Tag: quick and easy chicken salad

Real Food Menu for Week of 9.14.2020

Boy, this weekend flew by! Too bad I don’t have much to show for it. We hung out with Pa Kettle Friday night, ran ten miles on Saturday, plus a pilgrimage to Hobby Lobby (y’all crazy for that fall decor!), a bit of meal prep yesterday and we’re back to the grind today. Oh well, it was a fun weekend.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Blueberry Coconut Chia Pudding – I’ve got a load of chia seeds to use up, and that’s as good a reason as any to make this delicious breakfast. These keep for several days in the refrigerator. Prep ’em on Sunday night and have breakfast all week long.
https://kirbiecravings.com/blueberry-coconut-chia-pudding/

Mark’s Lunch:
Quick and Easy Chicken Salad – Prep the salad ahead of time and keep in the fridge for a few days. Are you seeing a theme here? We like to serve this on a bed of fresh spinach.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/

Dinners:
Supreme Pizza Inspired Salad – All the flavors of pizza, none of the regret. Use a quality pepperoni; we like Hormel Natural. To keep the pepperoni fresh, add it just before serving.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/supreme-pizza-salad/

Marinated Salmon with Garlic and Herbs – We love this simple supper and serve it over garlic and herb cauliflower rice, which Aldi carries in their freezer section.
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/marinated-salmon/

Summer Squash Oregano – This hasn’t been a bountiful year for summer squash, but I need to make this goodie at least once more before summer ends.

Summer Squash Oregano

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

This old Southern Living magazine recipe is a favorite. It’s so old that I can’t find the recipe online! I’ve searched. This dish is fantastic for using oregano and summer squash fresh from the garden.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • ¾ lb. yellow squash, sliced
  • ¾ lb. zucchini, sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet; add onion, garlic and bell pepper and saute until tender.
  2. Stir in oregano, yellow squash and zucchini. Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato, salt and pepper; cook, uncovered, until squash is tender. Spoon into a serving dish, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs – Sprinkle a little za’atar on these babies if ya like! Serve with the easy-peasy tahini sauce below for dipping.
https://mythreeseasons.com/middle-eastern-chicken-kebabs/

Snack:
In addition to our usual snacks of fruit, nut and popcorn, we’ll enjoy dipping fresh veggies in this Tahini Sauce with Lemon and Garlic – New Recipe! Add all three tablespoons of water for dressing, start with one tablespoon for a dip or spread, then add more until reaching the desired consistency.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/266455/tahini-sauce-with-lemon-garlic/

Treat:
Cardamom Plum Buckle – New Recipe! We think this is delicious, albeit a little too sweet. Okay, a lot too sweet. Use a honey that’s light in color, but decrease it by half. Don’t want to steal the plum’s thunder. If your buckle is getting a little brown (like mine!), wrap a collar of foil around the edges toward the end of the bake time.
https://againstallgrain.com/2020/07/27/cardamom-plum-buckle/

I hope your week is *just* sweet enough!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.

Real Food Menu for Week of 5.11.2020

We brought our plants indoors Friday evening in anticipation of frost or a freeze. I’ve got asparagus babies ready to go into the ground along with some milkweed for the butterflies; dianthus and petunias for the window boxes on the garage.

It really was too cold this weekend to work outside except for a few hours Sunday afternoon, so we’ll set those garden tasks aside for a few more days. You know you’re a real adult when the highlight of your weekend is freshening up the mailbox with new numbers and a coat of paint for the flag! #sadbuttrue

Here is this week’s menu:

Mark’s Breakfast:
Paleo Almond Flour Biscuits – An old favorite from my keto days.
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch:
Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup – Simple, comfort food at its best!
https://www.veggiebalance.com/cabbage-roll-in-a-bowl-slow-cooker-recipe/

Convert Kale Salad – Hands down our favorite kale preparation. We’ve tried several different versions of kale salad but we keep coming back to this one.
http://belated-bloomer.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-little-wrap-up-of-these-finals-days.html

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas – Gotta fix these occasionally to keep my Carnivore in Residence happy. Don’t be afraid of all those spices. They’re a really nice blend, without a lot of heat.
https://kirbiecravings.com/sheet-pan-steak-fajitas/

Quick and Easy Chicken Salad – We love this one. Make it even easier by using a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/

Lean Bean Meatballs with Greens and Rice – A new favorite dish!
https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/lean-bean-meatballs-with-greens-n-rice/

Snacks:
Bananas, Apples, Popcorn – blah-ditty, blah.

Treat:
Peanut Butter Cookies – if you’re expecting the peanut butter sugar-bomb of traditional cookies, you might be surprised with these. To my palate, these little bites have a peanut butter/banana flavor with just a hint of sweetness.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/pb-cookies/

I hope your week is off to a smooth start! Make it a good one!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.

Real Food Menu for Week of 9.8.2019

Birthday Month has officially started! Mark and I both have September birthdays so we decided to celebrate all month long. Actually, we kicked off the partying in August (why limit it to one month?!) with a family lunch at Wildflour, and then continued the celebration last weekend in Pittsburgh. My sister made beautiful and delicious keto Death by Chocolate Cake and Coconut Cream Custards.

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Biscuit with Tomato – We’re still working those garden tomatoes and this is one of the simplest ways to enjoy them!
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch:
Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – Crunchy and delicious! To reduce carbs, I left the chickpeas out altogether, and I’m serving the olives and feta on the side, because a certain someone still doesn’t care for them. *ahem*
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

Dinner:

Carb Buster Breakfast for Dinner – New Recipe! So simple and so yum! I could eat this once a week.
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/carb-buster-breakfast/

Perfect Roast Chicken – Earth Fare had whole chickens on sale this weekend, so we’ll have roast chicken one night and then make chicken salad the next day.
https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/perfect-roast-chicken

Quick and Easy Chicken Salad on Spinach – I’ll take extra celery, Hubs can have my grapes.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/

Salmon in Roasted Pepper Sauce – New Recipe!
https://cooktoria.com/salmon-in-roasted-pepper-sauce/

Spinach Salad with Bacon and Eggs – New Recipe!
https://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/spinach-salad-with-bacon-eggs/

Snacks:
Celery and peanut butter, Gouda snacking cheese (Aldi)
Hubby: Tiny but Mighty popcorn, grapes, bananas, cottage cheese

Treat:
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries – We’re keeping it simple this week with fresh strawberries dipped in melted Lily’s dark chocolate chips. I add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to 1/2 cup chocolate chips while melting them in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, simply boil about an inch of water in a saucepan underneath a tempered glass bowl. Make sure that the boiling water does not touch the bowl above. Dip the strawberries and sprinkle with unsweetened coconut if desired.

Have a great week, everyone!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.


Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 4.28.2019

Like most people, I’ve got enough stress and chaos going on in my life right now. Nothing I can’t handle, however. I’ve had a couple high blood pressure readings lately so I went to the doctor to get that checked out. Wouldn’t you know it, at the check-up my blood pressure was fine. The doctor wants me to keep an eye on it and also suggested that I try a ketogenic diet. So, I’m pinning keto recipes like crazy and dipping my toes into extremely low carb for the next few weeks before testing out full-blown keto. (Ain’t nobody got time for the keto flu!) I’m not entirely sold on this idea.

My hesitation with keto is:
1) All that fat. Blah. I like my veggies and fruit.
2) All that dairy. Dairy and I don’t get along. Right now we use cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese as a condiment and unsweetened coconut milk for most everything else. I really don’t want to increase my dairy intake.
(First world problems, I know.)
3) I don’t mind using stevia as a sweetener; in fact I’m trying to grow the plant this year. But nearly every keto treat contains sugar alcohols, which gives me pause. I prefer a teaspoon of local, raw honey or organic maple syrup over a teaspoon of erythritol.
4) Mr. Arthurized Home is not joining me in this keto adventure, so I’ll fix different breakfasts and snacks for him like I did before he went gluten free. Again, with the first world problems.
5) What should I eat before and during running? I usually eat a piece of toast with peanut butter before a short run and eat a Larabar or Honey Stinger waffle during long runs. I have no idea how to fuel on keto. Some say you can’t do keto and strenuous exercise, others say it’s amazing for endurance sports.

The jury is still out on this decision. That said, here is this week’s menu:

Breakfast: Breakfast Egg Muffins with Ham – New Recipe
https://www.foodfaithfitness.com/breakfast-egg-muffins-with-ham/

I used spinach, roasted red pepper strips and mozzarella in my egg muffins.
They’re delicious!

Almond Flour Biscuits with Keto Chia Jam – New Recipes – I made the jam to go with a coconut chia pudding. I added a smidge of stevia sweetener and it’s very good. So good that I nixed the pudding and found a low carb biscuit recipe to go with the jam.
https://www.gnom-gnom.com/paleo-keto-chia-jam/
I used ghee in the biscuits and they were buttery and filling. They are not sweet at all, and could go savory with the addition of a little garlic powder and cheddar cheese. Maybe some crispy, minced bacon?
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch: Broccoli Cheese Soup – New Recipe – To decrease the dairy I’m subbing canned coconut milk in for the heavy cream. I’m not sure this will work, but I’ll give it a whirl!
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/broccoli-cheese-soup-low-carb-gluten-free/
Garden Side Salad with Dill Dressing – This dressing recipe is an old standby and normally we substitute honey for the sugar. This week we left the sweetener out all together. It’s tasty without it.
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/layered-salad/

Dinner:
Southwestern Squash Casserole – My sister-in-law made this for Easter and we’ve gone slightly crazy for it. We substitute a gluten-free flour blend (not low carb) for the all-purpose flour. We also use 1/8 tsp of cayenne and leave out the jalapeno.
https://12tomatoes.com/southwestern-squash-casserole/

Breakfast for Dinner – Almond Flour Pancakes – New Recipe
https://joyfilledeats.com/almond-flour-pancakes/

Cauliflower Crust Pizza – So good! Add some Italian herbs and a little more parmesan to the crust if you don’t love the slight cauliflower flavor.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Turkey Meatball Zoodle Soup – New Recipe
https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-turkey-meatball-zoodle-soup-whole30/

Chicken Salad on Baby Spinach – We’ll add grapes for my husband, omit them for my salad.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/

Snacks: Hard-boiled eggs, Celery, Cucumber and Green bell peppers, organic guacamole from Aldi
Pimento Cheese – Every good Southerner should have a favorite pimento cheese recipe and this is mine. I use Sir Kensington’s mayonnaise and finely grate the cheddar.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/09/sauced-pimento-cheese-recipe.html
Additional snacks for my hubby – Banana, Watermelon, Pineapple and Apples
*sniff* I love you, fresh fruit.

Treat:
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Keto Cookies – New Recipe
https://thesoccermomblog.com/keto-no-bake-cookies/

Let’s have another look at that biscuit, shall we?

Have a great week, everyone!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.


Meal Prep for Week of 3.24.19

We’re trying several new recipes this week. Three of these are recipes that we’ve made before and they are keepers! The baked oatmeal is a breakfast favorite. It’s an easy dish for guests and is a crowd-pleaser. The Steak Fajitas and Roast Chicken with Carrots and Bacon are tried and true as well.

Here’s the menu for this week:
Breakfast:
Blueberry and Raspberry Baked Oatmeal https://www.sohowsittaste.com/blueberry-raspberry-baked-oatmeal

Lunch:
Sweet N’ Spicy Pineapple Chicken Skillet https://cleanfoodcrush.com/sweet-n-spicey-pineapple-chicken-skillet/

Dinner:
Strawberry Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Dressing https://cleanfoodcrush.com/strawberry-avocado-salad-clean-eating/
Roast Chicken with Carrots and Bacon – I’m taking some help from the grocery store and using a bag of organic baby carrots. I prefer crispy bacon, so I’ll fry it separately and sprinkle it on top when I serve this dish. https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chicken-bacon-skillet/
Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas https://kirbiecravings.com/sheet-pan-steak-fajitas/
Quick and Easy Chicken Salad https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/
Garlic Butter Salmon and Red Potatoes https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-sheet-pan-garlic-butter-salmon/

Quick and easy Chicken Salad – I made a little extra dressing because we are serving this over a bed of baby spinach.

Snacks:
Homemade Granola – This recipe name should say “processed sugar free” because it contains maple syrup. https://www.5dollardinners.com/homemade-granola-sugar-free/
Greek Yogurt, Grapes, Mandarins, Cantaloupe, Pineapple
Bell Peppers and Cucumbers, Celery and Peanut Butter
Homemade Dill Dip is from this dressing recipe. We use Sir Kensington’s Organic Mayonnaise and substitute raw honey for the sugar. https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/layered-salad/

I found the joie containers at Home Goods; they hold about two tablespoons of dip. The tiny jar in the back is from a restaurant. It’s the perfect size for this use.

Treat:
Double Dark Chocolate Brownies https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-double-dark-chocolate-brownies/

So good! The recipe says to finely grate the zucchini, but we don’t have kids that we’re trying to sneak vegetables into, so I gave my zukes a regular grate. You can see them in the finished product, similar to a chocolate zucchini bread. If that bothers you, go with the fine grate.

I hope you’ll try some of these recipes this week. Let me know in the comments if you do! Have a great week!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.