Quick & Simple Grilled Salmon – with a Sweet Glaze!

Quick & Simple Grilled Salmon - with a Sweet Glaze!

Quick & Simple Grilled Salmon – with a Sweet Glaze!

Ingredients:

5oz raw salmon fillet
1tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp water
1/2tbsp lemon juice
1/2tbsp olive oil
1tbsp Better Body Foods coconut palm sugar (sub brown sugar)
1/4tsp minced garlic
Fresh Ground Pepper

In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, water, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar & garlic until the sugar is dissolved. Season the salmon with some fresh ground pepper and place in a zip lock bag. Pour the marinade into bag, turn to coat and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Preheat grill to medium. While grill is heating up, pour marinade out of the zip lock bag into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until sauce slightly thickens – about 3-4 minutes. Set aside. Grill salmon on an oiled grate for about 4 minutes each side or until cooked to desired temperature. Pour glaze over salmon & enjoy!

Quick & Simple Smoked Salmon BLT!

Quick & Simple Smoked Salmon BLT!

Quick & Simple Smoked Salmon BLT!

Ingredients:

2 slices of Mahler’s Low Carb/High Protein Flax & Soy bread
2oz smoked salmon
2 pieces turkey bacon
1 roma tomato – sliced
Handful of spinach
Stoneground/Dijon Mustard

Preheat broiler to high. Broil bacon on a foil lined baking sheet until crispy – flipping once or twice. While bacon is cooking toast the bread in a toaster. Spread the mustard on one or both pieces of toast and layer with spinach, smoked salmon, tomato & bacon.

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles – Quick and Simple!

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles - Quick and Simple!

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles – Quick and Simple!

Ingredients:

5oz zucchini noodles (I use the Paderno Spiralizer & love it)
6-7 raw large shrimp – peeled & deveined
2tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp balsamic vinegar
1tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
1/2tsp olive oil
1/2tsp minced garlic
1/4 a red bell pepper – diced
1 green onion stalk -diced
Fresh Ground Pepper

Mix together the soy, balsamic vinegar & lime juice in a small bowl and set aside. Heat a small skillet over medium heat with 1tsp of olive oil. Season the raw shrimp with some fresh ground pepper. When the oil is hot, add in the garlic and quickly sauté for 30-60 seconds. Add in the sauce and allow to bubble for a few minutes and thicken. Once the sauce has thickened, add in the red pepper and shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes until completely pink on both sides and cooked through. Stir in the noodles and remove from heat. Serve garnished with the green onion.

Quick & Simple lightened up Chicken Salad Wrap with Quinoa, Grapes, Pecans & Feta – yummy!

Quick & Simple lightened up Chicken Salad Wrap with Quinoa, Grapes, Pecans & Feta - yummy!

Quick & Simple lightened up Chicken Salad Wrap with Quinoa, Grapes, Pecans & Feta – yummy!

1 Ole Xtreme low carb wrap
3oz store bought rotisserie chicken – shredded
1/4cup precooked tricolor quinoa
7 red grapes – halved
7grams crumbled feta cheese
5grams chopped pecans
2tbsp fat free greek yogurt – plain or vanilla (I used vanilla because I like the extra sweetness)
1tsp fresh lemon juice
1tsp olive oil
1/2tsp vinegar (I used pomegranate)
Fresh ground pepper
Handful of spring mix

In a small bowl mix together the yogurt, oil, vinegar & lemon juice until well combined – add fresh ground pepper to taste. In a separate bowl mix together the chicken, grapes, pecans and quinoa. Pour the sauce over the chicken mixture and stir until evenly coated. Season with some more pepper or salt if you choose. You’ve probably noticed by now that I RARELY add salt to dishes, it’s just a personal preference. Lay the tortilla flat & layer with the spring mix, chicken mix & then feta cheese. Roll up tightly and cut!

Quick & Simple Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Quesadilla!

Quick & Simple Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Quesadilla!

Quick & Simple Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Quesadilla!

Ingredients:

1 Ole Xtreme low carb tortilla
1.5oz reduced sodium deli turkey
1oz brie cheese
20grams dried cranberries

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, spray with cooking spray and then lay the tortilla flat in it. Cover the tortilla with the turkey and then spread the cheese over the turkey. Sprinkle with cranberries. Cook until the cheese begins to bubble and the tortilla starts to crisp. Fold over, cut & enjoy!

Turkey Pesto Panini – melted cheese makes me happy!

Turkey Pesto Panini - melted cheese makes me happy!

Turkey Pesto Panini – melted cheese makes me happy!

Ingredients:

2 slices of Mahler’s low carb flax & soy bread – it’s the best!
2 slices of reduced sodium deli turkey
1tbsp jarred pesto sauce
4 thin slices of roma tomato
2 slices of reduced fat mozzarella
Few pieces of spinach

Preheat panini grill (you could also use 2 skillets to press sandwich). Layer the bottom piece of bread with turkey, spinach, tomato and the cheese. Spread the pesto sauce on the top piece of bread and place pesto side down on sandwich. Press in a panini maker until cheese is melted & bubbling!

Quick & Simple Balsamic Shrimp & Strawberry Salad!

Quick & Simple Balsamic Shrimp & Strawberry Salad!

Quick & Simple Balsamic Shrimp & Strawberry Salad!

Ingredients:
5 raw shrimp
2 sliced strawberries
14grams pecans
1/2tbsp olive oil
1tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2tsp honey
1/8-1/4tsp minced garlic
Salt
Balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction
Bowl of spring mix

Peel and devein the shrimp and rinse in cool water. In a small bowl mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey & minced garlic – set aside. Slice up the strawberries and layer in a bowl with the spring mix and pecans (toasting them is optional). Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Lightly salt the shrimp and once the pan is hot add in the sauce mixture and then the shrimp. Cook each side until it turns pink – be careful because they cook QUICKLY! Add shrimp to premade salad and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Mediterranean stuffed Chicken Breasts!

Mediterranean stuffed Chicken Breasts!

Mediterranean stuffed Chicken Breasts!

Serves 2

Marinade:
4tbsp plain greek yogurt
1tsp olive oil
Zest/juice from half a lemon
1tsp oregano
1tsp minced garlic
1/2tsp paprika
1/4tsp black pepper
1/4tsp red pepper flakes
Dash of cumin & cinnamon

Chicken:
2 (6oz) raw chicken breasts pounded flat
1oz feta cheese
1/2 zucchini
1/4 red bell pepper
2 sun dried tomatoes in oil
4 kalamata olives
Salt/Pepper
Flat leaf parsley

In a small bowl mix together all of the marinade ingredients and set aside.

Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound flat. Season both sides of chicken with salt & fresh ground pepper. Place chicken breasts in a zip lock bag with the marinade, turn to coat and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut zucchini, red pepper & sun dried tomatoes into strips. Toss the zucchini & red pepper with a little olive oil and salt/pepper. Quarter the olives. Lay chicken breasts flat add cheese, olives, tomatoes and then the vegetables and fold up each side of chicken. Secure the top shut with tooth picks. Bake for 20-22 minutes on a foil lined baking sheet or until chicken is cooked through. Top with some chopped flat leaf parsley.

Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!

Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!

Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!

Ingredients:

Salmon:
5oz raw salmon fillet
1tbsp of honey
1tsp of mild or spicy Mina Harissa
1/8tsp olive oil
Salt/pepper

Brussel Sprouts:
5oz Brussel sprouts
1/2tsp olive oil
Salt/pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the brussel sprouts in a small bowl with 1/2tsp of olive oil and stir until well coated. Next lightly season them with salt & pepper. Mix together the honey & harissa in another small bowl – reserve a small amount of the honey sauce to use when serving salmon. Season salmon with a little salt/pepper and 1/8tsp of olive oil. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the salmon with some of the honey sauce and bake with the brussel sprouts on a foiled like baking sheet for 15 minutes, basting the salmon with more sauce every 5 minutes. Use the reserved amount of glaze to top salmon with once it has been plated.

Chinese Chicken Spring Rolls with a spicy Peanut Sauce for dipping!

Chinese Chicken Spring Rolls with a spicy Peanut Sauce for dipping!

Chinese Chicken Spring Rolls with a spicy Peanut Sauce for dipping!

Chicken w/marinade:
4oz raw chicken breast
1tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp water
1tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
1tsp sesame oil
1/4tsp minced garlic
Fresh ground pepper

Peanut Sauce:
2tbsp Better Body Foods PB Fit powdered peanut butter
1tbsp soy sauce
1.5tbsp water
1tsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
1/4tsp sriracha
1/8tsp sesame oil
1/8tsp garlic powder

1 piece of rice paper
1 slice of red cabbage – chopped
1 slice of green cabbage – chopped
Shredded carrots

Mix together all of the chicken marinade ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Season the chicken with some fresh ground pepper and place in a zip lock bag. Pour the marinade into the bag, turn to coat and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake chicken on a foil lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes depending on breast thickness. While chicken is cooking mix together all of the peanut sauce ingredients. Once chicken is done, allow to slightly cool and then cut into strips. Dip the rice paper in some warm water for about 5-10 seconds and place on a plate. Next layer the chicken with the cabbage & carrots. Carefully roll up the spring roll and cut in half.