Brunch is 100% my favorite meal. One of my best friends jokes that I'm never just eating breakfast... I'm always brunching. There's just something so nice and relaxing about brunch. In my mind, brunch is a leisurely morning where you've slept in, put on comfy clothes, sip a cappuccino or a matcha latte, and sit back and relax while a delicious spread comes your way. What's better than that? Clearly I love enjoying a fabulous brunch out, but I also love hosting one at my house! It's definitely the most stress-free meal to take on. It's casual, it doesn't require anything too fancy or complicated, and pretty much everything can be prepped ahead of time. Here are my tips for the next time you're hosting a brunch!
I've got a 10-minute, 5-ingredient recipe for ya that I know you'll absolutely love - Paleo Coconut Shrimp! It's crispy, crunchy, salty, coconutty, and delicious. This recipe is super versatile and really pairs well with anything and everything - you can serve it as an appetizer with your favorite dips or a mango salsa, serve it over greens and avocado for a fresh and delicious salad, use it for taco night, pair it with my fave Cabbage & Apple Slaw and wrap it up into lettuce wraps, or mix it in with stir-fry veggies. The options are endless!
You ready for the ultimate snack to cure your salty, crunchy cravings? Plantain chips! They're beyond easy to make (just 3 ingredients!) and they're a great homemade swap when you're craving a big bag of potato chips. To be honest, I'm not even a potato chip fan, but plantain chips... yes, please! They're super versatile and would pair well with pretty much any dip, but in my opinion, using them as a vehicle for guacamole would be a pretty ideal situation!
This warm, cozy breakfast may look a lot like a bowl of oatmeal, but there's a secret ingredient in there that makes it totally grain-free and paleo. I'm guessing it won't come as a huge surprise, given the fact that I use this ingredient all the time, but this "N'Oatmeal" is made with... drumroll please... cauliflower rice! 😲Now before you click out of here and tell me that you'd rather not eat cauliflower for breakfast (and I totally get that, btw), let me just assure you that it's so much more delicious and so much less strange than it sounds! Since cauliflower doesn't have a ton of flavor on it's own, it's a really easy veggie to transform into a lot of the foods that we crave like gnocchi, fried rice, mashed potatoes, pizza, etc. So I figure, why not take a break from the savory route and turn cauliflower into a slightly sweet, comforting recipe that we can add to our healthy morning routine?
Super Bowl is right around the corner! For some, that means a great day full of football. For me, it’s all about the food and the halftime show, but really, it’s about the food. It can be tough to find healthy options at a Super Bowl party since everything on the table tends to be salty, fried, cheesy, saucy, or carby. I’m a huge fan of bringing your own healthy dish to any party… that way you know there will always be something there for you and you won’t have to grab for the nachos out of hungry desperation or because there weren't any other options. Ideally, you want to bring something that’s healthy but delicious enough to satisfy the crowd, and it has to be easy to eat so people can dig in as they watch the game. These Avocado “Fries” do all of the above! They’re a fun finger-food, something a little different and exciting, and they’re really easy to make!
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.