Easy Meal in 5 Minutes

Quick, Simply and Easy Crockpot Roast
in only 5 Steps!

Are you looking for an quick, easy meal without preservatives or packets from the grocery store?
Come check out what we created in our kitchen!

Being a mama on the go, I am always looking for a new quick, healthy, easy meal to feed my tribe. I searched good ole Pinterest and either saw extremely fancy roasts or ones that were loaded with packets of junk.

Therefore, I went into creation mode and created something for our family. I love the idea of them helping out, learning about the foods, and watching how simple it is to eat healthy. I don’t mind cooking but I sure as hell don’t enjoy it, so creating gems like this makes one happy mama!

I also like to keep things extra simple with my meals. I love extravagant meals, but they are not that practical when running a household of tiny humans and a business. I need to set it and forget it! Who else is with me?

Additionally, there are so many recipes for crockpot roasts. Sure, they are absolutely yummy and so moist, but they’re loaded with preservatives and packets from the store. We’re keeping it simple here!

The details for this easy meal

Easy Meal Crockpot Roast in 5 Steps

Here’s where you are going to want me to explain the exact amount of each ingredient, right? Trust me, I was there once. I couldn’t cook without this, but you really can’t go wrong with this one. That is part of the beauty and simplicity of this!

  1. Add the meat
  2. Season the meat
  3. Add the veggies
  4. Add some water
  5. Cover and cook!

Yup, it really is that simple. Get creative on the veggies you want to include? Have a spice that you love? Try it out!

Easy meal - Crockpot Roast - 5 Steps

Coconut Water – what’s the benefits?

I have always been a good student. As such, I sat quietly, minded my manners and always listened to my teachers. So when my wonderful Yoga Teacher said to drink coconut water over regular water, I immediately went to the store and got this bad boy!

The Details

I was instantly impressed with the panel and the obviously simple ingredients:

INGREDIENTS: 100% Natural Coconut Water

Being a panel reader, I grabbed a cold one to go and a few to stock in my fridge. (I also loved that they were plastic free!)

Now the education on coconut water

As I was gulping this sweet refreshing beverage, I realized I had no clue why I was drinking it? Sure it tasted fabulous, hydrating and quite refreshing, but I didn’t know the actual benefits. Because of the good student that I am, I did my research!

First up: Instagram and Facebook

So it appears that my friends all agreed that it was the electrolytes and the hydration that was the reason. Makes sense!

coconut Water

Coconut water

Next up: Our friend Google

Web MD toted “low in calories, naturally fat and cholesterol free, more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating.” “It contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes.” I guess my friends do know what they are talking about!

My complaint with Web MD is that they go on to talk about hydration being important, “whether you choose a sports drink, coconut water, or plain water, they all work to keep your body hydrated.” I’m not a fan of the sugary “sport drinks” and believe that people are relying on the taste rather than they negative affect sugars have on your body. I like the idea of hydrating from natural sources.

In addition to Web MD, I went on to one more resource. Dr. Axe goes into the nutrition facts. Coconut water contains approximately 46 calories per cup, 10 grams of natural sugar, with little protein and fat free. The primary nutrient in coconut water is potassium making it a high electrolyte beverage. Yay!! Friends were right again!

Electrolytes are critical to maintain blood volume, heart health, and well as to prevent dehydration. Maintaining electrolyte levels can help reduce fatigue, stress, and help maintain muscle relaxation. (Dr. Axe article)

According to the same article, other health benefits of coconut water include:

  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Weight loss
  • Increased athletic performance
  • Boosted energy
  • Lowered cholesterol
  • Reduced cellulite
  • Relax muscle tension
My conclusion

In conclusion, I found that the most important thing is staying hydrated. If any of you have suffered from dehydration, you know this personally! (I’m raising my hand here!!)

Electrolytes are important to make sure we are keeping the electrical charges in our bodies work properly (electrolytes). So if coconut water is going to be a source of this important function, I’m going to continue to partake.

Unfortunately, it still appears that research of coconut water is still ongoing. From the articles I’ve read, the research that was done was comparing it to sports drinks and plain water. I can’t bring myself to consume the artificial sugars that come in those sports drinks. Therefore, for me personally…I’m going to test out this coconut water a bit more and keep ya’ll updated on my personal opinion!

Cheers to the coconut!


Soda – how is this affecting you?

Oh soda…how we think we love you?

A client that is on our detox brought me this article from the local paper about soda. It’s an oldie but sure is a goodie!

Affects of soda on your body
Deseret News August 2013
Did you see the 39 lbs???

Drinking one can of this sugar beverage a day equates to consuming 39 pounds of sugar per year. Would you sit in front of 39 bags of sugar and just spoon it in? I would hope you would say no! Consuming it in liquid form makes it so much easier I suppose and hence why we have a problem in our society today.  Let’s break it down:How does soda affect you?


Regularly consuming sugary drinks interacts with the gene that affects weight.


Having too much sugar in your diet reduces production of a brain chemical that helps us learn, store memories and process insulin. We are literally dulling our brain’s mechanism that tells you enough is enough!


The high levels of phosphoric acis in colas have been linked to kidney stones and other renal problems. Think you’re clear with those diet sodas? Think again! Diet drinks are increased with a two-fold risk, especially that diet soda drinkers typically consume more per day.

Digestive System:

Carbonation can cause gas, bloating, and cramping. Caffeine can also worsen episodes of diarrhea or contribute to constipation.


Soda consumption has been linked to osteoporosis and bone density loss, likely due to the phosphoric acid and caffeine found in soda. Link to WebMD


The high levels of acid in pop corrode your teeth.

Is that quick fix of bubbles and sugar really worth the risks?
I’ll leave that up to you!