When it comes to a quick & easy dinner, you really can't beat a sheet-pan meal where you throw everything together on one pan, add some flavor and seasoning, toss it in the oven, and 15 minutes later, dinner is served! Sheet-pan meals work perfectly with fish and veggies, so this usually ends up being my go-to Sunday or Monday night dinner when I'm craving something fresh, healthy, and flavorful after the weekend and don't want to spend all night in the kitchen. Not only is the prep and a breeze, but so is the cleanup! Ideal! When it comes to a healthy and delicious sheet-pan dinner, my favorite combo is definitely salmon and baby broccoli, AKA broccolette. The two pair so well together typically cook to perfection right at the same time, so it works out really well!
I've definitely been postponing Fall as long as I could this year. Maybe it had to do with being 9 months pregnant when it was still 90 degrees out that made me want to hang on to summery peach salads and popsicles for a little while longer. But considering it's officially October 1st, there are pumpkins everywhere I look, and the temperature has (thankfully!) dropped a couple degrees, I think it's finally time to get in the cozy Fall spirit! And what better way to do that than with a big bowl of Sweet Potato Turkey Chili!? This recipe is so hearty, satisfying, and delicious - total comfort food in the healthiest way possible! It's paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free (unless you add cheese / garnish with Greek yogurt), and going to be one of your favorite Fall recipes!
I figured now that I only have 5 weeks to go until baby boy's due date, it was time for some pregnancy posts! Better late than never, right!? There's so many fun things I want to share, like what foods cured my major cravings in the beginning while still keeping me healthy, some non-toxic registry items that are a must, and how I changed up my skincare routine to be baby-safe, but I'm thinking we can start with this very random collection of 10 things that were total necessities for me throughout pregnancy!
Have you ever tried shakshuka? If not, prepare to discover your new favorite breakfast! It's super filling, satisfying, and healthy, and it's packed with tons of flavor. The first time I ever tried it was on a trip to Israel years ago and I was instantly hooked. Once I realized how easy it is to make it at home, it pretty much became a staple in my weekend routine! It's basically a super flavorful tomato sauce that you can throw a bunch of veggies and spices into, then crack eggs straight into the sauce and let them cook right in there, and once they're done to your liking, you top the whole thing with fresh herbs and avocado (well avocado isn't always in traditional shakshuka, but in my opinion, what's a brunch dish without avo!?). I'd also seriously recommend some crusty toast to dip into the pan and soak up all of the yummy goodness and flavors!
It feels like I've been living on juicy, fruity summer salads these days. If I had to pick any fruit to add to a salad, it would definitely be peaches or nectarines. When you get them perfectly ripe in the summer, they seriously taste like candy and add so much deliciousness and sweetness (and gorgeous color!) to a salad. We went to a barbeque at my friend Reisa's house recently, and she made a peach salad with avocado, snap peas, tomatoes, basil, and toasted pine nuts, and I knew I had to recreate it immediately. It was the perfect combination of flavors and textures all tossed in a lemon dijon dressing which was amazing. So while this salad is named the Peach, Avocado, & Basil Summer Salad (purely for the sake of searching on google), it should truly be named the Peacha Reisa Salad after the lovely lady that inspired it!
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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.