6 Healthy Dinner Ideas

Here are 6 healthy dinner ideas that are full of flavor and budget-friendly. Follow @LexisGreenGuide on Instagram for more ideas.

Little Beet Grilled Chicken and Kale

   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.

Little Beet Grilled Chicken

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.

Sweet Potato

For this meal I pulled out some leftover chicken and popped the sweet potato and broccoli in the oven. Hassle-free and simple.

Roasted Broccoli

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.

Chicken Satay

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!

Little Beet Salmon

Grilled Salmon with Charred Broccoli and Lentils

Another Little Beet feature here. Perfectly grilled salmon with a heaping mound of vegetables.

Pan Seared Chicken

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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DIY Toothpaste

Hello Lovlies!

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

DIY Toothpaste Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients until a paste forms
  2. Brush your teeth with the mixture

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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.

DIY Toothpaste

That’s all folks!

 

LGG Featured on Black Girl Long Hair

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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You can read the original article here

Thanks for all your support! Bigger and better is on the horizon for LGG.

12 Ways I Use Coconuts

I’m cuckoo for coconuts. Okay…that line was horribly corny. Let’s forget I ever typed that. But hey, look at what I found at a street fair in Brooklyn, NY.

Coconut

It’s a coconut and I was sipping on fresh coconut water! I was in love. I use coconuts for everything. Seriously, it’s my holy grail product. Here are a few ways I use coconuts:

  1. I drink coconut water
  2. I use coconut oil as a pre-wash for my hair
  3. As a hair oil to seal in moisture
  4. Coconut oil all up in my deep conditioners
  5. I gently reheat leftover grains or vegetables with coconut oil
  6. I use both coconut oil and water in my smoothies
  7. Coconut oil as a cuticle oil
  8. Coconut oil as a night time lip treatment to keep my lips smooth and plumped.
  9. Oil pulling for oral care
  10. As a body oil for sexy skin
  11. As a massage oil for sexy time
  12. As an eye cream for my dark circles

 

I get a jar of unrefined, extra virgin coconut oil for the kitchen and one for my beauty use. Both jars last for months. At $9 a jar I’d say that’s a pretty good deal.

How do you use your coconuts?