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Week Four Stress-Less Holiday Plan: Deconstructed Egg Rolls

by Jana Janak

This week's topics

Reducing your Stress with Nutrition

Nutritional Stress is only one type of stress. Reducing stress from your diet this Holiday season will help you reduce your overall stress. Eating the right amount of food, not too much and not too little, is one of the top ways to control the amount of stress your body has to process due to your digestion. Eating whole foods such as fresh vegetables, fruits and meat add energy to your body. Eating whole foods that are organic or farmed locally will add vitality to your body. The way the food was raised makes a difference because you become what you eat. Let Food beThy Medicine by Tim Janak Jr. is a great guide to help you know more about food.

The next advice about Nutritional stress is eating the right food proportions for your diet type. No one diet is best for everyone. To find the best portion suggestion for your metabolic type seek Nutritional coaching from Paths in Healing to help you understand your Primal Pattern Type.

This Holiday season challenge yourself to be prepared with your nutrition. Have healthy meals and snacks prepped beforehand so that you don't return to the same old cravings. Be your "future friend" by preparing the night before, so that the next day you are ready to eat healthy.

Here is a delicious recipe that my friend shared with me a few years ago. My family absolutely loves the taste of this recipe. I love the simplicity and amount of veggies! and leftovers are even better than the first day so be your "future friend" and make enough for lunch the next day. (This version was taken from 40 Aprons find the printable version here.)

Deconstructed Egg Rolls


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 6 green onions sliced, green and white parts divided

  • ½ cup red onion diced. Skip for keto. See Notes

  • 5 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 pound ground pork (any ground meat will work)

  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

  • 1 8-ounce can water chestnuts chopped. Skip for keto

  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or hot sauce See Note 1

  • 1 14-ounce bag coleslaw mix

  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos See Note 2 for keto or low carb

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon white pepper or black pepper

  • salt to taste


For the Creamy Chili Sauce


  • Heat sesame oil in a large skillet and place over medium heat. Add white parts of green onions, diced red onion, and garlic and saute, stirring frequently, until the red onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.

  • Add ground meat, grated ginger, water chestnuts (Skip for keto), and 1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce or chili-garlic sauce and cook until pork is browned, broken up, and cooked through about 7-10 minutes.

  • Add coleslaw mix, coconut aminos or soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, white pepper, and salt, to taste, and stir until well combined. Cook, stirring regularly, until cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1-2 tablespoons compliant hot sauce. Add a pinch of salt, to taste. To drizzle, place creamy chili sauce in a small plastic sandwich bag.

  • To plate: spoon a hearty helping of the pork-cabbage mixture in a serving bowl. Snip off the corner of the sandwich bag with the creamy chili sauce and drizzle over egg roll in a bowl recipe mixture. Garnish with green parts of the green onions and black sesame seeds.

Week four Holiday Action Item: Buy Halloween Treats

If you don't celebrate Halloween this weeks action item is in the bag. But for those of you still wondering what to put in the bags of all those trick-or-treaters check out Amazon's Halloween Treats Non-Candy List for some great ideas to hand out this Halloween.

This months product Highlight: Herbal Tinctures

Lemon Balm is typically classified as a nervine. Nervines are herbs that soothe, relax, and support the nervous system. It has been proven in modern studies to calm both the digestive and the nervous systems.

Incredibly calming, Lemon Balm mitigates feelings of stress, anxiety, and nervousness. It can also used as an antiviral to ward off a variety of viral infections, as well as fevers, coughs, and so much more. Also used as an antioxidant, due to its high antioxidant levels, studies have shown that lemon balm is even capable of improving oxidative stress and DNA damage.

Lemon Balm is considered an adaptogen. Adaptogens help calm your body's response to stressors. An adaptogen is a plant extract that is used to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promotes or restores normal physiological functioning. This strengthens the mind and body's resilience when dealing with stressors. The benefits of lowered stress response is.

- increased digestion and nutrient absorption.

- more resources allocated to detoxification process.

- increased immune system function.

- more resources allocated to growth and repair processes.

- circadian rhythm balanced. better sleep quality

- adrenals perform more efficiently.

- brainwaves shift to a more analytical state. less reactive (increased concentration).

- inflammation levels balance.

Why has Paths In Healing teamed up with Roots Apothecary/naCHer CBD and why are we trying to bring these products to you? Stress causes inflammation and inflammation causes pain and dysfunction. Addressing stress and inflammation is at the core of Root Apothecary's product development. We also love the education that they provide to their customers. Every product page has tons of information to support the reason to use their particular product. In addition to this, we have been using their products and have loved the results we get. From their CBD creams to their tinctures and drinks, we love the results we see and the results our clients have told us they have seen. Use the code PATHS to get 40% off their products today.

^These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. Please consult with a medical professional before consuming this product if you have any medical condition.

<>If you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, please consult with your doctor before consuming this product.

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