What was the best birthday you ever had?
- The best birthday I ever had was when I was a youngster just growing up and my family would take me to this Mexican restaurant each year for my birthday and I would always get a new sombraro. It was a cool experience and the food was good, it was tradition for me.
Do you have birthday that stands out to you as the BEST birthday? Share it!
This blog post sheds light on the “whole 30” diet itself and how well it works with ongoing exercise & new exercise regimens. I had a client who did this diet plan, along with this wife and expressed how it gave good results but over time they both were getting bored of the concept of eating the same foods daily, he expressed to me how strict the diet was, gave me some insight into the results it produced but wanted to know more information besides what he had researched because now they are both my clients at the gym & are looking to possibly start this diet once again along with starting their new workout agenda (will have been with me for a month now) and he wanted to know 1) my opinion 2) if it will help or hinder while he and his wife exercise 3) is it worth doing 4) is it something that can be adjusted so that they don’t run into the same issue of being bored of the same food 5) where to go from there once the 30 days is over . All of which were good questions and figured, I would post about it so that if others have the same thoughts, or questions, we could solve this together.
Personally, I have never done this diet & I don’t recommend diets to my clients (out of my scope of practice) but to learn more about nutrition and teach good behaviors would be within my scope and help them prepare for the end of the road with a positive mindset and continued results. Hopefully the research I came up with you find helpful, feel free to also share it among your peers Whole 30 & Exercise
If any of you have more to add about this particular diet, please leave it in the comments — I love hearing personal experiences and stories (who knows, I might consider you writing a guest post about your experience with this diet)
What are the little things that make you happy?
- good music
- sunshine/warm weather
- organized and clean bedroom / space
- accomplishing a goal
- helping others
- phone calls from my youngest brother
- being alive
- healthy overall
- something positive, sweet that someone has said to me
- being able to spend the day relaxing, laying in bed
- working in my profession
- my faith
- observing elderly couples holding hands — the cutest
- being outside among nature
- kind gestures
What are some of the little things that make you happiest?
What do you like to do to relax and wind down?
- Sleep, lay in bed to music, drink wine/eat good food and watch a movie, play video games, spend time alone.
What do you like to do to relax and wind down?
This southern recipe is popular by far when it comes to hearty breakfast food. I wasn’t raised in the south, but I am no stranger when it comes to biscuits & gravy. Currently residing in Ohio, the weather changes more often than not, and when the cold strikes us, there is nothing like a warm supper that comforts our stomach and soul, if you are someone who is looking for an easy but very delicious meal ticket, look no further because I think I found the right recipe for you.
- 8 ounces of bulk country breakfast sausage (or any type of sausage that pleases you)
- 3 Tablespoons of all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups of whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of rubbed sage
- salt & pepper
- 1 8 count tube of GRANDS refrigerated biscuits
- 1 egg, lightly beaten with a little water
- Cook sausage in a nonstick skillet, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks
- Sprinkle flour over sausage, stir and cook 1 minute
- gradually whisk in milk
- Add garlic powder, salt & pepper, and sage to taste. Simmer until thick.
- Either refrigerate gravy overnight or line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spread the gravy thin, and freeze for 30 minutes
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, pull each biscuit apart into 2 layers
- place 1-2 tablespoon of chilled gravy on a biscuit half and top it with another biscuit piece. Seal around the edges, and tuck the edges under somewhat so they are less likely to pull apart
- Repeat for remaining biscuits. Brush top of each biscuit with egg wash
- Bake 15-18 minutes
Note: you may have some leftover gravy — the recipe calls that you can thin it out with some milk and microwave until warm and use it over the cooked biscuits
Follow the author of this recipe at spicysouthernkitchen for more recipes
For those of you with a sweet tooth, this recipe is bound to crush those cravings and give you a healthy alternative to the flour that is normally used in making a cake. When I seen this recipe, I knew I would have to share it, especially with my love for peanut butter (gets me in trouble when I smash a whole jar) but taste so good! I am looking forward to making this soon, and if you have yet to do it, you should make it too!
- 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter, creamy
- 1/8 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of white granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- Whisk all ingredients into a over-sized mug that is microwave safe until smooth
- Microwave for 1 minute
- let cool for a few minutes before eating
Make sure to follow KirbieCravings for her recipes and it also shows the nutritional values for everything she makes! so check it out!