Category Archives: Dinner

WIA — In San Francisco

Happy Wednesday! Hump day for all of you that are working (and for those who aren’t.. like me.. you probably don’t even know what day it is 😉 )

There is no way I wanted to miss WIAW by Jenn – so I’ve compiled some of my eats while I’ve been out here in Cali!!

So – going away on vacation for me – does not meet giving up my healthy habits.  I try to keep myself eating healthy – even while away and even if I have to eat out for many of my meals.

So – how do I stay healthy?!  Well, the first thing that I did when we got to San Fran… was hit a up a local little market to pick up some essentials.

I knew that our room had a fridge.. and that there was a microwave available for use – so I could have Organic Instant Oats w/ a sliced banana and the protein powder that I brought from home for breakfast…

I had this oat mixture (here with Strawberries that I picked up at the Farmer’s Market..) for most breakfasts.. while Justin hit up Starbucks for bagels.

I also picked up some carrots – and some goldfish for snacking.  Additionally, I had the chocolate cherry snacks, some (luna, clif, bora) bars, and a supply of apples as well.

Here are a few of my eats from when we have been out!

Yes, this is recycled.. sorry. They were just that good!

Steel Cut Oats made with water.. topped with fresh fruit (and I added Sun Warrior 😉 )

A turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomato from Working Girl’s Cafe

AMAZING Hummus Platter – Sun-dried Tomato Hummus, Kalamata Olive Hummus, and Traditional Hummus with cucumbers and flat bread for dipping:

Plain Grilled Veggies with Brown Rice – and a Balsamic Glaze Dipping Sauce on the side.. (Both of the above mentioned dishes were from Daily Grill )

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt from Ice Bee … on multiple occasions..

They may look the same.. but that is ONLY because it tasted SO good, I got the same thing both times! 🙂

This is .. of course.. no where near ALL that I have eaten while in San Fran.. but I am not one to picture all of my meals!!

I do induldge as well.. don’t you worry! I just want to make sure that I keep myself energized and feeling like myself through the whole trip!

What do you do to keep your healthy life-style while on vacation!?

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Foodie Friday: Caribbean Turkey Burger with Mango Salsa

Happy Friday!  Happiest of Fridays to me.  (Actually, I am sure today is going to be a very emotional day for me. I was blessed with the most wonderful group of kids that a teacher could ask for. I will miss them tremendously – and know that no other class will compare to my first class. They are always going to hold a super special place in my heart!)

Today’s recipe is something I came up with over the weekend. And once I finally tried it – it was nothing short of amazing.

I have a deep   love for turkey   burgers.. but have been eating the same blend in my burger for quite a while now (pretty much just hot sauce and chili powder) .. and I wanted something very different.

Something that could somehow incorporate my summer love of fruit..

Something with a sweet twist.. but with a devilish kick.

And I bring all of those qualities to you in this week’s Foodie Friday.

Caribbean Turkey Burger with Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 Mango – Cubed- (this gave me about 1.5 cups
  • 4 c. red onions, cubed
  • 1/8 c. red pepper
  • 1/8 c. green pepper
  • 1/8 c. green onions
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Preperation

  • Combine all items in a bowl. Mix well.  Cover and refridgerate for atleast 4-6 hours to allow flavors or run throughout! 🙂

Turkey Burger

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 2/3 lb of extra lean turkey meat
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp caribbean jerk seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Preperation

  • Combine all items in the bowl.  Mix together with hands. Form into patties. Set aside until ready to be grilled.

 

  • Grill (on regular grill .. or in my case on the Foreman Grill) until no longer pink inside.

I had my burger on an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin.  I topped it with a VERY generous amount of Salsa.  There was an AWESOME kick to these burgers.. as the spices of the jerk burger and the salsa worked extremly well together!

I might as well throw another recipe at you today!

Spicy Sweet Potato Rounds

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potato (2 small or one large. look for the skinny kind so it is easier to create rounds).
  • 1.5 tsp oil of choice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp chile powder
  • .5 tsp pepper
  • sprinkle of salt

Preperation

  • Preheat Oven to 450*
  • Event slice sweet potato into rounds

  • In a bowl, mix the sweet potatoes and all other ingredients
  • Lay rounds on a silicon baking mat to prevent sticking

  • Bake for 13 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and flip rounds.
  • Bake for 13 more minutes.

They look a little crispy..  but I promise you they are delicious!! 🙂 Pair this together with the Jerk Burger and Mango Salsa.. and it is a slammin’ meal 🙂

What is your favorite type of salsa?! I definitly want to experiment with more fruity salsas this summer.. you know how me and fruit go.. like two peas in a pod! 🙂

WIAW – Recent Eats

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Happy Hump Day!

It’s my favorite time of week.. where Jenn helps us all out by throwing a little link party – called What I Ate Wednesday.

I have been insanely busy this week – so I provide you with some recent eats.  Not what I ate on Wednesday.. and not even all of what I ate on Tuesday. But – it has been what I have eaten in the past couple of days! 🙂

Hope you all got a change to watch my VLOG on how I prep my overnight oats.. because now you are fully equipped with the right information – on how to prepare yourself a lovely little bowl of these:

I do hope you give my trick a try! And if you do.. please let me know! Perhaps you find a way to switch it up a little bit – to make it even better!

A amazing lunch I had recently – was a Turkey Bacon BLT.  I used a couple of slices of Turkey Bacon – with some lettuce.. and tomato (Duh.. hence the BLT) and two slices of Whole Wheat Ezekiel Bread.  On the side – I have some yummy cottage cheese – with heated apple chunks and peanut butter.  It was a delicious mixuture.

I’ve been loving my fresh veggies lately – so snacks have been anything from raw zucchini to carrots to sliced red peppers. And then some!

And this dinner. OMG. It was DELICIOUS. I will be providing you with the foodgasmic recipe on Foodie Friday – but here is a little preview of the goodness that I like to call Caribbean Jerk Turkey Burgers with Homemade Mango Salsa.

Gah. Delicious. I can’t wait to make these again. I really enjoyed my experience with the homemade salsa.. and will totally be trying different mixtures in the future!

And of course.. I have been chomping on these healthy blueberry oat bran muffins that I made this weekend!!

So – what is the BEST thing that you have eaten recently?! Care to share any amazing recipe links?