Eat n’ Season – March

1 Mar

Hi everyone!  Well, I just got back from a super fun vacation in Florida with my mom, visiting one of my very best friends!  It was my first time to Florida, and to the Disney parks and we had such a blast.  I will definitely be writing a recap post because we ate some delicious food down there!

Can you believe it’s March already?  New month, means new fruits and veggies are at their peak.  March is a pretty sad month for produce, but here are the ones that are best!

eat in season, march

The best fruits this month are pineapples and mangoes.  The best veggies are lettuce and broccoli!  Here are some meal ideas:

*Make a tropical smoothie with pineapple and mango

*Make a light and refreshing salad of chopped mango, tomato, avocado and basil!  Top with my 3-2-1 red wine vinaigrette (1 tsp sugar, 2 tsp red wine vinegar, 3 tsp evoo, salt and pepper)

*Whip up salads galore!

*I love to make a broccoli salad with bacon and raisins :)  Top with a sweet vinaigrette and you are good to go

Enjoy, and here’s to a great March!

 

Crunchy Chicken Salad

19 Feb

Hey there :)  On this very gloomy Tuesday, I wanted to share a very delicious salad recipe with you!

This is another one of my Mom’s, but over the years I’ve tweaked it a bit.  The original recipe called for iceberg lettuce, but I prefer Romaine.  It’s much easier to chop up and has more nutritional value!  Instead of poached chicken, I like to use roasted to add more flavor.  A shredded rotisserie chicken is fabulous, or you can just roast up a few chicken tenders like I did today!  Here’s how you make it:

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Crunchy Chicken Salad

makes 2 salads

1 head Romaine lettuce
2 scallions
Shredded chicken
Toasted slivered almonds & sesame seeds
Classic 3-2-1 dressing

Start by thinly slicing the head of Romaine and scallions.  Divide into serving bowls.

greens

Next, toast the almonds and sesame seeds.  To do this, just heat the nuts in a skillet, stirring occasionally until they are fragrant.  Be careful not to burn!  Add to your greens.

nuts toasting

Add the shredded chicken and top with my easy 3-2-1 classic dressing.  It’s just 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp vinegar, 3 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper.  Toss everything together and enjoy!!

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Be My Valentine

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day, and thanks so much for reading Pasta n’ Pilates!

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