Food, Fact & Faith – Jan 28th

Hello, old friend. Thank you for persistently reading my newsletter. I do hope that you find inspiration, laughter, and even learn a thing or two each week. 2018 brings more community involvement for Whitness Nutrition; read on to see all the new ways you can work with me!


FAITH:
 I was asked to participate in a shoot with Andrea for Bandier & Outdoor Voices content. Although I am really uncomfortable in front of the camera, I knew it would be helpful to have photos with my fellow Whole30Dallas Duo co-coach.

The photo-related anxiety and standards I inflict upon myself for these sessions are ridiculous. Day of, I was shaking. Andrea always soothes my nerves (this is our third time doing a shoot together) and I really tried to focus on anything, but the camera. Which made me remember a really important concept; how my body looks means NOTHING. What my body does is EVERYTHING. The Lord blessed me with these bulky arms and strong legs for a purpose. Whether or not I choose the path he’s laid out for me, it’s there, it’s obvious and it’s uniquely mine.

It was then that I remembered, I should be grateful that he’s made an individualized space for me in a world of millions. Jennie Allen is teaching me all about that purpose. I am created to lift others up, to be a source of safety for those in fear and a stronghold for the weak. Below, you’ll find the smile that came from that realization.

 

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether by speech or action, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Photo Credit: Mary A Hafner. 


FACT: I haven’t posted a WWWO in a really long time. What. The. Heck. Whitney. There are so many amazing new concepts in Dallas and although I’ve been rocking my Whole30, I’ve still been social, and adding to my list of “we must try this”. This list, started in 2009,  is the reason I rarely(never) eat at the same restaurant thrice.  Except for HG Sply, of course. They’re the exception.

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Let’s talk about Shwarma and the fact I had NO idea what this greatness is. A bowl of Mediterranean comforts? Sign me up for a daily delivery, please!

Shwarma Bar in Plano has customizable bowls that warm my heart AND soul.

WWWO? No rice (I don’t like it, nor does my digestive system), but hummus, tomato, cucumber, onion, pickled turnip, extra red cabbage, garlic aioli & chicken. There’s a chance a side of vegetables and babaganoush will be ordered to share with my husband. Sharing; my greatest strength!  #onlychild

 


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FOOD: I consistently stress the importance of mastering the basics. Before we spend any time on your nutritional intake, we’re going to discuss your water intake and sleep. Those two components, along with a list of 5-6 others, come before ANYTHING else. This applies to success in the kitchen, as well. Start with the basics!

This week: roast your veggies. It’s the quickest, most versatile way to have vegetables prepped for a variety of meals, all week long! Plus, I can cook these at the same time as my frittata and one pan chicken. When there are three recipes in one oven I have time to brown some turkey, mix up tuna salad, and chop veggies all within my Sunday 90 minute meal prep whirlwind.

Thanks What’s Gaby Cooking for this simple recipe. You can substitute in other vegetables as desired. 

  • 2 cups broccolini
  • 2 cups brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (I prefer *avocado oil!)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS *I removed red pepper flakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Cut all the vegetables into about 1-inch pieces and place them on a baking sheet. For easy cleanup, line the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. Drizzle the cut veggies with olive oil and season them with salt, pepper and a dash of red pepper flakes.
  4. Give the vegetables a toss to make sure they are evenly coated and evenly spaced out on the pan. Pan into the oven for 25 minutes. Remove the pan, give the vegetables a quick toss with a pair of tongs, back into the oven for at least 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly golden brown.
  5. Remove the vegetables once they are done, and add a squeeze of lemon juice on top if desired.

Feel uncomfortable in the kitchen? Utilize a Prim & Prepper session to get yourself set-up for success!

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FRUGAL DEAL OF THE WEEK: Did you see the newest installment of Thrifty Thursday? We posted deals on jerky and sales from Sprouts vs. Whole Foods; what to buy, where! 

But, new today: Lync Cycling is offering a $14/class special that ends tonight. Use code FRIYAY.

While you’re at it, check out the Lync30 program featuring my nutritional guidance! The kick-off is next weekend and I would love to support your health endeavors. Take $5 off with code whitnessnutrition

This is a smart idea: 5 class pack for $70 + Lync30 $39= $109 for a weekly spin, daily Core at home, weekly nutritional guidance, exclusive health codes & coupons, 24/7 access to a dietitian & weekly curated meal plans. Plus, a killer optimized coffee bar & Snap Kitchen giveaway next Saturday!


Witness good nutrition by making an appointment. Or, check out our new lunch&learn options. Although this was originally created for the office setting, we’re happy to set up talk for parent groups, Mother’s Day out, church assemblies, or around a nice big dining room table of friends. Everyone deserves better health! Let me visit and talk some sense over a nutritious meal. 


A good reminder that no matter how good the sale or how much you save, the happiness you gain pales in comparison to that which you create from the inside. And that, is ALWAYS free. (2).png
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