Paleo Chicken Salad on a Cauliflower Bun

It’s been about a month since I last posted a blog entry, and I do feel kind of bad about that. I thought it would be easy to keep a blog going, but unfortunately that is not the case. I find it much easier to post pictures and write a little caption, or quickly type out the recipe either on my Instagram account or my Facebook Page. I’m posting a blog this evening because I wanted to share an amazing recipe with you all and it would be way too lengthy to put on FB or IG.

SO! Let me not waist anymore time talking about ME. Tonight’s dinner was a paleo chicken salad on a paleo cauliflower bun, with paleo mayonnaise dressing.

*Side Note*

For those of you that are not familiar with the Paleo Diet, I found a great source to give a basic definition of it.

I grabbed the recipe for the cauliflower bun from this amazing blog Cassi has so many unique, healthy recipes that I cannot wait to try! I was ecstatic when they came out just perfectly. On so many occasions, I have failed when it comes to making patties and pancakes and because this recipe called to make it a similar way, I got a little scared. You really can’t go wrong if you follow the directions ;).


Paleo Cauliflower Bun

Serving size 1

Mix together

1 Cup grated raw cauliflower

1 tbsp almond flour

½ tbsp coconut flour

1 egg

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tbsp. rosemary (or oregano)

1/8 tsp salt

Shape into two circles onto a well oiled pan.

Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and place on oven rack and broil for 5 minutes or until golden.

Place onto a cooling rack or it will get mushy.

Paleo Mayonnaise

This was incredibly easy to make. It’s not as thick as store bought mayonnaise but is more like a dressing.

2 egg yolks

1 tsp mustard

½ tsp minced garlic

3 tsp lemon juice

½ cup olive oil

salt & pepper

Add egg yolks, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to a food processor (I used my Magic Bullet). Begin to process and slowly add the olive oil until all is blended into a creamy consistancy.

Chicken Salad

2 tbsp olive oil

3 oz. finely sliced chicken

2 celery stalks – chopped

Mango – a couple slices

2 tbsp craisens

2 tbsp almond slices

In a large skillet, sauté all the ingredients for a couple minutes on low-medium heat. When finished, add the mayonnaise to the chicken salad and place on cauliflower bun.

What are some of your favorite paleo dishes?


Spring Break!!

So happy to report that my school week from hell is officially over and I’m on Spring Break! Unfortunately, I’ll be sticking around and not doing anything too exciting as I’ll still be working, but at least this gives me time to catch up on blogging and pleasure reading. This week I’ve decided to spend quite a bit of time researching on nutritional programs and schools. I am so excited to start that chapter in my life as a certified health coach.

Something that I have started to experience is criticism from others. Some people don’t understand why I have chosen this lifestyle, but what I wish is for the negative comments to cease. I don’t bash on people who I see eating a double cheeseburger from Burger King, so please don’t bash on me, or anyone, for choosing a healthier lifestyle.  I have come up with some reasons as to why people may be critical, but if there is any confusion about my eating/nutritional habits or if you have any other questions, please just ask me. I would love to explain first before you pass judgment.

On a lighter note ;) …I have found a new breakfast smoothie that I have been DYING to share with you all! I have to be honest and say that I’m always skeptical of my first taste of anything that I make. I come up with some pretty weird dishes/combinations sometimes. So after throwing all these ingredients together, I was kind of nervous of how this smoothie would taste. The first sip came and my 20 oz. smoothie was gone before I knew it! It’s by far my favorite concoction. I wish I could accurately tell you the amounts of each ingredient, but I just threw these ingredients into my 20 oz. cup and blended it. This means it might come out a tad bit differently the next time I make it.





Mayan Blend (Cocoa, Pumpkin Seeds, Cashews, Quinoa, Oats)

Acai Powder

Whey Protein (Chocolate Peanut Butter)

Almond Milk




ImageThe taste and texture is what made this smoothie so great. It was very thick and I would have to chew a little bit because of the oats. I could also taste a lot of the chocolate flavor in it, which is another reason why it’s my favorite blend so far ;) .  I had a similar smoothie this morning but replaced the carrots with spinach and kale.  I wanted more vegetables in my drink and it still tasted just as good.

Fitness update: I have decided to drop the scale. I can’t base off what I read on the scale to determine where I should be at physically. Knowing me, I’ll probably get discouraged if I see my weight going up, but I know it’s due to the muscle build. On February 19th I calculated my body fat at the gym, and I’ll check it every month. I had 16.4% body fat last month, so I’m anxious to see what it will say in 8 days! I don’t have a goal percentage or weight. I’m just trying to keep as healthy as possible by eating right and working out regularly. I’ve been trying to post the work outs  I do on my Facebook Page (Healthy Indulgence) on the regular. If you’re interested in those updates go “LIKE” the page!

I hope you all have a great week ahead of you. What will your workouts consist of this week? What are some of your favorite smoothie combinations?


Today I feel so encouraged. I have been getting such sweet messages from friends and even strangers (who follow me on Instagram) who keep track of my progress and feel inspired. It encourages me so much to keep doing what I’m doing, even though some days it can be difficult. I have an incredible God who gives me strength every single day, along with an amazing family, and friends who lift me up.

The picture above is my Quest Protein Bars that was just delivered to my house! I’m like a kid in a candy store right now. The two I’ve tried so far have been Vanilla Almond Crunch and Strawberry Cheesecake. They were so delicious! Can’t wait to try the rest and let you know what my absolute favorites are.


I just bought a Magic Bullet Blender over the weekend and I love it already. It’s great for making smoothies and processing foods. The picture above was a smoothie I made yesterday morning. Ingredients are; 1 handfull of spinach, 1 cup of coconut milk, ½ of a banana, palm full of blueberries, and 1 tbsp of chia seeds. I pulsed it through my Magic Bullet and it gave me a delicious green smoothie.

Today’s lunch was a loaded quinoa-veggie burger with an avocado, cottage cheese, and honey topping. I used my Magic Bullet to make this also. I was super nervous to make this because lately when I’ve tried to make pancakes or burgers they have turned out terribly. The consistency would always end up wrong and flipping it would ultimately destroy it. So you can see why I would be nervous to even attempt this, but luckily, it turned out PERFECTLY. 🙂


1 carrot

2 cloves garlic-minced

½ cup uncooked quinoa

15 ounces black beans

3 tbsp green onion

1 egg

¼ cup panko breadcrumbs

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

First blend the carrots in a blender. Then add the rest of the ingredients and pulse till it’s consistency is just a little chunky.

Form 4-5 patties and cook in a large skillet with extra virgin olive oil for 8 minutes on each side.

To make the topping, blend ½ cup of cottage cheese, ½ of an avocado, and 1 tsp of honey. Pulse until you get the consistency you desire.

Time To Catch Up

I feel like my life just got 10x crazier. It’s pretty routine but with the combination of school, work, working out, and always cooking, I feel like I hardly have any free time! What’s nice is that I have the next three days off from work, so I’m going to try to find some me time ;). On Sunday it’ll be 5 weeks since I’ve started eating clean and regularly working out. One thing that has completely surprised me in all of this is the fact that my taste buds are changing! Breakfast yesterday morning was whole grain rolled oats, almond milk, kiwi, and some blueberries (picture below), and I couldn’t even finish my kiwi. The natural sweetness of it was too much for my poor little taste buds to handle! Some would say that I’ve just become used to “bland” foods, but honestly, I’m loving the raw natural taste of most of my ingredients.




This is my breakfast most mornings. Those are three different pictures from three different days. I love my oats! To mix it up, I throw different things on top like fruits, nuts, or seeds.


I would like to briefly stress how important I think preparing food is. Before I started my new way of healthy eating, my coworkers and I would always order take out. Two downsides to that was that I was spending money like crazy and the foods I would order were definitely not the best for me health wise. Now, I’m preparing all of my food before work, which usually consists of both lunch and dinner. Does it take time? YES. Is it worth it? YES. I’m making healthier decisions and I know exactly what I’m putting in my body because I’m preparing it. As you can see, I don’t deprive myself of food. Eating clean allows me to eat a ton! Who doesn’t love that? My body is transforming before my eyes because of the healthier decisions I’ve made. It takes work, dedication, and commitment but it is so incredibly worth it. I love the way I feel inside and out more than ever. God is so good and I’m so thankful to Him for giving me this new passion.



I’ve got two new gadgets! My product on the left is the Polar Ft40 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor Watch. It tracks how many calories I’ve burned during any work out, calculates calories burned in fat, tracks my heart rate and time. This thing is no joke. I ordered mine off of Amazon because that was the cheapest way to go. My fun toy on the right is my new juicer! I am so excited to experiment and create tons of healthy juices. I’ve made one drink so far made up of 1 whole container of spinach, 1 apple, and 1 scoop of Whey Protein Powder. It was out of this world. Many more to come! Keep an eye out for a fitness update soon. Very exciting progress!