Red Quinoa Greek Salad

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Krystal

Red Quinoa Greek Salad

NOM NOM NOM is all I have to say!!! First, this salad was inspired bc I can’t eat at this Greek Restaurant I use to love here in Austin bc they dont serve certified Gluten Free food (sad day). And unfortunately for me, even the slightest cross contamination, I can tell… #CeliacLife (yes, I just hashtagged in a blog post) I am all about QUICK, EASY, YUMMY, KID FRIENDLY foods as possible..is this you too? I am not Betty Crocker and I dont have the patience to slave away in the kitchen like Paula Dean, but I can make a mean salad in 30 minutes that is approved by the entire family. Recipe: 1 cup cooked Red Quinoa 1 cup garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes – roasted or fresh (see below for directions on roasting) 1 c cucumber – diced ½ c kalamata olives Zest and juice of one lemon 1 tbs olive oil 1 tbs dried oregano 1 tbs dried mint 2 garlic cloves – grated Salt and pepper to taste OPTIONAL – add in corn and feta Instructions To roast cherry tomatoes, pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking pan with an even layer of tomatoes and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes; let cool. In a medium bowl, combine red quinoa (prepare according to directions on pkg) with tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumber and olives. Stir in lemon juice, zest, olive oil, oregano, mint, garlic, salt and pepper. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly. I didn’t top my recipe with feta, as I am *trying* to steer clear of dairy, but you can always add that in to get the true Greek feel. Share...

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Low Calorie Holiday Drink Recipe’s

Posted by on Nov 6, 2011 in Drinks, Nutrition

Low Calorie Holiday Drink Recipe’s

If you are like me, every once in awhile I like to enjoy an adult beverage. With the holiday’s rolling around and all the holiday parties you might be hosting or attending, here are some alcoholic drink options that are low calorie and YUMMY! Thanks www.Shape.com for these recipes! WINTER SNAP: If you love ginger snap cookies, try this organic vodka cocktail. The smell of ginger, cloves and cinnamon will put anyone in the holiday spirit.     INGREDIENTS: 1 oz ginger syrup* 1 oz curacao 1 oz spiced syrup** 1 1⁄2 oz organic vodka like Square One ice Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with grated nutmeg and cinnamon. *To make the ginger syrup mix equal parts pureed ginger juice and sugar. **To make the spiced syrup, mix equal parts water and sugar. Let the syrup sit in a closed container with clove and cinnamon to infuse the syrup with flavor. 160 calories 12 g carbs __________________________________________________________________________________________ CHRISTMAS COOLER This low calorie drink isn’t just packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, it’s also good looking! INGREDIENTS 1 oz pomegranate grenadine* 4 blackberries 1⁄2 cinnamon stick 1⁄2 oz lemon juice 1 oz Tanqueray No. 10 gin Club soda ice Muddle blackberries, cinnamon stick and grenadine together. Add lemon juice and gin. Shake with two ice cubes and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and enjoy. HOT, HEALTHY BARTENDER TIP: Don’t stir thisdrink after you’ve added the club soda. It will lose it’s beautiful range of colors. *To make the pomegranate grenadine, combine equal parts pomegranate juice and sugar. Cook on the stovetop until reduced by one third. 174 calories 16.5 g carbs 9 mg sodium __________________________________________________________________________________________ THE JACKRABBIT MARGARITA You won’t believe how low in calories this margarita recipe is. Plus, it’s loaded with Vitamins A and C and potassium! INGREDIENTS 1 oz carrot juice 1⁄2 oz red grapefruit juice 1⁄2 oz lemon juice 3⁄8 oz agave nectar 1 1⁄2 oz Don Julio Silver Tequila ice Combine all ingredients, shake, strain over ice into a rocks glass (short tumbler). 162 calories 17 g carbs 20 mg sodium __________________________________________________________________________________________ THE ULTIMATE EGG NOG A healthy egg nog recipe? That’s right! This cocktail is packed with protein—and flavor—not calories. INGREDIENTS 1 oz vanilla chai tea soy milk like Bolthouse 1⁄4 oz honey water (combine equal parts honey and water) 1 egg white 1 1⁄2 oz Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum (Sailor Jerry’s is a vanilla, clove, and allspice infused rum) Extra dark chocolate for garnisH Combine egg and all liquid ingredients. Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled sour glass and garnish with shaved dark chocolate. 160 calories 8 g carbs .5 g fat 74 mg sodium 5.3 mg potassium __________________________________________________________________________________________ HOT APPLE PIE This hot apple pie drink is great for making in large quantities. Keep it on...

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Clean Balsamic Chicken Salad

Posted by on Nov 5, 2011 in Lunch, Nutrition

Clean Balsamic Chicken Salad

Ingredients:  4 oz Chicken Breast (raw, sliced the long way intro strips) Handful of mushrooms 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 tbsp minced garlic 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard 1-2 tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette (Below 80 calories per serving) Cucumber Mixed Greens Bring a small pot of water to a boil.  Add balsamic vinegar, mushrooms, garlic and chicken.  Boil for about 15 minutes or until the chicken can be pulled apart using 2 forks.  Drain water once it’s done.  Pull chicken apart, add mustard.  Cut up some cucumber, and add to mixed greens on plate.  Top with chicken mixture.  Drizzle a tablespoon or two of balsamic vinaigrette.  If you dressing has little fat, feel free to add a few slivered almonds. Recipe from Sarah Dussault Share...

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