Coconut butter is my newest obsession. While almond butter will always be my first love, coconut butter has definitely been making an appearance pretty often. It’s super smooth and creamy and tastes like dessert, or it can be used in more savory dishes. I first found coconut butter over at Marshalls (random- but they have a great specialty foods aisle!) for about $10. Since then, I’ve primarily made coconut butter at home since I can make it much cheaper. Hopefully you will try it and let me know what you think!
Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year. It’s filled with vacations and parties with family and friends, the weather is beautiful, plus this year two of my best friends are getting married so we have lots of celebrating to do! That being said, these weekends and celebrations certainly have the ability to make us feel rather sluggish. Whether you’ve been traveling or just staying home, I’m sure there have been more sugary foods around as of late (or maybe I’m just speaking for myself?). The important part is to get back into your good habits once the celebrations or vacations come to a close. Don’t dwell anymore on getting that extra scoop of ice cream or eating chips and guac as a meal. You also don’t need to take some crazy extreme action and go on a 10 day juice cleanse. Your body does a really great job of detoxifying itself, now your job is to help support it in that process! In order to get you started again and feeling great for the rest of the summer, let’s go through some simple steps to get you there:
Welcome to the last installment of #MacronutrientMonday. The last macronutrient we have to learn about is carbohydrates! This is going to be a fun topic because there is a lot of confusion around carbohydrates. Are they good? Are they bad? Do we even NEED carbohydrates? So let’s dive right in.
Carbohydrates only comprise about 2% of our body weight. In general, they come from plant sources (versus animal sources which our protein should be coming from) because they are produced from photosynthesis in plants. Common sources of carbohydrates include grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and sweeteners.
Thank you for taking the time and reading my post about the Whole30. Next time I do it (yes, there will definitely be a next time!) I want to try and take some pictures and write out some meal plans.
Today I want to start talking to you about macronutrients. This will be a four part series and today we will address the first one (and arguably the most important one): Water. Calling something a macronutrient really is just another way of saying that these substances are found in large quantity in our body. The 4 macronutrients are: