Roasted Candy Beet and Chicken Salad

Summer is a great time for meal sized salads!!!  This one is SO good.  Candy beets are quite sweet, raw or cooked.  And the color just adds some summer fun to your plate!

  • 3 medium candy beets
  • Greens of your choice
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Rose vinegar
  • Sea salt

Peel the candy beets, then slice into small chunks.  Toss them in olive oil.  Place this in a tin foil ‘package’, salt, then place on hot grill for 30-45 minutes.  Take them off when they are soft to pierce with a force, and nicely browned.

Gently rub olive oil over the chicken breasts.  Grill them on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side.  Make sure they are cooked through.

Mix together 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of a rose vinegar (or vinegar of your choice).  I like the rose because it is sweet and compliments the beets.  Pour over the greens and toss.

Slice the chicken breasts, and present on the plate however you wish.  I like to place the beets and greens together and the chicken breast on the side.



Salmon with Quinoa Pasta and Green Salad

This meal packs punch!!!  The combination carbs, fat and protein is perfect on the eve of a big ride or event.

Salmon – I love wild salmon.  Easy for the body to digest, yet full of the right kind of fat and lots of protein!  I simply smother it in olive oil, give it a good sprinkle of sea salt and grill it up.  A good 5 minutes on high heat on each side will do.  You want the middle to be tender to truly get that wonderful flavour!!

IF you can – get some really fresh greens!  I simply toss with olive oil and a really tasty vinegar.  I have shown here a really delectable strawberry balsamic that I found.  SO GOOD!!!  I usually do olive to vinegar at a ratio of 2 to 1.

The pasta.  I can’t eat gluten.  Now a days, the gluten free products are getting better.  Before a big event or tough workout, you need some carbs.  I like the pasta made from rice, and this one also has quinoa which packs an extra punch and gives it a nice texture.  A simple tomato sauce is easy on the stomach. I found this tasty one shown here.  It is PACKED full of veg!!!