Ingredients and directions:
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
8 oz chicken breast or tenders/cubed and cooked on med heat/stove top in the following seasonings:
***cummin, dash of cinnamon, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, Red Hot or any hot sauce
Boil 1.5 cups of pasta noodles (use whole grain or any non-white bleached flour based) cook almost to the time according to the package.
Chop 1/4 cup red onion and 1 cup tomatoes
Add the chicken, onions, tomatoes and pasta to casserole dish
Add 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese, 1/2 cup lite sour cream or Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup skim or almond milk
Give everything a stir and then add any additional hot sauce that you may like for taste and spiciness!
Bake at 400 degrees for 35 min then sprinkle whole wheat unseasoned panko breadcrumbs on top and let bake for an additional 10 min. At the very end add a few more crumbles of blue cheese and place back in oven just long enough to allow it to melt.
I hope you enjoy!!! A
1 tsp natural peanut butter or almond butter
1/4 c plain Greek yogurt
1 c red grapes
3 tsp oats
1 tsp chia seeds
1 small banana
1 c unsweetened almond milk
1 pack instant coffee pack (Starbucks VIA works)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
Add Handful of ice and blend
1 and a half cups of Bob’s Red Mill Raisin bran stone ground muffin mix
1 half cup of vanilla protein powder
3/4 cups water
1 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tbsp. dried currants
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 handful berries-then chop them ( I used blackberries)
Mix all together then fill muffin pans and bake at 400 degrees for 13 to 15 min (make sure you put them in paper cups or spray the pan so you can remove them nicely) If you have most of these ingredients you will be good but the coconut and currants are definitely optional!! A mix of berries would be great too! These are a lower carb option at about 20 g of carbs each! Enjoy!
SPINACH CHICKEN WRAPS:
Take a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken (Giant Eagle $4.99) and shred the breast after removing it from the skin or cook whole chicken or just breast then cool and shred with 2 forks and set aside.
To the chicken add 2 heaping tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 c chopped onion, 1/2 c chopped apple, season with black pepper, cayenne pepper and lemon juice to your liking and mix together.
Place 2 handfuls of fresh chopped spinach leaves on top of spinach tortillas (I used Mission brand in garden spinach herb) and scoop chicken on top. Wrap it up and eat! These would be great to make ahead for easy grab and go from the fridge for lunch the next day AND don’t forget about the kids-they would love these too!
———-> Other options to chop and add to chicken salad mixture: celery, carrots, peppers, grapes, berries, tomatoes, asparagus, green beans.