24
Apr
2014

Spinach Power Salad {So Fast + So Good!}

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Spinach Power Salad



I have the fastest salad ever for you today and it is seriously a staple in my diet. I love this salad for many reasons- it is very filling and packed with energy. It is so fast to put together- literally 10 minutes start to finish including making the salad dressing yourself. And most of the ingredients have a long shelf life so you don’t need to run to the store every time you want to put this together.

So here are the very simple ingredients for this power salad:

Tons of fresh spinach (fights disease, full of vitamin c, very low in calories)
Walnuts (loaded with Omega-3s which is especially good for my vegetarian diet since I don’t eat fish. Supposedly walnuts have anti-aging properties too so don’t feel bad about the calories. They are worth it.)
Dried Cranberries (these I just sprinkle on- they aren’t that great for you so just a tiny bit for flavor)
Feta Cheese (creamy and yummy and full of flavor. I like this cheese because just a little goes a long way.)
Garbanzo beans (lots of fiber, B vitamins, complex carbohydrates for more energy- low in calories)

So I find this to be a very filling salad, with lots of flavor and it gives me tons of energy to get through the day.

I add a few handfuls of Spinach and then just sprinkle on the other ingredients.  This will totally be up to your taste- add more cranberries for a sweeter salad, more garbanzo beans if you are extra hungry etc…

I use roughly 3 handfuls of Spinach, 1 tablespoon cranberries, 2 tablespoons of walnuts and about 1/4 cup of garbanzo beans.

I like the blocks of fresh feta cheese you can find in the deli case and I usually just chop off about an ounce or so and chop it into small pieces to sprinkle over the top.

If you have leftover chicken, you can also chop or shred and add that into the salad as well.

Once that is done, I like a very simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  I usually just mix this up very quickly in a mason jar and I pour it on top.

So for two salads I would mix up:

  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 2-3 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar— this makes a more tart dressing.  Use less if you prefer more oil.
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or I sometimes sprinkle in garlic powder in a pinch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Put the lid on your jar and shake like crazy.  Now pour over the salad and serve.

Easy!

I make this for lunch all the time and I often put everything into a mason jar and then keep the dressing on the side until I am ready to eat.  I have made this many, many times in the minutes I have before racing to the gym.  So I can promise this is a very fast and convenient meal.

I hope you like my super fast power salad.  Please come back and let me know what you added or omitted.  This really can be customized so many ways– you can do blue cheese instead of feta, add freshly chopped apples for extra crunch, try flavored vinaigrette etc…

Easy Spinach Power Salad

 

And if you have extra Garbanzo Beans, you might try this Ranch Roasted Chickpea recipe:

Ranch Roasted Chickpeas- perfect quick and healthy snack

 

Or try this Mocha Energy Smoothie- I love these things and make them all the time.

Skinny Mocha Smoothie - perfect pre workout drink or afternoon pick me up!

 

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24
Apr
2014

New Lowe’s Coupon Code: 10% off $50 Purchase

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Here is yet another coupon code for Lowe’s to save 10% on a $50 purchase.  You can simply order your items online and then take advantage of the coupon code and pick up in store at your convenience.

There are so many things you might want to pick up right now– they have paint on sale, lots of barbeques, lawn mowers and more. I found some really pretty patio lights featured in my ad as well.

Head over to Lowe’s and use coupon code:  47000RRRRR9983R.

I posted another code recently and it appears to still be working!  This one is good for $10 off a $50 purchase– if you haven’t used it the code is 470000RRRR2997R.

 

 

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24
Apr
2014

Target: Goldfish Crackers and Ziploc $1.33 each

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I noticed a deal at my Target this week on Goldfish crackers.

I don’t see any coupons for these right now but I still thought it was worth mentioning.

Through 5/17, buy 2 bags of Goldfish at $1.99 and get a free box of Ziploc bags- 50ct sandwich or snack size.

Usually Ziploc bags are $2.00 or more so I think this is a nice freebie.

Your final price will be $3.98 for both bags of crackers and the Ziplocs.  That works out to $1.33 per item.

Please note this is an unadvertised deal so you might not find the same promotion at your store.  Certainly worth checking though!

See more Target deals for the week here.

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24
Apr
2014

New Llama Llama Book- Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too

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There is a new Llama Llama book coming out.  Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too will be released on May 6th for $12.84.  This is our favorite series of books and this one is on the Pottery Barn list this year to earn a free book!

This fun book is all about Nelly and the fun she has with her Daddy.  I think this book would be adorable to read on Father’s Day!

Here is a quick description of the book:

Drawing. 
Reading.
Building.
Painting.
 
These are things Nelly loves to do…but they’re always better with Daddy Gnu!
 
With fun-to-read rhyme, a little silliness, and a lot of warmth, Anna Dewdney—the creator of the beloved llama llama books—tells the story of a daughter and her daddy and their wonderful day together.

Head over here to have a look.  Shipping is free with Prime or $35 orders.

If the price changes by release date, you will get the lower price.

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24
Apr
2014

Weight Watchers or Shape Magazine as low as $4.50/Year

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You can get a couple of nice deals today on magazine subscriptions.  Choose from Weight Watchers or Self magazine starting at $4.50 per year. These are great magazines for tips on getting and staying in shape!

You can get Weight Watchers magazine for $4.99 per year.

That is for 6 issues per year and you can buy up to 4 years.

Just use coupon code: myfrugaladventures at checkout.

You can also get Shape magazine for $4.50 per year.

That is for 12 issues so only $.38 per issue. You can buy up to 3 years.

Just use coupon code: myfrugaladventures at checkout.

These deals are 4/24 only.

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24
Apr
2014

Kindle Fire Reader $79 {Refurbished}

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There is a nice deal on a Kindle Fire today.  This is the previous generation Kindle Fire  and it is on sale for $99- marked down from $129. 

This is the 7″ model and has 8GB.  I think this is the one I have and I love it.

If you don’t mind a refurbished model, you can get it even cheaper at $79.  The refurb models come with the same warranties as the standard new Kindle Fire.

Just head over here to pick one up.  You will see the $99 price and just scroll down a little bit to see the $79 model.

If you are on a mobile device you might need to switch to full screen mode.

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24
Apr
2014

Walgreens: Photo Brag Book $3.98 Shipped

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Walgreens is offering the small photo brag books for $.99 through 4/26.  These are fun to give to the Grandparents and the perfect size to tuck away in your purse.  You might make one for Mother’s Day.

Shipping adds $2.99 so your total should be $3.98 for everything.  Please note in store pickup is not an option.

Head over to Walgreens and use code: BRAG2ALL.

 

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24
Apr
2014

Gap Coupon: 30% off Sale Merchandise

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Here is a nice Gap coupon to save 30% off in stores or online.  There are some really cute things.  I just went last night but I might go again with this coupon.

These skimmer jeans are $29 but drop to $20 during the sale. So cute for Spring and the regular price is $70!

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And lots of cute stuff for kids as well.  I love all these adorable outfits for summer.

They are also offering Gap Cash.  Earn $25 for every $50 you spend to be redeemed starting 5/14.

The coupon is good on sale merchandise through April 24th only.  If you prefer to shop online, use coupon code: SPRING to get the discount. To shop in stores, just show the email for the discount.

 

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