Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Great BIG Salad

Well, I think it's official. I am a Salad Junkie.
Here is one rendition of what I make almost every night....

Baked Chicken&Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato cut into small pieces
Big handful Kale
Big handful Spinach
1/2 can of black beans
1/2 Cucumber
1 Red Pepper
1/4 of a Red Onion
1/2 carton of pea shoots
5 dates chopped into small pieces
Small handful dried cranberries
Crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
1 Avocado

Combine all ingredients and add 1 part Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 parts Balsamic Vinegar: A squeeze of honey and Pepper to taste.

For the chicken breasts, I marinated them in a mixture of 2 parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 3 parts Rice Vinegar: 1 part Dijon honey: 1/2 part honey
Bake chicken for 35-40 minutes @ 350' or until cooked through. Cut into small pieces and add to salad.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Easiest Green Smoothie.

My new goal is to drink one of these/day... I used to try and work kale and other crazy things into my smoothies, but it really proved to be too much fussing around. This green smoothie is super easy and a great way to start your morning or give yourself a little kick in the afternoon.

Simply combine 1 banana, 1-2 handfuls of spinach with 1 cup of water and an ice cube. Blend. Enjoy.