Greetings! I hope this post finds you well. I finally got around to adding my flair to the Jennifer Aniston’s Salad. I must admit I can tell what all the rave is definitely about. According to sources, Jennifer ate this salad religiously for 10 years on the set of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. So I did a little digging and a lot of sources refer to Jennifer Aniston salad as a Cobb Salad, but this salad is far from a Cobb Salad.
Now the original recipe calls for bulgur. What’s bulgur? That’s the same thing that I asked myself.
Bulgur. Parched cracked wheat, according to Webster Dictionary.
I was unable to locate bulgur, so I opted to use Seeds of Change Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic. I think it added a very tasty flavor to the salad. I will continue to look for the bulgur to compare the flavor profile and be sure to update you all.
Now let’s talk more about this salad. I’m always looking for a filling and hearty meal, so let me tell you this salad checks all the boxes. The garbanzo beans or chickpeas make this dish an entree on its own. I also used roasted and salted Pistachios and I don’t regret it a bit. I can definitely see why Jennifer Aniston ate this salad daily, it is the BOMB.com.
The Jennifer Aniston Salad is super versatile I had been eating it as an entree, but I can also see serving it as a side salad. If you have to have meat on your salad ground turkey or grilled chicken would be a great addition also. I would suggest trying the salads as it is and then deciding if you want to add more protein. I can’t was to serve this at our next get-together and see how wowed everyone is by it.
If you make the salad I would love to know what you think of it. Be sure to come back and leave me a comment. Be Well-Omniley
Jennifer Aniston's F.R.I.E.N.D.S Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A fresh hearty salad that is easy to make and taste great.
1 C quinoa
2 mini cucumbers, diced
1 can of chickpeas, reduced-sodium drained, and rinsed
1/2 C pistachios
1/2 C feta, crumbled
1/3 C red onion, finely diced
2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1 Tbsp mint, finely chopped
2 mini cucumbers, diced
splash of lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss lightly.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.
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Did you make any resolutions this year that had to do with taking better care of yourself? While I don’t do resolutions, I definitely made a commitment to focus on myself more and that includes taking care of my body.
How am I doing that? I’m back at the gym like I never left it and I am eating better. I started back with my overnight oats; I forgot how nourishing and easy of a breakfast option they are. So it’s a must that I share it with you all today.
One of the great things about overnight oats is that you can get super creative with your ingredients. Today I’ll be sharing with you my take on Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats. If you follow me on Instagram you know I recently partnered with Dannon’s Light and Fit and found myself with some extra Greek yogurt on my hand and I thought to myself??? You guessed it right I’m using Lemon Cream Greek yogurt in my overnight oats. This is some next-level deliciousness, you guys.
You only need a few staple ingredients to make overnight oats.
Oats. Make sure you are using rolled or old-fashioned oats. Please don’t use instant oats-epic fail!
Almond milk. Any milk of choice will work here guys.
Yogurt. Please don’t skip this one-these makes your oats oh so creamy.
Sweetener. I use maple syrup or honey-whichever I have on hand at the time.
Fruit. Whatever you are in the mood for will work well.
Nut butter. I love Smuckers Organics Chunky Peanut Butter.
The great debates when it comes to overnight oats…
Will you eat your oats cold or hot? I myself like to heat mine up-so so good!
Are you topping or not? If you choose to add toppings the possibilities are endless. Coconut, granola, peanut butter, almond butter, trail mix, or anything you like.
Be sure to let me know if you try this recipe or any combination by leaving me a comment below. Be Well-Omniley
Today I’m sharing an easy Valentine’s Day brunch idea. Valentine falls on a Monday this year, so I know most of us will be celebrating the weekend before. My husband loves pancakes so I think I make a pancake breakfast/brunch and then we will go out for dinner on Sunday. I’ll be using my no-fail homemade buttermilk pancakes recipe it can be found here.
Be sure to enjoy the ones you love daily and not just for Valentine’s Day. Be Well-Omniley
Still undecided on what to do for Love Day? Whether you are single or married we all love brunch right? I think I started looking too late this year for a heart shaped waffle maker, but I couldn’t let 2021 Love Day pass without making some heart-shaped waffles. So here’s a hack that you still have time to do.
I used store bought Eggos (waffle of choice) and popped them in the toaster for about 20 seconds. They took my heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out hearts. When it was time to serve brunch/breakfast I popped them back in the toaster for another 20-30 seconds. Cuteness and without the mixing. I served them with fresh strawberries and a Strawberry Passion smoothie. Check on they recipe here! I hope you all are planning on celebrating love day no matter what your love status is…Love is in the Air!