Green Salad With Gardein Chick'n

This fast and easy recipe will not leave you wanting more! It's super filling, flavorful, and satisfying.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Servings 2 people


  • 4 cups mixed greens salad mix (or any green leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, arugula, etc)
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 bag Gardein Chick'n strips
  • Follow Your Heart Caesar dressing


  • Heat up as many Gardein chick'n strips as desired using a skillet.
  • While chick'n is heating up, throw everything else into a large bowl and mix.
  • When chick'n is grilled to perfection, cut up into small pieces and add to salad.
  • Top with as much dressing as you want.
  • Enjoy!


This is the type of meal you could eat most nights. It's quick, easy to make, and very nutritional. Just look at all those greens!
Keyword quinoa, salad


Masoor Dal

This is a recipe I found online and HAD to try it. While I love eating salads for dinner, it's fun mixing things up a bit. This recipe is now a staple in my diet and love eating it on cold nights!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 cups finely diced sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Thai or bird's-eye red chili
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup canned chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Pieces of coconut flesh from a fresh coconut (optional)
  • salt (to taste)


  • In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, heat oil, and sauté onion until softened.
  • Add sweet potato, and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Add minced ginger and garlic; stir, and reduce heat to low.
  • Finely dice chili, keeping seeds if you wish to add more heat.
  • Add chili, lentils, coriander, cumin, turmeric and ground ginger to pan.
  • Stir until lentils are well coated with oil.
  • Add tomatoes and 4 cups water.
  • Raise heat to bring to a boil, then reduce heat until mixture is at a fast simmer.
  • Cook uncovered until lentils and potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt, and continue to simmer until mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Whisk dal to amalgamate lentils and sweet potatoes. If dal is too soupy, increase heat and cook for a little longer.
  • To serve, place dal in a serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  • If desired, shave thin strips of fresh coconut on top. Serve hot.


Keyword lentils

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In its simplest form, it’s just a mashed avocado with a little salt.

guacamole simplest form

Peel, mash, consume.

Those 3 simple steps have saved my life when it comes to dinner ideas. Yes, I said it. Dinner ideas.

The casseroles, meatless plates, and mashed potatoes have hogged the spotlight for way too long and it’s time we switched things up a bit.

Guacamole isn’t just that sad, brown chunky avocado bowl that’s been sitting on the counter for hours.

It deserves to be recognized as a full-fledged, dinner option. It’s fast, easy, and delicious; 3 things that make a perfect meal, right?

interesting man world fast dinner

I depend on meals like guac. It gives me more time to do the things I love: hiking, writing code, and creating new vegan recipes for YouTube.

So with a new hope that guacamole will find its way to your dinner plate as a main course, I’d like to share with you my recent experience with GOODFOODS Tableside Chunky Guacamole.

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A few nights ago after a long day at work…

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Me: I picked up some guacamole from Sprouts.

Friend: It’s vegan right? Did you check the ingredients?

Me: Yes, it’s vegan. I checked the ingredients. It’s a new guacamole we haven’t tried yet.

Friend: O…k… (checks the ingredients to make sure it’s vegan)… it is.

Me: So you wanna try it? (I open the tightly sealed container and take a bite). YUM! Wow, this is really good. Tastes fresh too.

Friend: (overhears me, walks over and grabs my container and starts munching… chomp, crunch, gulp).

And that’s the day the guacamole died. True story.

I’m just glad I bought 2 containers!

goodfoods tableside chunky guacamoleI know, I know. I’m a great story teller. You can thank me in the comments below. #fullofmyself #undesirablequality

But the meaning of this post isn’t just to share a story or even to sell you on a new guacamole.

The meaning is to share with you that good, wholesome foods, DO exist.

Actually, the meaning of this entire website is to share great information on foods that:

  • Keep you healthy
  • Supply you with essential nutrients and vitamins
  • Are all-natural
  • Come from businesses trying to promote healthier food options

The list really does go on…

What Makes GOODFOODS So Special?

(Should I be writing their name in all caps?)

GOODFOODS strives on providing high-quality foods with fresh, healthy ingredients. They cold-pressurize their products to maximize freshness (and it’s clear they actually do that – their guac tasted like it was made 10 minutes before I bought it – SOOOO fresh!).

“All of our foods are as they should be, natural. No chemicals, preservatives, artificial ingredients, colors, flavors or additives. EVER.”

Tableside Chunky Guacamole

– Hass avocados
– Tomatoes
– Red onions
– Onions
– Jalapeno peppers
– Cilantro
– Lime juice
– Sea salt
– Garlic

Here are a few thoughts/expressions that initially came to mind after taking my first bite…

extremely happy eating

– Not organic

– Fresh ingredients
– Crisp vegetables
– Perfect flavor
– 10/10

One, 7oz. container packs so many amazing flavors that I wish I had purchased the Costco sized version – I think it’s 30oz! This guac will be a great addition to anyone’s table this holiday season because it’s good for you. It’s healthy. It’s fresh.

So with that said, I wish you happy, holiday season, munching on some of the world’s best foods, including our recipe of chocolate pecan pie, mashed potatoes and gravy, and last but certainly not least, deliciously-fresh guacamole.

To see other guac flavors and food options from GOODFOODS, click here or find a store that sells it here.

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