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Taco Salad

Last night’s dinner was lick your fingers good.  I honestly didn’t have any recipe to go by I just created my own materpiece and man was it good!  I am a Mexican food lover and as we all know it is not always the best clean choice for weight loss and health.  So I make my own version of a Taco salad and enjoyed every last bit of it!

Egg White Muffins

Last week as I was talking to some of my challengers we discussed these egg white muffins!  Seriously, what a genious idea!  Why didn’t I think of it sooner!  I’m always in search of quick easy snacks and meal ideas!  The fact that you can make these ahead of time, pop them in the fridge and grab and go for the rest of the week just makes perfect sense!  The other bonus is that if you have kids you can easily give these to them on the way to the bus stop or in the car!!  It’s a no brainer way to sneak in proper nutrition without anyone having to know!!!

The awesome thing is that you can throw in virtually any veggie or spice you want to get the taste you desire!!

This is a versatile meal that can be eaten on the go or at home, for breakfast, a snack, lunch, dinner, or before bed!

 

Clean Eating Meatballs

When you feel like something fun for dinner, make meatballs.  Even better you can slice them up and put them on a pita for lunch.  These meatballs are great for kids too.

Clean Eating Chicken Fingers and Fries

I was in search of some new clean eating groups on Facebook and came across this, “Clean  Eating Christmas” Group.  The very first recipe I read was this one.  I felt like it was speaking right to me!

Just the day before I was sitting at the table talking to my husband about how I really wanted to focus on transitioning our kids over to an even cleaner lifestyle.  So When the chicken fingers and fries recipe came up I was in heaven!!  I must say that everyone LOVED this recipe!  My kids each ate 2 full chicken tenders and my husband scarfed up the left overs for lunch the next day before I even had a chance!  So definitely put this on your list of meals to make!!!

Black Beans and Rice

This recipe is from week 1 of the Reset.  I loved it so much that I cannot wait until the Reset is over so I can have it again!!!  It’s the easiest and most flavorful meal I’ve had in a long time!  If you are a Mexican food fan, check it out!

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Bisque

I promised to share my favorite recipes from the reset with you all!  Here are the ones that are going into rotation!

The Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Bisque is soo yummy!  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Pinto Beans and Rice with a Microgreen Salad

This is by far one of my favorite meals from the Reset.  I could eat it for lunch and dinner every day!  There is literally no prep at all and you can make it in bulk for the entire week.

Just portion it out in Tupperware put in the fridge and grab and go all week long!

Asian Cabbage Salad

Asian Cabbage Salad is a new favorite in our house!  This is a great lunch option that you can make a head of time.  You can pack it in your cooler with the dressing separate.  Then mix the dressing  over salad an hour before you eat!  Full of flavor and full of nutrition!

Tip: I think there is too much dressing, so I typically only use 1/2 of the dressing and save the rest for the next day!  I usually pair it with a side of miso soup or today it was the Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Bisque.

Clean Eating Lunchables

Can anyone tell me why kids love to eat the most unhealthy of foods that are on the market?  I mean lunchables and smoothie kabobbles?!?! Seriously the most disgusting of all meat (is it really actual meat anyways?!?!) is in those little packages but my kids go crazy over it.  For a while I was allowing them to have a lunchable as a special treat but I just don’t feel that it lines up with the things I am teaching them. I really want them to make healthy choices and know the difference between what is too processed and what is natural.  I also want to make sure that they are not resenting me for passing on these so called treats!  I came up with the bright idea that we are going to make our own version of lunchables that is healthier but just as tasty!

Bryce likes the little crackers, cheese and lunch meat ones and Landon loves the smoothie Kabobbles (which I have never let him try but the commercial on TV gets him every time.).

We hit up Whole Foods on Saturday and on my list was thickly sliced hormone free, nitrate free, low sodium Turkey, thickly sliced cheese and whole grain chicken nuggets that are all white meat.

Yesterday we came home and together both boys made their very first home made lunchable!  There were no complaints, just full tummies and they actually really enjoyed helping in the kitchen.

Avocado Quesadilla

Lets talk SHEER DELICIOUSNESS—- EVEN as I type this title to the recipe my mouth begins to water!  I hope you love it as much as I did for lunch yesterday!
This recipe is a vegan recipe that takes a whole 10 minutes to prepare and it is full of flavor.

Salad in a Jar

You know being a clean eater for almost 4 years now you would think I have tried it all.  But clearly I haven’t.  Each day I swear I find something new to add to the list of things to try.  This idea actually came from a challenger of mine and I instantly fell in love with it!  Salad in a jar.  Have you heard of it?  I’ve made the mason jar oatmeal before and yes it was delicious but I have not heard of salad in a jar!

So this week my mission is to try a different salad in a jar recipe and give you the scoop!  I love salad and quite honestly could eat it every day for lunch, but the same salads get boring fast.  There are lots of different ways to switch it up and I’m about to share it with you.

So how do you make a salad in a jar?

  • Well you get pint or quart sized canning jars and make sure to clean them out well. Wide mouth jars work the best.
  • Then your dressing always goes on the bottom followed by your most dense vegetables on top of that.  You reserve your lettuces for the top and as long as the jar doesn’t get tipped over it will preserve the freshness.
  • When you are ready to eat your salad, just simply shake the jar {A little vigorious shaking might be in order} and dump your salad onto a plate. Then you can stir it up a little more from there.
  • How long does the salad last in the fridge?  It can last a few days and up to 5 days.
  • If you are going to add in avocado, hard boiled eggs or chicken simply add those to the top of your salad the day of vs mixing into the jars.

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

This dinner WAS ONE TO WRITE HOME ABOUT!! Thank goodness there are leftovers because I am literally drooling for lunch tomorrow!  Both of my kids cleaned their plates and my husband gave his stamp of approval.   You definitely have to put this in rotation!!!