Posts tagged ‘healthy’

March 5th, 2014

Simple Asian Sesame Slaw

by Chrissy

Asian Sesame Slaw_LYK1

I’ve been wanting to go on a picnic for quite some time now. Granted, it’s not exactly picnic season, hence the pouring rain this past week, but now that’s it’s bright, sunny and 70 degrees again, I think I can start thinking about my picnic menu again.

Asian Sesame Slaw_LYK4Even if it’s indoors, I just like the little slaws, sandwiches, wraps, no-heat sides, salads, and chips and dips.
This slaw is certainly a perfect make-ahead salad, as it can stay dressed for … Read more...

February 11th, 2014

Chia Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips {NO oil, butter or yogurt}

by Chrissy

No oil or butter Chia Banana Bread with Choco Chips_LYK

I am SO excited to share this with you! I have a totally new level of banana bread love going on now; I was a fool for thinking it couldn’t get any better, because it just did.

Mind blown.

No oil or butter Chia Banana Bread with Choco Chips_LYK5

I can’t hold it in any longer. This banana bread recipe has to be the healthiest sweet bread out there. This recipe doesn’t employ the evil profile of butter or fatty oils (some are good, don’t get me wrong), but instead … Read more...

February 4th, 2014

Fennel, Apple, & Dill Salad {with lemon dijon dressing}

by Lauren

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We are all about balance in the LYK. Yesterday you had cupcakes, today you get salad. We realize a good indulgence every once in a while (chocolate at least once a day is a must for me) is totally necessary but we also recognize the importance of a healthy diet. I definitely keep a bag of truffles in my office drawer or stock up on the Reese’s at Halloween so I can have one a day after lunch.

Depriving yourself … Read more...

January 28th, 2014

Superfood Spinach Salad

by Chrissy

Superfood Spinach Salad_LYK6

Before I realized how easy it was to prep healthy salads for the week, Lauren and I would occasionally buy a salad or two from Trader Joe’s as a treat or when we had a busy week and knew we needed to take a healthy shortcut.

Superfood Spinach Salad_LYK1

I’m never really all that impressed with store-bought pre-made salads (unless they are from Whole Foods, which is unfortunate for the wallet), but there was one that I just loved. After eating this salad … Read more...

January 16th, 2014

Blackberry & Gorgonzola Salad with Mixed Berry Vinaigrette

by Chrissy

Blackberry Gorgonzola Salad w Mixed Berry Vinaigrette_LYK6

It’s FRIDAY! We made it! You deserve a cookie. I know I do. This week has been straight up grueling. I am fairly positive I have 4 jobs right now. It’s only a season of transition so I’m trekking, but I’m excited for the day when I can streamline all of it into one.

You could probably tell by the pics, but a lot of berries are involved in the making of this fresh and healthy salad. I guess another … Read more...