2 DAY PLANT BASED MEAL PLAN

Hey Everyone! I have a gift for you!! Who likes gifts? A few years ago I decided to do a 10-day challenge and did not eat meat, no cheese, no milk, etc… I had not done this before, but I did realize how creative I had become while doing the challenge. What started off as a 10 day challenge extended to 30 days and NO MEAT!!!

During that time, I put together a quick 2 day meatless meal plan, which includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks! I want to share that quick plan. I always say that small steps equals big change and just taking small steps each week can add great benefits to your health. Even with busy days, you can still find time to prepare quick, healthy meals. I am all about budget friendly ways go eat healthier! I am a “busy” mom of 4 and being time efficient is very important for me.

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2 DAY MEATLESS MEALPLAN

Enjoy!

Monica

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TOP 5 BENEFITS OF CHIA SEEDS

Hey Everyone! In this video I will talk about the top 5 benefits of Chia Seeds. These little seeds are awesome and a great way to add nutrients. Add these to smoothies or other recipes.

Chia Seeds are packed with super benefits. These tiny seeds adds so much to your diet.

Top 5 Benefits:
#1 Protein#2 Fiber#3 Antioxidants#4 Calcium#5 Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Monica

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HOW TO MAKE BEANS & RICE—YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE

Hey Everyone! Happy Tasty Tuesday Tip!!! I love to make this Beans & Rice dish for my family. Guess what?? The kids love it too! Like I always say, Small Steps equals BIG Change. My older kids literally ask for more and how can you deny them something that’s healthy for them. Well I can deny them if they eating too much, but you get what I am saying. Beans & Rice have always been a budget friendly meal for many, but I pretty much make it my own way.

Each week I incorporate meatless meals so this is definitely a go to for me. I think when I started eating this, I think it was something I would make for myself. School was in and I would be at home so I would have to find something quick to eat and this was a go to for me. You can use any beans you prefer. I just knew it was pretty much like a quick, easy healthy option for me. Eventually with everyone being at home more, the kids began to want to try it and they soon request beans and rice often…lol.

Here is what I used:

1 drained can sweet corn

1 drained can pinto beans(I think I kept some of liquid)

1 cup thick & chunky salsa

1/4 cup green chilies

2 bags instant brown rice (cooked as directed)

2 cup raw spinach

While rice is being boiled, on medium heat in a skillet add beans, corn, chilies, salsa and mix together. When rice is done add to skillet and stir. Finally add spinach. Spinach will wilt. Remove from heat and enjoy!!! The kids sure did!!!!

Michael is eating..yummy!
Mariah is down to her last bite!!!

Keep taking steps to where you want to be and for more recipes like this, check out my Tasty Tuesday Tip Book!!!

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BAMBA PEANUT PUFFS (PRODUCT REVIEW)

Hey Everyone! I tried these Bamba Peanut Puffs for the first time the other day. I had never heard of them before, but my husband saw them somewhere and decided to purchase them. Made with 4 simple ingredients, and contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

If you like peanut butter and want to try a healthier snack option, you may like these. They are not very over peanut buttery, but still provides a nice puff texture and taste.

Bamba Peanut Puffs try them for yourself!

Monica

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MOM TALK — DAUGHTER TAG

Hey Everyone! I decided to do a quick Q & A with my 8 year old daughter. I wanted to just ask her some simple questions and she how she would respond. There has been a lot going on lately and just allowing her to share a little!!

My eight year old is very talkative and always wants to know something, let’s see what she says in front of the camera!!! She is the only girl and has three brothers so she is definitely out numbered, but I think she does pretty well.

Monica

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TOP 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO BE HEALTHIER

Hey Everyone! In this video, I share my top 3 things you need to be healthier. Living a healthy lifestyle is possible and obtainable, but you must have these 3 things! Many people desire to lose weight and lead a healthier life, but are not following certain principles that would allow them to reach their goals.

Check that those 3 things are that can push you closer to your health goals!!! Don’t forget to get your recipe book for more mealtime tips!!

“Small Steps equals BIG Change”

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HOW TO MAKE COCONUT FLOUR COOKIES MADE WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS AND PEANUT BUTTER

Hey Everyone! So this is Tasty Tuesday Tip and I have a new recipe for ya. Where my cookie fans at? I know y’all are out there. Anyhow, have you ever heard of coconut flour? I never bought it before, but my husband brought some home the other day. Of course we are also looking for new recipes and ideas to make some tasty treats.

What is Coconut Flour?

Coconut Flour is a soft, naturally grain and gluten free flour. It is gluten free and made from coconuts.

This recipe includes peanut butter and chocolate chips and you can also try almond butter or non dairy chocolate chips. This is a very simple recipe that offers a healthy alternative.

Ingredients

1/2 cup peanut butter (can use almond butter)

1/2 cup regular sugar (light brown sugar or coconut sugar)

2 tbsp oil (I used vegetable oil because it was on hand, but use coconut oil)

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 chocolate chips (or use dairy free chips if you needed to)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place peanut butter, oil, sugar in a bowl to get ready to mix. I used my mixer to mix until smooth and add eggs and vanilla and mix again until combined.
  3. Add baking soda,cinnamon, and salt. Then add coconut flour. Mix until becomes a dough(I used a spatula to mix).
  4. Use a small scoop or spoon and portion dough onto the prepared nonstick cookie sheet. Use fingers to slightly press dough down, will not spread when baked.
  5. Bake for about 7 minutes and let cool for about 3 minutes. Place on wire rack.

Enjoy!

Monica

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MY TOP FOOD STEAMER—3 TIER KALORIK STEAMER Review

Hey Everyone! I love quick, easy and simple meals. I have talked about this steamer before. This Kalorik 3 Tier Steamer is great for making healthier meals. It offers a rice bowl and 3 transparent, stackable basket which allows you to make several foods at once. I love the rice bowl and how easy it is without using three different pots/pans, I can use these steamer instead. Also includes a drip tray and extra water can be added during the steaming process easily. Healthy way to steam.

This steamer is very easy to clean with the removable parts. I like the fact the clean up is easy because if you cook, you must also clean, right?

Rice Bowl

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HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS TO EAT BEANS

Hey Everyone! Today here is one quick way to get your kids to eat beans. Well…it worked for me, so give it a try. My 2 year old is still at the picky stage with certain foods so my husband had an idea to try to get him to eat his beans. Check out video to see what did. Don’t forget to check out Tasty Tuesday Tip for more recipe ideas.

Monica

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HOW TO MAKE A TROPICAL MANGO SMOOTHIE

Hey Everybody! Tasty Tuesday Tip!!!! Who loves Smoothies? I love a good smoothie. Smoothies are a great healthy way to get your day started or whenever you like to drink them. If you are looking to increase your intake of fruits, smoothies can give you what you need. In addition the nutritional benefit.

Mango: Lowers Cholesterol, helps with skin, boost immune system, helps maintain healthy heart

Pineapples: Helps with sinus/common cold, aids in digestion, supports the immune systems

Almond Milk: Dairy Free, low in calories, good source of calcium

All you need is 1 cup 1/2 of pineapples, 1 cup almond milk and 1 mango. Check out how to cut a pineapple.

Of course I had to use my Nutribullet to do this smoothie. Added the pineapples first.

Next add mango.

Add milk.

Attach to your Nutribullet and blend!!

Enjoy!

Monica

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Tasty Tuesday Tip Recipe Book http://www.steps4change.net
Devotion from my book, One Day At A Time Devotion for Teens & Young Women
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