clean eats: 

 i (try to) eat as CLEAN as possible home: gluten-free & dairy-free, with a hint of veganism!  what helps me stay on track the most is that i get an organic box of  imperfect produce delivered every week to my home: 

 

-here are some of my favorite food staples, homemade concoctions & meal preps.... 

 

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i got to try the chicago somers family mustketch, yes it's mustard + ketchup but it is delicious & clean: gluten-free, preservative free, no high-fructose corn syrup, no genetically modified ingredients & no artificial flavors or colors. with three flavors, original, smoke + zesty, your tastebuds will smile :-)  you can buy the 3 pack on amazon for $25.98 HERE !  

summer salad status: 

 

 

 

this salad is so easy to make, i used my organic imperfect produce: lettuce, tomato & white onion. Some non BPA no salt added organic chick peas from whole foods plus some primal kitchen avocado oil and a some fresh ground pepper for the summer salad win! if you haven't tried imperfect produce they deliver fresh produce to your door every week, organic or conventional and you customize your box every week. if you haven't tried it.... you need to! (USE CODE "JACKIE50" for 1/2 off your first box of IMPERFECT PRODUCE) + primal kitchen foods avocado oil / all their products are paleo/ whole 30/ gluten free/ vegan and all the allergy friendly and I have 10% off for you if you CLICK HERE! (enter "JACKIESALAND10" at checkout) - xoxojackie 

 

 

 

 

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meal preps 

i love seeing meal prepping on instagram,  it's always been this "wow those people have their lives so together" .... but really, i always had meal prep envy. then I got imperfect produce, and it's literally a beautiful box of produce delivered to your door every week, so i was like... i want to meal prep like the cool kids.

TRUTH: it took two hours out of my monday night/ 20 minutes out of my tuesday morning to unload the dishwasher, but it's such a nice feeling to have my lunches & dinners for the rest of the week ready to go. i  didn't do anything fancy, just got out some sheet pants and roasted the veggies with some different olive oils and seasonings, dare i say it was FUN!

Here is a link to$10 off  imperfect produce if you want to get get fresh produce delivered to your door & see how strong your meal prep game can be! CLICK HERE FOR IMPERFECT PRODUCE!  

now for seasonings, here are the 6 staples i keep stocked up on, all the time: 

1) msalt: a kosher blend of garlic salt and black pepper mixed to perfection! shop HERE! 

2) primal kitchen: their avocado oil has those healthy fats and high smoke point! shop HERE! 

3) chosen foods:  their  toasted sesame oil adds  thats perfect dash of extra flavor after cooking, plus so many added  health benefits!! hello antioxidants, shop HERE! 

4) redmond real salt: onion salt, personally love onions & salt so this is just a great combo! shop HERE!   

 5) coco by nuco: original premium liquid coconut oil, LIQUID!! no need to melt! shop HERE! 

6) mccormick: organic rosemary, love the fresh flavor, especially good on potatoes! shop it HERE! 

& i  store it all in my rubbermaid glass food storage ten piece tupperware set, all about the glass & these are freezer and dishwasher safe, only $29.99 at best buy! shop it HERE! 

happy meal prepping

-xoxojackie 

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vegan stew

i whipped up this spaghetti squash sauce, or solo veggie stew { taking recipe name suggestions👇🏻} from the imperfectproduce left in my fridge on a friday & it turned out mighty fine & free of gluten, dairy, meat, nuts or artificial anything 🙌🏻
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sauté a chopped white onion in some primalkitchenfoods avocado oil + 2-3 chopped tomatoes 🍅 ( i kept mine pretty chunky) + one diced yellow zucchini + 2 sliced jalapeños + 2 green onions + some fresh squeezed lime & let simmer for a good 30-45 minutes + some redmondrealsalt seasoning and enjoy alone or on top of your favorite pasta, veggie or protein👌🏻- xoxojackie

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squash sauce

 i made a simple yet delicious homemade sauce with an imperfectproduce tomato, green onion + orange bell pepper that i sautéed with some primalkitchenfoods avocado oil, redmondrealsalt garlic seasoning & a little gatonegrowine white wine👌🏻

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the healthy burger

sometimes you just crave a big juicy cheesy bad for you burger .... this is not that... but this bad boy is still a burger, and it fits the gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian (vegan if you don't add the egg) 

so here is my burger of the day. make it (under 10 ingredients and got them all at whole foods) or just enjoy looking at the food porn. 

udi's gluten free hamburger bunshilary's root veggie burger: stove top quick cook 3 minutes on each side / better bean co spread / primal kitchen avocado oil & avocado mayo / half an avocado because who doesn't want all the avocado/ a large brown fried egg / and daks salt free red spice

 

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garbage salad 

this weeks “ready for the weekend salad” {aka a garbage salad made up of leftovers on a friday} features: romaine, baby tomatoes, cabbage, carrots & green onions - xoxjackie 

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ready for the weekend salad 

whipped up this “ready for the weekend” salad 🥗 {it’s like a garbage salad but made up of leftovers on a friday} ingredients: mixed greens, baby spinach, chopped parsley & cilantro, bacon, roasted chicken breast, roasted red peppers, mozzarella, picked red onion & cucumber🥒dressing: blended olive oil, vinegar, artichokes & lemon🍋 - xoxojackie

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easy peasy vegan bowls 

easy peasy vegan bowls!

i tried a vegan cleanse  (blog post about that coming soon) and it made me have to cook a lot more. so i thought i would share my three favorite easy peasy vegan bowls i’ve whipped up! 

i’m only sharing three because i’ve whipped up a lot of not so good ones haha it’s all about trial and error.

1. roasted and toasted: broccoli, baby red potatoes and pinto beans! 

– preheat your oven to 350/ dice up the brocc, slice up the tatos, and rinse the beans. I’m a fan of throwing them on foil on baking sheets with a drizzle of olive oil. i seasoned the broccoli with red pepper flakes, the potatoes with a little sea salt and the pinto beans with a dash of garlic powder. i’m all about the flavors! threw them in the oven for 30 minutes (the beans only need about 15) and there you have it, roasted and toasted and delicious! 

2. the power bowl: quinoa, mustard greens, tomato, red pepper and avocado.
-so make the quinoa, directions on the bag haha, i used earthly choice because it’s no b.s. with the ingredients. i make a big bath because i use it in my other bowls, and add a little cayenne pepper and olive oil to it when done! 

-wash and dry then sauté the mustard greens in some avocado oil. i recommend the high heat one by primal kitchen foods. I like them a little crispy but sauté to your taste preference. 

-wash and chop the red pepper, tomato and avocado. 

line the bowl with the quinoa, add the greens, pepper, tomato and avocado then sprinkle a little drizzle of olive and sea salt and bam! 

3. sweet & spicy: spinach, avocado, chives + cannellini beans 

-oven 350: toast the rinsed beans in cinnamon and cayenne pepper with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil! trust me 🙂 bake about 15 minutes and put them on top of some fresh baby spinach, sliced avocado and some diced chives. i drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on top and voila! 

(let me know if you make any/ any vegan bowls you love!?) 

-xoxojackie