Quick Recipes

The things I get asked about the most are food and workouts. I will write more about my experience with Ripped in 30 in another post, but I basically am obsessed with it.

I wanted to share a couple of super quick recipes that I rely on weekly. I’m all about recipes and meals that get us fed healthily and quickly.  We still very rarely have take out or eat out, although it has increased since my mom and step dad opened, Viaggio, a tapas restaurant in Rockville Centre.

In the summer we basically grill every day. This lemon dressing is my go to for a salad dressing or a marinane. The 21 seasoning salute rub doesn’t get any easier.

Lemon Dressing

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper

Combine and shake. Use on salads, or add oregano and use as a marinade for chicken!

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Chia Pudding

  • 1 cups chia seeds
  • 10 dates
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups water

Soak dates for atleast an hour. Combine all ingredients and blend with an immersion. Top with fruit, nut butter or granola! I usually double this recipe and Dan, Liv and myself eat it all week.

Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute

This is hardly a recipe, but I LOVE using Trader Joe’s 21 seasoning salute as a rub. I usually use it on pork, but you can definitly use it on chicken as well. I’ll press it on the meat and then grill it.

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This isn’t my recipe at all. It’s Lee’s and I’ve made these about 5 times and passed the recipe onto tons of friends and family. It’s grain and oil free and I swear just the best cookies. There’s few ingredients and it’s so easy so make. Cashew butter is a little pricey but not anymore than almond butter at Trader Joe’s. I’ve also made these with sunbutter and they definitely work.

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Zucchini Muffins

At this point I basically throw grated zucchini into any recipe just to get veggies in Liv. I’ve had great luck with Enjoy Life’s GF muffin mix. I added sunbutter, zucchini and chocolate chips to it. I’ve also made these banana zucchini muffins from Ambitious Kitchen.

Let me know if you try any of these quick recipes. Have a great weekend!

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