Green Farro Salad!

Morning! I have a delicious recipe to share with you today. I’ve made this recipe 2 times now, both for barbeque’s when I get sick of the usual suspects. It’s very easy to throw together and it’s very fussy. I have a big yield down below because I love leftovers of it, but feel free to half it.

I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday!

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Two more things…I’ve been on a dairy OVERLOAD lately. I used to eat minimal amounts of it because I figured out after a blood test and paying close attention to my symptoms, that when I eat too much dairy I get very itchy ski, eczema and when it’s really too much stomach troubles. I LOVE dairy…but pre-pregnancy I only had it maybe 3-4 times a week. When i got pregnant I was craving cheese, so I went with it and my eczema actually was fine. Well I’ve continued with this trend of having cheese at least once a day, whole milk in my iced coffee and a yogurt a day. My eczema and itchy skin are OUT of CONTROL. It’s really bad, so I’ve convinced myself to take a break. Even though I’m dreading it. I love dairy. [My itchy skin gets basically immediately worse after I eat it.]

I’ve done this before and I know once I clear my system out I can have it in small amounts and be okay. So that’s what I need to do. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Second thing…best body bootcamp round 6 starts today! Super psyched!

Eating anything good this weekend?

Lunch Play Date: Lentil, Carrot, Celery & Scallion Salad

A recipe! I know…crazy.

We had a playdate today. I always try to throw together some type of lunch when I do. I really enjoy making food for other people, so any chance I get I kind of jump at it!

I didn’t have that much time and I had made lentils last night, so I figured that would be perfect to go with a green salad.

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The salad I put together was:

  • butter lettuce & mixed spring greens
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • candied walnuts
  • feta
  • avocado
  • baked balsamic chicken (marinated it in equal parts olive oil & balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper & garlic powder, baked for 20 minutes, flipping halfway at 350 degrees)

Super easy, delicious green salad. I made a simple dressing with fresh garlic, balsamic, extra virgin olive oil, S & P.

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Off to start bedtime routine and watch Nurse Jackie! Have a great night!

Lunch Idea: Tri Color Goddess Quinoa Salad

Morning! We just finished night 6 of sleep training and besides a few hiccups, we’re doing very well over here. I plan on writing about it at the end of the week after we’ve had a couple of more nights of it.

I’ve been doing some meal planning work, which is always fun for me. I love helping people eat healthy, delicious meals. So often people think that they need to eat boring, bland meals in order to be healthy or lose weight…and that’s so not the case.

I came across one of my favorite quinoa recipes. I haven’t made this in a long time. It’s so delicious, I need to make this a lunch staple again.

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By the way….where is the spring weather? 

Also: want to try Blissful Eats granola? We’re so excited for May to come we made a coupon for it! Enter code “MAYFLOWERS” at checkout for 15% off!

We’re still looking for someone to work the Islip Farmers market on Saturdays this summer. It’s a really FUN (paid!) job! Contact us if you’re interested!

Have a great day!

Eat Kiwi and Win Coach change purse!

Hi everyone! I just got back from Boston just now and am excited to share this really fun giveaway with you!
This week we’re celebrating a more exotic fruit: ZESPRI Kiwifruit, a great source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin E, carotenoids and other antioxidants. Kiwifruit have a low glycemic index (GI) and are low in fat, a perfect dietary addition to children’s lunches, snacks, and fruit salads.
ZESPRI Kiwifruit is sponsoring a giveaway on here, that involves giving my readers a chance to win a Coach change purse valued at $100!
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To enter, please post your favorite way to eat  ZESPRI Kiwifruit by Monday, August 13th at 11:59PM PST. I will randomly pick a winner (chosen by Random Number Generator) and the winner receives the Coach change purse. Here’s one of my favorite recipes:
 

What’s your favorite way to eat kiwi fruit?

Leave a comment with your favorite way to be entered into Coach change purse giveaway!

Good luck everyone!!