Here are 6 healthy dinner ideas that are full of flavor and budget-friendly. Follow @LexisGreenGuide on Instagram for more ideas.
This grilled chicken with kale, broccoli, and sweet potatoes was made by The Little Beet. It’s not like you haven’t heard me raving enough about it on my social networks for the past three weeks. This meal can be recreated at home if you don’t live near The Little Beet.
Another healthy meal on-the-go provided by The Little Beet. What I loved most here was the Southwest Style Millet that featured avocados. I can’t wait to recreate this at home.
For this meal I pulled out some leftover chicken and popped the sweet potato and broccoli in the oven. Hassle-free and simple.
Although this isn’t a full meal it deserves a feature. I tossed the broccoli in lemon oil and sprinkled garlic powder and sea salt on top. I roasted these in the oven for about 20 minutes. The flavor was phenomenal.
This meal was ordered from my local thai spot. I put together a few sides to make a budget friendly, healthy, flavorful meal. The ginger dressing that came with the salad was to die for!
Grilled Salmon with Charred Broccoli and Lentils
Another Little Beet feature here. Perfectly grilled salmon with a heaping mound of vegetables.
I seasoned the chicken with a dry rub then pan seared it in olive oil to lock in the juices. I blanched the vegetables then tossed them in a garlic infused olive oil.
Hope you enjoy my 6 healthy dinner ideas. Eating healthy can be flavorful and budget friendly!
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I’m back with more DIY. This time I’m coming with some lovely, natural toothpaste. Why make toothpaste when we can buy it in stores? Well because DIY is fun, it’s cheaper, and healthier. The thing is that the toothpaste we buy in stores are filled with chemicals like sulfates and fluoride. Although there are natural toothpastes out on the market they may be a bit pricier that what we wish to pay. So I’ve created an all natural toothpaste using 3 inexpensive ingredients.
What You Will Need
1/2 Teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of unrefined coconut or sesame oil
3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil (or see here for other essential oil choices)
A bowl or container of some sort
Spoon for combining mixture
Combine ingredients until a paste forms
Brush your teeth with the mixture
That’s it. Two steps. How easy was that? So why did I choose the ingredients I did?
Baking Soda: Cleans and whitens teeth
Coconut or Sesame Oil: Antibacterial oils that help to pull toxins from your mouth
Peppermint essential oil: My DIY isn’t complete until I add an essential oil. I chose peppermint because of the refreshing, minty taste. The essential oil is also an antibacterial that will help to keep your mouth fresher longer.
I love this toothpaste because it polishes my teeth so well and I feel good about using it.
I make a new batch each time I brush my teeth. I’m at the point where I eyeball the ingredient amounts. This is a preservative free mixture and if it comes in contact with water it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. If you can make your paste and keep it away from water you may be able to make small batches ahead of time.
Hi All and Happy New Year! It’s been awfully quiet around here at LGG but much has been happening off of the blog. One big accomplishment….*drum roll* Lexi’s Green Guide post “Coconut Oil As A DIY Eye Cream” was featured on Black Girl Long Hair.
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