May 29, 2015

oh hey, friday! | healthy, quick recipes is how we roll

in keeping with the theme from yesterday, i thought i'd give a quick look at some suuuuper easy recipes to prepare that are guaranteed to help you keep your calorie intake in check, fill you up, are totally full of yummy nutritious ingredients...and you should just add them to your recipe arsenal.

buuuuut first...

1 | grab this here snazzy springy-themed button and link back to september farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

1 | chicken apple walnut salad

so simple: grilled chicken (you can even grill several chicken breasts to have on hand), diced apple, avocado, romain, feta, walnuts, bolthouse balsamic dressing.

the key to making this salad healthy is heavy on the greens, decent amount of protein to fill you up and keep you full, easy on the walnuts, apple, dressing, feta, avocado.

also, when it comes to dressing, have you ever tried with all these yummy ingredients WITHOUT dressing? it's delicious by itself. however, if you just HAVE to have dressing, i never put more than a tablespoon.

2 | egg scramble - my go-to post workout breakfast
sometimes around the farm i feel like a short-order cook. bitty needs fed AND needs solid food now. kaye needs her oatmeal or pancake or almond butter toast or fruit // yogurt // granola, etc. and i need fed too. here's my quick idea that helps me start my day with some veggies -

in a bowl i crack two whole eggs. i dice up zucchini, mushrooms, and spinach and throw that in with the eggs. then i whip those altogether with some salt and pepper. throw that in the microwave for two minutes, stir, and throw it back in for 30 more seconds. i top it with a little diced avocado and tomatoes and enjoy! it literally takes less than five minutes. so so easy.

3 | quinoa, taco spring mix salad...yes, another salad.
i can't get enough of this salad. i eat it at LEAST twice a week, and it's so so yummy and satisfying every time.

layer the following - spring mix, quinoa, organic hamburger, cilantro, avocado, tomatoes, bolthouse ranch dressing.

my farmer likes to crunch tortilla chips and top it with cheese and sour cream instead of dressing. i think i would prefer it this way too, but since i've cut cheese and most other forms of dairy, that's a no-go for me. whomp whomp.

4 | lemony shrimp stir fry with asparagus over quinoa
yep, quinoa again. there's a solid chance i actually eat this superfood too much. i guess this is okay...because guess who else likes quinoa? kaye. and another? bitty. yep...i throw it in the baby bullet and it blends up so so nicely.

i've become slightly obsessed with trying out new blends on sawyer...i usually make kaye try it too. who knew making your kids taste test food could be fun?

i love this recipe because asparagus lasts forever and i buy the shrimp frozen at costco.

i found this recipe via pinterest. it calls for chicken, but i went with shrimp, because as it turns can eat too much chicken and get super sick of it. i also used olive oil instead of canola.

my farmer was totally into this recipe - farmer approved.

5 | and even though i don't really have weekends anymore...there's a good chance i'm going to treat myself because it's the weekend. the schwan's man may have delivered three cartons of delicious ice cream (my farmer usually eats it seriously...that man can pack the ice cream in). so...



  1. I LOVE the look of those meals! My meals are looking similar, since I switched from the SAD (Standard American Diet) to a healthier, nutrient-dense diet.. What do you plan on doing after Tone It Up? My biggest struggle is getting used to staying on this healthier eating plan and allowing it to become my normal. I do not know how I will manage that to be honest....

  2. The shrimp stir fry looks so good! I make a similar one, and everyone loves it!

  3. Okay, easy AND healthy meals? I love you. I needed some new ideas bad. And have decided to try the quinoa thing again. I gave it a shot once and wasn't thrilled, but then someone suggested that I just hadn't used a good recipe for it. Soo...I'm willing to try again since it's so good for you. The lemony shrimp sounds delish!

  4. These recipes looks so good! Especially the shrimp and asparagus. Anything that is easy and healthy we are all over. Have a great weekend! Winks and Eyerolls

  5. Beautiful and Healthy looking meals!

  6. all of these recipes look yummy! and Schwann's?! It's been a long time since I've heard about them. I bet that ice cream will be amazing!

  7. These recipes sound/look amazing!
    Thank you!

  8. My favorite salad recipe for the summer is watermelon, feta and balsamic salads!

  9. Oh my YUMMM! The shrimp and asparagus is a must try! But I couldn't find it on your you remember the link?

  10. Yes to eating ice cream on the weekend! I do the egg scramble thing, but add onions and do it on the stove the night before. Then when I get to work I just heat it up. Although doing the whole thing in the mircrowave, might have to try that when I'm too lazy to do it the night before :) Have a great weekend!

  11. Love those recipes! I definitely want to try the shrimp & asparagus over quinoa!

  12. Chicken apple walnut salad - yup, I want that. Looks delish! :)

    Mandie ~

  13. Love Your 2 min microwave egg scramble! Such a clever idea!!

  14. I need more quinoa in my life. Thanks for the recipes!!

  15. I'm making almost ALL of these this week. Thank you for the great ideas!! Also, I'm pretty set on getting a fitbit now. :)


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