🥦 VEGGIE & EGG PLATE | 🍔 CHICKEN HAVARTI BURGER | 🥣 ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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🥦 VEGGIE & EGG PLATE
▪️ Duck Eggs (local farm / yolk only)
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Delicata Squash
▪️ Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning
▪️ Chef Shamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
▪️ Melissa’s Hollandaise Sauce

SMART COOKER (INSTANT POT) ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals. Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

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🏵️ SMART COOKER (INSTANT POT) WHOLE SQUASH
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker

1c water in inner pot + trivet
Puncture squash all around
High Pressure + Natural Release
(I like it to still be firm so I use the lesser times)
1lb = 8-10min
2lb = 15-20min
3lb = 22-25min
4lb = 28-32min

It will be 🔥 SUPER HOT 🔥 when it comes out… Use a towel or mitts and cut open to cool. Once cool enough to handle, scoop out the seeds with a spoon and enjoy.

* Delicata, Honeynut, Red Kuri and Sweet Dumpling Squash can be enjoyed skin on. They take less time to cook sometimes too.

* Small / young Butternut or Kabocha Squash skin can be eaten but may be tougher.

* Large Squash especially including thick skin varieties like Acorn and Spaghetti Squash are not intended to eat the skins.

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ASPARAGUS
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
3min on High

Good Cooks Microwave Steamer
https://amzn.to/3qcHXHf

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 408 (of daily 1670)
🥐 CARBS – 33g (of daily 125g)

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🍔 CHICKEN HAVARTI BURGER & ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP
▪️IP Italian Wedding Soup (🧊 Freezer Meal)
https://tinyurl.com/y9lo6euu

▪️ Quick Dough Italian Drop Bun*
▪️ 98% Lean Ground Chicken Breast
▪️ Havarti Cheese
▪️ Bib Lettuce
▪️ Roma Tomato
▪️ Yellow Onion
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo
▪️ Whole Grain Mustard

🍞 ITALIAN QUICK DOUGH DROP BISCUIT
🔹 ¼c Self Rising Flour (packed)
To make all purpose flour into self rising – add 1½tsp baking powder + ¼tsp salt per 1c flour…
🔹¼c 0% Greek Yogurt

OPTIONAL EXTRAS*
🔹½tbsp Italian Seasoning
🔹1tbsp Nutritional Yeast
*optional – it does not effect the baking – it is not that kind of yeast – I use it because I am deficient in vitamin B12 among other things

If you add these, you will have to add a little extra yogurt, milk or water…

Season as YOU like 😁…

NO STICKY HANDS PREPARATION
Combine all ingredients in a bowl with a fork or small spatula. Lightly spray your baking sheet or lay down some parchment paper and turn your dough out onto the tray. Using the fork/spatula, shape the dough to the thickness and diameter you want. Top with an egg wash and additional seasoning if you’d like. Bake and enjoy!

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

More information on Nutritional Yeast (Noosh)
https://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/ingredients/article/nutritional-yeast-2

🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣 5/5 🌟
🧮 CALORIES – 924 (of daily 1670)
🥐 CARBS – 59g (of daily 125g)

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Olive Tapenade Hummus
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️@vtsmoke Vermont Smoke and Cure Turkey Pepperoni Stick

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 231 (of daily 1670)
🥐 CARBS – 13g (of daily 125g)

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🗓️ DAILY TOTALS
🧮 CALORIES – 1563 of 1670
🥐 CARBS – 106g of 125g

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOALS
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
🌏 6 MONTH NEW ZEALAND TRIP – MAY 2023

📊 Calorie Command with the Healthi app
🧮 Calorie Target: 1670
🥐 Carbohydrate Target: 125g
(30% – Total, not Net Carbs)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐔 PESTO ALFREDO CHICKEN ON REPEAT | 🍜 PEANUT SESAME NOODLE BOWL

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

JERKY
Prepped Beef and Chicken Jerky to dehydrate

CHICKEN
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Preserved Chili Lime

BEEF
▪️ Eye of Round Steak
▪️ San*J Korean BBQ Sauce
▪️ Low Sodium Soy Sauce
▪️ The Blend (Salt, Pepper, Garlic)

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
DEHYDRATE Function
160° for 5hrs

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🐔 PESTO ALFREDO CHICKEN & SWEET KALE SALAD ON REPEAT
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Newman’s Own Alfredo Sauce
▪️ Genovese Basil Pesto
▪️ Tamarind Sour Soup Mix

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

🥗 SUPERFOOD SIDE SALAD
▪️Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit
▪️Sugar Snap Peas
▪️Carrot
▪️Broccoli
▪️Grape Tomatoes
▪️Baby Pickled Beets
▪️Mini Cucumber
▪️Avocado
▪️Baby Corn
▪️Raspberries
▪️Artichoke Hearts
▪️Goat Cheese Crumbles

🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣 5/5 🌟
🧮 CALORIES – 713 (of daily 1585)
🥐 CARBS – 42g (of daily 119g)
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 14
(earned +2 veggie pt)

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🍜 PEANUT SESAME RICE NOODLE BOWL
▪️ Rice Noodles
▪️ Peanut Butter
▪️ Garlic Tahini
▪️ Toasted Sesame Oil
▪️ Low Sodium Soy Sauce
▪️ Dried Wakame Seaweed
▪️ Pickled Bamboo Shoots
▪️ Baby Bok Choy
▪️ Edamame

🥣🥣🥣 3/5
🧮 CALORIES – 506 (of daily 1585)
🥐 CARBS – 56g (of daily 119g)
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 15
(earned +0 veggie pt)

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Cracked Pepper & Herb Paté
▪️ Cheese & Garlic Flatbread Crisps

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 314 (of daily 1585)
🥐 CARBS – 18g (of daily 119g)
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 12
(earned +0 veggie pt)

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🗓️ DAILY TOTALS
🧮 CALORIES – 1533 of 1585
🥐 CARBS – 117g of 119g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 41 of 19
(earned +2 veggie pts)

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOALS
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
🌏 6 MONTH NEW ZEALAND TRIP – MAY 2023

📊 Calorie Command with the Healthi app
🧮 Calorie Target: 1585
🥐 Carbohydrate Target: 119g
(30% – Total, not Net Carbs)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

🔵 I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I get 19pts/day + 28 Weeklies but since I don’t eat sugar free or most fat free products (food additive intolerances), points based plans don’t usually work well for me. This will be an interesting experiment.

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐔 PESTO ALFREDO CHICKEN | 🌵 FRITO NACHOS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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🐔 PESTO ALFREDO CHICKEN & SWEET KALE SALAD
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Newman’s Own Alfredo Sauce
▪️ Genovese Basil Pesto
▪️ Tamarind Sour Soup Mix

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

🥗 SUPERFOOD SIDE SALAD
▪️Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit
▪️Grape Tomatoes
▪️Baby Pickled Beets
▪️Avocado
▪️Baby Corn
▪️Raspberries
▪️Artichoke Hearts
▪️Goat Cheese Crumbles

🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣 5/5 🌟
🧮 CALORIES – 675 (of daily 1585)
🥐 CARBS – 43g (of daily 119g)
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 14
(earned +1 veggie pt)

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🌵 FRITOS NACHOS
▪️ Fritos Corn Chips
▪️ Chili w Beans
▪️ Mexican Cheese
▪️ Power Greens
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Yellow Onion
▪️ Mushrooms
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Guacamole

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 625 (of daily 1585)
🥐 CARBS – 51g (of daily 119g)
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 15
(earned +1 veggie pt)

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Sml Banana

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 76 (of daily 1585)
🥐 CARBS – 23g (of daily 119g)
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 0
(earned +0 veggie pt)

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🗓️ DAILY TOTALS
🧮 CALORIES – 1376 of 1585
🥐 CARBS – 117g of 119g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 29 of 19
(earned +2 veggie pts)

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOALS
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
🌏 6 MONTH NEW ZEALAND TRIP – MAY 2023

📊 Calorie Command with the Healthi app
🧮 Calorie Target: 1585
🥐 Carbohydrate Target: 119g
(30% – Total, not Net Carbs)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

🔵 I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I get 19pts/day + 28 Weeklies but since I don’t eat sugar free or most fat free products (food additive intolerances), points based plans don’t usually work well for me. This will be an interesting experiment.

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🥦 VEGGIE PLATE | 👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY | 🐹 NIBBLE PLATE | 🐷 MUSTARD PORK & SALAD

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOALS
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
🌏 6 MONTH NEW ZEALAND TRIP – MAY 2023

📊 Calorie Command with the Healthi app
🧮 Calorie Target: 1447
🥐 Carbohydrate Target: 89g (25%)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

🔵 I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I would get 19pts/day + 28 Weeklies but since I don’t eat sugar free or most fat free products (food additive intolerances), points based plans don’t usually work well for me. This will be an interesting experiment.

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👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility.

We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much 😁

Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

Last night I cooked some chicken leg quarters in the Instant Pot and today I made her 3 chicken dishes for the week…

▪️ Coconut Curry Chicken (like Butter Chicken)
▪️ Chicken Alfredo
▪️ Pad Thai Chicken (used the sauce from the Stir Fry Veggie kits that I only use the veggies from)

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🥦 ARTICHOKE, ASPARAGUS & PEA PLATE
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ @chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
▪️ Lemon
▪️ Snow Peas
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Enoki Mushrooms
▪️ @tillamook Cream Cheese
▪️ Del Duca Prosciutto

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals. Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 15min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

ASPARAGUS MUSHROOM BUNDLES
♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
390° for 7min

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 313
🥐 CARBS – 22g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 12
(earned +3 veggie pt)

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🐷 MUSTARD PORK, MOROCCAN COUSCOUS & SALAD
▪️ Pork Loin Chops
▪️ Whole Grain Mustard
▪️ @trevijano Moroccan Couscous
▪️ Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method
~ Rinse Couscous
1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1¼cups liquid.
I like to use a stock but you can just use water.
Cook 6min on High Pressure + Pulse Release

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot

🥗 SUPERFOOD SIDE SALAD
▪️50/50 Lettuce Blend
▪️Carrot
▪️Sugar Snap Peas
▪️Watermelon Radish
▪️English Cucumber
▪️Baby Pickled Beets
▪️Pistachios
▪️Sunflower Kernels
▪️Low Sodium Soy Sauce
▪️Lemon Juice

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 710
🥐 CARBS – 52g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 18
(earned +2 veggie pt)

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🐹 NIBBLE PLATE
▪️ Red Grapes
▪️ Pepper Jack Cheese
▪️ @missionmeats Turkey & Pepper Pork Sticks

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 331
🥐 CARBS – 12g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 12

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🗓️ DAILY TOTALS
🧮 CALORIES – 1354 of 1447
🥐 CARBS – 86g of 89g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 41 of 19
(earned +5 veggie pts)
Within about 100 calories of target, within carb target but more than double on WW points.

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🐔 POMEGRANATE CHICKEN | 🐷 DIJON PORK

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOALS
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
🌏 6 MONTH NEW ZEALAND TRIP – MAY 2023

📊 Calorie Command with the Healthi app
🧮 Calorie Target: 1447
🥐 Carbohydrate Target: 89g (25%)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

🔵 I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I would get 21pts/day but since I don’t eat sugar free or most fat free products (food additive intolerances), points based plans don’t usually work well for me. This will be an interesting experiment.

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🐔 POMEGRANATE CHICKEN & VEGETABLES
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Pomegranate Molasses
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Chef Shamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
▪️ Lemon Juice

GRILLED CHICKEN
🔆 Cooked on
@tfal OptiGrill
Cook on CHICKEN preset

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals. Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 15min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 351
🥐 CARBS – 26g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 8
(earned 1 veggie pt)

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🐷 DIJON PORK, BROCCOLI & PURPLE SWEET POTATO
▪️ Lean Pork Loin
▪️ Dijon Mustard
▪️ Broccoli
▪️ Heavy Cream
▪️ Hoosier Hill Farms White Cheddar Powder
▪️ Purple Sweet Potato
▪️ Tillamook Original Cream Cheese

GRILLED PORK
🔆 Cooked on
@tfal OptiGrill
Cook on CHICKEN preset

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 869
🥐 CARBS – 50g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 26
(earned 1 veggie pt)

I needed to increase my calories and fat totals for the day, so I decided to make a cheese sauce with heavy cream and add cream cheese (normal full fat) with my potatoes. WW is not set up to utilize those things and will ding you very heavily for them.

If you want lower points – change the dairy items to whatever alternative you like and use on your plan.

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🍊 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️Small Mandarin

🥣🥣🥣🥣🥣 5/5
🧮 CALORIES – 31
🥐 CARBS – 9g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 0

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🗓️ DAILY TOTALS
🧮 CALORIES – 1251 of 1447
🥐 CARBS – 85g of 89g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 34 of 21
(earned 2 veggie pts)

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍒 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL | 🐔 CHICKEN, APPLE & HALLOUMI SALAD

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
📊 Calorie Command with the Healthi app
🧮 Calorie Target: 1447
🥐 Carbohydrate Target: 90g (25%)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

🔵 I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I would get 22pts/day but since I don’t eat sugar free or most fat free products (food additive intolerances), points based plans don’t usually work well for me. This will be an interesting experiment.

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🍒 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Greek Gods Honey Greek Yogurt
▪️ Dragonfruit Freeze Dried Food Powder
▪️ Blackberries
▪️ Raspberries

🥣🥣🥣🥣 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 189
🥐 CARBS – 39g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 8

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🐔 SPICED APPLE & CHKN SALAD
▪️ Taylor Farms Spiced Apple Salad Kit
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Baby Corn
▪️ Baby Pickled Beets
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ HB Egg (yolk only)
▪️ Almonds
▪️ Halloumi Cheese

First time trying this salad kit… Swing and a miss… I wouldn’t buy again. It’s not bad, just not for me…

🥣🥣🥣 3/5
🧮 CALORIES – 705
🥐 CARBS – 36g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 17
(earned 3 veggie pts)

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🗓️ DAILY TOTALS
🧮 CALORIES – 894 of 1447
🥐 CARBS – 76g of 90g
🔵 WW PersonalPoints – 25
(earned 3 veggie pts)

I had pretracked dinner but as of 8.30pm, I am not wanting anything else so I’m just going to stop here. This is going to be a work in progress – I’m just coming out of a 2 week period of not feeling well so please bear with me…

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🦐 LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP ALFREDO | 🐔 CHICKEN PARMESAN BAKE

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…
FEBRUARY Calorie Target: 1597

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🦐 LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP ALFREDO w SALAD
▪️ Xlrg Shrimp
▪️ @newmansown Alfredo Sauce
▪️ Black Bean Fettuccine
▪️ Lemon Pepper Seasoning

🥗 SUPERFOOD SIDE SALAD
▪️Artisanal Lettuce
▪️@yourtaylorfarms Sweet Kale Salad Kit
▪️Shredded Carrot
▪️Grape Tomatoes
▪️Baby Pickled Beets
▪️Low Sodium Soy Sauce
▪️Lemon Juice
▪️Greek Yogurt

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 403

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🐔 CHICKEN PARMESAN BAKE w VEG
▪️ Chicken Parmesan Bake [Freezer Meal]
▪️ Sugar Snaps
▪️ Rainbow Carrots
▪️ @kindersflavors The Blend Seasoning
▪️ Homemade Seedy Artisanal Bread
▪️ @chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 705

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🍊 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Homemade Seedy Artisanal Bread
▪️ White Cheddar Poppables (x10)
▪️ Blood Orange

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 207

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]
https://www.healthiapp.com

🐔 GRILLED CHICKEN | 🐠 SMOKED SALMON STACKERS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…
FEBRUARY Calorie Target: 1597

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🐔 GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST, ARTICHOKE & SALAD
▪️ Chicken Breast (6oz)
▪️ @kindersflavors The Blend (Salt, Pepper, Garlic)
▪️ @roland Israeli Couscous
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Meyers Lemon
▪️ @chefshamy Lemon Dill Butter
▪️ @taylorfarms Sweet Kale Salad Kit
▪️ Shredded Carrot
▪️ Grape Tomatoes

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 15min on High Pressure + Natural Release

🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS (Israeli)
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method
~ Rinse Couscous
1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1¼cups liquid.
I like to use a stock but you can just use water.
Cook 7min on High Pressure + Quick Release

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot

♾ Chicken COOKED IN
@tfal OptiGrill – CHICKEN Setting

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 714

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🐠 SMOKED SALMON STACKERS
▪️ Smoked Salmon
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Heirloom Tomato
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️ Rice Crackers
▪️ Sugar Snaps
▪️ @kindersflavors The Blend Seasoning
▪️ Homemade English Muffin Seedy Loaf
▪️ @chefshamy Lemon Dill Butter

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 751

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🍊 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Blood Orange
▪️ White Cheddar Poppables (x10)

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 121

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]
https://www.healthiapp.com

🍞 ARTISAN SEED LOAF |🐔 CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS |🐔 CHICKEN WINGS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

❤️🍞 SECOND TRIAL with No Knead, Super Quick, DANGEROUSLY TASTY, Artisan Bread 🍞❤️
Here is the original OMG GOOD loaf.
https://tinyurl.com/yc9s7b9q

I didn’t think it could get better. I WAS WRONG! This is near perfection! I wanted a strong Sourdough flavor – so I found a bunch of recipes and played around with things… And dang the result is magnificent. Now that I know what I am doing a bit more – I’ll do an updated video with my refined measurements next time…

I started with the same basic English Muffin Bread Loaf I made last time… I don’t have a Sourdough starter… I’ve managed to kill 2… I think, like cactus, I overloved them… 🤣

So I did some experimenting with Greek Yogurt and Apple Cider Vinegar and added Caraway and Black Cumin Seeds (lower in oxalates than normal Cumin seeds by quite a bit). I made 2 loaves – one in a normal loaf pan and the other I tried out my baby Dutch Oven.

I need to play with the Dutch Oven some but ya’ll….. YA’LL….. this bread is the BOMB 💣 I got 18 thick slices at 86/cal a slice with no artifical ingredients. Put it in the freezer… If you don’t, you WILL just eat it… 🤣

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🥣 IP CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS w TUNA SALAD CUPS
▪️ IP Chicken & Dumplings – [Freezer Meal]
▪️ Chunk Light Tuna
▪️ Sour Cream
▪️ Horseradish Mustard
▪️ Dill Pickle
▪️ Pickled Red Onion
▪️ Dill

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 618

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🐔 LEMON PARMESAN CHICKEN WINGS & VEG
▪️ Chicken Wings/Drumettes
▪️ Onion Powder / Garlic Powder / Umami Powder
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Cornmeal
▪️ Grated Parmesan
▪️ Russet Potatoes
▪️ 2% Milk
▪️ Carrot/Broccoli/Sugar Snap/Brussel Sprout
▪️ Steakhouse Butter (@chefshamy)
▪️ Homemade Artisan Seed Bread (above)

♨️ COOKED IN
@hauswirtusa 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 25min

[Air Fryer]
https://airfryingfoodie.com/air-fryer-chicken-wings

[Oven]
https://www.evolvingtable.com/parmesan-garlic-baked-chicken-wings

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 780

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RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Banana
▪️ Apple Juice

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 163

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]

🐗 SAUSAGE BREAKFAST |🍈 TOGARASHI SUGAR SNAPS | 🐔 CHICKEN PARMESAN BAKE

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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🐗 SAUSAGE BREAKFAST
▪️ Cajun Style Andouille Sausages (@aidellssausage)
💥 They have a little kick to them! 💥
▪️ Yukon Gold Potato
▪️ Spring Onion
▪️ Green Enchilada Sauce (@sietefoods)
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese (@goodculture)
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

🥯 HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING
You can adjust as you like to suit your tastes. If you want a sodium free version, leave out the salt. I buy the ingredients from my international market or bulk bins and can make 2 huge containers for far less than one bottle of Trader Joe’s or similar.

▪️ Black Sesame Seeds
▪️ White Sesame Seeds
▪️ Poppyseed
▪️ Minced Dried Garlic
▪️ Minced Dried Onion
▪️ Kosher, Pink Himalayan or Coarse Sea Salt

Original quantities can be found here:
https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/everything-bagel-seasoning

I often will add things like Caraway or Cumin Seeds or if I am down to a little seasoning in the bottom of a bottle – I’ll add that in. My current favorite combination is to add a container of Kroger’s new Private Selection 5 Salt / 5 Pepper Seasoning – I used to use McCormick’s Roasted Garlic and Herb but they changed the formula and it now contains “Natural Flavors” so I don’t use it any more.

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 584


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🍈 TOGARASHI SOY SUGAR SNAPS
▪️ Sugar Snap Peas
▪️ Tamari Soy Sauce
▪️ Togarashi Spice Blend

TOGARASHI – JAPANESE 9 SPICE
▪️ New Mexico Chili Powder
▪️ Orange Peel
▪️ Black Pepper
▪️ White/Black Sesame Seeds
▪️ Szechuan Peppercorns
▪️ Kosher Salt
▪️ Nori (seaweed) Flakes
▪️ Lemon
▪️ Tamari Soy
Very nice! A little heat but very flavorful!

Togarashi Seasoning
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3qeGMKj

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 83

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🐔 CHICKEN PARMESAN BAKE
[Freezer Meal]
https://tinyurl.com/y8sz7z6h

▪️ Frozen Soup Mix Vegetables
[Carrots, Potatoes, Corn, Green Beans, Green Peas, Baby Lima Beans, Okra, Celery, Onions]
▪️ Ancient Grains & Seed Bread (@simpletruth4u)
▪️ Steakhouse Butter (@chefshamy)

🍏 RANDOM BITS
▪️ Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Bar

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 888

Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]

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🌀 INSTANT POT LEMON & HERB POULTRY BONE BROTH

Time for another pot of Bone Broth. I have been saving my poultry bones and I had enough bits today to make another pot…

Here are all the details of both the normal chicken bone broth and a herby / anti inflammatory one I wrote earlier…
https://tinyurl.com/yx2vw8tv

This is a lovely recipe I took inspiration from for today’s batch – I’m just going something similar on a larger scale:
https://minimalistbaker.com/nourishing-bone-broth-tonic-5-minutes

▪️10 cups water
▪️Random Collection of Poultry Bones
▪️Garlic
▪️Rosemary
▪️Thyme
▪️Sage
▪️Homemade Chicken Bouillon Powder
▪️Nutritional Yeast (*optional)
▪️Tumeric (*optional)
▪️Lemon Juice (added after cooking)

This is so easy and so flavorful. I have included similar recipes for the Stovetop and Slow Cooker you can adapt to your own tastes… Don’t be afraid to experiment and decide what YOU like!

[Instant Pot Version]
https://natashaskitchen.com/chicken-stock-chicken-bone-broth
[Slow Cooker Version]
https://www.platingsandpairings.com/slow-cooker-bone-broth
[Stovetop Version]
https://lovecheflaura.com/wprm_print/2321

🌀 Cooked in
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Cook 2hr on High Pressure + Natural Release or
3hr on Low Pressure + Natural Release for a thicker, richer stock base.

Once it releases, let it cool, strain out the solids and refrigerate the broth to solidify the fat cap (usually overnight).

Skim any fat cap, strain again, add lemon juice and store.
Refrigerate up to 7-10 days
Freeze up to 6 months

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 27/cup

🍲 MUSHROOM POLENTA | 🐔 CHICKEN PARMESAN | 🌮 TROPICAL FISH TACOS

🍲 MUSHROOM POLENTA BOWL
▪️ Yellow Cornmeal (@arrowheadmills)
▪️ Homemade Chicken Bone Broth
▪️ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter (@chefshamy)
▪️ Half n Half
▪️ Mushrooms
▪️ Tamari Soy Sauce (@kikkomanusa)
▪️ Cornstarch
▪️ Prosciutto
▪️ Green Onions

🌀 INSTANT POT POLENTA
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot in Pot (prevent Burn notice)
1:4 ratio – 1 cup dry cornmeal + 4 cups liquid.
I like to use a stock but you can just use water.
15min High Pressure + Natural Release

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot

No burning, no sticking, no stirring, no boiling over!

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 290

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🐔 QUICK CHICKEN PARMESAN
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Organic Pizza Sauce (@muirglen)
▪️ Grated Parmesan Cheese (@simpletruth4u)
▪️ Black Bean & Sesame Fettuccine (@explorecuisine)
▪️ Broccoli / Carrots
▪️ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter (@chefshamy)

♨️ Cooked in
@hauswirtkitchen 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 12min (6oz breast)

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 535

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🐠 TROPICAL FISH TACOS
▪️ Taco Shells (@sietefoods)
▪️ Barramundi
▪️ Mexican Fiesta Seasoning
▪️ Greek Yogurt (@dannon)
▪️ Valentina Hot Sauce
▪️ Pineapple
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Purple Cabbage
▪️ Savoy Cabbage
▪️ Carrots
▪️ Mayo
▪️ Apple Cider Vinegar
▪️ Cane Sugar
▪️ Salt/Pepper

🥗 SUPERFOOD SIDE SALAD
▪️50/50 Lettuce
▪️English Cucumber
▪️Grape Tomatoes
▪️Baby Corn
▪️Carrot
▪️Purple Daikon Radish
▪️Baby Pickled Beets
▪️Clover & Broccoli Sprouts (@wild_about_sprouts)
▪️Homemade Salad Topper Mix
▪️Tamari Soy Sauce (@kikkomanusa)
▪️Lemon Juice

♨️ Cooked in
@hauswirtkitchen 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 10min

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 647

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🍫 RANDOM BITS
▪️ Mini Snickers Bar

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 80

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🫐 FRUIT YOGURT BOWL | 🌵 FRITOS NACHOS | 🐔 MUSHROOM CHICKEN

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]

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I’m still feeling a bit rough so I’m going to try to keep it pretty simple today.

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🫐 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️Blueberry Yogurt (@noosayoghurt)
▪️Blue Majik Blue Spirulina Caps (as food colorant)
▪️Blackberries
▪️Blueberries
▪️Raspberries
▪️Kiwifruit
▪️Omega 3 Trail Mix

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 396

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🌮 FRITO® NACHOS
▪️ Fritos Corn Chips
▪️ Mushrooms
▪️ Organic Refried Pinto Beans (@simpletruth4u)
▪️ White Cheddar Powder (@hoosierhill_farm)
▪️ Taco Seasoning (@sietefoods)
▪️ 50/50 Lettuce Blend
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Red Onion
▪️ Mini Bell Pepper
▪️ 2% Greek Yogurt (@dannon)
▪️ Guacamole (@cabofreshguacamole)

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 541

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🐔 MUSHROOM CHICKEN, ARTICHOKE & VEG
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Mushrooms
▪️ Homemade Chicken Gravy
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon
▪️ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter (@chefshamy)
▪️ Broccoli, Carrot & Cauliflower

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals. Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 15min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 435

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🍱 RANDOM EXTRAS
I was having a hungry day (Shark Week) – I ended up having random bits…

▪️ IP Chicken Noodle Soup [Freezer Meal]
▪️ Uncured Ham

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 296

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍱 MEDITERRANEAN BREAKFAST PLATE | 🐑 LAMB CHOP w SALAD |🥣 CHKN NOODLE SOUP

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Doing Calorie Command with the Healthi app]

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🍱 MEDITERRANEAN BREAKFAST PLATE
▪️Duck Egg Yolk
▪️Uncured Ham
▪️Israeli Couscous
▪️2% Cottage Cheese
▪️Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Bread
▪️Guacamole
▪️Grape Tomatoes
▪️Purple Daikon Radish

🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS (Israeli)
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method
1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1¼cups liquid.
I like to use a stock but you can just use water.
Cook 7min on High Pressure + Pulse Release

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot

✳️ Chef IQ 6Q Smart Cooker ✳️
https://amzn.to/3jp1pk4 (affiliate link)

https://therecipepot.com/instant-pot-israeli-couscous

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 542

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🐑 LAMB SHOULDER CHOP w SALAD
▪️Lamb Shoulder Chop

[Marinade – 1hr]
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/pan-grilled-lamb-shoulder-chops-recipe-3361507

Horseradish Mustard
Lime Juice/Pulp
Fresh Sage
Garlic
Olive Oil
Garlic Salt / Pepper

🥩 Cooked on
Tfal OptiGrill – RED MEAT Preset
Medium

Don’t know how to point bone-in meat? Weigh before (10oz) – weigh the bones (in this case 3oz) – track the difference (7oz)

🥗 SUPERFOOD SIDE SALAD
▪️50/50 Lettuce
▪️English Cucumber
▪️Grape Tomatoes
▪️Baby Corn
▪️Carrot
▪️Purple Daikon Radish
▪️Baby Pickled Beets
▪️Tamari Soy Sauce
▪️Lemon Juice

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 622

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🥣 INSTANT POT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Inspired by
https://damndelicious.net/2018/02/15/instant-pot-chicken-noodle-soup

Feeling a little rough around the edges so this quick, easy soup was just the right fix…

▪️Chicken Breast (canned)
▪️Carrot
▪️Celery
▪️Garlic
▪️Italian Seasoning
▪️Homemade Lemon & Herb Poultry Bone Broth
▪️Homemade Chicken Bouillon
▪️Whole Wheat Egg Noodles
▪️Lemon Juice

I cooked for 3min under Pressure and Pulse Release which was perfect – but I forgot not to put the pasta in if I was going to freeze… Ooops!

▪️Simply Salt Rice Crackers (Good Thins)

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 453

▪️🚫 Orange Milk Chocolate (Ovation) 🚫

A friend stopped by to check on me and brought this chocolate. She said she checked and it specifically said “All Natural – no artificial flavors or colors” – so we shared part of it. About 10min later, my feet and hands were burning and my throat was scratchy. Classic reaction… Looked them up online…

“Natural Flavors” twice on the label… Which are anything but natural and I react to… She was so disappointed! I should have checked… Not her fault… Bless her heart 💞 she tried!

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍒 FRUIT YOGURT BOWL / 🍞 TOMATO TOAST / 🐔 BUTTER CHICKEN

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS

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👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility. We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much 😁 Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

I hadn’t been able to get down to Sandy until today but I was still cooking for her and putting things together… She is very well stocked now!

🧊 FREEZER MEALS 🧊
2x Beef Red Wine Stew
2x Chicken Parmesan Bake
2x Southwest Chili
2x White Chicken Chili
2x Broccoli Cheese Soup
2x Cheese Tortellini Soup
2x Pesto Stuffed Shells
2x Shepherds Pie
1x Italian Wedding Soup

I reorganized her freezer and labeled these left from my last freezer round – a bit of freezer Tetris later and she is all set for months.

2x Chicken & Dumplings
2x Butternut Squash Soup
2x Potato Leek Soup
1x Pork Stroganoff

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🍞 ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAD LOAF
All the crispy, crunchy goodness of a well done English Muffin, full of butter hugging nooks and crannies – but in loaf form – what Magick is that??

I saw this recipe from Restless Chipotle come across my Facebook and I thought – hmmmm, even I, the non baker, should be able to do that. Let’s give it a try shall we? #experimentsineating

Here is the recipe

https://www.restlesschipotle.com/english-muffin-bread



Here is my #experimentsineating video

I thought for sure I had royally screwed it up somewhere – I have made 1 other bread in my life – I don’t bake cakes or cookies – I’m just not a baker…

But this was so good – like dangerously good. I had 2 pieces for lunch and another 2 with dinner. I’m going to have 2 with my Pub Style Split Pea Soup tomorrow. It’s just that good! Even if I did mess it up…

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🥝 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Banana
▪️ Kiwifruit
▪️ Pomegranate
▪️@noosayogurt Tart Cherry Yogurt

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 419

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🍞 TOMATO ON TOAST
▪️ Homemade English Muffin Bread
▪️@goodculture 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
▪️ Roma Tomato
▪️ Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

💛💛💛💛💛 5/5
🍎 CALORIES – 246

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🐔 BUTTER CHICKEN on BLACK RICE
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️@asianhomegourmet Butter Chicken Paste
▪️ Homemade Instant Pot Marinara
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️@lundberg Black Rice
▪️ Homemade English Muffin Bread Loaf
▪️@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

🥗 SIDE SALAD
▪️Buttercrunch Lettuce
▪️English Cucumber
▪️Grape Tomatoes
▪️Pickled Red Onion
▪️Mini Bell Pepper
▪️Purple Daikon Radish
▪️Chickpeas
▪️Pea Shoots
▪️Lemon Juice

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 795

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🥬 You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

🔹Fruit, veg, meat, dairy, dry pantry goods…
🔹Choose everything in your box – no more randomly sent produce
🔹No surprise shipments / No minimum frequency – only order when you want
🔹$30 minimum order

Get $15 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

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💉 If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:
https://tinyurl.com/2p87yuw8

🐔 CHICKEN MEATBALL PASTA / 🐔 CHICKEN MEATBALL LETTUCE CUPS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO ADDED FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS

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🧆 ITALIAN CHICKEN MEATBALLS & BALSAMIC VEG
@aidellssausage Italian Chicken Meatballs
@krogerco Marinara Sauce
@barilla Chickpea Casarecce Pasta
Curly Green Kale / Grape Tomatoes / Bella Mushrooms / Spring Onion
Balsamic Vinegar
@belgioioso Burrata Cheese

These meatballs are one of my favorites!
https://www.aidells.com/products/meatballs

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 718

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🧊 FREEZER MEALS 🧊
Beef Burgandy Stew
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/2022/01/04/%f0%9f%a5%a3-beef-burgandy-stew

Chicken Parmesan Bake
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/2022/01/04/%f0%9f%90%94-chicken-parmesan-bake

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🧆 ITALIAN CHICKEN MEATBALL LETTUCE CUPS
@aidellssausage Italian Chicken Meatballs
@krogerco Stir Fry Veggies
I cut some of the carrots & purple cabbage up and used with the finer cut veggies to make a simple slaw and then pulled out some broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, cabbage and snow peas to have as a side.
0% Greek Yogurt
Dijon Mustard
Lemon Juice
Romaine Lettuce
Purple Sweet Potato
@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

💛💛💛💛💛 5/5
🍎 CALORIES – 650

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🥬 You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

———————

💉 If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

🐔 CHICKEN PARMESAN BAKE

🧊 Freezer Meal Prep 🧊 – 6 servings
https://thrivinghomeblog.com/chicken-parmesan-casserole-recipe-an-easy-freezer-meal

This was a super easy meal to put together. Sandy wants some so I cooked the large tray for me – divided into 4 servings and the round pan for her.

Chicken Breast
Bella Mushrooms (optional)
Olive Oil / Italian Seasoning / Dried Basil

Marinara Sauce – I used Kroger jarred sauce this time but here are some recipes to make your own

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/263334/basic-marinara-for-the-instant-pot

https://amindfullmom.com/instant-pot-spaghetti-sauce

@belgioioso Fresh Mozzarella
@kikkomanusa Panko Japanese Breadcrumbs
@pvt_selection Asiago Cheese
Fresh Basil

Layer chicken/mushroom mix, sauce, mozzarella, seasoned breadcrumbs and bake or air fry at 375° for 35min.

When that was cooled, I divided and put into a tray and then vacuum sealed (Food Saver) and labeled.

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 343

🐟 TUNA SALAD SANDWICH / 🐔 INSTANT POT WHITE CHICKEN CHILI / 🫐 FRUIT YOGURT BOWL

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO ADDED FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS

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🐟 TUNA SALAD SANDWICH
Leftover from yesterday’s dinner I didn’t eat.

Chunk Light Tuna
Organic Mayonnaise
Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
Celery / Capers / Fresh Dill
Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning
https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/everything-bagel-seasoning

Kroger Whipped 2% Cottage Cheese
English Cucumber
Roma Tomato
Homemade Pickled Red Onion
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/quick-pickled-red-onions
@foodforlifebaking Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Bread

💥 PRODUCT NOTE: Would not buy that cottage cheese again. Great label – texture was okay (like ricotta) but not a good taste to me….

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 576

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🍖 PREP – DRY RANCH SEASONING MIX
Most Ranch dry packets are loaded with more chemicals than actual ingredients…its kinda scary actually.

I have tried numerous recipes before and never really found one that I liked or I felt tasted like Hidden Valley Ranch. So I decided to look up the ingredients in a HVR pack and see if I could adapt one of the common recipes online or combine a couple to give me something close.

This is what I have come up with. I will say that it may be a little strong for some people but because autoimmune issues have killed my taste buds to a certain degree I tend to prefer stronger seasonings.

This is the ingredients of the HVR No MSG packet – first ingredient – Salt and then further down is Sugar which I’ve never seen in the recipes I was trying before. Most recipes add a tiny amount of salt – ¼tsp maybe and no sugar which is healthier but makes a big difference in taste I think. The other varieties don’t have sugar but do have MSG… just a hot mess no matter how you look at it.

This is the recipe I adapted…
https://www.thecookierookie.com/homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix-copycat-hidden-valley-ranch/

What I am trying:
½c Buttermilk Powder
3tbsp Dried Parsley
1tbsp Onion Powder
1tbsp Garlic Powder
1tbsp Minced Onion
½tbsp Dill
½tbsp Dried Chives
2tsp Salt
2tsp Sugar
½tsp Pepper
Made 18tbsp at 20 calories / ea

Most recipes call for some combination of milk, mayo, sour cream and/or yogurt to make into a dressing.

RESULTS
I experimented with several variations and it is just a 🚫 HARD PASS 🚫 all the way around.  It tastes nothing like HVR.  It will be a good general flavor dry mix but definitely not something to eat as a dressing – blech!

You try it out according to the actual recipe… Maybe it is just my tastebud issues! 👅

🍎 CALORIES – 18 cal/tbsp

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🌀INSTANT POT WHITE CHICKEN CHILI
🧊 Freezer Meal Prep 🧊 – 4 servings

Chicken Breast
Homemade Chicken Bone Broth
https://natashaskitchen.com/chicken-stock-chicken-bone-broth

Great Northern Beans (cooked from dry)
Corn / Mushrooms
@rioluna Diced Green Chilies
Cumin / Garlic Powder / Chili Powder / Sea Salt / White Pepper
@phillycreamcheese ⅓ Less Fat Cream Cheese
@krogerco 0% Greek Yogurt
Avocado / Red Mini Bell Pepper
@fritos Corn Chips

[Instant Pot Version] https://ifoodreal.com/instant-pot-white-chicken-chili

[Slow Cooker Version]
https://damndelicious.net/2019/04/27/slow-cooker-white-chicken-chili

[Stovetop Version]
https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/creamy-white-chicken-chili

I am freezing it minus the dairy and toppings. I discovered I am not a fan of dairy reheated like that as it tends to change texture when frozen. When I reheat, I will add the cream cheese / yogurt, lime juice, avocado, peppers and chips.

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 506

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🫐 FRUIT YOGURT BOWL
@greekgodsyogurt Honey Yogurt
Pineapple
Kiwifruit
Blackberries
Blueberries
Raspberries

Only ate ½ of shown…

💛💛💛💛💛 5/5
🍎 CALORIES – 187

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❄️ We got the snow!

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🥬 You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

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💉 If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

🍒 FRUIT / YOGURT BOWL (x2) / 🐔 INSTANT POT CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO ADDED FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS

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🫐 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
@greekgodsyogurt Honey Yogurt
@pomwonderful Pomegranate Juice
Almonds
Blueberries
Blackberries
Raspberries

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 334

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🐔 INSTANT POT CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS
@perduechicken Whole Young Chicken (meal prepped)
https://natashaskitchen.com/instant-pot-whole-chicken
Carrot / Onion / Celery
White Egg Baby Turnips
Thyme/ Garlic
Green Peas
@imagine soups Organic Vegetable Broth
@bobsredmill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
@krogerco 0% Greek Yogurt
Baking Powder / Salt / Italian Seasoning
Cornstarch
@krogerco Half n Half

I made enough to create freezer meals (x3) and have 1 serving for lunch. I like this meal but last time I put the Half n Half in before freezing, and I am not a fan of freezing most dairy like milk, creams or yogurts – it changes texture and ewwwwww. So this time I am leaving the Half n Half out until I actually eat it – I think this will work well!

🔹INSTANT POT RECIPES
https://flavormosaic.com/instant-pot-chicken-and-dumplings
https://kristineskitchenblog.com/instant-pot-chicken-and-dumplings

🔹STOVETOP RECIPES
https://momsdinner.net/chicken-and-dumplings
https://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/11/chicken-and-dumplings-in-30-minutes-2.html

🔹CROCKPOT RECIPE
https://theskinnyishdish.com/crockpot-chicken-and-dumplings

@foodforlifebaking Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Bread
@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
Avocado
Lemon Juice
Cracked Pepper

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 741

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🍒 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
@greekgodsyogurt Honey Yogurt
Pineapple
Pomegranate
Hazelnuts
Pistachios

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 417

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📉 Jan 2022 Weigh In: 251.2 (-6.2)
📉 Next Weigh In: 02.01.22

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🥬 You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

———————

💉 If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

🌀 INSTANT POT CHICKEN BONE BROTH

Many recipes call for chicken or vegetable stock but you might be surprised at the ingredients in many of the canned or boxed products – even organic certified.

Stock’s on!

I decided to cook a whole chicken in my Instant Pot and break down its use in several ways. You can roast it in the oven, cook it in a slow cooker or use a roaster. The great thing about using a pressure cooker like Instant Pot is that you can cook a whole 5lb chicken, from frozen in under 2 hours. Thawed time is only 6min per pound. Don’t forget to remove the giblet bag if there is one. I use those pieces with the bones to flavor the stock I make next.

This is a great guide to get you started.
https://natashaskitchen.com/instant-pot-whole-chicken

Photo from Natasha’s Kitchen

Once it’s cooked and cooled – strip the meat off. It should just fall apart easily…

🔹 I cook for an elderly neighbor several days a week and she likes my Indian Butter Chicken so I will use some for that.

🔹 I am going to shred it and make some chicken salad and save some for meals later in the week.

🔹 Once all the chicken was off the carcass – I put the bones back in the pot, added more water, carrots, onion, celery, garlic and fresh herbs and set it to 2hrs cook time. That’s going now.

You can also do this on the stove, in a slow Cooker or in the Instant Pot (or similar). Since you are going to strain out all of the solids (bones, herbs, veggies) you don’t need to be precise cutting them up.

Here is a great resource for that –
https://natashaskitchen.com/chicken-stock-chicken-bone-broth

Photo from Natasha’s Kitchen
Removed all the solids (ate the carrots)

But what if you want a plant based option – don’t worry – I got you covered there too…

🌿 INSTANT POT ANTI-INFLAMMATORY / IMMUNE BOOSTING HERB STOCK
💥 TOP TIP (Optional)
Add the water to your Instant Pot and set to Saute while you are preparing everything else. This starts bringing the water to temperature before you put the lid on, shortening the time needed to come to pressure.

Season as YOU like – this is what I use…

🔹10 cups Water
🔹1/2 cup Soy Sauce or Liquid Aminos (*optional)
🔹Rosemary
🔹Thyme
🔹Sage
🔹Parsley
🔹Oregano
🔹2tbsp Ground Coriander
🔹2tbsp Ground Tumeric
🔹1tbsp Whole Cumin Seeds
🔹1/2tbsp Pink Himalayan Salt
🔹Black Peppercorns
🔹5 Cloves Garlic
🔹2 Knobs Ginger
🔹2 Sml Jalapeño*

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
🔸Carrot
🔸Onion
🔸Celery

*If you want a spicy stock – add the chopped Jalapeño, seeds and all. You could also add Red Pepper Flakes, but I don’t like them personally.

Add everything to the pot, stir and set to High Pressure 45 min + Natural Release 15 min. This gives the flavor time to develop. Open, cool to room temperature, strain and store.
I freeze in 1 cup servings and keep a bottle in the fridge.

If you find it too strong, strain – keeping all the solids, add more water and make another batch. Combine batches and see if that works better for you.

You could do this on the stove top as well – low simmer for 25-45min for a mild flavor, 45-60 for a denser flavor. Cooking longer can cause it to begin to bitter, so keep on eye on the flavor and remove from the heat when it tastes right to you. It will intensify some after cooling.

Use anywhere it calls for water or stock, for cooking grains or pasta, as a soup base or even drink like a tea. Great for when you’re sick!

Here’s a nice recipe for that:
https://omnomally.com/2015/10/04/immune-boosting-garden-herb-stock

Photo from Om Nom Ally

Let me know if you try it or have a favorite recipe to add! #recipe