137.2...Quinoa Greek Salad

Tuesday night my husband was out so I did what I usually do: make salmon. Since he doesn’t eat fish, I usually make it when he’s not around. To go with it, I whipped up an easy Quinoa Greek Salad which was delicious!

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Quinoa Greek Salad (Serves 6)
Recipe adapted from Food.com

2 cups chicken stock
1 cup quinoa
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
1/4 cup green onion, diced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup red onion, diced
3 ounces feta cheese (reduced fat fine)

1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. oregano
Pepper, to taste

1. In a saucepan, bring stock to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook 15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
2. Transfer to a large bowl and cool.
3. Stir veggies and cheese into cooled quinoa.
4. Whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over quinoa mixture and toss.

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Wednesday’s breakfast:

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I took the kids to school, went to a school event,  then went to Orange Theory. I ran some errands and stopped for lunch at Urban Plates.

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Standard Urban Plates order.

We went to my son’s basketball game that evening, followed by dinner at Tio Leo’s. I ordered the Camarones Rancheros with a salad instead of rice and beans.

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Eh. This wasn’t that great. I’ll stick to my usuals there from now on.

Thursday’s breakfast:

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After I dropped the kids off at school, I went to the gym, followed by my tennis lesson.

I had some errands to run and also stopped at Green Spot Salad Company for my Ginger Sesame Ahi Bowl.

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Last night I made the best pasta ever. I cannot wait to share the recipe with you.

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One-Pot Cheesy Italian Pasta and Chicken. I’m telling you, you have to make this! Stay tuned!

Today’s breakfast:

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The usual morning of school drop off and an hour at the gym. I came home to try to attack the mess that is my desk. Lunch was leftover Quinoa Greek Salad, Trader Joe’s hummus & kale dips and carrots.

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Happy Friday everyone!

Any fun weekend plans?

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