Quick & Simple Grilled Salmon – with a Sweet Glaze!
5oz raw salmon fillet
1tbsp soy sauce
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!
Grilled Peaches with Goat Cheese, Honey & Cinnamon!
1oz goat cheese
1 packet stevia
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Halve the peach and remove pit. Sprinkle the tops of peach with stevia and grill for 15 minutes or until the peach has softened. Top with the goat cheese, drizzle with honey & sprinkle on some cinnamon!
Quick & Simple Balsamic Shrimp & Strawberry Salad!
5 raw shrimp
2 sliced strawberries
1/2tbsp olive oil
1tsp balsamic vinegar
1/8-1/4tsp minced garlic
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.
Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!
5oz raw salmon fillet
1tbsp of honey
1tsp of mild or spicy Mina Harissa
1/8tsp olive oil
5oz Brussel sprouts
1/2tsp olive oil
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.
Strawberry French Toast stuffed with a Lemon & Honey Ricotta and topped with fresh basil – only 330 calories!
2 slices of Mahler’s low carb Flax & Soy bread
80grams fresh strawberries
62grams skim ricotta cheese
2 egg whites
1oz unsweetened almond milk
1/4tsp lemon zest
1/2tsp vanilla extract
1-2 packets stevia
1 basil leaf
Sugar Free Maple Syrup
Mix together the honey, lemon zest & ricotta in a small bowl – sweeten to taste with a little stevia. Cut up the strawberries and set aside.
In another small bowl beat together with a fork the egg whites, milk, cinnamon, vanilla & stevia. Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture and cook for 2:30-3 minutes per side over medium heat.
Cut the toast on a diagonal and layer with the ricotta and strawberries. Top with some fresh basil & sugar free maple syrup.
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 😉
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
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!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chia PROTEIN Bites – Quick & Easy!
2 scoops (60grams) of Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder
1tbsp TruVibe Organics chia seeds
2tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
2tbsp of Better Body Foods coconut oil
1tbsp of TruVibe Organics cacao powder
2tbsp of nut butter of choice
4-5tbsp of milk of choice
1/4 reduced fat unsweetened finely shredded coconut
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl EXCEPT the coconut. I find it best to knead it like a dough with my hands as it will start out pretty crumbly. Slowly add the milk in as the amount needed will probably differ with different protein powders. Once you have formed one large dough ball, break off pieces and roll into desired size balls and place on a piece of wax/parchment paper. After you have all of your balls formed, place the coconut on a plate and roll each ball. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.