Spicy Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast with hot sauce

Avocado Toast with hot sauce

Spicy Avocado Toast

Grabbing a quick bite on this busy day! A busy schedule is no excuse to eat poorly, this Spicy Avocado Toast makes a great healthy meal in minutes!

You’ll need:

  • 2 slices Ezekiel bread, toasted
  • 1 small avocado
  • hot sauce – I love Cholula
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 1 ripe Roma tomato, cut into slices

Smear one side of each slice of toast with 1/2 avocado. Drizzle with hot sauce and top with tomato slices. Add sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Voila! A fast, easy meal in minutes!

*You can add other veggies too, if you like. Spinach, arugula, cucumber slices, shredded carrots, sliced bell pepper, and/or sprouts also make a super yummy open faced sandwich! Kids love it too, you can even have them help build their own ūüôā

Enjoy!!

Spicy Avocado Toast
Author: Linda Wagner
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
A delicious, healthy meal in 2 minutes!!
Ingredients
  • 2 slices Ezekiel bread, toasted
  • 1 small avocado
  • hot sauce – I love Cholula
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 1 ripe Roma tomato, cut into slices
Instructions
  1. Smear one side of each slice of toast with 1/2 avocado.
  2. Drizzle with hot sauce and top with tomato slices.
  3. Add sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  4. *You can add other veggies too, if you like. Spinach, arugula, cucumber slices, shredded carrots, sliced bell pepper, and/or sprouts also make a super yummy open faced sandwich!

 

You can see more of my fast easy 5 min meals here, enjoy!!

 

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Raw Vegan Rainbow Roll

Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

RAINBOW ROLL - Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

Here in Austin, the weather is FINALLY¬†starting to feel like spring!¬†It’s been amazing to see the sun again and get to spend some much needed¬†time outside. With warmer weather I always start to get questions on¬†“how to lose weight and get in shape fast” and¬†I always say¬†my secret weapon is simply¬†raw vegetables. Weather you juice them, blend them, or chew them, raw veggies are an essential part of cleansing and tonifying the body. Raw veggies¬†are also loaded with amazing health benefits that will make you feel amazing¬†from the inside out!

These beautiful Rainbow Rolls¬†are one of my favorite healthy snacks and a great way to boost your raw veggie intake! These rolls are absolutely gorgeous¬†and taste amazing! I admit, I used to be very intimidated with the thought of making any kind of sushi roll, but it’s actually super easy. Give yourself a few practice runs and you’ll get the hang of it in no time!

RAINBOW ROLL - Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

This roll alone is bursting with nutrients to support cellular detoxification and cleansing:

  • Cucumber is rich in B vitamins, water, electrolytes, silicon and sulfur to support hydration, liver, kidney, skin, and immune system health.
  • Carrots¬†provide antioxidants and vitamin A which helps the liver to cleanse toxins out of the body. Carrots also support the skin and help to create that beautiful GLOW.
  • Green & Purple Cabbage¬†is low in fat, high in fiber, supports healthy blood pressure, and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, B6, manganese, sulfur, and potassium. Cabbage also¬†has well-known cancer preventative compounds lupeol, sinigrin and sulforaphane.¬†They stimulate enzyme activity and inhibit the growth of cancer tumors.¬†A Study on women showed a reduction in breast cancer when cruciferous vegetables like cabbage were added to their diet. (source)
  • Avocados are rich in vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, B5, B6, and vitamin E. They also contain high amounts of¬†oleic acid¬†which¬†has been linked to reduced inflammation and been shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer!
  • Nori (seaweed)¬†is¬†surprisingly¬†rich in protein ‚Äď 100 grams of nori contain between 30 and 50 grams of protein, making it one of the plant world‚Äôs richest sources of protein! Nori is also naturally high in iron, iodine, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamine, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and potassium. It supports healthy cholesterol, acts as an anti-cancer agent (due to high amounts of vitamin C), supports healthy thyroid function,¬†eyesight, and clear skin.

Who knew you could get that much nutrition out of a modest little veggie roll?!

RAINBOW ROLL - Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

Raw Vegan Rainbow Roll

You’ll need:

This will make about 2 rolls, double, triple, quadruple your ingredients as desired!

Raw Veggie Sushi RollsPlace a sheet of nori shiny side down on a cutting board or sushi mat. Note, a sushi mat is extremely helpful but not 100% necessary.

At the bottom edge of your nori, layer on a small amount of each ingredient. Keep in mind, less is more for this step since most people tend to over-stuff. The more volume you have, the harder it is to roll.

Lift up the edge of the sushi mat closest to you with both thumbs then fold it over your ingredients, squeezing slightly to keep all the ingredients inside. Continue to roll your sushi until you get about an inch from the opposite end. Raw Veggie Rainbow Sushi RollsWet your fingers with some water and then wipe the remaining edge of your nori. Then finish rolling. This step ensures that your roll will stick together.

Use a very sharp knife to cut into 1 inch slices.

If you are like me, it’s much easier to learn when you have a great visual so I’ve included this¬†instructional video by my friend Russel James, The Raw Chef, he’s much better at explaining the process than me!

I know it seems intimidating at first, but I promise the process is actually quite easy and once you make a few rolls, you’ll get the hang of it and want to make it all the time!

I used this dressing to dip and it was DELICIOUS!! You could also use a spicy peanut dip if you like something a little thicker. Both are fabulous!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! I’ll be posting more raw food recipes through out the coming weeks. In the mean time, you can see all of my raw food recipes here.

RAINBOW ROLL - Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

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Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

This is a healthier take on one of my favorite salads, the traditional Cobb. Cobb Salads typically have some not-so-healthy ingredients like bacon and blue cheese which are very acidic to the body.  I decided to omit the blue cheese and bacon and substituted some yummy and flavorful cooked veggies in their place.

If there is one thing that I see universally, it’s that most people do not get enough Kartal escort alkalinity from vegetables and greens on a daily basis. By far, as a nation we are overly acidic!¬†¬†As a rule, I always try to have at least 1-2 servings of veggies at each meal. It’s crucial to weight loss and overall health.

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

I love salads like this during the colder months. It is absolutely FREEZING here in Texas, as it has been in most parts of the country. On these chilly days a raw salad just doesn’t sound appetizing.¬†The roasted and cooked veggies, warm rotisserie chicken and hard boiled eggs in this dish make¬†this salad stick to your ribs and¬†feel more like comfort food!

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

I tend to be a little lazy with my cooking as many of you know, so even though this dish turned out beautifully, it’s really just a bunch of leftovers!¬†As always, feel free to copy these recipes precisely or use what you already have on hand.

  • I used a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from my local health food store. Costs about the same and is SO MUCH easier than doing it yourself!
  • I made these roasted root veggies earlier in the week according to this recipe and found inspiration on pinterest using this recipe for zucchini and corn (I omitted the cheese and added extra pepper!).
  • For the hard boiled eggs¬†(which I rarely make because they always come out terribly wrong)¬†I used this recipe from Martha Stewart. And for the first time in my life, they came out perfectly cooked!!

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

For the base of your Paleo Kale Cobb Salad you can use any greens you like: spinach, romaine, arugula, swiss chard, kale, watercress, you name it!

I used kale and tossed it with my favorite Garlic Expressions salad dressing and a drizzle of siracha for extra kick! Then layered it with chopped grape tomatoes, a sliced hard boiled egg, shredded rotisserie chicken, roasted root veggies, and cooked zucchini with corn.

Healthy meals like this are such a great way to re-purpose your leftovers! Have fun trying different combos and let me know what you come up with!

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

 You can find more paleo recipes here and all of my salad recipes here. Enjoy!!

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Quinoa & Black Bean Detox Soup

Quinoa & Black Bean Detox Soup

Quinoa & Black Bean Detox Soup

Let me start off by saying these photos are¬†very misleading. The soup looks kind of “blah” and uninteresting but I promise it is SOOOO good! Especially with all the cold weather we’ve been having, this is a super healthy soup that’s warming, comforting and good for you!

I also love this soup because it something that you can throw together any night of the week using whatever you already have on hand in your pantry. I know most people usually think of “detoxing” in terms of following¬†some kind complicated meal plan or supplement regimen but I’ve honestly found that eating simply and nutritiously is the BEST way to detox.

Quinoa & Black Bean Detox Soup

Eating an abundance of alkaline rich foods (think vegetables and greens) will detox the body and make you feel and look amazing too!

This soup is loaded with veggies but feel free to modify by using whatever you already have on hand: broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, peas, green beans, spinach, kale, and turnips would also be lovely additions to this soup.

Quinoa & Black Bean Detox Soup

Quinoa & Black Bean Detox Soup
Author: Linda Wagner
Prep time:
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Serves: 7-8
Ingredients
  • 2 quarts chicken stock or [url href=”http://lindawagner.net/blog/2014/01/easy-chicken-kale-vegetable-soup-paleo-gluten-free-dairy-free-low-carb-the-magic-of-bone-broth” target=”_blank”]bone broth[/url]
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 16 ounce can of organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 16 ounce can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into slices
  • 2 medium yellow squash, cut into slices
  • 5 large carrots, peeled and into slices
  • 5 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tbs whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tbs [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/Frontier-Natural-Products-Seasoning-2-86-Ounce/dp/B001KWF2O6/lind-wagn20″ target=”_blank”]Adobo seasoning [/url]
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp minced onion flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 avocados and 3-4 sprigs parsley as garnish
Instructions
  1. Place a large pot or dutch oven over med-high heat. Add a dash of olive oil, diced onion, carrots, and celery. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and let cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent (about 5-7 minutes).
  2. Then add zucchini, yellow squash, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, spices, whole grain mustard, and water. Stir, and taste, adding more sea salt as needed.
  3. Next add drained black beans and quinoa. Cover and cook another 20-30 mins or until veggies and quinoa are fully cooked.
  4. Serve piping hot and garnish each bowl with avocado slices and chopped parsley. Serve with toasted E[url href=”http://www.amazon.com/Food-Life-Ezekiel-Original-Sprouted/dp/B005G1MQI2/lind-wagn20″ target=”_blank”]zekiel bread[/url] (you can find it in the freezer section at your local health food store) and viola! A super healthy, low cal, gluten free, dairy free soup that has wonderful flavor and will soothe the soul on a cold winter day.

 

Quinoa & Black Bean Detox Soup

Enjoy this super healthy and detoxifying soup anytime! Kids and adults both love it and it’s also a great one to freeze for later!

You can also make this paleo friendly by using shredded chicken or cubed beef instead of the beans and quinoa.

You can see all of my healthy soup recipes here and if you would like to try my Soup Diet for Weight Loss, you can check it out here. Enjoy!

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Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

This salad recipe is back by popular demand! It is one of my absolute favorites. It’s so pretty and packed with nutrients! It’s always a good idea to eat as many colors as you can at each meal as each color provides it’s own unique nutrient profile.

The construction of this recipe is really easy and the best part is that you’ll have plenty to share and have as leftovers! I always try to make at least 2-3 extra servings of anything I cook, that way I have leftovers for the week and don’t have to worry about cooking all the time!

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

The first part of this salad is the Almond Crusted Chicken and Balsamic Roasted Brussels. I made them last night for dinner and saved the extras to use on rainbow salads for the remainder of the week! You can cook everything in 1 tray in the oven for easy clean up! You could also substitute any kind of fish or turkey for the chicken if you like!

For the Almond Crusted Chicken you’ll need:

Preheat oven to 400 deg, line a large baking sheet with foil, and set aside.

You will need 2 large bowls. In the first bowl, add your almond meal, salt, pepper, and spices and mix thoroughly.

In a second large bowl, crack 1 egg and beat with a fork or whisk until combined.

Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture and coat both sides. Then dip the coated chicken into the almond meal mixture, coat both sides and place on a large baking sheet lined with foil. You can see a picture tutorial for a similar recipe here.

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

For the Balsamic Roasted Brussels you’ll need:

  • 1 large bag of brussels sprouts – I got mine at Trader Joe’s
  • olive oil
  • sea salt & fresh cracked pepper
  • balsamic glaze

Place your brussels in a large ziplock bag with a drizzle of olive oil. Seal the bag and toss until coated. Place your brussels onto the baking dish with your chicken and sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and sea salt.

(You could also add other veggies if you like. I love using broccoli in this recipe too!)

Bake your chicken and veggies for about 10-15 mins or until brussles are just starting to get a little soft. Switch the oven to ‘Broil’ and remove the tray from the oven. Drizzle your veggies with a generous amount of¬†balsamic glaze¬†and then place on the top shelf to¬†broil for just a few minutes, watching carefully, until your veggies are nice and browned/slightly charred.

Use a spatula to remove your veggies and set aside. ¬†Switch the oven back to ‘Bake’ and continue to bake your chicken for another 5-10 mins until cooked through.

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

The chicken will develop a lovely crust on the outside that’s full of flavor! I typically make about 4 of these Almond Crusted Chicken Breasts at a time because I know that I’ll want extras to have throughout the week! You can have this meal on it’s own for dinner. Then use the chicken and veggies in other creative ways during the week. It would make a heavenly addition to this “Zoodles” recipe using spiralized zucchini noodles. You can also add the chicken and brussels to a salad like I did here!

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad

You’ll need:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped fine
  • shredded carrots
  • raw corn
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 and avocado
  • balsamic brussels sprouts cut into halves
  • Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken, cut into slices
  • vinaigrette dressing of choice – my favorites are this homemade lemon vinaigrette or Garlic Expressions

In a large salad bowl layer with romaine lettuce on the bottom and then create sections with your favorite veggies and protein.

Pretty simple, totally gorgeous!!

I used what I already had on hand but any veggies will do! You could use purple cabbage, orange bell peppers, radishes, cucumbers, you name it! Just use what you have, add some leftover protein, roasted veggies, and create your own gorgeous Rainbow Salad!

It’s so pretty that it looks like it must take a lot of work but once you have the protein cooked, it’s really just a matter of throwing together leftovers!!

I hope this recipe inspires you to get creative with your meals and add more colors into your diet! It’s not only healthy, it’s fun too!

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Ingredients
  • 2-4 organic, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup almond flour – you could also use coconut flour or leftover almond pulp from making homemade almond milk!!
  • 1 Tbs spices of choice, for this recipe I used organic steak seasoning to give it a more intense flavor.
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 large bag of brussels sprouts – I got mine at Trader Joe’s
  • olive oil
  • sea salt & fresh cracked pepper
  • balsamic glaze
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped fine
  • shredded carrots
  • raw corn
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 and avocado
  • vinaigrette dressing of choice – my favorites are this homemade lemon vinaigrette or Garlic Expressions
Instructions
  1. For the Almond Crusted Chicken you’ll need to Preheat oven to 400 deg, line a large baking sheet with foil, and set aside.
  2. You will need 2 large bowls. In the first bowl, add your almond meal, salt, pepper, and spices and mix thoroughly.
  3. In a second large bowl, crack 1 egg and beat with a fork or whisk until combined.
  4. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture and coat both sides. Then dip the coated chicken into the almond meal mixture, coat both sides and place on a large baking sheet lined with foil. You can see a picture tutorial for a similar recipe here.
  5. For the Balsamic Roasted Veggies you’ll place your brussels in a large ziplock bag with a drizzle of olive oil. Seal the bag and toss until coated. Place your brussels onto the baking dish with your chicken and sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and sea salt.
  6. (You could also add other veggies if you like. I love using broccoli in this recipe too!)
  7. Bake your chicken and veggies for about 10-15 mins or until brussles are just starting to get a little soft. Switch the oven to ‘Broil’ and remove the tray from the oven. Drizzle your veggies with a generous amount of balsamic glaze and then place on the top shelf to broil for just a few minutes, watching carefully, until your veggies are nice and browned/slightly charred.
  8. Use a spatula to remove your veggies and set aside. Switch the oven back to ‘Bake’ and continue to bake your chicken for another 5-10 mins until cooked through.
  9. In a large salad bowl layer with romaine lettuce on the bottom and then create sections with your favorite veggies and protein.

 You can find more paleo recipes here and all of my salad recipes here. Enjoy!!

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**This recipe was originally posted on 2/20/14 and was reposted due to popular demand! **

Fast Healthy Meal Ideas

fast healthy meal ideas

I know many of us are constantly pressed for time. That is usually one of the top challenges people face when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I have faced these challenges myself and continue to learn, improvise and make it work! Here are some fast healthy meal ideas from my kitchen to yours. These are all unplanned, improvised meals that I made on the fly using whatever I had on hand. You can also follow me on instagram (@lovelindawagner) to see these tips and recipes in real time! I hope these inspire you to make it work, even when you are pressed for time!

Fast Healthy Meal Ideas

healthy beverages

Beverages (from left to right):

I’ve shared this Detox Tea recipe before but if you are pressed for time, simply pour hot water over thinly sliced lemons and ginger!

Bai5 is my new obsession!! It’s all natural, delicious, LOADED with antioxidants and only 10 calories per bottle! Sometimes you just don’t feel like drinking plain water and these are a great, healthy way to stay hydrated! I found the 5 flavor sample pack which has clementine, coconut, pomegranate, dragonfruit, and blueberry at Costco!

I love this Fat Dissolver Juice but when I’m pressed for time or don’t have all the ingredients on hand, I just make plain fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals that support healthy skin, weight loss, blood pressure, and fat metabolism!

healthy breakfast

Breakfast meals/Snacks:

I always have Ezekiel bread and english muffins on hand. They are so much more nutritious than regular white or wheat bread and digest cleanly and easily. I love the cinnamon raisin english muffins toasted then smeared with almond butter, sliced bananas, goji berries, cacoa nibs, and a drizzle of honey. If you don’t already have them, I recommend always having goji berries, cacoa nibs, and honey in the pantry. One bag of each the cacoa nibs and goji berries has lasted me almost two years so a little goes a long way! These superfoods add extra vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are wonderful for your skin and energy levels. They also will help to keep you full and satisfied longer! That being said, if you don’t have superfoods and are not interested in trying them, an ezekiel muffin with almond butter and sliced fruit is still fabulous!!

Cultured yogurt or kefir is another great thing to have on hand. Both are loaded with beneficial probiotics and make the perfect snack or breakfast. You can have it plain or add fruit and superfoods like I did. Again, just use what you have on hand. I had fresh berries (you could also use frozen), honey, and a sprinkle of bee pollen. Bee pollen is another one of those superfoods that will last a VERY long time. I can’t even tell you how long I’ve had mine! I keep it in the fridge to help it stay fresh. If you don’t have any fruit or superfoods, don’t worry, having your yogurt or kefir plain is still so much healthier than sugary cereal, a candy bar, or cookies! Having healthy items in the fridge and pantry just ensures that you make healthier choices ūüėČ

I LOVE Nature’s Path hot oatmeal during the winter months. It’s just so warming and keeps me full for hours. I added sliced banana, raw almonds, goji berries, chia seeds and dried cranberries.

superfood pantry
My superfood pantry

*If you would like more info on getting started with superfoods, start here. Remember, do what you can with what you have. You don’t have to have superfoods to live a healthy lifestyle but they are something that you can keep in the pantry to give your everyday foods a little boost!! You can see all the superfoods mentioned in this article here and get $10 off your order with the code WAG472. Most of these items can also be found at your local health food store or Trader Joe’s!

healthy egg breakfast

Eggs:

Eggs are one of my favorite protein sources and another staple that I always have. They provide protein, omega fatty acids, and amino acids that support the health of your entire body! I love them sunny side up over ezekiel english muffins with whatever greens I have on hand, fresh tomatoes, avocado slices and lots of hot sauce! I have this for breakfast or lunch ALL THE TIME. It literally takes less than 10 minutes to make and tastes amazing!! If you need to take it to work or on the go, just be sure to cook the yolk completely so you don’t end up with a runny mess on your hands!

Another egg dish I love are fritattas (see recipe insipration here). I typically just use whatever leftover veggies I have and it always turns out great! Fritattas keep well as leftovers too!
healthy salads

Salads:

I always try to have salad ingredients on hand as well:

  • greens – romaine lettuce, kale, spinach, arugula, etc
  • fresh veggies – cherry tomatoes, avocados, shredded carrots, yellow squash, cucumber, purple cabbage
  • nuts/seeds/dried fruit – pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, slivered almonds
  • protein – usually whatever is leftover: grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs, salmon, steak

Just throw whatever you have together in a large bowl with your favorite salad dressing and you’ve got a super healthy meal in minutes!

healthy veggie burrito bowl

“Leftover” Bowls:

Another staple in our house is the “leftover bowl”. Basically you just make quinoa and top it with leftovers from the week! This one was leftovers from fajitas that we had made earlier. Quinoa, whipped black beans, charred onion & bell peppers, corn with chili, lime & cilantro, fresh avocado slices and grape tomatoes.

A big part of eating healthy is making sure you have healthy foods around you. It’s like the quote “surround yourself with only the people who are going to lift you higher”,¬†the same applies to food. Surround yourself with the food that is going to take you toward your goals; toward the health and the body you want!

I hope these fast healthy meal ideas help to inspire you to be prepared and improvise with what you have! xo

You can see more of my fast easy 5 min meals here, enjoy!!

 

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