Tzatziki Sauce with pita bread

Eat Well, Be Well

Holistic guru Lyn-Genet Recitas bestselling author of ‘The Plan’ shares her favorite feel-good snacks

“When we identify what isn't working for our unique metabolism, it’s easier to achieve our goals”

It all started with Lyn-Genet Recitas’ Blackberry phone. Back in the day, before The Plan and The Metabolism Plan went to become The New York Times bestsellers, the device helped her to communicate on a daily bases with her patients and follow individual responses to food in real time. “When we identify what isn't working for our unique metabolism, it’s easier to achieve our goals,”said Lyn-Genet Recitas, an advocate for individualized care, data and fun foods — or as she describes it, “Grandmother-style translated into modern science.”

She was able to track changes and developed her unique anti-inflammatory nutritional protocol to improve health, lose weight and reverse the aging process.“The healthy and foodie movements are coming together to elevate what was called ‘hippie food.’ I love healthy foods that taste decadent. A chocolate brownie, a vegan ice-cream, all you need to know is that tastes delicious. If we have healthy and fun, we can arrive to a better balance. When people avoid food and feel deprived, they don't have fun. We can make ‘not healthy’ foods into healthy food that tastes delicious and everybody is happy.”

She’s planing to take her love for food and health to the next level by expanding her medical reach to help chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes II and other chronic diseases patients as well as possibly opening a few restaurants.

Organic Trail Mix on a Wooden Dish©GrosbyGroup
A mix of colors is very helpful: raisins, chocolate, sunflower seeds make a trail mix visually appealing.

Prepare and Save Time!

“When we are on the run, we grab snacks that are not healthy. You should take an hour once a week, and make things for the entire month. Make recipes in big batches,” recommends Lyn-Genet.

She continued, “For example, Trail Mix or dips like hummus. Pre-measure in individual portions in 4 oz. containers. Freeze them, and take them out as you need. Nobody has time for presentation, but if you do, make something beautiful. A mix of colors is very helpful. Raisins, chocolate, sunflower seeds make a trail mix visually appealing, and it will make you feel that you are having a treat instead of a healthy unappealing food.”

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcake©@lyngenetplan
Try incorporating vegan and gluten free foods into your diet for added benefits

 Gluten Free Chocolate Breakfast Cupcakes Recipe 

Using almond flour is a wonderful way to get your protein in, and help to balance your blood sugar! Chia is used as a binding agent and is rich in protein, calcium, magnesium and fiber! This super moist treat is so good you might not want to let people know how healthy they are.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil or butter
  • ½ cup agave or honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups grated Zucchini

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, roughly for 2 minutes.
  3. Butter cupcake tins and pour in batter.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Check cupcakes with toothpick. When finished, the toothpick should come out clean.
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