Kale & Quinoa Salad

This is a great salad for summer. With kale and quinoa as the base, add your favorite veggies (and, if you’d like, your choice of protein for a delicious salad that will keep you full, satisfied, and happy!

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Kale & Quinoa Salad
Servings
2
Servings
2
Kale & Quinoa Salad
Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
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Dressing
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Instructions
  1. Combine quinoa, water and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer on low until water is absorbed (approximately 15 minutes). Remove from heat and keep covered.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and Dijon mustard and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine kale, carrots, tomato, cucumber, pepper and onion. Fold in the quinoa and gently stir.
  4. Split between two bowls, sprinkle with sliced almonds and drizzle with dressing.
  5. (Make 2 large (meal size) servings or 4 small servings )
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Breakfast Tacos!

It’s no secret that breakfast is a favorite meal of mine. When I have time to sit down and create a substantial meal full of flavor, I’m a happy camper.

These breakfast tacos are easy, fast, and so tasty! Make a couple extras, wrap in foil and save for the next day. Then all you have to do is pull it out of the refrigerator and reheat in the oven.

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Breakfast Tacos
Servings
4
Servings
4
Breakfast Tacos
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs.
  2. If you have a gas stove, lightly cook/char each tortilla by placing it directly on the stove grates. Use metal tongs to turn the tortilla to char both side. Repeat for all 4 tortillas. If you do not have a gas stove, place each tortilla one at a time in a pan over medium high heat. Flip the tortilla often so it doesn’t burn. Remove when tortilla begins to show light brown spots. Reserve tortillas.
  3. Coat a medium skillet with olive oil and heat over medium heat. Cook the onion for 1 to 2 minutes or until translucent. Add the jalapeno and spinach and cook for 1 minute or until spinach is wilted. Pour the eggs over the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to mixture. Cook eggs for 3 to 4 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove from heat.
  4. Top the four tortillas with the reserved egg mixture. Add corn, queso fresco and dash with hot sauce (optional).
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Blueberry Chia Breakfast Pudding

Looking for a slightly sweet and refreshing way to start your day?  This breakfast is not only nutrient-rich but it will provide you with the energy you need to get through your morning. If you’ve never tried chia seeds, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their unique texture.

Never heard of chia seeds? Chia is an edible seed produced from plants native to Mexico and Guatemala. It is an unprocessed grain with a mild, nutty flavor. Chia seeds have become increasingly more popular, and for good reason. They provide healthy doses of omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants and can easily be added to foods to help increase energy, aid digestion, and lower cholesterol.

I originally created this Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding topped with fresh blueberries for EatClean.com; this version offers slight variation.

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Blueberry Chia Breakfast Pudding
Servings
2
Servings
2
Blueberry Chia Breakfast Pudding
Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the chia seeds and water and set aside for 15 minutes to form a gel.
  2. In a medium bowl combine almond milk, yogurt and honey. Whisk until mixed well.
  3. Add reserved chia mixture to yogurt mixture, mix and let stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. When ready to eat, divide chia mixture into two glass jars or small bowls, top with fresh blueberries and serve.
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Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche

Years ago, before I had children (who are now 6 and 7), my husband and I would take our boat to a waterfront restaurant not far from our house. Although there are many waterfront restaurants to choose from (we live in Florida) we selected this particular restaurant because it had one of our favorite appetizers—shrimp ceviche served with tortilla chips. Although the restaurant no longer exists, this refreshing dish reminds me of the time we spent sitting on the restaurant dock drinking wine and enjoying this favorite appetizer.

Over the years, I’ve made some changes to the dish. The restaurant used baby shrimp but I found that I enjoy medium size shrimp that are chopped into smaller pieces rather than baby shrimp. I also added bay scallops to the recipe as the combination of shrimp and scallops ensures every bite is special.

If you want to do all the prep at once, do so, but just don’t combine the vegetables with the seafood until you’re ready to serve. I usually prep the seafood and while it’s in the refrigerator, I prep all the vegetables (except the avocado). I cover and store in the fridge until I’m ready to combine and serve. A little squeeze of fresh orange juice and the addition of avocado added immediately before serving and you have a perfectly healthy and crave-worthy dish.

In a glass or stainless steel bowl, stir together the lime juice, lemon juice, Add the shrimp and scallops, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours. Stir once or twice during chilling.

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When ready to serve, drain the shrimp and scallops. Add the tomato, cucumber, red onion, garlic, cilantro, Serrano chile, and salt and toss gently.

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Just before serving, add the avocado and the juice of one orange and toss. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche
Servings
8(appetizer servings)
Servings
8(appetizer servings)
Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche
Servings
8(appetizer servings)
Servings
8(appetizer servings)
Ingredients
Servings: (appetizer servings)
Instructions
  1. In a glass or stainless steel bowl, stir together the lime juice, lemon juice, Add the shrimp and scallops, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours. Stir once or twice during chilling.
  2. When ready to serve, drain the shrimp and scallops. Add the tomato, cucumber, red onion, garlic, cilantro, Serrano chile, and salt and toss gently.
  3. Just before serving, add the avocado and the juice of one orange and toss. Serve with tortilla chips.
  4. (Note: this recipe can make 8 appetizer size portions or 4 main meal portions)
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