Comments on: DIY Flaxseed Crackers Healthy Eating and Healthy Living for a Happy Life! Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:28:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Angela Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:21:40 +0000 Hi there,

My dehydrator doesn’t have adjustable temperature settings, unfortunately. I’d say if you can choose something like 115 or 135 you would be in good shape!


By: Alisa Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:05:48 +0000 Hi there. 🙂 Can I ask what temperature setting you used on your dehydrator to make these?

Thank you in advance!

By: Angela Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:19:53 +0000 Hi Christi!

Thanks for your kind note!

You know, I have had several folks ask this question recently, so I need to do a “day in the life” food post soon. I’ll work on that in the coming days. But, what you have described is generally how I eat. Are you on MyFitnessPal? If so, I can share my journal with you (I think!).

Everyone is different, but, here it is in a nutshell for a “normal day,” which means I’m up early and either running or at the pool before work:

First breakfast – small banana and a DIY lara bar before I run or swim. If no morning workout, I don’t have this!
Second breakfast – Usually a green smoothie with 1/2 scoop plant-based protein powder (right now I really dig Plant Fusion), 1/2 an avocado, almond milk, 3 Brazil nuts, frozen mango, handful of kale or spinach, juice from one lemon, 1/2 a cucumber, 1/2 T coconut oil, and maybe some cinnamon or other spices. If not this, then this pudding: with a little bit of coconut oil mixed in
Lunch – Lentil sandwich on either whole wheat sourdough or wrapped in 2 collard greens ( with flax crackers or maybe some dried plantains, a piece of fruit – usually an apple, but lately, a peach or 2 plums
Afternoon snack – If I’m working out again on my bike, I’ll have a Kind bar or maybe a handful of nuts and raisins
Dinner – Big, everything but the kitchen sink salad, like this one:
Evening snack – As much as I try not to have one, the evening snack is my vice. I don’t like to go to bed hungry, so I usually have a snack of something with protein and fat with some fruit or veggies – lately, it’s a handful of peanuts with a side of strawberries and blueberries, or, a protein powder pudding (just protein powder and almond milk combined to a thick consistency) with berries and coconut shreds – though I try not to do this one unless I really need to up protein for the day

I try to put protein and fat into everything and minimize carbs, though I don’t restrict any fruits or veggies. I am a veggieholic! Proteins I like are lentils, beans, tempeh, sometimes eggs, sometimes wild-caught salmon, nuts, seeds, and generally one serving of protein powder a day.

I take a B-Complex, Fish Oil with Vitamin D in it, and a Probiotic, but otherwise don’t supplement. B-12 is one of those things that vegetarians can’t get through food, so I don’t risk it.

I hope that helps!


By: Christi Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:40:53 +0000 Hello, I am so excited to have found your site. I have had my Ninja Kitchen System for about 3 weeks and I really like it…thanks to your site. Lots of great tips that have been quite helpful. I have a question. I am trying to eat mostly raw foods – fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and occasionally eating cooked items such as beans, rice, etc. I would like to stay as vegetarian as possible, so here is my question…what does your diet look like in a day? I love the green smoothies, fresh fruits and veggies, but I just don’t feel like I am getting enough proteins and healthy fats. I know you do about the same type diet and just wanted to know what your day looks like regarding foods. Thank you for all you are doing. Keep up the great work.