Basil Mint Mojito and a Simple Dinner Idea

Hello, hello!

Are you looking for a cool and refreshing bubbly drink to help beat the summer heat? I have concocted a healthified version of a Basil Mint Mojito!

I wrote a guest post for Hannah over at Clean Eating Veggie Girl. Head on over there and check it out!

basil mint mojito



I have been seriously slacking on any type of strength workouts over here. I am beginning to feel it too. I am going to slowly incorporate back in some weight-bearing strength exercise:

  • Planks
  • Push-ups
  • Tricep Dips
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Yoga

I am going to keep it super low-key and not stress about it, but at the same time want to form a habit of doing it so it becomes just an everyday thing I do like brushing my teeth. So that’s that!


Dinner last night was incredibly delicious and so simple! I sautéed zucchini, onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms in olive oil and seasoned them with salt, pepper, and oregano. Then I plated them over quinoa and topped them with a spoonful of hummus and chopped green olives.

sauteed veggies quinoa and hummus


This whole thing came together in five minutes so there’s no excuse not to make it! You could even throw some cooked chickpeas in there to add more protein. I am in love with this dish and may make it again for dinner tonight!


How’s that for randomness? I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday and I’ll catch up with you soon!


What’s for dinner tonight?

This Post Has 10 Comments

    1. Melanie

      I think that sounds like a great idea! Of course if you wanted to non-virginify them you could add some white rum!

  1. I love making dinners like that – random, but tastes amazing, right? Love it!! Happy Tuesday. 🙂
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    1. Melanie

      Yes! You throw them together hardly thinking about it and then they turn out to be more impressive than your well-thoughtout meals!

  2. Yum, thanks for the simple and delicious dinner idea! I’ll be sure to keep that in mind for the meal plan.
    I’ve also been slacking on strength training. For some reason, it takes more motivation for me to do than cardio. I love your idea to ease back into it.

    And that drink looks so refreshing. I’ll head to Hannah’s blog to check it out!
    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted…Peaches n’ Cream Baked Oatmeal (gluten-free & dairy-free)My Profile

    1. Melanie

      Yes, me too! Why is that? I am trying to do at least one plank a day plus at least 10 push ups, and then add in some other things here and there hopefully! I just need to get into a routine.

  3. Nearly once every week we have “Mexi-bowls” at our house that are very much just throw-together bowls. I love those kinds of dinners!
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    1. Melanie

      And they are a great way to use up leftovers!

    1. Melanie

      Me too! We should hold eachother accountable!

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