Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Macadamia Medallions

It's a crazy week for me. A midterm in my hardest class and a 15-page paper due. Yikes.

A lot of times when people get stressed, the first thing that takes a toll is their health. Not only because sleep and exercise are usually given up, but also healthy eating habits go out the window. This is the last thing you want to do in stressful situations. You want to be ready to take on the world, not be pissed off, fatigued, and needing a nap.

My #1 method for staying healthy when crunched for time: Have all the makings of a kick ass salad ready. That way if I have to wake up early and prepare lunch in a stitch before heading out the door or if I get home after a loooong day, it's a no brainer what to do: stuff oodles of vegetables into me and let the chlorophyll brighten my life!

Wash and chop your greens ahead of time, have salad dressing on hand, chop veggies to throw in, cook beans and whole grains... Just make sure you have everything that you need for a salad that you actually enjoy eating.

Mixed greens, microgreens, cooked beets, pesto,
homemade salad dressing, Macadamia Medallions

Macadamia Nut Medallions
For a little extra salad oomph. [From Rawmazing]

1 c macadamia nuts, soaked at least 6 hours, rinsed and drained (you are soaking the nuts for texture, do not omit this step)
juice from1/2 lemon
2 t dried Italian herbs
salt and pepper to taste

Pulse ingredients in food processor until fluffy texture is achieved.
Shape into medallions for immediate use or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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