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Chicken Salad Wrap

Fitness, Recipes






Hello my loves! For those of you following along on my Insta-stories, you well know how much I love cooking, trying new food creations, and working on presentation #majorfoodie! Today I am excited to share this incredible chicken salad wrap recipe by trainer, BreeAnn Cox, from Body by Bree. I am in week four of working with Bree, who has helped me get the perfect meal plan to guide me on my health and wellness journey. She worked with me to create the best plan for my body, my goals, and my training in the gym. My meal plan was tailored to the foods I like, including fun new recipes to try with a breakdown of exactly what to eat for each meal to learn my macros. Bree’s Chicken Salad Wrap is one of my go-to lunches using an Ezekiel tortilla wrap (28g), 5 oz shredded chicken, 38.5 g chopped Granny Smith green apple, 2 oz sliced avocado, 1/2 oz of almonds, mixed with 2 oz 0% plain Greek yogurt to top it off. Greek yogurt is a great substitute for salad dressing, giving you amazing flavor and eliminating any unnecessary fat and it is still high in protein. Healthy eating is delicious! The key is knowing your portions and keeping track of your daily macros <3

pineapple platters










Good morning my loves! Is there anyone out there who loves pineapples as much as I do?? I hope so! This has been one of my most favorite fruits this summer, and it’s a winner in my husband’s books as well :) Pineapples really do make the most beautiful platters, especially for get-togethers on the deck, and some all around backyard fun. I have to say I do love it when they are freshly chopped, so I always buy my own, and slice it up right in my kitchen! Don’t be afraid of the big, scary pineapple :) There are two ways I like to slice them up, and it just depends on what you want your platter to look like. Always start with chopping off the crown. Next, you can either slice in half, then in quarters, and sometimes again. Finally, slice off the outside peel and chop into little triangles. But if you are going for more of a round look, I would just slice big circles, core out the hard middle piece, and slice around to get the peel off. Keep in mind, there are tons of crazy fun pineapple kitchen tools out there, so don’t hesitate to do some exploring! Now go out and enjoy some with me <3

. // pineapple slicer here

high tea & lake louise















Good morning my loves! I wanted to share something super special with you today. It is a bit of a throwback finding it’s way onto the blog, but definitely a day worth remembering. When my lovely sister Linda was here for a visit, the two of us went for the most amazing high tea experience at the Fairmont Chateau in Lake Louise. Not only did we have extraordinary eats and treats, but the view was absolutely breathtaking. If you’ve ever been to Lake Louise you will know what I am talking about. That view just does not get old, and it is completely mesmerizing. It was the most wonderful afternoon, and definitely something to do with your girlfriends! And remember to soak in every moment <3

. // Fairmont Chateau high tea

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smoothie & veg










Hello my lovelies :) If you’re anything like me, you love a good snack! Today I’ve thrown together something lovely, and thought I’d share it with you all. It’s super easy and simple to make. All you need are a few carrots, cucumbers, and some grape tomatoes that you have no clue what to do with. Then just combine together all the smoothie ingredients, et voila! A brand new snack time is here :) Hope you enjoy <3

banana coconut smoothie
// what you’ll need:
+ 1 frozen banana
+ ice
+ shredded coconut
+ tsp honey
+ tsp flax seed
+ tsp chia seeds
+ tsp hemp hearts
+ 1 cup almond milk
+ 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth. add desired topping and enjoy with a side of chopped veggies :)

summer chickpea salad











Happy Tuesday loves! As some of you may know, I am an absolute sucker for creative & fresh salads :) This summer I have been having the most fun coming up with new creations and trying out different tastes. Because my day is usually stacked with the classic work, work, work, work, work… I love just throwing a salad together for lunch because it’s quick and easy. One of my favorites has been this summer chickpea salad, which I am excited to share with you all today. Mediterranean cuisine is for sure one of my top favorites, so this tasty salad definitely makes the cut! The best thing about this one is there is so much room for variation and different flavors, depending on the mood of the day :p Hope you enjoy <3

// what you’ll need:
+ 1/2 avocado
+ a wedge of lemon
+ grape tomatos
+ 1-2 hardboiled eggs
+ mixed greens
+ alfalfa sprouts
+ 1/4 can chickpeas
+ cheese
+ balsamic glaze

// what you do:
+ grill chickpeas in olive oil
+ add mixed greens in salad bowl
+ layer alfalfa sprouts, grape tomatoes and avocado
+ top with chickpeas
+ add a squeeze of lemon
+ salt & pepper to taste
+ top with sliced egg & cheese
+ drizzle with balsamic glaze

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