Sunday, May 1, 2016

You Won't Know it's Vegan Chili

Eat like a Vegan - Tastes like a Carnivore


I don't consider myself a vegan. I did however get inspired by some leaders on my Arbonne team 

(who are vegan) after rooming with them for 4 nights in Las Vegas during our conference. 


That inspiration led to crockpot PROTEIN CHILI

Here is what you will need:
1 medium yellow or white onion diced
1 bell pepper diced
3-5 cloves of garlic mashed into worms thru one of those Pampered Chef tools.
Water or vegetable broth for sauteing 
4 scoops Arbonne Protein Boost (10 grams of protein per scoop, you can add more) 
1 Can diced or crushed tomatoes (Organic)
1 Can drained and rinsed red kidney beans
2 C Lentils. I used the sprouted lentil trio from Costco.
4 Cups Water
Daiya Cheese Shreds optional

Chili Seasoning: You can buy a gluten free version at the store, or mix this together.  

  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp (approximately) freshly ground pepper
  • *Adapted from www.budgetbytes.com
Before the protein boost is added
My Costco find


 1. Saute the onion, pepper and garlic until soft.  Don't over do it as they will cook more in the crock pot.

2. Load crockpot with Lentils, water, spices, tomatoes and beans

3. Add 4+ scoops of the protein boost powder. Don't worry, you can't taste it.  


Four scoops = 40 grams of vegan protein





 I was worried it was going to be milky and weird.






Look how amazing this turned out.  It's on repeat in the Hallberg home.  
I topped with Daiya cheese shreds 


Monday, April 18, 2016

Blackened Fish or Vegan Tacos

You are going to love these tacos.  

2 tilapia filets or some other yummy fish, wild caught preferred
1.5 t paprika
1 t oregano
3/4 t garlic powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cumin
1/4 crushed red pepper
lime
avocado
cilantro
cabbage slaw
almond flour tortillas

 I mixed the spices together and used a pie dish to dust all the fish.  
What is that yellow fish you ask?  It is my vegan version using yellow summer squash. 
Next I sauteed them in avocado oil until cooked.  
I used a few filets and the squash so I doubled the spice recipe. 


I served on an almond flour tortilla with a cabbage kale slaw (premixed from the store), 
some cilantro and lime.  I forgot my avocado. So sad.  


The vegan version was amazing.  Zucchini or Portabella would make a great taco too.

Eat like this during the Arbonne 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge with me.  There are even MORE great recipes included each week. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I would if I could, but I can't so I won't

Amplify:  make stronger, greater, larger. To expand, increase.


Today in Austin, TX, the entire community rallies to amplify the nonprofit charities that serve our community. #amplifyatx  Go ahead, look it up.  It's an organized day of increase. In 2 Corinthians 2:9-10 Paul said "multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness". Today Austin aims to  increase the good and righteous causes that bless others. 
A 24 hour period to give our fruits. 


Some people say, I would (fill in the blank) if I could, but I can't so I won't. I would GIVE, SERVE, VOLUNTEER.......but I can't so I won't.  I beg you to ask yourself what CAN you do? When pondering this myself it came to me that I CAN donate 20% of my Arbonne sales for a day to the Godly causes of YOUR choice for a day.  I CAN amplify and increase the good with my business.  Today, your purchase of products you already use (shampoo, face wash, protein powder, etc) will make our world stronger.  


How to Amplify with Arbonne: Go to MY WEBSITE and purchase products you will love today, March 8-9th at 6pm .  
I will email a confirmation to you and get the name of the nonprofit you'd like me to donate to on your behalf.  Any nonprofit, anywhere. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Popular, highly recommended cleanser is actually harmful to you.

I can't stand it. But I have to share this stuff when I read it. After I check it out a few other places to make sure it is legit.  Read what Well and Good reported about Cetaphil 


The uber popular recommended wash , Cetaphil is nothing but a NASTY chemical wash that you don't want on and in your body.  



I am so thankful I found a wash 6 years ago that is free of the nasties the US FDA allows on our shelves.  Regardless if you decide to purchase Arbonne from me, do your health a favor and purchase a clean product.  

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Are you throwing away the most nutritious part?

Have you ever eaten an Avocado?    How about the seed?  OMG. Last night a church  in a wellness class the uber educated instructor said the seed has amazing benefits and we should eat them.  Well, maybe drink them in a smoothie (if you have a Incredible Hulk type blender). I love my Vitamix.


So, I decided to look it up, and he is right.  That seed is where most of the nutrition is stored.  Holy guacamole. It's time to stop throwing away the most nutritious part.  The article I read suggested cutting it into 4 pieces and that 1/2 a seed is a serving.  You and dry them out for a few days in a sunny window.  Or, just blend it up.  If you want to read up on it, here is the article I read.

The major benefits are fiber and polyphenols that are are antioxidants  which are plant chemicals that, according to the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine, "may help prevent cancer, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, stroke, obesity, arthritis, and other diseases by:
  • Inhibiting growth of cancer cells
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Protecting against stroke
  • Improving blood flow to the heart
  • Reducing total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
  • Inhibiting the formation of blood clots in artery walls
  • Stabilizing blood sugar levels
  • Lowering the risk for osteoporosis
  • Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent
  • Enhancing immune function and helping fight infections
  • Protecting against viral infections and liver disease
  • Inhibiting the growth of bacteria that can cause gum disease, cavities, and bad breath
  • Exhibiting an antibacterial effect on harmful bacteria inside the body
  • Improving brain function and preventing brain cell death"
 Other sources of these antioxidants are in green tea including Arbonne Fizz drink, cloves, cocoa, flax seed which included in Arbonne protein powder , Mexican oregano, dried, and many more.



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Don't Sweat Wellness in the Workplace

Healthy changes are hard to keep in the workplace. The breakroom tends to be center stage for Girl Scout cookies sales and your co-workers kids leftover birthday cake.  The culture keeps feeding you afterwork with happy hours and appetizers.

Clean Eating Katie is here to the rescue.  I am looking to bless your workplace with some fun wellness education. We can play quarters if you want with shots of protein shakes and fizz energy drinks.  Openings available weekdays 9am - 2pm. Email me to see if we are a fit for each other. I don't work with just anyone now. 
Go ahead, ask me to lunch.... in the office for a lunch and learn to encourage health and wellness with your co-workers and employees. You can blame ME for throwing away that leftover cake. I'll be your scapegoat. Dam Goats!

Friday, January 15, 2016

It's my time.  


My harvest. 


Not in all areas of my life, but in one.  I say this to encourage you -  in your time of struggle, fog, stress, keep doing what is right in your heart.  

We all want a MORE BETTER DIFFERENT life, right?  

Mine was a 2 year......well 16 year journey that I would coward away from until 2 years ago.  TEARS, stress, doubt, fear, broken relationship.  

But HE put it in my heart and I FINALLY became obedient.

I am now in the season of harvest and it feels AMAZING!