Lazy Day Chicken Tacos with Guacamole

Lazy Day Meals // Quick and Easy Chicken Guacamole Tacos

These chicken tacos come together in about 15 minutes. They’re tasty, healthy and can be in your belly in less time than it would take to order some takeout. Topped with some creamy guacamole, they’re hard to beat in the taste + convenience department. We’re relying on some convenient freezer and pantry staples to make this happen. No shame from this corner of the internet. It doesn’t have to be gourmet all the time people. Let’s make this happen.

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Chicken Breasts with Meyer Lemon Fennel Relish

Chicken Breasts with Meyer Lemon and Fennel Relish

Today I have a simple recipe for you, and a great way to jazz up those weeknight chicken breasts. Ovi and I end up eating a lot of chicken. It’s cheap, healthy, full of lean protein and really quick. Chicken breasts are perfect for weeknights, which means of course that they can get pretty monotonous. No more monotony, friends of the internet. Lemons and fennel are here to save the day. This lemon fennel relish can be made up to 2 whole weeks in advance and used to brighten up your meals for as long as it lasts.

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Take out Fake out // Skinny Quinoa “Fried Rice” with Veggies

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This is how grown-ups eat fried rice. All of the taste, none of the guilt.  It has legitimate nutritional value, and it’s not even fried. There are actual vegetables in there. I bet you could trick a kid or two with this delicious knock-off. I love fooling people into eating healthy food. “You’re eating a complete protein, with iron and fiber and you don’t even know!” *Queue evil laugh*  muah ha ha ha. I would be a really ridiculous super-villain. We can choose names and capes later. First, the quinoa. Important stuff first.

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Smoked Paprika Roasted Almonds // Healthy Homemade Snacks

Smoky, crunchy and satisfying – roasted almonds are a great choice for a healthy grab and go snack. The protein helps curb hunger, and they’re a great source of vitamin E. Eat them on their own, top your salad, or garnish your veggies. Easy to make, delicious, and good for you. Hooray for almonds!

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Skinny Grilled Steak Tostada with Chimichurri

Today I’m sharing a quick and healthy lunch idea with you. It’s a great way to use up any leftover protein such as chicken or steak you have hanging out in your fridge, and make it feel like a completely new dish!

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Cobb Salad Style Spring Rolls with Skinny Bleu Cheese Dip

One of my very favorite Vietnamese foods is the spring roll. I mean, they put salad in a wrapper! Fantastic. It’s just perfect for fusion adaptations. In this version we have all of the ingredients of a classic cobb salad, plus a little nest of rice noodles.

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Herbed Turkey Meatloaf with Caramelized Onions

Meatloaf is a perfect food. It’s like a giant meatball, shaped like bread. I mean, on a yumminess scale from overcooked-brussel-sprout to 10, meatloaf is a 10. It’s packed full of flavor from the herbs and veggies, and stays moist and delicious in the oven. It’s firm enough for clean slices, and removal from the loaf pan, but keeps a light and tender middle – pretty much the holy grail of meatloaf textures. The caramelized onions make a good thing even better, and seriously take things up a notch. No ketchup necessary. This recipe is my favorite meatloaf! It’s a great way to sneak some veggies in to your diet, and is a serious wallet-friendly, crowd pleaser. Continue reading

Lightened Up Loaded Potato Soup

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a baked potato. I’m skeptical that these people exist. A tender potato loaded with all of your favorite toppings is hard to argue with. This hearty bowl of soup can tame even the most ravenous of appetites and is as easy as it is delicious. It’s substancial enough to be served as a main course, but would pair beautifully with a bowl of lightly dressed, fresh peppery greens, such as rocket.

This loaded potato soup is sneaky. It’s creamy, it’s dreamy, and it tastes so very indulgent. What’s in there? Cheese? Cream? Butter? No, no and no. It’s sneaky in a good way. Let’s get stealthy with some vegetables; let’s get busy with some buttermilk; let’s make some magic.

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Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushrooms and Leeks

Barley is a hearty and nutritious alternate to the traditional arborio rice, and has a wonderful toothsome texture. It pairs perfectly with the earthy mushrooms, and the leeks add a lovely onion flavor that’s present, but not overpowering. This risotto, like any great risotto, requires a bit of love and tenderness. Sure, it needs a bit of attention, but it will repay your patiently stirring hands with a belly full of hearty deliciousness.

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Quick and Healthy – Grilled Red Snapper Tacos

These fish tacos come together in 15 minutes or less, including prep time! They’re a perfect candidate for weeknight dinners, or whenever you don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen. Tender flaky fish is lightly seasoned, grilled to perfection and wrapped up with fresh veggies and smoky salsa. It’s a meal that will take your taste buds to a beach side Mexican cafe, even when the rest of you is stuck in the middle of winter.

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