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Vegan Chicken Wings:

Vegan “Chicken” Wings
(Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free)

Must have tools:
Baking sheets
Parchment paper

2 Cauliflower heads
1 C unsweetened almond milk (use Ripple milk for more protein!)
1 C water
1 1/2 C rice flour
4 tsp garlic powder
4 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper

2 tbsp earth balance buttery spread (any vegan brand ok)
1/2 C Buffalo style sauce (this is hot!)
1 1/2 C healthy BBQ sauce (if for kids do 2 C of plain BBQ and no buffalo sauce)

Daiya ranch salad dressing
1/2 Avocado (optional)
1 Tbsp Cilantro

Stay Tough With Me 🙂

ALSO CHECK: Eating Right For Your Body Type


Nutrition is about 80% of the equation to a healthier looking you! How do you achieve better nutrition? 2 words — MEAL PREP

Meal prep is QUEEN in the arena of a healthy body transformation. When you put time into preparing meals for the following days ahead you will be prepared for success. If you do not meal prep you will simply not successfully reach your goals. Here are some tips for a healthy, balanced meal prep:


  1. Mix and Match:

Meal preparations do not mean that one needs to make the same meal and continue eating it throughout the week. On the contrary, you can certainly prepare the main ingredient of a food and store it for the week in fridge or freezer (example cooked seasoned chicken breasts). This can be mixed and matched with cooked veggies and or complex carbs the night of for a quick meal.


  1. Making an Ideal Sauce:

Preparing a new healthy tasty sauce at the beginning of each week can be a great way to keep meals more tastefully exciting. Simply store it and use on lunches and dinners for the week.


  1. Preferring Veggies over Wheat:

Replacing brown rice or wheat with veggies is a nutritious way to a healthier lifestyle for sure.  As a result of this trend, many millennials are consuming vegetables more than wheat. Now, the salad veggie trend with a high boost of vitamin and fiber has been going mainstream as a tested heath mantra.


  1. Mixing Spices for a Hotter Touch:

Well, blending spices and keeping them in a container is not a bad idea. In this manner, creating a variety of tastes with diverse dishes will surely be a favorable choice. Even the Indian dishes can be given a Mexican touch with the addition of jalapenos and cilantro.


  1. Making Fresh Meals:

Making fresh meals is always your best bet for taste and health. Sometimes storing meals in the fridge for the week can make them taste bland. Your best bet is to make the time to prepare a fresh dinner every night. If you cook a little extra that can be used for your lunch the following day.


  1. Youtube and Google New Recipes:

With the web at our fingertips, it’s easy to find great recipes at the click of a button.  Putting some time into researching and experimenting with new healthy recipes can certainly spice up your taste buds. Try googling healthy paleo recipes, or healthy high protein meals for ideas.


  1. Soups and Stews

If time is an issue for you and you cannot cook every night then consider making soups or stews once per week. They tend to keep for about 5 days and you can even freeze them if necessary! Sure you might get tired of eating the same thing every day, but it sure will be time effective and simple.

How Physical Fitness Helps With Addiction Recovery

How Physical Fitness Helps With Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery

Fitness Helps With Addiction Recovery

Guest Blog entry by Sheila Olson of fitsheila.com

It was rough when you weren’t sober. You knew you had to stop using, but that’s the thing about addiction — it’s not exactly easy to quit. But thanks to some friends, a good program, and some inner strength, you managed to beat your substance abuse problem.

As you start your journey through addiction recovery, you know you’ll need help. Even the strongest person has weak points. That’s why you need to work on your physical fitness. Being healthy and fit can facilitate your addiction recovery efforts and help keep you clean. After all, you really should be concerned with your total wellness.


Total Wellness Includes Physical Health

One reason people have substance abuse problems is poor health. It’s not hard to get addicted to taking prescriptions or “self-medicating” when you’re constantly in pain or a state of discomfort. To improve your total wellness and stay on the straight and narrow, it helps to improve your physical health.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains that being active can help people fight substance abuse. There are many benefits to your body from exercise, such as a stronger heart and immune system. But physical activity also benefits your mind. It releases hormones like endorphins that boost your mood and reduce your stress.


Your body and mind are interconnected. As you improve your physical health, your mental health (and your total wellness) improve as well. In fact, researchers are currently exploring how exercise can help fight depression. In other words, staying active can help you feel better. And when you’re feeling better, there’s less chance of slipping back to your old habits.

Physical Fitness Tips

Sure, physical health is important to your addiction recovery. But how can you get fit? There are many things you can do, from eating better to playing team sports. The sweet spot for someone recovering from substance abuse is exercise that helps improve your mental health as well. Although any exercise can do that, Blackmores lists several exercises great for the body and mind. These include:

  • Swimming, which is great for cardiovascular health.
  • Hiking to stretch the legs and enjoy time outdoors in nature.
  • Gardening can be surprisingly active, and it feels great to help something grow and thrive.


You might have already thought about the benefits of yoga. It’s trendy these days, and for good reason: yoga has been shown to help you improve how you react to stress by helping you achieve a peaceful, meditative state. For someone in addiction recovery, that can literally be a lifesaver. Another bonus of yoga is that it can easily be practiced at home. All you need is a yoga mat and enough room to stretch out. If you find that yoga is keeping you in shape and helping you find emotional balance, consider setting up a space that can be used for practicing yoga and meditation; you can dedicate a whole room to these calming activities or even just set up a corner in your bedroom with your mat, a yoga block, and a natural element like a plant.

Stay On Track By Getting Fit

There are many benefits from getting physically fit. Losing some weight and socializing with others are just two. But when you’re in addiction recovery, it can help you stay sober by improving your mental health and total wellness.

Why Is the Journey For The Goal Equally Important As the Goal Itself? 🗺

We must have faith that our goals will eventually materialize. Though we all experience at one point or another failure(s), setbacks, and obstacles, giving up won’t serve your goals and purpose.

Staying focused on your goals is necessary. But you can win the goal only when you are walking on the right path. So, the journey becomes as important as the goal. In today’s article, we share a brief analytical commentary to emphasize that the journey is as important as the goal. If you have taken the right route and the journey is justified, the end milestone would be the goal that you want.

The value of journey is equally important as the value of the goal, as the right roads decide the best destination.

Value the Journey & Win the Goal

When you talk about success, it is binary: either 0 or 1. There is no grey area between success and failure. It is all black & white. It is here where many are disappointed, and they give up so soon. It was Edison who quoted that by failing 100 times I learned 100 new ways that didn’t work out. We must have the same attitude. If they value only success, it is not a Utopian world. Setbacks are frequent; not all efforts turn sweet. We should prepare to embrace the failure and value the journey in the same manner as we value the goal. Always remember that with the passage of each day, you are one version improved of your former self.

Experience is our Best Teacher

Goals are hard to find, challenging to pursue and the toughest to make it happen. Do not come to conclusions; you must focus on the efforts, not the results. Many of us think about our goals but never act on it. The moment you begin acting on those goals, it will improve you with every clock strike. Experience is more important than the outcome, always keep that in mind!

One who has never made a mistake never tried something new! Setting goal is as important as choosing the path and facing the consequences with positivity and determined will that no matter what, I will achieve it, if not today, then definitely someday! Goal & success are two things that run parallel and you should make sure that they meet at the cross-points.

ALSO CHECKOUT: Qualities of being a Great Woman!

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