I believe in beauty from the inside out. What does that mean? I mean if your skin is constantly breaking out, or your scalp is full of dandruff… chances are your gut isn’t happy. Now let’s get this straight, I am NO doctor- though Dr. Jess has a nice ring to it 😉 – but in my experience I have found my skin, hair and nails are much happier when my insides are well fed with good food. Plus I have more energy and feel all around happier.
As we speak, I am in the middle of 30 day super duper healthy clean eating journey. I fortunately do not have any strict dietary needs, so I tend to include things like dairy and gluten in my regular diet. But for these 30 days (then beyond is my personal goal) I will not be eating things like cheese, bread, pasta, wine, coffee… the items I considered to be the “good stuff” before I began this journey.
What is very interesting to me is for the past three weeks I have been without that junk and I find myself craving it less and less. I am actually looking forward to healthy snack like a green apple with freshly ground almond butter or sitting down at the dinner table with a bowl of hearty turkey chili. I feel great, my clothes are fitting better, and I even feel more awake.
My first few weeks have been full of delicious recipes. I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you!
Fajita chicken salad with avocado and salsa as the dressing:
Lemon chicken with a spinach salad topped with a homemade olive oil and lemon dressing and broccoli with toasted pine nuts:
Turkey burger with fresh spinach and baked sweet potatoes:
And I just had to share these beautiful veggies with you! I am blessed to have wonderful friends who gifted me with fresh veggies from their personal gardens. Fresh cucumbers from Kelly and fresh banana peppers and tomatoes from Paula! Thank you gals 🙂
Remember to put lots of color on your plate! It’s yummy. I promise. Enjoy!
P.S. If anyone wants the recipes I can add them in the comments 🙂