I love veggies but I hate prepping them. Well let’s be honest, I am super lazy when it comes to cooking, period. If my husband didn’t do the majority of the cooking, I would eat cereal for every meal. And in my world, there is nothing wrong with cereal for every meal. NOTHING. Unfortunately, cereal doesn’t provide the nutrition and fuel you need to function properly (DARN!).
I came across this delicious Mexican Quinoa Salad with Orange-Lime Dressing on the blog, Minimalist Baker, in searching for quick-to-prepare, healthy meals. At first glance, the recipe looked overwhelming but right before I was about to scroll past it, I noticed many of the ingredients were spices and pantry staples, all of which I already owned. The recipe looked a lot less daunting and I headed to Trader Joe’s and spent about $5 to get the mixed greens, cilantro, avocado, orange, and limes. I omitted red onions since I hate raw onions and used frozen wild rice from TJ’s that I already had to cut down on cooking time with the lentils. I made the creamy dressing with the avocado but to save more time and the clean-up afterwards, you can do a vinaigrette version that they suggest, especially if you don’t have a blender/food processor.
I have made this salad 3 or 4 times now and each time, we get 3 size-able servings out of it. I was inspired to share it since I just had it Monday night to clean out my body after a trip down south to see my family for the Memorial Day weekend, which was filled with eating super delicious, decadent, and probably not so healthy food. The salad is surprisingly filling and satisfying thanks to the beans and avocado, refreshing and tangy with the citrus, and of course, super cheap and healthy! Enjoy!
New Yorkers and those planning to be in New York on June 21 – There will be thousands and thousands and thousands of yogis doing sun salutes at the Solstice in Times Square event, which is offering five FREE yoga classes throughout the day. Though the event is free, though they do have charities they are working with and encourage donations. Here is the schedule:
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Lauren Imparato
11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Douglass Stewart
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Rajashree Choudhury, Donna Rubin, and Jennifer Lobo
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Mary Dana Abbott
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee
You do need to register for the event and you can only choose one of the five classes that are offered. Yoga mats will be provided free of charge at the event for registered attendees and water will be provided while supplies last. So all you need to do is show up. Enjoy!
Also, if you haven’t already and you are interested in a MyYogaWorks.com membership, you can get a 14-day free trial plus a three month subscription for only $3. Click the link here and use code 3FOR3. This deal expires on 5/20/15.
Seriously, it’s huge. Just wanted to include this disclosure that an affiliate program for MyYogaWorks.com contacted me and asked me to participate. I hesitated and finally responded to learn more and only agreed if it meant a heavy discount for all of you guys. They said it would be and it definitely is. And if you sign up through my site, I get some change, so win-win.
MyYogaWorks.com is offering all of you the first three months membership for $3 plus a free 14 day trial membership. THREE DOLLARS. The cost of a cup of coffee for in home yoga. Seriously, it’s pretty good, right? Check out my review of MyYogaWorks that I did awhile back if you would like more information.
If you are ready to get your home practice on, click on this link, sign up for the free trial and use code 3FOR3 to get your three months of yoga for $3. This deal is only good until 5/20/15.
***Update 5/27/15: This deal has been extended until 6/30/15. So if you’ve been thinking about it and felt like you missed out, get on it!