Hi, I’m Mareya otherwise known as The Fit Foodie. I’m a chef, holistic nutritionist, author, inventor and mom. And I want to welcome you to my podcast. It’s called Recipes for Your Best Life and with every episode, I’m peeling back the onion on fitness, nutrition, health, wellness and family. The truth is, you’re the chef of your life, and for every important pillar, there’s a great recipe worth sharing. So every week, we’ll explore them together. Think of it as food for thought you can really sink your teeth into. So, join me, and let’s squeeze the joy out of this life! Can I get a Fork Yeah?
EP 116 - How to meal prep for success: Change your life, your wallet and your waistline
When you have 7 mouths to feed, thinking about food is a full-time endeavor. Even though it’s a big part of my career, making from-scratch sauces and foraging for ingredients is not part of my daily routine – especially with voracious teenagers and athletes in the family. Forget about 30-minute meals. When they start circling the kitchen like a pack of wolves, I’ve got 10 minutes tops before they start bearing their canines. We can make the biggest impact on our health three times a day with what's on the end of our fork. With that, we're diving in to my top 10 favorite meal prep strategies to help get you ready for clean eating success and a more vibrant, happier existence - not to mention, savings for your wallet and your waistline. Grab a seat at the chef's table and let's dig in. Here are some of my favorite meal prep products and discounts for my listeners, our fitfam! 1) Reusable glass containers with snaplock lids. Use code Mareyaoff20 for 20% off. https://razab.com/collections/meal-prep-containers 2) Chef knife Use code Mareyaoff20 for 20% off. https://razab.com/collections/knife 3) Loaf pans Use code Mareyaoff20 for 20% off. https://razab.com/collections/loaf-pans 4) Simply Delish For my favorite low calorie and carb conscious desserts. Use code ChefMareya15 https://simplydelish.net/chef-mareya/ 5) Eat Cleaner Use code eatCleaner10 for 10% off www.eatcleaner.com 6) NuWave ProSmart Oven My favorite multifunction oven - airfry, broil, grill, bake and more Use code NUWAVE917 for my discount https://www.nuwavenow.com/products/pro-smart-oven
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EP 115 - Armor Up Your Immune System with Food
We’ve heard it, and it’s engrained in us. Food is medicine. But really, let’s dive deep down into this idea. How did they deal with disease thousands of years ago, before conventional medicine and antibiotics? The answer was in nature. Ancient civilizations became masters of using plants and herbs as their remedies. And the pharmaceuticals we have now are often derived from those medicinal plants – like garlic, onions, turmeric, thyme, black seed and so many more. The use of spices and herbs with antimicrobial activity was necessary to ward off the threat of food-borne pathogens and life-threatening illnesses. While there’s no silver bullet, we can take big strides in protecting our incredible bodies from succumbing to sickness with my top 8 immunity boosting foods that help every system in your body - and delicious to boot. **Get 40% off and additional 15% off (55% off!) subscriptions at www.Goli.com with my code EATCLEANER and get my favorite Goli Gummies including, ACV, Beets, Ashwaganda, Pre and Post Probiotics, Sleep and Women's Complete Multi. Armor up and cover all aspects of your whole health. **Get 50% off your first order at Misfits Market and save sooo much on your groceries. They even have fresh meat, seafood, produce and other perishables and when you order, you're helping divert food from ending up in the trash by upcycling. Use code BF2350 at www.misfitsmarket.com **Get 10% off your order of Eat Cleaner Fruit + Veggie Wash with code eatcleaner10 and make sure to wash the toxins, parasites, pesticides and bacteria off your fresh fruit and veggies - and help them last up to 5x longer! Make sure to visit chefmareya.com for all my programs and free resources and follow me on Instagram and Facebook @chefmareya for a chance to win my immune boosting package!
EP 114 - Forever Chemicals: How to avoid becoming the walking dead
Could we be moving towards a real life species of the walking dead where chemicals are creating a new, toxic-laden humankind? They are born out of technology. They are here, and they are everywhere.
The problems with forever chemicals have been known for quite some time, and their
impact on people and the environment is still being researched and not completely understood.
However, more evidence is coming to light on their impact on people as evidenced by the lawsuits that have been reported in the media concerning the military bases being affected and health issues that these chemicals are having on our veterans being exposed to them.
Today on Recipes For Your Best Life, I'm interviewing Clayton Thomas, co-founder of ROOT Wellness, which addresses the root cause of today’s health and wellness issues by helping us live healthier using biochemistry in our everyday lives. Clayton is cautioning us about just how prevalent and dangerous “forever chemicals” are & providing some solutions. It's an episode that you need to hear - for your health, and your family's.
EP 113 - Nutrition Mythbusters - Debunking the top 5 myths in food today
In this week's episode of Recipes For Your Best Life, I'm talking to Megan Lyons, certified nutrition expert, about the Top 5 myths in food today. The question is, do we eat them or not, and is what famous doctors like Steven Gundry and health experts like Dave Asprey say about them true? This is an episode that will help to answer a lot of your burning questions about nutrition.
EP#112 - What's the deal with Apeel - Coatings on your fresh produce
In this episode, we explore the world of coatings on fresh produce. Unravel the mysteries behind companies like Apeel, their patents, and safety concerns. Discover the importance of understanding wax coatings on fruits, the debate over keeping peels for nutrition, and the truth about Apeel's ingredients and funding. We delve into various coating types, safety concerns, and how we can make healthy food choices. Let’s dive in!
EP 111 - Reduce, Reuse and Upcycle - Preventing Waste and Driving Innovation with the Upcycled Food Association
Have you ever wondered what happens to food that gets manufactured and grown, but not used? Well here’s a scenario. Cashews are commonly eaten - But did you know the cashew meat from inside the cashew fruit, which is normally thrown out, is a single ingredient, organic product that tastes amazingly like meat, with the same consistency. The truth are a LOT of predicted that get wasted in the food manufacturing process and all of this wasted food presents an opportunity to create exciting new items and categories.
June 24 is National Upcycling Day, and in this episode, I spoke with Angie Crone, the CEO of the Upcycled Food Association, to learn more about what up cycling is, the non-profit’s mission and the crucial role it plays in preventing food from being wasted. We also dive into why The Upcycled Certified® label is the most important third-party certification that supports up cycling integrity and environmentally-conscious stewards and why you should look for it in over 1,400 grocery stores across the country. You can take the Upcycyling pledge to reduce waste in your own home and business on our website at eatcleaner.com and chefmareya.com. Let’s dig in!
I LOVE these desperately needed topics on health nutrition and the fitness/ health revolution taking place right now!!
Mareya is a pioneer blazing her own path through the food and wellness industry!
I have been following Mareya’s journey for almost 10 years now! Her sincere passion and care for others is second to none! I love her fire to educate and make learning so carefree and fun! It’s always something new and engaging so I look forward to listening to her podcasts, her social media content and her books are great as well! Keep up the good work Mareya! I know you’re heart for others is the key to your success!!
Kind of hoping for actual recipes!