plant based

Mediterranean Detox Salad

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One of the top spots on my to-do list for Spring is always detoxing my closet. Going through and purging pieces I won’t miss, and adding a few fresh staples always sets a crisp tone for a new season. Between low energy, skin issues, and not feeling like myself as of late, I decided a revamp my nutrition, as well. I found a plant based 30 day program to promote energy, better sleep, weight loss, muscle tone, and clearer skin and relieve bloating and inflammation. Unlike “cleanses” I have tried in the past, this has been the easiest program to follow, (no counting, juicing, or meal skipping involved!), and I have felt not only full each day, but healthier, more toned, sans bloat and headaches. I’m not even half-way through the program, and I feel that it was exactly what I needed to get back on track with clean eating, and nutrition based meals, and a vast boost of energy!

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My favorite go-to salad lately is a Mediterranean detox salad. It’s super simple to meal prep, without becoming soggy like other greens! Not only is it delicious, but there are countless health benefits to the ingredients. The versatility of the salad makes it easy to mix things up for the week, by eating the salad for lunch or dinner, or stuffing it into a grain-free wrap with a scoop of hummus for a protein packed meal! So so good!

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Detox Salad

  • Parsley
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Green Onions
  • Chickpeas (roasted is even better!)
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Optional Protein: Chicken, Lamb or Steak (The program is for carnivores too!)
  • Optional Toppings: Sunflower Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Pepitas, Vegan Cheese, Apple Cider Vinegar

If you’re in need of a Spring detox, or could use help with meal plans, recipes and clean eating, I’d love to chat!

 

Tortilla Soup

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It’s been feeling like Fall as of late (and I love it!) I had a serious craving for tortilla soup yesterday and I found this amazing recipe. Using fresh veggies from a local farm, this soup was so delicious! It’s vegan and gluten free, but you can easily add shredded chicken to it for a chicken tortilla soup. I added gluten free, GMO-free tortilla strips, instead of making my own. Such a great dish for a Summer transition into Fall.

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Fruit Topped Chia Seed Pudding

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Shakeology nixes a lot of my sweets cravings, but this refreshing “dessert” is actually packed with health benefits. Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, protein, omega 3’s, dietary fiber and vitamins and minerals. This means they help with keeping skin looking young, aid in digestive health, promote heart health, boost your metabolism, and promote muscle building and weight loss.

It makes a great “treat” for breakfast, snack or dessert, and fits into the 21 Day Fix meal plan. How cute are these footed dessert dishes?

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21 Day Fix Approved Chia Seed Pudding

4 oz Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

2 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1 Tbsp Rolled Oats

1 Drop Vanilla Creme Stevia (optional)

Mango, Strawberries, Blueberries (or fruit of choice)

Add chia seeds, oats, almond milk, and stevia (optional) to bowl. Mix well. Let sit overnight (for best consistency.) Add fresh or frozen fruit of choice. Enjoy!

1 Orange | 1 Yellow | 1 Purple (depending on the amount of fruit added)