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Mango Thai Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

mango thai chicken salad

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

Meal Time Monday [Autosaved]

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

Meal Time Monday [Autosaved]

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 16

Today’s Prayer: Help us not to compare ourselves to others. 

It is very clear in the Bible that we should not be comparing ourselves to others but to be focused on Christ.  Paul clearly questions and states to the Galatians,

Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

 I have a tendency to do this with everything. I like to think its the competitive nature in me but it is my own insecurities. We should be focused on our journey and the direction that we are going and fixing our eyes on Christ. That comparison isn’t an option because we are focused on our won goal.  I hate rubber necking when your driving...
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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 13

Day 13

Today’s Prayer: Help me to have only an appetite and love for the food God prefers me to eat.

Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

We all have our vices, weakness when it comes to food and the food that we (Americans’) have to eat has been tainted from its origins as God created and intended it to be. It is to provide us nourishment and fuel our body so that it may function at optimal performance. This is no longer the case, and some of the things that we consume can be abusive to our bodies or cause it not to function well. In today’s prayer, let us turn to God to guide us on what we should and shouldn’t eat...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 12

Day 12

Today’s Prayer: Give me healthy alternatives to deal with stress.

I have come a long way in my stress management. I have quit smoking, nail biting, obsessive compulsive cleaning and now my newest addiction sugar. I have overcome the battle of the “Sugar Demon” which is just as hard as any other addiction. Not sure if you know that the addiction to sugar addiction can be as addictive as cocaine. An actual chemical addiction anything in excess is harmful to our temple our body that you have to detox.

Stress also cause hormonal changes and imbalances that cause adverse effects on our body. There has to be a better way to deal than putting things in our bodies to harm it or doing things that we shouldn’t. We always have God, the conqueror of the impossible and the healers of all...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 10

Day 10

Today’s Prayer: Help us to overcome obstacles to get healthy.

Sometimes we have physical obstacles; sometimes they could be emotional and others they are self-made keeping us from honoring our temple; whether it is through nutrition or physical activity. We always have a God that is greater and can do the impossible. (Although sometimes it’s not the impossible that is the problem.)

I know that I have hit road blocks in lots of different areas business, personal, financial but to me, the most frustrating can be to health and weight loss. Plateaus, stagnant, it’s hard to deal. You have been doing something has worked and then screech a stand still halt. This has been the last two months for me...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 9

Day 9

Today’s Prayer: Help me to focus on my inward heart.

Is it me or are you easily distracted by the shiny objects? Or can you tell other people what they need to work on but when it comes to yourself you are lost searching? Today’s prayer is my prayer often; I need to God’s guidance on my inward heart. I need Him to help me not focus on what is around me because I am using it to distract me from what’s going on. Then I realized by avoiding what is going on with me I am avoiding what God is telling me or guiding me to.

1 Peter 3:4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

When you are focused on weight loss, you typically focus on the outside...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 8

Day 8

Today’s Prayer: Help me to give myself permission to rest without guilt.

Mark 6:31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 

It seems silly that you need to pray to give yourself permission. Mom’s and women are nurturing creatures, often going without for other. Never taking the time to put them first and make themselves a priority. We can go on very few hours of sleep, being the mother of a newborn will be our first experiences of and test of our will. The problem is the sleep and rest are vital to us functioning properly. Overexerting yourself does not benefit anyone in the long run.

Even in the creation of the world, God rested. There have been studies showing ...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 7

 Day 7

Today’s Prayer: Help me to focus on today and not the end results.

When I started this weight loss journey I had a goal in mind. A size, a look, a feeling, I had a destination to where I wanted to be. As I took each step towards that destination some days I felt like, “Yes, I will get there,” and then others I thought, “Oh no, it is way to far, I will never get there or it’s going to take me forever to get there.” That is not for us to worry about.

Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

We need to be present here and now. Giving all of our energy and focus on today...

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