Crunchy Greens Salad

Crunchy Greens Salad

Salads these days… they are certainly not all healthy. Cheese, bacon, creamy salad dressing aren’t always the best additions for healthy eating. Even I am certainly guilty on the cheese front! But this salad is the perfect mix when you want to feel good about what you are eating. This salad packs a powerful punch. Kale is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, there is protein from edamame, and healthy fats from avocado. This salad is the perfect to make when you have a CSA vegetable box with some extra you don’t know what to do with (like crunchy sprouts ;)) What’s even better there is no cooking and barely any prep required!

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Crunchy Greens Salad

  • Servings: 2
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Ingredients

– 2 cups of kale, washed and de-stemmed
– 1/2 lemon, juiced
– 1 TBSP olive oil
– 2 cups of arugula
– watermelon radish
– 1/2 cup of edamame
– 2 TBSP green onions
– 1/2 avocado
– 2 TBSP crunchy sprouts
– olive oil
– balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. Wash all the veggies.
  2. Massage the kale, add the lemon juice and 1 TBSP of olive oil and kale to a small bowl and mix with your hands until the kale becomes more tender.
  3. Use a mandolin to thinly slice the watermelon radish, I used about 5 slices per salad.
  4. Chop the green onion.
  5. Slice the avocado.
  6. Add all the ingredients to a plate or bowl and top with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  7. Enjoy.

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Ingredient of the week: Radishes

Radishes are certainly an unlikely ingredient of the week to feature. They are usually after thoughts or additions to salads and tacos, not the star. However, watermelon radishes are now an instagram obsession, and I have been looking for them ever since. Then I found out they would be in my grocer box and I new I had to use them!

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Alas, what can you do when nature isn’t as bright as you hoped!

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Radishes are very low calories vegetable, only 16 calories per 100 grams. Interestingly, they are a very excellent source of vitamin C.

Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

I have love chocolate, sweets, and candy as much as the next girl, but beautiful smoothie bowls make me just as happy.

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I have had a pitaya (or dragon fruit) smoothie bowl on my list of recipes to develop for a long time, but hadn’t fit it into my ingredient of the week scheduling. But when I started to think about what treats to make for Valentine’s Day, I knew the bright pink color of dragon fruit would be perfect!

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So this Valentine’s Day, ditch the chocolate for a pretty in pink smoothie bowl, just kidding chocolate and flowers are always a good idea.

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Pitaya Smoothie Bowl
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Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

because Valentine's Day doesn't only have to be about chocolate!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen pitaya
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 4 tbsp nonfat greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, add the frozen pitaya and frozen raspberries. Add the yogurt and milk one tablespoon at a time until its the consistency you want.

  2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl.
  3. Add granola, chia seeds, pomegranate seeds, and raspberries to the bowl.

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Raspberry Hand Pies

Raspberry Hand Pies

By now you might have realized a couple things about me. 1. I can’t resist a heartshaped treat on Valentines day, and 2. I love individual-sized desserts. So when I began thinking about what to make for Valentine’s Day this year, the answer was pretty simple: heart shaped raspberry hand pies.

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The other thing I love on Valentine’s Day? Buying $1 decorations at Target, so much so that I after I finished these pies, I realized I had bought mini heart cake pans last year… oops!

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These hand pies are even greater because they take only 35 minutes to make and only requires 3 ingredients. Plus they feel healthy since its just raspberries in the filling.

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8 hand pies in under and hour, the toughest decision you have to make is whether to share or not?

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Raspberry Hand Pies
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Raspberry Hand Pies

one for your valentines, 7 for you

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 store bought pie crust
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries thawed
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 2 tbsp sugar optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Roll out the pie crust.
  3. Use a heart shape cutter to cut as many hearts as you can. I got in 16.
  4. Optional: Add sugar to your raspberries. 

  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Place 8 hearts on the cookie sheet. Spoon 1-2 spoonfuls of thawed raspberries into the center of the heart. (Leave enough room to seal the hearts on every side.
  7. Brush the egg whites around the edges of the 8 hearts, place the second set of 8 hearts on top, forming a sandwich.
  8. Use a fork to press the edges of each heart to seal the two pieces of pie together.
  9. Brush each of the pies with egg whites.
  10. Cook for 25 minutes.

 

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What’s your favorite thing to cook for Valentine’s Day?

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Shroomami Bowl

Sweetgreen Shroomami Bowl

Can we talk about Sunday night’s Superbowl! I still can’t believe it! I don’t know where to begin. I spent the first two nearly 3 quarters in shear disbelief. I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing. So let’s just fast forward to that unbelievable catch by Edelman. Followed by none one but 2 two-point conversions to tie the game. I couldn’t believe my eyes!

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So my sister and I absolutely love the movie miracle (we can recite every line) and in the 4th quarter I texted her “Do you believe in Miracles?” YES! that overtime touch down by James White was unreal and Tom (first name basis) proved once and for all that he is the Greatest of All Time!

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So today’s recipe doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the Superbowl, except for the fact that Tom Brady and Giselle are well known for eating healthy, so I feel like they would totally eat this salad with tofu and beets!

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This salad is my copycat version of the sweetgreen Shroomami Bowl, which I just cannot get enough of! Its chock full of veggies, whole grains, and a dressing with the right kind of kick. But as much as I love getting this at sweetgreen, I also believe in cooking and preparing my own lunches to bring to work. So to have the best of both worlds, I developed my own recipe that highlights everything I love about the Shroomami Salad. And here it is! Let me know what you think!

Sweetgreen Shroomami Bowl

Sweetgreen Shroomami Bowl
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Shroomami Bowl

My copycat version of my favorite salad at Sweetgreen.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

For the Tofu:

  • 1 package of firm tofu
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp olive oil

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1 small beet thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 oz baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

For the Vinaigrette

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Press the tofu: take a plate and line it with paper towels. Place the tofu block on the paper towels and put another layer of on top of the tofu. Put another plate or a cutting board on top of the paper towels and then weigh it down with heavy books or cans. Let the tofu press for 20 minutes.

  2. Mix together the sauce for the tofu. In a medium bowl, add the soy sauce, water, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and ginger. Whisk the sauce until well combined.
  3. While the tofu is pressing, in a small sauce pan cook the mushrooms, about 8 minutes.
  4. Cook the brown rice according to the package.
  5. Thinly slice the raw beet using a mandolin.
  6. Once the tofu has been pressed. Cover the tofu with cornstarch.
  7. Then cut the tofu into cubes.
  8. In a large pan on medium heat add the olive oil, tofu, and the sauce for the tofu. Cook the tofu until its covered in the sauce, flipping the tofu on each side until its browned.
  9. To make the salad, add the greens, brown rice, mushrooms, tofu beets, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds to a bowl.
  10. Last, make the dressing. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until incorporated.
  11. Add about 2 TBSP of dressing to the salad.

Recipe Notes

You will have left over tofu, beets and dressing, so you can enjoy this salad over and over again.

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Sheet Pan Taco Nachos

At this point you know, healthy eating is my jam, but once in a while, a girl just wants her nachos. And there is no better time than Superbowl Sunday, especially when the Patriots are in it!

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When it comes to the Superbowl everyone has their traditions, what are yours? For my family, I am somewhat embarrassed to admit its Cohen’s mini hotdogs. Is it just my family, or do all Jewish families eat Cohen’s mini hotdogs for all holidays (we even eat them for Thanksgiving).

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So mini hotdogs are certainly on the menu, but on Sunday I will also be making these sheet pan nachos. Because what is there not to like about a sheet pan full of nachos with taco seasoning, avocado, and a fried egg…

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I can’t think of anything?

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Sheet Pan Taco Nachos

Nachos, because its the Superbowl, and nachos are just essential 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 6 oz bag of tortilla chips (I used half a bag each of Late July Blue Corn and Sweet Potato Chips)
  • 4-6 oz of Low-fat Shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup of black beans
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread the chips on sheet pan, followed by the cheese, black beans, and taco seasoning.
  3. Place the pan in the oven. Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a small sauce pan, add the olive oil and onions. Cook for 10 minutes or until browned.
  5. Take the pan out of the oven, spread the onions on top.
  6. Slice the avocado and place on top of the nachos.
  7. In a small sauce pan, cook one egg over easy.
  8. Place the egg on top and crack.

 

 

 

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If you are looking for other Superbowl recipes how about any of these?

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Grilled Corn Guacamole

Mango Guacamole 

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