cucumber and lettuce

This is literally my go-to dessert every night! Every!!! Night!!!!

I’ve had a lot of people asking me to do some random intakes so here is today:

Pre-track workout: a banana and 1 graham cracker sheet

Post-run: Kodiak Cakes pancakes with some maple syrup and coffee

Lunch: 2 slices of whole wheat toast with PB & J, spinach & red bell peppers, baby carrots, and Greek yogurt

Snack: an apple & Combat Crunch protein bar

Dinner: salad with grilled chicken, croutons, tomatoes, cucumbers, romaine lettuce, and some Ranch dressing, side of broccoli as well

Dessert: this mug-cake! It’s the “Beltsander brownie” recipe (you can look it up on Instagram for more ideas)…it’s just 1 scoop of protein powder of choice, ½ tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, Truvia, and ¼ cup milk of choice– microwave it and omg it is so good!!!! I doubled the recipe

Planets and their associations

The Sun

Energies: self-confidence, success, vitality, courage, authority, dignity, fame, self-knowledge

Colors: gold, orange, yellow

Day: Sunday

Star Sign: Leo

Number: 1

Metal: gold

Stones/materials: diamond, citrine, yellow jasper, topaz

Deities: Ra, Apollo, Helios, Lugh, Isis, Diana, Brigit

Herbs: angelica, ash, bay, calendula, chamomile, celandine, eyebright, frankincense, juniper, mistletoe, rosemary, saffron, safflower, Saint-John’s-wort, sunflower, tormentilla, walnuts

Seal of the Sun


The Moon

Energies: psychic knowledge, dreamworking, childbirth, fertility, past life recall, imagination, the subconscious mind

Colors: lilac, silver

Day: Monday

Sign: Cancer

Number: 2

Metal: silver

Stones/materials: pearl, abalone, moonstone, selenite

Deities: Selene, Nuit, Luna, Artemis, Sin, Inannur, and Khonsu

Herbs: almond, anise seed, cabbage, camphor, cucumber, fennel, iris, jasmin, lettuce, lily, lotus, moonwort, mugwort, pumpkin, violet, watercress, white sandalwood

Seal of the Moon


Mars

Energies: victory, aggression, achievement, energy, action, assertiveness, strength, sexual desire

Colors: Red

Signs: Aries, scorpio

Day: Tuesday

Number: 5

Metal: iron and red brass

Stones/materials: garnet, ruby, carnelian, bloodstone

Deities: Ares, Hercules, Tiw, Minerva, Maeve, Pallas Athena

Herbs: aloeswood, asafoetida, basil, broom tops, briony, cactus, cayenne, cumin, dragon’s blood resin, galangal, garlic, gentian, ginger, hawthorn, horseradish, honeysuckle, mustard, nettle, peppercorn, red sandalwood, rue, safflower, sanicle, tobacco, wormwood

Seal of Mars


Martian energy is intense, and most of the time Mars’s herbs and oils are used in conjunction with the energies of other Planets to intensify their effects, rather than in a “simple”—a formula that uses only one Planet’s herbs. Here are some examples of how a touch of a Mars herb can act with and upon other Planetary energies to enhance their effectiveness:

Sun with Mars

Sun is confidence, personal power, health, and self-expression. Add a little Mars and increase your control over your life, enhance your ability to express your interests and goals with even greater success, or enable yourself to stroll through life with energy, health, and personal charisma.

Moon with Mars

Lunar energies keep you in touch with your emotions, your psyche, and your subconscious. Add some Mars to quicken the development of your psychic abilities, motivate yourself to transform bad habits into good ones, or add vitality to your system if you are working on fertility issues.

Mercury with Mars

Eloquence, intelligence, and business endeavors are some of the energies of Mercury. Combining Mercurial herbs and oils with an herb or oil belonging to the dominion of Mars will help you to be more persuasive, have an even quicker mind, and be charmingly assertive enough to get the job you deserve.

Jupiter with Mars

Expansion, honor, authority, and growth all belong to Jupiter. Add a Mars energy to grow and expand faster in an area of your ambition, garner recognition of your accomplishments, intensify your authority in any area of your life, or expand your understanding of the best ways to accomplish your goals.

Venus with Mars

Romance, beauty and the arts—what’s not to love? Combining Venusian energy with a touch of Mars will add passion to the romance, help you to express yourself confidently as an artist, and make people look twice when you pass.

Saturn with Mars

Protection, understanding of karma, endurance, self-discipline, and control are the areas where

Saturnian herbs are used. Add strength and energy with a Saturn-Mars combination to protect your home if you live in a particularly dangerous area, to work through karmic debt, to vitalize yourself in a situation which requires hard work and endurance, or to accomplish a difficult task requiring much self-control.

Neptune with Mars

Neptune is the Planet of out-of-body experiences, creative genius, and the mystical. Bringing a little Martian energy into the equation will help you to harness and express the creativity residing in your subconscious, master astral projection more quickly, and experience more intensely any meditation, trancework, or altered state.

Uranus with Mars

Intellectual genius, innovative thought, and transformation of thought patterns fall under the dominion of Uranus. Mars will increase the workings of your mind to higher levels, bring action to your original thoughts, and hasten your ability to change the way your brain works, taking you out of any thought doldrums.

Pluto with Mars

Karma, unconscious behavior patterns, letting go, facing fear, and your Shadow Self are all Plutonian in nature. Partnering Pluto’s herbs and oils with an herb or oil of Mars will help you open those scary “memory boxes” in the back of your mind that make you so uncomfortable, break through barriers when you are working in psychotherapy, recognize karmic debt, and enable you to actively work to release it. This is not a fun combination, be warned. It is very intense, and if you choose to work with this combination, expect dramatic changes that will rock your life.


Mercury

Energies: communication, divination, business success, intellectualization, learning

Color: yellow

Day: Wednesday

Sign: Virgo, Gemini

Number: 7

Metal: quicksilver

Stones/materials: quartz, opal, Herkimer diamond, yellow calcite, optical calcite, yellow jasper

Deities: Janus, Hermes, Thoth, Ogma, Maat, Shesat, Calliope

Herbs: bergamot, caraway, cinnamon, dill, ephedra, gum arabic, gum mastic, horehound, lavender, licorice, marjoram, mouse-ear, mullein, papyrus, peppermint, star anise, savory, thyme, woodruff

Seal of Mercury


Jupiter

Energies: expansion, career, ambition, luck, material success, spiritual growth, humor

Color: Blue

Sign: Pisces, sagittarius

Day: Thursday

Number: 6

Metal: tin

Stones/materials: sapphire, turquoise, blue topaz, lapis lazuli

Deities: Zeus, Llyr, Thor, Hera, Gaea, Rhiannon

Herbs: agrimony, borage, carnation, cedar, cinquefoil, dandelion, figs, fir, hyssop, linden, magnolia, maple, meadowsweet, oak, oak moss, pine, poplar, saffron, sage, sassafras, sumac, rosin, wood beton

Seal of Jupiter


Venus

Energies: love, friendship, artistry, attraction, music, pleasure, sensual delights, beauty, balance, compassion

Color: green

Day: Friday

Sign: Taurus, Libra

Number: 3

Metal: copper

Stones/materials: emerald, malachite, apatite, green fluorite

Deities: Aphrodite, Aradia, Persephone, Eros, Cupid, Faunus

Herbs: catnip, cherry, coltsfoot, damiana, feverfew, lemon verbena, lilac, maidenhair, mandrake, myrtle, orchid, passionflower, peach, periwinkle, plumeria, rhubarb, raspberry, rose, spikenard, tansy, tonka bean, vanilla, vervain, violet

Seal of Venus


Saturn

Energies: form, stability, karma, discipline, occult knowledge, protection, patience, endurance

Color: black

Sign: Capricorn

Day: Saturday

Number: 4

Metal: lead

Stones/materials: jet, onyx, hematite, smoky quartz

Deities: Kronos, Dionysus, Anubis, the Cailleach, Danu, Ceres

Herbs: asafoetida, balm of Gilead, bistort, boneset, comfrey, cypress, dill, fumitory, garlic, hawthorn, hemlock, hyssop, patchouli, petitgrain, rosemary, Solomon’s seal, Saint-John’s-wort, valerian, vetivert, wolfsbane, yew

Seal of Saturn


The rest of the planets do not have seals because they are not the seven classical planets used in witchcraft.  So many people many not agree with the rest of this lecture, but here is the rest and what the majority of people use.  


Neptune

Energies: illusion and imagination; useful in hypnosis, trance, dreamwork

Color: green-blue

Number: 11.

Stone/material: seashell, amber, labradorite, cat’s-eye, lemurian crystal

Deities: Poseidon, Apa, Dylan, Tiamat, Ceridwen, Nimue

Herbs: cannabis, datura, lobelia, lotus, orange blossom (also known as neroli), peach, poppy, skullcap, wild lettuce, willow, wisteria


Uranus

Energies: enlightenment, objectivity, technology, genius, eccentricity, breaking free from old patterns and electrical impulses of the brain

Color: electric blue

Number: 22

Metal: white gold

Stones/materials: quartz, rutilated quartz, kunzite, amazonite

Deities: Merlin, Shu, Ur-annu, Prometheus, Urania, Varuna

Herbs: allspice, betel nut, chicory, clove, coffee, elemi, guarana, mahuang


Pluto

Energies: death, alchemical transformation, regeneration, decay, the deep unconscious, catharsis

Color: smoky black

Number: 13 or 33 to some

Stones/materials: ash, lava stone, obsidian, black opal, apache tear, black tourmaline, bismuth

Deities: Arawn, Pwyll, Osiris, Demeter, Rhea, Astarte

Herbs: barley, black cohosh, corn, damiana, fly agaric, galangal root, mushrooms, myrrh, oats, patchouli, pomegranate, psilocybin, rye, saw palmetto, wheat, wormwood, yohimbe


*Disclaimer: I do not suggest the use of herbs for medical purposes and I suggest you research each of them throughly before use.  


As Always

-Nick

Keto Food List

Breakfast foods:

  • Bacon
  • Eggs
    • Over easy, scrambled, hard boiled, devilled
  • Sausage
  • Omelettes
    • Can have small amounts of onions, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and whatever meat you like
  • Coffee
    •  Add: Splenda/sweetener of choice, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk/heavy cream/half and half
  • Tea (unsweetened)
  • Bullet Proof Coffee (but I don’t like this)

Lunch/Dinner Foods:

  •    Meat (Pretty much any as long as they are not coated in anything)
  •    Chicken (not breaded)
  •    Bunless burgers
  •    Steak
  •    Pork Chops
  •    Meatloaf (must be made special)
  •    Fish (not breaded)
  •    Tilapia, salmon, cod, tuna, etc. literally any fish
  •    Ham
  •    Turkey
  •    Salami
  •    Ring bologna
  •    Hot dogs/Brats
  •    Summer Sausage
  •    Veggies
  •    Broccoli
  •    Cauliflower
  •    Green beans
  •    Peppers (small amounts)
  •    Onions (small amounts)
  •    Tomatoes (small amounts)
  •    Zucchini
  •    Cucumbers
  •    Lettuce
  •    Mushrooms
  •    Eggplant
  •    Avocado

 Snacks/Treats/Desserts/Condiments

  • Pepperoni Slices
  • Almonds
  • Dark chocolate (72%+ is best)
  • Sugar-free Jell-o
  • Carbsmart Ice Cream
  • Quest Bars
  • Low-sugar ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Some mustards
  • Ranch
  • Sugar-free candies
  • Flax seed crackers
  • Salsa (small quantities – depends on the brand)
  • Smoothies
    • Make with 1 cup unsweetened Coconut milk, ¼ cup Raspberries, sweetener of choice, vanilla extract and ice
  • Soy sauce
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Beef jerky
  • Slim jims
  • Unflavored liquors: Rum/Vodka/Tequila/etc. As long as it’s not sweet flavored or fruity flavored in some way it is safe.
  • Diet soda
  •  Atkins anything (my favorite is granola bars)

Dairy

  •          Cheese (mostly hard cheeses)
  •          Cottage cheese
  •          Sour Cream
  •          Heavy cream
  •          Whipped cream

 

When in doubt, read the label.

How to spice up some little foods

Mac n’ cheese-
•extra cheese
•make it Alfredo mac
•bread crumbs
•simple meats (like bacon, ham, teeny hot dogs)
•get your little to eat their veggies by adding little bits of broccoli
Extra tip: shaped macaroni inexplicably tastes better
Chicken nuggets-
•seasoning (like Rosemary, parsley, paprika)
•cheese
•make a lazy chicken parmesan with some spaghetti sauce and cheese
Samiches-
•use different yummy breads
•toast em
•less meat, more veggies for the healthy littles (add more lettuce, cucumbers, carrot strips, and whatever else your little likes)
•sauces (mayo, ketchup, mustard, bbq)
Grilled cheese-
•seasoning
•if your little doesn’t like it grilled, toast it
•use multiple kinds of cheese
•you can even put Mac n’ cheese in the middle
Soup-
•for chicken noodle, add bunches of different veggies (carrots, peas, and onion bits are yummy)
•tomato soup always tastes better when it’s homemade. Add lots of seasoning. (always pair with goldfish and grilled cheese)
• for beefy soups, add potatoes, carrots, peas, and fresh ground pepper

Add or subtract things for your littles personal tastes

Dinner details👅💦 spelt wraps filled with spicy falafel (recipe is in my Ebook!), guac, carrot, tomato, cucumber, lettuce + a drizzle of homemade BBQ sauce👌🏼🌯🌯 I’ve been loving wraps as a quick, delicious dinner or lunch on hot summer days and having way too much fun trying out lots of different veggie-packed fillings🤗
What’s your favourite fillings to put in wraps?

IG: @naturally_nina_

Why have a burger, when you can have a burger that saves lives?🌿🐮 my first time making vegan burgers, believe it or not, and all I can say is EPIC👅
Spicy pumpkin + chickpea patty, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, beetroot, tomato sauce and guac, on a gf bun (thanks to the amazing @thevegancorner)💗 Quoting my Mum: ‘tastes even better than meat!’ #winning

Recipe for the patty will be in my Ebook! x

anonymous asked:

How is your diet mostly like?

mostly pure fresh water from the mountains, green smoothies, nourishing salads, fruit all the time… in the evening i always have a cooked wholesome meal like quinoa, sweet potato, carrots & pumpkin… or a warm homemade soup. the options are endlessly really :) sometimes i do indulge a lil bit… but learning how to balance it altogether. the only bread i eat is sourdough… but i don’t eat much of that. i don’t eat meat at all for 8 years now, very little dairy (almost none…), i take one cod liver oil capsule everyday & that’s the only fish i “eat”, i only eat eggs from chickens of friends, never from the supermarket but i don’t eat many eggs either… i buy all of my fruit & veggies from a local farmer’s market at the moment :) lots of avocados, bananas, apples, lettuce, cucumber, beet, carrot, celery, onions, sweet potatoes, millet… whatever my body calls for. i drink spirulina & a powder mix of chlorella, lucuma, milk thistle and other superfoods in the morning in my smoothie… with chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, oats, cinnamon… frozen berries too. my lunch salad is usually lettuce, tomato, beet, cucumber, beet, carrot, tofu or beans or chickpeas, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, himalayan salt, olive oil, avocado… and i also drink herbal tea a lot, not so much in the summer but it’s how i heal my self :) through food, teas, fresh air, pure water, letting go of stress… so yes hehe this is a very all over the place answer as what i eat is very fluid and always different in some way. infinite love to you :) x

NEGATIVE CALORIE FOODS

A negative calorie food is a food that burns more calories digesting than the food itself actually contains.

-Asparagus

-Beet root

-Broccoli

-Cabbage

-Cauliflower

-Celery

-Chicory

-Hot chili pepper

-Cucumber

-Lettuce

-Spinach

-Apple

-Blueberries

-Cantaloupe

-Cranberry

-Grapefruit

-Honeydew

-Lemon

-Lime

-Mango

-Orange

-Peach/nectarine

-Pineapple

-Raspberry

-Strawberry

-Tomato

-Tangerine

-Turnip

-Watermelon

Probably the HEIGHT of culinary genius in my family was this meal my dad would make where – get this –

he’d make a sandwich (tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, sandwich meat, cheese, mayo, onion, etc) —

but instead of just using normal bread he’d use toast.

Everything else was the same but I fucking lost my mind over this. & either that says something about my (very low, very specific) standards or about the combined talent of cooking that I grew up around, but let me tell you: it was the best thing I ate growing up, and I still think that nine times out of ten a sandwich can only be improved upon by by toasting it.

I made homemade meatless balls. Topped with shredded carrots, cucumber and a homemade cream sauce. If you want the recipe feel free to ask 😊