Busy summer days often mean less motivation to put a good meal on the table for dinner. But that doesn't mean you need to hit the drive thru or call for a pizza! You can still enjoy a healthy and delicious meal, without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Trader Joe's has some delicious chicken sausages that are pre-cooked, so all that is required is a quick heat up on the stove or grill. We paired the spicy Italian chicken sausages with this quick and simple summer salad. My grandma used to make one similar to this and I loved it!
Simple Summer Salad
Chop up and mix together:
For the dressing, mix equal parts of olive oil and red wine vinegar. Toss the salad with the dressing and season with salt and pepper.
You know I love a good smoothie bowl. I am so addicted that I find myself going through smoothie bowl withdrawals on low carb days!
Thankfully, I have found a way to enjoy a good bowl every day of the week. Introducing, the Low Carb Chocolate PB Smoothie Bowl!
Low Carb Chocolate PB Smoothie Bowl
In your blender, add:
1 cup plant-based milk
Chocolate Protein Powder (I highly recommend FASTer Way protein powder. It's clean, macro-friendly, and tastes really good!)
1 Tbls. chia seeds
2 Tbls. natural peanut butter
Blend it up! Pour into a bowl and top with grain-free granola (such as Purely Elizabeth, Trader Joe's, or Target's Good & Gather brand) and another tablespoon of peanut butter.
Food is fuel.
I love to cook and bake recipes that incorporate healthy whole foods and those nutritious macro and micronutrients into our daily diets. I also like to make treats though, because let's face it, everyone loves a good sweet now and then! My favorite part about cooking, though, is sharing my latest recipes with others. ENJOY! XO