What is Clean Eating all About!?!

January 24th, 2013 - Announcements, Food News

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There is a lot of talk about ‘Clean Eating’ these days…And I don’t know about you, but when I first heard these words, I was wondering what all the ‘buzz’ was about! I was pretty excited when I started learning more about clean eating, as I came to find out that about 90% of my recipes fall into the category of clean eating without me even knowing it! Yippee!

Because clean eating has become pretty popular these days, I have decided to discuss it further to shed some light on the topic! (Keep in mind, I don’t claim to be an expert…Just did my fair share of research, and thought I’d share my findings and my point of view!)

In a nutshell, clean eating is just a simple way of talking about a way of eating, (not a diet or short term thing, but more like a lifestyle). This way of eating incorporates whole foods that are unprocessed, don’t have chemicals added to them. Simply put, any food that has been stripped of all nutrient value by man, and injected with a bunch of chemicals is not considered ‘clean’. 

You may have noticed that most of my recipes are listed as  ’Clean Eating’, which again simply means that I use foods in their most natural state, and don’t include any processed ingredients. One example of this is that I use whole grain oats in my baked goods rather than white or whole wheat flour, (which is essentially a whole grain that has beens stripped of it’s nutrition in a factory).

There are many benefits to ‘clean eating’… Some of the most common being weight loss, increased energy, and improved digestion just to name a few!

So, if this sounds like something of interest to you, you may be wondering how to get started!?! Well, to start here are a few basic choices from each food group that are considered ‘clean’ to start you off:

  • Protein Sources: Chicken, Turkey, Fish, Egg Whites, Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Protein Powder
  • Veggies: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Squash, Green Beans, Onions, Sweet Potatoes
  • Fruit: Strawberries, Apples, Blueberries, Bananas
  • Whole Grain Sources: Old Fashioned Oats, High Fiber Pasta, High Fiber Wrap Bread, Ezekiel or Whole Grain Bread
  • Healthy Fat Sources: Avocado, Nuts, Nut Butters
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, Honey, Agave Nectar, Maple Syrup

These are some of the clean eating foods that can be found in most Dashing Dish recipes, which can be found under the ‘Clean Eating’ tab under recipes! 

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Merry Christmas!

December 24th, 2012 - Announcements

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 Merry Christmas!!! I just love this time of year, as we take time to celebrate the goodness of our Savior Jesus! I am so thankful for so many things…Words truly can not express just how grateful I am! I am grateful to the King of the world, who came as a man to save us, so we could not only have eternal life…but so that we could have a personal relationship with Him! I am thankful to my wonderful husband, who is my best friend, and supports every ‘crazy‘ dream that is in my heart, (and even helps me bring them to life!) I am thankful for my family, who are the greatest gift to me on this earth….

But most of all, I want to express my deep gratitude for each and every one of YOU…When I quit my full time nursing job as a step of faith about a year ago, I honestly had no clue what the future would bring. All I knew is that the Lord was pressing it upon my heart to help others find the freedom and joy that He led me to in the area of weight, healthy eating, and freedom from eating disorders…And I can honestly say that nothing in this world brings me more joy than to watch people find freedom in Him! I want to thank each one of you that has supported, and blessed me with words of encouragement! I have learned so much already on this journey, and I have come to find that the body of Christ is truly just that…A body, with many parts. As each one of us takes our place in the body, doing what the Lord has called us to do, we can help each other become all that Christ has designed us to be!

My greatest prayer is that Dashing Dish has blessed you and your family in finding health, balance, and a deeper walk with our Savior! This Christmas, I pray that you and your family are richly blessed, and that you time time to enjoy one another, and of course reflect on what Christmas is all about – Jesus!

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Christmas Breakfast Recipe Round-Up

December 20th, 2012 - Announcements, Food News, Inspiration

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Christmas breakfast is unquestionably one of the most celebrated meals enjoyed by families all over the country! Enjoy a healthier alternative to the most craved breakfast foods with some of these popular Dashing Dish breakfast recipes!

*I starred some of the recipes that I will personally be making this year!

 Pancakes

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Give the Gift of Healthy Eating!

December 12th, 2012 - Announcements

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Don’t let the stress of healthy eating force you to put your health on hold this holiday…Let this Dashing Dish Meal Plan take all the guess work out and save you time, money, and effort, all while enjoying each and every meal you eat! Month 3 Meal Plans are now Available! What’s more…They make a great gift for a busy mom, friend, or co-worker!

This meal plan contains ALL NEW Recipes from the previous months, and in my opinion, is the best meal plan that I have created yet (I took the feedback from the first two and have designed these based your requests!)
In fact, if you havent bought a DD meal plan, but are interested, I’d suggest starting with month 3!


Month 3 Meal Plans contain:-TONS of Breakfast Options that are Quick and Easy

  • A few Holiday Inspired Recipes
  • Some of my favorite Unpublished Recipes
  • Membership Only Recipes
  • Quick and Easy Lunch Recipes
  • Clean & Healthy Recipes
  • Gluten Free & Diabetic Friendly Options
  • Fabulously Delicious and Easy Dinners you will LOVE!
  • Weight Watchers Points
  • Calories listed for Each Meal and a Grand Total for Each Day
  • Full Grocery Lists & More
  • A Guarantee that You Will Not Waste any Food!

Give the Gift of Healthy Eating to Someone You Love This Holiday Season! 
http://dashingdish.com/meal-plans/

 

 

 

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We Overcome By The Word of our Testimony~ Testimonies Shared!

October 19th, 2012 - Announcements, Articles, Inspiration, True Beauty

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As some of you may know, I did a post a few weeks back explaining that I felt the Lord was prompting me to have people share their testimonies on how the Lord has helped them overcome a weight related issue in their life in order to encourage one another! The testimonies I received made me laugh, cry, and praise our Lord! I want to personally take a moment to thank everyone who shared their struggles, their heart, and how the Lord gave them strength to overcome!

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We Overcome By The Word of Our Testimony!

September 28th, 2012 - Announcements, Inspiration, True Beauty

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The other day when I was on a walk, I started reflecting on the amazing testimonies people have shared about how God has transformed their life. Whether it be about how God has helped people overcome in the area of weight related strongholds, eating disorders, or poor self image…I have recieved so many wonderful praise reports oh how God has taken the ‘ashes’ of peoples lives and turned it into ‘beauty’. (Isaiah 61:3)

It was during this walk that I felt the Lord prompt me to have people share their testimonies on Dashing Dish, as a way to encourage others that they too can and will overcome whatever it is they are facing with the Lord’s help. I believe this is SO powerful for many reasons, but if nothing else, every time we share our testimony something powerful happens…The bible says that when we share what the Lord has done in our lives, that we “Overcome satan by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.” (Revelation 12:11)

After praying about it, I would love it if you shared your testimony with me via e-mail about how God has touched your life in the area of weight related issues, eating disorders, self image issues, or how He has given you guidance and strength to live a healthy lifestyle for you and your family. I will then share them on Dashing Dish (with your permission of course), as a way of blessing and encouraging others with the good news of what the Lord has done!

Please note that these testimonies don’t have to include your name, (unless you desire them too), and they don’t have to be long! Also, they can, but certainly don’t have to relate to Dashing Dish…It is purely all about how the Lord has helped you overcome weight, eating, and self-image related battles!

Let’s join together and overcome the enemy by praising the name of Jesus and sharing how He has taken the ashes of our lives and turned them into True Beauty!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for prayerfully considering sharing your testimony!

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Dashing Dish Membership Features!

September 18th, 2012 - Announcements

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Not a Dashing Dish member yet!?! I designed the Dashing Dish Membership with the desire to inspire and encourage people to make healthy living an exciting and enjoyable part of their every day life! If that sounds like it might be of interest to you, come see what comes with a membership to Dashing Dish!

When you sign up to become a Dashing Dish member, you get access to 10-12 Membership Recipes per month.

Access to Membership Workouts, which are month long or weekly workouts that include everything from weight training workouts, treadmill and elliptical workouts, and special boot camp style workouts that can be done at home!

Access to Membership Videos with all the latest tips and tricks to live a healthy lifestyle!

Access to Membership Articles designed to equip and prepare you make healthy living a lifestyle!

And you are able to add all of your favorite Dashing Dish content to your own Personal “Favorites” Board!

If you’d like to sign up, click here.

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What can be Found in the Dashing Dish Pantry?

September 10th, 2012 - Announcements, Articles

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You may have noticed that Dashing Dish recipes are unique and different from almost any other recipe. What makes them different is that I create each recipe based on my personal philosophy of cooking…It has to be simple, healthy, and use ingredients that are already in your pantry.

The recipes on this website are one of a kind in that there is no added sugar, butter, or flour in any of them. In fact, the majority of my recipes are gluten free, sugar free, whole grain recipes that are high in fiber and protein. All of these components have been proven to keep you satisfied and help you reach and maintain a healthy weight for life!

Most of my recipes are listed as  ‘Clean Eating’, which simply means that I use foods in their most natural state, and don’t include any processed ingredients. One example of this is that I use whole grain oats in my baked goods rather than white or whole wheat flour, (which is essentially a whole grain that has beens stripped of it’s nutrition in a factory).

Here’s What You Will Find in My Pantry, and in Dashing Dish Recipes:

  • Protein Sources: Chicken, Turkey, Fish, Egg Whites, Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Protein Powder
  • Veggies: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Squash, Green Beans, Onions, Sweet Potatoes
  • Fruit: Strawberries, Apples, Blueberries, Bananas
  • Whole Grain Sources: Old Fashioned Oats, High Fiber Pasta, High Fiber Wrap Bread, Ezekiel or Whole Grain Bread
  • Healthy Fat Sources: Avocado, Nuts, Nut Butters
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, Honey, Agave, (I also always give an option and measurement to use sweetener of choice that measures like sugar)

My number one goal is that my recipes are not only enjoyable to your palate, but to your whole body as well! Hope you enjoy!

 

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Top 20 Fall Inspired Recipes to Start off The Season!

September 6th, 2012 - Announcements, Articles, Inspiration

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Ok, so it’s not quite fall yet, but I have already noticed the desire for fall recipes is on the rise! It’s no surprise to me, I mean what’s not to love about the warm spices, comfort foods, and seasonal flavors of fall!?! So, to get everyone ready for this fabulous season, I thought I’d do a quick fall recipe re-cap to start this time of year off right! I  have included the 20 most popular fall inspired recipes from the previous year on Dashing Dish! Enjoy!

         

         

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Month Two Meal Plans are Now Available!

August 27th, 2012 - Announcements

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I am excited to share that the New Month Two Meal Plan is now available! This meal plan has the same general layout as month one, which features a whole new month of new recipes, (there are even some of the best membership recipes included!) This meal plan is available for one, two, and four people in the form of individual weeks, and a complete month!

Month two can be found by clicking on the meal plan of your choice, and clicking on the drop down month two.

After doing a poll on month one meal plans, I made a few modifications on these! They have no leftovers or dinners out, and are filled all my favorite ‘clean’ and delicious Dashing Dish Recipes plus never before seen recipes!

The Dashing Dish meal plans feature a week or a month’s worth (depending on which one you choose) of unique & fresh recipes, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks & desserts. It features a weekly grocery list & calendar to keep you organized!

I received tons of great feedback from month one meal plans, be sure to check out the testimonials if you are interested!

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