Quick and Easy Salmon Salad Recipe

In need of a quick, easy and healthy lunch?? Try this super easy salmon salad recipe. Enjoy!

Easy Salmon Salad

Some days I come home from work or being out and I just want something quick to eat. That is why I always have canned salmon in my pantry! It tastes better than tuna fish and actually has more health benefits. This quick and easy salmon recipe is for those days when I am feeling a little bit lazy. All you need to do is chop up the ingredients mix everything up and enjoy with crackers, toast or by the spoonful!

Easy Salmon Salad Recipe

  • 1-15 Oz Can of Salmon
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Springs Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Slice Fresh Lemon
  • 1/4 Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1Tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Pinch of Black Pepper

Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Make sure to break up the salmon with a fork so there aren’t any big chunks. Serve with veggies, crackers, toast, or enjoy your salmon salad with a spoon!

Easy Salmon Salad

Easy Salmon Salad

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10 Healthier Summertime Desserts
10 Ways with Garlic Chili Sauce
Why I am in Love with Matcha Green Tea
Green Tea Lover’s Oatmeal Recipe

 

 

13 Paleo, Gluten or Dairy Free Easter Dessert Recipes

Paleo, Gluten and Dairy Free Easter Recipe Ideas

Easter is almost here and I have been searching Pinterest all week for some interesting and healthier desserts to make. I wanted to keep whatever I am going to be making gluten and dairy free as there are some people in my family who are avoiding them at the moment.

There are so many pretty and delicious looking ideas on Pinterest that I am having a hard time deciding what to make! I was thinking I would go the vegan cheesecake route but then I heard the Pale Lemon Cupcakes calling my name!

Maybe you could help me decide what to make!

Paleo, Gluten or Dairy Free Easter Dessert Recipes

Paleo Lemon Cupcakes from PB Fingers

Lemon is a classic this time of year and these cupcakes look amazing. I love how she topped them with a little slice of lemon for decoration.

Copycat Cadbury Creme Eggs from Hold the Grain

Normally I wouldn’t bother recreating candy that you could buy at the store but sadly Cadbury Creme Eggs are not gluten free. This recipe seems easy so I am considering making it. I mean what is easter without Cadbury Creme Eggs?

Vegan Cheesecake Recipe
Image courtesy Chocolate Covered Katie

Rainbow Unicorn Cheesecake Bars by Chocolate Covered Katie

I have been seeing unicorn everything lately. Unicorn lattes, toast, makeup brushes, you name it! So why would cheesecake be any different? This is another recipe that’s visually stunning and sure to impress.

No-Bake Cadbury Mini Egg Balls from North South Blond

These mini egg balls are in cookie dough form (eggless) and couldn’t be cuter! Anything that involves cookie dough is alright with me! They are simple to make, so even if I don’t make them for Easter I will be trying these out another time!

Chocolate Caramel Easter Eggs from The Pretty Bee

Chocolate and caramel one of my favorite combinations. Can’t go wrong with this Cadbury Caramel Egg inspired recipe

Carrot Cake Fudge from Purely Twins

Carrot cake fudge?? I would have never though to create a fudge recipe inspired by carrot cake! It seriously sounds so good and looks pretty too!

Superfood Berry Cashew Cream No-Bake Bars by Food Faith Fitness

These no-bake bars are so pretty! I love the layered look and the fact that it sneaks in some spinach. Perfect for spring time!

4 INGREDIENT PALEO CHOCOLATE COCONUT CUPS By Beaming Baker

These cups are so cute and seem very easy to make especially since they are no bake. I love almost anything that includes coconut and the addition of chocolate is even better!

Vegan Cheesecake
Photo Courtesy of the Minimalist Baker

7 Ingredient Vegan Cheesecake by Minimalist baker

I have been dying to make vegan cheesecakes but so many recipes seem too complicated. This 7 ingredient recipe looks easy enough to master by easter!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars by Le Petit Eats

I saw these on Pinterest and I had to include them on this list. They are so cute and as I already mentioned I love anything with cookie dough!

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake by Lazy Cat Kitchen

Oh my gosh! This is just about the prettiest cheesecake I have ever seen! The pretty pink color and how she decorated the cake with flowers and strawberries. It is just perfection! I’m sure this recipe will be quite impressive to your guests.

Which ones would you like to try? I’m still undecided so help me out and let me know in the comments!

Green Tea Lover’s Oatmeal Recipe

 

Green tea and oatmeal two of my biggest breakfast obsessions. I decided that I needed to combine these two ingredients to make the ultimate breakfast oatmeal made with green tea! Beware! This oatmeal has a very strong green tea flavor so if you aren’t a green tea lover like I am then it might not be for you.

For this recipe, I used matcha green tea powder. Matcha green tea powder is just ground green tea leaves, which means it has a very strong green tea flavor and is packed with antioxidants! In Japan, this is the powder that is used for the tea in their traditional tea ceremonies. You can find matcha powder at your local Asian market, online or at Teavana.

Green Tea Matcha Powder from the Asian Market

Image by Akuppa John Wigham from Flickr

Blueberry Power!!

 

Green Tea Lovers Oatmeal

1/2 Cup quick oats

1 Cup freshly brewed green tea

1 Tsp. Matcha green tea powder

Handful of blueberries (optional)

1/2 Packet of Stevia or sweetener of choice (optional)

Splash of milk, almond milk or coconut milk

Brew a cup of your favorite green tea. While the tea is brewing pour oats into a microwavable bowl. Once the tea is ready, pour 1 tsp. matcha powder into the brewed green tea and stir until it is dissolved. Pour over the oats, and microwave for about a minute and a half. Top with blueberries, sweetener and a splash of milk for added creaminess. 

If you’re curious as to why I love green tea so much check out this link!

There you have it! A simple and healthy oatmeal recipe. What are your favorite oatmeal recipes? Do you love matcha green tea as much as I do? Let me know in the comments or on social media!

 

17 Healthy Snacks for the Big Game

Tired of Eating Greasy Snacks for the Superbowl?

Try these 17 yummy and healthy recipes from my favorite food blogs!

What are you cooking up for the big game day?

 

Everybody knows that the big game is coming up on Sunday! And you know what that means… lots of snacking on buffalo wings, cheesy greasy nachos, and sugary margaritas. Unless you come up with a menu that feels indulgent but is actually secretly really good for you!  I’ve rounded up 21 of my favorite and hopefully soon to be favorite healthy snackin’ recipes.

 

Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries by the Minimalist Baker. 

Photo credit: Theminimalistbaker.com

 

This is my all time favorite sweet potato recipe! It’s simple, quick and so tasty. I would have never thought to add smoked paprika and garlic powder to my sweet potato fries. Not to mention the spiciness from the cayenne pepper. So good you won’t even feel the need to add ketchup!
If you’re as obsessed with sweet potatoes as I am you might want to check out the following recipes. They all look so good I don’t know if I can pick just one to try out!

 

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos with Greek Yogurt Chipotle Crema from Spices in my DNA

Smashed Sweet Potato Guacamole Bites by Running to the Kitchen 

 

Quinoa can surprisingly make for really yummy snack creations! These quinoa pizza bites were a big hit with my family at our last get together! If you’re craving pizza these are perfect!

 

Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites by Popsugar 

After you make those pizza bites use up the leftover quinoa to make this quinoa black bean chili.

Quinoa Black Bean Chili by A Couple Cooks

When I dip you dip we dip. Switch up that traditional seven layer dip for this easy and healthy version.

7 Layer Mexican Dip by Chef De Home 

 

 

Not into 7 layer dips? Try out these other healthy variations of popular yummy dips. I’m definitely making the Olive Jalapeno Popper Dip from Umamigirl.com tonight!

 

Olive Jalapeno Popper dip by Umami Girl 

5 Layer Baked Hummus Dip by Iowa Girl Eats

Healthy Superbowl Party Dip by Just Add Glam 

Buffalo Wings! You can’t have a Superbowl party without buffalo wings! I found two interesting and healthy recipes you might want to try out. One boneless for those of you who like to keep it clean and one with wings if you wanna get your hands dirty!

Boneless Baked Buffalo Bites by Love to be in the Kitchen 

Clean Eating Buffalo Wings by The Gracious Pantry 

 

Here are a few random recipes that are Mexican inspired but each has a healthy twist. I have to say I find the carrot taco shell recipe quite intriguing.

Carrot Taco Shells by Sweet as Honey

Easy Vegetarian Nachos by Umami Girl 

Garlic Shrimp Tacos Surf Taco by Umami Girl 

There you have it! 17 delicious and healthy recipes that you can make for the big game! What are you making for the big game? Have you tried any of these recipes? Let us know in the comments!

Why I am in Love with Matcha Green Tea

matcha green tea

If you have ever picked up a health magazine or read a fitness blog then you probably know about the health benefits of green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants, may support weight loss, lower cholesterol among many other benefits .

What is Matcha Green Tea?

Matcha (Mat-Cha) is green tea in a powder form. I first discovered Matcha when I visited Japan back in 2009. I noticed that a lot of food in Japan was flavored with matcha green tea! Everything from ice cream, to Kit Kat bars and noodles matcha is a huge part of Japanese culture. In fact, matcha powder has been used in Japan for centuries in their ritualistic tea ceremony.

What makes matcha even better is that it is more potent than a regular green tea because the green tea leaves are ground up into a powder which is then directly poured into hot water. You’re actually consuming the entire leaf when you drink matcha as opposed just steeping the leaves in hot water. 

hot matcha green tea
Me in Japan back in 2009 sippin on some green tea!

 

matcha green tea Japan
Is this not just one of the most beautiful pictures ever? I love Japan and want to go back!!

As soon as I returned from Japan I purchased matcha powder at a local Asian market. I started making my own matcha green tea lattes and adding it to smoothies. And this was way before it started becoming trendy in the U.S. Luckily matcha green tea is becoming more popular and is easier to find. There is even a place in NYC called the Matcha Bar, which I am dying to try out. Seriously if you have been there before please comment below and let me know how it is!

Lately, I have been using a matcha called epic matcha I found on Amazon. I love that it is organic and their website is full of amazing recipes.

Ways to use Matcha Green Tea

 

English: Matcha Tea or green tea powder
English: Matcha Tea or green tea powder
  • Banana matcha smoothie
  • Matcha oatmeal
  • Hot matcha milk
  • Iced matcha tea latte
  • Matcha ice cream
  • Matcha cookies, cakes, bread, muffins….

 

I am planning on experimenting more with using matcha in my cooking/baking and I hope to plan a series of green tea related recipes! Have you ever tried matcha? If so how do you like to use it? Comment below I would love to know!

10 Ways with Chili Garlic Sauce

chili

If you are a fan of Sriracha and love garlic then you will most likely love a spicy chili garlic sauce. I am a long time buyer of sriracha and put it on pretty much everything, but until a few days ago I have never tried their spicy chili garlic sauce. I added some to a stir fry and it added a nice spicy kick. If you have never tried out this chili garlic sauce I would highly recommend it! Struggling with how to use it? I have 10 ways you can make use of this spicy garlicky sauce below!

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