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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Avocado Egg Salad

This was my first time making and eating this and I must say, I am a huge fan.  This was SO easy to make (especially when you hard boil and peel the eggs a day in advance), SO healthy, and SO tasty!  My husband is a huge fan.  This will be a new regular on the household menu.

Serves 4


8 hard boiled eggs
3 medium Hass avocados
1 Tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp finely chopped yellow onion
2 Tbsp finely chopped celery
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 slices whole wheat toast (optional, for serving)


Peel hard boiled eggs.  Discard 4 of the 8 yolks.  Chop eggs and put in a mixing bowl.  Add avocados, removing the skin and pits.  Add mustard, onion, celery, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.  Mix together until blended and slightly chunky.  Serve on top of a piece of toast!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Roasted Balsamic Veggies and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

These were so incredibly tasty, so easy and so healthy!  I will be making these regularly!

Serves 2


1 small zucchini, halved then sliced
1 yellow squash, halved then sliced
1/4 large red onion, sliced
1 jalepeno, seeded and sliced
3 small bell peppers (from the variety bag I grabbed a yellow, orange and red), seeded and sliced
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried thyme
pinch salt & pepper
2 corn tortillas (I prefer Tofouyan brand low-carb, whole wheat)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 Cup crumbled goat cheese
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
Optional* balsamic glaze


Place all veggies in a large bag and marinate with vinegar, oil, garlic, thyme, S&P at least an hour. 

Place veggies in a roasting pan and broil in oven for about 15 minutes or until browned and tender, tossing occasionally.  Set aside. 

Brush both sides of tortillas with olive oil.  Spray a grill pan or cast iron pan with cooking spray and heat pan over medium heat until hot.  Spread veggies, chopped basil and goat cheese on one half of each of the tortillas, then fold to close.

Place both tortillas on grill pan.  Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side.  Remove from heat, and drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired.