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!
Low Carb Goat Cheese & Pecan stuffed Chicken Breast with strawberry salad – only 310 calories!
5oz raw chicken breast
14grams of pecans – divided
1/2oz of goat cheese
1-2 sprigs of thyme
1/4tsp lemon zest
Juice from half a lemon
Dash of olive oil
50grams of sliced strawberries
Bowl of mixed greens
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop up half of the pecans and place them in a small bowl with the goat cheese, thyme leaves and lemon zest.
Put the chicken breast between two layers of plastic wrap, on a chopping board, and use a meat mallet to pound until 1/4-inch thick.
Lay the chicken breast flat, season each side with salt and pepper. Spread the cheese-pecan mixture over the breast, covering the entire surface. Carefully roll up the chicken as tightly as possible and secure with either kitchen twine or 2 toothpicks. Place on a foil lined baking sheet, squeeze the lemon juice over chicken roll and then light brush with a little olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Mine was perfectly juicy at 20 minutes. Allow to rest a few minutes prior to slicing. Serve on top of mixed greens with sliced strawberries and remaining pecans!
*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – ABS Protein Pancakes*
*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – ABS Protein Pancakes*
Do you want to eat protein pancakes regularly but find them challenging to make? Well look no further, ABS Protein Pancakes (@abs_proteinpancakes) has the solution for you! I just got these in the mail after picking them up online. I had seen a few other woman in the fitness industry posting about them so I had to give them a try!
They are all gluten-free, low sugar, low carb, low calorie (all under 250) & packed full of protein – 30+grams! They currently come in 3 different flavors: Vanilla Cake Batter(seen in picture), Cinnamon Swirl & Chocolate Chip!
Now are you ready for the best part…all you need is 1/3 cup of egg whites & 1/3 cup of milk of choice to make them! They are SO SIMPLE! You just empty the pouch into a bowl, add the egg and the milk & stir – that’s it! Then onto the griddle they go! My 4 year old son could make these.
You can purchase a sample pack of all 3 flavors for only $10.95 here. Each single serve package makes 4 pancakes: http://store4575108.ecwid.com/#!/~/product/category=0&id=38261319
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Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Cake Batter
Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with pesto zucchini noodles! Quick, Simple & Low Carb with only 320 calories! Ready in less than 30 minutes.
5oz raw chicken breast
2tbsp of store bought pasta sauce – any flavor (I used a garlic infused pasta sauce)
(You could make your own w/2tbsp plain tomato sauce, 1/4tsp Italian seasoning/1/8tsp minced garlic)
14grams of reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
5grams grated parmesan cheese
1tbsp jarred pesto sauce
5oz of zucchini – spiralized with the Paderno Spiralizer
2 fresh basil leaves – chopped
1/8tsp Italian seasoning mix
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese and 1 chopped basil leaf. Season the chicken with fresh ground pepper & a little salt. Cut a slit in the chicken lengthwise being careful not to cut through. Carefully stuff the chicken with the pasta sauce/cheese mixture. Top the chicken with parmesan cheese & Italian seasoning mix and bake on a foiled lined baking sheet for about 20 minutes or until cooked through. Time may vary due to thickness of chicken breast. While chicken is cooking use a spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles (my FAVORITE is the Paderno Spiralizer – worth every penny I paid for it!). When there is about 5 minutes left on the chicken heat the tbsp of pesto in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Once the pesto has warmed and become more oily, quickly sauté the noodles for about 1-2 minutes. Serve chicken topped with the remaining chopped basil leaf. Super easy with very simple ingredients you probably already have laying around!
Quick & Simple Grilled Steak Kabobs!
8oz raw sliced flank steak
3tbsp balsamic vinegar
1tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
1tbsp olive oil
1tsp minced garlic
Grilling vegetables of choice (I used red/green bell pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, mushrooms)
In a small bowl mix together the vinegar, agave nectar, olive oil & garlic. Season the steak with a little salt & pepper and place in a zip lock bag with the cut up vegetables. Pour marinade into bag, turn to coat and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Thread steak & vegetables onto skewers (if using wooden, make sure to soak for 30 minutes in water prior to use so they don’t burn). Grill kebabs for 8 or so minutes per side or until steak has reached desired temperature.
Nutella & Strawberry ‘Sweet’ Omelette!
Nutella & Strawberry ‘Sweet’ Omelette for my little guy! He had no clue he was eating eggs!
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1/4tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon
3 strawberries – cut up
Better Body Foods can be purchased here: http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/
Lightly beat eggs, vanilla, stevia & cinnamon with a fork in a small bowl. Cook over medium heat like a regular omelette. Once cooked, smear with a little Nutella, add some cut up strawberries and fold over!
*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Amber Lyn Sugar Free Belgian Chocolate*
It’s time for another new product spotlight! I’m always searching for that next great thing!
So I stumbled across this company on Google while searching for sugar free chocolates. I wanted to have some around the house for when I was having cravings! After clicking around through their website, I decided to give it a shot! It just arrived this morning and it is FABULOUS! The Chocolate truffles are to die for. I was a little skeptical of them shipping to Arizona because of how hot it is right now (108 degrees) but they were packaged really well with cold packs and everything was in perfect condition when it arrived. I had originally just planned on getting some chocolates but then I saw the almonds and I had to have those too! I stopped myself before getting their chocolate covered pretzels!
They are gluten free, sugar free, low carb & diabetic friendly. The company was started back in 1999 by a retired cop in Utah! If you’ve been following me for a while, you can probably tell that I love small US based companies!
Their website claimed that they strive to have the best ‘sugar free’ chocolates in the world and you know what, they probably do, or at least the best that I’ve ever had. I found there to be no strange after taste like others that I have had and they just completely melted in my mouth!
I highly encourage you to head on over and check them out! http://www.amberlynchocolates.com/