Posts tagged simple recipes
JUICY HERBED PALEO-FRIENDLY TURKEY BURGERS

I'm not paleo or grain-free, but I do love easier to digest, vegetable heavy, whole food meals. I'm a big advocate of getting creative with veggies in the kitchen, as doing so can be transformative for your health. So stop rolling your eyes at my squash/sweet potato buns and give something new a try, ok? I promise you'll be pleasantly surprised by how well the sweet roasted veggie discs complement the savory herby goodness of the juicy burger patty. With your favorite pickles and condiments, this baby is a flavor explosion that will have you rolling your eyes at those dried out processed tasteless burger buns in no time.

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QUICK LUNCH RECIPE + BRAND REVIEW: 10 MINUTE FISH TACOS

Fish tacos are probably up there in my top 10 favorite meals, but I avoided cooking them at home for a long time because I assumed it would be too much of a pain to make ones half as good as at my favorite Mexican restaurants. I whipped up this simple 10 minute lunch to prove myself (and doubting husband) wrong. Fresh fish, pillowy tortillas, crunchy slaw, creamy avocado and the simple yet bold flavors of lime and Mexican seasonings deliver restaurant quality in minimal time. We're talking good enough to make your partner steal your tacos when you turn the other way.

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QUICK LUNCH RECIPE: SPICY MEXICAN BUDDHA BOWL

This amaze-bowl lunch (see what I did there?) is fabulously flavorful AND nourishing thanks to a satisfying combo of fresh greens, creamy avocado and bean dip, roasty toasty sweet potato wedges, snappy lil' scallions and fulfilling brown rice. Top it off with the crunch of pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds), bright citrusy lime juice and that killer MFW chipotle sauce and you'll be ready for round 2 before round 1 is even over. 

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QUICK LUNCH RECIPE + BRAND REVIEW: MEDITERRANEAN VEGGIE WRAP

This is an absolute EXPLOSION of flavors all rolled up into a raw wrap that is in itself loaded with fruits, veggies and superfoods. You've got everything to make your mouth happy in this vegetarian delight: creamy hummus and olives, cool cucumbers, sweet peppers, juicy tomato and the tang of red wine vinegar dressed greens. This is an excellent light lunch for a meatless Monday or post yoga snack, but if you're after something more substantial you can always add a little feta cheese or grilled chicken breast.

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YOUR NEW FAVORITE SALAD DRESSING

I suggest you clean out your tubs ladies, because you're going to want to bathe in this dressing it's so damn good. We drown our meal-sized salads in it, use it as a dip, and sometimes even a finishing sauce. It's delightful on any salad really, but it's especially good when combined with roasted vegetables and fall produce like squash and Brussels sprouts. Oh! We use this on our turkey burger salads and side salads too, you really can't go wrong with it!

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CROWD PLEASER SMOOTHIE RECIPE: YO BANANA IS NUTS

This is one of those smoothie recipes that you'll make over and over again. It's yummy, fast, simple and includes ingredients you most likely already have in your house. Best part? Anyone and everyone goes crazy for the classic combo of banana and nuts delivered in creamy, fulfilling mylkshake form, so you know you'll have happy, full tummies no matter how picky a crowd you're dealing with! 

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HORMONE BALANCING BREAKFAST RECIPE: CHOCOLATE COCONUT MACA OATS

This chocolatey bowl of oats GITS IT DONE (and I'm a REALLY tough critic when I'm hormonal). It's full of protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and greens to fuel your brain and body, all while keeping your belly full and happy without spiking blood sugar early in the day. Add maca to support endocrine health and raw chocolate because, chocolate, and could you ask for more out of a hormone-balancing breakfast? I think not. (Bet let me know!)

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SNEAKY VEGGIE SMOOTHIE RECIPE: COLLEGE LIZ MINT

This smoothie is on regular rotation in our house because it's just the right amount of sweet, creamy and minty AND it's packed with all the nutrients you need for a satisfying breakfast. The best part? Serve this up to your partner or kiddies in the morning and you've snuck a few servings of veggies in their unsuspecting bods without anyone being the wiser.

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BENEFITS OF EATING LOCAL & IN-SEASON + AN EASY & DELISH SEASONAL RECIPE

This is a fast, easy crowd pleaser that takes advantage of the bursting flavors found in fresh, local, seasonal produce. We're lucky enough to have a nice long stone-fruit season in California, but if you're no longer seeing peaches at your farmers market or grocery store, you can sub any tender-flesh fruit. Enjoy this delightful salad and don't forget to read on to the benefits of eating local and in-season below the recipe!

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