Easy Tasty Slow Cooked Pulled Chicken

pulled chicken imageSlow Cooked Pulled Chicken

4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

2 celery stocks, diced

1 onion, diced

¼ cucumber finely diced

½ cup red cabbage shredded

1 clove garlic, minced

16 oz chicken stock

¼ cup BBQ sauce

1 tbsp hot sauce

1 head Iceberg lettuce

Homemade ranch salad dressing- 1 tbsp for each lettuce wrap


Homemade ranch dressing:

½-3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp dried dill

Sprinkle of sea salt and pepper

1 small minced garlic clove

5 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp parmesan cheese

Mix ingredients together in a blender or by hand.

This can be stored for about a week in the fridge



Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker for 4 hours (on high) or 8 hours (on low)

Add broth, garlic, onions, celery

After the chicken has been cooked, remove it and shred it with two forks. Reserve ½ cup of the liquid and discard the rest

Add the hot sauce and BBQ sauce to the shredded chicken and place back in the slow cooker for 30 minutes on low

Serve chicken on lettuce wraps, top with 1 tbsp ranch sauce for each wrap, cucumber and red cabbage


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Now after you watched the video, can you answer the following questions?

  • What is the difference between the natural and processed types?
  • What is the difference between complex and simple sugars?
  • Why is complex and natural better for you?
  • How much  does an average person take each day? Is this number staggering for you?
  • Where is sugar found on YOUR shopping list? Do you always read your labels?

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Grain Free Cauliflower Pizza

You gotta eat this!
cauliflower pizza

4 cups raw cauliflower rice
1 egg, whisked
1/3 cup soft goat cheese
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
pinch of salt and fresh pepper

cooked chicken
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 red onion
3 tbsp olive oil infused with 1 clove of finely minced garlic

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Step 1:
In a food processor, pulse batches of washed cauliflower under it looks like rice
Step 2:
Transfer the cauliflower to a boiled pot of water for about 3-4 minutes. Once done, cool with cold water or let sit with water drained
Step 3:
Transfer 1/2 portion of cauliflower to a cheese cloth or dish towel- squeeze the water from the califlower as best you can. If you don’t do this your pizza crust will not get crispy. Do the same for the second half of the cauliflower
Step 4.
Place in a bowel with the rest of the ingredients and mix with your hands-get right in there!
Step 5:
place parchment paper on a tray and use your hands to flatten out the “dough” to about 1/2 inch thick
Step 6: Bake for 30-45 min on 400.
Step 7:
While the pizza crust is baking, saute veggies and infuse your olive oil with garlic.
Once done to your liking, add toppings and back into the oven for a few minutes to warm up.


Beat the Bloat!


bloatingWho hasn’t experienced that post-meal sensation of needing to undo the top button on your pants? Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about!  That gassy, uncomfortable, tight- pant, can’t get any relief bloat. UGH!

 There are a number of obvious culprits behind the belly budge, including eating too quickly, junky, fried foods and overeating. But there are many other factors that people don’t consider when it comes to their digestive systems.

In my practice, the following 3 tips reduce, or beat the bloat entirely, in more than half the people who suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms!

1. Chew properly – take smaller bites and pay attention to the foods in your mouth. Seems simple, right? This is often the hardest thing for busy individuals, who eat on the run. Chewing your food properly stimulates natural digestive enzymes in your stomach to secrete and break down fats, carbs and proteins more efficiently.

2. Cut out beverages 10 minutes before and 45 minutes after your main meals. Key enzymes in your stomach are diluted when you drink liquids with meals. Reducing or eliminating fluids within the time frames mentioned increases your chances of beating the bloat after meals.

3. Slow down and relax. Those who rush through meals (you know who you are) will often be bloated or gassy because whole, undigested food particles are entering the gastrointestinal tract. These whole pieces then ferment and putrefy in the gut often causing unpleasant sounds, smells and a lot of discomfort.

There are also some natural remedies that can be helpful with bloating such as digestive enzymes and apple cider vinegar. Please make sure to always consult a physician before starting any product.

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For some other great tips check out this article in Canadian Living magazine:

Feeling bloated? Discover 6 tips to heal a bloated belly