Creamy Antioxidant Pasta Salad

Hey everyone, I recently found a recipe for vegan pasta salad that has loads of protein, and tastes great. For me, this recipe will yield about 2 maybe 3 servings, but I eat large portions so it can easily be divided into smaller sizes for more servings. The really cool thing about it is that it can be eaten warm or cold, and it is packed with antioxidants.

Not only is it riddled with great ingredients, but don’t fear the pasta. This is a great brand of pasta I have found that replaces some of the carbs with insoluble fiber. That makes it even better for you! Let’s dive in!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups of Dreamfields Rotini Pasta (6 servings)
  • 2 Large Handfuls of Mixed Greens91qrEqQMTLL._SY550_.jpg
  • 1 Package Firm Tofu (I use Nosoya)
  • 1 Can of Black Beans
  • 1 Can of Chickpeas
  • 1 Cup of Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon of Oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons of Rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

Directions:

    • First begin by boiling 8 cups of water, adding a dash of Olive Oil, and Salt. Add the Pasta once it begins boiling and cook till your desired toughness.
    • Open, and dry the Tofu by wrapping it in a paper towel, gently squeezing it. Place it with the Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Oregano, Rosemary, Onion Powder, Parsley, and Garlic in a blender. Blend until smooth

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  • Thinly slice the Red Onion anyway you want, I go for a lengthwise cut as shown
  • After straining the cooked pasta, strain and rinse the cans of
  • Beans and Chickpeas. Add them all into a large pot, with the sliced Red Onion
  • Toss in a few handfuls of Mixed Greens, and dress to your liking!

This is such an easy, energy boosting recipe. In the past few weeks I have made it around four times, and I think I’ve finally perfected it! It makes for a great meal on its own, or for a side dish, enjoy the finished product!

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Simple Chicken Meal Prep

Hey everybody, I’m amped to write down a very simplistic, and easy recipe for a delicious meal prep. It incorporates a really clean flavor, and always makes me feel great after eating. So let’s dive in!

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Potatoes (any variety)
  • 3 Cups of Broccoli
  • 4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon of Rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon of Thyme
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • A pinch of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Now for how to whip it all together:

Crunchy Roasted Potatoes

  1. First, you’re going to want to preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Now, thoroughly wash the potatoes, and begin dicing them in whatIMG_2423.JPGever form you prefer! I like to cut them all to be around an inch or two in size.
  3. Next you’re going to want to use 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil, and coat the cut potatoes evenly. They’re primed for the addition of the spices after this, so begin adding the rosemary, and thyme. Spread it evenly, and use salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Pop them in for around 75 minutes if you like them super crispy like me!

Parsley Chicken

  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. Begin preparing the chicken by removing any excess fat from the chicken. Then cut into 1-1.5 inch cubes.
  3. Mix the Chicken, 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil, and the Parsley together in a bowl, or directly on a baking sheet. In the photo I actually added my Parsley after the cooking process, but to bring out the flavor more you can add it before hand.
  4. Now pop the pan in the oven, and cook for around 16-20 minutes. I like my chicken nice and moist, for a tougher texture simply cook it for more time.             IMG_2424.JPG

Spicy Broccoli

  1. Heat the last remaining tablespoon of Olive Oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Toss in all the Broccoli, along with the lemon juice, and a dash of red pepper flakes if you like some spice.
  3. Cook for however long you desire, I prefer to keep my cooking time as quick as possible for meal prep, so I usually only cook it for a few minutes.

Well that’s all! I truly hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoyed making it, and more importantly, eating it!

Welcome to my blog!

Dear reader,

I’m Joe, and this is my health and wellness blog. I have high hopes for what is to come, such as exercise, recipe, and lifestyle advice. While, the main focus of this blog is clean, healthy eating, I want to be inclusive of anything that can better not only my readers’ lives, but my own. I look forward to the future, and cannot wait to churn out posts!

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Joe Sandbach

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