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@god_given_goodness  Jesus Follower 💕Gut Health Enthusiast 🙌🏼 Paleo-Based 🍌SIBO & Lupus fighter 💪🏼 Finding joy in Jesus and the goodness he provides through whole food! 🥑

9 days ago

I feel like I have been so M.I.A! Life has been CRAZY. Its hard to remember to take a second and regroup. This week we are getting our floors installed (WAHOO) so I am staying at my parents until Thursday. I gotta say, it was so nice to come home to a cooked paleo meal last night. Food tastes so much better when you don't have to cook it. Just wanted to hop on and say that I haven't forgotten you! 👇🏼 This was a salad that I got this weekend on a lunch date with a dear friend of mine. She suggested the sweetest gluten free café in Raleigh. I have never been and I will definitely be back! I ordered the butternut squash salad with plain grilled salmon. OBESSED. . . . #salmonsalad #butternutsquashrecipes #healthyeating #glutenfree #digestion #guthealth #guthealing #guthealthmatters #leakygut #sibo #ibs #irritablebowelsyndrome #autoimmunedisease #lupus #connectivetissuedisorder #fitandhealthy #happygut #godgivengoodness #restoreyourradiance at Fresh Levant Bistro

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16 days ago

My favorite thing in the entire world....LEFTOVERS. I love to cook (go figure) but I also love the ease of the old GRAB n' GO. #LAZY. For lunch yesterday I had leftover coconut aminos and sesame salmon with roasted green beans, mixed nuts, and carrots. One of my new favorite one-pan meals! SO GOOD. How to: 🐟 🥜 🥕 1. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil 2. Place one bag of chopped carrots and one bag of green beans on the pan (Use can use different veggies. I like to switch it up and try new combos. I also love to do a squash with Brussel sprouts). 3. Coat the veggies in olive oil 4. Crush a handful of mixed nuts and sprinkle them over the green beans 5. On the same pan, take your salmon and put it in its own foil wrap "boat". In the wrap coat the salmon with coconut aminos and sesame seeds. 6. Place in the oven at 400F for 30mins. ENJOY! Reminder of the day: "Anytime we feel not good enough we deny the powerful truth that we are a glorious work of God in progress"- Lysa Terkeurst . . . #ibs #godgivengoodness #foodfreedom #leftovers #coconutaminos #salmon #onepanmeal #vegtables #healthyeating #fitandhealthy #guthealing #foodprep #foodphotography #foodie #foodstagram #seseameseeds #guthealth #digestion #bloating #sibo #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth

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21 days ago

I may or may not eat this on a weekly basis.... make sure you don’t miss my weekly meal plans in my stories!! Saved to my bio above 👍🏼 Dinner: coconut amino shrimp with zucchini noddles and nutritional yeast👌🏼 . . . #ibs #shrimp #zucchininoodles #zucchini #nutritionalyeast #nutrition #fodmap #lowfodmap #healthydinners #fitandhealthy #whole30 #whole30recipes #fodmapfriendly #aip #paleo #paleodiet #paleorecipes #paleolifestyle #paleomeals #autoimmunedisease #chronicillness #godgivengoodness

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23 days ago

This weekend I went to a new restaurant called Core Life Eatery. It was so yummy! I have really into adding kale, hard boiled eggs, and olive oil to my salads lately. But don't be fooled, nothing will ever surpass my obsession with carrots... 🥕 👇🏼 Hebrews 3:1 has been laid on my heart the past few days. It says, "Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest." I have been praying and working on allowing myself to fully release control of my struggles to God. I don't have to know God's plan to trust that he has one. I don't have to feel good all the time to know that He is with me, and I don't have to SEE changes in my life to know that my struggle won't always be difficult. These are great truths I have been learning about in Lysa Terkeurst book "It's Not Supposed to Be This Way." Definitely recommend! at CoreLife Eatery

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27 days ago

“God loves me too much to answer my prayers at any other time than the right time and in any other way than the right way” Wow I needed that today!!!!! 🙌🏼 Sweet Potato Chips: 1. Slice sweet potato into thin circles 2. Coat in olive oil 3. Sprinkle with sea salt 4. Bake in oven at 400F for 20mins, or until brown (will vary dependent upon thickness of cuts) . . . . #fodmapfriendly #fodmapdiet #aiprecipes #paleobased #sweetpotato #sweetpotatochips #healthysnack #snacking #veganfood #healthyfood #healyourgut #aiprecipes #fitnessgirl #fitandhealthy

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29 days ago

It’s not like me to order gluten free bread, but every once in a while I can’t resist the goodness!!! What I enjoyed even more was having a fun lunch date with friends that I love! Choosing healthy options can be tough when you are in a restaurant setting. Things that have helped me: 1. Choose a restaurant with items you love 💕 2. Look up the menu before you go and make a plan. If you choose your meal ahead of time you’re less likely to buckle under the pressure. 3. Ask whoever your with to help you stay accountable 4. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the menu!!! I’m pretty sure I had 3 different questions this day 🙋🏼‍♀️ 5. Envision how you will feel after the meal. 6. Pray for strength and ask God to make your focus be on the memories NOT the menu. . . . #fodmapfriendly #fodmapdiet #glutenfree #solacoffee #bloating #guthealing #wholefoods #eatinghealthy #healthyeating #digestion #guthealth #digestivehealth #guthealing #guthealthmatters #leakygut #sibo #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #ibs at Sola Coffee Cafe

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1 month ago

This week I had a doctors appointment with OBGYN and my GI doctor. Both did not go the way that I had hoped. I left each appointment feeling discouraged and hopeless. I got into my car and just sat in the parking lot. I started to cry. I closed my eyes tight and cried out, "God, I just don't understand! I can't do this anymore! Please. I need you." In that moment God reminded me of a verse. 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10 says, "or because these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefor I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." This sickness was meant for evil, but God has overcome that evil and transformed it into something beautiful. Every pain I feel is a constant reminder of my need for God, my need for his grace, and my need for his strength. What a beautiful reminder! So now my prayer has changed, "Lord, you are enough. Thank you for being my strength. Thank you for allowing your grace to be magnified through this trial. My prayer is that my sickness will bring me humility in knowing that I will ALWAYS need you, even when my prideful heart tries to face life alone. You are enough, and you always will be."

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1 month ago

This picture is the perfect depiction of my diet. I LOVE a good salad. Its so fun to take whatever is in the fridge and make a fun yummy creation from it! My Salad: -Chopped Romaine -Grilled Chicken -Avocado -Chopped Strawberries -Salt & Pepper - 1 Slice of Whole30 Bacon -Olive Oil . . . . #fodmapfriendly #fodmapdiet #oliveoildressing #aiprecipes #irritablebowelsyndrome #sibo #sundaysalad #healthysalad #healyourgut #foodfreedom #bloating #ibs #colonicinertia #guthealth #digestivehealth #digestion #guthealing #whole30 #paleo #paleodiet #paleolifestyle #paleobased

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1 month ago

Is it Friday yet?! 🤷🏼‍♀️ This week has been a tough one. I haven't been feeling myself the past week or so and found out that I am having an allergic reaction to our LACK OF FLOORS.....If you have been watching my Instagram stories you know that Stephen and I had a dishwasher leak and had to rip up all of our flooring. Living with wet wood as floors hasn't been the best situation for my airways...Unfortunately, I had to take some medicine to help relieve my symptoms. Not the best idea when you have a sensitive belly like mine. Sometimes I you just have to choose....sinus issues or stomach ache? I try my best to go without taking extra medicine but sometimes you just have to cave... I have been pulling out all of the home remedies and am so ready for these floors to be replaced! In the meantime, I am going to listen to my body and bring out my EASIEST and most SIMPLE recipes.... cause I’m just too tired and lazy 💁🏼‍♀️Paleo egg salad it is!!! Paleo Egg Salad: 8 Eggs 1 Cup Organic Mayo 1 Small Red Onion 4 Strips of Bacon 1/4 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Pepper Instructions: 🥚 Boil 8 eggs and peel. I used my insta-pot (for these instructions see below) 🥚Once the eggs have been peeled, chop into fine pieces and place in a large bowl. 🥚Peel and chop red onion into small pieces. Place in bowl. 🥚Cook bacon and chop into small pieces. Place in bowl. 🥚Add in mayo, salt, and pepper into your bowl. Stir. 🥚Can be eaten on toast, in a lettuce wrap, or with paleo crackers! ENJOY! Hard Boiled Eggs in the Insta-Pot: 🥚Pour one cup of water into the pot 🥚Place the eggs on the wire rack that came with the pot 🥚Place eggs on the rack and close the lid 🥚Choose the "manual" or "pressure cook" setting (button is different depending on how old/new your pot is). 🥚Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 5minutes 🥚Once the timer is finished, release pressure and let the eggs sit for another 5 minutes. 🥚If you need the eggs to cool faster and peel easier, place in a bowl of ice water 🥚Peel eggs once cool . . . . #fodmapfriendly #paleo #paleoeggsalad #aiprecipes #fodmapdiet #irritablebowelsyndrome #lunchboxideas #easyhealthymeals #easyhealthyrecipes #quickhealthymeals #baconlover #paleorecipes

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2 months ago

Well, I forgot to post my birthday dinner....did I even eat it if I didn't post it?! I don't know why but I have a weird fascination with seeing what other people eat. Its so interesting to me. Maybe its because it gives me fun ideas and inspires me to try new things. It also teaches me that I need to work on my portion control...lol opps. That's why I have been trying to post more of what is on my actual plate! This meal was soooooooo good. I ordered the salmon with a beet salad covered with pine nuts and feta. I also ordered an extra side of parsnip mash (which is not pictured here). I also had chocolate for dessert! Which I eat EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. See, healthy eating is fun 😉 If you restrict yourself too much you will burn out quickly. Try and add fun things to your diet and DON'T deprive yourself of the things you love! Balance is KEY. . . . . #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthylifestyle #beetsalad #fodmapfriendly #irritablebowelsyndrome #lupusawareness #birthdaydinner #wholefoods #healthyeating #healthylifehappylife #godgivengoodness #foodfreedom #healyourgut #guthealth #guthealing #guthealthmatters #sibo #smallintestinebacterialovergrowth #candida at Glenwood_Grill

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2 months ago

Happy New Year!!!! 🎊🎆May your car be cleaner than mine, and your salads be as tasty as this one! @dicednc 👇🏼 The new year ignites the spark for new beginnings, new goals, and new starts. The new year can be an overwhelming time. Everyone has big goals and big plans, and I'm over here just trying to make it to work with my hair brushed.... Don't feel like you need to make drastic changes this new year. If you want to get healthier make it a lifelong goal, not a temporary one. When I started my health journey it was NOT overnight. It was slow, little-by-little, baby micro steps.... and I am STILL working on it, over FIVE years later....Let the journey be one that brings you closer to Christ, because in the end that's the ultimate goal! "So whatever you eat or drink, whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" 1 Corinthians 31:10. . . . . #fodmapfriendly #irritablebowelsyndrome #lupusawareness #dicednc #salads #healthysalad #kalesalad #ilovekale #superfoods #ibs #bloating #fiteating #healthyfood #healyourgut #foodismedicine #paleo #paleodiet #oliveoildressing #fodmapdiet #aiprecipes #aippaleo #wholefoods

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2 months ago

MEAL PREPPING. You would think that I would say that I love meal prepping. But let’s just be honest.... I dread it every week. I know Sunday is coming and I have to spend HOURS cutting, chopping, slicing, peeling, cooking, and baking. NO FUN. The only way to make it bearable is to watch Netflix on my phone while I do it 😂. So I bet your wondering, why would you put yourself through the torture? Because, I know if I don’t then my week is gonna be ROUGH. Working + gym + sleep + cooking + LIFE = no time PEOPLE. Food prepping and meal planning has really CHANGED the game for me. If I have the healthy food ready in the fridge, then I have no excuse but to eat it!!!! I think I can sacrifice one day for six days of stress-free, gut friendly, healthy meals. 🤷🏼‍♀️ . . . . #fodmapfriendly #irritablebowelsyndrome #lupusawareness #mealpreping #mealprep #mealprepsunday #sundaymealprep #healthymeals #gutfriendly #healyourgut #healthynurse #healthynursehealthynation #sibo #smallintestinalbacterialovergrowth #bacterialovergrowth #godgivengoodness

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2 months ago

It’s a little warmer outside so that’s makes smoothie bowls acceptable, right?! Loving the colors and combos of this bowl! Gut Healing Smoothie Bowl: 1/3 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 frozen banana 🍌 1/2 cup strawberries 🍓 2 scoops of @furtherfood Collagen peptides 1 tbsp of nut butter (I used almond butter) 1/2 cup almond milk 🥛 Blend. 👇🏼 Top with activated nuts, hemp hearts, cocoa nibs, and my favorite @go_raw Pumpkin seeds. . . . #smoothiebowl #smoothiebowls #irritablebowelsyndrome #breakfastideas #fodmapfriendly #lupusawareness #healthybreakfast #healyourgut #autoimmunedisease #autoimmuneprotocol #whole30 #aip #sibo #fodmap #fodmapfriendly #paleo #guthealth #bloating #colonicinertia #godgivengoodness #goraw #furtherfood #gorawba #gorawbrandambassador

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2 months ago

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name will he called Wonderful Consoler, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” Isaiah 9:6

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2 months ago

Dinner from the other night 👆🏼... so good!!! My order: turkey burger with cheddar cheese, avocado 🥑, and lettuce. Side order of zucchini and carrot 🥕 chips! The food was good, but the company was better 😉 . . . . #foodfreedom #turkeyburger #carrotchips #zuchinnichips #fodmapfriendly #irritablebowelsyndrome #lupusawareness #dinnerdate #healthydinnerideas #nobun #bunlessburger #tukery #godgivengoodness #ibs #colonicinertia #goodcompany #guthealth #digestivewellness #eatingout

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