Christina Carlyle

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My fave time of year 🎃🎃🎃 @glamourmag
I've been researching healthy Thai recipes lately.  So much so Thailand travel ads are popping up everywhere I internet.  The more I see the more I want to go.  Even the rooftops in Bangkok are beautiful. 😍 If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
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📸: @carlytaber
These crunchy chickpeas are one of my fave snacks of all time.  They're dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, full of fiber, filling, and yummy.  Much more nutritious that pretzels and chips 🙌🏼 and super easy to make.
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Preheat your oven to 400.  Drain and rinse 2 cans of (organic) chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and pat dry.
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Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and toss with 2 tbsp of olive oil and spices of your choice until they're evenly coated. (I like using cumin and cayenne to taste.  You could also use garlic powder, 🌮 taco or fajita seasoning.
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Salt is a MUST for dehydrating the beans so they'll crunch. 💃🏻 I use about 1/2 tsp of salt and they're perfect.
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Then spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake until they're crispy, about 30 to 40 minutes.
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I always do a 'taste' test at the 30 minute mark to gauge the crunch level.  They should crunch, not feel waxy or soft.  Depending on the crunch level I let em bake a bit longer.
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These lil babies are perfect for football game snacking, smuggling in to movies theaters 😬, and for road trips/plane rides. 🙌🏼
I can think of sooooo many times when I thought 'my life is over' full on dramatic-style like Jack from Will and Grace.  But as you get through things you grow stronger from things.  You grow smarter from things.  And if it's painful enough, you'll figure out ways to prevent it from happening again.  And if it wasn't, the universe will keep making the lesson reappear until you figure it out.  As my badass ridiculously successful mentor tells me 'this too shall pass - like a kidney stone from hell - but it'll pass.' And thank God for that!  Make your setback a comeback. Turn your defeat, into a learning lesson.  Your struggles are an opportunity to find a new strategy. 💖 With love ⭐️ #GlowUp #growth
Sittin, standin, layin.... baby girl you're fabulous no matter what  #Fact
Whoa dinner goals 😍 Going to try to recreate this beauty for dinner.  Thanks for the inspo @sculptedpilates 💖
Raise your hand if you're feeling this.  Me --> 🙋🏻
Did you know that stress to a food… that makes it ‘ugly’ can also boost it’s nutrition content?  A 2014 review of 343 studies (Cambridge University, published in the British Journal of Nutrition) found that organic produce had lower pesticide residue and a 20 to 40 percent higher antioxidant content than conventional produce. Those antioxidants all produced by plants as defense mechanisms when they are stressed.  Because organic foods don’t have chemical 'protection' from pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc. so they have to 'fight harder' to survive on their own, without help.
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The science shows that foods that are ‘fighting back’ to protect themselves, actually boosts their nutrition and antioxidant content in the process… This is beneficial because when we eat foods with boosted nutrients those antioxidants can kick our own repair mechanisms into high gear.
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Boosted antioxidants help activate a molecule in our cells known as Nrf2, which itself can trigger the activity of over 500 genes, most of which have cell-protective functions.  The study authors noted, "The regular consumption of fruit acids is helpful in preventing illness and metabolic disorders." Pretty neat, isn’t it?
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In humans, the immune system helps the body to heal on its own, very much like fruits and veggies.  Eating foods with boosted antioxidants that stimulate Nrf2 can enhance immune function and provide more antioxidant benefits than conventionally farmed fruits and veggies, that were farmed with 'chemical protection'.
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This is one of the reasons why it's beneficial to eat all organic fruits and veggies, not just the dirty dozen.
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This is why browning bananas are 'better' for you than yellow bananas.
Wise words by @melrobbinslive Have you read her book, The 5 Second Rule, yet?  It's amazing, simple, and works 💖
I can't wait to decorate my fridge like @tropicallylina when my grocery store reopens 🙏🏼💖 #EatYourVitamins #energy
I'm soaking up some Vitamin D and thoroughly enjoying moving my body while picking up trash on the beach left behind from Irma.  It feels so nice being outside after being stuck indoors for a few days.  I'm feeling extremely lucky and grateful considering it was only a 3 when it hit my area.  I can't imagine a cat 5.  I hope all others affected are able to get back to normal asap as safely and stress-free as possible. 🙏🏼💖
Stress eating is real y'all. #DrinkWaterInstead