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5 Healthy PASTA SALAD Recipes | Back-To-School 2017


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Back-to-School Recipes
5 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas
Healthy Lunch Recipes
Healthy Snack Recipes

Frequently Used & Favorite Items

Tortellini Salad
Dressing:
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
4 cups tortellini, cooked and rinsed with cold water
2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
½ cup salami, diced
½ cup olives, sliced
½ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
1 cup baby bocconcini

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. To assemble salad, toss all ingredients together and pour over dressing.
Enjoy!

Tuna Salad
Dressing:
½ cup plain yogurt
½ lemon, zest and juice
1 tbsp dill, chopped
2 tsp prepared horseradish
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
4 cups pasta shells, cooked and rinsed with cold water
1 red pepper, diced
1 can tuna, drained and flaked
¼ cup green onion, chopped
¼ cup parsley, chopped

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. To assemble salad, toss all ingredients together and dress with yogurt dressing.
Enjoy!

Crunchy Noodle Salad
Dressing:
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp agave
1 garlic clove, grated
½ tsp ginger, freshly grated
1 tbsp oil

Salad:
3 cups vermicelli noodles, cooked and rinsed with cold water
½ cup red cabbage, shredded
½ cup cucumber, julienned
½ cup carrot, julienned
¼ cup green onions, sliced

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. To assemble salad, toss all ingredients together and drizzle with dressing.
Enjoy!

Veggie Fusilli
Dressing:
½ lemon, juiced
1 tbsp dijon mustard
½-1 garlic clove, grated
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
4 cups fusilli, cooked and rinsed with cold water
2 cups broccolini, cut into 1 inch pieces and steamed
1 cup radicchio, thinly sliced
1 cup baby bocconcini
¼ cup basil, chopped

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl, toss all ingredients together and pour over dressing.
Enjoy!

Bruschetta Pasta Salad
Dressing:
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½-1 garlic clove, grated
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
4 cups linguine, cooked and rinsed with cold water
1 cup tomatoes, diced
¼ cup red onions, finely diced
¼ cup basil, chopped
Parmesan for garnish

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. To assemble salad, toss all ingredients together and pour over dressing. Garnish with freshly grated parmesan.
Enjoy!

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5 Healthy MEAL PREP Ideas | Back-To-School 2017

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More Meal Prep Menus
Back-to-School Recipes
Healthy Lunch Recipes
Healthy Snack Recipes

Frequently Used & Favorite Items

Menu 1
Turkey Meatballs
1lb ground turkey
½ cup green onions, chopped
½-1 cup panko breadcrumbs
½ cup crushed pineapple
1 egg
2 tbsp Sriracha
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, reserving 2 tbsp of hoisin sauce. Using hands, shape meatballs & place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375ºF for 25-30 min, or until golden & cooked through. Glaze with remaining hoisin sauce

Red Cabbage & Carrot Slaw
1 small red cabbage, shredded
4 carrots, julienned or shredded
½ red onion, diced
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
Salt & pepper

In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, carrots & onion. Season with oil, vinegar, honey & salt & pepper

Brown rice
Lime & Cilantro garnish

Menu 2
Fajita Chicken
2 red bell pepper, sliced
2 orange bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp dried oregano
Salt & pepper
Oil

In a small bowl, whisk together spices & set aside. In a large pan over med-high heat, add peppers, onion & chicken. Season with spices. Cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn kernels, cooked
1 red pepper, diced
½ red onion, diced
1 lime, zest and juice
1 tsp chili powder
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt & pepper

Cilantro Lime Rice
1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1 garlic clove, minced
2 limes, zest and juice
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt & pepper

In a medium saucepan, bring rice, water & garlic to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce to low, cover & simmer for 10 min. Turn off heat & let rest, covered, for 5 min. Stir in lime juice & cilantro.

Menu 3
Greek Chicken
4 chicken breasts
½ lemon, zest and juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt & pepper

Place chicken on nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. Season with lemon zest & juice, garlic powder, oregano, & salt & pepper. Bake at 375ºF for 15-20 min, or until chicken is cooked through

Cucumber & Tomatoes with Feta
2 cups cucumber, diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup feta, crumbled
2 tbsp dill, chopped
1 tsp greek seasoning
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt & pepper

Tzatziki
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cucumber
1-2 garlic cloves, grated
½ lemon, zest and juice
¼ cup dill, chopped
Salt & pepper

Peel, seed & grate cucumber. Using a clean kitchen towel, squeeze out excess water. In a med bowl, combine greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon zest & juice, dill & salt & pepper

Cooked Quinoa

Menu 4
Lemon Dill Salmon
4 6oz salmon fillets
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp dill, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste.
1 lemon, sliced (with rind on)

Season salmon with dill & salt and pepper to taste. Place on nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet & top with lemon slices. Bake at 375ºF for 10-12 min, or until salmon is cooked through.

Steamed Broccoli & Asparagus
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed & cut into thirds
1 broccoli crown, cut into florets

Heat 1 inch of water in a large pot. Combine veggies in a steamer basket. Steam for 5-7 min or until vegetables turn bright green but still retain some of their crispness. Run under cool water to prevent further cooking

White Rice with Parsley
1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1 garlic clove, grated
Salt & pepper
¼ cup parsley, chopped
½ lemon, juiced

In a med saucepan, bring rice & water to a boil over med-high heat. Reduce to low, cover & simmer for 10 min. Turn off heat and let rest, covered, for 5 min. Stir in garlic, parsley & lemon juice. Season with salt & pepper

Menu 5
Garlic Shrimp
1lb shrimp, peeled
3 garlic cloves, minced
¼ tsp chili flakes (optional)
Salt & pepper
oil

In a large skillet over med-high heat add oil. Add shrimp & cook for 2-3 min. Add garlic & season with salt & pepper to taste. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until shrimp is cooked through.

Green Beans
2 lbs green beans, tips removed

In a large pot with 1 inch of water & a steamer basket, bring to a boil. Add beans to basket and cover. Cook for 5-7 min, or until beans are cooked to your liking. Run under cold water to stop cooking

Chinese Fried Quinoa
2 cups quinoa, cooked
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
2 eggs, beaten (optional)
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
oil

In a large wok or skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add onion & carrots & cook for 3-4 min. Add peas, carrots & garlic & cook for another min. Push veggies to one side of the pan and scramble eggs on the opposite side. Once eggs are cooked, add quinoa and mix. Season with soy sauce. Cook for another min.

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Healthy 2-Ingredient Fruit Slushies!

Jalapeno Mango Slushy
2 mangoes, diced
1-2 jalapeno slices
1 cup ice

Strawberry Basil Slushy
2 cups strawberries
1-2 basil leaves, torn
1 cup ice

Lemon Blueberry Slushy
1 ½ cups blueberries
½ lemon, zest and juice
1 cup ice

Pineapple Coconut Slushy
2 cups pineapple
¼ cup coconut milk
1 cup ice

Watermelon Mint Slushy
2 cups frozen watermelon
2-3 fresh mint leaves
Splash of water if needed

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3 Healthy Spring Salad Recipes

Snap Pea and Radish Salad with Feta

3 cups snap peas, strings removed and halved and blanched
5 radishes, thinly sliced
⅓ cup feta cheese, crumbled

Dressing:
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp dill, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium pot over high heat, bring water to a boil. Blanche peas by boiling them a minute and quickly transferring them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.

To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together and toss with peas and radishes. Top salad with feta.
Enjoy!

Grilled Asparagus Salad

3 cups arugula
½ bunch asparagus, grilled
2-3 eggs, boiled to your liking and halved

Dressing:
½ lemon, zest and juice
1 tbsp chives, chopped
¼ cup plain yogurt
1 tsp honey (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Toss asparagus in oil, salt and pepper. To grill asparagus, heat a griddle pan or grill to medium-high. Place asparagus on and grill until cooked to your liking.

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Assemble salad by placing arugula in your serving dish of choice and top with asparagus. Drizzle over salad dressing and top with eggs and chives.
Enjoy!

New Potato Salmon Salad

1lb new potatoes, boiled and quartered
2 tbsp dill, chopped
½ cup celery, finely diced
½ cup cucumber, seeded and diced
2 salmon fillets, cooked and flaked

Dressing:
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 shallot, minced
Prepared horseradish to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. Toss remaining ingredients together and drizzle with dressing.
Enjoy!

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3 Spring Pasta Recipes!

Asparagus & Spring Pea Penne

1lb penne, dried
½ cup pancetta, diced
1 onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 asparagus bunch, cut into 2” pieces
2 cups snap peas, sliced sliced into thirds
1 ½ cups ricotta cheese
¼ cup parsley, chopped
3 tbsp chives, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon wedges for garnish

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside. In dutch oven over medium-high heat, add pancetta. Cook for 1-2 minutes and add onions and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add peas and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until bright green. Add cooked pasta to dutch oven and mix well. Stir in ricotta and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy!

Deconstructed Pesto Fusilli

1lb fusilli, dried
¼ cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups spinach, chopped
1-2 cup basil, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup parmesan, grated
½ cup pine nuts

Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Drain excess water and set aside. In a dutch oven over medium-high heat, add oil. Add garlic and cook until it becomes fragrant. Reduce heat to medium-low and add pasta. Add spinach, basil, tomatoes and half of the parmesan. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste. To serve pasta, garnish with remaining parmesan and top with pine nuts.
Enjoy!

Sausage, Oyster Mushroom & Broccolini Fettuccine

1lb fettuccine, dried
½ lb Italian sausage, casings removed
½ tsp chili flakes
2 cups oyster mushrooms, chopped
1 tbsp thyme leaves
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bunch broccolini
Salt and pepper to taste

In a dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook for 3-4 minutes. Add chili flakes and oyster mushrooms and continue to cook until golden and cooked through. Add thyme and garlic and cook for another minute. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions. Add broccolini to pasta pot 1-2 minutes before pasta is cooked through. Drain excess water and toss pasta with sausage and mushroom mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy!

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3 Dinner-Worthy Salad Recipes!


Steak & Blue Cheese Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

4 cups arugula
1 (8oz) steak, striploin, cooked and sliced
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Tomato Vinaigrette:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp honey (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp basil, chopped

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add oil.
Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides and fry until golden on each side and cooked to your liking. Remove from skillet and set aside.
To make vinaigrette, add oil to skillet and heat over medium-high heat
Add shallots and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until they soften. Add garlic and tomatoes and cook for another minute. Add vinegar, honey and salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until tomatoes soften. Remove from heat and stir in basil.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Arrange arugula on serving dish of choice. Top with steak strips, vinaigrette and blue cheese.
Enjoy!

Asian Inspired Slaw

4 cups red cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, julienned
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
½ cup cucumber, julienned
1 avocado, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
¼ cup cashews, chopped

Dressing:
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp agave or brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp ginger, freshly grated
¼ tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp sesame oil
⅓ cup olive oil

In a medium bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
To assemble salad, place cabbage in bowl and arrange remaining ingredients on top.
Garnish with cashews and pour over dressing.
Enjoy!
Option to Add: Sesame Ginger Salmon

Harvest Salad with Chicken

2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 cups butternut squash, diced
4 cups kale, chopped
1 apple, diced
⅓ cup pecan halves
¼ cup goat cheese
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Maple Vinaigrette:
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2-3 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
⅓ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour half of the vinaigrette over chicken breasts and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Set remaining vinaigrette aside.
On a large non-stick or parchment lined baking sheet, arrange chicken on one side. On the other side, add squash and drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake at 400ºF for 20-25 minutes or until chicken and squash are cooked through and slightly golden.
In a large bowl, add kale and drizzle lightly with oil and salt and pepper to taste. Massage kale until it becomes tender.
In your serving bowl of choice, fill with kale and top with remaining ingredients. Drizzle over remaining vinaigrette.
Enjoy!

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Easy Steak Fajitas | Dinner Live Episode 4

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Watch this week’s episode of Dinner Live Wednesday February 8th at 5:00pm ET on YouTube!  CLICK HERE TO WATCH! 

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Balsamic Glazed Chicken | Dinner Live Episode 3

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Watch this week’s episode of Dinner Live Wednesday February 1st at 5:00pm ET on YouTube!  CLICK HERE TO WATCH! 

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3 Healthy Fish Recipes | Dinner Made Easy

Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia
Servings: 4
Calories: 363

1.5 lbs tilapia, sliced into strips
3 cups tortilla chips, crushed (7oz)
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 lime, zested
3 eggs

On a large plate or a wide-mouthed bowl, whisk together flour, cumin, child flakes, smoked paprika, garlic powder and lime zest. Set aside.
In another wide-mouthed bowl, beat eggs. Set aside.
Place crushed tortillas on a large plate.
To encrust fish, take one strip at a time and lightly toss it in the flour mixture. Next, dip the fish into the eggs, then finish off my coating it with the crushed tortillas. Place fish stick on a well-greased baking sheet. Continue coating remaining fish.
Bake at 350ºF for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and tortilla crust is lightly golden.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
*If you prefer, you can pan fry the fish on a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Enjoy!

Maple Dijon Salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 330

4 salmon fillets, 4-6oz
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
oil

In a large bowl, whisk together maple syrup, mustard, garlic and a drizzle of oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Coat salmon with mixture and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
Place fish on a lined baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Enjoy!

Cajun Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa
Servings: 3
Calories: 390

For the Mahi Mahi:
1 tbsp oil
1.5lbs Mahi Mahi filets
2 tbsp cajun spice

For the Mango Salsa:
2 mangoes, finely diced
1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeño, deseeded and finely minced
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1 lime, juice and zest
salt and pepper to taste

Mahi Mahi:
On a large cutting board or in a large bowl, sprinkle cajun seasoning over fish. Gently rub the seasoning in.
Heat a large nonstick skillet on the stove and add some oil. Add fish and fry on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until fish is lightly golden and cooked through. Do not overcrowd the pan. Fry fish in batches if necessary.
Serve immediately with salsa or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Salsa:
In a large bowl, toss all ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Enjoy!

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Dinner Live with Mind Over Munch!

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Watch Dinner Live with special guest Alyssia from Mind Over Munch Wednesday January 25th at 5:00pm ET on YouTube!  CLICK HERE TO WATCH! 

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