Easy Fried Rice with Asian Vegetables

This Easy Fried Rice with Asian Vegetables is a quick and easy go-to vegetarian dinner solution that is so healthy and flavorful!

Easy Fried Rice with Asian Vegetables #EatSmartVeggies | ChezCateyLou.com

Does this situation sound familiar to you…you’ve had a long day at work.  You get home and are just so tired, yet you need to somehow get a healthy dinner on the table.  That sounds like pretty much every night for me!  So I am always on the lookout for new quick, easy, and healthy dinner ideas.  This Easy Fried Rice with Asian Vegetables is my new go-to!  It is packed with flavor and is so easy to make thanks to Eat Smart‘s Shanghai Blend Stir Fry Kit.  No washing and chopping veggies required here – just open the bag and you have 5 different nutritious superfood veggies ready to go for your dinner, plus the stir fry sauce!… 

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Quinoa Salad with Asparagus and Tomato

Bright and fresh asparagus and cherry tomatoes are mixed with healthy and hearty quinoa and then tossed in a simple lemon basil vinaigrette. A perfect springtime salad!

Quinoa Salad with Asparagus and Tomato | chezcateylou.com

Is anyone else really into springy recipes lately? The weather is warmer and all the trees are in bloom here in NYC – it is so gorgeous! And it has me in the mood to cook lighter, healthier foods. Ok well except for these. But Saturday morning calories don’t count, right? Especially if you work out first!

But in general, I’ve been making lots of spring salads and other dishes to showcase all the great produce of the season. And one of my favorite spring veggies is asparagus.  Lucky for me, it was on our Mystery Dish list this month!!  When I saw the list, I knew exactly what I was going to make – Quinoa Salad with Asparagus and Tomato in a simple Lemon Basil Vinaigrette.  … 

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Lemon and Mascarpone Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter

These soft and pillowy lemon and mascarpone gnocchi are tossed in a rosemary brown butter sauce. The flavor and texture are out of this world!
Lemon and Mascarpone Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter | chezcateylou.com

I am slightly obsessed with the Food Network and have been for years. Specifically with Ina Garten and Giada de Laurentiis. I think I have seen every single episode of both of their shows. I just love the food they make, and they also both have pretty awesome lives. I have spent many a Saturday morning living vicariously through their shows. So when Ina had Giada as a guest on her show, I pretty much freaked! I was so excited. I still have it saved on my TiVo – TheBetterHalf keeps trying to delete it but I won’t let him! And ever since the show aired (ages ago!) I have been thinking about these Lemon Mascarpone Gnocchi that they made together. I finally got around to making them, and they definitely lived up to expectations!

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Lentil Salad with Olives, Mint, and Feta

Lentils are cooked until creamy but firm, tossed in a mustard vinaigrette, and then mixed with kalamata olives, feta cheese, and fresh mint. Healthy, easy, and delicious!

Lentil Salad with Olives, Mint and Feta | chezcateylou.com

Have you heard of Meatless Monday? According to Wikipedia: “Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet.”  Sounds like a win win to me!

Plus, I always try to be a little healthier on Mondays. It feels good to start the week off on a healthy foot, and to undo some of the damage from the weekend – because I don’t know about you, but my weekends are usually full of eating pretty much whatever I want.  So I have a great meatless and healthy recipe to share with you today – Lentil Salad with Olives, Mint, and Feta…. 

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