Wellness Wednesdays: Healthy Winter Squash Recipes (paleo, gluten free)

3lbs OF A WINTER SQUASH!
I believe that you can eat as much from the EARTH as you want and you will NEVER gain weight.  

my theory:  our bodies recognize squash, seeds and salmon NOT maltodextrin & lecthin (found in almost anything packaged)

I don’t write about “dieting” and counting calories because I don’t live that way.  Restricting myself from foods that my body wants (sea salty almond butter and egg yolks) does not work for me.
If I can give you one piece of staying slim advice, it would be to eat whole foods.

“it’s not about how much you eat – it’s about what you eat”

 Also, listen to your body… Some mornings I wake up at 6am famished and make myself a bowl of oats, almond butter, banana and chia seeds, and other mornings a kiwi holds me over until noon…

So here it goes, the day I ate a 3lb squash:
watch the video here

It was a Tuesday and my first day off from “cooking for my job” in 12 days. So the laaaaaaast place I wanted to be on my day off was in the kitchen.  These meals take less than 5 minutes of prep and are SO SIMPLE you don’t even need a recipe!

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner combined was LESS THAN 10 INGREDIENTS total!
(Hello, that’s less than the number of ingredients in a single CLIF bar)
and each meal took me less than 5 minutes to prepare.
Whoever said eating whole and healthy had to be hard, huh?!?

Winter Squash Recipe and Menu 
Roasted Squash with
Breakfast: Tahini, Goji Berries, Chia Seeds & Hemp Hearts
Lunch: Roasted Kale & Poached Egg
Dinner: Roasted Broccolini & PanSeared Salmon 

Grocery List
squash, tahini, chia seeds, hemp hearts, goji berries, kale, eggs, broccoli, salmon, 

I ate more animal protein than usual because I took a Kick-A** TRX class here!

Haley and I also created a guide to healthy eating and living – it’s 25 pages packed with my recipes, a grocery list and Haley’s nutrition tips. Eating whole has never been easier – or more delicious – Grab your guide here!

My roommate (slash amazing close friend since middle school) is a pesca-vegan (a vegan who eats fish), and let me tell you, she is one knock out bangin chick!
Besides for me eating eggs, we eat the same.  You will not find manufactured/processed boca burgers and soy milk in our fridge, or vegan/gluten free cookies and crackers in our pantry.
In our kitchen you’ll find: avocados, nut butters, beans, grains, homemade almond milk, fish, coconut oil and loads of veggies!  The only animal products in our fridge are eggs (mine) and fresh fish occasionally.

I just spent a week in Mexico by myself and when I got home I realized that the only animal protein I ate that week was ceviche one night (since my friends went out on their boat and caught beautiful fish) and 2 eggs for dinner after a beach-cross-fit class.  My point is, when you are laying in the sun all day reading, you do not need to eat as much as you would on a day you are running around and being active.  LISTEN to what your body is asking for.  Do you really need steak at 7pm when you’ve just been sitting behind a desk all day? Probably not.

The common thread here:
EAT WHOLE FOODS – you will never gain weight eating from the earth!

So there you have it, if it came from the earth (and not a factory) eat it!

ps: I do eat chips and salsa and wine with chocolate – in moderation :)

Hemp Heart Love,
Claudine

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