Taco Tuesday!

I mean, right?!

Look, people have the right to be negative, but you have the right to take yourself away from it!

As a rehabbing negative Nellie, I can tell you it is way more fun and way more uplifting to not be that person.

I can say this because, I’ve been on both ends. I used to be that super negative person. I used to be the person heaping my negativity onto others, bringing them down and killing the feel good vibes.

And this is hard for some people to imagine, they express surprise when I mention how bad I was and how I was called out on it. Their surprise is honestly the most wonderful feeling, because it means I’m THAT FAR removed from being that person!

It means I have come so far, and worked so hard, and spent copious amounts of time battling my mindset.

I still battle it, I likely always will… but those negative thoughts are now the exception, not the rule, and life is just so much better that way!

Now, where are my tacos? 🌮

Food Swap Friday – Finely Chopped Nuts for Breadcrumbs

I love the crunch of breadcrumbs but I know they aren’t the healthiest… a nice swap is to very finely chop (or run through your food processor!) your favorite kind of nuts and use those, which is not only healthier, but you add protein too!

And no, no one will really have any idea, and I won’t tell on you 🙂

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Whole Foods Wednesday – Winter Squash

There’s a reason your mama was always trying to get you to eat squash – it’sSO good for you! Winter squash has long been recognized as an important food source of carotenoids, but also has antioxidant support, anti inflammatory benefits, and potential blood sugar regulation benefits.

Winter squash is labeled low on the Glycemic index. Many of the carbs in winter starch come from polysaccharides found in the cell walls. Research has shown other nutrients found in winter squash are beneficial for blood sugar control. These nutrients include the B-vitamin like compound d-chiro-inositol, a nutrient we expect to hear more about with regards to blood sugar regulation.

It’s hearty, versatile, and there are tons of varieties – go get your squash on!

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