Delicious and nutritious. Being fit is more than just working out, here I share simple and nutritious meal ideas as well as some of my favorite recipes. I’ve included links back to the original recipes that inspired me.
To be clear, I’m not a chef – just love exploring flavors! Check out the links to the original recipes for full details where available.
Quinoa Porridge: I always feel lighter and more energetic with quinoa porridge as opposed to oatmeal. This was inspired by Feel Good Foodie. Visit the link to find more delicious flavor combinations.
Kale Fritters: Not a kale fan? Try this! Kale fritters are scrumptious, nutritious, and satiating. This recipe was inspired by Healthy Recipes Blogs. I changed a few things up; using almond meal and parsley instead of almond flour and scallions, only because that’s what I had on hand. I used quite a bit more kale than the recipe called for and that worked for my taste buds.
Simple Egg Salad
Simply delicious egg salad: 2 hard or soft-boiled eggs -whichever you prefer. I love the tangy taste that comes from apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard combined! Enjoy on your favorite toast, don’t forget to add some greens and herbs for a flavorful and nutritious boost.
2 Hard-boiled eggs
1 Tbsp ACV
1 Tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tsp Mayo made with avocado oil (or greek yogurt)
1-2 Tsp of Dill or chives
1 Tbsp red-onion
1/4 Tsp of salt and pepper
This salad lasts well for up to five days (two days for me, double the batch for the week!). Make sure you store it in an airtight container. Visit this website for more information.
Greek Inspired Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce
Greek Inspired Chicken: This recipe was a total mash-up. It originally began as a caesar chicken salad marinade adapted from skinnytaste.com and then I got a yearning for Greek chicken with tzatziki sauce – so it became a mash-up. Perfect for batch cooking or simple enough to whip up on a whim.
Bonus: My kids loved it!
It’s best if you marinate the chicken for at least 30-minutes or even overnight.
1 1/4 lbs of Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
5 Tbsp Greek yogurt
1/4 Cup of Lemon juice, Fresh preferably
1/3 Cup of Freshly Grated Parmesan
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and extra for the pan
1-2 tsp Minced garlic (I like two, might be too much for some:)
1 Tsp Oregano and Parsley (best to add parsley towards the end)
I used my cosori air fryer on the chicken function and kept an eye on it until the chicken reached 165 degrees. You could just as well use a pan.
NOTE: I sprayed the chicken with EVOO before putting them in the air fryer.
Tzatziki Sauce Recipe: I used this recipe from Love and Lemons.
TIP: Dried herbs are more potent than fresh; their oil is deeper within so it’s best to add them during the cooking process to release their flavor. Fresh herbs are great for garnishing or adding toward the end of cooking. Check out this article for more useful tips on using herbs.