Health coach hannah aylward, chc orlando, fl all 4 gas giants names

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Recently a client of mine came to me asking for a restaurant guide to help her stick to her healthy eating plan while eating out. She has been making SUCH amazing progress, we are talking down 35 pounds and 10% body fat amazing, and she wants to keep making progress while also enjoying a date night here and there to keep her relationship strong. While I already have a non-restaurant-specific Healthy Restaurant Guide, I didn’t have one specific to Orlando, my current location. So I thought – why not? If it helps those in the community make better choices so they can ditch the anxiety around eating out and allow them to leave a night out feeling gooood, then I am down. PS, it was recently featured in Orlando Bungalower here – yay!

Health is holistic my friends. A healthy life includes primary and secondary food – relationships, community, financial security (if there is such a thing, you know what I mean), movement, mindfulness, stress management, spirituality (whatever that means for you) and proper nutrition. While I could talk about nutrition all day, it is important to know that these other things matter just as much! Maybe I am sharing this with you all because I need to hear it again myself. It’s funny how that works. I very often fall victim to overworking, not sleeping enough, and spending nights in working until late at night instead of going out and spending special time with friends and family. And then, I feel it – it hits me like a ton of bricks and I have to say that is enough. I encourage you all to do the same. You are in the driver’s seat, creating this life of your dreams day in and day out with the little efforts you put in everywhere. Try shifting these efforts around and switching them up to see which benefit your life the most.

Eating out is often a way that we choose to spend time with our loved ones. We meet out for dinner, grab a coffee, set a lunch date, etc. While I always encourage my clients to make other kinds of dates (like hiking or yoga dates!) while shifting their eating habits, I also understand that we live in a modern world. So let’s find the balance here.

So much anxiety can stem from wanting to eat well and live well. What begins as a good intention can sometimes lead to too much restriction and an inhibited lifestyle. I see this happen often, and once again am totally guilty of it myself. I’ve been there, dodging dinner dates because I am nervous or anxious about finding something that "fits my guidelines" out. Fortunately, now I surrender to the process. I always make a good choice because it supports me, not because I " have to". It comes from a place of self-love, as opposed to a place of restriction or fear. I always say, there is a time to pull the reigns back in and there is a time to let them out. When in the healing process or recovering from a serious condition, pull those reigns in and don’t get the margarita. In this case, it doesn’t serve your overarching intention. When in a place of balance and feeling vibrant and healthy, sure grab it! Pair it with a healthy dish (maybe one from my restaurant guide!), and don’t overdo it, or else that balance is lost and it is no longer serving you anymore. Spending the next day recovering and feeling terrible is…well terrible. And if it happens, so what! Move on, but learn from it.

You guys, I love crunchy foods. I don’t know what it is! I am a huge texture person when it comes to food. Crunchy foods like celery, watermelon, bell peppers, romaine lettuce, carrots….oh my gosh I could eat them all day because of that satisfying crunch.

When you start eating really clean though, all these snack-y crunchy foods are basically raw veggies. Sometimes you just want a cracker, am I right? Salty, crunchy, seedy….mmmmmm. I made this recipe for that exact reason. I also love dips and spreads and really needed something other than veggies to eat these with (for plating appetizers reasons).

In a mixing bowl stir together the flax seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, Himalayan salt, garlic powder, rosemary and thyme. Feel free to add in any herbs here. We chose rosemary and thyme, but feel free to add others like basil, oregano or even a spicy blend. Make it your own!

Pour the batter onto the parchment paper-lined sheet pan. Spread this into a thin layer – thinner than you think! If you have a thicker layer, this will turn out more like a flatbread than a cracker. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until you are able to effortlessly separate the mixture from the parchment paper.

Remove the mixture from the oven and flip the crispbread to the other side. It is helpful to line another sheet pan or cutting board with parchment paper, place it on top of the sheet containing the crackers, and then flip the pans with holding them together. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.