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