healthy eating · Recipes

Foodie Friday – Easy Moroccan Salad

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To celebrate the start of summer, I’m sharing my favorite salad with you!  This is an adaptation of a recipe we learned in Morocco on a Real Food Adventure by Intrepid Travel.  It’s easy to make, healthy, and a delicious appetizer or side dish.   Enjoy!

Chop and prepare the salad ingredients below, then place into a bowl.

  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1-2 cucumbers, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/8 cup red onion (or green onion if you prefer)
  • 1 small avocado, diced (optional)
  • 1-2 sprigs of cilantro (optional)

Combine the following dressing ingredients in a separate bowl.  

I’d recommend tasting the dressing and adjusting proportions based on your palate.  I go heavier on the cumin because I love it!  Drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix well.  Chill for 30 minutes, then devour!

Emily

The Planking Traveler

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Guest Post – Honest Thoughts on Whole30 | By Katie Roche

That's it.
This week I’m excited to share a guest post from my friend and co-worker, Katie, who I refer to as my foodie sensei because of her mad baking/cooking skills.  We first connected over our love of good food and I enjoyed hearing her perspective on doing a Whole30.  I hope you find it helpful!

-Emily

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The fitness and nutrition community all over America has been abuzz about Whole30 for a while now, and the fervor seems to grow with every passing January. This past January, my husband and I decided to give it a try. The creators of Whole30 are pretty clear that its primary purpose is not for weight loss; it’s intended as an elimination diet to help people understand how what they eat may be adversely affecting their bodies.

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