Let the BEET control you

I am now officially in yoga teacher training (WOO!). I am in class 4 days a week which means I am running around town like a crazy lady. I could not be happier to be this nutty women. This is one step closer to taking back my happiness and I am super jazzed about my choice.

OMwork! Anatomy!

OMwork! Anatomy!

I must say though that as I begin my journey into yoga school I am trying to be incredibly mindful of the little things that make my day better. The sun has been out during my drive to work this week. This is small but wonderful.

how could you not be in love?

how could you not be in love?

A consequence of my super busy schedule is I am eating all of my meals on the go. I prepped for this shift in schedule by purchasing a ton of yogurt and fruits this past weekend. Also, I have been in the mood for clean delicious salads. I have been jones-ing for beets.

on the go. lunch, snack and dinner.

on the go. lunch, snack and dinner.

Beets and I were not friends for a very long time. In the past few weeks I have started to really dig them.

Below are two recipes that I created this week and have found to be quite delicious! Enjoy!

Beet and Spinach Salad

low calorie, balanced.

Ingredients:

4 unsulfered apricots chopped
3 walnuts – crushed
1 c spinach
1 c mixed greens
2 beets (cooked and peeled) cubed
3/4c shredded carrots
1 laughing cow blue cheese cut into small pieces

Dressing:

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp strawberry jam

Directions:

Prep all salad ingredients and place in container. Mix together dressing ingredients and place in small air tight container.

Beet Fruit Salad

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Ingredients:

small green apple chopped
2 beets (drained and peeled) chopped
3/4c carrots
4 unsulfered apricots chopped
1 small pear chopped
1/8 c granola

This is all helping me stay grounded and focused while managing all of the tasks I have taken on. HAPPY FRIDAY! Let the BEET control you!

I need a break after this VERY long week.

I need a break after this VERY long week.

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Easy Dressing with Ingredients you already have!

I bring a salad for lunch everyday. Since being gluten free I have had to slowly switch over all of my dressings. I usually have Annie’s Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette on hand for when I feel like making a salad with fruit but this week I was not as lucky. Although I didn’t have it on hand I was able to create a delicious supplement that complimented my salad quite nicely.

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp of Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp strawberry jam
  • 1 tsp balsamic

Combine ingredients in small container and stir! This makes about one serving.

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Make your Winter Brighter Salad

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  • 2 c spinach
  • 1 tbsp sunflowwer seeds
  • 1 small naval orange (cut in small pieces)
  • 1/2 c sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 c blackberries cut into halves