Healthy Eats

To keep our momentum going for 2015 and our healthy eating choices, I want to share two good recipes that are not only healthy but taste great too. Healthy eating is not only for dinner but needs to be considered when eating breakfast and lunch. For breakfast there are a few oatmeal smoothie recipes that are easy and filling.

Strawberry and Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
1 Cup of soy milk (I used Almond milk instead of soy milk)
1/2 cup of oats
1 banana cut into chunks
10 fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of Agave (or sugar)
1 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon of Chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Put all ingredient into a blender and you have an instant filling breakfast or you can combine all the ingredient and let them sit over night but I prefer the blender.

I must say that this smoothie is more filling than your typical smoothie due to the oats. Usually when I drink a smoothie I must eat something in addition because I'm not full but this smoothie actually supplemented a meal. Also the Chia Seeds are full of Omega 3 fatty acid, fiber and antioxidants.
You can change any of the fruit and keep the other ingredient for your taste. This is a great smoothie for diabetics just leave out the sugar.

I also made my favorite Greek salad. This recipe is easy to make and store so that you can bring a small container of the salad to work for an afternoon snack or addition to your lunch. You can also add olives, chicken or shrimp to this salad but I love it as shown and it really is packed with flavor. I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think. I don't add salad dressing to this salad as the lemon juice is good enough for me and this is even eaten by my kids. This salad is a hit in my house.

Easy Greek Salad
3 cucumbers skin removed
4 Roma tomatoes 
1 Red Onion
Feta Cheese
Fresh flat Parsley (finely chopped)
Fresh Cilantro (finely chopped)
1 fresh lemon (cut in half and squeeze lemon juice onto salad) 

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