First Annual Women’s Wellness Expo – Saturday, June 6th 8-4 pm

The first annual Women’s Wellness Expo is a FREE event catered all towards Women’s interests! Presented by Dr. Amanda Binder of Chiropractic First. Open to the public. Vendors include: Massage, Essential Oils, Endurance House, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Jamberry, Health coaches, Doula, Financial adviser, ThirtyOne, as well as demonstrations from the Police department and Fire department! Just to name a few!  Come visit Nourishing Wellness, LLC!!

First Annual Women’s Wellness Expo

Come join us for a fun day and be entered in for door prizes and raffles!
Brooklife Church
857 S. Rochester Street
Mukwonago

Weekly Food Journal

I think I had a fairly good week, until I had family visitors and got a little carried away….that can happen.  Anyway, I enjoyed their visit and the excess and now I’m back on track!  I’ve discovered “Gin-Gin’s”….danger!  A nice treat….but hard to control over-doing the treat!  Measuring has been very beneficial and has kept me on track.

Monday, 3/23/15

Green tea….lunch….liverwurst -2 patties, brazil nuts 1/4 c, 2 stalks celery with 2 tablespoons of sunflower seed butter, lemon water…snack…1.5 cups raw homemade kombucha, 1/2 serving Mary’s Organic crackers with 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter….dinner…grass-fed bison burger on the grill, steamed broccoli, about 1/3 of an avocado on the burger….snack….2 gin gin chews….Total Carbs….60 grams

Tuesday, 3/24/15

Green tea….lunch…2 cups homemade bone broth with 1 tablespoon raw butter, 1/4 c brazil nuts, 2 tablespoons Sunflower Seed Butter on about 6 Mary’s Organic crackers and celery….snack….homemade kombucha, 2 gin gin chews….dinner….2 glasses white wine, sushi, edamame, vanilla ice cream (I know!)….Total carbs…52 grams

Wednesday, 3/25/15

Green tea…lunch…1/4 c brazil nuts, celery and 7 crackers of Mary’s Organic with 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter, 2 patties liverwurst, lemon water…snack…homemade kombucha…dinner…salad with chicken, pine nuts, avocado, raspberry vinaigrette, lemon water, sauerkraut….snack 2 gin-gins…total carbs….63 grams

Thursday, 3/26/15

Green tea…lunch…toasted paleo brea with raw butter and 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter, 1 cup of bone broth, 1/4 c brazil nuts….snack…homemade kombucha, celery with 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter….dinner….beef boneless ribs, steamed asparagus, Angelic toasted baguette with raw butter, lemon water, sauerkraut…snack….2 gin-gins, mint chocolate milkshake (recipe on blog)…total carbs….73 grams

Friday, 3/27/15

Green tea…lunch…2 braunschweiger patties, lemon water, 1/4 c brazil nuts, celery with 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter…snack…homemade kombucha, 3 gin-gins…dinner…2 cups bone broth with buffalo stew meat, Mary’s organic crackers with raw butter…total carbs….70 grams

Saturday, 3/28/15

Green tea….lunch (on-the-run)….1/2 deviled egg, beef stick, 1/4 c brazil nuts….snack….homemade kombucha….7 Mary’s organic crackers, celery and 2 tablespoons of sunflower seed butter….dinner…lemon water, baked wild cod, steamed asparagus, Angelic toasted baguette with raw butter….snack….Kalyana double chocolate almond flour brownie….total carbs…67 grams

Sunday, 3/29/15

Green tea…lunch….2 c bone broth, 1/4 c brazil nuts, 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter with celery…dinner…beef brisket, steamed green beans, diced sweet potatoe, lemon water, avocado oil potatoe chips, kalyana double chocolate almond flour brownies, snack…2 gin gins….total carbs….78 carbs.

Weekly Food Log with Carb Counting

Well, I’m stepping up my food log.  I will be including my carb count for each day. I have to say, I was starting to stray with my portions, especially nuts and sunflower butter.  Although both are good for you, monitoring your portions is more beneficial.  That mindless eating, is exactly that.  It really doesn’t take that much effort to measure things out.  The funny thing is when I started to measure out my portion, it was plenty and I was satisfied.  When I am mindlessly eating, I have an endless pit and want more, way more than a portion or two.

Again, I do intermittent fasting, so for breakfast I have a 16 oz Green Tea.  I make my own Kombucha.  I also eat sauerkraut after dinner every night.

Monday, 3/09/15

Paleo toast, raw butter and sunflower butter, celery with sunflower butter, snack…brazil nuts and raw kombucha…for dinner…raw shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic, steamed broccoli and macadamia nuts.  Total carbs – 56

Tuesday, 3/10/15

Homemade Turkey bone broth with raw butter, 2 pieces of bacon, celery with sunflower butter, snack….macadamia nuts and kombucha, dinner….(it was late) mint chocolate milkshake (recipe on website) and brazil nuts.  Total carbs – 56

Wednesday, 3/11/15

2 braunschweiger patties sauteed in raw butter, brazil nuts, snack….celery with sunflower butter and kombucha, dinner….turkey kilbasa with cauliflower rice and avocado pudding (recipe on website).  Total carbs – 45 

Thursday, 3/12/15

Homemade Turkey Broth with raw butter, celery with sunflower butter, snack…brazil nuts and kombucha, dinner….leftover garlic shrimp, steamed green beans, toasted Angelic baguette with butter, macadamia nuts.  Total carbs – 71

Friday, 3/13/15

Paleo toast with butter and sunflower butter, 1/3 c brazil nuts, 2 stalks of celery with 2 Tablespoons of sunflower butter, snack….1/2 c macadamia nuts and raw kombucha, for dinner….baked cod, chive fries, a little coleslaw, 1 Strongbow cider beer.  Total carbs – 66

Saturday, 3/14/15

1 1/2 c homemade Turkey bone broth with raw butter, 2 celery stalks with 2 tablespoons sunflower butter, 1/3 c brazil nuts, snack….1/2 c macadamia nuts and kombucha, dinner…leftover turkey kilbasa with cauliflower rice, 1 pc of Angelic baguette, avocado pudding.  Total carbs – 39

Sunday, 3/15/15

2 eggs, 2 pc bacon, 1/3 c brazil nuts, snack…2 stalks celery with 2 T of sunflower butter and kombucha, dinner…seasoned chicken breast strips in coconut oil, steamed beets with butter, 1/4 c brazil nuts.  Total carbs – 35

Mint Chocolate Milkshake – From “Against All Grain” Cookbook

This is a great “Shamrock Shake”….perfect for St. Patty’s Day!!

1 (13/12 – ounce) can full-fat coconut milk ….I use Natural Value (you can find it at Woodman’s)

1 large avocado, pitted and diced

1 cup Almond Milk or Coconut Milk …I used unsweetened coconut milk

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

1/4 cup honey

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

dark chocolate chips or roasted cacao nibs

1.  Pour the coconut milk into an ice cube tray (I used small glass custard dishes) and then cover.  Place the diced avocado in a freezer-safe container and place it and the ice cube tray or, whatever you use with the coconut milk, in the freezer. Freeze until hardened, about 4 hours or up to 2 days.

2.  Remove the ice cube tray or, whatever you use with the coconut milk, and the avocado from the freezer and leave at room temperature for 15 minutes to defrost slightly.

3.  Place the coconut milk cubes, avocado, and remaining ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.

4.  Mix in the chocolate chips or cacao nibs and serve.

The cookbook says 4 servings, but I broke it down into 6 to be more carb friendly. not quite a cup, about 3/4 of a cup per serving

Weekly Food Diary

Made a new recipe “Mint Chocolate Shake”, I’ll post the recipe….it was truly a treat!  Made some more “Chicken Liver Pate”, it is great on “Flackers”.

Again….I do intermittent fasting till lunch.  I use organic whenever possible.  I eat raw sauerkraut every night at dinnertime.  I use raw butter on everything that I can such as veggies, cooking, broth, etc.  My kombucha is homemade.  Bacon is nitrate free.  My weakness is nuts and sunflower butter.

Monday, 3/02/15

Paleo Toast with raw butter and sunflower butter, beef stick, 1 piece of bacon, for a snack, brazil nuts and kombucha…for dinner, chicken thigh cooked in coconut oil, steamed beets with raw butter and sea salt, snack… brazil nuts.

Tuesday, 3/03/15

2 Liverwurst patties sauteed in butter, snack…cashews & brazil nuts with kombucha, for dinner…turkey soup/broth with raw butter, mint chocolate shake

Wednesday, 3/04/15

Turkey slices, celery with sunflower butter, snack..brazil nuts and kombucha, for dinner, baked cod with raw butter and steamed beets

Thursday, 3/05/15

Small beef bone broth with buffalo stew meat, paleo toast with raw butter and sunflower butter, celery with sunflower butter, snack…brazil nuts and kombucha, for dinner…bison rump roast with baked diced sweet potatoes (delish), snack…cashews

Friday, 3/06/15

2 Braunschweiger patties sauteed in raw butter, celery and flackers with chicken liver pate and sunflower butter on celery, snack…brazil nuts and kombucha, for dinner, baked cod with raw butter, steamed broccoli and cauliflower with raw butter and sea salt

Saturday, 3/07/15

Turkey bone broth with raw butter, beef stick, snack…brazil nuts and kombucha, for dinner…bison rump roast, steamed asparagus with raw butter and 1 piece of Angelic baguette with raw butter, snack, macadamia nuts

Sunday, 3/08/15

2 eggs fried in bacon grease with 2 pieces of bacon, celery with sunflower butter, snack…brazil nuts and kombucha, for dinner….baked cod with raw butter, steamed asparagus with butter and sea salt, 1 piece of Angelic bagueete with raw butter, snack…macadamia nuts