I have completely dropped off from blogging lately but I do have some good excuses. A few weeks ago (Memorial Day weekend) I gave my first nutrition lecture! Part of my program as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is to do a community project and I titled mine “Nutrition Outside of the Box”. I went through the different macronutrients and what each of them does, how to build a balanced plate (like my blog post here), how to read an ingredient label (I will definitely do a post on this!), some common nutrition myths and misconceptions, and a green smoothie demonstration (because I’m sure everyone was hungry after I rambled on for an hour). It went really well and I had so much fun! I have an amazing family who is extremely supportive and I think everyone enjoyed it and hopefully learned a bit more about nutrition!
Since then, I have been studying like crazy for my final. This weekend (if all goes smoothly!) I will graduate from my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program. I have so many mixed emotions about this. I am so excited to be graduating and that I stayed committed and finished this program. But on the other hand, I have absolutely loved this program so much that I am sad it’s over! The amount of information that we have learned in 9 months is really incredible, and I’ve build some amazing relationships with quite a few girls. I am excited to see what we all end up doing with our certifications, and I can’t wait to grow and develop my own business. I’ll be working hard at figuring all of those things out in the next few months- this summer won’t exactly be a time for relaxing.
I am planning to post soon on making bone broth, but I wanted to leave you with a few recipes I’ve made recently in case you need some healthy ideas for Father’s Day!
The first is this banana cream pie I made for a family BBQ. It was SO simple and came out incredibly delicious. I did modify the recipe slightly and added about a tablespoon of grass fed collagen (you can use this brand) to make sure that it gelled, since a few of the comments in the recipe said their’s did not. Mine definitely was solid, so I think I’ll keep making it with the collagen (plus- it adds some great protein!)
For the crust recipe I used this one here mainly because I ran out of almond flour, but I would definitely make this one again. It’s only a few ingredients and it came out fantastic. I used about 2 tablespoons of raw honey (the instructions say 1-3 tbs).
And for the pie I used this recipe here, but like I said I added 1 tablespoon of gelatin.
The next recipe is for this dairy free, nut free hemp seed pesto. You can find the recipe here. A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to this amazing Italian restaurant near us and had the most unbelievable pesto. Since then, I’ve been totally craving it and so even though I would still say the restaurant’s is better (they are known for the stuff), this one came out really delicious. I served it with homemade turkey meatballs, spaghetti squash and a little bit of brown rice pasta.
Okay, that’s all while I’m finishing up studying for now! Let me know if you try any of the recipes and I will be back soon with my tutorial on making bone broth!