Lunch recipes

Spring Quinoa Salad with Artichokes, Feta, and Asparagus

Hi friends! Happy humpday! Looking for a booty workout? Check out this one; it’s one of my very faves. I hope you’re enjoying the week so far! Anyone else watch This Is Us last night? SO good, but I’m so sad we have to wait a while until returns. Back in the Swing of Things We’re…

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Maple-Roasted Pecans and Strawberries

This grilled chicken salad with pecans and strawberries is the perfect bridge between summer and fall flavors. Bright end-of-summer strawberries mix with warm maple-roasted pecans in this appealing, sweet and savory combination. Hey hey friends! How’s the week going? We’re just taking it easy over here. It’s my first week back teaching barre! Back At…

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Not-fried chicken (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Pregnancy cravings during my pregnancy with P basically made me tip over into the fried wagon. When she was in my belly, all I wanted was steak, soft pretzels, and all the fried things. In San Diego, there’s a restaurant called Crack Shack, and they have the BEST fried chicken. It’s not too greasy, it’s…

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3 of my favorite healthy homemade salad dressings

Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’re having a wonderful one so far. Don’t forget to check in with your workout today and enter the Vital Proteins giveaway! Even though it’s been a very busy time of year with the temporary move straight into the holidays, I love that we hit the ground running…

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Chocolate Acai Protein Bowl

I made you lunch.  Or breakfast. Or a late-night snack. In the world of things that make zero sense, I’ve been craving cold foods lately. Nothing like scraping ice off your windshield and breathing hot air into your hands to make you think, “Mmm, I could go for a SMOOTHIE right now.” I also really…

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Easy, healthy curry chicken salad turmeric wraps (Paleo and gluten-free)

There’s a mouthful for ya. This recipe combines crunchy spiced curry chicken, all wrapped up in a raw turmeric coconut wrap. It’s a great protein-packed lunch option that you can make it advance to enjoy throughout the week. It’s also gluten-free and Paleo. Boom. Hi friends! How’s the day going? Yesterday was a bit intense.…

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Sweet potato salad + lunch salad trio

Hi friends! How’s the day going?? I have an awesome lunch or side dish recipe for you today. It’s a fun twist on potato salad (using sweet potatoes!) and has zero mayo. (Even though I LOVE mayo, I know some people aren’t on board.) Also, I’m sorry about the blog down time yesterday and for…

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Spring roll chicken salad

This spring roll chicken salad may be one of the very best salads I’ve ever posted on the blog! The other ones that come to mind are this kale salad, this salad, and of course, the best pasta salad ever. This one combines savory peanut butter chicken with a sweet chile vinaigrette, fresh chopped veggies,…

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Hummus Chicken Salad Bowl

It’s funny how things change over time.  I used to despise sweet and savory mixed together. (Now if it’s food, chances are that I’ll eat it.) I used to nap every day. (My eyes still get a little misty at the loss of this ritual.) I used to hate mayo… And then I got pregnant.…

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The Healing Properties of Kitchari

Hey hey hey! How’s the morning going? Hope you’re enjoying the day! Anything fun going on? Liv is currently obsessed with Taco Tuesday (I have no idea where she heard this haha) so maybe we’ll have tacos on the menu at some point today. 🙂 Some fun news: I took my first spin class last…

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Chopped avocado southwest salad

This morning, I have  new recipe for you, courtesy of my Uncle E. He has shared quite a few of his mouthwatering recipes with the blog world before, including this black bean soup idea, this lavender-honey salmon, the vegan soba noodle sushi, and his best ever pasta salad (<— It’s still one of my top-viewed…

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Superfood Salad

Happy humpday! I’ve got a new favorite no-lettuce salad creation to brighten up your week. Bonus: It’s super quick and easy to put together if you use all pre-prepped produce from Trader Joe’s! A highlight of our week: getting to catch up with our friends Michele and Dave! We’ve known them since the Valdosta days, and…

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