Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salsa and Quinoa

Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salsa and Quinoa

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
Bay leaf
Cinnamon
1/2 Jalapeño chopped no seeds
1 pound watermelon chunks
Vidalia onion
2 limes
1.75 package of mint finely chopped
Carrington Farms coconut oil
1 pound of chicken breasts

In a medium pot, toast sliced almonds over medium heat until golden being careful not to burn.
Add 1 cup of quinoa until toasted.
Add 2 cups of vegetable broth, bay leaf and cinnamon to taste. Bring to a boil, covered, then reduce the heat to simmer for about 20 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
Remove from heat and let it sit an additional 5 minutes. Fluff and enjoy.

While quinoa is cooking, cut lime in half. In a large pan, add a drizzle of Carrington Farms coconut oil and add chicken breasts. Squeeze lime on top of breasts, cook on medium heat until halfway cooked through. Flip breasts over and squeeze rest of lime on top. Cook until chicken is cooked through.
Add watermelon chunks to large bowl, add 1/4 vidalia onions, the juice of 1 lime, finely chopped mint, jalapeño and drizzle of carrington farms coconut oil.

What Do I Pack for a Healthy Lunch for Myself and My Kids?- A Memoir

Back to school means back to packing school lunches. Yup, I said it! If you’re like me, those words sent a shudder down your spine. What’s a busy mom to do? I’ll tell you what I do… I remember that “Pretty Colors Feel Very Soothing.” Okay, okay. Now you’re scratching your
head and wondering if this is some kind of yoga-inspired meditation? Well, I guess it could be but that’s not it. Remember those words—

Pretty (P is for Protein)
Colors (C is for Carbohydrate- whole grain, of course!)
Feel (F is for Fruits)
Very (V is for Vegetables)
Soothing (S is for Snack)

Here are some healthy school lunch ideas (it also works for bagged lunches you take to work): Oven roasted turkey (P) on whole wheat bread (C) with lettuce and tomatoes (V) and a snack
bag of grapes (F) and a 100 calorie snack pack (S).
or Single serve container of plain or vanilla nonfat greek yogurt (P) with snack bag of blueberries to either be mixed in or eaten separately (F), whole grain, high fiber bar (C), snack size bag of
baby carrots (V) and a single serve bag of air popped popcorn (S)
or Last night’s left over grilled chicken breast cut up into small pieces (P) with brown rice (C) and broccoli florets (V) mixed together in a container, with a small cup of melon (F) and 100 calorie
pack of your choice (S) You get the idea. Be creative and give the kids what they like but don’t compromise the nutrients they need. You can give sandwiches, yogurts, soups or leftovers and know that they
have the well-balanced, healthy lunch they need to get through the day.

Oh, and, of course, don’t forget the water!