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Cooler Recipe Ideas

March 20, 2013
 

By Coach Maria – Salus Nutritionist & Food Expert

 
Packing meals on the go doesn’t have to mean elaborate or time consuming.
 
With a few basic staples, you can pack your cooler with easy and great tasting meals!
 
Nowadays, you can find clever ways to pack up your meal using Bento boxes.
 
Basic Bento box
Kid-friendly Bento box
Top-of-the-line Bento box
 
Filling these little boxes is fun for the entire family and can elicit some creativity when deciding what to take.
 
Here are 2 recipes to help you get started – both recipes do not require reheating and taste great cold!
 
 
Shrimp & Avocado Salad
serves 4
 
 
Ingredients
1 lb cooked shrimp
2 avocados
4 cups lettuce or baby greens, chopped
Cilantro dressing (recipe below)
 
Mix cilantro dressing with shrimp to coat thoroughly.
Cut avocado into bite-sized pieces.
Dump shrimp mixture and avocado over salad greens and mix.
 
Cilantro Dressing/Marinade
 
3 tblsp lime juice
2 tblsp EVOO
1/2 c fresh cilantro, chopped
1/8 tsp fresh cracked pepper
pinch of salt
 
Mix all ingredients together.
 
 
Fritatta Muffins
serves 6
 
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Ingredients
 
Olive oil
1/2 onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
8 oz. mushrooms, diced
8 oz baby spinach, chopped
8 eggs
1/4 c coconut milk (from a can)
1 c cherry tomatoes, halved
salt and pepper to taste
12 cup muffin pan
 
Preheat oven to 375
In a skillet, heat up a bit of olive oil and saute onions until translucent.
Add mushrooms until all moisture evaporates. 
Set aside and let cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, salt and pepper to taste.
Add onion mixture and mix thoroughly.
Lightly grease each muffin cup.
Spoon in egg mixture evenly over 12 cups.
Top with slices of tomatoes.
Bake for 20 minutes.

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