Cinco de Mayo recipe inspiration, Link Love, and this week’s Menu Plan Monday!
Happy May everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are having a great – and stress-free – Monday so far! If you are trying to combat some of those Monday-back-at-work blues, be sure to check out my post from Saturday, The Best and Worst Foods for Stress – you may be surprised about what is exacerbating your stress hormones.
In other news, Passover is finally over and just in time for Cinco de Mayo this Thursday! Everywhere I look I’m seeing fantastic recipes to celebrate the day. I highly recommend you head over to my assistant Kaleigh‘s blog The Lively Table for some festive Mexican recipes. She’s got quite the collection!
Some of my favorite Mexican-inspired recipes you might want to try this Thursday are Sweetpotato Black Bean Quesadillas, Soy-Marinated Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa, Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad, Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Corn & Black Bean Salsa, and Chipotle Beef Tacos with Watermelon Salsa. We’ll be having our taco night Wednesday since I’ll be out Thursday night. Can’t wait for some fish tacos – they’re my daughters’ favorite!
Be sure to check out the rest of this week’s menu plan below and before you do, don’t miss some great articles and (avocado-filled) recipes from last week! And don’t forget about all the moms and grandmas this Sunday – it’s Mother’s Day!
5 Ways to Make Exercise Work For You @ Be Truly Nourished
⇒ Fantastic tips, especially involving friends and scheduling it in.
What a Dietitian Eats, In Five @ Heather Caplan, RD
⇒ Love this! We should all ask these questions before we eat!
25 Free Full Body Workout Videos (15 Min or Less) @ Back to the Book Nutrition
⇒ This is such a fantastic resource, and one I need to use now!
2016 Nutrition Nuptials Dietitian Registry Recommendations @ Nutrition Nuptials
⇒ It’s wedding season! Fill your registry with useful items (including some of my recommendations!)
Let Your Kids Use Sharp Knives and Hot Stoves @ Aviva Goldfarb in the Washington Post
⇒ Getting kids in the kitchen to cook is something I’m a big advocate of (I even wrote a book about it!), but I admit I’m afraid to let them do certain things and I hate the mess!
How to Choose a Meal Delivery Service @ Alissa Rumsey Nutrition & Wellness
⇒ If you’ve ever considered trying a meal kit or meal delivery service, you have to check out Alissa’s review.
How to Love Food When the World Tells You Not To @ Call Me Betty
⇒ So many mixed nutrition messages in the media. Love this post with five tips to improve your relationship with food.
Avocado Chicken Burgers @ The Lean Green Bean
⇒ I often top my burgers with avocado. Never though to add it inside!
High Protein Avocado Toast with White Beans & Roasted Tomatoes @ Abbey’s Kitchen
⇒ Love the protein boost in this avo-toast. And of course I love roasted tomatoes!
Vegan Gluten Free Black Forest Trifle @ The Foodie Dietitian
⇒ You’ll never guess what ingredients are in this mousse! Hint: It’s in the two recipes listed above also!
Flourless Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars @ The Nutritious Kitchen
⇒ My unopened bag of almond meal from Passover has been waiting for this recipe to come along!
Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes + Gift Guide @ The Spicy RD
⇒ So many unique gift ideas and delicious eats to celebrate all the moms this Sunday!
Week of May 2, 2016
Monday: Asparagus Leek Lemon Pasta and Strawberry Fennel Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
Tuesday: Za’atar Roasted Chicken Tenders and Vegetables with Roasted Carrots & Cauliflower
Wednesday: Fish Tacos with Tangerine-Lime Crema (making with fish instead of chicken) and Spinach Salad with Jicama, Black Beans, and Lime Vinaigrette
Thursday: Off Duty!
How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day?
What’s on your menu this week?