Every time I cook Salmon for some reason I feel like I have to have broccoli too!
I wanted to try something different than my usual roasted broccoli on the side so I made a broccoli pesto pasta. I boiled the broccoli and the whole wheat rotini together. I took out the broccoli when it was tender and put it in the food processor with olive oil, garlic, and a few pecans. I seasoned it with salt, pepper, and red pepper flake.
After the pasta was cooked I drained it and tossed it with the broccoli pesto.
It was so good that I saved a little to eat cold like pasta salad for lunch today!
I made a chicken wrap from heaven to go with it. I cooked chicken in a skillet with honey and balsamic reduction.
I seasoned it liberally with black pepper and put it on a whole wheat tortilla with goat cheese and fresh strawberries.
I think next time I will add spinach leaves but today I didn't have any.
This would also be great over spinach as a salad instead of a wrap.
SO AMAZING! Try it for real!
Last night (aka 3am nursing session) I was looking through old blog posts for some inspiring healthy breakfast ideas.
I came across my post about banana flax muffins and knew I had to have them this morning for breakfast.
Banana, Oat, Flax Muffins
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbs. ground flax seed
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tbs coconut oil
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 mashed banana
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
These are so dang good! You really have to try them.
Yes thats a pint of Ice Cream for 150 calories.
They have several flavors and I wasn't dissapointed. On the container it says to let it thaw for about 5-10 minutes because when its fresh from the freezer its not super creamy since there is not fat.
It does become delicious after a few minutes at room temp and it is seriously a great dessert option if you are watching your calorie and sugar consumption.