Simple Arugula Salad!

Let’s start by saying, I loooooooove grocery shopping. Yep, you heard right. I am in love! I always go by myself, it’s like my peace time! During my trip, of course I get my usual kitchen staples, but I like to get some things that I don’t normally use, or have never played with! I know arugula is a very common green, but I just never ever use it! I used to think it was too bitter & pepper-y, but I thought I should give it another go! Expand my pallette I suppose! Another scary ingredient….fennel…heard of it, but scared of it! (what a baby…) So anyway, I bought these items, added some of my other favorite ingredients for a beautiful, simple, but sooooo flavorful salad!

arugula salad

Arugula with Shaved Fennel, Zucchini & Pumpkin Seeds!

1 bag organic arugula

about 1/2 cup shaved fennel (use a mandoline, or slice VERY thin with a knife.)

1 med size green zucchini, shaved with mandoline

1/4-1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1/4-1/2 cup grassfed cheese (optional, if you wanna get CRAY! :))

1 apple of your choice, cored, chopped into chunks

Dressing:

about 1/3 cup EVOO

about 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

S&P

**Mix your dressing in a bowl. Add the fennel & zucchini to the dressing & marinate it for about 10 or so minutes. Mix up the rest of your salad ingredients to a large bowl..Arugula, pumpkin seeds, apple. After about 10 minutes & you are ready to serve, add your mix of zucchini, fennel & dressing to your arugula & toss! Add your grassfed cheese if desired! This salad is delish, & still delish the next day!!! ❤

 

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Carrot Ginger Smoothie!!

CARROTS

I’m sure you all know, if you follow me on Instagram & Facebook as well, that I am for suuuuuure a smoothie lover! I have one daily for my breakfast & sometimes for a little snacky snack! Love them! It’s so easy to jam pack them with veggies & other healthy components! YUM! I usually stick to the same recipe, which I have posted earlier, but I have to try & change it up once in a while! I came across this fabulous 100% Organic Carrot Juice at Trader Joe’s, I picked it up just to give it a try! Especially since it’s already juiced & makes my life so much easier =) oh p.s….$3.99…YES! Here is a VERY easy, simple, tasty recipe with few ingredients!

Carrot Ginger Smoothie:

carrot smoothie

8oz Trader Joe’s 100% Organic Carrot Juice

1 apple of you choice, cored & roughly chopped (I kept skin on!)

Sprinkle of cinnamon & ginger powder (fresh ginger will work!)

1 scoop of protein powder of your choice (optional, I use Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder)

Handful of ice cubes

**Throw everything in a blender…DONE….YAY!!!!!!! =) I love how the sweetness of the carrots comes out when blended with the apple. Such an easy, yummy treat! ENJOY! ❤

CARROT JUICE

 

 

Tuna & Scallion Pancakes!

tuna pancakes

We all have those days when we come home & it’s hot & we’re tired & don’t want to do anything!! Or when we think we got it all in order & then bam, you didn’t take the chicken out of the freezer! UGH!!!! Wah wah, I know, tough..but dinner has to be made & we have to eat right?! Here is a very easy & quick idea that is very yummy! (Doug & Paige approved!!)

Tuna & Scallion Pancakes:

(3) 5oz cans of tuna fish, drained

3 eggs

1/4 cup almond or flax meal

2-3 tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon, I like it extra lemon-y!)

1/2 cup chopped scallion, green & white parts

1 tsp parsley

Few shakes of salt, pepper & garlic powder

Ok, here is the hard part…..mix everything in a bowl…boom, done! Ok, you actually should let it sit in the fridge for about 20 mins, then form into about 8 patties. Cook over medium heat until golden on each side & warm in the middle! (I used a griddle so I could do one batch & be done with it!) Now how hard was that?!? Served with a salad, this can be the perfect lunch or dinner! Light, healthy & delicious! Enjoy!