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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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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Zesty Quinoa Salad with Kale, Apples and Celery

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1/3 cup Ranch Dressing
1/3 cup Apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Apple juice
2 cups Very thinly sliced kale (trimmed and ribs removed)
1/2 tsp Salt
2 cups Cooked and drained quinoa
1/2 cup Thinly sliced celery
1 Apple, chopped
1/2 cup Chopped pecans

Instructions

Toss the kale with the vinegar and salt; let stand for 15 minutes.
Whisk the dressing with the apple juice.
Toss the kale with the quinoa, apple, celery and dressing mixture until well coated.
Sprinkle pecans over top.

Baked Kale Chips

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OK , part of the New Year Resolution is weight loss!! I’m on the bandwagon…..I am really enjoying this superfood snack! Try it, I was surprised how much we enjoy this superfood! So far I have lost 7lbs! Just needed to brag a little.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 6
INGREDIENTS:
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F  
2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

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