Summer-time is right around the corner which means it’s time to get serious about what we eat! Each of these recipes are some of our very favorites. Our kids will eat them, and most importantly they are good for our bodies! Recently I was at a BBQ with our friend, Jenny of Picky Palate and knew I had to include the dish she brought. It’s excellent! 
This Quinoa salad Jenny makes is one of our favorites! 
Get the recipe HERE.
This is SO SO simple and totally satisfies a craving for something fattening!
Cut up 1 head of cauliflower into bite size pieces and place on baking sheet. 
Toss with a little olive oil and pepper. 
Roast at 425 for 20-25 mins. 
Remove from oven and place into a gallon ziploc bag.
Add Frank’s Red Hot buffalo wing sauce according to your taste. (I use a lot!)
Pour onto a plate and either top with blue cheese crumbles or a side of blue cheese dressing. 
That’s it! Easy and super good! 

The next recipe is from the Queen of Quinoa. She has a healthy twist on everything she does. I make this avocado toast at least twice a week now. I think avocados are one of the best foods one can eat. Avocados have so many healthy benefits. In NY, I shop the farmers markets and always grab tons of avocados. I use them in meals and just for a snack. This recipe is easy to make and I feel satisfied for hours. This recipe has a hint of citrus and I love the crunch factor from the toast. It’s a great and healthy meal. 
  • Ingredients & Instructions
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of bread, toasted (gluten-free optional)
  • Goat cheese to garnish (optional)

  • Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop it into a bowl.
  •  Add the quinoa, lime juice and mash it all together until smooth. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide the avocado spread on the four pieces of toast.
  • Spread evenly, top with goat cheese and serve.gluten-free | dairy-free (optional) | vegan (optional)

Lentil dip

This recipe is beyond easy!  Just dump all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together!  Super delicious with chips or I love just eating it plain in a bowl.  Tons of protein and fiber and low in carbs and sugar!
1 box of steamed lentils (found in the fridge section at Trader Joes)
1 container of bruschetta mix (also found in the fridge section at Trader Joes)
1 container of feta cheese
1 whole avocado
*You can be creative with this!  Throw in anything extra you have around.  Sometimes I add cilantro and corn.  Makes an easy & healthy snack or meal!

Cheers to healthy eating!