Posts tagged ‘greek yogurt’

December 11, 2013

Greek Yogurt with Bee Pollen and Honey

A quick snack that is satisfying and a good source of protein and antioxidants!

Ingredients
1 small container of plain Greek yogurt (I love Fage)
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon bee pollen

 

 

xx

RE

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August 12, 2013

Sweet Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts

No mayo necessary.

Ingredients

1 cup chicken, roasted or rotisserie, chopped into bite size pieces

1/2 grapes, halved

1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and choppedĀ 

1 cup plain greek yogurt or plain yogurt

Freshly cracked black pepper and Pink Himalayan Salt, to taste

Lemon juice, optional

Directions

Toss all ingredients together and serve with some nice multigrain bread or romaine leaves.

xx

R

 

July 1, 2013

Kale Salad with Apples and Walnuts in Miso Honey Dressing

This salad was incredible! Thanks Sydney Kramer for an incredible dressing!

Check out her original recipe here.

I subbed nonfat plain greek yogurt for the light mayo in her dressing and added apple cider vinegar because I love the tang but kept all the other ingredients and it was the perfect salad.

 

xx

R

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June 4, 2013

Greek Yogurt Egg Salad with Mustard and Dill

Be good to yourself. If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live? Kobi Yamada

This week has been a blur (when hasn’t my life been a blur lately?) but a pleasant blur. The weekend was fun and pretty packed. I watched Pitch Perfect with my best friend and we had some awesome cheeses (a pretty smooth mushroomy brie, the world’s oldest cheddar, and a strong blue cheese) from Di Bruno Bros, fresh summer fruits (gorgeous kiwi, ripe mango , and some awesome Cinnamon Olive Oil Chocolate Torte. It was a much needed break from the week with refreshing wine and laughs. Her beautiful cats always make me smile and so does she.

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I went to Farmacia again on Saturday, for brunch this time, which is by far their better meal. so if you are in Olde City and want to have a great brunch, they have it. I had the crabmeat omelet with spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes, and a side of aged cheddar grits with some hearty multigrain bread. The Farmacia brunch deal is pretty spectacular because there is half off drinks for the whole brunch menu, so it is a great time to get a five dollar mimosa, or in my case a Bloody Mary. Guys, I cannot stress to you how delicious this Bloody Mary was. It is not one of those drinks I order often so it was even more of a unexpected delight. I love savory drinks, and their signature Bloody Mary was the perfect blend of savory with spices and acidity. Sorry I didn’t take a photo before I gulped half of it down! I could not control myself, it was that good.

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This egg salad recipe is fabulous. I made in in 5 minutes after a long day of yoga classes and feeling sore. I start strength training this week so I am upping my protein. This has the perfect tang from the Greek yogurt and the salty, fresh taste from the fresh dill herbs, and the kick from the mustard. Perfectly easy to make on a Sunday to make lunch for the week, easy to take to work or to the park, and no heating! Perfect for summer weather. How is it June?!

Ingredients

Serves 2

4 hardboiled eggs

4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons or more, to taste of horseradish mustard, or mustard of your choice (Dijon would be oh so nice)

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Pink himalyan salt, about 1 teaspoon

3 or 4 sprigs of dill. chopped

Directions

Chop hardboiled eggs finely or roughly, depending on how you like your egg salad. Top with yogurt and ACV. Add mustard and mix well. Top with spices and mix well. Spread on crackers or sprouted bread like I have featured here or great with romaine leaves.

xx

R

 

 

May 29, 2013

Shrimp Frittata with Spinach and Crunchy Quinoa Topping

Frittatas are such a good way to refuel after a workout and it is not uncommon for me to boil some eggs for the week as a take along snack. Eggs get a bad rap sometimes but they are delicious, and full of awesome nutrients. This dish is fresh and simple, and you can make it when you have some time on a Sunday if you want to food prep for the week. I usually steam a couple bags of veggies like broccoli or zucchini and take it to work for the week so I always have veggies on hand with fresh herbs and lemon for flavor. It takes the worry out of my day because I don’t have to go searching for lunch somewhere that is a good option for me around where I work, and buying lunch everyday adds up. Feel free to modify this recipe to your tastes!

 

Protein packed and delicious, many of these can be prepped the night before for easy assembly. The quinoa, eggs, and shrimp are just added protein for great muscle healing, so if you don’t want to make this with a protein the eggs are simple enough and taste amazing with toasted quinoa. I like to serve this on a bed of greens like kale or a side of avocado. Superfood plate anyone?

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total: 22 minutes

Fresh herbs, greek yogurt, toasted quinoa sprinkled in shrimp and egg frittata with spinach and the creamy tang of Greek yogurt.

Ingredients

Fresh herbs, I used dill and some parsley

1/2 cup shrimp, I used canned baby shrimp but if you are worried about canned foods, feel free to use fresh or jumbo shrimp

1 cup baby spinach, julienned

1/4 cup greek yogurt, plain or plain regular yogurt

1/4 cup toasted quinoa, (just place dry quinoa in an oven for 10 minutes or so at 350 degrees)

4 eggs, 2 egg whites, lightly whisked

2 tablespoons nonfat milk

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast for topping or parmesan

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a baking dish with coconut oil or any oil you usually use to bake with. EarthBalance is also a great choice. I used a round pan but feel free to use any baking dish you prefer. Mix all ingredients well except for the toasted quinoa. Pour the frittata mixture into the oiled or buttered dish and place in the oven for 8 or 9 minutes until the frittata is almost done. Add toasted quinoa and parmesan/nutritional yeast on the almost set frittata and place back in the oven to finish cooking, about 5 more minutes.

 

xx

R

April 4, 2013

Mexican Egg Pie

Recipes are simple. Food is simple. At least it can be.I am no master at making an elaborate roast or cooking a stew (yet), but I have learned how to use so many different kinds of foods that it has made cooking much more enjoyable. Ingredients that I did not know existed, like chia seeds and coconut oil, are now some of my trusted staples. Machines that I barely used last year are now my favorite toys. I use my blender and juicer often, and I find that I hardly ever eat frozen meals or processed foods anymore. I am picky about what I eat, but it has served me well.

I like to make this on the weekend when I cook lunch for the week, since the weekend is usually when I cook. During the week, I just replenish my juices or smoothies as I need them. There is something calming in making a big batch of food. It keeps things simple, when the week is hectic enough in the first place, and I am more of a grab and go girl. I like my peppers sliced by me on Sundays, in plastic bags with a side of hummus I pack in small plastic boxes, bento style. Lunch takes me to a peaceful time. I like my green juices frozen so they last cold and fresh for me on a long day. I like plastic blue bottles that have paid for themselves, filled with green smoothies of spinach, avocado, coconut oil, frozen berry blends, mango tropical blends, or apples and pears.

Lighter than other versions, and a fiesta in your mouth (see what I did there?). The Greek yogurt adds a nice creamy touch that would probably have been added with sour cream otherwise. Avocado, as nature’s butter, adds a decadence to this dish.

Ingredients

1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

6 eggs or 3 eggs and 1/2 summer squash, grated

1 avocado, diced

1 cup spinach

Parsley, as desired

Cilantro, as desired

1 cup diced tomatoes

1 cup diced red bell pepper

1/2 cup nonfat milk

Earth balance, for greasing the baking dish

1/2 cup red kidney beans

1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Lightly whisk eggs and Greek yogurt or egg and summer squash mixture with yogurt. add in 1/4 of sharp cheddar or desired cheese of your choice. Mix in spinach, herbs, diced tomatoes, and nonfat milk. Pour into a greased baking dish (round works best) and top with beans. Top with remaining sharp cheddar. Bake until golden on top and the frittata isn’t runny in the middle, about 20 minutes. Top with sliced avocado and serve for a breakfast for 6 or throughout the week. Great as a breakfast, lunch or dinner and has the hearty veggies and protein to keep you going.

xx

R

March 4, 2013

Honey Fig Chia Greek Yogurt

Great office snack!

 

Ingredients

1 container nonfat Fage yogurt

3 dried figs

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon chia seeds

Directions

Combine all ingredients and mix well!

xx

R

February 19, 2013

Chobani/ Greek Yogurt Substitutions

January 10, 2013

Chia Cinnamon Greek Yogurt

If you are going to eat nonfat Greek yogurt and really get the most out of it, you should buy the plain containers and then add your own mix ins and toppings to it. This is one of my favorite combinations!

Ingredients

1 container nonfat Greek yogurt, I like FAGE

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon honey

Directions

Mix well and enjoy! Add dried figs and sliced almonds if you are really feeling saucy today.

xx

Reth

January 7, 2013

Chia Cinnamon PB Greek Yogurt Dip

This dip is so delicious that I was doubly thrilled that it is healthy. All the flavor, and all good ingredients.

Ingredients

1/2 cup greek yogurt, nonfat

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Mix together and enjoy!