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Lemon…Chicken…Lentils…Kale…Beans…

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And they can all be found in this ONE fantastic soup recipe I found on the Super Healthy Kids site I told you guys about a while back.  Find the whole recipe here.  There’s nothing I love more than a super food meal that tastes as good as it is for you. This is one of those meals!  It’s a great segue from long summer days to cool fall evenings. The soup is filling and loaded with protein, fiber, and vitamins. Make it, eat it, share it with your friends!

Cheers to soup season!

xo,

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{PERFECT} On The Go Weekday Breakfast

mini veggie frittatas

I have a smoothie just about every single morning after my lemon water for breakfast.  But sometimes I like to mix it up.  These babies are so tasty, easy and versatile.  You can literally do SO much with the recipe!  Just tweak it to work for your family and throw in whatever you have.

Saute greens and zucchini in evoo and S&P.

Mini Veggie Frittatas
 
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Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 1T EVOO
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini and squash
  • 2 cups chopped greens (I used spinach and a spring mix)
  • 6 pasture raised eggs
  • Splash of milk or dollop sour cream
  • S&P
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Put the EVOO in a sauce pan.
  3. Add the veggies and S&P to taste. Sautee until zucchini is browned.
  4. Remove veggies from heat.
  5. In a bowl, beat eggs together with either milk or cream and a splash of water. I add extra S&P here. When the veggies have cooled add them to the egg mixture (if you add them too soon the eggs will scramble).
  6. Pour into greased or lined muffin tins.
  7. Bake 15-18 minutes or until "set".
  8. Enjoy immediately!

 

Once veggies have cooled, add to egg mixture and pour into greased muffin tins.

These keep well in the fridge for a few days.  I like to make a batch early in the week so my husband can grab one (or three!) each morning, heat in the microwave for less than thirty seconds, and be out the door.

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Feel free to add cheese and keep in mind leftover roasted veggies are perfect for this recipe!  Play with it and gobble them up.  Kids love them too!

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Convenience is Key: Highlight on Relay Foods

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Now that Rachel has stocked our pantry and our freezer I would like to reintroduce one our favorite convenient shopping options, Relay Foods. Relay Foods is an online shopping resource that makes shopping easy, fun, and sustainable.  Because I try to shop local, I tend to shop around town for different items. Many times life becomes hectic and I am not able to get a hold of all of my favorite items I would like for the week. I know that I can get in bed at night and browse on Retail Relay to get all of the items I need plus more..

 

We aim to make our customers proud to shop with Relay.

We’re here to provide the very best grocery shopping experience — not just best online — best. Period.

And we know that means different things to different people. For some, it means not having to drive across town to the grocery store. For others, it’s about eating healthy and staying educated about where your food comes from and how it’s made. Or maybe it’s about saving time so you can spend it doing the things you love with the people you care about.

We’re passionate about empowering you to live your ideal food life. Know that we’re listening to you, and ever moving towards that beautiful, sunny island of grocery shopping perfection.

We want to enrich the communities we live and work in.

When you shop with Relay, you support your local food economy. We partner directly with our local producers, so there’s no middle man getting a cut — just higher profits for the people making your food, which allows them to maintain high standards for their practices.

When you use a Relay pick up site, you help reduce carbon emissions, traffic, and traffic accidents in your area. You can tell your friends you’re saving the environment AND lives at the same time! That’s a lot to feel good about!

My favorite addition to Retail Relay are their delicious MEAL PLANNING OPTIONSYes, you can browse their meal planning options by category (vegetarian, paleo, local, gluten free, budget friendly, etc.) , click on the meal you would like and all of the ingredients fall into your cart. Before everything goes in your cart they allow you to browse different brands and pick what best suits your needs. You can pick organic vs. non organic options, local, etc. You may also skip over ingredients if you happen to have these in your pantry already.

Intrigued? TRY IT! Seriously, you will be SO happy!

If you are a new customer click here to receive $30 off your first order of $50 or more<<that’s a freakin’ deal!!>>. You may also click on the coupon on the side icon of our page! Be sure to tell them Blondes Eat Clean sent you :)

Relay’s Thai Peanut Chicken recipes is to die for. I love the many recipes on their site that push me to try different spices and exotic ingredients that may be hard to find. I tend to find these types of recipes but have to travel around town to complete my grocery list:

Thai Peanut Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Thai
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ can coconut milk
  • ½ cup red curry paste
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into thin strips or chicken drumsticks
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together coconut milk, red curry paste, peanut butter, salt, white vinegar, grated ginger, minced garlic, and chopped cilantro.
  2. If using chicken breast: cut into thin strips and remove any unwanted fat. Place the chicken breast strips in the large mixing bowl, and cover with the sauce to marinade for about 1 hour, longer if time is available. If using chicken drumsticks simply add to the mixing bowl, cover and let marinade for at least 1 hour.
  3. If using chicken breast: in a medium-sized skillet, over medium heat, add chicken with the marinade and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 5-8 minutes. Serve over rice and enjoy.
  4. If using drumsticks: cook on the grill over medium heat, basting and turning as needed to evenly cook and crisp up chicken skin.
  5. Leftover Suggestions
  6. Remove any leftover chicken from the bone and add to African Peanut Stew.

 

 

 xoxo, Mary

Six Freezer Staples to Always Keep on Hand

Often, none of us have the chance to make an elaborate dinner but we also don’t want to eat out every night. There are a few things I always keep in my freezer so I can whip up a meal for me and my husband in no time. This is especially helpful on Sunday nights if we are late getting home from a weekend away or on a weeknight when we don’t have the chance to eat until rather late and don’t want to take the time to sit down at a restaurant.  Here’s what is always in my freezer, I would love to know what’s in yours!

Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust– I eat these a lot.  Such a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.  Pull the crust straight from the freezer, top with pizza sauce (no sugar added, ingredients you can pronounce, I like Rao’s), spinach, and top lightly with organic mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 375 for 8 minutes.

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Photo cred: Udi’s

 

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Photo Cred: Rao’s

Peeled Bananas-Always have a huge bag of peeled, over ripe bananas in the freezer.  Throw them in smoothies or make “ice cream” with them by tossing in a high powered blender with almond butter, almond milk, cacao and dates.

Ezekiel Sprouted Tortillas– Scramble a few local eggs, throw in some spinach and salsa and transfer onto a heated tortilla. Healthy, delicious meal for any time of day.

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Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Bread– This is SO good toasted lightly and topped with MaraNatha Raw Maple Almond Butter and a drizzle of local honey.  It is like dessert.  Trust me.

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Photo Cred: Ezekiel 4:9
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Photo Cred: MaraNatha

 

Fruit– I always have blueberries, strawberries and mango in my freezer.  Add them to smoothies, oatmeal, banana bowls or make infused water.

Wild Caught Raw Shrimp– Such a quick, healthy dinner is just minutes away.  Saute and add to brown rice pasta, boil with spices and dip in homemade cocktail sauce, or bake with veggies and fill a whole wheat pita topped with feta cheese.

Share your staples with us here!

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