Salad Nicoise Redux

IMG_20150512_132657Another recipe idea from the FitGirlsGuide 28 Day Jump-start.

1 Yellow Pepper
Green peas, frozen
Greek Yogurt
Green beans
Red Bliss potatoes
Dried dill

1. Steam green beans. Boil potatoes. Chill.
2. In a 400F oven, roast bell pepper unit soft but will still hold it’s form.
3. Mash avocado, Greek yogurt, dill, salt, pepper, lime juice. Add to shredded chicken, peas, a cilantro.
4. Spoon mixture into half of a pepper.
5. Serve with a side of low calorie dressing. I used a lite Caesar.

**I did not write down an exact recipe for this. I improvised, and tasted along the way to my liking.


Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

This recipe comes from Good Life Eats and it is so flavorful and simple.

This is one of those recipes you can make ahead, cover and refrigerate, and cook when you’re ready.

Don’t be scared by the thought of eating whole grain mustard. The honey really cuts the flavor, and it’s perfect with an arugula salad.


Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

10341515_10152067553210759_397878840090549800_nSpring is around the corner! This is a new twist on a salad to bring to the next BBQ.

For the Salad:

  • 1 Head Cabbage, Thinly Shredded
  • ¼ Small Head Red Cabbage, Thinly Shredded
  • 1 Carrot, Peeled And Julienned
  • 1 Cup Snow Peas, Thinly Sliced
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • ¼ Cup Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 Avocado, Diced
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Roasted Peanuts
  • 2 Tablespoons Black Sesame Seeds

For the Dressing:

  • 2 Tablespoons Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice-Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey Or Brown Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons Water


  1. Combine The Cabbages, Carrots, Snow Peas, Avocado And Half The Herbs In A Large Bowl.
  2. Whisk Together All The Ingredients For The Dressing In A Separate Bowl, Adding More Water To Thin If Necessary.
  3. Toss The Cabbage Mixture With The Peanut Sauce And Top With The Reserved Herbs, Cashews And Sesame Seeds.