My Week in Food: Paleo, Organic, Fast & Light Meals

Confession: I’m kind of obsessed with food. I just love the entire process of recipe finding, meal planning, cooking and – obviously – eating. For the most part, I stick to a robust variety of paleo, organic, fast & light meals, with an emphasis on clean eating and supporting local. It can be challenging to stick to a healthy diet when your schedule is crazed, but I find that a little bit of foresight goes a long way.

Check out what I ate last week and please enjoy the recipes (and my reviews of them) below!

 

 

My Week in Food: Paleo, Organic, Fast & Light Meals

 

 

  1. Meatballs with Zucchini “Noodles” and Mint Pesto {via The Food Lovers Make it Paleo}. Okay, so I did not use lamb as the recipe called for, but Laura’s Lean Beef was every bit as tasty. The zucchini noodles were perfection, thanks to my new julienne peeler, and I found the mint pesto to be delightful. Definitely making this gem again.
    Rating: ****
  2. Grilled Harissa Chicken with Quinoa and Cucumber Salad {via Clean Eating, “Cooking with Gail Simmons”}. Okay, this recipe only serves to reiterate Gail Simmons’ status as my personal culinary goddess (not in a creepy way, I swear). It’s heat is perfectly balanced by the coolness of the cucumber salad. It was quick to make… and to eat! We devoured it.
    Rating: *****
  3. Udon with Tofu & Stir-Fried Vegetables {via Fine Cooking’s Cook Fresh}. This ended up tasting a bit bland, but perhaps it’s because I didn’t have 3 of the required ingredients on hand and was a tad liberal in my substitutions. I’d give it another whirl.
    Rating: ***
  4. Make-it-Up Salad {via me!}. One small thing I appreciate about my new job is the kitchen. Which is stocked full of cooking utensils and dishes to prepare the lunch of your choosing any day of the week. So last week, I took advantage and assembled a light salad pairing one of my favorite summer flavor combinations of prosciutto and melon. Mmm! This salad also has: kale, arugula, leftover cucumber salad from #2, pumpkin seeds… all tossed in EVOO and lemon juice.
    Rating: ***
  5. Braised Lamb, Fried Tomatoes, and Cucumber/Orange/Radish Salad {via Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking}. That’s right – all of these items are from an Italian cookbook. This compilation of recipes is to the Italian repertoire what Julia Child’s cookbook is to french cuisine. Michael and Maddy gifted it to me for Christmas and I hadn’t made anything from it yet, so I gave it a whirl, using all organic ingredients. Everything tasted very light yet flavorful!
    Rating: ****

 

What are some of your quick and healthy go-to recipes? Drop me a comment or share on Twitter or Instagram with #GetItGirlNoms.

CK

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