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Mango Thai Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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I used to be a plain salad, same salad kind of girl. I would get your standard mixed green or Ceasar Salad.  Then I began eating more protein and produce and before I found all that variety had to offer I got stuck in the same salad rut.  Funny enough my husband who is a same meal kind of guy. Like when I met him he would only eat “American” food defined by him as Hamburgers, Spaghetti (Technically not American) and Fried Chicken.  Anyways, he introduced me to adding fruit into my salad. He used to put strawberries, grapes, blackberries, apples and I thought “Eew, how gross” well you know the adage-Don’t knock it till you try it. Well I was pleasantly surprised. Now I am livening my salads up with different types of nuts, cheese, fruits, and dressings...

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Apple Crisp for 1, please

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Yep, It’s that time of year! Apple Picking! It brings back so much nostalgia and memories and a tradition that I happily keep each year with my girls.  It’s been especially fun the last two years apple picking with a curious toddler.  The older girls make it fun too but those little eyes of amazement and little hands stuffing apples in a bag melts this Mama’s heart.

I know everyone has gone Pumpkin crazy but we can’t forget about, good ole American apple pie.  I am a huge fan of both Pumpkin and apple so this recipe actually works for both! It takes 2-5 minutes and you will be in that fall-warmth-comfort-food-bliss in less than 10 minutes and it is so much better for you!

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There are so many to both as a snack!

Apples have many benefits to your diet four benefits:

  1. It’s good for you I...
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Quinoa Pizza

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My two favorite foods are Sushi and Pizza.  I can eat both anytime of day with anyone but since learning of my wheat allergy and lactose intolerance. I try to stay away from all wheat which has made eating pizza hard.  I’ve tried the cauliflower crust but I guess I didn’t wring it out enough (I’ve tried three time) but it takes a lot of time to make Cauliflower crust and it also turn out soggy.  When I discovered this Quinoa Crust recipe I was so excited. After a few tweaks I look forward to Pizza night every week.

This recipe is really easy and it’s only 4 major ingredients. There is no kneading or letting the dough rice and it’s a nice thick crunchy crust to hold everything you want to put on your pizza.

Quinoa is also a great source of iron and has many other benefits.

  • High Conten...
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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 4

Day 4

Today’s prayer is: Give us time in our day to make a healthy lifestyle, a priority.

Sit down and think of your daily priorities. On that list where does your health come in, number 4, 5, prayerfully not 10th on the list. Do you carve out at least 20-30 minutes to be active? Do you have to stop at a fast food restaurant because you didn’t think of how or what you were going to eat until you were famished and your hangry buttons were being pushed? You are worth so much more than that. Sometimes you have to take time out of your day whether its the day before or the day of to think of these things. It doesn’t have to be hours, you don’t have to make a major grocery shopping run and then meal prep for hours to eat healthy...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 3

Day 3

Today’s prayer is: Give me provision for all tools I need to honor our temple.

God will provide

When I first started this weight loss journey we were not in a financially stable place. I didn’t have enough money to go out and buy weights, resistance bands. I was stretching the budget to feed our family of five and then to add some additional health foods seemed daunting. I took my struggles, worries and concerns to prayer. In every area God found a way to provide. We aren’t control of these things we can try to figure out a way but He already has one. All we must do is ask for His provision, His guidance and His lead and He will find a way.

If you don’t have the right equipment ask God in prayer, if you don’t have the “right” food pray to God to help you to acquire the right foo...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 2

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Day 2

Today’s Prayer is: Give me the commitment to pray for my temple, every day.

We have no problem praying for others, but we often overlook ourselves. I feel the reason why we neglect our temple is because we often don’t prioritize ourselves. We don’t want to be considered self-centered, prideful or vain. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Honoring your temple is important for yourself and those who are around you.

In Psalm 63:1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.

We can come to God with any problem, any issue and anything we need. If we don’t come to him, though, we are operating from an empty cup and parched lands...

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Yum, PattyPan

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PattyPan

Have your seen a Patty Pan before?

Have you ever tried Pattypan? It was completely foreign to me until a week ago; I received PattyPan in my Produce Co-Op, and it’s vibrant colors and cute bell-shaped immediately appealed to me. I did my usual Pinterest Research and found some recipes, but when it came down to it, I ended up mixing some things in the kitchen and coming up with a yummy dinner option. Pattypan has a lot of aliases: known as the flying saucer, cymling, scalloped, custard, or sunburst squash. It comes in a variety of colors too such as white, green and yellow. It size ranges in diameter but it typically about the size of your palm. The smaller Pattypans are more tender than, the larger, and its flavor is described as butter or olive oil like flavor...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge

FaithFueled Friday

Challenged Again

Here we are again; it’s been eight months since you made that resolution to lose weight. Or, did you start and you may need a little boost to get yours through the rest of the year? Bring it to God and take it to prayer here is an opportunity to do things differently.

I have been on a weight loss journey for one year now, and I have seen great success.

Prayer has helped me intentionally honor my temple. In September of 2015 and January 2016; I prayed for 30 days to help me with motivation and self-control to make lifestyle changes to help me honor my temple. Here I am one year later still on the same journey, but I found that month of prayer strengthened my bond with the Lord...

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Crab Salad in Avocado

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What is this Carb Cycling thing I have heard about?

Have you ever heard of Carb Cycling? Carb cycling is basically intermittently switching from hi,low, no carbs (and I mean good carbs not pasta, bread etc. more like carrots, brown rice and sweet potatoes). By eating this way it allows your body to burn fat while conserving muscle. All this hard work I can’t afford to lose any muscle. So, say in a week Monday is low carb, Tuesday and Wednesday is No Carb, Thursday is Low Carbs and Friday is High Carbs and again it’s (Carrot, peas, brown rice and sweet potatoes) not a pizza, french fry and burger buffet.  You still have to stay within a certain caloric intake but it’s just the type of calories you are consuming. I am not a fan of diets...

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Overweight Physically & Underweight Spiritually

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First posted 12/2/2015

Embarking on a weight loss journey

God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though He is not far from any one of us, Acts 17:27

Weight loss is a journey. What happens to you when you realized the reason you are overweight physically and underweight spiritually? You do something about it. About 4 months ago, I got fed up with my physical appearance and embarked on a weight loss journey.  The first month was easy mentally. I hired a virtual trainer, I was seeing results and was happy to find something that worked.  Then, the next month came and that beginning puppy love started to wear off.  I had more than being physically overweight to deal with; which is often the case when losing weight...

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