Meal planning and prepping will revolutionize the way you nourish your body.
It will change the way you feed yourself and set your future self up for success.
It really doesn't take much effort, as you will feed yourself regardless if you plan or not.
Consistently setting a little bit of time each week to grasp the nourishment that will be entering your face is life changing.
We all WANT to eat healthy, but very little are willing to get out of the comfort of their lifestyle to shift and greatly improve the quality of fuel that enters their vessel.
We have to set ourselves up!
Trust me when I say, your future self will LOVE you for it.
IF you are here, I have a feeling that you are willing and that a healthy and vibrant body is worth EVERY ounce of effort.
AND I know it can also be overwhelming to start something new.
Trust me, I get it!
However, spending a little extra time to plan and prep meals actually saves you...
This is seriously such a divine treat and what's awesome is it's packed with nutrients.
I love sweets, so my strategy isn't to deny myself but to create desserts that are not only satisfying and delicious but nourishing as well.
The beautiful thing about this recipe is the whole family will love it!!
Chia seeds are:
All of the above help lower inflammation and give the body the building blocks it needs to do what it is supposed to do, keep you alive and healthy!
What's even better is when you soak chia seeds they become gelatinous and can even help prevent dehydration. Soaking them also helps rid their digestive inhibitors (all seeds have these). So basically they are better for your digestive system and are SO good for helping regulate bowel movements.
This recipe also has tons of healthy fats and magnesium, from the cacao! You...
Granola has a bad rap.
Most store-bought are full of processed oils, tons of sugars, and ingredients that aren't recognizable by Mother Nature.
Many also have GMO's which wreak havoc on our digestive system and make pesticides even harder for the body to break down!
I have yet to find a legit granola I like.
So of course, I had to make my own!
This is a yummy granola recipe I love to eat with a clean whole milk and 100% grass fed yogurt and then top it with fruit like sliced bananas and fresh blue berries.
It's also super yummy to just eat it like cereal with your homemade nut and seed milks!
It's super quick to create and simple to throw together, bake, and enjoy.
Don't get too caught up on having ALL the ingredients. You can sub different nuts and seeds or just make it even more simple because sometimes less is more!
Okay, let's do this!
Ingredients: (all organic ingredients recommended)
I’m all about dips.
You make a big batch and there they are waiting to be eaten when you’re starving… they last for days in the fridge and when you make them with real, whole, nourishing ingredients… they can help you stay on track.
The magic in nourishing your body is our willinness to prep and prepare for the future hungry versions of us who are on a rampage to stuff our face. Giving those versions of us healthy options ready to be ravished is key!
This classic homemade hummus recipe is one I’ve been using for years!
Super easy, really yummy, and nourishing. Boom.
Let’s do this:
Serving Size: 4-8
Tools Needed: Food processor or high-speed blender
Once you taste homemade nut milk, you will NEVER buy synthetic vitamin, gum and carrageen infused, and chemical-laden nut milk again.
All the gums, emulsifiers, stabilizers, and additives added to seemingly healthy nut milks are a huge cause for concern.
They are all linked to major digestive issues.
Wondering why you feel bloated after drinking your coffee with oat milk?
Learning about these gums and how they are linked to poor health catapulted me to making my very own nut milk and well, there’s just no turning back.
Nut milk is super easy to make and absolutely delicious.
It takes a little foresight since we must soak the nuts/seeds overnight with a little bit of sea salt.
Soaking helps break down antinutrients in the nuts and seeds AND helps soften them to make the nut milk creamy and so yummy.
So it's vital that we think ahead and make it happen.
I really couldn’t think of a better name for these delicious raw bars, so Hippie Mom Raw Bars it is!
These raw ingredients are nutrient-dense, high in fiber, loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, and satisfy that sweet tooth with flavor and fullness.
You can always make these your own by playing with different seeds, nut butters, and toppings!
Let’s do this:
Serving Size: 8-10 servings
I have a hard time creating recipes as everything I make is just intuitively thrown together.
AND so many people who I’ve fed this dish to LOVE it so I did my work and measured it all out!
The thing is this salad is so delicious and nourishing.
Full of good fats, proteins, and yummy-ness this is a common dish we have at the Wells household.
Wild-caught salmon is so nourishing AND satiating! One of the most wonderful things it contains is anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids which are PARAMOUNT to good health!
Do you know what else I love about this concoction?
You can mix up the protein! I use this recipe for chicken, tuna, and salmon salads. The choice is yours!
You can also add SO many nourishing and nutrient-dense herbs.
Not only do herbs provide incredible flavors but are packed with SO many health benefits… it’s not even funny. You'd better not be...
When Fall comes it brings cooler weather inspiring us to warm up our dishes in the kitchen. This has to be one of my favorite cold-weather soups. Make a huge batch and nourish yourself for days!
I love adding in bone broth to add make the dish more nutrient dense. I’ll be posting my bone broth recipe soon too!
The main ingredient in this chili is of course…. GROUND BEEF!
Now let’s just visit the importance of sourcing meat.
If you’re here, you may not need education on the health and environmental issues conventional meat creates, however so many people don't realize that how they choose their meat is just as important as how they choose their partner in life! LOL
Personally, I only source and consume consciously raised grass fed AND grass finished beef.
My absolute FAVORITE source, if you are in New Mexico, Sweet Mercy Farms is a PHENOMENAL source for clean beef and pork in this area.
Even if you don't have access to local beef,...
Elderberry is one of the most powerful plants I keep in my medicinal “chest”, especially during the winter season.
Check this out, a new study, “has shown that the common elderberry has a potent direct antiviral effect against the flu virus. It inhibits the early stages of infection by blocking key viral proteins responsible for both the viral attachment and entry into the host cells.” (Source)
Australian scientists discovered how elderberry compounds inhibit the flu virus’s replication and entry into our cells, at the same time it strengthens the body’s immune response to the virus!
Elderberry, known as Sambucus, is a kind of flowering plant that contains antioxidants that can help relieve colds, fight the flu, and help balance the immune system. You can find many options at your local health-focused grocer OR you can make your own!
Some of the benefits of taking elderberry are:
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