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February 27, 2018

Do you get hangry?

You know, when you’re hungry and become irritable, can’t think clearly, then you eat and you’re fine? That’s called being hangry. It used to happen to me ALL the time. I thought it was just what happened when humans become hungry! I did my best to prevent it by always packing snacks, but when it did happen it was bad. During my training to become an NTP, I  learned about blood sugar regulation and discovered that what I thought was a very healthy way to eat (mainly vegetarian) was causing blood sugar imbalances that resulted in me being hangry if I was hungry.

 

Begin hangry is one sign of blood sugar dysregulation. Other signs to be aware of include: craving coffee or sugar in the afternoon, being sleepy in the afternoon, fatigue that’s relieved by eating, headaches if meals are skipped or delayed, and being shaky before meals. Chronic blood sugar dysregulation can lead to (among many other things!) metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimers, which some are...

February 26, 2018

This delicious soup is one of my favorite winter time meals that everyone in my family enjoys. I hope you enjoy it too!

Serves 6-8
 

Instructions:


27 oz full fat coconut milk
1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
10 cups chicken bone broth or stock
6 Tbs coconut aminos
4 Tbs fish sauce
juice from 2 limes
zest from 1 lime
1 large yellow onion, chopped
4 oz crimini mushrooms, quartered or sliced
10 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
4 inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
1 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt
cilantro for garnish

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to instant pot or slow cooker. For instant pot, cook on soup setting. For slow cooker, cook on low for 5 hours.

Remove chicken, use 2 forks to shred, return to instant pot or slow cooker and stir.

Garnish with cilantro and your favorite hot sauce. Enjoy!

If you enjoy this recipe, there's more in my e-cookbook, 31 Whole Food Dinner Recipes (that happen to be gluten free, grain free and are almost nightshade free). You can get the...

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