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creamy corn and bean salad + sunday prep

by Heather

I ended up getting to spend a lot of Sunday in the kitchen prepping food the week.  I had not intentionally planned to, it just seemed to happen starting with breakfast.  We had cottage cheese on hand (not a norm), which is a must for these protein packed waffles.  The best waffles.  I ended up making a double batch which leaves us more then enough for a few extra breakfasts throughout the week.

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Then I just continued on.  I wanted to make more no kneed artisan bread (to make up for my mistakes), so I got that dough started.  I baked up one loaf and have enough dough in the fridge for 3 more.  Even with expired yeast, it turned out amazing!

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Last week I made a batch of peanut butter coconut oat no bake bars.  Jacob and I devoured them.  This week, I doubled the batch + washed and cut a bunch of strawberries.

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I was going to prep some spicy black bean burgers for tomorrow’s dinner, but instead we went to the park for a little swinging since the sun came out to play.

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And lastly, I made a salad.  Not a green salad, a creamy crunchy salad.  A highly adapted this salad I found at From Grandma Loy’s Kitchen – my super secret blog for this month’s Secret Recipe Club reveal!

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This salad almost didn’t happen.  For days I’d been eying her molasses cookies, pumpkin oatmeal drop cookies and pina colada macadamia oatmeal cookies.  You can see where my mind was.  But at the last minute, I decided against it.  I wanted to prep something a little more wholesome for us, so I went searching through her salads.

This one was super simple.  You throw all your veggies and beans together in a bowl, mix up your creamy dreamy dressing, and toss in some cheese.

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Hunter and I ate it for lunch, then Jacob had it along with a couple tuna melts for a late lunch.  Verdict?  We loved it.  The bite size pieces were perfect for Hunter, I loved the cool crunch, and Jacob… well I’m not exactly sure what he liked about it but he ate it all and said it was good.  For a healthy dish I call that a win!

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Waffles, bread, bars, strawberries and this salad.  I’d say that’s a pretty productive (and delicious) Sunday!

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Creamy Corn and Bean Salad

Adapted from here

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen (defrosted) corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp dried onion flake
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine the corn, black beans and red pepper.  In a smaller bowl stir together the mayo, yogurt, sour cream and spices.
  2. Stir the sauce in with the bean mixture, along with the cheese.  Chill in the fridge.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.

How was your Sunday?  Did you prep any food for the week?  What did you make?

Heather


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Sweet as Sugar Cookies April 14, 2013 - 9:15 pm

This looks super flavorful.

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 10:55 am

It sure was!

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Erica April 14, 2013 - 10:19 pm

Good job girl! You look set for the week! The waffles look amazing. Our Sunday was good. I went for a run and pretty much we relaxed and played with Kaylin all day. We also went to dinner at Chipotle!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 10:56 am

Mmmmm Chipotle is one of my favorites! Sounds like an awesome weekend for you guys.

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 15, 2013 - 4:22 am

My husband’s aunt makes a similar salad/dip to be scooped up with tortilla chips. SO good!!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 10:57 am

The original recipe had fritos I believe. Similar ideas!

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Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair April 15, 2013 - 6:28 am

Yum! I’m excited to try this out. I have all the ingredients except for the yogurt in my kitchen and was looking for a side salad for dinner later this week. Great SRC choice!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 10:57 am

Let me know how you like it Heather!

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness April 15, 2013 - 7:06 am

All that foods looks soo good. Nice work! I am a horrible prepper when it comes to food. I really need to take some tips and get better at it.

ps your little guy looks so cute and happy on that swing 🙂

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 10:57 am

I go through times when I’m good about prepping, and times when I do none at all. I guess this weekend was a good one!

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danielle April 15, 2013 - 7:10 am

This salad sounds great!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 10:58 am

Thanks Danielle 🙂

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Chaya April 15, 2013 - 9:42 am

I am so glad you made this because I just printed it up to make. This looks like it will be a favorite in our house. Great choice.

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 10:58 am

Awesome! Great minds think alike 🙂

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colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess April 15, 2013 - 9:43 am

Wow, that looks awesome. Can’t wait to try it with some fresh corn this summer.

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 10:59 am

Fresh corn would be AMAZING in this! Corn is definitely the star here.

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Erika April 15, 2013 - 11:23 am

I made waffles too! I’m on a major waffle kick right now since I borrowed back my waffler maker from my mom 🙂 I will have to try your recipe. I also cut up all my fruit and veggies and made shredded chicken in the crock pot and defrosted some meat (I always forget to do that!).

??? I’m new to the whole coconut oil thing… do you measure it out hard (mine comes out kinda chunky/flakey) or do you melt it and then measure it?

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 11:01 am

Nice work Erika! You sound set for the week. As far as coconut oil goes, I find it easiest to measure out melted, but if I’m feeling lazy I’d measure it while it’s still solid. I can be a lazy measurer sometimes, so I don’t always worry about being exact 🙂 Hope that helps!

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Jeanie April 15, 2013 - 11:29 am

This looks delicious. I had you this month and made your Big Green Triple Chocolate smoothie. It was a super win. Thanks.

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 11:01 am

Glad you liked it Jeanie!!!

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes April 15, 2013 - 12:04 pm

This food is making me hungry!! Love the corn and bean salad – it looks fabulous!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Thanks Ashley! 🙂

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Grandma Loy April 15, 2013 - 12:56 pm

So glad that you liked the salad. I will have to try your adaptation. It really is a versatile recipe that you can change up at will. Now that you have made something healthy, it is OK to try the cookies, too. I will be back to explore your blog further when I have more time. It looks like a good one. Have a great week.

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:07 pm

So versatile! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 And cookies are up next. Weekend baking here I come!

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SeattleDee April 15, 2013 - 1:19 pm

This looks like a party in a bowl; just the thing to liven up a a plain white plate with a pale piece of fish or chicken!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:08 pm

It is a party! So much color and flavor.

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Miz Helen April 15, 2013 - 2:41 pm

This is a salad that we will really enjoy, perfect for spring and summer! Great cooking with you in Group B!
Miz Helen

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:09 pm

I agree! It’ll be perfect for warm weather eatin.

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Shelley C April 15, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Oh my gosh – that dressing really does look creamy and dreamy! And you have got to love a healthy dish that everyone in the whole family enjoys! What a great choice.

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:14 pm

I know, it’s definitely a winner when everyone loves it!!

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Kirstin April 15, 2013 - 6:02 pm

I love corn salad. It’s so amazingly yummy! I never thought to add beans. I like this version. I’m a fellow SRC member, group D

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Let me know if you try it with the beans Kirstin!

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AmandaE April 15, 2013 - 6:17 pm

Also made waffles this weekend – tho I did my batch on Saturday morning. Huge fan of corn and bean salads – I use them to top veggie burgers, tortillas, chips, fresh veggies, and whatever else might be around. Great SRC pick!!!

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:15 pm

I think I’ll be using what’s left of this to top my veggie burger tonight! Along with avocado too 🙂

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CJ @ Morsels of Life April 15, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Looks like a wonderful blend of tastiness you got going there! (And cute kiddo. 🙂 )

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Fit Mama April 16, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Thanks CJ 🙂

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