Salmon salad wrap

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We’ve all experienced that one coworker who microwaves fish at work. Don’t be that person! The whole office smells like fish for half a day; and customers don’t care for that smell either.

What’s the solution?

A wrap of course!

Simply cook your fav fish, let it cool, then mix with mayo or mustard and some spices you like. Wrap it in a wrap (I used a gluten-free brown rice one), and top with your favorite veggies. I used spinach and red bell peppers – then topped with some sriracha.

You could also use canned salmon or tuna of course. Boom! Easy and healthy and no smell!

Helpful tip – lemon juice makes any fish not so stinky, although if the fish is fresh – it shouldn’t be too stinky πŸ˜‰

Gluten-free ahi wrap

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This was such a healthy and filling lunch that left me with plenty of energy!

Ingredients:

Food for Life gluten-free black rice wrap

Organic cucumber slices

Organic red bell pepper strips

Organic red romaine leaves

Organic asparagus spears

Organic roma tomato (1/2)

Newman’s balsamic dressing

Squeeze of lemon

Cooked ahi tuna (mashed up like tuna salad)

Horseradish mustard

EVOO

Red pepper chili flakes

Directions:

Wash all the veggies well if you haven’t already, then pat dry.

Microwave the wrap for 30 secs, let it cool (make sit pliable).

Mix the EVOO, lemon, chili flakes, and mustard with the tuna – place in the center of the wrap.

Next place all the veggies on top, then roll up and enjoy!

(I had extra veggies left over, so I made a side salad and that’s what the Newman’s dressing was used for.)

 

Brown rice noodles and veggie stir fry

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What made this so delicious is the sauces I put on it. I am loving honey mustard dressing from kraft of all brands right now, on almost anything!

Ingredients:

Frozen stir fry veggies of your choice, small bag or big, depending on family size

1/2 package of thin, brown rice noodles (these were organic/non-GMO)

Bragg’s liquid aminos or low-sodium soy sauce (Bragg’s has less salt)

Kraft honey mustard dressing

Cooked chicken (optional)

Toasted sesame seeds (so good!)

Directions:

Place noodles in a bowl of hot water and follow directions on box

Cook stir fry veggies in a pan with a little chicken broth, oil or whatever you like

Top with sauces/toppings and serve over drained noodles. Mix well, and enjoy!

Spaghetti squash with meat marinara

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Don’t get me wrong, I love pasta, but it never hurts to eat more veggies – and this healthy swap was so delicious.

All-Organic Ingredients:

Small spaghetti squash (or larger if feeding a family)

1 diced green bell pepper (make sure there are four humps on the bottom for the sweetest taste, and feel free to try the other colors instead if you prefer them).

1/4 sweet onion (to taste)

Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion salt, and pepper (to taste)

Jar of marinara sauce of your choice (I only used 1/2 of a big jar)

1 pound of ground turkey or your choice of meat or meat substitute (I didn’t use all of the meat)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 (ovens vary)

Wash the outside of the squash well, then pat dry

Carefully cut it longways from stem to bottom, then scoop out seeds

Line a baking sheet with foil and put around a half a cup of water in the bottom

Place squash face or insides down and bake for around 25 mins, but check it and again, ovens vary. While its cooking, brown meat or meat substitute of your choice with the pepper and onion, and herbs/spices. Add marinara and stir well.

Let the squash cool until you can use a fork to scrap the insides out to look like pasta, from stem to bottom, in long strokes. (You’ll be surprised how much comes out!)

Plate the squash, then meat marinara mixture and serve with your favorite sites.

Enjoy!

 

 

Roasted Fall Veggies

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I love trying new ways to make veggies taste even better, and this one really blew me away considering how quick and easy it was.

Needed:

Okra, washed and tops cut off

Yellow squash, washed and sliced

Any other veggie you love! (keep in mind carrots and potatoes would take longer)

Greek seasoning or salt, pepper and garlic powder (or your favs)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

Foil line a pan for easy clean up, spray with non-stick spray, then lay the veggies out flat.

Spray veggies, then sprinkle on seasoning.

Cook 10 – 15 mins, but for me 12 mins was perfect. Be sure to flip the okra, or you’ll get a line on just one side and depending on your oven – it could burn rather than get golden brown.

I didn’t flip the squash, but I have let them go till golden and they were even sweeter and more delicious!

Enjoy!

Quick and Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza

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Can you have healthy AND delicious pizza? Of course!

Just because something is healthy, doesn’t mean it has to be bland or boring. I love food, but especially good-tasting food that makes me hum while I eat. No joke, I really do that.

So, here are the ingredients you’ll need, feel free to change to ones you like better:

Cooked and roughly cubed or shredded chicken (I used a little cajun spices on chicken breasts)

A yummy BBQ sauce you love

Ezekiel wraps (I store in the refrigerator for easy access)

Some peppers and onions of your choice (I chose sweet onions and those little neon green pickled pepper rings)

Shredded cheese of your choice (I chose the mexican three-cheese blend, finely shredded)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and spray a pan or two with non-stick spray. (You could also foil-line the pans for easy clean up).

If your wraps are already in the fridge, you’re good, if not, defrost them at room temperature till soft.

Spread a thin layer of BBQ sauce on the wrap, then top with chicken, peppers, onions, and finally the cheese. Just enough cheese to cover everything lightly is fine – but if you’re a cheese lover, go nuts!

And if you’re a vegan, use vegan cheese and meat substitutes, or just make a veggie pizza.

Finally, cook for 10 minutes, slice and enjoy! Quick tip – you can fold them in half for a quesadilla.

You can literally eat the whole wrap, or have two, and it’s filling but low in fat/calories.

 

Everything but the kitchen sink salad

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All-Organic Ingredients:

Chicken – optional, and from WF bar

Green peas

Cabbage slaw from WF bar – optional and has almond slivers

Pecan pieces – optional

Croutons – optional

Heirloom tomato – small, cubed

Broccoli florets

Yellow bell pepper strips cut into pieces

Cucumber – peeled, sliced and torn into pieces

Chickpeas

Two lemons

Baby spinach

Red pepper and feta dressing – 2 T (or your fav)

Translations – T is Tablespoon and WF is Whole Foods

Why organic? Because I don’t like eating pesticides! They’re horrible for us!

Directions:

Place the spinach down first and drizzle a little dressing on it (otherwise it never gets a drop because of all the toppings).

Place all the other ingredients on top in whatever order you like, then the rest of the dressing and a squeeze of two lemons. I also sprinkled some salt and pepper to taste.

(If you want to evenly coat the salad with dressing, put in a big to-go container and shake it up!)

As always, you can change the ingredients to fit your taste, but this was delicious for a veggie lover like me!