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.

Kiwi & Cantaloupe PROTEIN Smoothie!

Kiwi & Cantaloupe PROTEIN Smoothie!

Kiwi & Cantaloupe PROTEIN Smoothie!

Ingredients:

1 scoop Plant Fusion Vanilla protein powder
1cup orange juice
1/4 a whole cantaloupe (I cut mine up and froze it the night before)
2 kiwis
1/2 frozen banana
1tsp Pineapple Coconut Dasani Water flavor enhancer drops (could sub lemon/lime juice)
1 stevia packet

Blend everything together in a blender & enjoy!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Triple Chocolate frozen Cheesecake with only 140 calories – perfect low calorie summer time treat!

Triple Chocolate frozen Cheesecake with only 140 calories - perfect low calorie summer time treat!

Triple Chocolate frozen Cheesecake with only 140 calories – perfect low calorie summer time treat!

Triple Chocolate frozen Cheesecake with only 140 calories – perfect clean cheat!

33grams fat free Philadelphia Cream Cheese
18grams fat free Cool Whip
3/4tsp TruVibe Organics Cacao Powder
1 packet of stevia
1/2oz Amber Lyn Chocolates Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Chunks
Sugar Free Chocolate Sauce

Place chocolate in an unsealed zip lock back and melt in the microwave for 45-60 seconds or until melted. Once melted, snip off the corner of the bag and squeeze into the bottom of a silicone muffin cup. Place in freezer to allow chocolate to set.

In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese and cool whip until well combined. Next add in the cacao powder & stevia and stir until smooth. Add to the muffin cup on top of the chocolate and place back in freezer for at least 2 hours. Enjoy with some sugar free chocolate sauce. Perfect low calorie summer time treat!

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.

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.

‘Goji Goodness’ Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

'Goji Goodness' Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

‘Goji Goodness’ Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

Ingredients:

2tbsp (14grams) TruVibe Organics Goji Berries
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/4tsp cinnamon
1 packet of stevia
Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it so creamy!)

Blend all ingredients in a blender & ENJOY!

Goji Berries are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth because they contain all essential amino acids and have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals. This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system.

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Frozen Cheesecake – single serving with only 115 calories!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Frozen Cheesecake - single serving with only 115 calories!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Frozen Cheesecake – single serving with only 115 calories!

Ingredients:

30grams fat free cream cheese
18grams fat free Cool Whip
1tsp Better Body Foods PB Fit powdered peanut butter
7grams Quaker Mini Chocolate Rice cakes
1/2tsp honey
1/2 packet of stevia
Sugar Free Chocolate sauce

In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese, cool whip, PB Fit & half a packet of stevia until smooth.

Break up the rice cakes into small pieces in another bowl and mix together with 1/2tsp of honey.

Depending on the shape that you would like you can make these 2 ways in a muffin tin.

The quickest way is to place the rice cake crumbles in the bottom of a muffin tin (I lined mine with a silicone muffin cup to make removal easy) and smash down with the bottom of a small glass (I used a shot glass). Next pour in the cream cheese mixture and freeze for 2 hours.

To make the shape seen in the picture: pour the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of the silicon muffin cup and freeze for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and pour the rice cake crumbles on top of the frozen cheesecake and smash down with a small glass. Return to the freezer for another 30 or so minutes.

Perfect dessert for under 100 calories – 8 grams of protein!

fudgebar

I decided to take my Enlightened (@eatenlightened) Fudge Bar to another level tonight – and it still has less the 100 calories!

1 Enlightened fudge bar – only 70 calories with 8grams of protein!

2grams nut topping

2grams TruVibe Oraganics (@truvibeorganics) cacao nibs

Drizzle of sugar free chocolate & caramel sauce

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!