Spinach Chicken Wraps

SPINACH CHICKEN WRAPS:

spinach chicken wraps 2Take 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.

spinach chicken wraps

strawberry spinach chicken wrap

Enjoy!! xoxo-A

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Mexican Chicken Bake

Mexican chicken bake

Buckle up! This is a good one and  figure friendly too!!! This would also be great with ground turkey instead of chicken!

Step one:

Take 3/4 lb chicken breast and cut into cubes. Cook over med heat for 10 min in skillet adding the following:

1/4c  lime juice

1/4 c lemon juice

1/4 c chicken stock-low sodium

Season with cilantro, pepper, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, garlic powder-all to your liking. (I used about 1 tsp of each)

Step two:

Boil whole grain penne pasta just under the suggested time on the package-I used 3 to 3 1/2 cups dry (this will give you about 5 servings in the dish)

Step three:

Combine in baking dish the following:

8 oz container of lite sour cream

1/2 c chopped onion

1/2 c peach/mango salsa (or whatever salsa you like)

1/2 c chopped pepper (whatever you like)

1/2 c skim milk

5 to 6 oz corn

***If you like it spicy add Sriracha and or hot sauce at this point too!

***You can add other garnishing like diced green onion or fresh parsley or cilantro on top-I just didn’t have any on hand!

Step four:

Combine ALL ingredients together and mix well in baking dish. Top with 1/2 c shredded cheese of your liking.

Bake at 385 degrees for 30 min. Serving size should be 1 1/2 cups. Great to make for dinner and have for leftovers the day or even two!

Enjoy!

A

SALMON with BLACK BEAN spaghetti

 

blackbean spaghetti and salmon

What you will need:

1 lb salmon

Black bean spaghetti-3 to 4 servings

1/2 c chopped yellow pepper

1/4 c chopped sweet or white onion

1/4 c chopped walnuts

Olive oil-drizzle

Honey-1 tsp

Hot sauce and/or combo with Sriracha sauce-3 tsp or more if you like it really spicy

Garlic-2 tsp minced

Lime juice-2 tsp

Wasabi mustard-2 tbsp

 Lite sodium soy sauce-1/4 c

Seasoning: Crushed red pepper, black pepper, ginger

Directions:

Bake salmon in oven approx 10 to 12 min on 400 degrees

Boil water and cook spaghetti for 6 min

In skillet over medium heat drizzle olive oil and add in yellow peppers, garlic, onions and walnuts let cook out for 5 min then add honey, wasabi, lime juice, soy sauce and hot sauce. Mix together well and add spaghetti again mixing around well or another 5 min or so. Add the salmon on top of the plated spaghetti mixture and serve-pouring any remaining juice/sauce over top.

Full of flavor and so good for you!!!
Enjoy!

xoxoxo-A

 

 

Cheeseburger Pizza

Who says eating healthy isn’t super yummy and delicious!? Make smarter choices and enjoy all of your favs! I used Greek yogurt, lean beef and a better crust choice than the traditional pizza and voila! I get to eat one of my favorite things and my jeans still fit! Awesome!

What you will need:

Crust-thin or whole wheat

Meat-ground turkey, lean or extra lean ground beef (1/2 lb)

Sauce: 3/4 c plain Greek yogurt, 2 tsp spicy brown mustard, 2 tsp ketchup, 2 tsp hot sauce, pepper and red pepper flakes to your liking

Toppings: chopped onions, pickles, tomatoes

Cheese: 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or Colby jack cheese-the less cheese the better so go easy

Bake according to the crust instructions.

ENJOY!!!!

xoxoxo-A