GUEST BLOG: EATING CLEAN AND GETTING DIRTY IN THE KITCHEN (3 RECIPES)

What a great response from my first guest blog!  The most common question I was asked after that was, “Great post, now what the hell can I eat?”  The short answer to that is, SO MUCH!  The great thing about eating clean and healthy is you can eat a ton.  I actually struggle to meet the caloric intake that was recommended to me because everything I eat is healthy and makes me feel amazing but also isn’t infested with needless calories.  Do I get full?  Oh Yes!  I couldn’t continue on this health journey if I didn’t.

I spent 27 years heavily paying into the fast food industry.  I’m actually frustrated they haven’t reached out to me recently and said, “Jeff, where have you been?  You supported so many of us for so long and we miss you.  Here is a greatest hits DVD we've compiled of your most epic visits, even that 2 am, 3 Big Mac’r back in 2006.  We hope to see you again.”  Sorry fast-food nation, I am not coming back (but I dream of you every now and then).  

Eating at home is so important.  That way you can control sodium content, freshness, and can keep the harmful additives/preservatives away.  When people ask me for help changing their diet the first question I ask is, “How often do you run your dishwasher?”   That’s the true measure.  You can lie to yourself all you want and think you’re eating clean meals but if that dishwasher is only going once every ten days, you need to step it up a notch and cook more at home.

Below are 3 of my favorites that I've recently made.  Please know that I have no training in the kitchen and have just started to learn how to cook more detailed recipes in the last month.  What I’m trying to say nicely is if I can do it…YOU CAN DO IT!  I grilled my first piece of meat 3 weeks ago, that’s right…THE FIRST TIME GRILLING WAS AT 28 years young! You can make the change.  Don’t let fear of getting dirty in the kitchen keep you from eating clean.  Let me know what you think!

SUPER EASY Breakfast/Snack
Taken from Buzzfeed’s HealthyHacks (tweaked a little) 


Ingredients:
1 Cup Gluten Free Oats
1.5 Bananas
1 Tbsp REAL Honey (or 2 tbsp PB2) I use Savannah Bee Company Wildflower
OPTIONAL:   ½ Scoop Natural Vanilla Oat & Whey Protein Powder 
Mash Banana
Combine that with Oats (and optional protein powder)
Form into 5 balls onto a plate
Microwave for 1 min
Drizzle Honey (Or PB2) over them
EAT!

Home Made Black Bean Burgers






I got this from @jamieblackandwhite who is an awesome person I met through Instagram and shared a love of fun healthy cooking.  The only changes I made were using fresh beans instead of canned.  While canned is easier they have a ton of sodium!  All you have to do is soak them over night, drain, wash, and then boil them for 13-18 minutes.  Jamie also gave a great tip of putting them in the freezer for a little bit before grilling so they hold together better.  I finished them off with candied jalapenos and tomatoes.  So tasty! 

Cauliflower Crust Pizza




Now I had seen this one everywhere and always wanted to try it.  @Tastewars on Instagram posted one and was kind enough to give me the recipe.  It is so good!  It’s not pizza but it’s also not bad for you and tastes incredible.  There are 2 important things to this recipe:
  1. Make sure you get as much water drained before you mix the processed cauliflower and other ingredients.   It’s a workout for your arms too!  
  2. Cook the crust long enough; get it slightly brown so it’s firmer when you add the toppings.
This is a ton of fun to make!

Try at least one of these and let me know what you think or get crazy and try all 3! 


Check out my Instagram @jaiframsey and let’s keep up with each other’s health journeys!  I’m traveling all over in the next 6 months with each trip having significance to my life.  Especially the Universal Studios trip where I’ll get on the Harry Potter ride that I was asked to get off of because I was overweight.  Not happening this time J

Eat clean and do something exciting!  Until next time...


Jeff 

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