Time to Bounce Back!

Hello beautiful people! I apologize for the lack of posts, but I just got back from a month long trip to Europe. (more posts coming soon) Europe entails croissants, cheese, lots of wine, and good beer. My 5″2 body does not cope well with that delicious food and lack of regular exercise. Assuming that many of you will be taking some time off for yourselves to indulge this summer, I wanted to share with you guys two salads that I love. These salads really help me get back on track with healthy eating.

Salad No 1: Brussels and Beets. 

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(Colourful and full of fibre)

Ingredients: (sorry I don’t know exactly how much I used of each)

  • romaine lettuce (or any leafy green)
  • beets (boiled or roasted)
  • brussel sprouts
  • dijon mustard
  • honey
  • chia seeds
  • pumpkin seeds

Step 1: In a hot pan with a bit of coconut oil, pan fry the brussel sprouts (cut in 1/2) and beets (chopped) until brussels are tender and have a bit of browning going on.

Step 2: In a small bowl, mix together dijon mustard and honey until desired sweetness is achieved. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: Lay down romaine lettuce on a large plate and add beets/brussel sprouts (you can let these cool down if you want, but I don’t mind them a bit warm). Then sprinkle on the desired amount of chia/pumpkin seeds and dress with honey mustard dressing.

Salad No 2: Pesto Zucchini and Tuna. 

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(Not the prettiest salad ever, but super tasty and full of protein)

Ingredients:

  • zucchini
  • canned tuna fish
  • pesto
  • romaine lettuce (or any leafy green)

(THATS IT!! so easy and full of flavour)

Step 1: Cut up a small zucchini as desired and pan fry in coconut oil until the zucchini is softer.

Step 2: Lay down lettuce on a large plate and add desired amount of canned tuna. (straight from the can). Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: toss the zucchini in pesto of choice (if you want to see a recipe, let me know) and add to salad.

Literally, that is all. This salad is perfect if I am super hungry because of the fats from the pesto and the protein from the tuna keeps me really full. These salads are great if you want a quick and easy meal without a lot of clean up. They are also great if you are like me and are really hungry, but want to eat cleaner. Adding leafy greens to a meal is a great way to bulk up your foods to feel like you’re eating more, while adding important micronutrients to your diet.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Let me know if you want to see more recipes! Happy eating 🙂

xx, K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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