Don’t be fooled by the title, you will be able to make this delicious dinner fit into your diet! The pasta is actually spaghetti squash, so it is a much lower carbohydrate and calorie-friendly option to satiate any pasta-cravers palate.
I am a sucker for spinach and artichoke anything! Pizzas (obviously..), dips, pinwheels, you name it! So I wanted to incorporate it into a high-protein chicken dish. I originally was just going to make a spinach and artichoke covered chicken, but I thought a pasta element would be perfect! Thus, the idea for spaghetti squash was born. Continue reading
Happy Sunday Ya’ll! I wanted to share with you another healthy family dinner idea. These chicken tenders are bound to be a new family favorite, loved by both adults and kids alike. They are breaded in an oat mixture and baked for a faux “fried” chicken crisp without all the fats and calories. They are extremely simple to prepare as well! You can double or triple the recipe for a great appetizer to take to a party. Perfect for football season!
Ingredients: (for 6 chicken tenders)
- two chicken breasts–each cut into 3 tenders
- 1 cup oats (I used instant, but I’m sure old fashioned would work as well)
- 1/2 cup liquid egg whites (about 3 whites from large eggs)
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- 1 tbs. parsley flakes
- Dash of black pepper, to taste
Happy Tuesday Readers! It’s that time again to share with you Meal Prep Monday Secrets and recipes! This week I made tacos, southwest stuffed sweet potatoes, cilantro lime chicken, and ranch turkey meatballs!
Ingredients I used:
- 4 lbs of lean ground turkey (1lb) was extra lean
- ~2 lbs/1 package of chicken breast
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 2 cans of black beans
- 1 packet of taco seasoning (mrs. dash– if watching sodium)
- 2 bundles of cilantro (or cilantro paste)
- 1 can southwest style corn
- 3 limes
- 1 packet ranch seasoning
- corn tortillas or romaine leaf lettuce
- veggies: for me, asparagus and broccoli
- toppings for tacos: for me, chopped onion, jalepenos, guacamole
First, clean up your sweet potatoes, pierce them with forks, wrap in foil, and place in oven at 375 degrees. Bake until soft (~25 minutes) Next, I began by making my Cilantro Lime Chicken— See recipe from last weeks post Here
While the chicken was marinated, I fixed up the tacos!
I am constantly varying up my flavors and spices for my healthy/clean meal prep recipes. Let’s face it. You would turn into a pretty resentful and depressed human being if you ate season-less baked chicken with veggies for every. single. meal. By using natural ingredients, such as citrus juices and herbs, you can add flavor without compromising the nutritional values. Last night, I made two different chicken recipes–mainly because those chicken breasts were on sale at the grocery store for a great price! I made Buffalo Chicken Meatballs and Cilantro Lime Chicken. Continue reading