a new start

lately, i’ve been feeling sluggish, and unmotivated to accomplish things. being out of school has really put a damper on trying to be active. though, today i’m off to play my first game of soccer as a player of the women’s league, and i’ve decided that i’m going to kick start a healthy track by eating healthy. below i’ve put together some meals that i’m very interested to try myself, that are not only healthy but can also potentially boost you metabolism, how awesome right!?

APPLE & ALMOND ENGLISH MUFFIN

take a whole wheat english muffin & toast the english muffin (optional). on one half of the english muffin, spread on a thin layer of almond butter. taking half of an apple of your choice, thinly slice the apple and place on to of the almond butter. sprinkle cinnamin on top of the apples, and top with the other half of the muffin.

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MID-SUMMER CUCUMBER SALAD

peel,chop & deseed, 3 cucumbers into bit size pieces & toss with 1tbsp of kosher salt. finely dice one red onion. cut in half, 20 cherry tomatoes. dice into bite size pieces, 1 avocado. finely dice cilantro to your likings.dressing: combine together 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tsp minced shallots, 1/2 tsp dijon mustard, 1/4 tsp minced garlic, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, and salt & pepper, into a food processor, slowly adding the olive oil until smooth. salt and pepper to taste. toss everything together in a bowl, and add dressing to taste.

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QUINOA SALAD W/ ASPARAGUS, LEMON & FETA

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(first two recipes & photos are from the wonderful bellaeats.com)