Kale & Sweet Potato Salad

Kale and Sweet potato salad

This is one of my most favorite things to eat!!!

It is just so good and so good for you!

2 med sweet potatoes-peeled and cubed

1 cup kale

1/4 cup each of the following:

fresh cranberries cut in half

crumbled feta cheese

dried cherries or dates

crushed nuts-I used almonds

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Boil sweet potatoes for 10 to 12 min-you want them to be cooked through but still firm, not mushy

Rinse the sweet pots with cold water and add to bowl with all of the other ingredients

Dress with oil and red wine vinegar

Season with salt and pepper

Refrigerate and enjoy!

xoxo-A

Dutch Oven Cranberry & Quinoa with Pork

cranberry and quinoa collage

 

What you will need:

1 tbsp. canola/oil or coconut oil or any other kind  of healthy oil

1/2 c chopped yellow pepper

1/4 c chopped red onion

8 oz or so diced thin pork chops

1 c fresh or frozen cranberries

2/3 c water

3/4 c chicken broth

2/3 c uncooked quinoa

1 tbsp. sweet and sour sauce-very optional

Chopped nuts for garnish-very optional

Seasonings-garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, ginger and cinnamon

What you will do:

Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees

On stove top in Dutch oven  heat oil on med for 30 sec then add pork and season with above mentioned seasonings (to your liking)

Let brown for several minutes then add peppers, onions and cranberries for another few minutes

Next add quinoa, sweet and sour sauce, water and chicken broth

Stir all and place in oven for approx. 30 min.

Check it after 25 min and see if the glorious quinoa soaked up all the liquid.

You don’t want to over cook it and dry it out!

Garnish with more cinnamon, cayenne pepper and chopped walnuts if you like!

Enjoy! A

 

 

 

 

Green tea fruit smoothie

green tea fruit smoothie

Instead of milk I used green tea with extra tea extract and other added natural ingredients that help with cleansing and also have anti oxidant benefits!

Ingredients:

1/2 c cold green tea (from a tea bag, no sugar added)

1/2 c plain Greek yogurt

handful (combined) of strawberries, cranberries and pineapple

1 med banana

2 tsp glutamine

3 tsp oats

4 ice cubes

Blend & Enjoy! I hope you like it and its added benefits from the tea!!

xoxoxo-A