Posts in Health
Mexican Pulled Chicken Tacos

I hope everyone had a great first week back at school. I know our home was a little sad that summer vacay was over but we are all loving the routine that back to school brings. I am not going to lie over the summer meal prepping and cooking wasn’t always on point. This week a huge focus for me was to get back into prepping lots of healthy meals - specifically family dinners, lunches and lots of snacks.

I got the kids to help with snack prep, they whipped up cookies and energy balls from the cookbook and made some with sunbutter so they would pack them in their lunches for school. I planned and prep a weeks worth of delicious dinners.

I was recently on a cooking video sharing easy dinners to whip up for moms, and this is one of my new recipes that I shared with the viewers. So obviously my next move was to share it here with all of you. The reason I love this dish is because it is so versatile, it can be made for dinner or as a freezer meal and it’s a hit with the whole fam. Honestly these types of meals are my fav because they are easy to make, flavourful, healthy and just really really good!

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8 Practices To Boost Your Body Confidence Today Part 2

8 Practices To Boost Your Body Confidence Today - Part 2

Thanks for coming back! How are the practices working for you?

Have you been journaling about them? As with all things, being consistent will have the most effect! Let’s keep going!

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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Summer Holidays

 

Who else is loving the perfect summer weather we have been enjoying so far? Ummm everyone right?

For us the longer days and warmer weather means more adventures outdoors, beach days and cottage time. I wanted to share that with all of the excitement of summer our family still commits to healthy eating even on vacation, weekends at the cottage and long weekends. I wanted to share how we do this and inspire you to do the same. I am so passionate about helping everyone make healthy eating a lifestyle and keeping it delicious, fun, attainable and works for them.

This is one of the reasons I created my new Community 30-Day Clean Eating Program is to show others ways to create a healthy lifestyle and make it accessible even during the summer months, through BBQ’s, parties and just life in general. I wanted to help coach people through the month and to make healthy eating work for you (with loads of my favourite, most delicious recipes). I am currently running this program and because it has been so life changing and successful we will be running it again Monday August 12th click to register: https://www.pamrocca.com/products/30-day-clean-eating-challenge 

One of the biggest tips to healthy eating is to make it consistent.

Do you eat the same way on Monday vs Friday? That has been one of the biggest factors for my healthy eating journey, I aim to treat weekends and holidays like any other day. Seeing as this is the most popular weekend for vacation I thought it would be a great time to share our Top 10 tips for healthy eating during the summer or on vacation.

Keep reading to grab the Top 10 Tips For Healthy Eating on Summer Holidays

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Peanut Chicken or Chickpea Tacos In a Lettuce Wrap

 This past week I was feeling really creative in the kitchen and I took one of the recipes from my new cookbook - The Peanut Slaw Bowl and I wanted to make a spin on it and turn it into dinner. The chicken and chickpea tacos were the outcome and I couldn’t be more pleased with how easy and delicious this recipe is. Honestly dinner is ready in under 20 minutes and it can be a hit with the whole family. I do mine in lettuce wraps which makes it gluten free and lower in calories which suits my nutritional needs (as I am currently running a 30 day clean eating challenge if you want to join the fun click here https://www.pamrocca.com/custom-meal-plans) and my family enjoys their tacos in whole wheat wraps with no cilantro which suits their needs.

This recipe shows that you can eat clean and your food can and should be so flavourful, I would never post something that was bland or boring. That’s just not me. I want to get everyone excited to eat more veggies, to think twice about what we are putting in our bodies and make it so simple that there really are no excuses to not eat healthier. Because honestly you guys, what we eat affects how we feel each and every day…and I want you to all feel fantastic!

I created two versions of this recipe both are yummy! Pick the one that suits your nutritional needs and goals and enjoy.

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Healthy Chocolate Doughnuts

Have your cake and eat it too with this healthier dessert alternative.

I am scheduling this weeks blog post on Good Friday this year so you can have a day or two to whip these doughnuts as a healthy dessert for Easter if you celebrate this Holiday. This recipe is in my cookbook but we like to decorate them up for Holidays and wanted to share this with all of you. I know not everyone celebrates Easter but I do know most people love a healthy chocolate recipe, so either way - enjoy!

Keep reading to get this easy and delicious recipe.

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Chicken Detox Stew

Spring is in the air and that vibe always brings about a good Spring cleaning in our home. Along with cleaning out the house I do love a good real food reset to help facilitate a detox within our bodies.

People often think a detox means picking up a detox pill package or a special tea. A healthy detox is all about resetting, resting and nourishing the body from the inside out. At the same time eliminating any toxins or foods that can hinder the body’s natural detoxification process.

It’s about adding in foods that nourish our body and our cells. In this recipe, broccoli works to help detoxify the body it has a high amount of fiber, which allows you to feel full and it also works to keep your blood sugar low and balance between meals. This super veg also contains antioxidants and phytonutrients, which improves the detox process in your body and helps to eliminate other toxins.

I am working on putting together a 7-21 day real food reset detox program that will be coming out at the end of the month so if you feel like you could use a reset keep an eye out for it.

This is one of the recipes that will be in the program, it’s quick and easy to make and feels like comfort food warming you from the inside out. A perfect dish to add into your Sunday meal prep, we like to individually portion in containers for a delish grab and go lunch.

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Homemade Energy Bars

Energy and granola bars are quick grab and go snacks, that are easy to pack. We rely on them all the time in our household. However a lot of store bought options are often not healthy and can be loaded with sugar, added preservatives and or artificial ingredients.

Grab the recipe to make these healthy nut and seed bars.

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Portion Distortion - How Much Should We Be Eating?

Portion Distortion & Conquering Cravings

With Summer holidays, extended vacations, BBQ's and holidays it can be really easy to fall out of your healthy eating routine and find yourself gasp....overeating......and giving into every single craving that presents itself to you. 

While giving into cravings here and there is no big deal when you make a summer out of overeating and giving into cravings daily you will find out pretty quickly that you don't feel so great and here is why. 

Keep reading to find out 4 ways to overcome your cravings and the negative health consequences of overeating.

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Ditch The Labels Already

Why I think we need to ditch the labels and just eat in a way that feels healthy for our own bodies.

Don't get me wrong I am all for people choosing a healthy eating lifestyle that works for them, but the one thing I have noticed through my years in the field is that these labels and trends come and go. Hello zone diet, atkins, south beach??? Ring a bell anyone?

I have ALWAYS been a big fan of plain old healthy eating. But this doesn't sell, it's not catchy and no one every says "I am following the healthy eating diet". We are so screwed up with the overwhelm of "health" information that we don't even know what healthy eating is anymore. People also love to jump on board with the next big thing. I get it, it sells. I am not trying to be pessimistic here, I know that there are people out there that have it figured out and LOVE that...but the reality is that I work with thousands of people who struggle with food their weight and the way they feel in their bodies. 

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