It's about time I shared my Everyday Salad with you here. I make it over and over and over and realized I don't even have it on the blog! Whenever I'm whipping up a salad for lunch or dinner, it pretty much always has these ingredients in it. It's refreshing, has a good crunch, lots of vibrant ingredients and colors, and takes just a couple minutes to throw together. I'm all about a lot of texture in my salads and this really does the trick! It honestly doesn't require any measurements and you'd be perfectly fine just tossing in a handful of each ingredient but I did my best to give them to you anyway just in case you need 'em! It's definitely the House Salad in our kitchen and I hope it becomes a staple in your salad routine, too!
I think we're on day 130ish of quarantine life by now, and I'm guessing I'm not the only one who has gotten out of my healthy eating routine over the last few months. Most days start pretty solid for me with a workout during Noah's naptime and typically a smoothie afterwards, but by the time I get Noah down for the night, and dinner rolls around, and I'm exhausted, the wine starts flowing and I'm finishing the day with some ice cream because "mama needs it!". I can't complain because it's definitely been fun and I always believe there's room to treat yourself, but I also know how great I feel when I'm on my game with my meals and when my treats are more mindfully thought out than that 3rd scoop of ice cream on a random Tuesday night before bed. Who's with me!?
Remember when we used to go out to restaurants? Sigh... one day it will happen again! One of my favorite healthy restaurant meals is Chicken Paillard... it sounds fancy, but “paillard” basically just means that the chicken has been pounded nice and thin. It’s usually topped with a simple arugula salad or or served with a lemon wedge and some veggies. Simple, fresh, and easy! I recently started making it at home, and it’s now my favorite way to cook chicken. Because it's pounded so thin, it cooks super quickly and I know we all love a dinner that's thrown together in a matter of minutes! You’re going to look at the ingredients and think it's way too simple, but when you cook it perfectly, it’s soo juicy and delicious and pairs well with any side dish!
A little too much apple pie or one too many cocktails on 4th of July? No worries my friends! Rather than spending time feeling guilty for overindulging or trying to punish ourselves to make up for it, I'm all about starting fresh and fueling up on healthy, nourishing meals that make me feel my best. (More tips for mindfully indulging here!) After treating myself over the holiday weekend, I'm craving all the greeeeens today and this Kiwi Avocado Salad is calling my name! It's super refreshing with the juicy kiwi, fresh mint, and lemony dressing and has lots of crunch from the celery and romaine. I love a salad with some good texture and crunch and this one definitely has both! Don't you feel healthier just looking at it!? Pair it with your favorite protein and you've got a perfect meal to get you back on track!
If you love freshly-baked cookies & brownies (who doesn’t!?), you’re going to flip over this Brookie Skillet, which combines the two into one swirly, melty skillet that is seriously delicious beyond words! It’s literally my ideal dessert and after spending the last hour editing these photos, all I want to do is dive head first right into it, who's with me!? The best part of this dessert (aside from the taste) is the fact that it’s made from 2 boxed mixes - Simple Mills brownie mix & chocolate chip cookie mix, making it literally the easiest dessert on earth. I’m almost embarrassed to admit how easy the recipe is, but I think we all love a kitchen shortcut, especially when it means using mixes that are grain-free & refined sugar-free & made with such simple, wholesome ingredients! Here’s how to make your new fave dessert!
July 28th, 2016
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.