few crumbs attached. The batter may look like it's not all the way cooked but it will be. DO NOT OVERBAKE or it will result in dried out bars and no one likes that! I always bake mine for 20 minutes and don't have any problems. Cool bars on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes so that they settle a bit, then cut into 16 squares. Enjoy!
 

 

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Classic Baked Potato-Sweet!

 

IMG_7963Our friend’s came over for dinner the other night and we both happen to be pregnant.  I asked her what she’s craving and she just loves baked potatoes right now. I haven’t had a classic baked potato in I don’t know how long so I thought it would be great to make toppings and bake some potatoes! I opted to do both classic and sweet so they could choose and I fell in love with the classic toppings on a sweet potato!

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I did bacon, sour cream (there are many great organic, grass fed ones if you can handle dairy), dill, green onion toppings, butter (kerrigold or organic), salt and pepper and OH MY! This combo with the sweet potato was unreal delicious.  It’s a meal in itself.  Pair it with protein and you’ve got quite the good combo. You can do a quarter or half potato and load on your toppings!

 

Classic Baked Potato-Sweet!
 
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Ingredients
  • Sweet Potato
  • Bacon
  • Sour Cream
  • Dill
  • Green Onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Wash and rub olive oil on your sweet potato
  2. Poke a good amount of holes in your potato
  3. Cook your baked potatoes at 450 for 1 hour
  4. Take out, cut open and add toppings
  5. Enjoy!
 

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Smoothie Bowls!

Smoothie Bowls!

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I love this organic protein. It tastes great and it plant based, avoiding whey when you can is beneficial. Not all whey is bad, (get a grass fed organic whey) but plant is best when it comes to any type of shake, smoothie etc.

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This superfood blend is 👌🏻 in smoothies and smoothie bowls. And it has inulin in it which is a prebiotic. HEALTH TIP: You need both prebiotics and probiotics in your diet for good gut health. Prebiotics are what probiotics feed on so the good bacteria can grow! If you aren’t getting prebiotics, all the effort of taking probiotics sort of goes down the toilet as its not actively growing the good bacteria and balancing the gut. @betterbodyfoods you did a great job! It’s definitely a winner and delicious.

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Yum, yum, yum.  This is my morning go to as of late and did I mention it’s crazy YUM?!

Here is my thing about acai bowls. They are LOADED with sugar.  So I decided to create my own version of a smoothie bowl that contains about a fraction the amount of sugar in it and tastes so dang good. Plus it is packed with over 30 grams of protein. This will literally fill you up for hours.  Talk about a nutritiously fueled day!  I get all my ingredients for toppings, protein powder, toppings (chia seeds, hemp, granola, etc.) for the best prices on Vitacost.com.  Here is a $10 off link for your order!  LINK

Smoothie Bowls!
 
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Delicious, nutritious, high in protein, low in sugar! SO GOOD
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Ingredients
  • Orgain Organic Protein Powder (2 scoops)
  • LivFit Superfood (2 scoops)
  • ½ cup frozen berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries any or all. I use strawberries most of the time)
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¾ cup vanilla unsweetened almond or coconut milk (My fav is Whole Foods 365 brand unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 2-3 cubes of ice
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 2 tablespoons granola of choice
  • 2 chopped up strawberries or ¼ cup bluebierries or 5-6 blackberries (fresh berries of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed cereal (if desired)
  • 2 chopped up dates
  • Add any other fruit (chopped banana, mango) as desired
Instructions
  1. Blend up the ingredients for the smoothie.
  2. Pour in bowl.
  3. Add toppings as desired.
  4. Enjoy!
 

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Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

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These sweet dream cakes are unreal.  I love this mix.  I have been looking for a mix that is healthy, full of protein and easy on a busy morning.  Pair this with no sugar Lily’s Chocolate (sweetened with stevia) and some bananas and it’s a morning that you may want to repeat….daily!

Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes
 
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No Sugar Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes FILLED with protein, these bad boys taste amazing. The chocolate is delicious, clean, no sugar and won't give you the toots : x haha! 😉
Ingredients
  • Kodiak Cakes Mix
  • Lily's chocolate chips (no sugar)
  • Bananas
Instructions
  1. Literally, stir, 1 cup water to 1 cup mix, add chocolate chips and top with bananas. How easy does it have to be?
 

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Apple Pie Energy Bits

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 These little bits are insanely delicious. I couldn’t make them fast enough as they were being totally devoured in my house. The awesome thing is that they are a great energy snack for the morning on the go, pre or even post workout, middle of the day pick-me-up or if you need to curb your sweet tooth in a healthy way! Plus, they are super easy to make! To make, blend the dried apples, dates and honey and blend until the mixture becomes batter like in consistency. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon and toasted pecans and continue to blend until your desired size.

This darling watercolor was created by Wellen Women. Check out their lifestyle brand at www.wellenwomen.com. I love what they are all about!

Roll into balls and place on a pan or plate. Put in fridge to harden and store. Grab.. and go! 

Enjoy!

Apple Pie Energy Bits
 
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Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup dried apple rings
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp sea salt
Instructions
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  2. Blend dried apples, dates and honey and blend until the mixture becomes batter like in consistency.
  3. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon and toasted pecans and continue to blend until your desired size.
  4. Roll into balls

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