Posts tagged ‘sweet’

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

 

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July 25, 2013

Green Superfood Smoothie

A go to combination of mine. The pineapple adds all the sweetness you need and you will have boundless energy after blending. I am a self professed coffee addict, there is nothing like coffee that gets my gears running after a night of restless sleep, but this green smoothie competes with how much it wakes me up.

Ingredients

2 cups spinach, baby leaves, or 1 cup frozen spinach, lightly thawed

2 tablespoons of chia gel (chia seeds soaked in water or coconut water for several hours, good to have on hand in the fridge, and lasts a week!)

3 pineapple rings, or 1 cup pineapple chunks

1/2 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh

1 teaspoon spirulina

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tablespoons goji berries

Directions

Blend well and enjoy!

xx

R

July 11, 2013

Kale Salad with Balsamic, Nectarines, and Roasted Chicken with Pine Nuts

A must if you are a fan of the sweet and salty. With superfood kale, the flavors in this salad cannot be topped.

Ingredients

1/4 cup roasted chicken, I like Harvestland because the chicken is organic and antibiotic free, and if you want to make this a vegetarian salad chickpeas would be a good source of protein and fat

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons olive oil

Pink Himalayan salt

Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons roasted pine nuts

1 nectarine, stone removed and sliced into small slices

2 cups kale

3 tablespoons blue cheese reduced fat crumbles, or tangy cheese of choice

Directions

Make sure ale is washed and dried, chopped into small bite size pieces with the tough ribs removed (they make for great juices so just freeze them). In a bowl, toss with balsamic and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Massage the dressing into the leaves. Top with chicken, nectarines, pine nuts and cheese and toss. The salad marinates i the dressing and has great flavor after 10 hours of sitting in the fridge, A great make a night ahead for work the next morning kind of salad.

 

xx

R

 

May 28, 2013

Steamed Shrimp with Simple Mango Salsa

Steamed shrimp with a sweet and spicy mango salsa on top. An easy, light summer meal that is a pinch to put together. Would be great with some grilled shrimp too.

 

Ingredients

8 or 10 jumbo shrimp, about a pound

1 ripe mango, cubed

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste

Juice of one lime, freshly squeezed

1 jalepeno, thinly sliced, to taste

Cilantro, to taste

Directions

Steam shrimp and set aside. I used a microwave steamer but you could use a bamboo one or whatever you have. In a separate bowl, add all ingredients except the lime juice. Top the mango salsa with lime juice and toss lightly. Serve with steamed shrimp.

 

xx

R

Happy light meals!

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