Hi friends! Happy Tuesday!
Pretty much every Tuesday in my challenge groups we do something called “Tasty Tuesday.” We share a photo of something healthy we’re eating that day that goes with the nutrition plan (the majority of challengers in my groups are doing 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme). I also encourage people to share recipes they’ve enjoyed so that other people in the group can get fresh ideas weekly.
In that spirit, I decided to share a new recipe here on my blog every week! Sometimes it’ll be a tried and true recipe that I love and sometimes it’ll just be a new recipe I tried out. I’m hoping that sharing these recipes is not only valuable for you, but also keeps me accountable to try new things! I’m sure many people are like me and get stuck in the rut of eating the same thing over and over.
Another fun thing I hope to accomplish out of this – if YOU have a favorite or new recipe that you’d like to share, comment on the post and include it (via a link if you have it!).
I’m going to start it off with my new favorite lunch salad! I eat this at least twice a week. I make the quinoa in advance and refrigerate it and buy pre-cooked chicken breasts to make it easier. I like it becuase it’s filling and I get my daily leafy green requirement in without feeling like I’m eating turtle food. The only thing I don’t like about this salad is that I have to google how to spell tzatziki every time.
Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad
Ingredients (Per Salad):
- 1/2 cup quinoa (cooked)
- 1 cup chopped chicken breast (I buy the pre-cooked breasts from Trader Joes. Vegetarians, you can substitute chickpeas or falafel)
- 2 cups spinach or greens of choice
- Chopped salad veggies of choice (I like tomato, red onion, cucumber and red bell pepper)
- 2 tbsp Tzatziki sauce (I like Trader Joe’s brand)
- 1 tbsp Hummus
- Optional: 1/4 avocado
- 1/4 lemon
Mix all ingredients together, squeeze the lemon over the top and enjoy! The lemon, hummus, tzatziki and avocado are the salad dressing – you can switch these up and use all tzatziki and no hummus, etc if you’d like. Make it your own!
21 Day Fix Containers:
- 1 red (fill with chicken)
- 2 – 2.5 green, depending on how much you fill them up
- 1 yellow
- 1 blue (stuff with as much hummus/avocado as you can)
- 1 orange (fill the salad dressing container with the tzatziki)
I can’t stop eating this!
P.S. My next 21 Day Fix accountability group starts on Monday, April 24th. Spots will be full by this Sunday so if you’re interested, please reach out by filling out this form.
What is your go-to salad?