Thursday, September 26, 2019

Grilled’s a thing...

Last night we grilled burgers...and with a good burger, comes all the toppings ...including a leaf of crisp romaine. Normally I would make the rest of the romaine heart into a salad (or, let’s be honest, it would wilt and get slimy in my fridge), but a sweet client of mine had just told me she grills romaine bearts.

 So I tried it. And I LOVED it!

It was so easy, simple and delicious!

Simple Grilled Romaine

What you need:
  • Heart of romaine
  • Oil of choice (I used avocado oil...I’m obsessed)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Toppings if you want (bacon, cheese, dressing)
What you do: 
  1. Slice romaine heart in half lengthwise
  2. Drizzle with oil on both sides
  3. Salt and pepper
  4. Grill for 3 minutes each side
  5. Too with any toppings you’d like...totally’s amazing plain! 

Clean and Veggie-filled Chicken Pot Pie Soup

It's FINALLY feeling like fall...which means it's SOUP SEASON! Forget pumpkin spice (well...don't forget it...just move it over a bit) and get warm and fuzzy with this clean, “creamy”, veggie and protein filled soup.

Update: I had tried to make this by just adding the gnocchi at the end and it was super terrible...the gnocchi turned into little slimy balls in the soup...but never fear...I saved it by blending the gnocchi and it turned into a thick, creamy stew that is super reminiscent of a pot pie! 

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

What you need:

  • 6 cups chicken bone broth
  • 2 cups chicken (I just grabbed some shredded rotisserie chicken from Sprouts)
  • 2 carrots peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 package Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi (if you don’t have, or don’t like, gnocchi, use potatoes!)
  • 1 yellow onion, (you guessed it) coarsely chopped
  • Peas (optional)
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1TBSP ghee
  • a pinch of parsley
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • sea salt and to taste

What you do:

  1.  Throw everything but the gnocchi in a crockpot and cook for several hours on low.
  2. Toss the gnocchi in the microwave until soft.
  3. Blend the gnocchi in a blender with a bit of the broth from the soup until super smooth. 
  4. Pour  whipped gnocchi in soup and stir.
  5. EAT!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Favorite Berry (and veggie and protein) Shake

I know it’s September but it is still in the mid-90s in the Midwest. This strawberry shake is perfectly cool and filling for a snack or meal! 

What you need: 
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup zucchini
  • 1/4 small avocado
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2  serving vanilla protein powder*
  • 1/2 serving unflavored collagen *
What you do:
  1. Put everything into a blender
  2. Blend the junk out of it
  3. Drink it! 
* if it’s a a full serving 😉