Caprese Egg Sandwich!

Caprese Egg Sandwich!

Caprese Egg Sandwich!

Ingredients:

1 Thomas’ light whole wheat English muffin
1 large egg
2 roma tomato slices
1 slice of fresh mozzarella cheese
1tsp olive oil
1tsp balsamic vinegar
2 fresh basil leaves – chopped
1/2tsp Paleo Butter (@paleobutter)
Fresh ground pepper
Optional: balsamic glaze

Place sliced tomatoes in a small bowl with olive oil/balsamic vinegar, basil and top with some fresh ground pepper – set aside and allow to marinate while you prepare everything else. Heat the Paleo Butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Once hot, carefully crack the egg into the butter and place the muffin in the toaster. Allow the egg to cook for about 2 minutes and then flip and top with the cheese slice. Cover with a lid and cook for an additional minute. Remove from the heat but leave the pan covered to allow the cheese to melt. Layer the English muffin with the egg/cheese, marinated tomatoes and top with a dash of pepper and balsamic glaze.

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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!

This is the QUICKEST & EASIEST homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza you will ever make!

This is the QUICKEST & EASIEST homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza you will ever make!

This is the QUICKEST & EASIEST homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza you will ever make!

14oz refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough
4oz of breast meat from a store bought rotisserie chicken
4tbsp BBQ sauce – DIVIDED
1oz reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
1oz shredded Gouda
1-2 thin slices of red onion
1tsp olive oil
Fresh ground pepper
Flour (for working surface)
Fresh Cilantro for topping

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. Remove 4oz of breast meat from a store bought rotisserie chicken (this ended up being half the full breast) and shred it in a small bowl with 2 forks. Season with a little fresh ground pepper (salt if you choose) and then mix in 2tbsp of BBQ sauce – set aside.  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. Using the same brush, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella/gouda cheese evenly over the dough. Top with shredded chicken and a little more fresh ground pepper. 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. Top with fresh cilantro after slicing.
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Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with pesto zucchini noodles! Quick, Simple & Low Carb with only 320 calories! Ready in less than 30 minutes.

Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with pesto zucchini noodles! Quick, Simple & Low Carb with only 320 calories! Ready in less than 30 minutes.

Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with pesto zucchini noodles! Quick, Simple & Low Carb with only 320 calories! Ready in less than 30 minutes.

Marcros: 320cal/9carb/16fat/37pro

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
Salt/Pepper

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 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!

BBQ Chicken Pizza 375cal/35carb/10fat/40pro

BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza

1 light @flatoutbread wrap

4oz of raw chicken breast

1/2oz of Gouda cheese

1/2oz of fresh mozzarella

1.5tbsp(48grams) of BBQ sauce

Slice of red onion

1 green onion – chopped

Fresh ground pepper

 

Preheat oven to 375. Once oven is hot spray both sides of the flat bread with some cooking spray and cook on a wire rack for 2.5 minutes, flip over and cook for another 2.5 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Bring water to a boil in a small sauce pan. Boil raw chicken for 12 minutes or until cooked through. While chicken is cooking slice up the red onion, shred the gouda cheese and cut the fresh mozzarella into smaller pieces. Once the chicken is done shred in a small bowl with two forks, season with fresh ground pepper and mix in 1/2tbsp of BBQ sauce. Top the flat bread with the remaining BBQ sauce (32grams) and then the chicken, cheese and red onion and some more fresh ground pepper. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes and broil on high at the very end until cheese is bubbling. Top with some chopped green onion.

Baked Zucchini Roll ups stuffed with ground turkey, basil & fresh mozzarella! 230cal/13carb/7fat/25pro

 

Baked Zucchini Roll ups stuffed with ground turkey, basil & fresh mozzarella! 230cal/13carb/7fat/25pro

Baked Zucchini Roll ups stuffed with ground turkey, basil & fresh mozzarella! 230cal/13carb/7fat/25pro

50grams precooked extra lean ground turkey breast

6oz zucchini

1oz fresh mozzarella cheese

5grams grated parmesan cheese

50grams tomato sauce

1/4cup diced tomatoes

5 fresh basil leaves

Spices: fresh ground pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning mix, chili powder

 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. While oven is heating up slice the zucchini into thin slices (mandolin recommended). 6 ounces of zucchini yielded 10 slices for me. Coat both sides with cooking spray & fresh ground pepper and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Combine the tomatoes and tomato sauce in a small bowl and season to taste with the Italian seasoning, garlic & chili powder. Mix in the cooked ground turkey and set aside. Cut the cheese into 10 smaller pieces and the 5 basil leaves in half. Once the zucchini is out of the oven lower the temperature to 375 degrees. When the zucchini is cool enough to touch place a small amount of the turkey mixture at one end, 1 piece of cheese and half of a basil leaf. Carefully roll it up and place in oven safe dish. Repeat with 9 remaining slices. Top with the grated parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes.