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Shiritaki Noodles: Perfect For Your Lifestyle

Shiritaki Noodles aren’t anything new. They’ve been around for a long time but have been gaining in popularity over the last year or so as we are striving for cleaner diets and low / no carb solutions.

These low-calorie, gluten-free noodles with zero net carbs are made out of water-soluble fiber made from the Konjac plant.

Not only are they yummy, but the pre-biotic properties of the Konjac plant are vital when it comes to gut health and well-being. Hey yogurt lovers, you now have a replacement for your beloved pro-biotic delivery system!

I’ve been telling my clients and people who ask me for a few years that Shiritaki noodles are an excellent alternative to pasta based solely on the macros but I had never tried them myself.

Shiritaki Noodles – First Impression

So, I took to Facebook Live to do a first impressions taste test of these little wonders. You can watch that here:

 
In short, I like them. Earthy smell? Yes, if the earthy you are referring to is near a dairy farm or sewage treatment plant. Gah… not good.

Price per serving is not what I would call budget or family friendly but they are an excellent alternative to pasta. I am still trying to put my finger on the exact texture. They aren’t soft like pasta and they aren’t crunchy like fried noodles… they are somewhere in between.

Shiritaki Noodles are great for so many lifestyle choices whether you’re vegan, paleo, keto or just trying to lower your processed carb intake.

Shiritaki Noodle – Recipe

You must, must, must, must rinse the noodles. I don’t care how you are going to prep them for your recipes, but you must rinse them first.

There are a few different ways to prep your noodles. My choice was to rinse them in warm to hot water and then towel dry them.

Once they are dry, put your noodles in a non-stick pan without oil. Seriously, no oil, no butter, just as is into the pan which will further dry them out.

Use tongs to keep the noodles moving around which will also prevent them from clumping together. (I used chopsticks.)

That’s it. They really are super simple to make and you can eat them on their own but no one likes boring so let’s hit them with a bus coming from flavor town!

Dr Carrie’s Teriyaki Marinade

1/2 cup coconut or liquid aminos or reduced sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup of oil (avocado, olive)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1-2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup chopped green onions(if you have them-you can leave it out)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional

Mix all the ingredients together and allow them to combine for a couple of hours or combine and pour on your noodles for the last few minutes of cooking.

If you use this marinade for meat, let your meat sit in it for a few hours. You can thank me later.

When you make these, let me know what you thought. I would love to hear your experience with Shiritaki Noodles and your recipes!


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Paleo Diet: The Best Foods For Your Paleo Diet

The paleo diet is based roughly on what our ancestors were probably eating during the Paleolithic era (around 2 ½ million years ago). Did I ever mention that science is wrong from time to time?

The diet is extremely healthy and wholesome if you follow it. Thousands of people all over the world rave about the health benefits and great results they get from it

Like any diet, it is not the end all and be all, no diet ever is, but it’s a great life style to adopt.

The diet itself is pretty easy to understand. You have a list of foods that you can eat and a list of foods that you should not eat. Pretty much like any diet.

It’s very basic and anybody can understand it. Unlike other diets which use nutrient timings, food combinations, detoxes, lemonade, etc. the paleo diet is straightforward.

However, it is not an easy diet to follow.

Paleo Diet: There Is A Challenge

The biggest complaint about it is the initial challenge people go through. You’ll have cravings that will be gnawing at you constantly. Those cravings are the exact same cravings you would go through if you were a drug addict that quits your drug of choice.

It’s just like that because it’s exactly what you’re doing… you’re going to be coming off a drug addiction. In this case, the drug is sugar.

Once you get past letting go of your sugar cravings, it will be smooth sailing.

So what are the best paleo foods?

The paleo foods you eat are nutrient dense and natural. In the purest forms of the paleo diet you eat organic produce and grass-fed meats. Even eggs should be free range.

If you can do that, fantastic! However that would be a little on the expensive side. So, if you can’t afford organic vegetables and grass-fed meats, then by all means get the normal produce and meats.

Just stick to the food list recommended below.

There are many types of foods you can eat while on the paleo diet.

Paleo Diet: The Foods

Meats
Poultry, Bacon, Pork, Ground Beef, Grass Fed Beef, Chicken Thigh, Chicken Leg, Chicken Wings, Turkey, Chicken Breast, Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops, Steak, Veal, Lamb rack, Shrimp, Lobster, Clams, Salmon, Venison Steaks, Buffalo, New York Steak, Lamb Chops, Rabbit, Goat, Elk, Emu, Goose, Kangaroo, Bear, Beef Jerky, Eggs, Bison, Bison Steaks, Bison Jerky, Bison Ribeye, Bison Sirloin, Wild Boar, Reindeer, Turtle, Ostrich, Pheasant, Quail, Lean Veal, Chuck Steak, Rattlesnake

OK… some of those are a little crazy but you get the idea. There are a lot of choices which means it’s easier to do paleo than most other nutrition plans.

Pick and choose what you like and eat those. It does not have to be a rigid diet. Some flexibility is good.

Vegetables
Asparagus, Avocado, Artichoke hearts, Brussels sprouts, Carrots, Spinach, Celery, Broccoli, Zucchini, Cabbage, Peppers (All Kinds), Cauliflower, Parsley, Eggplant, Green Onions

Fats
Avocado Oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Macadamia Oil, Grass fed Butter

Nuts
Almonds, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Macadamia Nut, Walnuts

Fruit
Apple, Avocado, Blackberries, Papaya, Peaches, Plums, Mango, Lychee, Blueberries, Grapes, Lemon, Strawberries, Watermelon, Pineapple, Guava, Lime, Raspberries, Cantaloupe, Tangerine, Figs, Oranges

The one thing that may be missing and glaring obvious to you is the lack of grains, breads, crackers, cookies, cakes and other similar crap that you don’t need at all.

Some people will argue that our Paleolithic ancestors ate grains. Yes they did. They ate grains that weren’t refined, processed, chemically altered or bleached unlike the ones we eat.

They also walked everywhere didn’t have heat or air conditioning and couldn’t go through the drive thru when they were hungry.

Some people think that a paleo diet removes carbs. It doesn’t. It removes crappy carbs but you can have all the vegetables you want, those are carbs.

If you consume only the foods on the list above, you will notice your health improve. You will look and feel better.

If you eat sensibly and follow this diet, your results will be fantastic.

When you change to a paleo based diet, the results can be amazing in a relatively short period of time.

If you are looking to lose weight, drop inches fast, increase your energy and feel better overall, you really should look at a paleo based eating plan.

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It has over 100 recipes all based on the paleo diet but it doesn’t just stop at proper nutrition. The Metabolism Reset Plan includes complete nutrition education and an exercise plan to boost your results in no time at all… naturally and safe.

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Banana Zucchini Muffins: Paleo Style

Banana Zucchini Muffins have become a HUGE hit in our house.

I debated with myself if I should tell my children that they were healthy and good for Paleo based diets or not.

In the end I told them and it didn’t bother them one bit! Healthy or not, they are fans of flavor and these Banana Zucchini Muffins are hanging out in the town square of flavor town!

They are seriously good!

These are the exact ones that I made on Facebook Live. <= Click to watch.

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (from 1 medium zucchini)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Squeeze shredded zucchini of excess moisture with a dish towel.
  3. In a large bowl, add zucchini, mashed banana, almond butter, sweetener, eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
  5. Divide into muffin cups. Bake for 22-25 minute or until golden on top.
 
Extras For Added Flavor (If You Like)
– cinnamon
– nutmeg
– shredded coconut
– chopped nuts
– chocolate chips
 
You can use a nut butter alternative.
 
These muffins freeze really well.
 
To make these Banana Zucchini Muffins vegan, just use flax egg or chia egg in place of the regular eggs. 
Do me a favor…. when you make these (and I know you will), let me know how you like them and if you did anything different to yours! 

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Paleo Diet: The Problem With Paleo

Paleo diet plans are really popular right now, well the have been for some time, but they are gaining in popularity.

First off, I really don’t like names or labels but for a point of reference we are going to go over what paleo eating is.

As with anything, there are many interpretations of what a paleo diet is. It’s much like being a vegetarian. There some are ovo lacto vegetarians, some are just ovo vegetarians, and on and on – you get where I am coming from right?

There are different classes of the paleo diet as well.

The problem with the paleo diet is only a problem with some old school thinking.

Paleo is essentially removing processed grains and dairy from your diet.

Let’s be clear what processed grains are: crackers, bread, pasta,cereal, muffins etc. Refined flour. Dairy is cows milk and anything that is made from it – sour cream, cream cheese, yogurt.

I don’t want to get all sciencey with you but…

You don’t need either one of those “food” groups. They are not essential to life or body operations. Neither of them are considered nutrients…. they are classes of food.

Let’s break this down quickly.

Paleo Diet And Carbohydrates

You still eat carbs on a paleo diet, hooray!! You just eat better carbohydrates.

  • There is no such thing as a processed carb deficiency #science
  • No one is or ever had been refined sugar deficient

The government and antiquated education programs drilled it deep into our brains that we need all of these grains! The truth, and scientific research has proven, we don’t need them.

For those old school physicians, dieticians and health organizations (looking at your Diabetics society and cancer society) that have been taught to push grains, they will argue that you neeeeeeeed them.

  • We need to eat real food.
  • Unprocessed real food.

Veggies are carbs people – start cheering vegans.

You get better vitamins and minerals from veggies then you will ever get from bread and crackers.

Veggies will do the job 10x better than any cereal or bread that has been fortified. It’s been fortified or ‘enriched’ because it was stripped of anything good.

So are we good?!

You do not physiologically need processed refined carbohydrates.

Paleo Diet And Dairy

Dairy… I need a shirt, dairy is the devil.
Again, we have been brain washed that dairy is vital to growth.

Get ready for more science…

Dairy, or any form of dairy is growth hormone for baby cows. Cows milk helps get baby cows to grow at a rapid rate – they need them big, fast.

And what has happened to our population with the over consumption of dairy…we got big, fast.

Cows milk contains an allowable amount of puss, antibiotics, growth hormone, medications, infection. Allowable by the government.

No other species on earth drinks another animals milk – so why do we?

Why…

  • are we so sick as a nation?
  • is cancer and diabetes a 1/3 stat now?
  • do little girl develop so quickly?
  • are women struggling with infertility, fibroids and having hysterectomies at an alarming pace?
  • do so many women struggling with thyroid issues?
  • is Alzhemier’s and dementia on the rise?

There are a number of reasons for the above questions, but dairy consumption and eating processed food is at the top of the list.

Let food be thy medicine people!

You can abuse and hurt yourself with food or you can let food nourish and heal you.

I have been honored to work with thousands of people over the course of my career and I have seen first hand the benefits of eating real food.

It is life changing.

Need a few more reasons why eating real food is the way to go?

If you have an undiagnosed allergy, sensitivity, intolerance to processed carbs or dairy, a paleo diet will almost certainly help. Undiagnosed, because so many practitioners are stuck in old ways of thinking.

Some Of The Benefits Of A Paleo Diet

  • anti inflammatory
  • reduces your sugar cravings/consumption
  • improved sleep
  • clearer skin
  • burn stored fat
  • balanced energy throughout the day

How Much Do I Believe In The Paleo Diet?

I live it. I am paleo myself.

The Metabolism Rest Plan was re-designed to be paleo based because the private clients that I had adhering to paleo were having great results. (New 28 Day session starting September 5th – click here to learn more

Like anything in life… you take what you want and use what works for you.
For many, the paleo diet works, makes sense and when you realize you don’t need the foods that aren’t considered to be paleo, it becomes easier.

What do you think?
Agree / disagree – have you tried or are doing paleo? I’d love to hear from you.

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“Show Me The Salad Challenge” – FREE eBook & A Fun Challenge

“SHOW ME THE SALAD CHALLENGE”
Remember Jerry McGuire (aka Tom Cruise) on the verge of losing his last client yelling into the phone to Rod Tidwell (aka Cuba Gooding Jr), “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!”

That’s what I see happening next week with the, “Show Me The Salad” Challenge on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

OK, maybe not exactly that, but I would love to see some #ShowMeTheSalad love next week when we kick off the…

“Show Me The Salad Challenge”.

And to get it all started, I’m giving you a 25 page eBook full of recipes, videos, meal planning ideas, tips, tricks and tools to help you make salad more than just a side dish… you’ll make salad a meal!

Whether you decide to join the challenge is up to you, but you get the eBook and a couple more surprises absolutely free.

The Show Me The Salad Challenge eBook is delicious recipes, amazing dressings and a meal plan that will give you hundreds of ideas and combinations to make boring lettuce turn into amazing creations.

And it’s all based on how I live when it comes to food:

  • Simple
  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Fun &
  • Healthy

Now, if you want to join in the challenge part of it all you are welcome to it and who wouldn’t want to do it… you can WIN a Kitchen Essentials Salad Pro Pack or an Amazon Gift Card and it super simple to do.

Kitchen Essentials Salad Pro PackJust make or buy a salad, take a picture of it, add some tags, post it and collect your points! (I mean you’re probably already doing that right? And is anyone giving you stuff for it? I AM!!!)

This couldn’t be easier!

Plus, in the process of having some fun and taking some pictures, you’re also improving your health, getting great nutrition into your day and more than likely having awesome energy and maybe even losing a few pounds along the way (There is an amazing DETOX SALAD RECIPE).

So join the #ShowMeTheSalad challenge, eat great and win-win-win-win.

 

Here’s how to get your free e-book:

Click here… that’s it, that’s all. 

From there you will be sent the e-book and learn all the details for the contest and how you can earn points to get you to the winner’s circle.

You can call this the, “Winner, Winner – Chicken Salad Dinner”. (you see what I did there right?)

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