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Cooking with Abs: May Recipe Review Round Up!

Every month I'm reviewing the weekly Cooking with Abs recipes and rounding them up in a blog post! This month happens to be three of my own recipes but I have links to them. I'd love to hear if you make any of these or which one you'd like to try most. Tell me in the comments!



Grapefruit Margarita

This is a skinny cocktail (or whole30 mocktail) recipe that I created.


Review

This recipe uses minimal ingredients compared to a typical margarita. It is easy to pull together and has a unique flavor while still keeping the margarita vibe. I don't love the term skinny, it's really more of a whole, freshly squeezed juice drink turned cocktail. It has no added sugar but does have an option if looking to ease the tartness.

Rating

I would rate this 4.5 / 5 stars! I LOVED it and was impressed with the margarita taste despite having no orange liqueur and additional sweetener. I'm a sucker for spice in anything and it really upped the overall flavor profile of this drink!


Recommendation

I would absolutely recommend this for anyone who likes tart and spicy!




Whole30 Antipasto Salad

This is a Paleo platter salad that I created.


Review

This salad is beautiful in color and taste. All the different ingredients and textures create an amazing burst of flavor and the simple vinaigrette dressing brings it out, even more. I love lettuceless crunchy salads but if you’re not a fan, this salad would be great toppings to a bed of lettuce, arugula, spinach or kale. It could also be served on toasted bread, cucumber, eggplant...so many options!

Rating

I would rate this 4 / 5 stars! I loved the combination of all these ingredients because they created a hearty but fresh meal.

Recommendation

I would absolutely recommend this as a salad or part of an appetizer.






Zucchini Fritters

This is a healthy recipe created by Rachel Finch from rachaelfinch.com.


Review

Fritters are like savory pancakes. So this recipe is basically a zucchini pancake. We added in some cucumber, mix of fresh herbs, chili and lemon for a little more flavor with herb yogurt and an egg on top. Divine!

Rating

I would rate this 3.5 / 5 stars as the recipe stands and 4 / 5 stars with our additions.


Recommendation

I would recommend giving this a try! Definitely think of adding in more flavor and maybe even another main ingredient such as sweet corn, carrots or other vegetables. I think it could also be great for baby led feeding or kids as a fun way to get in vegetables.


Lunch and workout today via Body by Finch workout and recipe program.






Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats

This is a Paleo, whole30, keto and banting recipe that I created.


Review

Making cucumber boats is a lot easier compared to many other bread substitute options. I love the crunchy and extra flavor it gives to the meal! The fresh tastes of the cucumber, grapes and mint combined with the creamy, cheesy, flavorful chicken and note to mention the crunch of the walnuts and the cucumber - wow!

Rating

I would rate this 4.5 / 5 stars!


Recommendation

I would absolutely recommend making this recipe. It is great for hot summer days or for whatever reason of not using a stove to cook, such as load shedding. You can also fill cucumber boats with countless things. For a raw vegan version, fill it with a loaded vegetable coleslaw.


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