Raise your Salad Game!

Raise your Salad Game!

1. Trader Joe’s Gourmet Fried Onion Pieces

 

These toppings will make even those who aren’t salad lovers go crazy for salad! The Dutch yellow onions are breaded with wheat flour and cooked in veggie oil. They are the perfect topping for a chicken salad, or even a vegan option! They are about 3 dollars at your local Trader Joe’s 

 

2. Blueberries

 

Blueberries are an excellent salad topping! They are superb with spinach and nuts, and of course they are super healthy because they feature those antioxidants that we love so much!

 

  1. Tuna

 

Protein, and omega 3’s, yes and please! Plus, it’s amazing alongside avocado, tomato, and capers!

 

  1. Your favorite nuts!

 

Your favorite notes are a perfect way to make your salad special! We love walnuts, pecans, or slivered almonds, and you know what… if it’s the holidays or a special occasion, perhaps even try some maple or candied nuts!

 

  1. Hard boiled eggs

 

It doesn’t have to be a Cobb salad to feature scrumptious hard boiled eggs. These are a treat to add to a salad, and really help elevate your salad to a main dish level!

 

  1. Dried Cranberries

 

Beautiful, tasty, and perfect with other fresh fruit and veggies, dried cranberries are a great choice to add to your salad! They pair beautifully with feta, goat cheese, and a nice vinaigrette.

 

  1. Edamame

 

You can buy pre cooked, frozen edamame at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, and probably a bunch of other great stores too! It’s so good on salad, cool or warm!

 

  1. Chicken or Beef 

 

Ignore this one if you aren’t a meat eater, but chicken and beef are an absolutely wonderful way to get your family to enjoy greens as a main dish! Steak salad is an all time favorite in our house, as is a classic chicken and avocado salad, and a big one at that!

 

  1. Peas

 

Peas, especially English peas are a superb addition to a salad. They are so fresh and offer the perfect bite! Try them alongside your favorite herbs and cheeses for a satisfying salad everyone will love.

 

Raise your Salad Game!

Raise your Salad Game!

1. Trader Joe's Gourmet Fried Onion Pieces   These toppings will make even those who aren't salad lovers go crazy for salad! The Dutch yellow onions are breaded with wheat flour and cooked in veggie oil. They are the perfect topping for a chicken salad, or even a...

Sunday Morning Banana Muffin Recipe!

Sunday Morning Banana Muffin Recipe!

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Strawberry Smoothies 3 Ways!

Strawberry Smoothies 3 Ways!

Strawberry Smoothies 3 Ways!

We are wild about Strawberry! Want a sweet treat today? Fittbe has strawberry smoothies 3 ways!

Strawberry Smoothies 3 Ways!

There’s just “something” about a strawberry smoothie. Maybe it’s that it evokes memories of childhood and a strawberry shake, a real treat after the sock hop! We gathered some of our favorite strawberry smoothie recipes to enjoy. They are packed with  Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, thanks for the info Web MD!

Sublime Strawberry

The flavor is all strawberry here. No mango or banana to take center stage.

This is one of our favorites, and if you make it with the berries already frozen, it will be extra refreshing and perfect for a warmer day. Though it’s great to mix with other delicious fruits, this smoothie puts strawberry center stage!

Ingredients/Shopping List

 

  • 1  cup of strawberries (fresh frozen, or frozen)
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (Vanilla or Plain)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix it all together with your powerful blender and Voila, your 12 year old self is savoring the taste of summer strawberries.

 

Strawberry Banana Protein

This is one tasty treat!

Ingredients/Shopping List

 

Strawberry and Banana go together like Milk and Cookies, like Phineas and Ferb (haha), like Blair and Chuck. This one is delicious and is extra special if you add some granola to the top!

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • You can even top it with granola! We love Trader Joe’s ancient grains and nuts granola
  • You can even add a few tablespoons of marine collagen if you like!

Not quite as pretty in pink, but healthier! 

Spinach and strawberry make one of the best salads ever. Seriously! If you haven’t had a spinach strawberry salad with a nice vinagrette, you need to make one or order one asap. But… back to smoothies. This spinach strawberry smoothie might not be “pretty in pink,” but it is definitely a winner and takes the healthy award from the first two! 

Ingredients/Shopping List

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened milk or milk substitute – we are crazy for almond!
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon agave nector
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

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Fresh Chickpea Salad Recipe

Fresh Chickpea Salad Recipe

Fresh Chickpea Salad Recipe

This Fresh Chickpea Salad Recipe is such a treat! It is the perfect high protein scrumptious treat to…

Must-Make Fresh Chickpea Salad!

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Oh so satisfying

And perfectly paired with Fish

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Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tbsp goat cheese

Instructions

Start by rinsing 2 cans of chickpeas. Slice 1 cup of grape or cherry tomatoes and toss them in.

Next, slice half a cup of green onions and add them to the bowl. Follow this with one chopped bell pepper. I love avocado, and bonus for those great healthy fats, so the addition of avocado was a must for me!

Add salt and pepper to taste, and dress with your favorite vinaigrette. For a creamy treat, sprinkle goat cheese on top! Ready to serve.

 

This recipe evokes memories of summertime on the deck. Warm weather and cool rose. Now that takes me to a very, very, happy place!

     

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    Sunday Morning Banana Muffin Recipe!

    Sunday Morning Banana Muffin Recipe!

    Sunday Mornings call for tasty treats and these muffins are delish!

    They are a great use of brown bananas, pretty quick to prep, use only 1 bowl (fewer dishes to wash, yes please!) and they are scrumptious too.

    When you allow bananas to turn brown and almost mushy, they become extra sweet, which makes them the perfect ingredient to use when trying to bake using less sugar. These muffins use agave nectar as a sugar substitution which adds a slightly “nutty” flavor and make slivered almonds the perfect complement!

    Take to bananas out of the freezer about 15 minutes before you cook start prepping!

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees 

    2/3 cups coconut oil

    1/2 cups agave nectar

    2 eggs

    1 1/2 cups mashed bananas

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    1 tablespoon chia seeds

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 1/2 cups flour

    1/2 cups slivered almonds or walnuts

    Prepare your muffin tin by greasing all 12 muffin cups.

    Melt coconut oil in the microwave until it’s fully liquid. Add agave and whisk, once combined, add 2 eggs and combine thoroughly. Add in bananas, baking soda, vanilla, chia seeds, salt and flour. Mix to combine and until dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Fold in nuts.

    Divide batter evenly between 12 muffin cups.

    Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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    Must Try: Green Spinach Blueberry Smoothie Recipe!

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    Ingredients / Shopping List

    • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
    • 2 handfuls spinach
    • 1 handful kale
    • 1/2 large banana
    • 1/2 frozen blueberries
    • 1/2 plain or vanilla greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
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