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Recent Eats on a Friday with Lots of Healthy Meal Ideas

Happy Friday ! I feel like I’m always so late to the daily posting party because I spend my mornings teaching and training clients. In an ideal world I would write these posts a day ahead of time buuuuutttt I’m not sure that day will ever come. Hopefully some of you are still around on a Friday afternoon to enjoy this round up of what I’ve been eating lately. It’s a good one and I hope it gives you some healthy meal planning ideas for next week.

Let’s do the thing where we go in reverse order so I don’t start another post with a picture of sweet potato breakfast bowls. πŸ˜‰


Chicken and vegetables

Sauteed squash and Vidalia onions, perfect chicken breasts seasoned with Dizzy Pig Medditeranean-ish and Shakin’ the Tree and sauteed baby bok choy with coconut aminos.

Wasabi Broiled Black Cod

My fiance brought home the most beautiful piece of black cod from Whole Foods last week. I browsed around for a new fish prep idea and landed with this Wasabi Broiled Black Cod recipe from Rachel Ray. It was really easy to prepare and so, so good.

Wasabi Broiled Black Cod

Anytime a recipe calls for topping something with avocado, you know you’re on the right track. I served it with quinoa that I cooked with coconut milk and lime zest and roasted okra with some shredded parm.

crockpot salsa chicken

Crockpot salsa chicken over zucchini and squash noodles with avocado.

Black Cod with Olives and Potatoes in Parchment

We loved the cod so much last week that I bought it again this week. When I was browsing recipes last week I found this Black Cod with Olives and Potatoes in Parchment that looked great but I didn’t have the ingredients for. I added it to this week’s menu.

Black Cod Recipes

This recipeΒ was perfection. It’s one of the top 10 at-home fish preparations that I’ve ever made. My only tip would be to pre-roast or boil the potatoes a bit before cooking in the parchment with the fish to make sure that they’re cooked all the way and not still crunchy. I read reviews online with this tip and pre-roasted mine for about 10 minutes. I served it with roasted cauliflower.


Berry Salad with Chicken

Spinach, blueberries, strawberries, dried cranberries, shredded chicken and avocado.

Sweet potato, chicken and avocado

Mashed sweet potatoes, sauteed spinach, shredded chicken and avocados. (<— I have been loving this combo lately.)

Salad with canned pink salmon

Arugula, baby kale, tomatoes, blueberries, walnuts, avocado, artichokes, canned pink salmon.

Spiralized beet salad

Mashed sweet potatoes, sauteed spiralized beets and baby kale, chicken and avocado. I also added a drizzle of balsamic on this after taking the photo.

Spiralized beet ideas

Sauteed spiralized beets and baby kale, artichokes, toamtoes, kalamata olives and balsamic.

Summer Salad

I wish I could make this salad for you. It was a great summer combo of arugula, tomatoes, avocado, walnuts, strawberries, shredded chicken, artichokes and dried cherries with balsamic and olive oil. The dried cherries took it over the top!


Sweet potato breakfast bowl

Not much exciting or new to see here. Sweet potato breakfast bowl with cashew butter and granola. Granola makes a good topper for all things breakfast! πŸ™‚

Overnight Chia pudding

Chia pudding eaten at the gym between clients. I brought chia pudding twice this week for breakfast and one of my fellow trainers was intrigued. I promised to make him a bowl next week and bring it in for him to try!

Sweet potatoes and scrambled eggs

More sweet potatoes with cashew butter and scrambled eggs on the side.

I’m about to switch gears and get some work done for the studio before heading back there to teach class and for teacher training tonight.

Enjoy your weekend!

Favorite thing you cooked/ate last week?Β 

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  • Jo // Living Mint Green June 24, 2016, 2:43 pm

    I feel like I can’t eat a salad unless it contains the holy trinity of chicken, sweet potato and avocado! SO GOOD.

    Thank you for sharing your healthy meal inspiration with us! πŸ™‚

  • Cameron June 24, 2016, 11:04 pm

    Are you missing the dairy yet ? I try so hard but always end up with a sprinkle of parm , feta, etc at the end of most meals… not to mention cheese and yogurt on the daily….. Ayurveda and my facialist both say- no dairy! One day…

  • Laura June 25, 2016, 6:11 am

    I’d never have thought to have sweet potato & nut butter together! I can see how it would work though. I’m intrigued to try that now!

    I made some pretty good meals last week, but my favourite was probably the one I didn’t make from scratch – crispy duck & pancakes that I had in the freezer. I did pan fry some bok choi with garlic and soy to go with it, at least.

  • Meah June 25, 2016, 10:27 am

    Girl, you know how to do toppings! Your sweet potato bowls get me every time, but these salads are so colorful. I think I’m gonna have to start doing salads for lunch too. They’re the perfect fresh, satisfying summer meal. My favorite meal of this week (okay, okay, dessert πŸ˜‰ ) has been mint chocolate chip Nada Moo ice cream. Sweaty summer runs have me loving ice cream. You have an awesome weekend too πŸ™‚ !


  • nickee June 25, 2016, 8:49 pm

    I don’t care if you post late. I love your recent eats posts and it makes for great weekend reading πŸ™‚ Loved all the meals!

  • Rebecca June 25, 2016, 9:07 pm

    I made Chrissy Tiegan’s veggie tortilla soup this past week and it was sooo good! One of those soups that is even better several days after you make it.

  • DeeDee June 28, 2016, 12:57 pm

    I also make that cod with sriracha mayo in place of wasabi mayo sometimes and it’s great as well.

  • Hope June 28, 2016, 5:54 pm

    That black cod looks delicious. Do you use only coconut milk to cook the quinoa, or is it a mix of water/broth and milk?

  • Alicia June 28, 2016, 10:25 pm

    I can’t wait to try your sweet potato bowl! Sounds so good!

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