Fresh Asian Salad!

You know you probably need more vegetables in your life… Let me help you out!

I whipped up this delicious Asian style salad for you. When I tried it, the first thought I had was, “This is fresh tasting!” And, there aren’t any really crazy ingredients. I want y’all to go to the store, buy the goods, then make this thing. Like, now!

This dish is really filling, yet low in calories. If you’re watching your waistline, this one’s for you!

NOTE: I didn’t measure any of the ingredients. I would add a bunch of stuff, taste it, add a little more, etc. All of the amounts are approximate. Feel free to add more or less to your salad depending on your taste buds. I want you to enjoy eating those veggies!

12-16 ounces cooked, peeled, and chilled shrimp
2 cups cooked, chilled white rice
1 finely chopped zucchini
1 finely chopped small red onion
1 finely diced avocado
1 big handful of snap peas, chopped
2 big handfuls of bean sprouts
1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
Juice of 2-3 limes
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/8 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes

Mix everything together in a big bowl. Eat it.

Serves 8-ish. ENJOY!!!

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I hope you give this one a whirl! Let me know in the comments if you added or took anything out of this recipe!

Chicken Oriental Salad!

This salad is super delicious, so I wanted you to be able to make it too!

First of all, mix this sauce together in a bowl:
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tbsp sesame seeds
juice from two supremed oranges

Then, you’ll need:
2 cups of cooked chicken
1 cup cooked quinoa
6 oz bag of spinach
1 carrot
1 avocado
1/2 cup of sesame sticks
2 supremed oranges

Warm the chicken, quinoa, and sauce in a skillet on low for a few minutes.
It should be enough time to make the rest of the salad.
Put the spinach in a large mixing bowl.
Peel a carrot into the bowl.
Dice an avocado, add that to the bowl too.
Add the sesames sticks and pretty supremed oranges to the bowl.
By now, the chicken, quinoa, sauce mix should be a little warm.
Take that off the heat, and add it to the bowl.
Stir everything together, and plate it up!

Serves 2 big meals. ENJOY!!!

IMG_20150711_152958635I mean, look how beautiful that is. It tastes AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Super Salad!

By now, y’all know that I’m a huge fan of vegetables. Because they’re healthy. DUH.

I try to make a really big salad at least once a week to ensure maximum veggie intake. I just look in the refrigerator, see what veggies are looking to be eaten, chop them up, and mix the masterpiece together in a big bowl. Making a huge salad like this really only takes about 5 minutes, even less if you’re a chop ahead veggie person. NICE!

Big Salad

This lovely green monster included:
1 chopped bunch of kale
1 chopped head of romaine
1 diced avocado
1/4 head chopped broccoli
1/4 head chopped cauliflower
2 chopped celery stalks
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp artisan salt

The above is a photo before I tossed it in this lovely dressing. Below is my final product, before I plated it up. I was using it as a side to some grilled pork chops.

Big Salad plus Dressing

Once your salad is tossed in dressing (if you like that sort of thing), and you want to make it a meal, top it with some protein for the ultimate awesomeness! I can usually use this for two main meals, or, if you feel like having it for a side it would probably make at least six servings. YEAH!

Do you have any salad favorites? Feel free to share them!

You Have Time for Breakfast!

I’m not talking cereal here, I’m talking a real, delicious, filling, breakfast.

Many days of the week, I have early morning clients. Like 5:30am early. So when I get up, I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making a meal. Yet, I still want to have great energy for my clients. And, when I’m done coaching them, I like to have something in the tank for my own workout. So, obviously I love a nice breakfast.

Breakfast for Busy People

Chop about a palm full of any type of pre-cooked meat (I used some salami for this breakfast, feel free to switch it up to keep it interesting), two chopped boiled eggs, one small diced avocado, artisan salt, and crushed red pepper flakes. I mix it all together with a spoon in a portable container, then throw that spoon right on top of my meal. No sense in getting another one dirty in the morning, right? Is that lazy or genius?!? And, if you do happen to oversleep and you’re in a rush, you’ll still have a way to eat your breakfast! Then I wash it down with an apple or banana.

Feel free to prep up a bunch of similar quick breakfasts for the week, then add the avocado separately the night before or the morning of. Add other healthy foods too if you like: kale, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, you get the idea. And, if you like a warm breakfast, just toss this mix in a skillet for a couple of minutes when you wake up, or toss it in the microwave. Am I eliminating some of your “I don’t have time for breakfast” eating excuses yet?!?

Some of you may not eat or like to eat breakfast, that’s totally fine too! But, if you do like breakfast and feel like you don’t have time to eat it, hopefully you can use this tip. Let me know if you give it a try!

Breakfast for Busy People!

I get it, we’re all rushed in the morning. A lot of times, you’re stuck grabbing a breakfast bar and a cup of coffee if you’re lucky! Here is a quick and easy breakfast idea for you full that’s full of protein, healthy fat, greens, and probiotics. Don’t tell me you can’t make time for your probiotics!

1 tsp coconut oil
2 eggs
1/3 cup-ish sauerkraut
1 small avocado
handful of greens
seasoning to taste (I used crushed red pepper and artisan salt)

Warm the coconut oil in a large sauce pan.
Crack the eggs into the pan and cook to your liking.
Add the sauerkraut to the other side of the pan to start heating it up.
While that’s cooking, chop your avocado, and put the greens on a plate.
Season your eggs any way you like.
Put the sauerkraut and eggs on your plate (I like the sauerkraut under my eggs, so it gets yolk-y), and top with the avocado.
This takes about 5-7 minutes max.

Serves one. ENJOY!!!

Easy Breakfast

ACTION STEP: Would you set your alarm ten minutes earlier to be able to start your day with a healthy and yummy breakfast? Try it out and let me know how your day goes!