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.

Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!

Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!

Honey & Harissa Baked Salmon with Brussel Sprouts!

Ingredients:

Salmon:
5oz raw salmon fillet
1tbsp of honey
1tsp of mild or spicy Mina Harissa
1/8tsp olive oil
Salt/pepper

Brussel Sprouts:
5oz Brussel sprouts
1/2tsp olive oil
Salt/pepper

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.

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!

 

Low Carb Goat Cheese & Pecan stuffed Chicken Breast with strawberry salad – only 310 calories!

Low Carb Goat Cheese & Pecan stuffed Chicken Breast with strawberry salad - only 310 calories!

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
Salt/Pepper
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!