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The Super Food Special

Mmmm… today’s lunch was one of those awesome meals that you finish feeling fully satisfied, both physically and mentally. I’ve been doing a ton of eating out the past week and I was really craving something super nutritious for lunch.

Enter:

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Yum!! I had an old favorite, my Kale, Chickpea & Feta Greek Salad (click for the recipe)! LOVE this. And love having a blog so I remember fun recipes like this!

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I didn’t have any lemons on hand, so I just topped it with balsamic vinaigrette instead of the lemon juice/olive oil. Still just as amazing :)

With my salad, I enjoyed another nutritious favorite — my Mexican-Style Baked Sweet Potato Fries!

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With some organic ketchup, of course! :)

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Time to get back to studying — we have a lab exam in Anatomy & Physiology today. We’re learning all about how the heart pumps blood. Interesting, but complicated!

What’s your go-to meal when you want something super healthy but delicious? I’m always a fan of veggie-filled salads, beans, and baked sweet potatoes :)

Comments

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    i always love roasting veggies with a tiny bit of olive oil…i could eat that stuff all.day.long. i love the recipe for the fries!

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    I’m the same way. Either a really big salad with everything in it, or a big bowl of hearty soup w/ tons of veggies. That salad looks really good, and I’ve been looking for some new salad recipes!

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    Looks SO good. I wish I had kale, I’d so much kale chips. I do have crumbly cheese though, I’m about go stand in the kitchen and throw something together. :)

    P.S. I miss hotel Anne P. and the giant kitchen window! Natural light!! ;) Can I come back now? I really do miss you tons, it’s sort of ridiculous. EFF’s. Epic friends forever.


    EPIC FRIENDS FOREVER!!! :) Come back to DC!! xoxo -A

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    Sweet potato fries are a staple in our house! We have them almost every night! That salad looks great, but I am afraid of eating kale. Unless it is in chip form.


    Hehe don’t be scared of kale! It’s tasty :) I just pull the leaf part off the stems – the stems are the bitter part! -Anne

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    Tons of roasted veggies on top of spinach…mmmmm

    Good luck studying!

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    Roasted veggies or tons of vegetables sauteed and made into an omelet.. mmm, maybe I will have that for lunch. I bought kale and cucumber yesterday though, maybe I should give this salad a try :)


    I highly recommend it ;) -Anne

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    wow that salad looks good! i’ve recently become a little obsessed with kale :)

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    Um, mexican style sweet potatoe Fries?!! Definitely making those soon. YUM.

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    ooohh i loooove sweet potato fries. yum!!!

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    My favorite salad has spinach, hemp oil, raw probiotic cheese, chickpeas, and dried mulberries. Wash that down with some kombucha and you’re good to go


    Oo that sounds yummy! I have hemp oil, I keep forgetting about it! -Anne

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    I love that you used kale as the base of the salad! I need to try that!

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    Actually that salad looks like my favorite healthy salad…with the exception of the kale which i’ve never tried….going to have to now. Another go-to for me for a super healthy meal is something like baked salmon, sauteed spinach or steamed brocolli, and a little wild rice or couscous.

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    That last pic really caught my eye! Love the skill of taking that shot while squirting the ketchup! And the meal looks awesome!


    Hehe I was impressed with myself for that shot, because the ketchup is almost empty and really hard to squeeze! Strength training + ketchup squirting all in one ;) -Anne

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    Sweet potatoes are always a treat! Also, broccoli with lots of humnut sauce!

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    I’m right there with Nicole and Liz. I big salad or a big bowl of steamed or roasted veggies on spinach is my idea of comfort health!

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    Mmm, sweet potatoes is definitely one of my faves. It feels like indulgent eating, but it’s actually quite healthy. WHen I want to do some ‘recovery’ nutritious eating, I usually cut back on meat in favor of eggs, beans, etc.

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    love love love the addition of chickpeas!!! Awesome idea :)

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    I’ve been making “salads” with sauteed collard greens and purple cabbage, topped with kidney beans. So good!

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    Anne these photos are fantastic! I am so jealous of your mad skillz! (Especially that ketchup shot – daang). I’d have to say as ordinary as it is, a Green Monster never lets me down both as being tasty and of course, healthy!

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    Wow, one of the best looking lunches I have seen in awhile! I can imagine how satisfying this was for you, all over! :)

    I just posted on the April 10th Meet up tonight so I’ll let you know when I hear and get the list to you soon.

    Take care hun!

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    this looks so good! Reminds me of my favorite flavors of summer!

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    wow looks amazing!! i def love veggie burgers, frozen pizzas, oats for on the go and rushed dinners!

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    Adventurer says:

    Looks awesome! Wonderful stuff –

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