Delightful Mom

Healthy Roasted Rainbow Carrots With Turmeric

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


 I just love roasted rainbow carrots and can not get enough of them lately! The pretty colors of purple, orange and yellow just scream at me to eat them. I recently figured out that carrots are a super amazing detox food up there with cucumbers, coconut water, hot lemon water and ginger. When you roast carrots, it bring out their natural sweet flavor.



Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili

Sunday, March 22, 2015


With so many savvy blogs and talented food bloggers out there it is not difficult to find great recipes. Where do you find most of your favorite ones? If I want to make something - with, say...cauliflower - I search Pinterest for a new recipe or to see what flavors combine well together in order to come up with something new. This time I lucked out of the search and this beautiful recipe was sent to me by my mom. She got it from one of her friends so I am not sure where it originated but I love how simple crockpot meals are!

Post-Workout Protein Fruit Smoothie

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A deliciously creamy non-fat post-workout protein smoothie.

 

One of the best things you can do for your body after a work out is to pump it up with a healthy balance of protein and sugar. When muscles break down, they need the protein to rebuild and grow. And sugar replenishes some of the nutrients you sweat out.


After having a baby, the extra love does not seem to shed off my love handles quite as easily anymore. And having a focus of hard weight training doesn't interest me in the least bit. I have been really into Hot Yoga as a change in my fitness routine. I crave the peaceful rejuvenation that a hard heated yoga practice brings with fast flowing movements and a focus on deep breathing. It is calming, healing and empowering. It is slowly starting to help me get back into shape. I have only been doing it for about a month, but I feel almost as strong as when I completed a 90 day P90X training 4 years ago (before kids)! This is my tropical go-to smoothie after my yoga classes - consumed within an hour after a workout for maximum nutrient absorption.