I get asked all the time, “Jen, what is your secret? How do you stay so healthy and eat such scrumptious food that you prepare yourself?”
Do I have days where I feel overwhelmed and want to press a button so that all my meals are magically prepared for me? Of course.
But, the secret to being healthy, losing weight and keeping the weight off isn’t just about clean foods, portion control, and preparation. It’s also about the relationship you have with your food.
Wait, whaaaaaat?? The relationship you have with your food?
That’s right. The relationship with your food. And by this I mean:
- Knowing your ingredients and the nourishment they provide
- How the ingredients are prepared and assembled
- The pleasure of cooking with love. And I do mean pleasure
Sitting down and serving something you’ve prepared on your own, simply, with clean ingredients in a proper portion + Being completely aware = The Deep Dive Winter Cleanse.
This is the practice of living a Simple Clean and Whole lifestyle, and my secret. Surprised, aren’t you?
What is your relationship with preparation, portion control, and stepping into your kitchen?
The Deep Dive Cleanse is all about connection. Understanding and getting down and dirty with your relationship with food. For the Deep Dive Winter Cleanse, I have prepared a simple meal plan for 7 days that help facilitate your desire to cleaning up your gut to a whole new level.
Meal Plan, Shopping Lists, Portion Control, Cooking Techniques, 14 simple yet delicious recipes and more.. check it out:
Come and join me the day after Super Bowl Sunday and start diving into a practice that will leave you with many healthy rewards! And speaking of Super Bowl Sunday, this is the perfect chicken to make Sunday evening and have as your snack, lunch or dinner protein during the week.
It takes no time to prepare!
- 1 whole free range roasting chicken, 3.5 to 5 lbs.
- 1 tablespoon ghee or olive oil
- 1 tablespoon your favorite spice.. (I use Whole Foods (365) Toronto Steak & Chicken Rub)
- tsp salt and pepper
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees and place cast iron skillet inside while it is heating
- While the oven is heating prepare your chicken. Remove giblets (if there are any), wash chicken, and pat dry
- Rub chicken with oil or ghee and season generously with Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Season inside the cavity too. Stuff the cavity with the sliced lemon.
- Set the onions on your hot skillet. If you have some lemon slices left, you can add those too.
- Set the bird in skillet, breast side down on top of the onions and cook for 15 minutes at 500 degrees
- Reduce heat to 350°F and cook for 30 more minutes. Then, flip it over, and return it to the oven to finish roasting breast-side up, for another 15 to 20 minutes.
The doors will be closing soon so don’t wait! Join me for this winter journey together and see how nourishing a Simple Clean and Whole lifestyle is.