Like always I prep my meals on Sunday’s and my new favorite salad concoction is simple and super duper sexy! I start with a a bed of fresh spinach leaves and then layer it with 1/4 cup red quinoa, roasted butternut squash, zucchini, and carrots, a Tbsp. of pine nuts, 1/4 an avocado, 1/4 cup of black beans, 2 Tbsp. sun dried tomatoes and 1 hard bolied egg (optional).
Oh and the best part of this salad is this new dressing I found at Trader Joes!!!
Hummus Salad DRESSING! No dairy and super creamy! It’s in the refrigerator section.
Speaking of refrigerators did I mention we got a new one? It’s ABOUT TIME!
I finally got to fill it up and everything fits perfect! Hello CLEAN!
This foodie has been taking all her meals outside to the backyard kitchen aka patio!
No fuss kabob and veggie burger salads are good for the soul!
Some how three cups on my desk are good for the soul too They call me the cup hoarder! For some reason I always have three-five cups on my desk and I use all of them. One for water, one for my green monster, one for my coffee, and one of my mug of oats! Eh, it could be worse.
These Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna Bars are good for the Soul too! Trust me, go out and by a BOX today!
I really love all things coconut, especially homemade coconut butter that is just made of pure coconut flakes in the vitamix!! Did you know coconut butter helps stimulate the metabolism? Who knew?
I am feeling pretty good about my eats lately, but somehow little things have been creeping up here and there…like these Dark Chocolates… BUT I DON’T FEEL GUILTY! (well at least I try not to)
least they were full of antioxidants right
Summer always throws our household off with all the mini vacays and trips to the beach. I think that happens for a lot of people. So what am I doing to stay on track? I am making it a point to cook at least 5 days a week at home, taking salads for lunch and starting my day with a green juice! I may have more white wine then normal or the occasional fro-yo, but I am ok with that. It’s all about balance friends! I may never have a six pack, but I am ok with that! I believe in being FIT not SKINNY! I want to encourage you all to stay consistent, stay as CLEAN as you can (not perfect), don’t give up, because ABS are made in the kitchen!
Question: What are your biggest temptations in the Summer? How do you stay on track?