Slow Cooker Asian Sesame Chicken
This is so easy, and SO delicious! Can be served over brown rice, or as a filling for lettuce wraps! Can be made in advance, and reheats perfectly!
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 low sodium chicken broth
3 tbs rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tsp sriracha sauce
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Green onion & Black Sesame Seeds
Spray slow cooker with coconut oil spray and place chicken breast in. In another bowl, combine all additional ingredients, and pour over chicken. Cook on low 3-4 hours. Remove chicken and place on cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken, and place back into slow cooker and let simmer on low for 15 additional minutes. Place chicken over brown rice, or in lettuce wraps. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds!
Stuffed Peppers & Tomatoes
This picture shows my stuffed tomatoes, but you can use peppers instead, which I actually prefer! Or a combination of both! Just a matter of personal preference! Also, can be made with lean turkey or beef, again, your preference.
1 1/2 lb 93% lean ground turkey, or beef
3-4 large red bell peppers, or large tomatoes
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 onion, minced
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Worchestershire Sauce (few splashes)
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 cups cooked brown rice rice
Grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano Cheese
Olive oil spray
Salt & pepper to taste!
For the peppers, I hollow them out and par boil them for about ten minutes. set aside. For tomatoes, just hollow them out and set aside.
In a saucepan, sauté your onions & garlic until translucent and softened, set aside. Next, in brown your meat of choice (lean beef, turkey). Once meat is browned, drain it, and add onions & garlic and combine. Now I add my herbs, and seasoning. Next, add either my favorite jar sauce, or homemade sauce. A few tablespoons or so. A few splashes of Worcestershire Sauce, a healthy sprinkle of really good grated parmesan cheese, and about a cup or so of brown rice (that has been pre-cooked). Combine and let simmer for a few minutes. When ready to finish. place the 8 peppers or tomatoes in a shallow casserole dish, sprayed with olive oil spray, fill with meat filling, pour more tomato sauce over the top of all…sprinkle wish parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake till meat is heated through and tomatoes/peppers have softened! Serve with a fresh salad!
Healthy eating doesn't have to be bland or boring! I am making this delicious chimichurri sauce today from fresh & healthy ingredients and it's FULL of flavor!! I will be grilling flank steak tonight to put this on, served over corn, black bean, red pepper & avocado salad, for a super fresh and healthy dinner!
Homemade Chimichurri is SO good, and simple! You just need to grab some fresh herbs and garlic...and GET CHOPPING! You can use a food processor, but I like to chop mine by hand!
2 tbs chopped cilantro, 2tbs chopped parsley, 2 tbs chopped red onion, 1 garlic clove (minced), olive oil, rice wine vinegar, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper.
Mix and chill!
Rainbow Avocado Toast
omg, these tomatoes are DELICIOUS! this has been my lunch all week so far, and may just end up being the whole week! This lunch is full of vitamins and nutrients, and it so pretty too! I love making food that is pretty to look at, full of bright color and textures, because it's true what they say about eating with your eyes! sesame ezekiel toast + avocado + tricolor tomatoes + salt & pepper 🍅
Crunchy Baked Chicken Cutlets
Crunchy baked chicken! This is SO good, and EASY and a HEALTHY way to cook chicken breasts! I actually made these early in the day and just quickly heated them and served with a big salad, but these could totally be made a day ahead! They also taste great cold, would be great for a quick lunch! #healthymadeEASY #goodEATS
For egg wash:
Instead of whole eggs, I used just 3 egg whites, Added couple tablespoons of dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt & pepper.
I used mainly chopped almonds, and super finely chopped pecans, seasoned with pink peppercorns, a bit of parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, salt & pepper and a touch of paprika.
Using thin sliced or thinly pounded chicken breasts, dip in egg mixture, coat generously with nut "breading" and place on sheet pan sprayed with coconut oil and bake till golden brown!.
Crunchy Greens + Apple Slaw
Crunchy Greens + Apple Slaw!
*5 florets of broccoli (cut small)
*2 cups cabbage slaw
*i gala apple (sliced super thin)
*i carrot, shredded
*1 tablespoon golden raisins
*1 tablespoons slivered almonds
*1 tablespoon greek yogurt (seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper)
*dash of rice wine vinegar (to taste)
*olive oil, light drizzle
chill and let blend, serve with fish or chicken!
Zucchini 'Pasta Primavera'
Here's a fun little recipe that is fun, pretty and HEALTHY! Whip up this "pasta" dish and serve with a nice glass of wine for dinner!
*two yellow squash
*one cup cherry tomatoes/halved
*3 TBS pine nuts
*2 TBS olive oil
*salt, pepper and Italian seasoning
Using a spiralizer or similar tool, use the squash & zucchini to make "pasta" strands. I then add this to a saute pan with olive oil and cherry tomatoes and seasonings. Toss until softened and add your favorite garnishes. Here I used feta cheese and pine nuts, but the possibilities are endless!
🌶mango + black bean + red pepper salsa🌶
This is great with chips, or makes an awesome side dish or garnish for grilled fish or chicken!
*1 red pepper diced
* 1 mango diced
* 1/2 cup black beans
* 1 tbs diced red onion
* lime juice, olive oil, salt & pepper to taste
*garnish with cilantro
Broccoli Kale Crunchy Salad
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As the weather gets nicer, I tend to eat more and more salad, and while some people may find salads boring, I absolutely LOVE them. The key is to make them interesting. I ALWAYS make my own dressings, and I like to constantly mix things up by using different types of lettuce (kale, bibb, endive, brocoli slaw, etc) different fruits and veggies (avocado, tomato, olives, apple, pear), different cheeses (parmesan, provolone, feta), different accents (seeds, nuts, dried fruit), and different proteins (grilled shrimp, sliced steak, carved chicken)
Here's one of my favorites:
Broccoli Kale Crunchy Salad!
-Dried cranberries (just a tablespoon)
-Homemade citrus onion vinaigrette
SO crunchy and SO good...
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