Ok. So last year when the whole mason jar salads thing hit I was all over it. I went and bought a case of jars immediately. The neat salads packed into a glass jar was so appealing to me. Well turns out I am lazy because I never ended up making one!
Fast forward to last night when my friend Heather made a video about—you guessed it mason jar salads. I had to step my game up!
I decided to go with a taco salad. I used-
Romaine, Lean beef I cooked up with some homemade taco seasoning, fresh red bell pepper slices, homemade salsa, mexican cheese, black beans, and chobani.
It’s so simple. Just start layering. I put the “wet” ingredients on the bottom so I started with the salsa and worked my way up.
I will probably add a little salsa ranch later. Just shake and eat. Delish! Thanks Heather for the motivation.
I grilled up about 3 oz of chicken that I had marinating in a mango vinaigrette/ sliced jalapeno mixture. It turned out slightly sweet and spicy. Delish.
Used a bed of fresh organic romaine hearts and spinach + few chunks of avocado + tomato + onion + 1 tbsp of feta + 1/4 cup of roasted japanese sweet potato and added the grilled chicken.
Hey guys! How are you? I am hoping great. Happy FRIDAY! My husband is out of town on business, so it’s just me and the animals. I am keeping myself busy though. Working out, eating right, and getting lots of work done.
I restarted the 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels. I am on day 4! The first few days were HARD. I was so so sore. Like honestly day 2 and 3 were killers. My thighs burned with every single movement. My arms? Same. Core? Same. I worked through it though, and I woke up this morning feeling so much better. I literally killed day 4 today. I am really proud of myself. I plan on doing level 1 for 10 days and 1 day off for rest. Level 2 for 10 days and 1 day off for rest and the same for level 3. So exciting!
I refueled after my workout with a shower, some egg-whites, a bit of plain greek yogurt + this awesome salad.
I started by baking some WILD sockeye salmon. Just a bit of sea salt, cracked pepper, and a ton of dill. Into the oven at 350 for 20 minutes.
After it baked I through it on top of some spinach, with shaved parmesan, cucumbers, red bell peppers, onions, a few croutons, and some natural caesar dressing on the side.
I hope you guys have a wonderful rest of of your Friday + a great weekend!
1 cup of organic spinach
3 oz smoked salmon
Red bell pepper slices
Diced white onion
0.5 oz of feta
Creamy italian dressing
People always associate DIETS with SALADS. Like a bowl of iceberg, some carrots, a tomato slice, a radish, and a drop of some fat free horrible salad dressing. Since I am not on a diet I can load my salads up with tons of healthy options. I never get tired of salads! Here are some ideas. Click through to my salad gallery–
Blackened Shrimp salad.
Continue reading “Salad Fever.”
Salad day 2. The star of the show? Smoked Salmon.
In the mix-
- 2 cups of chopped romaine blend
- 2 oz of smoked Maine salmon
- diced carrot
- diced onion
- diced green pepper
- shaved parmesan
- 2 tbsp of yogurt based ranch dressing
What you need:
1-2 cups of italian blend salad
3 oz of light turkey
50 g of Avocado
Sprinkle of Feta
2 tbsp of bleu cheese yogurt dressing
Healthy fats, lean protein, and tons of veggies. Excellent!
Chicken Club salad (per salad)
- 3.5 oz of rotisserie chicken
- shredded carrots
- diced onion
- thin slices of part skim mozzeralla
- tomato slices
- 1.5 cups of mixed greens
- 1 tbsp of bacon pieces
To make the olive dressing you just mix 1-2 tbsp of evoo, balsamic vinegrette, oregano, salt, pepper, and chopped olives. It makes the BEST dressing ever!!
Deviled egg salad for two.
2 hardboiled eggs chopped
1/2 cup of egg-whites cooked and chopped
3 tbsp of onion
1 tsp of yellow mustard
2-3 tbsp of plain greek yogurt
Chili Powder to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste
1 tsp of horseradish
1 tsp of garlic chili hot sauce
1 tbsp of herbs of choice
Paprika for color
Continue reading “Deviled Egg Salad.”
I am meeting a good friend for lunch today at a tiki bar down the street. Healthy options are not their forte. I knew I had to make a healthy decision, so I looked up their menu online beforehand. I decided on a house salad with dressing on the side +a side of shrimp. Iced tea to drink.