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rachel marie  🌱simple nutritious eats to cure what ails you!🌱 photographer - los angeles bakeandbewell@gmail.com

It's 101Β° in Los Angeles! I always refrigerate my fruit so it's icy cold on days like today. POLL: Do you like your fruit cold or room temperature?
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While it's always good to limit as many refined sugars as we can, natural sugars from fruit don't count! They're full of fiber which keeps the sugars from hitting your bloodstream too quickly. Can't get enough this week!
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As a recently diagnosed PCOS gal, I'm keeping up my cinnamon obsession! It's so powerful at balancing blood sugar, & subsequently hormones. Fiber is also super crucial for keeping insulin levels in check, & what better form to get it in than oats, raspberries, & chia seeds?! This breakfast contains over half of the daily fiber requirement. Yes please!

1/2 cup @betteroats quick oats // 1 cup plant milk or water (I like using Rice Dream since it's fortified with calcium & vitamin D, & gives it a nice creamy taste) // sweet Saigon cinnamon to taste, such as the variety from @mccormickspice // 1 tablespoon of @nutiva chia seeds for omega 3s // Frozen or fresh raspberries (I like using frozen so that after thawing them the extra juices can all be stirred in as well)

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Happy weekend my friends. I'm pondering some dietary changes over here. I was recently diagnosed with both PCOS & Hashimoto's Disease. It was suggested to me (on top of my medication) to try following an "auto-immune diet", limiting certain foods including legumes, wheat, tomatoes/eggplant/other nightshade vegetables. These are some of my FAVORITE foods. It was actually suggested to me to adopt a diet with an emphasis on more animal proteins, fruits, & vegetables. I'm majorly struggling with how to proceed as a 6-year vegetarian. I don't feel prepared to give up all of my favorite foods entirely (how can I stop eating peanut butter & chickpeas?!). For now, perhaps I will simply try to reduce these foods a little bit day to day & see if it makes any real difference. For anyone out there with either PCOS or Hashimoto's, what sort of diet do you follow to keep your hormones &/or antibodies in check? All thoughts appreciated!
PS Good thing my daily apples are still safe 🍎
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Probiotics bring your whole system into balance. Not only do they help with digestion, but did you know there are studies linking them to improved mental health & improved immunity? Can't go wrong. You can find them in yogurts (traditional and plant-based), sauerkraut, kimchi, & tempeh.
This morning's probiotic fuel was
yogurt + cinnamon + granola + berries πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“ What's your favorite probiotic food?
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Eating healthy does not have to be expensive! I buy 30 days worth of oats for $3.50. Not bad for breakfast for a month! Cans of chickpeas & beans are very cheap, even organic varieties. There are many budget-friendly healthy eats. I love having them around in bulk in the pantry so I'm never without options. What foods do you buy in bulk?

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So many inflammatory disorders can be drastically improved with a lower sugar intake. Whether it's a skin issue or a digestive issue, less sugar can only help. If you have a sweet tooth like me it can be tricky at first, but after awhile you really do stop craving it, I promise! What are your favorite natural sweeteners?
Breakfast this a.m.
@betteroats quick oats
@maranathanutbutters creamy 2-ingredient peanut butter
🍌bananas
Plenty sweet! 😊
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Happy Friday all! I can't get enough peanut butter lately. As someone who's allergic to tree nuts & can't do almonds/cashews/walnuts/hazelnuts etc., I often end up explaining that peanuts aren't actually nuts, they're legumes (lucky me!). πŸ₯œ
So many health foods contain tree nuts which gets frustrating when you're looking for great granolas or bars. On the bright side that means I get to have more fun making my own snacks at home! Do you have any food allergies? What are your alternatives?
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@lundbergfarms rice cakes
@maranathanutbutters peanut butter (the variety with only peanuts & sea salt)
@woodstockfoods banana chips

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Hope everyone's Monday has gotten off to a great start! It felt like a good day for some more @birchbenders pancakes! Organic & vegan, all you have to do is add is water! So easy. Lately @bonnemaman_us raspberry preserves is my very favorite topping. What's your favorite way to eat pancakes?! πŸ₯ž
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Apples are the second most consumed fruit in the US, second only to bananas. I can never skip my daily apple! Are you an apple or a banana person?! 🍎🍌
Today I dipped mine into my usual concoction of @bettylousinc powdered peanut butter & @stonyfield Happy Wednesday!
#organic #fruit #breakfast #gloobyfood #plants #fitness #fit #fitnessmotivation #protein #healthyfood #healthyeating #sezzysquad #healthydessert #dessert #cleanfood #cleaneating #feedfeed #realfood #healthysnack #yogurt #food52grams #foodblogger #flowers #nutrition #peanutbutter #food52 #onthetable #foodphotography #brekkie #apples

Did you know just 1/2 a cup of halved strawberries contains 150% of your daily Vitamin C?! As a water soluble vitamin it needs to be replenished every day for healthy tissue (including healthy skin!). Some other produce with extra high Vitamin C: broccoli, brussels sprouts, & bell peppers πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“
Recipe:
1/2 cups of @betteroats quick oats
1 cup water
1 tablespoon @nutiva chia seeds
1 heaping tablespoon @mccormickspice saigon cinnamon
1/2 cup halved strawberries
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Happy Friday to all!
The best snacks are all about balance πŸžπŸ… This is one of my all time favorite combos (especially when I know dinner is going to be late!):
@rudisorganic whole wheat (toasted)
@cedarsfoods hummus
cherry tomatoes
I so love toast for breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacking in between. When you're busy, it's something you don't have to think too hard about. This has been a go-to for years & I don't see it going anywhere!
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Quick & easy dairy-free french toast slices πŸžπŸ“
Beat 2 eggs (or sub) in a large bowl // Add a sprinkle of @mccormickspice Saigon Cinnamon // Dip 2 slices of your favorite bread (I still love @rudisorganic whole wheat) & thoroughly coat // Cook both sides evenly on medium heat // Top with your favorite toppings (syrup is great, or some extra cinnamon & berries) // Enjoy!!
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