review: oikos greek yogurt

I’ve always loved the Greek Yogurt (well ever since I took a trip to Greece) and can find use after use for it. I put it in dips, eat it plain, top it with granola or fruit and the list goes on and on..

But my absolute favorite? Tzatziki!!! I put this on everything: wraps, veggies, pita and can pretty much eat it straight.

1 container Greek yogurt
3/4 cup chopped cucumber
Garlic, dill, vinegar, salt & pepper
Mix and put on everything!!!

Thanks Kristina and Stonyfield for the coupons, they are much appreciated as is your work in the Organic Industry!

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tomato salad with basil vinaigrette

What is better than summer salads with tomatoes and basil? (Well, perhaps a little mozzarella but we’ll save that for another day) I had seen this recipe in the June Food & Wine magazine but lost the actual recipe (probably in my stack of 400 recipes) so I just went with what I thought sounded good!
Using my salad dresser I combined 2 Tbsp. sliced basil, 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar and salt & pepper. Toss with grape tomatoes and let marinate 20-30 minutes before serving. Served with my mussel meal. Next on my tomato list is bruschetta!

mediterranean rice salad

As you know, I love the flavors from the Mediterranean. I came across a recipe by Lundberg’s for a Greek Rice Salad and knew that this was calling my name. I figured it would be perfect to take for lunch for a different salad with more than just veggies. And it was perfect! I made it on a Sunday and used it for 2 lunches that week (and saved a little bit for the taster too!) It was delicious but I think next time I’ll add some chopped olives for a little more flavor.
Mediterranean Rice Salad:
2 cups cooked Organic Brown Rice (Lundberg’s is my favorite)
1/2 cup Sundried Tomato Tapenade (from leftover Tapas Night)
1 cup Marinated Artichokes
1/2 cup sliced Green Onions
Served over greens, green peppers, cucumbers and sprinkled with feta cheese.

What is your go-to lunch? I need some new lunch ideas!!

ask the nutritionist: excuses?

Sometimes I feel myself feeling a little stressed, down and hungry. Now I know what I should do (hello lara bar in desk drawer). But what if I’m feeling salty and don’t have any salty snacks?

Yes, yes I did. Total vending machine snack attack. And while I wish I has the self-control of some, we all know that I am in no way shape or form perfect. :) And instead of feeling guilty I’m moving on and I’m going to eat lots of veggies for dinner. Excuses averted.

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