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!

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.

Zucchini noodles with Harissa, yellow pepper, tomatoes & an egg!

Zucchini noodles with Harissa, yellow pepper, tomatoes & an egg!

Zucchini noodles with Harissa, yellow pepper, tomatoes & an egg!

It felt like an ‘egg for lunch’ kind of day today! Zucchini noodles with Harissa, yellow pepper & tomatoes!

6oz zucchini noodles (made with my Paderno spiralizer, love it!)
1 large egg
1tbsp Mina spicy harissa
1.5oz chopped yellow pepper
6 cherry tomatoes – halved
1tsp Paleo Butter
1tsp diced yellow onion
1/4tsp minced garlic
Salt/Pepper
Flat leaf parsley – chopped

Place 1tsp of Paleo Butter in a small skillet over medium-low/medium heat. Once the butter is hot, add in garlic and yellow onion. Cook for about 30-60 seconds and then add in the harissa, cherry tomatoes & yellow pepper. Continue to cook for another minute or so and then add the zucchini noodles into the pan, lightly season with salt & pepper. Stir the noodles until fully coated in the sauce. Make a ‘nest’ in the noodles and then crack the egg into it. Cover and cook until the egg white is fully set, roughly 5-6 minutes. Top with fresh ground pepper & chopped parsley.

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.

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.

Sweet & Spicy Lime Chicken Skewers – Quick & Simple

Sweet & Spicy Lime Chicken Skewers - Quick & Simple

Sweet & Spicy Lime Chicken Skewers – Quick & Simple

It never ceases to AMAZE me what my 4 year old will eat. I thought for sure he would take one bite of these and say ‘too spicy mom’ but I was wrong, he LOVED them! Granted, his did not have any red pepper flakes on them but they still had the sriracha! Score 1 for mom 😉

Ingredients:

2 (6oz) chicken breasts
2tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp Better Body Foods Agave Nectar
1tsp Sriracha sauce
1tbsp fresh cilantro
1/2tsp olive oil
1/2tsp minced garlic
1 lime
Optional: Red pepper flakes

In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, agave, sriracha, cilantro, olive oil, garlic and juice from one lime – reserve 1tbsp of marinade for basting later. Cut up the chicken into chunks and place in a zip lock bag. Pour the marinade into the bag, turn to coat and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Thread chicken chunks onto skewers and grill 6-8 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with limes wedges & red pepper flakes!

 

Quick, Simple and lower calorie Chicken Florentine Pizza!

Quick, Simple and lower calorie Chicken Florentine Pizza!

Quick, Simple and lower calorie Chicken Florentine Pizza!

14oz refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough
6oz of store bought rotisserie chicken or precooked chicken breast
1/2cup reduced fat ricotta cheese
1/4cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
2tbsp jarred sun dried tomatoes, drained from oil
1-2cups of fresh spinach
1 clove of garlic – minced
1tsp Italian seasoning mix
1.5tsp olive oil – divided
Flour (for working surface)

Allow pizza dough to sit in package on counter for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees with baking sheet in the oven on the middle rack. Add a 1/2tsp of olive oil to a preheated small sauté pan over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add in HALF of the garlic and quickly sauté until fragrant. Next add in the spinach and cook until wilted. Remove to a paper towel to drain any excess liquid.

Lightly flour a piece of parchment paper and stretch dough out to desired thickness, add more flour as necessary to keep it from sticking to hands/paper. Pierce several holes in the dough with a fork. Next using a pastry brush, cover the entire top surface of dough with 1tsp of olive oil mixed with the remaining minced garlic. Smear the ricotta cheese onto the dough and then top it with the shredded mozzarella. Sprinkle half of the Italian season over the cheese and then add the spinach. Top with chicken, tomatoes and the rest of the Italian seasoning mix. Slide parchment paper onto preheated baking sheet and bake 18-22 minutes or until crust is golden brown rotating a few times to ensure even cooking. Slice & enjoy!