Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Latest "Go-to" Lunch featuring Healthy Grocery Store Finds

I wanted to share one of my favorite things to have for lunch, as of lately.  As the weather gets warmer, I crave salads for lunch.  I like my salads with tons of leafy greens and a serving of complex carbohydrates, protein, and tons of  other veggies.  I dislike how boring store and restaurant bought salads are.  I love adding different veggie components to my salads which provide crunch, flavor, and texture.  I also like them big, huge, massive, or gigantic...  I am sure you get the idea! ;o)

This particular salad features a couple of healthy grocery finds that I have been loving at the moment.

I mentioned these two items on my latest "What I ate today" vlog.  FYI, I buy the Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers at Costco.

I recognize that this is a super simple salad.  However, I have been loving this combination for lunch and I wanted to tell you about it!
 Ingredients:
2 cups of kale (I remove leaves from stems and chop)
2 cups of baby spinach (chopped)
1 cup of cooked quinoa
1 Salmon Burger cooked (on a coconut oiled skillet, 2 minutes each side at medium heat)
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1/4 of a small purple onion (finely cut into strings)
5 grape tomatoes diced
2 medium size white mushrooms (cut length wise)
1/4 cup of chopped roasted red bell pepper (from a jar)
2 tbsp. of capers
2-3 tbsp. of Trader Joe's Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing 

No directions!  I prepare my quinoa and burgers during my Sunday food prep, therefore this salad requires assembly only.  I literally throw everything in a bowl and then toss them together. 

It is crazy how dedicating a couple hours of food prepping on Sundays can save you so much time and effort for meals during the week!
Eating healthy does not have to be complicated.  Find a variety of vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates that you love, and use them to spice up your meals.  Read food labels and ingredient lists on grocery store items that sound good to you, and find healthier alternatives so that you do not get bored of eating the same things day-in and day-out.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my favorite lunch, as of lately, and give some of these healthy grocery finds a try!

Do you food prep on Sundays?  Does it save you time during the week?  What are some of your favorite healthy grocery store finds?

22 comments:

  1. I saw your vlog featuring the salmon cakes - they look amazing. That salad is inspiring!

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    1. Yay! Thanks for watching and subscribing.. do you have a channel?

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  2. I am about to start food prepping! I am going to hopefully start this sunday!

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    1. It is such a great help during the week... I love cooking my carbs and some of my proteins... Happy prepping!

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  3. I'v never tried Salmon burgers for anything before. This is a great post. I'm definitely going to try it for my salads.

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    1. I hope you give it a try.. these are delicious!

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  4. This looks so good and healthy! I never know what to make for lunch and I love new ideas, will be trying this soon

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  5. I like that idea with the salmon burgers - must remember to keep an eye out for them!

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    1. I know, they are always on my grocery list.. love them!

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  6. I do not food prep, not much anyway. I am usually planning that day what the meal for the evening will be and with kids and sports, etc., I need to stay on top of it :)
    Great recipe by the way Yaitza

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    1. It helps me out so much... highly recommend it!

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  7. Mmm I have been loving salad lately! This looks delicious!

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  8. This looks so healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. ...aaaand now I know what I'm making my family for dinner tonight! I saw your post/picture of Facebook and thought it was chicken (which also sounded good), but I have some of those salmon burgers in the freezer and I haven't put them in a salad before. Great idea, thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Awesome! You can swap out the salmon for the chicken as well.. thanks for stopping by Brooke ;o)

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  10. This looks so YUM!! I'm going to be adding this to my weekly menu!

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  11. We usually buy the groceries on Sunday, but we haven't tackled prepping for the week, great idea to! :)

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    1. It is a time saver for us during the week!

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