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I am excited to announce my first giveaway!!! Thanks to Skinny Fox Detox, one lucky reader will be getting one 28 day detox! One winner will randomly be picked next Friday, February 7th at 6 o’clock pacific standard time. It is extremely easy to enter the contest all you have to do is 2 of the following..

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Pesto, Mozzarella, & Spinach Grilled Cheese

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When I made this yummy lunch grilled cheese for lunch, it made me think about when I was in college and lived in my sorority house for 3 years with 32 girls and as you can imagine how picky girls can be when it comes to food. We had a chef that cooked for us Monday-Friday and luckily I am not much of a picky eater..but there were numerous lunches and dinners that consisted of turkey sandwiches, grilled cheeses, quesadillas, and salads that I made myself if I didn’t want to eat what was being served. Grilled cheeses just seemed like the ultimate go-to sandwich in college, and still is for anybody!

Yield: 1

Ingredients:
2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 Tbsp pesto (my recipe can be found  here)
2 Tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese
10 fresh spinach leaves
1 tsp olive oil or non-stick cooking spray

Steps:
1. Heat a grill on medium heat. Spread 1/2 of a tablespoon of pesto on each slice of bread.
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2. Sprinkle all of mozzarella cheese on one side of the bread (so it doesn’t fall off when you flip it).
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3. Place spinach leaves on top and it’s time to grill! Spray grill with non-stick cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil. Place piece of bread on top and press with a spatula (to get grill marks and to make cheese melt). Let cook for 2 minutes and then flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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*I love tomatoes and I think it pairs perfectly with the pesto, you can even dunk your sandwich in tomato sauce as well!

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Tomato, Mozzarella, Avocado, & Spinach Caprese Salad

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If you couldn’t already tell, I love re-creating and adding an extra twist on original recipes. I was craving a tomato caprese salad for lunch today and I just picked up some beautiful looking avocados at the grocery store so I was craving that as well. However, I did forget fresh basil at the store (Oppps!) but I had fresh spinach so it worked out perfectly! Don’t be afraid to try new things and add your own spin to your favorite dish because it may come out better then you ever expected.

Yield: 1

Ingredients:
1 Half of a medium sized heirloom tomato; cut into 1/2 inch slices
3 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese; cut in 1/4 inch slices
12 fresh spinach leaves
3 slices of an avocado; cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 tsp dried basil
Sprinkle of sea salt
Sprinkle of pepper
1/2 Tbsp basalmic vinegar
1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Steps:
1. You can layer your salad any way you would like! I recommend layering it with a slice of tomato, mozzarella cheese, avocado, and 4 spinach leavess..then repeat. Sprinkle salad with salt, pepper, and dried basil. Lastly, drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Amazing and healthy!

Tip***When slicing the avocado: cut avocado in half (longwise), remove pit, then with a spoon remove avocado from shell. Carefully with a sharp knife, place avocado on cutting board and slice with knife (lengthwise).