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Jesus Follower ๐Ÿ’•Gut Health Enthusiast ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Paleo-Based ๐ŸŒSIBO & Lupus fighter ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Finding joy in Jesus and the goodness he provides through whole food! ๐Ÿฅ‘

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Itโ€™s been a crazy week! For all my fellow sistas who donโ€™t live in North Carolina, hurricane Florence has made her appearance! Since I work at the hospital I am considered โ€œessential personnelโ€ and had to be at work yesterday. Not only was I worried about making it to and from work, but I was also worried about the food situation.. I know, itโ€™s silly in the grand scheme of things, but a life changer when you go from eating only โ€œGod-Givenโ€ foods to everything PACKAGED. How did I go from eating clean unpacked foods for survival to eating packaged foods for survival?? So backwards. Luckily, we are safe, still have power, and I was able to stay at a hotel with some amazing coworkers. Praying for those in my home town of Wilmington. And a special shout out to the nurses and doctors at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Yโ€™all are the truest MVPโ€™s. ๐ŸŒช Just Incase the power goes out, youโ€™ve gotta eat all the frozen foods right? Bring on the @go_raw coco smoothie bowl ๐Ÿ˜ Blend together one โ˜๏ธ large frozen banana ๐ŸŒ, 1/3 cup frozen strawberries ๐Ÿ“, splash of almond milk ๐Ÿฅ›, 1 tbsp almond butter, two large scoops of @furtherfood, top with @go_raw sprouted cookies and flax seeds for healthy fats ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ. . . . #gorawbrandambassador #gorawsproutedcookies #furtherfoodcollagen #smoothiebowl #hurricaneflorance #frozenchocolate #fodmapfriendly #irritablebowelsyndrome #glutenfree #fodmap #fodmapfriendly #ibs #sibo #sibodiet #restoreyourradiance #bloating #healthyfood #healyourbody #healyourgut #guthealth

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Okay people.... I need YOU!!! My brand new kitchen has been infested with roaches. LITERALLY my worst nightmare. I would rather have spiders ๐Ÿ•ท I kid you not.. my roach phobia is so real. Not only that but our water heater busted and we have no hot water. Then my check engine light came on in my car ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ... WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS PEOPLE. We had an exterminator come and nothing changed. I put roach motels out, bait gel, and borax powder. What tips do you have?? I want my kitchen back!!!! And my sanity!!!!! . . . #roaches #cockroach #glutenfree #glutenfreebread #udisbread #avocadotoast #fodmapfriendly #sibo #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #ibs #irritablebowelsyndrome #constipation #chiaseeds #himalyansalt

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In all circumstances, โ€œhope, in the Lordโ€ Psalms 131:3. Thatโ€™s such a difficult thing to do. When I want something [answers] I am the type of person who wants it now... Then add on physical pain and emotional suffering and the need becomes pressing. Lord, I need answers! Lord, why canโ€™t everything just work out NOW? My bible study gave me a harsh dose of reality this morning. Ask yourself: โ€œCan I wait in faith and patience without fretting and without questioning Godโ€™s wisdom? Can I trust Him while he works on me His good, acceptable, and perfect will?โ€ - David Roper โ€œIn a world of mystery, itโ€™s a comfort to know the God who knows all things.โ€ Thank you Lord for protecting me from what I donโ€™t know, and for taking care of what I canโ€™t control. Lord, your ways are perfect. Always perfect. Pictured above: Skilled Creamy Chicken and Broccoli ๐Ÿฅฆ

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HEALTHY BANANA BREAD ALERT ๐Ÿšจ!!! So pumped about this one. All you need is: ๐ŸŒ one ripe banana ๐ŸŒ2 eggs ๐ŸŒ1/2 honey or maple syrup ๐ŸŒ1 tsp baking soda ๐ŸŒ1/2 tsp cinnamon (I used this to make the swirl on top) ๐ŸŒ 1/2 tsp salt ๐ŸŒ 1 tsp vanilla extract ๐ŸŒ1 and 3/4 cups gluten free or whole wheat flour ๐ŸŒ1/3 cup oil of your choosing ๐ŸŒ1/4 almond milk or water ๐ŸŒ @go_raw watermelon seeds ๐ŸŒ I also added 2 scoops of @furtherfood collagen peptides Bake at 325F for 50-60mins. #gorawbrandambassador #ibs #furtherfood #goraw #healthybananabread #colonicinertia #fodmapdiet #fodmapfree #fodmapfriendly #restoreyourradiance #guthealth #digestion #healthydessert

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These past two weeks have been difficult. No sugar coating here people!! There have been many tears, lots of prayers, and countless nights of hand holding with my husband. I woke up one morning and found this random, red, swollen rash with yellow puss-filled blisters on my arm. Needless to say, I went straight to urgent care since I had worked the day before (Iโ€™m a nurse). The doctors thought I may have caught something from the hospital and placed me on an antibiotic regime. WORST EVER. My stomach did not like the antibiotic AT ALL. I was extremely nauseous, bloated, and in a lot of pain. I wasnโ€™t sure I was going to be able to finish it. I am still recovering from the antibiotic and am frustrated at this set back. I felt like I was doing so well and now I am back at square one. My health has taken a big hit these past few weeks. That being said, I am trying my best to stay strong! I want to be real and transparent with you and tell you that I have been knocked down!!! Itโ€™s not always positive vibes over here sistas... Something that I do need to work on is remembering that God has a plan, he will carry me through this, and that this too shall pass. Not every day is going to be easy, and how I handle it is my choice. It is all in Godโ€™s strong hands, not my weak, boiled filled, ones.... I made these muffins and I LOADED THEM WITH @furtherfood collagen peptides. I will heal my gut!!!! Thank you @furtherfood for helping me get there!!! . . . #restoreyourradiance #guthealth #antibiotics #furtherfood #simplemills #ibs #sweettooth #healyourgut #irritablebowelsyndrome #ibs #paleo #glutenfree #glutenfreefood #bloating #sibo #sibodiet #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #fodmapdiet #fodmapfree #feedfeed #digestion #constipation

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Yes, itโ€™s hot. No, that does not stop me from giving into my soup craving ๐Ÿ˜‚ I was feeling some butternut squash soup today, so soup I will have!!!! Instead of using my @go_raw pumpkin seeds, I switched it up with some @go_raw watermelon seeds!! That makes it more acceptable right?! Adds the perfect crunch! Butternut Squash Recipe ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ 1. Start by preheating your oven to 425F. 2. Cut a medium sized butternut squash in half and remove seeds. 3. Coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper. 4. Place face down on a baking sheet and cook for 45mins at 425F. 5. Once cooked and cooled, place squash (without skin) in a @vitamix blender. 6. Blend on high until thin. 7. Add one can of lite coconut milk ๐Ÿผ OR 2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk ๐Ÿผ 8. Add 2 tbsp of almond butter ๐Ÿฅœ 9. Add 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice ๐ŸŽƒ 10. Blend until mixed. 11. Serve hot. Top with organic seeds from @go_raw and a dash of pumpkin pie spice ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Pair with gluten free bread on the side! . . . #gorawambassadors #gorawwatermelonseeds #goraw #butternutsquash #butternutsquashsoup #whole30 #paleo #fodmap #ibsdiet #sibodiet #sibo #fallsoup #fallsoups #restoreyourradiance #foodinstagram #guthealth #ilovefall #octobereats #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #udis #feedfeed

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HELLO SISTAS!!! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ Sorry Iโ€™ve been so MIA lately. Life. Is. Crazy. We bought a house, moved, went to the beach with my family, had weddings.... aka send all the help. Since Iโ€™ve been so busy I had to find some quick and easy things to pack into our new fridge. One of which is hard boiled eggs ๐Ÿณ!! My husband loves these. Believe it or not, I had never made them before ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ. But Iโ€™d say they turned out FAB !! Put these babies on your salad, avocado toast, or just eat them plain!!! What do you make thatโ€™s is quick, easy, and healthy? Comment below!! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ . . . #ibs #snackideas #irritablebowelsyndrome #healyourgut #ibsdiet #fodmapdiet #fodmapfree #aip #autoimmunedisease #autoimmuneprotocol #paleo #paleodiet #paleorecipes #paleobreakfast #easyrecipes #hardboiledeggs #eggs #egg #colonhealth

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Ya girl needs her snacks on-the-go!!!! Grabbing some @go_raw sprouted cookies and running!! Love all their flavors. Most importantly, love their healthy ingredients ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ . . . #gorawambassador #gorawsproutedcookies #ibs #realingredients #healthyeating #healthysnacks #grabandgo

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I donโ€™t know if you missed these, but they are my FAVORITE MUFFIN RECIPE ๐Ÿ˜Not to mention that I added @furtherfood collagen peptides, so they are PACKED with anti-aging, weight loss, gut health, bone, AND joint benefits. I make sure to slip my peptides into basically... everything ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ!!! Give these amazing muffins a try!!! Sweet Potato Muffins: Combine 2 cups @honeyvillegrain almond flour, 3 large scoops of @furtherfood peptides, 1 tbps almond butter, 1 cooked sweet potato, 2 eggs, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp vanilla extract, @enjoylifefoods dairy free chocolate chips, and dash of cinnamon. Bake at 350F for 15mins. . . . #sibo #eastersunday #resurrection #sweetpotato #almondflour #bloated #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #barium #aip #autoimmunedisease #paleoeats #almondbutter #jesussaves #whole30 #dairyfree #healyourgut #digestion #wellnessblogger #healthydesserts #godgivemestrength #godgivengoodness

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Good morning!!!! โ˜€๏ธ just sitting here at my SIBO breath test dreaming of what one of these @simplemills banana bread muffins would taste like. Cause your girl is STARVING! Canโ€™t wait to eat again. These muffins are so bomb. You need to try them. Great grab-and-go breakfast!

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Well friends, my toe is NOT broken!!!! PRAISE! AND I managed to make it through an entire work shift with the help, and GRACE, of my AMAZING coworkers. They are seriously amazing (major brag moment). For now, I will continue to rest my โ€œseverely bruised toeโ€ and embrace Godโ€™s clear message to... S L O W D O W N. In the meantime I will eat chocolate!!!! If you are looking for a great tasting vegan chocolate ๐Ÿซ you MUST try this brand @loving_earth. Best I have ever had!!!

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I donโ€™t know about you, but my chocolate cravings have been OUT OF CONTROL lately. Thank goodness for @go_raw!!!!!! Loving this chocolate smoothie bowl topped with #gorawchococrunch bites! If youโ€™re looking for a snack with good, HIGH QUALITY, ingredients then this is it!!! Cravings CRUSHED ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Smoothie Bowl: ๐Ÿ’š1 scoop of chocolate pea protein powder ๐Ÿ’š1/2 cup strawberries ๐Ÿ’š1 frozen banana ๐Ÿ’š1 TBPS almond butter ๐Ÿ’š1 cup ice ๐Ÿ’š1 cup almond milk ๐Ÿ’šTop with flaxseeds, hemp hearts and most importantly, @go_raw choco crunch cookies ๐Ÿช . . . . #gorawbrandambassador #gorawsproutedcookies #snackideas #goraw #junkfreefood #ibs #ibsdiet #healyourgut #healthyfood #wholefoods #fodmapfree #fodmapdiet #fodmap #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #irritablebowelsyndrome #contipation #bloated #bloating #digestion #flaxseeds #hemphearts #chocolate #chocolatecravings #healthydessert #smoothiebowl

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Today I felt like I was a ravenous BEAST needing to eat everything in SIGHT ๐Ÿ‘€!!!! Itโ€™s so easy to feel guilty for eating โ€œmoreโ€ than normal. But like I have always said, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!!! So, thatโ€™s what I did ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ. Fuel your body properly and you will reap the benefits!! Above is a pic of my newest obsession: coconut amino shrimp and zoodles, sprinkled with nutritional yeast. . . . #healyourgut #wholefoods #whole30 #fodmapfree #fodmapdiet #shrimp #zoodles #zuchinninoodles #paleo #paleodinner #paleodiet #nutrition #nutrtionalyeast #fodmapfree #sibo #sibodiet #irritablebowelsyndrome #ibs #ibsdiet #fuelyourbody #digestion #contipation #bloating #eatclean #foodintolerance

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I love a good green bean ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ The easiest way to cook them: microwave them in the bag first, then pop them on the stove to give them that nice crispy taste. Then, I top them with toasted almonds ๐Ÿ˜!!!! Veggies never tasted so GOOD!!!!! . . . #healyourgut #wholefoods #whole30 #fodmapfree #fodmapdiet #fodmap #fodmapfriendly #sibo #sibodiet #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #ibs #ibsdiet #irritablebowelsyndrome #guthealth #greenbeans #vegitarianfood #allthegreens

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Going over to my sister-in-laws tomorrow so I have to bring her a sweet treat! She is gluten free just like me. I am so thankful that I have a family member who eats like I do! It makes family dinners so much better ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ If your wondering, our new favorite belly-friendly dessert is ANYTHING @simplemills !!!! #getinmybelly . . . #healyourgut #healthyfood #fodmapfree #fodmapdiet #ibs #ibsdiet #wholefoods #simplymills #healthydessert #feedfeed #fuelyourbody #sibo #sibodiet #autoimmunedisease #aip #aipdiet #healthyalternatives #irritablebowelsyndrome #contipation #bloating #bellyache

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This week I went out of my comfort zone and went OUT to eat with my husband. Once we got to the restaurant I was told that the one item I could eat on the menu was โ€œout of stock.โ€ So I tired to order an appetizer instead and they told me that they just โ€œsold outโ€ of that as well ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ. Then on Sunday I wanted to take my mom out for lunch. When we were ordering they told me their fridge broke and they no longer had salads. I couldnโ€™t eat anything else on the menu and had to leave.... #FAIL. Was I discouraged? YES. Was I upset? No. Why? Because I tired! I went out of my comfort zone! I still enjoyed a WONDERFUL night with my husband, and had a yummy salad from somewhere else with my mom. These are the moments when itโ€™s easy to slip into that mindset of WHY ME? Letโ€™s be real, my mind went there. But Psalms 34:8-10 says, โ€œOh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you and his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those whose seek the Lord lack no good thing.โ€ I lack NOTHING! I lack nothing because Jesus is my Savior. Lean on that truth today. Summer Berry Smoothie: ๐Ÿ“1/2 cup frozen blueberries ๐Ÿ“1/2 cup frozen strawberries ๐Ÿ“1/2 frozen banana ๐Ÿ“1 cup almond milk ๐Ÿ“1 tbsp almond butter ๐Ÿ“1 scoop @furtherfood collagen peptides ๐Ÿ“Top with chia seeds and cocoa nibs . . . . #fruitsmoothie #berries #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #sibo #sibodiet #fodmap #fodmapfriendly #fodmapdiet #fodmapfree #whole30 #wholefoods #healyourgut

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I was hesitant at first, but these turned out AMAZING!!! So clean, so easy, and so yummy! Vanilla Protein Oat Bites: ๐ŸชBlend together 2 ripe bananas ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿช1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder (chocolate or vanilla, I used vanilla) ๐Ÿช1 egg ๐Ÿช1 and 1/2 cup of gluten free oats ๐Ÿช1 dash of cinnamon ๐Ÿช1 handful of flaxseeds (optional) ๐Ÿช2 scoops of @furtherfood collagen peptides (optional) ๐Ÿช1/2 cup @enjoylifefoods chocolate chips Bake at 350F for 10-12minutes I let mine cool and put them in the freezer so I could warm them up later (banana based treats go bad quickly)! ENJOY! ๐Ÿ˜ . . . #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #chocolatechip #cravings #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #guthealth #snackideas #ibs #ibsdiet #irritablebowelsyndrome #sibo #fodmapfriendly #fodmap #glutenfree #dairyfree #collegen #furtherfood #healthydessert #digestion

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My husband loves any food that is creamy... aka SAUCEY PASTA... aka I can't eat that. So I wanted to make him something that we could both enjoy and that was creamy, healthy, and yummy! So I decided on a chicken salad and y'all... he said if was so good he wanted seconds! SCORE. This is such an easy summer lunch idea. It can also be easily modified to fit your belly needs. Healthy Summer Chicken Salad: First, shredded one roasted turkey breast from Harris Teeter. Make sure you buy the plain and not the roasted garlic (FODMAP NO, NO). Then I added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 1 cup of sliced purple grapes. I was too lazy and didn't buy any celery, but you can also chop and add some as well. Now for the cream. If you tolerate mayo then you can use that as your base. Otherwise, you can use any Greek yogurt of choice (I use @siggisdairy). Mix together and refrigerate. Serve on toasted gluten free bread or for a lower carb option place on romaine lettuce boats. Serve, enjoy, and get seconds!!! . . . #chickensalad #chickensaladsandwich #grapes #sibo #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #ibs #irritablebowelsyndrome #foodintolerance #fodmapdiet #fodmapfriendly #fodmap #healyourgut #healthylunch #bloating #guthealth

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