Posts Tagged ‘Salad’

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DAY FIFTY SIX:

Too busy today to make anything overly ambitious or requiring effort tonight, so it’s baby greens…(again!) +diced tomatoes + diced cukes + avocado + red onion + chipotle salsa straight outa the jar, lol (it’s actually good, promise!) + brown rice “chips”….passed up protein in favour of having a delicious chocolate banana protein smoothie for dessert

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DAY FORTY SIX:

turkey veggie scramble (ground turkey, garlic, onion, green pepper, yellow pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, thyme, salt & pepper) + green bean french fries (+LOTS of red hot, lol!)….pushing the “salad” limits again, but the guys ordered pizza tonight so I got to cook all for me and choose exactly what I and I alone wanted (whoohooo! no compromising!) and this is my fav quick easy healthy meal that feels unhealthy and treat-like ūüôā¬† These green bean fries are awesome!¬† Greasy, salty and dripping in red hot….mmmmmm…..

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DAY FORTY FIVE:

classic coleslaw + bbq honey thyme chicken thighs + greek tomatoes (chopped tomatoes tossed in evoo, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt & pepper)….I LOVE coleslaw!¬†¬† I make my own dressing subbing out honey for sugar and almond milk for the milk and ya know what??¬† My family has no idea, it tastes just as good ūüôā¬† Win!

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DAY FORTY TWO:

roasted cauliflower, carrot & toasted cashew salad with a simple dressing of fresh lemon, mayo, evoo & chives & lots of spicy¬†chili flakes + apricot olive thyme chicken….THIS was good!¬† It may not look like much, but the combo of the salad & chicken was great!¬† And it was super easy and quick to put together, will be recreating this one again!

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DAY THIRTY SIX:

greek salad (red, orange, yellow & green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, goat feta, kalamata olives & homemade greek dressing with fresh oregano) on romaine with grilled pork tenderloin souvlaki

roast beef carmalized onion salad

DAY THIRTY THREE:

Roast Beef +¬†Caramelized¬†Onions + Broccoli + Fresh Corn Kernels + Diced Tomatoes + Avocado + Green Onion + Red Leaf Lettuce¬† + Balsamic Dressing….The guys had roast beef dip and¬†caramelized¬†onions and corn on the cob….My salad was fresh, crunchy, very filling & satisfying ūüôā¬† Those onions were amazing on it!¬† Olive-oily¬†oniony¬†goodness apparently goes really nicely on a salad!¬† I really liked the contrast between the savoury roast beef and onions and the sweet crispy corn kernels that were sliced off the cob…

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DAY THIRTY TWO:

garlic thyme roast beef on red leaf lettuce, mushrooms, red peppers, tomatoes, avocado & white onion with balsamic dressing
So tonight I roasted¬†an outside¬†round roast for dinner ¬†– we getting down to the smaller, “tougher” roasts left over from our 1/2 cow we bought (what a GREAT decision we made there!¬† organic grass-fed beef from a local farmer, it’s been awesome.¬† The meat is amazing, I love that it’s from a healthy happy cow and that we were able to support a local real live person and their family.¬† If you’re on the fence about making the investment, it’s been far cheaper too.¬† And, to seal the deal, lots of great studies out there showing that grass-fed beef is¬†way better for your, beyond the hormone/antibiotic/yucky¬†stuff, but actually nutrient wise, which makes sense, we all are what we eat!¬†¬†Recommend!!)….so I roasted it using my fav¬†method, to first slather it in a paste of minced garlic, extra virgin olive oil, lots of salt & pepper and dried thyme), then I roast it for 1/2 an hour at 450 degrees, then turn down the oven to 300 degrees and roast for one hour more, until it reaches 145 degrees. I then take it out and let it rest for about 20 minutes (or more)¬†and it’s *perfect*, super tender, so good, and it works with all inexpensive¬†cuts of meat!¬† So the guys were going to have beef dip & carmalized¬†onions – but plans¬†changed and¬†it wound up being just me for dinner, so I sliced off some beautiful thin slices and had it on my salad.¬† Very good!¬† Even better??!!!¬† Dinner for tomorrow is already done, whoohoo!¬† LOL!