A POWERHOUSE lunch that tastes good too!

I always feel healthy after yoga and so for at least a good hour and a half I try to eat clean.  🙂  Today I decided to make a Kale and Quinoa salad.  This salad is filling, good for you and tastes great too. Kale and Quinoa Salad 1 Bunch of Kale (cleaned and de stemmed) 1 cup Quinoa (cooked and cooled) I used Gluten free 1/4 avocado 3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Organic) 2 T Fresh lemon juice 1 t Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove diced salt and pepper to taste Clean and de stem Kale.  Roll Kale leaves and chiffon chop them.  Place chopped kale and about 1/2 cup quinoa in a bowl. In a small bowl mix E.V.O.O., Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Put about 1 T of the dressing on the kale and quinoa mixture.  Top with avocado and chow! I save the extra kale, quinoa, avocado and dressing in separate left over dishes.  I plan on eating this for lunch everyday this week. ENJOY!  Your body will thank you. quin 2

Healthy chicken tacos

I am a die hard Mexican food lover, but it’s just not always the healthiest of choices.  Nevertheless, I need my Mexican fix weekly.  This week I decided to make a healthier version of my favorite food.  I had a million places to be on Monday night so I needed something quick and healthy.  This recipe is easy and was the best chicken taco I have ever had.  I think the salsa is the key.  I used a Frontera Salsa…

2 Chicken Breasts

1 Jar Roasted Habenaro (HOT) salsa – Yes salsa matters!

1 head of green cabbage (thinly shredded)

1 package corn tortillas

Low fat sour cream

Fresh Cilantro

In crockpot combine chicken breasts with entire jar of salsa.  Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

1/2 hour before chicken is done, shred chicken breasts and place back in crockpot.

Assemble

Take 2 corn tortillas and heat in microwave for 20 seconds. (If you want crispy shells you can place the corn tortillas in the oven at 350 degrees for a few minutes.)  Spread a dollop of sour cream on the top tortilla shell.  Place shredded chicken on top of shell.  Top with shredded cabbage and cilantro.  Pick up and chow!

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The two corn tortilla shells are key!  Otherwise  you can’t pick them up to eat…..they will just fall apart:(

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This recipe is a keeper!  I am telling you…..soooooo good!

Armoire makeover for outdoor patio using Annie Sloan chalk paint

My sweet friend Katie H. asked me if I would transform a beautiful armoire belonging to her mother, Gail.  Gail was looking for a piece that she could place outdoors under her covered patio where she could store things, such … Continue reading