🌶mango + black bean + red pepper salsa🌶
This is great with chips, or makes an awesome side dish or garnish for grilled fish or chicken!
*1 red pepper diced
* 1 mango diced
* 1/2 cup black beans
* 1 tbs diced red onion
* lime juice, olive oil, salt & pepper to taste
*garnish with cilantro
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As the weather gets nicer, I tend to eat more and more salad, and while some people may find salads boring, I absolutely LOVE them. The key is to make them interesting. I ALWAYS make my own dressings, and I like to constantly mix things up by using different types of lettuce (kale, bibb, endive, brocoli slaw, etc) different fruits and veggies (avocado, tomato, olives, apple, pear), different cheeses (parmesan, provolone, feta), different accents (seeds, nuts, dried fruit), and different proteins (grilled shrimp, sliced steak, carved chicken)
Here's one of my favorites:
Broccoli Kale Crunchy Salad!
-Dried cranberries (just a tablespoon)
-Homemade citrus onion vinaigrette
SO crunchy and SO good...
AND 21 Day Fix APPROVED!!
Today's lunch! I love a delicious healthy salad, especially when it's filled with textures and flavors! Today's salad was mixed baby greens, avocado chunks, halved cherry tomatoes, green onion slivers, and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds and roasted pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, fresh ground salt & pepper! This was so good, I devoured it! And so full of nutrients, veggies, and healthy fats! Feel great after you eat, not guilty, and fill your body with the fuel it needs to take on a busy afternoon!! #goodeats #powerlunch#eatyourveggies 🍅🍆🌽🌶
This was SO delicious and really simple! Toss shrimp in a tiny bit of olive oil, a few cloves of minced garlic, fresh parsley and a couple spoonfuls of good parmesan cheese. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet, and bake at 400 for a few minutes, just until nicely pink and tender! These shrimp are so easy and so tasty! You could eat them alone, over a salad, or like I did here, over a bed of quinoa! #21dayfix #goodeats #cleaneats
I love making healthy eating quick & convenient, and I love using my leftovers for lunches! Chopped up some chicken from last night's dinner, threw in some golden raisins, celery and chopped pecans. This combo has a great mix of textures and flavored, making this chicken salad need nothing more than a dash of olive oil, salt & pepper and it's delicious! No need for mayo which can make other chicken salads way too fattening! I ate this alone but could definitely be put on some sprouted grain bread for a healthy sandwich! #goodEATS #cleaneats #21dayfix
Chimichurri Sauce!! Healthy eating doesn't have to be bland or boring! I made a delicious chimichurri sauce today from fresh & healthy ingredients and it's FULL of flavor!! I will be grilling flank steak tonight to put this on, served over corn, black bean, red pepper & avocado salad, for a super fresh and healthy dinner!
2 tbs chopped cilantro, 2tbs chopped parsley, 2 tbs chopped red onion, 1 garlic clove (minced), olive oil, rice wine vinegar, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper. Mix and chill!
Getting ready to kick off a new 21 Day Fix challenge with my clients tomorrow, so I am made up a week's worth of lunch salads! I either eat them like this, or slice some leftover chicken from the night before to top them, and If I'm home I grill some shrimp as a topping!
(measurements are dependent on how much you want to make, but here is my basic formula)
*3 parts Extra Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil
*1 part Balsamic Vinegar
*1/4-1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
*Few drops of Agave Nectar
*Pinch of minced garlic
*Fresh Cracked Pepper & Himilayan Pink Salt
pour small amount of dressing in the bottom of each jar, then
layer veggies in the following order:
*Carrots (chopped in chunks)
*Cucumbers (sliced/skin on)
*Heirloom tomatoes (halved)
*Spring Mix Lettuce
Stick in the fridge and grab one each day!
Here's an idea for a great little snack to curb that urge for something salty & crunchy! I took 1 can of chickpeas (washed, peeled & dried thoroughly) plus one bag of shelled edamame, tossed in a bit of coconut oil & seasoning (I used adobo seasoning + paprika this time, but you can use anything from garlic powder to cajun seasoning, to whatever you love) spread on a baking sheet and bake at about 350 for and hour to hour and a half (till super crispy) and I added some sunflower seeds at the end!#goodeats #snackhappy 😉