Best Healthy Recipes of 2011 from Salad Maggie

Before you go out to celebrate I wanted to stop in a wish everyone…

Happy New Year!

If you’re looking for some last minute recipe ideas for tonight, or trying to think of your healthy meal plan for next week, check out some of the options below. In the meantime, enjoy the night and stay safe! I’ll be back in the new year with regular posting. Yoga teacher training is over and I am a free woman.

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?

Bobby and I are heading over a friend’s place for a relaxing evening. There will be wine, champagne, cheese, burgers, guacamole, board games, and good company.

About the recipes: all except the Oaties have no added sugar (or weird freaky sugar substitutes), most are paleo-friendly, and most are vegan or vegetarian.

Potluck BBQ RECIPE: Mexican Couscous and Bean Salad

Cobb Salad

Low-Calorie Tofu Pudding (yum – vegan and sugar free)

Asian Butterfied Oaties (Based on HEAB’s original recipe)
Indian Brown Rice (Whole Foods Inspired)

Butternut Kale Salad (also Whole Foods Inspired)

100-Calorie Cheesecake

Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce

Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad

Peanut Butter Vinaigrette Dressing

Vegan Tomato Peanut Stew

 Hot-Cold Salad with Rutabega

What Is Enlightenment?

I was trying to explain what enlightenment means to my husband the other night. I liked this explanation.

“If there’s a Kripalu Yoga definition of enlightenment, it’s the ability to live in deep connection with self, life, and others. This is not to downplay the existence of exalted states. It is to suggest that a mature spiritual awakening is not so much gaining a glimpse of heaven as it is bringing heaven to earth and ultimately leaving behind such distinctions altogether. Each moment arises afresh. Do we react with fear and defensiveness, or respond with openness, curiosity and gratitude? More than a search for the holy grail of enlightenment, Kripalu Yoga seeks to marry the absolute and the relative in a deeply integrated life.”

From here.


Currently watching Enlighten Up! on Netflix. Need to find a copy of Ashtanga New York soon. Update – Ashtanga, NY is actually on Netflix streaming too 🙂