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!
If you're craving a smoothie that will make you feel like you're on a Hawaiian vacation (even if you're actually just sitting at your desk like I am), then this Greeña Colada Smoothie is the one for you! It's full of tropical flavors like pineapple and coconut but it's doesn't come with the same hangover or sugar spike you'd get from ordering a blended Piña by the pool! Like all of the smoothies you'll find around here, it's packed with healthy ingredients that are going to keep you full and satisfied for hours, so you don't spend your morning distracted by an unnecessary snack attack. Make it once and you'll be totally hooked!
If you asked me the number one message I get in my instagram DMs on a weekly basis, it would be "I want to get into nutrition and am overwhelmed by the different programs out there. Where did you go to school and would you recommend it?" After writing out lengthy responses every week, I figured it was time for a full blog post on the subject. Because just a few years ago I was in that exact same place, knowing that I wanted to work in nutrition and having no idea how to get there. I did a ton of research, talked to friends and acquaintances who were in the nutrition / dietitian world, and finally found a program that made sense for me. I'll share my story with you and also some input from my nutritionist & RD friends about their programs, which will hopefully help you on your path!
With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, it felt like the perfect time to share my Mom's famous kale salad recipe. My mom has always been the queen of effortlessly throwing together a quick and healthy meal. She never really measures and just adds a little bit of this and a little bit of that and whatever she's making always manages to turn out so fresh and delicious. I learned how to cook just by watching her do her thing in the kitchen, and her easy, breezy, no-fuss style of cooking has always been a huge inspiration for Weeknight Bite (thanks, Mom!). When we cook together, it's a time for us to relax, chat, gossip, and laugh, and I love that shooting this recipe together really captured the two of us in our element!
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.