Thursday, June 27, 2013

Crusted Asparagus




INGREDIENTS: 

15 asparagus spears, bottoms cut off
2 tbsp greek yogurt
¼ cup egg whites
2/3 cup oats, lightly pulsed in processor
1/3 cup bread crumbs (I used panko for added crunch)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
 Salt and pepper
Garlic powder
Olive oil cooking spray

DIRECTIONS:

1.       Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.       Combine yogurt and egg whites in a long container for dredging
3.       Combine oats, bread crumbs, chia seeds, garlic powder, salt, pepper in a separate long container for dredging.
4.       Dredge each spear through liquid mixture then dry, covering completely
5.       Transfer to a baking sheet lines with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat for each spear. Spray all spears with olive oil cooking spray.
6.       Bake 15-20 minutes until brown and crisp

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers






 INGREDIENTS:

1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely minced/smashed
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 ribs celery, chopped
6 Roma tomatoes diced
1 can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 1/2 cups cooked Quinoa
3 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs removed
1/4 fresh basil chopped
Cheese if you wish (grated parmesean)
Vegetable or Chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1.    Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat.  Saute garlic, onion, celery for 5 minutes.  Add basil, salt, pepper, cook additional minute.
2.    Stir in tomatoes and cook for several minutes
3.    Stir in black beans and cooked quinoa
4.    Add Cheese if you wish
5.    Fill each halved bell pepper
6.    Put in 350 degree oven in a baking dish that has about 1/4 broth on bottom
7.    Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes
8. Uncover, grate a little parmesean cheese on top, and then broil for 5 minutes. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Clean Eating Carmel Popcorn


OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS AMAZING!!! Satisfies late night snacking!!

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
8-10 cups popped popcorn
DIRECTIONS:
1.In a small pot, warm the honey on high heat. 
2.Bring it to a boil. Let it boil up in the pot about 1 inch and then quickly remove from heat.  
3.Stir in nut butter with a whisk and whisk until smooth. Should be “pourable”. 
4.Pour over the popcorn and mix with a spoon. The mixture is hot, so don’t be tempted to mix with your hands.

Coconut Crusted Honey Lime Chicken

Another simple recipe with only 5 INGREDIENTS!!

INGREDIENTS:
6 Chicken Tenders
4 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
4 Teaspoons Honey
1/2 unsalted rice cake (mashed up)
1/2 lime

DIRECTIONS:
1. Toast Coconut flakes stove top for a couple minutes then mix with crushed rice cake
2. Coat both sides of chicken with this mixture and place on greased cookie sheet.
3. Drizzle top with honey and press down.
4. Squeeze half a lime on top.
5. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  I then put under broiler for a couple to make it even more crispy...your choice!  ENJOY!

Crispy Cinnamon Apple Chicken Tenders

This recipe is SO SIMPLE and SO DELICIOUS!! ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS!


INGREDIENTS:
6 Chicken Tenders
1 Gala Apple
1 Brown Rice Cake
1 Tablespoon Honey
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:
1. Finely dice apple in express food chopper (or a Ninja)
2. Grind rice cake in chopper with the apple (if you do not have a chopper then just pound the rice cake to crumble it and mix with finely diced apple)
3. Place raw chicken on greased cookie sheet then add apple rice cake mix to the top and pat down.
4. Top it off with honey drizzled on and cinnamon.
5. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

ENJOY!
Can serve with greek yogurt honey dipping sauce if you would like!