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TABATA THURSDAY

Enjoy this 30 minute body work out and get a little bit closer to that perfect ‘bikini’ bod :)

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Happy Wednesday, enjoy a healthy PALEO recipe!

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

For the Orange Sesame Vinaigrette you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (you can juice your own, I got mine pre-made at Central Market)
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar  (I got mine at TJ’s)
  • 5 Tbs toasted sesame oil (I got mine at TJ’s)
  • 3 Tbs Tamari
  • 2 packets or more stevia or 2 Tbs raw honey
  • 1 Tbs ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup of diced chives (optional but adds great taste)

Place all ingredients in a mason jar with lid and shake vigorously. Adjust flavors to taste. Tamari will make it saltier, stevia will make it sweeter.

Let sit for an hour in the fridge or overnight. The ground flax will naturally thicken the dressing so it is not so watery.

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

For the chicken: 

  • 4 organic chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Orange sesame Vinaigrette from above
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder

Place chicken breasts in a glass baking dish. Pour dressing over breasts then sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, and sea salt. For best flavor, let sit in the fridge overnight to marinate. If you don’t have time, don’t worry.

Bake chicken at 425 for about 20mins or until cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool then cut into slices.

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

For the kale salad: 

  • 2 heads of kale, stems removed and torn into small pieces

Toss kale with dressing until fully coated. Then top with roasted veggies of choice.

I roasted the veggies in this dish using the same method as the brussels sprouts in this recipe and added fennel, rainbow colored carrots, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. Any veggies will do, even steamed frozen veggies will work in a pinch!

Next top your kale & roasted veggies with sliced chicken and another small drizzle of the orange sesame dressing.

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

This meal is super yummy and if you make everything ahead of time, it’s so easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. It’s dairy free, gluten free, low carb, well combined, and paleo friendly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup to warm you up on this cold Friday!

Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup via Linda Wagner - Healthy eating is so much fun when you can eat amazing dishes like this one!!

Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
This healthy version of Chicken Tortilla Soup will knock your socks off! You don’t need to add cheese or tortilla strips the soup is full of flavor on it’s own!
Author: Linda Wagner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts, skin removed and cut into ½ inch strips
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 32 ounces organic chicken broth
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 jalepenos, de-seeded and diced
  • 2 cups of shredded carrots
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 bunch of cilantro chopped fine
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced – I always use one of these
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • sea salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • 1-2 cups water
Instructions
  1. In a crockpot or large dutch oven over med-high heat, place a dash of olive oil and about ¼ cup chicken broth. Add onions, garlic, jalapeno, sea salt and pepper and cook until soft, adding more broth as needed.
  2. Then add all of your remaining ingredients and enough water to fill to the top of your pot. Cover and let cook on low for about 2 hrs, adjusting salt & pepper as needed.
  3. Once the chicken is fully cooked, you should be able to shred it very easily. I simply used the back of a wooden spoon and pressed the cooked chicken against the side of the pot. You could also use a fork or tongs to break the chicken apart and into shreds.
  4. Top with avocado slices and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
  5. This is an easy one-pot meal that’s loaded with veggies, low in fat, and full of flavor! You don’t need to add cheese or tortilla strips the soup is full of flavor on it’s own!

Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup via Linda Wagner - Healthy eating is so much fun when you can eat amazing dishes like this one!!

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Fat Flush Juice Recipe For Weight Loss

Fat Flush Juice  This juice is loaded with fat burning fruits and vegetables that will get your metabolism revving! via Linda Wagner

  • You give your WHOLE BODY a chance to “clean house”. Without the added burden of digestion, which takes a LOT of time and energy, the body is now free to work on other things like detoxing the liver and kidneys…and the remains of all those Ramen Noodles you used to eat! When we drink Raw vegetable juices, the situation is entirely different, as these [micronutrients] are digested and assimilated within 10 to 15 minutes after we drink them and they are used almost entirely in the nourishment and regeneration of the cells and tissues, glands and organs of the body. In this case the result is obvious, as the entire process of digestion and assimilation is completed with a maximum degree of speed and efficiency, and with a minimum of effort on the part of the digestive system. – Dr. Norman Walker: “Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices“, Pg 9

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  • All vegetables are alkalizing (my clients know ALL about this!!). The benefits of maintaining alkalinity in the body are crucial. There are entire books written on the subject and this is something that I cover in detail in my private one-on-one sessions, so without getting into too much detail, here are just a few benefits of maintaining an alkaline environment in our tissues:
  • Improved focus and mental clarity
  • Improved heart and cardiovascular function
  • Anti-Aging
  • Improved bone & joint function
  • Stronger Immune System – infections and disease thrive in an acidic environment
  • Better digestion
  • Better overall mood
  • Healthier hair, skin and nails
  • Natural body weight
  • ENERGY!!!
  • Heart Health: Both antioxidant vitamins C and E  prevent the damaging effect of free radicals on artery walls. They prevent blood from sticking, clotting, becoming toxic as well as helping to lower triglycerides levels. Great levels of vitamin C can be found in most fruits and vegetables. Good levels of vitamin E can be attained by adding blackberries, kiwi, asparagus and spinach in your juice recipes.
  • Liver Detoxification: One of the primary functions of the liver is to serve as the body’s detoxifier.  It is involved with detoxifying harmful substances (like environmental toxins, chemicals, food additives, preservatives, drugs, etc) before they can enter the bloodstream and harm the body.  Periodic cleansing of the liver through juicing can be important in  maintaining good health.  Fresh juices reduce the burden on the liver and give it a chance to catch up.  Juicing allows the liver to rid itself of accumulated toxins, thus permitting it to operate more efficiently.

Fat Flush Juice  This juice is loaded with fat burning fruits and vegetables that will get your metabolism revving! via Linda Wagner

With all of those benefits, how could you NOT want to start juicing?! If you need more inspiration, check out the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead streaming live on Netflix. It will be all the inspiration you need!

It’s worth it to invest in a great juicer. My favorite brand is Breville, they range from about $150-300. You can get great deals online or use those 20% OFF coupons from Bed Bath & Beyond. Amazon has

I have used each model and all of them are wonderful so just choose the model that aligns with your budget. Craigslist can also be a great place to score a great deal. Your juicer will last you several years and it’s one of the best kitchen additions to really help take your health to the next level! Plus it’s tons of fun!

Fat Flush Juice  This juice is loaded with fat burning fruits and vegetables that will get your metabolism revving! via Linda Wagner

Fat Flush Juice

This juice is loaded with fat burning fruits and vegetables that will get your metabolism revving!

You’ll need:

  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 bunch mint
  • 1 head romaine lettuce

Run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville) and enjoy! (Makes 16oz)

This juice is nice and refreshingly tart, a great way to start your day!

Fat Flush Juice Recipe For Weight Loss
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This juice is loaded with fat burning fruits and vegetables that will get your metabolism revving!
Author:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 bunch mint
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
Instructions
  1. Run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville) and enjoy! (Makes 16oz)
  2. This juice is nice and refreshingly tart, a great way to start your day!

For more ideas, you can see all of my juice recipes here. Enjoy!

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