Let this dish develop flavor by sitting at room temperature for 20 mins after it's made.
Savory Thai Green Bean Salad
1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 T avocado oil
2 T fresh lime juice, or more to taste
1 T fish sauce, or more to taste
2 tomatoes chopped
1/3 cup fried shallots
1./3 cup fresh sliced shallots
1 cup fresh cilantro loosely packed
1 T toasted sesame seeds
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. and cook green beans until crisp tender- about 4 mins.
Drain and rinse in cold water and let cool to room temp.
Meanwhile, whisk oil, lime juice and fish sauce in a large bowl, stir in the fried and fresh shallots, green beans, tomatoes, cilantro and sesame seeds and a bit of salt. Stir to combine and let sit at room temp for 20 mins for flavors to develop.
Try these spicy sweet roasted sweet potatoes as a side to your next meal, add them to a salad, or eat them as a snack!
Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes
all measurements are approximate
4-6 sweet potatoes chopped into about 1 inch cubes. Peeling is optional, I can usually get my kids to eat more of these if I peel them.
Olive oil or other high-heat cooking oil like avocado oil
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
Toss sweet potatoes in a drizzling of oil in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix all spices. Use judgement here- if you are worried about too much spice on your potatoes, don't add all of it! Sprinkle on, toss to coat and let your eyes and nose help you know if you have enough seasoning.
Roast in the oven at 450 until soft on the inside and crispy on the outside (about 30 mins).
So easy to throw together, and so nutritious. All you need is some left-over quinoa, eggs, a bit of salsa or hot sauce and avocado. Try adding other veggies too!
Lazy breakfast bowl
Melt 1 tsp of coconut oil in a hot pan.
Crack several eggs into pan.
Add 1/4-1/2 Cup already cooked leftover quinoa.
Stir over medium high heat until cooked through.
Transfer to bowl.
Add salsa to your liking.
Cut up a 1/2 of an avocado and add to the side of your bowl.
Enjoy this protein packed breakfast full of healthy fats to keep you satisfied for hours!
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