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What No One Tells You About Mental Illness

What No One Tells You About Mental Illness

As I spoke with a friend today, something occurred to me.  Why is a mental health diagnosis so hard to accept?  What is it specifically about mental illness that nobody wants to talk about or admit?  I’ve had my own reservations about it and I even find myself to be a bizarre abnormality.  I’ll explain why. It took me almost 8 months to seek help.  I knew I was falling about.  I felt out of control.  I couldn’t admit to…

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Fiesta Burger Bowl

Fiesta Burger Bowl

Ingredients: 2 cups Spring Mix 2 slices sweet onion 1/4 sweet red pepper 1/2 small sweet potato 90% lean beef burger 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp onion powder salt pepper 1 Tbs mild pineapple salsa   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Wash and cut sweet potato into small paper thin slices with skin on.  Place each slice on the parchment paper in a single layer.  Separate the onion slices and add them…

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Greek Chicken Salad

Greek Chicken Salad

A quick and easy meal that can be for lunch or dinner.  It is family friendly as you can add as much or little to your child’s plate based on their tastes. Salad Ingredients: 5 thin cut chicken cutlets 1/2 c Wishbone Italian Dressing 3 cups Romaine Lettuce, cut into small pieces (you can sub a bagged salad) 15-20 grape tomatoes, halved 1 English cucumber, diced 1/2 red pepper, diced 1/4 c red onion, diced 1/3 c crumbled Feta cheese…

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Cinnamon Apples with Vanilla Yogurt

Cinnamon Apples with Vanilla Yogurt

The quick snack/ dessert that tastes like apple pie and ice cream. Cinnamon is a great addition to the diet for anyone who has PCOS.  It adds in boosting metabolism.  Although this dish is higher in carbs, most are simple carbs and the protein in the yogurt will help to slow the digestion process. Ingredients: 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil 1 fuji apple (or any type of baking apples), sliced thin 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt…

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Read more on why sweet potatoes are great for women with PCOS. Ingredients: 4 small sweet potatoes coconut oil spray salt & pepper, to taste   Preparation: Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.  While oven is heating, wash, scrub and dry potatoes thoroughly. Julienne potatoes.  The thinner the cut, the quicker they will cook.  1/4 to 1/2 inch wide pieces work best.  Spread the potatoes evenly across both cookie sheets, making…

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Paleo Crab Cakes

Paleo Crab Cakes

Ingredients: 30 oz imitation Crab meat 1.5 Tbs coconut flour 2 scallions, chopped 1 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning 1 large egg 2 tsp Spicy Brown Mustard 1/4 c Greek Nonfat Yogurt dash sea salt dash ground black pepper 2 Tbs Organic Virgin Coconut Oil   Preparation: Place crab meat in large bowl.  Add coconut flour, scallions, old bay, egg, mustard, greek yogurt, salt and pepper. Fold together gently. Divide crab mixture into 8 even portions, forming each portion into a…

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Buffalo Tuna Cucumber Bites

Buffalo Tuna Cucumber Bites

Ingredients: 2.5 ounce – can albacore tuna 1 Tbs Frank’s Red Hot Original sauce 1/2 English Cucumber   Cut the cucumber into horizontal slices, about a 1/4 inch thick. Spread the tuna evenly across all the cucumber slices Top with a sprinkle of the Frank’s Red Hot sauce Cal:  73   Carb:  9     Fat:  0     Protein:  14