When VFitters get together, they bring the fun and the healthy food to share! This dish was part of the NorCal VFit get together and is a MUST MAKE! Chock full of nutrient dense and delicious ingredients, this is a real crowd pleaser and perfect to bring to a pot luck. Thank you Linda S for sharing! This is from the cookbook Soups and Sides by Catherine Walthers.
CHILI ROASTED SALMON WITH CILANTRO CREAM
This is one of those dishes that tastes like it took hours to prepare, but was easily made in 30 minutes. We are sure once you try this dish, you will be making it all the time. Feel free to add any extra veggies on hand. Pairs well with cauli mash or over steamed greens.
CARNE ASADA BOWL
Everything seems to taste better when in its in a bowl these days. This delicious meal in a bowl has fresh flavors with no lack of nutrients. This recipe is adapted slightly from Against All Grain cookbook
BLACK BEAN STUFFED PEPPERS
We love this meal because it is easy to prepare, presents well and tastes delicious. It is easy to prep ahead of time and bake after a busy day of work. It's also packed with nutrients and a perfect way to use up some bell peppers!
COLLARD GREEN CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
This may seem like a far stretch, but we really love this unique spin on a Mexican favorite. Collard greens make excellent "tortillas" and allow you to make a nutrient dense version of your favorite enchiladas. This recipe pairs great with cauli rice or spicy slaw and some whole beans.
CRUNCHY THAI CHICKEN SALAD
You have to try this salad to believe how great it is! If you love Asian chicken salads, you will love this fresh creation. Free of processed sugar and less than desirable oils, you will feel full of energy after this power burst of flavor and nutrients. You can always omit the chicken or add any other protein in its place. The recipe was adapted and modified slightly from the Against All Grain Blog. This salad tastes best if you let it sit for at least an hour prior to serving, make sure you allot for that time when putting this together. This also makes a HUGE salad, so even though there's a lot of slicing and shredding, know you'll have plenty of this salad to eat and enjoy!
COPY CAT CHIPOTLE BOWL
Anyone else LOVE the burrito bowls at Chipotle? We sure do, and so we made it our mission to make a nutrient packed version that you could enjoy with any Mexican leftovers. Feel free to get creative with this meal and change the flavors up often. Feel free to add any additional protein of your choice to this flavorful bowl.
We all love breakfast food and we all love Mexican food, right? Well, this dish combines the joys of both with tasty breakfast tacos. Kick boring scrambled eggs to side, bring on the tacos and a little hot sauce and your breakfast just got mucho caliente! Adding avocado helps bring some healthy fat and ensure these tacos help fuel you through the morning.
EASY PEASY HEALTHY PAD THAI
This is a great dish to whip up in a flash and full of flavor. Be sure to add in some extra veggies of your choice and really load up the nutrients. If you have a spiralizer, we recommend trying this dish with zoodles for an extra pack of energy.
CURRIED SHRIMP WITH MANGO QUINOA
We firmly believe that healthy and filling food, should not be lacking in the flavor department. It is amazing what some fresh herbs and spices can do to your cooking, without adding all the unwanted preservatives that most packaged foods use to bring the flavor. In this dish we are taking some Thai inspiration to create this delicious, nutritious and simple to prepare meal. While this may not be one you think of making out of the blue, trust us. Keeping it fresh in the kitchen is the best way to avoid food ruts and to keep it fun in the kitchen.