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“M” & “C” – Mango Black Bean Chicken

I had every intention of using this recipe as taco and make it completely different but when I started cutting the chicken I got inspired and wanted to use up some of the ingredients that were in the refrigerator.  It was pretty quick and REALLY easy to make.  When i do my next Whole 30 I plan to change the recipe a bit removing a couple ingredients and adding a few others.

I am not going to lie, as I was preparing I was a little scared it wasn’t going to come out good.  My husband had the first taste as he was heading out the door for softball.  He said it was absolutely delicious.  Words like that don’t get thrown out of his mouth so I knew I did something okay!  I made enough to have as our dinner tomorrow night as well. Continue reading ““M” & “C” – Mango Black Bean Chicken”

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S is for Supplements & T is for Turmeric

Vitamins to fruits & veggiesVitamins, minerals, herbals, botanicals, amino acids and enzymes are all considered dietary supplements.  While most of these are all found in the foods that we eat, supplements can be used to get adequate amounts of essential nutrients missing from your daily diet.   The body needs roughly 40 vitamins and minerals each day for good health.

There are 13 vitamins and they can be either water soluble (8 B and C) or fat soluble (A,D,E, K).  Water soluble vitamins dissolve nutrients in water and may need to be replenished every day.  Whereas fat solubles dissolve in fats and are stored in body tissues.  This storage can accumulate and it can be dangerous.  Keep in mind that, you have to account for all sources combined.

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“P” is for Pulled Pork Carnitas

Right before the new year my husband and I went to a little get together at my friend Monica’s house. She had lots of different “picking” style foods for everyone to enjoy.  One of my favorite things she made was pulled pork on sweet potato toast (and a couple of pom seeds on top!).  My husband and I, along with everyone else there, went CRAZY for this!  I knew I had to make it.  Being that a few days later I was starting our January Whole 30 I had to wait until week 2 because that first weeks meals were already set.  I am a HUGE planner and you will see when I post my meal plan at the end how much so.  This came into play for days 8-14 for a few meals and it was just as tasty.  She cooked hers in an Instapot and I used a Crockpot because I don’t have one.

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