This New Years Resolution-worthy kale salad is one of my favorite quick dinners. It is healthy and the roasted chickpeas make it filling. Not to mention the fact that the roasted chickpeas are an addictive snack on their own. The spiciness of the red pepper flakes add just enough of a kick to balance out the feta cheese.
I was in Mammoth Lakes, California, with a group of friends for New Years Eve. We had a great time skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding on the short trip. I did not grow up around mountains (we traveled from frigid Minnesota to tropical climates), but I always love going to and seeing the mountains covered with snow. The air is fresh and it leaves me feeling refreshed. This is what I was working with:
One night we made this chicken and white bean chili after a long day on the slopes. This recipe made enough to feed six hungry adults, with some for leftovers. It is healthy and uses my favorite kitchen tool – the slow cooker. We served this chicken chili with the blue cornbread muffins.
I didn’t know “protein pancakes” existed until last year. If you haven’t tried them, you’re missing out. Protein pancakes are an easy and healthy way to get additional protein and recover after a hard workout. The best part about these? Since they’re healthy, I don’t feel bad eating one of these for dinner one night after a good workout. An excuse to have pancakes for dinner? I’m in. You can easily make whatever variation you want. You can substitute raspberries or other fruit for the blueberries, add dark chocolate chips with the fruit or even just use dark chocolate chips depending on how you feel.