Meal Plans for Improving Health

I’m super excited to be offering meal plans again! Trim down, increase your energy, and feel great! You know what I always say– eat like you love to live! I’m offering my plan at a discounted rate of $49. You’ll get a customized meal plan with recipes, and customized guide with dos and don’ts according to your eating habits and lifestyle. I know you want results, and I want to help. ūüíö email thedivinehostessgmail.com to sign up. 

 

10 Ideas for Finals Exams Snacks

Finals exam tip: come prepared! Whether you are studying at school or at a friend’s house, you cannot assume that there will be nutritious snacks to keep you fueled as you work hard to retain knowledge. Plan ahead and bring food that works well with your health regimen and will leave you with no regrets. Easy options are:

  1. Cold-pressed juices
  2. Plain yogurt and honey
  3. hard-boiled eggs
  4. nuts
  5. roasted seaweed 
  6. fresh fruit (especially bananas and apples)
  7. raw veggiesand hummus 
  8. cheese in small servings
  9. dried blueberries and white chocolate chips
  10. Kale chips

  

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Here are some easy tips to live a more green and sustainable lifestyle. Not only is it good for the earth, it’s good for you! Just remember that small changes make a big difference. What will you do to take care of the planet? :-)

Mexican Quinoa Salad

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My latest mason jar salad for the series on my YouTube channel is a Mexican inspired quinoa and black bean salad. It’s got so much flavor with the peppers, cilantro, lime and more. The salad is vegetarian, yet still filling and hearty thanks to the black beans and quinoa which happens to be a complete protein!

 

You will need:

  • 1 ¬†quart sized Mason jar
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Oregano
  • Smoked paprika
  • Sea salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • Cooked black beans
  • Cooked quinoa
  • Fresh salsa
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro, roughly chopped
  1. Whisk together 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar, the juice of 1/2 lime, a dash of smoked paprika, oregano, and salt. Add to Mason jar first.
  2. Add bell pepper. Next add 1/2 cup of cooked black beans.
  3. Add 1 cup of quinoa which should be lightly salted.
  4. Next add 2 tablespoons of roughly chopped cilantro followed by 2 to 3 tablespoons of fresh salsa.
  5. Last, add 1/4 cup cubed avocado. You can add a dash of sea salt oregano and lime to add additional flavor before closing mason jar to store.

Enjoy!

How to Make a Vegetarian Nicoise Salad

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I love all types of salads, but I think what makes or breaks them all is the salad dressing. It can be watery and bland, or full of flavor yet deadly when it comes to fat and calories. I believe my vegetarian version of the Nicoise salad is a balance of smooth and tangy flavor and healthy at the same time. I love the Nicoise salad because it isn’t as heavy on the greens, but instead has the heartiness from steamed potatoes and green beans, and is topped with the perfect dijon vinaigrette. You bunnies asked for more ideas for meal prepping, and I think this is a great one. This will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge and still taste amazing and fresh.

You will need:

  • Dijon mustard
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Ground black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • 1 cup steamed potatoes (I like using Yukon or red potatoes), cubed and lightly salted
  • 1 cup French green beans, steamed, cut into 2″ pieces
  • 1 cup chopped kale or any leafy green
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mined red onions
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp minced chives
  1. Mix 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and a dash of salt and pepper.
  2. In a 1 quart mason jar, first add salad dressing
  3. Next add potatoes, green beans, and kale.
  4. Next add egg, capers, red onion, chives.
  5. Seal your jar and refrigerate.

You can eat from the jar or pour into a bowl to enjoy.

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Mason Jar Salads

Hey healthy bunnies!

Happy Wednesday! Now that it’s officially spring ‚Äď my absolute favorite season, I feel like it’s time to take advantage of all the fruits and veggies that are in season. I’m doing a mason jar salad series and I’ve already posted the first of the series on my channel. As you know, I posted video every Friday. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss the other recipes in the series! They’re totally yummy and nutritious! 

  

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Fitness Spotlight: Zakiya Alta Lee of Z Pro Prep

Hey healthy bunnies! I’m so excited to be bringing back fitness highlights to my blog. I’m even more excited to introduce you to Zakiya, one of the most versitile and multi-talented women I’ve ever met. I hope you enjoy getting to know her and can take advantage of her services!
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Zakiya, tell me about yourself.

I’m Zakiya Alta Lee and I’m a southern belle. I was born¬†and raised in Raleigh, NC. I graduated¬†Cum Laude from Florida State University. I lived in Atlanta¬†and performed with the Hawks, and then came on over to the west side (California)!

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What do you do?

I dance/choreograph, act–when time permits, create and executive produce television content, and I’m an entrepreneur. My business Z Art of Tease (ZArtofTease.com) is geared towards married and engaged women teaching them customized tease performances for them to do for their husbands. Z Pro Prep (ZProPrep.com) is a NBA/NFL style prep clinic that whips ladies into shape in order to get them ready for their favorite Pro team‚Äôs tryouts.(I also work in the la county public school system doing live shows for kids on protecting our environment, and do public speaking mainly to uplift women…but this is extra stuff lol)

What and when is your next upcoming venture?

March 2nd-April 10th in Atlanta, GA and I’ll be hosting¬†a Z Pro Prep clinic!
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Why are you so passionate about this? What fuels you?

Last year I was given the opportunity to be hired on as the guest choreographer/judge for the NBA Atl Hawks Dance/Cheer auditions.¬† This was an amazing opportunity because I got to see EXACTLY what Pro teams are looking for!¬† Not just dance and picking up choreography….but there is a certain way a Pro cheerleader/dancer carries herself. From her look, to her style, to her appearance, to even the way she speaks.¬† ALL of these things are important!¬† The Pros are looking for the total package!¬† I’m tired of seeing girls audition year after year only to still not make the team, and then come back again the next year to endure that heartbreak all over again. Myself, along with some other very talented former NBA and NFL ladies are doing all that we can to give these ladies a real shot at achieving their dreams of going pro!!!¬† God put me here to uplift women…one of the ways I do that is through Z Pro Prep!
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What’s next for you?

I’m currently finishing up some choreography for a musical in LA “Einstein Is a Dummy” directed by Derek Manson, so I’m looking forward to that process. I’m also looking for opportunities to expand Z Pro Prep.¬† Wherever there is a demand for ladies who want to go pro, I’m there! As my grandma Ezelle says, “I don’t know where God is taking me, but I’m enjoying the ride!!”

How can my readers get a hold of you?
Make sure to check out ZProPrep.com and ZArtofTease.com

Facebook: Zakiya Alta Lee

Instagram: @Zakiya_Alta_Lee or @ZArtofTease

To learn more about Z Pro Prep call:  404-429-5482