Delicious Juice Recipe Using Kitchen Scraps!

Delicious Juice Recipe using Kitchen Scraps

One of my favorite ways to clean out the fridge and use up any extra produce is to juice it! You just need fruit, veg, and lemon/lime to make a delicious combo!

This juice isn’t fancy but it’s delicious, nutritious and loaded with antioxidants! It is super refreshing and will give you a nice little burst of energy after drinking it!

Kitchen Scrap Green Juice

You’ll need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pear
  • kale stems (I save these after making kale salads)
  • 2 broccoli stalks (these are great for juicing, save these too!)
  • celery tops, including the leafy part
  • handful parsley
  • 1 lemon (peeled)
  • 1 lime (peeled)

First wash the skin of your fruits and veggies. I always use this wash.

Then simply run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville). Makes 32oz.

Delicious Green Juice Recipe Using Kitchen Scraps!

Feel free to throw in or substitute whatever you have. Grapes, baby carrots, strawberries, even green beans! And, if you have backyard chickens like we do, be sure to give them the leftover pulp. They love it!

backyard speckled Sussex chicken with juice pulp

You can see all of my juice recipes here. If you are interested in getting started with a juice cleanse start here!

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Chopped Detox Salad Recipe

Chopped Detox Salad

Keeping to the theme of New Year’s detoxing, this raw Chopped Detox Salad is a great way to get your bod in tip top shape quickly! Raw veggies are packed with nutrition but they are also full of enzymes and LOADED with fiber which plays a vital role in weight loss!

Fiber is only found in foods from plants, such as greens, nuts, vegetables, and fruits. It passes through the body with very little change in the digestive system. That means that fiber provides few or no calories, in addition to having many health benefits.

Fiber provides many benefits. While maintaining the health of the digestive tract, it also lowers the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and diabetes. It helps control the appetite, so it’s easier to keep weight in check. Because it is found only in plant foods, vegetarians tend to have very high fiber intakes, which may be one of the reasons vegetarians are generally healthier and slimmer than meat–eaters. (source)

Chopped Detox Salad

A high-fiber diet has many benefits, which include:

  • Normalizes bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may also help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to stool.
  • Helps maintain bowel health. A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease). Some fiber is fermented in the colon. Researchers are looking at how this may play a role in preventing diseases of the colon.
  • Lowers cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber found in beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran may help lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol levels. Studies also have shown that fiber may have other heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation.
  • Helps control blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes, fiber — particularly soluble fiber — can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. A healthy diet that includes insoluble fiber may also reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Aids in achieving healthy weight. High-fiber foods generally require more chewing time, which gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. Also, a high-fiber diet tends to make a meal feel larger and linger longer, so you stay full for a greater amount of time. And high-fiber diets also tend to be less “energy dense,” which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food. (source)

Chopped Detox Salad

Chopped Detox Salad

For the chopped salad you’ll need:

  1. a base of assorted greens – I used spinach, kale, arugula, and shredded purple cabbage
  2. veggies of choice – I used shredded carrots, broccoli, green bell peppers, diced radishes and yellow squash, halved grape tomatoes, and diced avocado
  3. nuts & seeds of choice – I used hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped almonds
  4. dried fruit – I used cranberries
  5. vinaigrette dressing of choice – I used my homemade Liquid Gold salad dressing recipe (see below)

Simply layer all your ingredients together in a large salad bowl, toss, and ENJOY!! This makes a great lunch or dinner meal and the best part?! You can have as much of it as you want!! There is no limit on the quantity! You can also mix it up by using different kinds of veggies.

Liquid Gold Dressing (adapted from The Raw Food Detox Diet):

  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs fresh minced ginger
  • 3 Tbs Tamari (available through iherb.com or in the Asian section at your local health food store)
  • 2 droppersful NuNaturals liquid stevia (alternately you could use 3 heaping tsps raw honey)
  • 1.5 cups cold-pressed olive oil
  • handful of brazil nuts (about 8 total) – just 2 Brazil nuts a day will provide you with your daily selenium requirements!

Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. This will make about 4 cups.

I always use my VitaMix which is an amazing, state of the art, professional grade high speed blender. They are the ONLY blender that will get you the creamy consistency that you desire, especially when using nuts.  I love, love, LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for almost 5 years and use it daily! If you’re not ready to drop that kind of cash, I also like Hamilton Beach which makes some great budget friendly blenders that you can get at your local Walmart or Target.

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Chopped Detox Salad

You can see all of my salad recipes here and browse through all of my winter squash recipes here! Enjoy!!

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Chopped Detox Salad Recipe
 
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Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • For the chopped salad you’ll need:
  • a base of assorted greens – I used spinach, kale, arugula, and shredded purple cabbage
  • veggies of choice – I used shredded carrots, broccoli, green bell peppers, diced radishes and yellow squash, halved grape tomatoes, and diced avocado
  • nuts & seeds of choice - I used hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped almonds
  • dried fruit - I used cranberries
  • vinaigrette dressing of choice – I used my homemade Liquid Gold salad dressing recipe (see below)
  • For the Liquid Gold Dressing you'll need:
  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs fresh minced ginger
  • 3 Tbs Tamari (available through iherb.com or in the Asian section at your local health food store)
  • 2 droppersful NuNaturals liquid stevia (alternately you could use 3 heaping tsps raw honey)
  • 1.5 cups cold-pressed olive oil
  • handful of brazil nuts (about 8 total) – just 2 Brazil nuts a day will provide you with your daily selenium requirements!
Instructions
  1. Simply layer all your greens, chopped veggies, nuts, and dried fruit together in a large salad bowl, toss, and ENJOY!! This makes a great lunch or dinner meal and the best part?! You can have as much of it as you want!! There is no limit on the quantity! You can also mix it up by using different kinds of veggies.
  2. For the Liquid Goal salad dressing simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. This will make about 4 cups.

Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

I grew up in the Midwest and cold weather always makes me think of casserole. I probably consumed over 2,000 casseroles during my childhood years (haha, kidding…kind of) and I loved them! It wasn’t until I was older that I realized how fattening most casseroles are and how devoid in nutrition, especially when using canned cream soups. You can read more about the toxins in cream of chicken soup here and cream of mushroom soup here

I was craving a casserole type of dish and decided to put my own healthy spin on it. I’m really happy with the result and I know it’s good healthy food that the whole family (even kids and picky eaters) will love!!

Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

You’ll need:

  • 4 organic chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups cooked white quinoa (mine was left over from the quinoa bowls I made earlier in the week)
  •  1lb raw cheese, grated – I used Alta Dena Pepper Jack Cheese but feel free to use any of your favorites!
  • 4 cups raw broccoli florets
  • 2 cups raw baby spinach
  • 2 cups organic chicken broth – I used homemade bone broth, so much more nutritious and tastes SO much better!
  • 2 Tbs Adobo seasoning
  • garlic salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional but I like a little kick!)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

In a saucepan over med high heat, bring chicken stock to a boil and add diced chicken breasts. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 7-10 mins.

While chicken is boiling, get a large 9 x 13 baking dish and layer with about 1 cup cooked quinoa, 2 handfuls of raw spinach, and about two cups raw broccoli florets. Once chicken is cooked, add it to your baking dish and layer again with the rest of your qunioa, spinach, and broccoli. Add the remaining chicken broth and top the entire dish with spices and grated cheese. You might feel like your dish is overflowing but that’s ok as it will reduce significantly during cooking.

Place your dish on the center rack of the oven and cook uncovered for about 30-45 mins or until the cheese is golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool for about 10mins. Serve on it’s own or, if you’re like me, you can serve it on a bed of baby spinach with extra steamed broccoli on the side!

Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

This is a really warm and comforting dish that’s also very healthy! Quinoa is a superfood that is bursting with protein and fiber, the addition of spinach and broccoli adds iron, vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin A, calcium, antioxidants, vitamin B2 and K! This dish is also gluten free and sugar free.

This dish will serve 6-7 people and will also freeze well to have later.

If you love casseroles, you may also like these healthy dishes:

Beet and Carrot Detox Bake

Beet and Carrot Detox Bake

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

I hope you enjoy these healthy casserole dishes on a cold day or anytime!!

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Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 organic chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups cooked white quinoa
  • 1lb raw cheese, grated - I used Alta Dena Pepper Jack Cheese but feel free to use any of your favorites!
  • 4 cups raw broccoli florets
  • 2 cups raw baby spinach
  • 2 cups organic chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs Adobo seasoning
  • garlic salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional but I like a little kick!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a saucepan over med high heat, bring chicken stock to a boil and add diced chicken breasts. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 7-10 mins.
  3. While chicken is boiling, get a large 9 x 13 baking dish and layer with about 1 cup cooked quinoa, 2 handfuls of raw spinach, and about two cups raw broccoli florets. Once chicken is cooked, add it to your baking dish and layer again with the rest of your qunioa, spinach, and broccoli. Add the remaining chicken broth and top the entire dish with spices and grated cheese. You might feel like your dish is overflowing but that's ok as it will reduce significantly during cooking.
  4. Place your dish on the center rack of the oven and cook uncovered for about 30-45 mins or until the cheese is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10mins. Serve on it's own or, if you're like me, you can serve it on a bed of baby spinach with extra steamed broccoli on the side!

Easy Artichoke, Spinach, & Herb Frittata

Easy Artichoke, Spinach, & Herb Frittata

As you know, I am a huge fan of eggs, specifically pasture raised eggs! They are wonderful for so many reasons. First of all, they taste waaaaay better than regular eggs and are far superior in nutrition. A comparison of nutritional data for caged versus free range eggs found, on average, the free range eggs had:

  • Twice as much omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Three times more vitamin E.
  • Seven times more pro-vitamin A beta-carotene.
  • A quarter less saturated fat.A third less cholesterol. (source)

Other tests have demonstrated that pastured eggs have up to six times more essential vitamin D than regular supermarket eggs. They have also been shown to have significantly more B vitamins than a factory egg.

Meet “Tiny”, she’s a very happy backyard hen! She eats bugs, grass, organic feed, lettuce and she LOVES watermelon!! I mean LOVES it!! Here she is happily enjoying a watermelon rind in the backyard 🙂

I’ll be sure to do a post soon on how to get started raising backyard hens. It’s really fun and once you get everything set up, is actually a lot easier then you would think!

Speckled Sussex Backyard Chicken

Tiny is a Speckled Sussex and lays brown eggs. We also have an Ameraucana that lays blue green eggs.

Free Range Eggs

If you don’t/can’t have backyard chickens, I would always recommend buying free-range organic eggs when possible. They taste much better and are so much more nutritious than regular eggs. While they are more expensive, they are totally worth it!! I posted this quote on Facebook the other day and it’s so true!! “People will pay $5 for one drink at Starbucks, but say $5 for a dozen organic eggs is too much.” Priorities people!! I would forgo Starbucks coffee, mani/pedi, or new dress any day for good, healthy clean food!!

Easy Artichoke, Spinach, & Herb Frittata

Easy Artichoke, Spinach, & Herb Frittata

I love this recipe because it’s so easy to make and LOADED with amazing nutrition!!

You’ll need:

  • 6 organic free range eggs
  • 1 4 ounce jar of marinated artichokes, drained
  • 1 broccoli floret chipped fine
  • about 1/2 a cup of leftover TJ’s broccoli slaw left over from this recipe
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 4 green onions finely sliced
  • 3 shallots diced
  • 4 gloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs fresh herbs of choice – I used chives and parsley
  • olive oil
  • sea salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • chevre style goat cheese

In a pan/skillet over med-high heat add a drizzle of olive oil and saute minced garlic and shallots for 1-2 mins. Add some sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to bring out the flavor of the onions and garlic. (Side note: all veggies and I mean ALL, taste great sauteed with just a bit of olive oil, garlic, sea salt and pepper!!)

Then add broccoli slaw and broccoli, stir in and let cook for another 4-5 mins until soft.  Next, stir in spinach until wilted. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

While veggies are cooking finely chop herbs and add to eggs in a large bowl. Whisk until fully incorporated.

On the stove top, raise the heat to medium high and pour in whisked eggs evenly over the vegetable mixture. Stir in the eggs and then top with artichoke hearts. Cook for a few minutes until the eggs start to set.

At this time, preheat your oven and set to “Broil” at 500 degrees.

Reduce stovetop heat to medium-low and cook until the frittata is almost set but the top is still runny, about 2 minutes. Then put the skillet in the oven under the broiler until the top is set and golden brown on top, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and let the frittata stand 2 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, loosen the frittata from skillet and slide the frittata onto a plate to cut into slices.

You can garnish with crumbled goat cheese and sriracha! The goat cheese adds a lovely tart creaminess and the sriracha gives it some great spice!!

Easy Artichoke, Spinach, & Herb Frittata

This recipe is very versatile. As you can see, I used leftover veggies and herbs from a previous recipe. There are no rules with frittatas! You can use any veggies you like and the herbs in the summertime are so fresh and delicious, they add a wonderful dimension to your dishes!!

Easy Artichoke, Spinach, & Herb Frittata

The other thing about frittatas is that they are FAST!! I love making them as a quick lunch or dinner meal and truthfully, I almost never make them for breakfast unless I have guests over! It’s my version of fast food. Instead of thawing out a frozen dinner, I ‘ll make a frittata instead, it’s just as fast, MUCH more nutritious and definitely more delicious!!

Easy Artichoke, Spinach, & Herb Frittata

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!! You can see more egg and frittata recipes here!

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Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

I spent a good portion of the day yesterday grocery shopping and making huge batches of veggies and protein for the week. Shopping and meal prep is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It absolutely must become a priority if you are looking to lose weight and get healthy! Once you get into the routine it becomes second nature but it always has to be on the forefront as a priority each week.

I got several bunches of kale for kale salads, veggies for roasting, and organic chicken breast. Those are my three go-to categories as I know I can always make a delicious meal by combining all or some of those ingredients together.

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

Tonight I combined everything together to make this Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette. It’s very filling and SO good for you!!

I’ve talked about the health benefits of kale before but if you need a reminder: it’s great for digestion, high in iron, contains vitamin K which can help protect against cancer, supports healthy bones, supports healthy liver function, anti-inflammatory, supports the cardiovascular system, supports healthy skin, the immune system, healthy vision, and healthy metabolism.

I’ve also listed the health benefits of carrots here, and the health benefits of fennel here. So while you’re eating this delicious meal, you can feel good about all the amazing minerals and nutrients you are providing your body as well!

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

For the Orange Sesame Vinaigrette you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (you can juice your own, I got mine pre-made at Central Market)
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar  (I got mine at TJ’s)
  • 5 Tbs toasted sesame oil (I got mine at TJ’s)
  • 3 Tbs Tamari
  • 2 packets or more stevia or 2 Tbs raw honey
  • 1 Tbs ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup of diced chives (optional but adds great taste)

Place all ingredients in a mason jar with lid and shake vigorously. Adjust flavors to taste. Tamari will make it saltier, stevia will make it sweeter.

Let sit for an hour in the fridge or overnight. The ground flax will naturally thicken the dressing so it is not so watery.

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

For the chicken: 

  • 4 organic chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Orange sesame Vinaigrette from above
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder

Place chicken breasts in a glass baking dish. Pour dressing over breasts then sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, and sea salt. For best flavor, let sit in the fridge overnight to marinate. If you don’t have time, don’t worry.

Bake chicken at 425 for about 20mins or until cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool then cut into slices.

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

 

For the kale salad: 

  • 2 heads of kale, stems removed and torn into small pieces

Toss kale with dressing until fully coated. Then top with roasted veggies of choice.

I roasted the veggies in this dish using the same method as the brussels sprouts in this recipe and added fennel, rainbow colored carrots, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. Any veggies will do, even steamed frozen veggies will work in a pinch!

Next top your kale & roasted veggies with sliced chicken and another small drizzle of the orange sesame dressing.

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

This meal is super yummy and if you make everything ahead of time, it’s so easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. It’s dairy free, gluten free, low carb, well combined, and paleo friendly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Paleo Kale Salad with Chicken, Roasted Veggies & Orange Sesame Vinaigrette

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What I Ate Wednesday

One of my clients asked me to do a “What I Ate Wednesday” post (hi Chelsea!) so here is a look into a typical day for me.

I usually like to start my day with something warm; either hot water with lemon, tea (this one is my absolute favorite), or coffee. I just do whatever feels right that day. This particular day I was craving coffee which I always make in my french press. I am a little bit of a coffee snob and I think french press coffee is the best by far! I usually get organic coffee and espresso from Trader Joe’s and use a 50/50 mix – I like my coffee strong!! I have it with homemade almond milk + stevia and it is so, so good!!

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french press coffee with homemade cinnamon spice almond milk

I had a very busy morning so ended up having breakfast for lunch which is very common for me. Usually I’ll have a juice mid-morning but didn’t have a chance on this particular day.

For lunch I made a 2 egg scramble with broccoli, red onion, spinach, avocado, and sprouts. Notice the ratio of eggs to veggies. Veggies should always be the main event when it comes to healthy living and weight loss! They are cleansing, filling, and super nutrient dense!

For this dish I simply tossed all the veggies in a saucepan with a little water, garlic salt & fresh cracked pepper and covered with the lid to let the veggies steam until just slightly soft. Then I added two eggs, stirring until cooked. Top with sprouts and avocado slices, more cracked pepper, and your favorite hot sauce! Yummmm, so good and really easy to make!

Super healthy & delicious eggs with extra veggies - super filling, great for weight loss, and keeps you satisfied all day long!

The eggs + veggies kept me full until dinner time. I had dinner while watching the National Championship game (so glad UCONN won since they beat my alma matter, Iowa State in the Sweet 16).

I absolutely adore kale salads. My favorite way to prepare them is throw everything in a ziplock and SHAKE!! This one had kale, raw corn, red onion, almonds, dried cranberries, tomatoes, Garlic Expressions dressing & Sriracha. Throw everything in the bag and shake until well combined. Then top with your favorite protein. Mine was a spicy baked wild caught salmon.

I also enjoyed a glass of Pinot Noir (my fave) while watching the game. 2012 California Coast reds are pretty fabulous, 2012 was a very good year!

Super Easy Rainbow Kale Salad with spicy grilled salmon

I also had several squares of dark chocolate for dessert. Chocolove’s Extra Dark bar is my absolute fave! It’s super dark but tastes so smooth and creamy compared to most other dark chocolates!

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And there you have it, a day in my life! I’ll do more of these posts as my meals and quantities really do vary quite a lot. I am very instinctual with my eating. So when I’m hungry, I eat! And when my appetite is not as strong I tend to eat a little less. I think it all balances out in the end so I don’t stress about quantities and portion sizes, I just let my body do it’s thing!

Happy Hump Day!! xo

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