The Mindful Mommie

Monthly Archives: January 2014

I’ve been wanting to make a really great, healthy trail mix for a while now…and I finally did it! I gathered a dream-team of ingredients and put them together to make a snack that has a little bit of everything: crunchiness, sweetness, tartness, and chewiness. More importantly, it is chock-full of superfoods that will do amazing things for your brain and body! So treat yourself to this healthy delight! Ingredients: 1 cup… Read More

We had some left-over Mahi Mahi from the fish tacos we made last night for Taco Tuesday. The Mindful Daddie said he was in the mood for a salad, so I came up with this recipe to make the fish and salad work together! It’s a twist on the classic Chinese Chicken Salad with a dressing so good that it might make you want to lick your salad bowl! The recipe below… Read More

Tonight is Taco Tuesday at the Mindful Mommie house, and I am serving up this tasty black bean and corn salad as our side dish. It is super simple and full of fresh flavors! It also makes a super delicious lunch if you have leftovers. You can even top it with grilled chicken to make it a meal all on its own! Ingredients: 1 can organic black beans, drained and rinsed 1… Read More

A few people have been telling me that health food stores can be intimidating, and I agree! I felt totally lost at first. There were so many ingredients and items that I had never heard of, not to mention the aisles of bulk bins! So here is a little “cheat sheet” to get you started! Oils and Vinegars Organic extra virgin olive oil Organic coconut oil Organic grapeseed oil Grapeseed oil cooking… Read More

This is a quick, flavorful way to cook chicken. Pair it with some Mexican-spiced rice or quinoa for a perfect weeknight meal! Ingredients: 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks 3 small limes (1 zested and juiced, 1 additional juiced, 1 cut into wedges) 6 cloves of garlic, minced 1-2 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil 1-2 tsp cumin 1-2 tsp chili powder Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) 1/4 cup cilantro,… Read More

This is my favorite way to prepare asparagus. It makes the perfect side dish for almost any meal. Plus asparagus is amazing for your health! Did you know it has more folic acid than any other vegetable, is good for urinary health, and prevents depression? AMAZING! Ingredients: 2 pounds asparagus, tough ends trimmed, washed & patted dry 3 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic Celtic sea salt… Read More

I’ve already confessed my love for savory, crunchy snacks. I made these roasted chickpeas tonight and they are so addicting! I wish I would have doubled the recipe. These are a healthy, tasty alternative to corn nuts or Cool Ranch Doritos. I can’t wait to experiment with other sweet and savory flavors on my roasted chickpeas! Ingredients: 2 cans organic garbanzo beans/chickpeas 2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes 2 tbsp organic extra virgin… Read More

I made this recipe up this afternoon because I had a bunch of produce in my fridge that needed to be used within the next couple of days. It turned out to be very tasty, plus you get the added bonus of lentils which provide you with fiber and protein! Ingredients: 4 cups organic chicken broth 4 cups water 2 cups cooked green lentils 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 tbsp fresh… Read More

I never thought I would like Brussels sprouts…now I can’t get enough of them! This recipe is so simple, but the ingredients really shine! You can add minced garlic, garlic powder, lemon juice, or other spices if you want to change them up a bit. Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts 3 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil 3/4 tsp Celtic sea salt or Himalayan pink salt 1/2 tsp ground pepper Preheat… Read More

This meatloaf is so, so tasty! It may seem weird to add fish sauce, but trust me it gives it the perfect little boost! The leftovers make delicious meatloaf sandwiches (on gluten-free bread, of course)! Ingredients: 2 pounds ground turkey (I prefer to use a combo of light and dark meat) 1 yellow onion, small dice 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 carrot, small dice 1 stalk celery, small dice 4 tbsp grapeseed… Read More

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love chips! This recipe is my answer to my need for a healthy alternative to those big-name brands that are packed with chemicals and additives that shouldn’t even be allowed to be ingested. These brown rice tortilla chips are crunchy, delicious and versatile! You can add any spice combo that you would like to mix it up. Ingredients: 1 package gluten-free brown rice tortillas¬†(Food… Read More

Ingredients: 1 package organic brown rice fusilli 1 package organic cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 bag of organic baby spinach 4 cloves of garlic, minced 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast flakes (for topping) Fresh basil, chopped (for topping) Boil water and cook brown… Read More