January 27, 2016

Recipes To Try This Month

We survived Snow Storm Jonas, y'all. I'm finally back at work -- although schools are still out, possibly until Friday -- and while the roads aren't normal they are safe enough to navigate to work [drat].  I totally enjoyed my snowed in weekend with all the treats and down time, but my body is not happy with me right now.

So it's time to get back on track with workouts and healthy eats. Obviously I'll be turning to my tried and true clean eats, but I thought new year, new recipes too. Cue Pinterest and blogs for inspiration.

Paleo Squash Ravioli: This recipe is probably the most involved, but it is also the most intriguing. I'm a huge ravioli fan but find when I ate more than three pieces I can feel it in my body before dinner is done. I'd love to enjoy the taste of ravioli without the after effects. Fingers crossed my mandolin can slice thin enough.
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Cauliflower Fried Rice: First we had cauliflower pizza crust and now we have cauliflower rice. I was not a fan of the pizza crust, so I am a bit wary of the rice. Is this something people rave about because everyone is raving? Or does cauliflower rice really work? We eat a lot of cauliflower with our meals so I'm trying to find something new this month.
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Avocado Chicken Salad: If you've read for awhile you've realized I'm not really a sandwich person after Whole30. So, I'd add this to chicken to a salad or just eat it on it's own or on cucumber pieces.
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Sweet potato & Zucchini fritters: These sound perfect for a side dish with protein [I'm gonna take out the butter] and looks quite easy peasy with prep. I bet they would be a great addition to any breakfast routine too.
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Cauliflower Tater Tots: Non guilty tater tots? Yes please! The recipe calls for butter and bread crumbs which I'll probably cut in half but the rest of the ingredients makes my Whole30 heart smile. I'm not a huge spice fan but I bet these would taste awesome with a sirachia ketchup or a delicious guacamole.
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What are some of your go to detox recipes? Any new recipes I should try? Have you tried any of these?

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38 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

So many good things! I've been wanting to try cauliflower pizza crust so I think that's my next new recipe! That chicken salad sandwich looks delish! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

BLovedBoston said...

Glad things are getting back to normal now! That avocado chicken sandwich sounds delicious!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

These all look so delicious! Definitely saving for the future!

birdie to be said...

Yum! These look so good!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Those all look so good! I still want to master cauliflower fried rice!

Ashley Greenwell said...

Sign me up for the avocado chicken salad! That looks delicious!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

YUM that chicken salad sandwich and that paleo ravioli - sign me up! that looks really great.

xoxo cheshire kat

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

My mouth is watering - these sound delicious!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

I actually didn't mind the taste of cauliflower pizza, and I've also tried cheesy cauliflower tots, which were really good, but the thing that gets me about it is the smell. It literally makes my whole kitchen smell like cauliflower for a week, which I just cannot handle. Haha, maybe it's just me?!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

The sweet potato and zucchini fritters look soo good! My mom tried making cauliflower rice this week and it was just okay, haha. We weren't fans of the cauliflower pizza crust either!

Marie said...

Those cauliflower tater tots look so good!!

LMW said...

These all look good.

Katie @ Champagne and Suitcases said...

I feel like cauliflower is all the rave right now, haha... however, that rice actually looks pretty good! I'll wait until you make it before I take the plunge :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

Mmm, we love avocado chicken salad! We throw some grapes in there, too and it's so good! Very intrigued by the squash ravioli, you will have to let us know how it goes!

Emily said...

A big , fat YES to cauliflower rice! It is SO GOOD, and I don't usually like cauliflower at all. I started eating/making it my last Whole30 round, and I've added it into so many things since then.

Dana said...

So glad I am not the only one who had an issue with cauliflower pizza. First of all mine didn't turn out AT ALL, it was so frustrating. I ended up at Little Cesar's for a $5 pizza at 8 pm. Hahah the rice sounds interesting, I have been enjoying mashed cauliflower, it may not be as good as potatoes but it really isn't bad!

Rebecca Jo said...

That squash ravioli... OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

That avocado chicken salad looks AMAZING! And that squash ravioli.... now I'm super hungry!
Green Fashionista

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

Sweet potato zucchini fritters...YES PLEASE! Those sound SO good!

Meg Taylor said...

All of these look amazing!! I am pinning those fritters and the cauliflower rice right now!

Liz Jo said...

All of these look so delicious!! Especially the cauliflower one, I have frozen cauliflower, I wonder if that would work with this receipe. And the avocado chicken sandwich! Yum!

liz @ j for joiner

Nikki said...

The ravioli sound good! I do avocado chicken! I also do avocado tuna as I do not like mayo at all!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

Oh man, how I wish I was snowed in right now... I'm just thinking of all of the things that I could be doing if I wasn't at work! Ha!

That avocado chicken salad sandwich looks really good. You can sign me up for pretty much anything that has avocado in it!

Missy said...

I've had that paleo ravioli pinned for awhile and haven't made it yet, I need to!

Kait said...

We've done the cauli fried rice and the squash lasagna type roll ups! The "rice" was a total hit, but the roll ups were kind of a fail. I don't have a mandolin for slicing the squash long ways, so I thought I could use a peeler and it just..didn't work. It was too thin, broke off, etc. So we just used the slices and made a stir fry, more or less. It was still good, just definitely not as pretty LOL

Emily said...

Oh yumm and everything is healthy too which is perfect! I might have to try my hand at the Sweet potato & Zucchini fritters...they look so tasty!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i love rice like more than life, so i was kind of 'meh' on the cauliflower rice. it was okay, it wasn't bad, and if you are trying not to eat rice, it's a great substitute. i like quinoa more, but of course that's super carb heavy. i haven't made anything else with cauliflower (like mashed 'potato' or a pizza crust) though. anyway. it's worth a try, i don't think it's as amazing as the internet goes on about it!

i've seen that ravioli around but it does look a wee bit too involved for my lazy self. it's such a great GF option though, i love ravioli but haven't had it in years. let me know how it goes!

we make the avo chicken salad (or something like it) a lot, KC eats it in pita bread, and also I add chickpeas to the food processor with the avo. it means less meat and beans are good and yummy.

Queen In Between said...

Yes to almost all of these!! I'm so trying. Last night I made nachos but used mini bell peppers instead of chips and it was delish!

Trac~ said...

YUMMY! These all look delicious and I have some zucchini at home and was trying to figure out what to do with them, so the fritters will be perfect! Thank you for the ideas! Glad you were able to get out and about finally. :)

Courtney B said...

So glad you survived! That snow storm was CRAZY! Was that your first snow of the winter as well?! I'm glad you made the most of it with yummy food!
I love avocado chicken salad... I've been struggling with a dinner menu this week so I just added that to the list. Thanks for the reminder!
Oh my gosh, the sweet potato and zucchini fritters look delish!!

Kayla MKOY said...

I've heard SO many great things about the cauliflower "rice"!! Lets try it!!!!

Jen said...

Ooo these sound really good!

Laura Darling said...

I wish I was a student in your town's school this week! Those recipes look delicious!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Ooh what a creative ravioli twist!

Erin LFF said...

I've seen that "ravioli" floating around and want to try it too. We definitely try to limit evening carbs in our house so that looks like a perfect tasty dinner. We are huge cauliflower fans... I loved it as a pizza crust, as rice and as a substitute for potatoes in soup. I hope you enjoy the rice :)

Caitlin Elisabeth said...

i def need to try these too! great blog and so glad i found it!

Carmen Varner said...

Paleo ravioli looks tasty & relatively simple to make. :]

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Laura Marie Keenan said...

That avocado chicken salad sandwich looks amazing!!!