Pina Colada Oatmeal

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Originally posted on A Dancer's Plate:

Are you longing for Summer? I know I am….this oatmeal recipe is super fun, easy, and will make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise. Well….almost :)

Pina Colada Oatmeal

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Ingredients:

  • 2 packs of organic instant oatmeal (I always use the Nature’s Path Maple Nut)
  • shredded coconut
  • pineapple chunks
  • 1 tsp. pineapple juice
  • almonds (or any kind of nut you prefer)
  • cranberries
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Cook the instant oatmeal as instructed on the package
  2. To toast the coconut and almonds, use a nonstick skillet. Set to medium high heat, and add about 1 tsp. of coconut oil. Just cook until slightly browned.
  3. Add coconut, almonds, cranberries,pineapple and pineapple juice to the oatmeal and combine.

Hope you enjoy!

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Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad

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Originally posted on Hungry Empress:

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The weather has been so warm and sunny here in San Francisco lately that I could pretend that it is summer.  So I decided to make this cheery, summery, delicious dish.  Try this salad!  It will transport you to June for a day.

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Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup quartered grape tomatoes

15 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup cooked quinoa (You can cook it with chicken broth or vegetable broth to give it more flavor.)

2 tbsp red onion, minced

1 tbsp green onion, minced

1 1/2 limes, juice of

kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste

1 cup diced cucumber

4 oz diced avocado (1 medium hass)

Preparation:

Combine all the ingredients except for avocado and cucumber, season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Just before serving, add cucumber and avocado.

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Recipe adapted…

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