FOOOOD.

I promised you guys I would give you some recipes that we’ve tried and loved. I think if you have healthy meals you get excited about then it will make the challenge seem like a piece of cake. But let’s not talk about cake because that’s a touchy subject haha

I mentioned in a past blog that I made a board on Pinterest where I collected different recipes. Everyone should be doing this in my opinion. When you’re excited about cooking and trying new meals you aren’t at home starving staring into the fridge trying to figure out what to make and ultimately having to resort to going out to eat. So here are some of my fav recipes with links to the original pages 🙂


Garlic Rubbed Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Head of Cabbage
  2. Salt
  3. Pepper
  4. Garlic
  5. Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Pull outer leaf off cabbage if it is wilted. Using a sharp knife cut cabbage from top to bottom (bottom being root) into 1″ thick slices.
  2. Evenly spread the olive oil over both sides of the cabbage slices.
  3. Rub smashed garlic on both sides.
  4. Finally, sprinkle each side with a bit of kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  5. Roast on the middle rack for 30 minutes. Carefully flip the cabbage steaks and roast for an additional 30 minutes until edges are brown and crispy. Serve hot and Enjoy!

http://www.everydaymaven.com/2012/garlic-rubbed-roasted-cabbage-steaks/#ixzz3AOZHuzoy


Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Cauliflower Head
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Black Pepper
  • 3 Cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth ( Chicken Broth Works Too)
Directions
  1. Cut off large stems of cauliflower and chop up the remaining pieces
  2. Mash the garlic cloves.
  3. Boil cauliflower and garlic in broth for 40 minutes (or until fork tender)
  4. Drain remaining broth after removing from stove.
  5. Place cauliflower in an electric mixer and blend until completely mashed.
  6. Top with pepper


Carrot Fries

Ingredients:

  1. Machstix Carrots
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Salt
  4. Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put the carrots in a bowl and toss with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Spread onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, flip carrots, bake for another 10 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Easy & Healthy Carrot Fries. Yes Carrot!


COCONUT LIME SHRIMP TACOS

Ingredients:

  1. 1 pound medium shrimp, detailed and devined
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 heaping cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  4. Zest of 1 Lime
  5. ½ tsp salt
  6. ¼ tsp pepper
  7. ¼ tsp cayenne
  8. Whole grain whole wheat tortillas

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375*F. Grease a wire rack and place over a lined baking sheet.
  2. Pat shrimp completely dry. Whisk egg in a shallow bowl. In another bowl combine coconut, cayenne, salt, pepper and zest of 1 lime.
  3. Dip shrimp in egg, then into coconut until evenly coated. Place on wire cookie rack, evenly spaced apart to ensure even baking.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, or until coconut is lightly brown.

SALSA Ingredients:

  1. 1 ripe mango, diced
  2. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  3. ½ red onion, diced
  4. 2 avocados, diced
  5. ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  6. 1 tsp cumin
  7. ½ tsp salt
  8. ½ tsp pepper
  9. Juice of 1 lime

Directions:

  1. While shrimp are baking, combine mango, red pepper, red onion, cumin, salt, pepper and juice of 1 lime. Once seasoned and mixed well, gently stir in avocado, making sure to not crush the avocado.

http://thehousewifeintrainingfiles.com/coconut-lime-shrimp-tacos/


GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO SALSA

Ingredients:

  1. 2 lbs salmon, cut into 4 pieces
  2. 1 tbs olive oil 
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 tsp ground cumin
  5. 1 tsp paprika powder
  6. 1 tsp onion powder
  7. ½ tsp ancho chili powder
  8. 1 tsp black pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper together, rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix
  2. refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat the grill.
  4. Grill the salmon to desired doneness on a cedar plank.
  5. Top with avocado salsa and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  1. 1 avocado, sliced
  2. ½ small red onion, sliced
  3. Juice from 1 lime
  4. 1-2 tbs finely chopped cilantro (depending on how big of a cilantro lover you are)
  5. Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine the avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a bowl and mix well, chill until ready to use. 

Whole30 grilled salmon with avocado salsa recipe


Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups green bell pepper, sliced
  2. 2 cups sweet onion, sliced
  3. 3-4 chicken breasts, boneless/skinless
  4. 1 packet of dry fajita seasoning
  5. ⅓ cup salsa

Directions:

  1. Turn the slow cooker on low.
  2. Add peppers, onion and chicken breasts.
  3. Sprinkle seasoning over the chicken. Add salsa.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  5. Use a fork to shred the chicken and serve.

http://foodfamilyfinds.com/slow-cooker-chicken-fajitas-recipe/


Grilled Lime Coconut Chicken

 Ingredients:

  1. 3 tablespoons oil
  2. Zest and juice of 1 lime
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  5. 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  7. 2 tablespoons sugar
  8. 2 teaspoons curry powder
  9. 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, light or regular
  10. pinch cayenne pepper
  11. 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see note above)
  12. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  13. Fresh limes, cut into wedges

Directions:

  1. In a large liquid measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk together the oil, lime zest, lime juice, cumin, coriander, soy sauce, salt, sugar, curry powder, coconut milk, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Place the chicken in a large ziploc bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill (see note above if not grilling) to medium-high heat.
  4. Grill the chicken for 6-7 minutes per side (actual time will depend on the thickness of the chicken).
  5. While the chicken is cooking, pour the marinade into a small or medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Place the grilled chicken on a serving platter or plate. Drizzle with sauce (reserve the remaining sauce to serve separately) and sprinkle fresh cilantro over the top. Serve with lime wedges and additional sauce.

Grilled Lime Coconut Chicken with Coconut Rice


 White Chicken Chili

Ingredients:

  1. 1.5 – 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  2. 1 Tb. olive oil
  3.  large onion, diced
  4. 1 bell pepper, any color, seeded and chopped
  5. 1 -2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
  6. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 2 tsp. salt
  8. 1 Tb. ground cumin
  9. 1 tsp. coriander
  10. 4 cups chicken broth
  11. 2 – 7 oz. cans green chiles
  12. 3 Tb. thick canned coconut milk (unsweetened)
  13. 3 Tb. arrowroot powder
  14. Chopped green onions and cilantro for garnish

Directions:

  1. Chop the chicken and veggies. Then place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil, onions, peppers, jalapeño, and garlic.
  2. Saute for 5 minutes, then add the chicken, salt and spices. Saute another 5-8 minutes, until the chicken is nearly cooked through. Add the broth, green chiles, and coconut milk. Whisk in the arrowroot powder and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Then take a potato masher (or ladle) and smash the chicken pieces to shreds. Serve topped with green onions and cilantro.

http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2014/01/white-chicken-chili-paleo.html


There ya have it! These are just a few of our favorites and like all recipes you can make it your own by substituting ingredients 🙂

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