The perfect meal for a spring or summer picnic! So refreshing and easy to throw together. This is a great, mayo-free healthy twist on traditional chicken salad.
– 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
– 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed
– 2 small or 1 large ripe avocado, pits and skin removed
– 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
– 1/2 tsp. sea salt (or more to taste)
– 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper (or more to taste)
– Food processor
– Stirring spoon
– Measuring cups and spoons
– Medium sized mixing bowl
1. Place the cooked shredded chicken in a medium sized mixing bowl.
2. Place the basil, avocado, olive oil, sea salt and ground black pepper in a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape the sides a couple times to incorporate.
3. Pour the avocado and basil mixture into the mixing bowl with the shredded chicken and toss well to coat. Taste and add additional sea salt and ground black pepper if desired. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
I’m so excited that the weather is finally warming up. Once spring arrives, I am usually in sandals all the time, unless I’m working out. Having two young children, I always have to make sure that my sandals are comfortable, functional but also look cute. I’m always looking for the perfect sandal to go for a walk with the kids, run around at the playground, meet with clients or even go out with my friends – without looking like an old lady!
Enter the Terri adjustable thong! This sandal was love at first sight. It’s design is simple, yet stylish, and I absolutely love the leather petal details. I have a very high arch, and I love that these sandals are adjustable, so I can fit them specifically to my foot to make sure they don’t slip off when I’m running around after my kids.
I love that these cork midsoles are so lightweight, because I am on my feet all day, it’s important to make sure that my shoes aren’t weighing me down. The met bar pod in the ball-of-foot has also been a lifesaver for me because the extra cushioning has helped me avoid the sore, tired feet I get when I wear basic flip flops all day.
These Terri sandals are going to be my go-to sandals for this spring. The black is percent for every day, and I am loving the salmon for a little bit more fun and a pop of color!
You can learn more about these sandals and where to purchase them here.
These protein balls are delicious and a great, easy snack to grab on the go when you’re out and about.
For the Brownie flavor
¼ cup chocolate protein powder
½ cup oat flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ cup almond milk
For the Cookie Dough
¼ cup vanilla protein powder
½ cup oat flour
½ tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons almond butter
3 tablespoons almond milk
In a medium size bowl, mix together all ingredients for the brownie flavor. It should be the consistency of cookie dough. If it’s too dry, add a bit more almond milk.
Then, roll the dough into about ½ tablespoon balls. Set aside.
Rinse that bowl, then mix together all ingredients for the cookie dough flavor. Again, if it’s too dry, add little more almond milk.
Roll the dough into about ½ tablespoon balls.
Next, take 1 brownie ball and 1 cookie dough ball and combine them by compressing them together and rolling into a ball. Repeat!
Sandal season is upon us and if you are anything like the rest of us, your feet could use a little sprucing up. I always like for my feet to look fresh and healthy when I’m sporting my sandals, so I like to take some time to prep them for spring. Here are a few easy steps you can take to get your feet looking amazing for sandal season!
- Brighten/Whiten your toenails: Lemon juice is a great natural way to whiten and brighten your toenails. Before sandal season begins I always like to take a week with no nail polish on my toes to let them “breathe.” Then I buff them to remove the outermost layer of the nail and apply some lemon juice to whiten the nails.
- Deep clean/soak your feet: Soaking your feet in a basin of warm water with tea tree oil will help to kill any bacteria or fungi that may be present on your feet. Be sure to clean all the spaces on your feet with a washcloth, including the areas in between your toes.
- Exfoliate: Using a bristle brush, exfoliate your feet and ankles. Start at the ankle area and brush in a circular motion to the tips of your toes, working your way around the top and the bottom of the feet.
- Moisturize: Using a thick, creamy lotion or mask, coat the feet and let the moisturizer sit for 10-15 minutes before wiping off with a warm washcloth.
- Trim your toenails: While toenails are damp, clip them straight across. Be careful not to cut at an angle going into the corners, as this can encourage ingrown toenails.
- Buff: Buff your nails with a buffer to remove the rough, top layer of your toenails and create a nice smooth surface for your nail polish.
- Paint: After prepping your toes and feet, it’s finally time to paint your toenails! Be sure to use a polish that is free of toxins to prevent your nails from yellowing and to avoid any unnecessary toxins.
- Rock your sandals with pride!
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