Monthly Archives: April 2013

Baked chicken + zucchini, Ground chicken + green beans, & Protein pancakes!

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Protein pancakes

Ingredients:
1/2 banana
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1/2c unsweetened almond milk
1/2-1/3c oat flour (depending on how think you like them)
1TBS Agave syrup

Directions:
Blend banana and almond milk in a blender/magic bullet. Pour into a bowl, add flour and protein powder until smooth. Pour on griddle, makes 4-6 pancakes! Drizzle with agave syrup and top with any kind of fruit!

Green beans + ground chicken

Ingredients:
1-2lbs ground chicken breast
1lb fresh green beans
Garlic and herb Mrs. Dash or any non-salt seasoning
1TBS EVOO

Directions:
Green beans- cut off stems, fill a shallow pot with water. Bring to a boil then add beans. Let cook for 6-10 minutes until desired tenderness. Drain. Place back in pan with 1TBS EVOO. Sautée in oil for 1-2min until fully coated.

Chicken- spray pan with cooking spray, add chicken and spices when pan is warm

Baked chicken with zucchini

Ingredients:
4 thinly sliced chicken breasts
4 zucchini (yellow or green)
EVOO
Whole wheat angel hair pasta
Mrs. Dash seasoning to taste
1 can All natural diced tomatoes (I added dried oregano/basil to my tomatoes)
Shaved Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking baking dish with cooking spray. Cut zucchini into small pieces and toss with seasoning and EVOO. Cover chicken with spices and place on top of the zucchini. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Cook pasta with directions on the box. When chicken and zucchini is finished, place over pasta on plate. Then top with diced tomatoes!

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Progress!

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Pic on the left was taken in February in Hawaii, pic on the left was taken this morning (4.26.13) Two months of clean eating, BBV shakes and lots of exercise/Zumba! (I teach 4 classes a week) Link to my BBV website is under the “about” section!

Clean + Healthy shopping list

ECDlist

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Many of you have been asking for a shopping list for healthier eating. I understand everyone won’t like everything on this list, but it is yours to modify! Just click the link below the picture for the enlarged guide. Not only are the ECD shopping lists wonderful, the entire book series and website are amazing! ENJOY!

Justine’s Almond Butter!

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Seriously good for on the go! Cut up an apple and you’re all set! If you don’t have time to sit and eat, just squeeze out of the package on to your apple!

One package = one serving size, but be careful there are 200 calories in this little guy! (The larger size pictured) No need to eat the whole thing in one sitting! (Although I could because it’s SO good!)

All natural + gluten free. Found at Kroger

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Marinated chicken and quinoa + warm cinnamon pears!

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Marinated chicken with quinoa

Ingredients:

4 thin cut chicken breasts

2 TBS Zero calorie balsamic dressing (in previous post)

1 TBS garlic & herb Mrs. Dash

1 TBS garlic powder

1c uncooked quinoa

2c all natural low sodium chicken stock

1 roma tomato

1/4 avocado

1c uncooked baby spinach

1TBS EVOO

shaved parmesan to taste

Directions:

Marinate the chicken with the spices and the balsamic dressing. Spray pan with cooking spray and cook until no longer pink. Quinoa: Place chicken broth and quinoa in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil then immediately turn down to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Sauté the spinach with the EVOO. Cut up avocado and tomato and place on top of chicken and quinoa while warm.

Warm cinnamon pears

Ingredients:

2 red pears

1 TBS lemon juice

1 TBS honey or agave syrup

1TBS Brummel & Brown

1tsp cinnamon

1/2tsp nutmeg

dollop of Noosa gluten free honey yogurt (found at Kroger)

Directions:

Cut up pears into cubes. Toss with lemon juice, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place Brummel and Brown into pan. When melted place coated pears into pan and let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with chilled yogurt!