Creamy Healthy Pasta Salad

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Creamy Healthy Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cooked pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernals
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup of steamed broccoli, let cool
  • 1 diced grilled chicken breast
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  •  a ripe avocado
  • juice of  a lime (about 2 teaspoons)
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions for al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain the cold water. Pour the pasta in a large bowl.
  2. Toss the pasta with the peas, corn, kale, broccoli and diced grilled chicken.
  3. In a smaller dish mix together the Greek yogurt and avocado. You will have to smash up the avocado, so I usually use a fork to smash/stir. When the mixture is creamy and smooth, squeeze in the lime juice. Stir.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta and veggies in the bowl. Stir to coat.
  5. Add salt and  pepper  to taste.

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Summer Fruit

fruit

This is a great local summer fruit salad

Dice up peaches, nectarines, red and black plums

Chop up some crystalized ginger and sprinkle on fruit salad

Drizzle with honey

Serve with a dollop of lemon greek yogurt!

Creamy Healthy Pasta Salad

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces cooked pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernals
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup of steamed broccoli, let cool
  • 1 diced grilled chicken breast
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  •  a ripe avocado
  • juice of  a lime (about 2 teaspoons)
  • kosher salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions for al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain the cold water. Pour the pasta in a large bowl.
  2. Toss the pasta with the peas, corn, kale, broccoli and diced grilled chicken.
  3. In a smaller dish mix together the Greek yogurt and avocado. You will have to smash up the avocado, so I usually use a fork to smash/stir. When the mixture is creamy and smooth, squeeze in the lime juice. Stir.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta and veggies in the bowl. Stir to coat.
  5. Add salt and  pepper  to taste.

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Cucumber and Tomato Quinoa with Avocado Dressing

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Ingredients
2 cups of cooked quinoa
1 diced cucumber
2 diced tomatoes
1 cup of chopped kale

For the Dressing:
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
a ripe avocado
juice of a lime (about 2 teaspoons)
salt and pepper to taste

Sprinkle with feta

1. In a bowl combine cooked quinoa, cucumber, tomato and kale

2. In a small bowl mash avocado, blend in yogurt, add lime juice add salt and pepper

3. Combine all ingredients into one bowl chill for one hour

4. Sprinkle with feta

Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie

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Makes 1 or 2 smoothies

1/4 cup of crushed raw almonds
1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
3/4 cup of greek vanilla yogurt
2 tbsp of raw cacao powder
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1 cup of light coconut milk

water, just enough for desired consistency

Place all ingredients in a blender
Blend until all mixed together