Hummus veggie bowl + homemade basil dressing!

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This is one of my favorite easy go to meals.

Add whatever vegetables to your dish that you want. Mine has carrots, zucchini and broccoli. I pan seated them with a little sea salt. I put that on top of brown rice or quinoa (in this case I have both) and I add 1T of hummus (that’s my favorite brand!) and i drizzle my homemade basil dressing on top!

Dressing:
1/4c EVOO
1/4c apple cider vinegar (add less if you want)
2TBS balsamic vinegar
2TBD Dijon mustard
8 basil leaves (or less if you don’t want it as strong)
Squeeze of lemon juice
Sea salt
(1 pkg of splenda is optional)

I use a magic bullet to blend it all up!

Lemon Garlic Crockpot Shredded Chicken

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Sick of plain old chicken breast!? Try this amped up lemon chicken!

•8-10 thinly sliced boneless chicken breasts OR 6 regular chicken breast
•1/2c reduced sodium chicken stock
•1 whole lemon (juice and zest)
•1TBS lemon garlic Flavor God seasoning
• 2TBS Dijon mustard

Personally I browned one side of my chicken on a grill pan first but you can just throw it all in the crockpot to start. Place everything but the mustard in the crockpot. I cooked my chicken in the crockpot for 1 hour on high (I used the thin chicken breasts) if you use the regular ones you may have to cook longer. Once your chicken is cooked, place it in a stand mixer and add the Dijon mustard and one TBS of lemon juice. Mix until shredded and you’re done! This is such a nice alternative to just plain chicken breasts!

Chai Protein Pancakes

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2 egg whites
1/4 banana
1tsp vanilla
1TBS plain Greek yogurt
1/4tsp cinnamon
1/8tsp cardamom
1/8tsp ground clove
1 package of Splenda
1 scoop cinnamon swirl protein powder (use vanilla if that’s what you have)

I use a magic bullet to blend everything together. This makes about 6 pancakes 🙂

Healthy (Not) Fried Rice

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MAKES 4 SERVINGS
1TBS sesame oil
2 pouches of Uncle Ben’s ready brown rice
3 egg whites
1 whole egg
1 peeled carrot
1/2c shelled edemame
2TBS low sodium soy
2TBS seasoned rice vinegar

Dice carrots to small pieces. Cook in sesame oil over medium heat until desired softness. Take out of pan and let rest. Cook 3 egg whites and one whole egg in the pan (use Pam spray if you need to) let cook for a minute then chop it up in the pan while cooking. Add cooked brown rice, soy, vinegar and edemame. Add carrots back in and you’re done! I like more vinegar so I added more. Add onions if desired, I just didn’t have any at home 🙂

Add chili flakes if you want some spice!
Add chicken or steak for extra protein!!!

Nutrition per serving:
(Makes 4 servings)

Calories: 342
Fat: 13g
Carb: 47g
Protein: 13g
Sodium: 438mg
Sugar: 4g

Remember, your daily nutrition should consist of 45-65% carbs!!!

Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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I never used to like Brussel sprouts but here I am loving them! Here’s a quick and easy way to make them!

3tbs EVOO
1-2 cloves of chopped garlic
1-2c halved Brussel sprouts
2 thin slices of low sodium ham
1/2c canned or frozen corn (rinse first if canned)
Zest and juice of one whole lemon
Sea salt or kosher salt

Chop your ham into small pieces and brown in a separate pan. Heat up your evoo in a large pan and add the Brussel sprouts. Cook on high for about 3 minutes. Add your garlic and browned ham. Cook your corn in pan that the ham was in until it’s roasted. Add your lemon juice and zest and corn to the sprouts and ham. Cook on low for a few minutes and You’re done! Salt as needed

I had already pan roasted my zucchini so I added that also.

Add a squeeze of fresh lemon and Serve by itself, over a salad, brown rice, or quinoa. SO GOOD! (You can also add avocado for a rich, buttery taste!)

Mallory’s Easiest “Clean” Spaghetti Sauce

2TBS EVOO
1/2 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1tsp oregano, basil, garlic powder
Sea salt or kosher salt
2-3 Roma tomatoes
1 can no salt tomato sauce
2 can no salt diced tomatoes
1 package of ground chicken breast

Sweat onions and garlic in a pan with EVOO. Cut up two fresh Roma tomatoes and adit to the onions and garlic for about 5 minutes and cover the top. Add in 1tsp of dried oregano, basil, and garlic powder. Add sea salt as you go for flavor. Then add in a can of no salt diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Brown ground chicken or turkey in a pan. Combine both and let flavors combine together for about 20-30 minutes on lowest heat. Use as sauce on your spaghetti squash or whole wheat pasta! 🍅🍝

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Mean Green Smoothie!

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Tastes so fresh!

1/2 banana (almost unripe)
Handful of baby spinach
1/2 green or yellow apple
1/4c cold water OR coconut water
1/2 scoop vanilla protein (optional)
Mint leaves (optional)
Ice & blend!

There are many ways to customize this recipe just for you! Enjoy 🙂

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Healthy food at Leo’s Coney Island!

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YES it’s possible! At Leo’s on Hall Road/Heindrich you can get the IFBB pro Ken Jackson Power Bowls! They are packed with protein! (I order double chicken to add more protein also) This is the “Protein Power Bowl” and it’s my all time favorite! Start 2015 off the right way!

Baked Spaghetti Squash + Ground Chicken Tomato Sauce

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Sooo… I haven’t updated this blog in a long while. Alisa and I have a new blog launching after the new year so I’ve been concentration on that! I will continue to post recipes here! 🙂

Here is one of my favorite go to off season meals!

Baked Spaghetti Squash:

Ever notice how hard it is to cut into that uncooked squash?? Problem solved! Poke a few holes in your squash, place in a 375 degree oven and bake for one hour. Easly cut in half and scoop out seeds. Then you can scrape all of that squashy goodness out to eat!

Ground Chicken Tomato Sauce:

Brown 1-2lbs of ground chicken breast. Top with dried oregano, basil, and garlic powder

Bake 5-10 halved roma tomatoes (depending on how much you want to make) in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Sprinkle with olive oil and sea salt before baking.

Place cooked tomatoes in a food processor until blended. Add to ground chicken.

Add 1-2 cans of No Salt Added diced tomatoes and tomato sauce (found at Target and Kroger)

Let everything cook until desired flavor!

*I like to freeze my basil with EVOO to add to sauces in the winter. Simply blend EVOO with basil and add to any sauce. It will melt and blend nicely to any sauce you make 🙂

Enjoy these two together in place of pasta! Add parmesan cheese if desired 🙂