Winter Fruit Kale Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

Lately, I have been making baby greens salad with pomegranate and kids eating them. The poms, not the salads. I don’t have magic kids who eat kale salads. So, a lot of pommies. I guess because it’s Alex “deconstructing” them and not me. He Googled the how-to video. I don’t know where to find it.;) And lately, I have been cooking vegan…um, a lot – this Healthy Caramel Popcorn, those Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies and now this salad. Many people are not the fans of kale in salads, or kale…
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Chili Chicken, Kale and Quinoa Casserole

Last night was a hot tub, wine and staring at the stars kind of night. Last night was here-is-your-child-daddy, as soon as Alex walked in the door kind of night. It was time to shut off, for me. I honestly had no idea 2nd kid makes a difference in life. LOL, he did! Fitness, healthy eating a.k.a cheeseburger quinoa casserole, and those nights like yesterday keep me sane, while I’m fully enjoying the ride on a roller coaster of the sweetest years with my kids. Really?! These are…
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Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup with Kale

Pasta e Fagioli means beans and pasta –  slow cooker pasta e ravioli soup with kale in my world. And I can’t believe I have only 6 soup recipes on my blog so far. Whaaaaaat?! I grew up on soups and I cook them quite often: buckwheat soup, Ukrainian borscht, slow cooker chicken noodle soup. Soups are fast, cheap and a great way to use any leftovers. You know that half tomato, yesterday’s sausage and 2 days old pasta?! Instead of a garbage can, they go into Olena’s…
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Superfood Green Smoothie

Baby spinach, leafy kale, tiny chia seeds…All those are super foods and make this green stuff  > THE STUFF! Apple, cucumber and lemon are there for an extra health benefit but most importantly to make this smoothie drinkable. It tastes totally bearable and even delicious! Apple adds sweetness without adding too much sugar and cucumber adds coolness. You know that summery refreshing cool feeling mint and cucumber have?! That’s the one! So, it’s delicious! MIL/sausage lover/junk food enthusiast’s verdict was “Mmmmmmm…mmmmmmm…mmmm”. Yes, I’m a good DIL. I feed…
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Thai Kale Chicken Salad

I love one meal salads like shrimp orzo salad, Greek yogurt pasta salad, chicken quinoa kale salad, and this Thai Kale Chicken Salad is one of them. Traditional Thai flavours meet superfood – kale. Raw kale, fresh mango, lean chicken breast & roasted unsalted peanuts drizzled with Lime Chili Vinaigrette, make this salad a complete healthy meal. Only 324 calories and 8 WW points+ for 2 cups.

Soba Noodle Stir Fry

My proof for stir fries is in numerous unique and healthy stir fry recipes I have made over the years: cabbage and carrots stir fry, buckwheat stir fry, frozen vegetables stir fry, broccoli mushroom stir fry, salmon stir fry and healthy beef stir fry. Healthy soba noodle stir fry is a no brainer. Just combine some protein, vegetables and healthy noodles, and you are good to go. Soba noodles are quick to cook, usually made of a whole grain like buckwheat, which means they provide more fiber than wheat or rice…
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