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Chicken Salad

16 Apr

Craving Chicken Salad but not wanting all the calories & fat?! Here is an easy solution that is clean and EASY (One of my favorite words if you haven’t noticed!) It takes about 5 minutes and is made of only 4 ingredients. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

2 Cans of Chicken
1/4 Red Onion
1 Heaping Tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
3 Tbsp Sugar-free Relish

Directions:

Dice up the onion then mix all ingredients in a bowl. Best if chiled overnight. This is great with a flat out wrap, on ezekiel bread, on top of a rice cake or all by itself! ūüôā

Stuffed Peppers

16 Apr

Talk about simple and delicious! These stuffed peppers are extremely easy, healthy & yummy. Plus, you can make them in a variety of ways by subbing Chicken with Turkey & Brown Rice for Quinoa or Cous Cous.

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Ingredients:

3-4 Large Peppers
Brown Rice
1 Onion
1 lb Ground Chicken
1 pack of Low Sodium Taco Seasoning

Directions:

In a pot or Rice Cooker cook 1 Cup of brown rice. Next cook the chicken with onions in a pan. While the chicken is cooking clean out your peppers and preheat the oven to 350. Once the meat is cooked stir in the taco seasoning. You may want to add a little water depending on how lean your chicken is. For portioning I like to measure out 4 oz of the chicken and 1/2 C rice, mix it together and stuff the pepper. To make it easier you may just want to divide all that you have between the peppers:) You may have a little extra depending on how big your peppers are, but even without the peppers it makes for a great snack!

Turkey Bean Chili

10 Nov

It’s that time of year again! It is finally starting to cool down in Florida and I am very excited to drink my seasonal coffees and eat some chili! ūüôā Chili is one of those recipes that has endless versions, but here is one we made today and LOVE! It’s filling, yummy & healthier than some of the other options. My only warning is that it is in no way spicy! I am not a fan of hot foods so if you like some kick be sure to add extra chili pepper or even some hot sauce!

 

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Nutrition:

Servings: 12
Calories: 196
Protein: 24g
Fat: 1g
Carbs: 20g

Ingredients:

2lbs Extra Lean Ground Turkey
1/2 Cup diced Onion
1 Red Bell Pepper diced
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
2 4oz cans of diced Green Chilies
1 15oz can Low-Sodium Pinto Beans
1 15oz can Organic Black Beans
2 14oz cans Organic diced Tomatoes
1 Tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Chili Powder (Add more for extra kick)
2 Tbsp White Vinegar
3 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
2 Tsp Cumin
1 Tsp Salt

Directions:

In a large pot cook meat with onion, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until meat is no longer pink.

Next add green chilies, beans, tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, and all other spices. Stir until it is mixed well.

Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover with lid for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Lower Carb Pepperoni pizza

11 Jun

Last week in class I discovered that I am not the only one who absolutely loves pizza!! In fact when asked, most women said pizza was their favorite of all foods. This weekend I set out on a mission to create a lower carb, health conscious, friendly pizza. I think I did pretty good:) & even Tristan agreed that these pizza’s are delicious! This is kid friendly, easy & quick! In fact this is one you could make with the kids! Let me know what you think:)

We compared our home-made¬†pizza to a 6 inch¬†personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut and this is what we found…

Pizza Hut                                   Home Made

Calories:                       610                                                 235
Fat:                                26g                                                  4g
Carbs:                           67g                                                  23g
Protein:                        26g                                                 31.5g

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C All Natural Pizza Sauce
  • 1 Flat Out Flatbread Original
  • 1/2 C Fat Free Kraft Mozzarella Cheese
  • 7 Turkey pepperoni slices

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450. Lightly spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Place flatbread on the cookie sheet.

Next, evenly spread the sauce over the flatbread.

Add cheese.

Finally, add your turkey pepperoni slices.

Bake for 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Feel free to add fresh veggies such as mushrooms, onions, peppers, etc. The great thing about this personal pizza is that you can customize it however you would like!

Low-Carb Chicken Burgers

2 May

You can easily make this a burger with 2 pieces of Ezikiel bread however I prefer to eat the burger alone:) I pair it with some sweet potato chips instead!  Either way these burgers are lean and yummy & just a great way to mix it up:)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs Ground Chicken
  • 1/2 C Oatmeal
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/4 C Green Onions
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Pepper

Directions:

Place chicken in a large bowl. Add all other ingredients. Carefully & gently mix the chicken and spices. Ground chicken is very tender so don’t mix too much! Seperate into 4- 5 patties and cook over a stove on medium heat. Cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side.

Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 burger (makes 4)

Calories: 255
Protein: 38g
Carbs: 14g
Fat 2.5g