Hi! Who caught the Bachelorette finale?? What do you guys think? Do you like Jef?
Easy Weeknight Dinner
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For some reason I saw her going with Arie, but I was happy with her choosing Jef. Ok, it’s not like she consulted me either way! I do like that she didn’t wait until the final rose to tell Arie though. That is the absolute worst when they get down on one knee to propose and don’t get chosen. Ahh, Bachelorette you loop me in every time!
In other (slightly ashamed) news…
I have a confession to make. I have not made dinner in over a week…A WEEK!
I know, isn’t that horrible. I even have a handsome boyfriend to feed, but guys, I am just burnt out. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but after work the last thing that I want to do is get in the kitchen and cook. It doesn’t help I get off at 6pm. What I have been doing is preparing more hearty lunches and often times the boy and I will enjoy a refreshing and filling smoothie for dinner. Not your typical dinner, but it is quick and healthy.
So, in my attempts to get back in the kitchen, I thought I would turn to my friend, the salad.
I love salads, but I just seem to get bored easily. After seeing a picture of this vibrant salad on Iowa Girl Eats, I knew this could get me out of my non-dinner rut.
Mango, Orange & Avocado Salad (adapted from Iowa Girl Eats)
Ingredients (serves 2)
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 shallot, microplaned or finely minced
- salt & pepper
- 1 orange, segmented
- 1 mango, chopped
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 6 oz spinach
- 1/4 cup almonds
Combine lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, shallot and salt & pepper in a jar or bowl. Shake or whisk to combine. Toss orange segments, chopped mango and chopped avocado with the dressing. Divide lettuce between two plates, then top each plate with half the fruit mixture and half the almonds. Finish with a sprinkle of pepper, if desired.
The vibrant colors are enough to make you want to dig right in!!
The juicy fruits paired with the creamy avocado make for an exciting and flavorful trio! Almonds add some protein and a nice crunch!
No-cook meals during summer are key!
Other Swanky Scoop:
I want to send a big THANK YOU to Teri from Managed Macros. I won her giveaway and look what I received!
Thanks Teri! I can’t wait to use everything!
I am off to work here in a few. It is my first full week of work here in a while. Fingers crossed that it zips by!
So what is your take on the Bachelorette? What are your favorite fruit add ins for salads? Does anyone else get in dinner ruts? (please tell me I’m not alone)