The menu at Snap Kitchen is both seasonal and creative. This is something I love about their concept!
They have items that are mainstays, but bring in special dishes specific to what is seasonal and available locally. Recently, (before my Whole30 started) I sampled the new Spring menu items and was thrilled that there were Paleo and Whole30 options!
This round of Whole30 has been quite interesting, to say the least…
Not only have I chosen to abstain from caffeine this time, but we are in the middle of the process of selling our house! Talk about being thrown for a loop! I have not been able to meal prep the way I usually do, due to showings all throughout the day, and let’s face it…it is time consuming to keep your kitchen in tip top, show-ready form when you cook a lot.
Here is what I have learned: you can keep meals very simple, be resourceful, and still have a successful Whole30 experience!
If you really want to do it, there is always a way to make it work! Snap Kitchen has saved me this time around, with their fresh meals to go. I’ve kept the fridge stocked with a few Snap favorites (hello, Crispy Salmon, Beef Chimichurri, and Meatballs and Peppers!), for the times that we literally have to eat and run out the door because a showing is scheduled. On the nights that I have been able to cook, I am keeping it simple, making meals that don’t require a lot of ingredients or prep time. Below you will find the descriptions of the new Spring menu items…
Counter-clockwise from top left:
- Pan-Roasted Steelhead Trout and Sunchokes (Paleo, but not for Whole30): You are probably thinking, “What in the world are Sunchokes?” I had not heard of them prior to this, but they are tasty little tubers, that kind of look like ginger, but have an artichoke-like flavor. They are packed with vitamins, and taste great combined with the dinosaur kale and cranberries in this dish. The trout has a delicate flavor and is free of antibiotics, PCB’s, and mercury.
- Grass-Fed Lamb Lasagna (Paleo, but not for Whole30): This lasagna is legit. It got the two thumbs up from everyone in my family! It is made using grain-free gluten-free pasta from Capello’s. The lasagna sheets are layered with generous servings of ground grass fed lamb and veggie-packed marinara sauce. So delicious and really satisfies that craving for traditional lasagna. Its so flavorful, you won’t even miss the cheese!
- Crispy Chicken (Whole30 compliant): I love the Crispy Salmon from Snap and this entree is just as good! It is almond crusted chicken breast served with a side of roasted carrots mixed with kale walnut pesto. The pesto sauce is so fresh-tasting and flavorful, taking the carrots up a notch!
If you stop by the store and have questions, ask away. The Snap Kitchen staff is always so helpful, and knowledgeable about the menu/ingredients. Plus, they have a Registered Dietician on staff to help with questions about special diets, and more. Daniel has been a huge help for me, personally, and is a great resource for all things related to nutrition and healthy eating!
Special Thanks: Snap Kitchen & Daniel Magoon (pictured here, with me), Registered Dietician for Snap Kitchen Dallas