Monday, May 26, 2014

Easy Hummus Taco Lunch


Crispy tortilla
Roasted garlic Hummus
Cucumber
Chicken breast slices 
Mixed greens
Sweet onion
Tomatoes
Yellow pepper

Marinara Chicken Bake


LAYERED!


Baby Spinach
6 skinless chicken thighs
Montreal chicken seasoning
Broccoli florets
Baby carrots
Marinara sauce
Granulated Garlic powder

Bake at 400 for 45 minutes to an hour (stirring halfway)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Creamy Chicken Cous Cous Salad


2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, grilled and chopped into large chunks 
2 cups carrot, baby 
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp butter
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup whole wheat cous cous, cooked
1/2 cup italian parsley, finely chopped
1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon paprika

Grill chicken, slice and put in a large bowl (or make ahead).

Sauté carrots with garlic, butter, salt and pepper until soft and slightly browned.

Mix all ingredients with chicken. Eat warm or cold. I serve mine over mixed greens.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bean Tostada


Baked blue corn tortilla
Plain Greek Yogurt 
Salsa
Mixed greens
Black beans
Cherry tomato
Avocado
Feta
Green onion

Cod Lime Vinaigrette Bake


Easiest dinner ever! And if you don't like seafood...I am sorry, but I just don't understand. 

Cod pieces, vinaigrette, limes and red onion. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. 

Morning "mocha"


This is my absolutely favorite morning shake! Seriously tastes like a mocha, but 1 million times better for me. This is usually gone by 7:30 am after my 5:30 am workout!


FYI - Shakeology is not just a protein shake; it's your daily dose of nutrition that includes phytonutrients, digestive enzymes, pre and probiotics, superfoods, AND protein. Plus it doesn't have a bunch of chemicals like other meal replacement shakes do.  

Rise & Shine Power Drink


8 oz cold coffee, chocolate shakeology, 4 oz milk and 8 cubes ice. BLEND!

FYI - Shakeology is not just a protein shake; it's your daily dose of nutrition that includes phytonutrients, digestive enzymes, pre and probiotics, superfoods, AND protein. Plus it doesn't have a bunch of chemicals like other meal replacement shakes do.  

Coffee Creamer


My new coffee creamer! 
1 cup vanilla almond milk, 1 tablespoon agave, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional). If you are trying to avoid artificial sweetener or refined sugar this is great, but takes some getting used to.

Ice Cream Cupckaes


Everyone deserves a Birthday Treat..especially little boys. These are layered fudge chocolate cake, chocolate chip ice cream, whip cream and of course sprinkles for my birthday boys! 

Watermelon Vanilla Shake


1 packet Vanilla Shakeology
1 cup of watermelon
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
Splash vanilla extract
8 ice cubes

BLEND!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spicy Sesame Chicken Skillet


1 lb baby red potatoes, quartered4 large carrots cut into large chunks1 tbsp hot sauce1 tbsp sesame oil1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds1/2 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper 

Combine veggies, hot sauce, oil, seeds and salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or overnight for stronger flavor. Heat a medium skillet on medium-high. Brown potatoes and carrots and then cook on medium until tender (about 20 mins).


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast1tbsp hot sauce1tbsp sesame oil1tbsp toasted sesame seeds1/2 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper1/2 cup chicken broth 


Combine chicken, hot sauce, oil, seeds and salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or overnight.Heat a medium skillet on medium-high and cook chicken until browned, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add broth. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. 
Serve over fresh greens and top with chopped cilantro and plain yogurt.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Cleaner Chicken Cashew


4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon Agave Nectar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups celery, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1 cup frozen edamame (soy beans)
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 cup cashews
10 ounces bean sprouts 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Zesty Sesame Honey Dressing


2 lemons, juiced
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons sesame oil
3/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Basil Flank Roll


Ingredients:

1 flank steak (1 lb), trimmed of visible fat
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup Cottage Cheese
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 cup tomato, diced  
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh Basil, finely chopped
3 oz spinach leaves

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Creamy Shrimp & Whipped Cauliflower


1 lb shrimp sautéed with garlic pepper and red pepper flakes for 4 mins. Add 1 can black beans, 1/2 bag baby spinach and 1/4 cup creamy brie. Sauté for 4 more minutes.

Steam cauliflower. Place in blender with 1 tbsp butter and 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder. Blend.

Spring Clean-Eating Challenge Group 5/12/14


Time to clean house this Spring! Your house...your fridge and your body! I am hosting a free private challenge group for those that are interested in learning more about clean-eating through a fun support group. Learn about what it means to eat clean, share recipes, break habits, eat healthier, and have fun! Take the challenge...what are you waiting for?

Private message me and I will make sure you get added to the group before it starts!

Southwest Salmon Salad


1 1/4 pounds wild Alaskan salmon
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotles
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Mixed salad greens
1 avocado, diced
2 cups tomatoes, diced
1 cup of corn
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and diced

Cut salmon into 6 equal portions. Brush with adobo sauce and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
Spray large skillet with oil. Over medium high heat pan fry salmon on each side for about 5 minutes.
Mix salad greens with 1/2 cup Southwest Chipotle Dressing (see other recipe posted). Serve salmon over mixed greens and top with avocado, tomatoes, corn and cucumber. Drizzle with the more dressing.

BLT Salad


BLT salad - honestly all you need is two pieces of bacon to satisfy!  What's for dinner tonight? Share...people like to eat!

20lbs Gone FOREVER!


Today marks a significant day for me that I wanted to share with my fellow food lovers. Today I have officially said goodbye to 20lbs since January 1. Wow…4 months went by fast. 

What is my secret? There’s no secret. Clean eating, consistent exercise program and an insane amount of determination that grew over time.

Best part? Haven’t felt this good…EVER!

Avocado Sauce


2 medium avocados
2 tablespoons lemon juice 
1/4 cup water
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup cottage cheese
BLEND!

Taco Chicken Skillet


2 red potatoes, small cubed
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
Any fresh green- I prefer baby spinach
Chopped tomatoes for top

Place the potatoes in skillet with oil and cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes until browned. Add chicken and spices and cook until the chicken is done. Serve on top of fresh greens with avocado sauce and tomatoes.