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Cucumber Noodle Salad

Posted on May 06, 2020 by

You’ll want to serve this often – so easy to toss together and it looks like you fussed!

Ingredients
1 English cucumber
1 large carrot
3 Tbls lime juice
1 tsp honey
2 tsp olive oil
2 green onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
1 Tbls peanuts, chopped small

Directions

  1. Mix lime juice, honey, olive oil, green onions, garlic, red pepper flakes & cilantro together in medium bowl.
  2. Spiralize or cut cucumber & carrots. Allow cucumber to sit on paper towel for a few minutes to absorb excess moisture.
  3. Add cucumber & carrot to dressing and toss. Top with chopped peanut & serve!

Note: I used a large spiralizer blade for the cucumbers and a small one for the carrots. Both cucumber and carrots could be cut in rounds or julienne strips.

Makes 2-3 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories       125
Total Fat        7g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fiber   3g
Protein        3g

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Provolone

Posted on May 01, 2020 by

Pair it with fresh veggies or a colorful salad!

Ingredients
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (3 oz ea)
8 spears asparagus, trimmed to 6-7”
2 slices provolone cheese
Italian seasoning
Salt & pepper to taste 

Directions

  1. Pound out chicken breasts to ¼” thickness.
  2. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on inside of each breast and place 4 spears of asparagus on top.
  3. Roll chicken breast around asparagus and place seam side down in baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle top with more Italian seasoning.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until juices run clear.
  6. Cover each chicken breast with a slice of provolone cheese and spinkle with salt & pepper.
  7. Return to oven until cheese melts.
  8. Serve with a salad or veggies.

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories       280
Total Fat        14g
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fiber   2g
Protein        34g

Print Recipe: Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Provolone

Crustless Ham and Cheese Quiche

Posted on April 29, 2020 by

A hearty breakfast – that makes great leftovers!

Ingredients
8 ounces ham, cubed
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
10-12 green or black olives, sliced
6 eggs
1 ½ cup shredded cheese (I use a Mexican blend)
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
Salt & Pepper    

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray large quiche dish with cooking spray.
  2. Dice ham and slice mushrooms & olives.
  3. Combine everything but ½ cup shredded cheese in a large bowl. Stir to . Add spinach mixture and stir to blend.
  4. Pour into prepared dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30-40 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Note: I often add spinach or sweet peppers to this – it won’t change the nutritional values much and it adds color & flavor!

Makes 6 servings

 

Nutrition Facts:
Calories         245
Total Fat          17g
Total Carbohydrates  3g
Dietary Fiber       .7g
Protein           20g

Print Recipe: crustless ham and cheese quiche

Avocado, Strawberry & Almond Salad

Posted on April 28, 2020 by

Not your typical fruit salad! Pairs great with anything off the grill – I served it with shrimp kabobs brushed with olive oil & red pepper flakes!

Ingredients
1 small avocado, sliced
5 or 6 strawberries, sliced
¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
¼ tsp butter

Dressing:
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice

Directions

  1. Toast almonds over medium heat in skillet with ¼ tsp. butter. Set aside to cool.
  2. Slice avocado & strawberries into small bowl.
  3. Mix together dressing ingredients and pour over fruit.
  4. Stir and top with almonds.

 

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories       159
Total Fat        14g
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fiber   4.5g
Protein        2.5g

Print Recipe  Avocado Strawberry Almond Salad

Riced Cauliflower Paella

Posted on March 03, 2020 by

Smoky & satisfying – you won’t miss the rice!

Ingredients
12 oz package of frozen riced cauliflower, thawed
2 chicken breast halves, cooked & chopped
8 oz chorizo sausage, cooked & crumbled
12 oz raw shrimp, tails on
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small tomato
1 Tbls tomato paste
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp saffron threads
4 oz chicken broth
Juice from 2 lemons (about ½ cup)

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large covered skillet and add onion & garlic – cook until softened and golden.
  2. Combine broth, tomato paste, paprika, saffron and half of the lemon juice in a bowl. Stir and set aside.
  3. Add chorizo sausage and cook until done, crumbling with spatula as it cooks.
  4. Add bell pepper and tomato, cooking 5-6 minutes until pepper is softened.
  5. Stir in riced cauliflower, chicken and broth mixture. Increase heat and bring to a low boil. Turn down heat and allow to simmer 1-2 minutes.
  6. Top with shrimp and cover. Allow to simmer 8-10 minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  7. Plate and sprinkle with lemon juice & parsley (if desired)

Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories                                 310
Total Fat                                15g
Total Carbohydrates              12g
Dietary Fiber                           4g
Protein                                   32g

Print Recipe: Riced Cauliflower Paella

Paprika Parmesan Chicken

Posted on February 19, 2020 by

A healthier twist on a traditional favorite!

Ingredients
¼ cup almond flour
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp paprika
Salt & pepper to taste
4 skinless chicken breast halves
1 Tbls mayo

Directions

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a shallow bowl wide enough to dredge chicken breasts.
  2. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Smear each side with a little mayo.
  3. Dredge chicken through the dry mixture and pat to coat evenly.
  4. Place each piece of chicken in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Bake one hour at 350 degrees or until crust is golden and juices run clear.

 

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories                                 186
Total Fat                                8g
Total Carbohydrates          2.4g
Dietary Fiber                        .6g
Protein                                  16g

Print Recipe: Paprika Parmesan Chicken

Creamy Shrimp with Mushrooms and Spinach

Posted on January 31, 2020 by

It doesn’t get much better than this!

Ingredients
1 lb raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
8 oz baby bell mushrooms
3 oz baby spinach
2 Tbls butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried basil
½ cup chicken broth
½ cup half & half
2 tsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Directions
1. Toss shrimp with salt & pepper, sprinkle with basil.
2. Melt 1 Tbls butter in skillet and cook shrimp over medium heat until pink, turning to cook evenly on both sides. Remove from skillet.
3. Melt remaining butter in skillet and add garlic. Saute and add chicken broth and spinach.
4. Combine half & half with arrowroot powder and pour over wilted spinach. Stir mixture until it starts to thicken.
5. Stir in parmesan cheese and cook until cheese is melted.
6. Toss in shrimp and stir to coat.
7. Sprinkle with basil and serve.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories 276
Total Fat 13g
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 32g

Print recipe: creamy shrimp with mushrooms and spinach

Easy Beef Bulgogi in Lettuce Wraps

Posted on November 19, 2019 by

Hint: Partially freezing the meat prior to cutting it will allow for a nice thin slice or ask the meat department to slice it for you.

Ingredients
1 lb flank steak
2 Tbls vegetable oil
1 small apple, shredded
½ red onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbls red chili paste
1 Tbls soy sauce
1 Tbls brown sugar or brown sugar substitute
1 Tbls sesame oil
4 green onions, sliced
1 jalapeno, diced
Sesame seeds for garnish
1 head Bibb or Boston lettuce
1 package riced cauliflower

Directions

  1. Slice meat and place into a gallon sized resealable bag. Add shredded apple, onion, chili paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, jalapeno and all but 2 Tbls of the green onion tops (to garnish riced cauliflower). Allow meat to marinate 2-4 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Arrange meat slices in single layer and turn after browning – about 2-3 minutes. Brown on other side and then add remaining marinade mix to pan. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve with lettuce leaves and riced cauliflower. Garnish with remaining green onion and sesame seeds.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories                                              284
Total Fat                                              14g
Total Carbohydrates                            14g
Dietary Fiber                                         4g
Protein                                                26g

Print Recipe: Beef Bulbogi in Lettuce Wraps

Creamy Chicken Salsa Verde

Posted on November 12, 2019 by

Slow cookers work magic on this flavor packed dish!

Ingredients
3-4 (1 lb) chicken breast halves
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1 jar (16 oz) salsa verde
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp cilantro
1 tsp cumin
1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
1 package frozen riced cauliflower

Directions

  1. Place chicken breast in the bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle cilantro & cumin over chicken breasts. Pour salsa over top and sprinkle with diced jalapeno. Add salt & pepper if desired.
  2. Set slow cooker to low and allow to cook for approximately 6 hours. Shred chicken breasts and stir in yogurt or sour cream. Cover for 10 minutes before serving.
  3. Serve over bed of riced cauliflower along with your favorite green veggie!

 

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories                                               208
Total Fat                                              3.5g
Total Carbohydrates                              9g
Dietary Fiber                                         2g
Protein                                                  34g

Print Recipe: creamy salsa verde chicken

Pumpkin Sausage Soup

Posted on November 01, 2019 by

Perfect for a chilly Fall evening!

Ingredients
1 lb. pork sausage
1 medium white onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
¼ cup half & half
Salt & pepper to taste

 

Directions

  1. Brown sausage with onion and garlic. Drain excess fat and set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan, whisk together chicken broth and pumpkin puree.
  3. Add sausage mixture and stir. Heat over medium high heat until hot and turn down heat to simmer. Add half & half and season to taste.
  4. Garnish with pepitas or toasted pumpkin seeds.

Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories                       224
Total Fat                       12g
Total Carbohydrates       9g
Dietary Fiber                   3g
Protein                          20g

Print Recipe: Pumpkin Sausage Soup

Note: You may substitute turkey sausage for the pork.