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Summer’s great for enjoying yourself and escaping, but when fall rolls around, maybe you’re (maybe “we” – I include myself in this, too!) are thinking we indulged a little more than expected. That’s okay.

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Chicken Kale Caesar Salad

What is so nourishing about this recipe? This lighter version kale chicken caesar salad is gluten free, dairy free and a Golden Goddess approved.  Kale is a great source of  all three antioxidants- beta-carotene and vitamin C and E. Organic chicken is a quality protein that will support weight loss, a healthy metabolism, maintain a healthy immune system, curb your appetite and help sustain lean muscle. Let’s dig in together!

 

Ingredients:

Salad:
5-6 cups thinly sliced Dino Kale
3 Tbsp. Macadamia Nuts

Chicken:
½ lb. Chicken Breast, cut into cubes
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil, divided
½ Tbsp. Lemon Juice
½ tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ tsp. Turmeric
½ tsp. Thyme
¼ tsp. Salt
Pinch of Black Pepper
½ Tbsp. Honey (reserved)

Dressing:
2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1.5 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 tsp. Tahini
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 clove minced Garlic
Pinch of Black Pepper
¼+ tsp. Salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place a seasoned cast iron pan in the oven for 15 minutes to get hot.Toss all of the chicken ingredients together in a bowl except for the honey and allow to marinate for 10 minutes. 

When the pan is hot, place it on the stove top over medium-high heat. After heating for about 20 seconds, add the chicken chunks to the pan, making sure not to crowd them. Drizzle the honey over all of the pieces of chicken. Allow the chicken to sear for 1 minute, then flip them over for an additional minute. Move the chicken pieces around in the pan so that the browned bits at the bottom get picked up by the cubes. Add a tablespoon of water to the pan if you sense anything is burning and give the chicken a mix. Place the pan in the oven until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 

Mix together all of the dressing ingredients and add salt to taste. Add a small amount of the dressing to the kale and massage the dressing into it. Add the macadamia nuts and chicken and fold in the rest of the dressing. 

 

protein pancake

These are awesome, homemade alternatives to your average pancake mix. Filled with all kinds of gutloving goodness, including eggs, rolled oats, and pumpkin (which is high in fiber and helps with satiety), protein pancakes are easy to make, and great for you – and the kids! A dash of collagen powder in the mix adds even more health benefits, and using ingredients like coconut oil, raw honey, and plantains helps satisfy your sweet tooth without all that processed sugar.

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roasted vegetable bowl

A healthy, savory treat full of glorious greens, this roasted veggie recipe includes serving on a bed of vitamin-rich arugula, and of course, tahini sauce – rich in healthy fats! Roasting the veggies won’t take much time, resulting in a delicious, nutritious meal that will have your taste buds celebrating!

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spiralized zucchini

This pretty simple spiralized zucchini treat that looks great, tastes wonderful, and provides you with a great source of fiber. Zucchini is known to promote weight loss, strengthen eye and heart health, work as an anti-inflammatory, and improve thyroid function.

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breakfast bowl

The ultimate breakfast bowl for gut health, built on the four pillars of Golden Goddess eating habits. To start your day with a powerful, tasty meal, look no further!

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Oh hey there perfect protein and glorious greens! This is the perfect reset meal for anyone, like me that has over indulged a little too much this holiday season. Plus, have I mentioned that the dressing is made with gut nourishing ingredients, such as lemon, tahini and various herbs that are cleansing for your liver? Yes, your liver may want an added boost of detoxification.

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salad in a jar

As many of you know I am all about stress-free, healthy eating and meal prepping to ensure that we are prepared for a chaotic week when we do not have time to cook. Ideal balanced meals will have a combination of fiber, greens, healthy fats, and clean protein. Many of my clients worry about not having healthy meals prepared for the week ahead. Here are 2 easy, quick and delicious salad- spirations, as well as one breakfast in a jar that will be perfect for your busy week ahead.

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Boston’s been absolutely freezing this week, which means one thing – a serious need for hearty, warming foods, like this soup.

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rose quartz

If you’re gift searching for a friend, loved one, sister, or daughter… This is an excellent place to find some thoughtful and intentional items that will bring light and love to that special someone.

Gifts don’t necessarily have to be lavish. Sometimes a small present that improves quality of life is just right. Sometimes it’s something simple that fits right into the recipient’s personal style. It’s all about being thoughtful… But it can be tough to conjure ideas!

So, here’s a list of gift ideas for the special women in your life. Best of luck with your search!

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