Curry Chicken Salad

Coach Bailey is very picky when it comes to chicken salad.  She doesn't don’t like it too creamy, too dry, but jussstttt right! (This is starting to sound like an old-time fairy tale). Which is why this is her go-to chicken salad recipe! She swaps plain Greek yogurt in place of mayo and adds in a little curry powder for some extra flavor! Recipe below!


INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons water
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
3/4 cup golden delicious apple
1/3 cup diced celery
3 tablespoons golden raisins
1/4 cup red grapes, sliced
2 green onions, optional
1/8 teaspoon salt


DIRECTIONS:
Combine Greek yogurt, curry powder, and water in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add the chicken, chopped apple, celery, raisins, grapes and salt; stir mixture well to combine. Cover and chill. Enjoy!

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Spinach Orzo Salad

banza lunch orzo sald side spinach Mar 11, 2019

One of coach Bailey's favorite salads to purchase at Whole Foods is the spinach orzo salad ! However, it can get pricy if purchased in large quantities, so we decided to try and make it on our own using the new @eatbanza rice (can use orzo too)! It turned out soo well and is completely addicting! Recipe below



INGREDIENTS:
2 cups @eatbanza Rice
5 tbsp Olive Oil Seperated
Red Onion Chopped Finely
¼ cup Kalamata Olives
1 celery stalk, diced.
2 cups Spinach Chopped
5 Basil Leaves Chopped
Sprinkle of garlic powder or to taste
cup Rice Vinegar
¼ cup Feta Cheese Crumbles
Splash of balsamic vinegar
Salt & Pepper To Taste



DIRECTIONS:
Cook @eatbanza rice according to the package directions then drain and rinse using cold water. Add @eatbanza rice to a large bowl and stir in 3 TBS olive oil to prevent clumping.

Heat 2 TBS olive oil over medium-high heat in a saucepan and cook spinach and basil leaves until wilted. About 2-3 minutes. Let cool a minute and add to bowl.

Coarsly chop...

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Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowl

Let's be real.... quinoa by itself can be a little bland and well... boring. However, when you add roasted vegetables,  garlic tahini and spices... it is taken to another level! We have this one on repeat and we hope you do too! Feel free to add your favorite protein as well!



INGREDIENTS:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 butternut squash (or 2 medium sweet potatoes) cubed
1 large head of cauliflower cut into small florets
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
A pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup cooked edamame
1 cup kale chopped with stalks removed)
1 cup spinach leaves
2 TBS pepitas.

FOR THE TAHINI GARLIC DRESSING:
4 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp boiled water
1/2 tsp garlic powder
(optional) 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
(optional) 1 tsp miso paste
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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

lunch vegetarian Nov 21, 2018

Coming at you with another high protein pasta dish. Who said you couldn't eat pasta!? Thanks to Banza pasta, you can now enjoy pasta that is made of chickpeas and contains 25 grams of protein! This mediterranean veggie pasta salad is made with cucumbers, red and orange bell peppers, red onion, feta cheese, and a red wine vinegar dressing! Enjoy! 



INGREDIENTS:

1 box Banza penne chickpea pasta
1 red bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1/2 cucumber
1/4 of large red onion
1/4 cup feta cheese
Drizzle of olive oil
Drizzle of red wine vinegar
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper
Dash of oregano
Dash of garlic powder



DIRECTIONS:

Cook pasta according to directions.
Chop vegetables and mix with pasta, olive oil, spices, red wine vinegar and feta.
 

 
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Pesto Cauliflower Gnocchi

lunch vegetarian Nov 21, 2018

Yes... you read that right, cauliflower gnocchi. This is a semi-homemade meal thanks to Trader Joe's! Trader Joe's has frozen cauliflower gnocchi and it is the biggest hit not only with us, but most people all around the nation. It has the perfect texture and with the right sauce, taste exactly like traditional gnocchi. We used coach Bailey's homemade pesto sauce and it was perfecccttt. Great for a side dish to any meal or to have by itself with some extra protein of course!


We pan sear the gnocchi with olive oil until cooked through and slightly crisp on top. Trader Joe's directions say to boil. We find it is much better pan-fried!

INGREDIENTS for Pesto:
cup raw walnuts OR pine nuts, almonds, pecans or pepitas.
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves (about 3 ounces or 2 large bunches)
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


DIRECTIONS:
Combine the basil, nuts or seeds,...

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Southwest Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

dinner lunch vegetarian Nov 21, 2018

This southwest quinoa salad with a cilantro-lime sauce is the perfect addition to your weekly meal plan! Plant based proteins and tons of veggies, it is a meal your family will love! Healthy, quick, and delicious! Yes please!


INGREDIENTS:
FOR THE SALAD

1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water or vegetable broth
15oz canned low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked or canned corn (drain if canned)
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
Avocado for topping



FOR THE DRESSING:

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
juice of 2 limes
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp onion powder



DIRECTIONS:

Cook quinoa: place 1 cup rinsed quinoa with 2 cups water or broth in medium pot; bring to boil then cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat once cooked, fluff with fork and transfer to...

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Veggie Quinoa Salad

dinner lunch side vegetarian Nov 12, 2018

This might be one of the most refreshing salads we have ever made! Perfect for the start to Spring! Full of veggies, protein and fiber to fill you up and leave you satisfied!

INGREDIENTS:
1 can of black beans, drained & rinsed
1 can of corn, drained & rinsed
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped (more or less to taste)
Red Wine Vinegar to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1-2 cups cooked Quinoa

DIRECTIONS:
Mix all ingredients together, chill and enjoy!

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