Vinsanity Recipe Guide

September 14, 2018 | Author: tempgate | Category: Tomato Sauce, Salad, Pesto, Sausage, Hamburgers
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10 minute Veie Omelet Ingredients: • • • •

Coconut oil spray 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes 1 cup fresh spinach leaves 1 cup chopped broccoli

• • •

4 large egg whites, beaten 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper



2 slices Ezekiel Whole Grain flourless bread, toasted

DIRECTIONS 1. Heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Coat pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Add veggies and cayenne pepper, and sauté 4 minutes. 2. Pour in eggs over veggies in pan and sprinkle goat cheese. Cook 3 to 4 minutes; flip omelet and cook 2 minutes. Serve with toast.

Approximate Macros per serving: 390 Calories, 15g Fat, 25g Protein, 35g Carbohydrates

01

Swt & Sou Chicken Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • •

1.25 pound chicken breast (cut into small cubes) 3 egg whites 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Sauce: • 2/3 cup tomato sauce • 2 tablespoons red chili

• • •

garlic pepper sauce (sirracha) 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon low-sodium



soy sauce or brags liquid aminos 1 tablespoon minced garlic



1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Garnish • Fresh scallions or green •

onions, chopped Sesame seeds

DIRECTIONS 1. Chop chicken breast into cubes, add cayenne pepper. 2. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites and even coat egg white mixture on chicken breasts. 3. Over medium heat in a sauté pan add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Once melted, add in chicken and brown evenly. Only cook your chicken partially, so it can continue to cook in the sauce. 4. Empty the chicken out onto a plate and set the skillet back on the heat. Add the contents for the sauce to the pan and after the sauce begins to simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and stir continuously. Toss in the browned chicken pieces and coat the pieces in the sauce. Cook for another 6 to 8 minutes, until sizzling.

Approximate Macros per serving: 315 calories, 43g protein, 21g carbs, 7g fat

Tuna Salad Servings: Up to 2

Ingredients: • • • •

6oz of canned albacore tuna 1/3 cup diced green onion 1 chopped celery stalk 2 TBS chopped pickle relish

• • • •

3 tablespoon Greek yogurt 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp chili flakes Juice from half a lemon

• •

Sea salt & pepper to taste cilantro, garnish

DIRECTIONS 1. Drain excess water from canned tuna. 2. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mash and mix with a fork. 3. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper. 4. Enjoy on top of a salad or in a wrap.

Approximate Macros per serving: 245 calories, 22g protein, 10g carbs, 15g fat

02

Southweern Chicken Quesadia Ingredients: • • •

1/4 cup hummus 10oz raw chicken breast 4 small 100-calorie multigrain tortillas, or low carb wraps • 1 small avocado (sliced into 4 equal portions) • 4 tablespoons goat cheese

• • • • • •

1/2 cup black beans 1/2 cup chopped red onion 2 tablespoons minced garlic fresh cilantro, chopped pico de gallo or salsa of your choice coconut oil spray

For serving • Add a dollop of O% fat greek yogurt for extra protein (optional).

DIRECTIONS 1. Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil spray and set on medium-high heat. 2. Sear 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and chopped red onions in the skillet, then cook thinly cut chicken 12 to 15 minutes or until fully cooked. 3. Chop up fresh cilantro and remove the pit from the avocado and cut into thin slices. 4. Spread about 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) hummus on each wheat tortilla. 5. On one side of the tortilla, add half of chopped chicken breast, black beans, one tablespoon goat cheese, a fourth portion of avocado and fresh cilantro. 6. Fold the quesadilla in half. 7. Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil and set on medium heat. Allow the skillet to heat up. 8. Add the uncooked quesadilla to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Be sure to press down on the quesadilla using a spatula so that it flattens out. 9. Remove from the skillet and enjoy with salsa of your choice and a scoop of greek yogurt for added protein.(optional)

Approximate Macros per serving: 250 calories, 48g protein, 27g carbohydrates, 13g fat

03

Citru Shrim with Sautéed Veie Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • • • •

1 lb raw shrimp, peeled 3 large zucchinis, chopped 1 head of bok choy, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 4 medium carrots, cleaned and chopped

• • •

1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 tablespoon no-salt

Sauce • 3 tablespoons lemon juice • 1 tablespoon apple cider



seasoning 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning



vinegar juice from 1/2 orange

DIRECTIONS 1. In a saute pan, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and over medium-high heat, add 1 onion, chopped. Begin to caramelize for 5-8 minutes. Add 1 clove minced garlic. 2. Chop all veggies into 1/2 inch thick slices. Add veggies to sauté pan with caramelized onion and garlic. Cook for 7-10 minutes over medium-high heat. 3. Add peeled shrimp to veggies, add spices and cook on medium-high heat for about 6 minutes. 4. Whisk together sauce ingredients and drizzle over shrimp and veggies. Cook one more minute and serve immediately with fresh lemon wedges.

Approximate Macros per serving: 250 calories, 42g protein, 16g carbs, 7g fat

Pe PitaPizza Servings: 4 people

Ingredients: • • •

6oz chicken (cooked, diced) 1 whole wheat pita bread 1/4 cup cucumber, diced

• • •

1/4 cup tomatoes, diced 1/8 cup black olives, diced 1/8 cup parmesan cheese



basil pesto

DIRECTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4.

Lightly toast pita bread in the oven. Using your prepped chicken for the week, cut 6oz of chicken breast into cubes. Smear pesto and begin assembling the pizza! Add veggies, olives, cheese and then chicken. Place back into oven to melt cheese. 3-4 minutes

Approximate per serving: 269 kcal, 12g fat, 12g carb, 27g protein

04

Spicy Orange Chicken Servings: 5

Ingredients: •

2 lbs chicken breast (measured raw) • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce,

• • •

3 tbsp red pepper garlic sauce 1/4 cup organic, raw honey 2 tablespoons sugar free

or 4 tablespoons Brags Liquid Aminos • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar

• •

orange marmalade juice from 3 oranges 1 tablespoons tapioca starch

• • •

sesame seeds green onions spray coconut oil

DIRECTIONS 1. In a bowl, mix soy sauce or brags liquid aminos, rice vinegar, orange juice, orange marmalade, honey, red pepper sauce and tapioca starch. Set aside. 2. Chop chicken into small bite-size pieces. 3. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and spray with coconut oil. Add the chicken and cook until it is about 90% finished. 4. Pour in the orange sauceand stir quickly. Reduce the heat, allow the sauce to thicken andcontinue stirring. 5. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. (optional) 6. Serve with brown rice or quinoa.

Approximate per serving: 259 calories, 42g Macros protein, 17g carbs, 2g fat

05

Spinach Chicken Meatba Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • • • •

1 lb ground chicken 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 egg white 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

• • • • •

2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1 cup fresh chopped spinach 1 cup fresh spinach 1 tablespoons italian seasoning



3tablespoons chopped Italian parsley • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped • pinchof sea saltand blackpepper

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F 2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add the diced onion and the garlic and cook until the onion is translucent. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. 3. In a bowl combine the ground chicken, egg white, tomato paste, basil, chopped fresh spinach, parsley, onion and garlic in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Form meatballs and roll into little balls, about 1 tablespoon of mixture per ball. Place the formed meatballs into a large baking pan about one inch apart. 4. Combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 cup of tomato sauce together in a small bowl and brush on top of each meatball. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Top with fresh spinach leaves.

Approximate Macros per serving: 450 calories, 30g protein, 35g carbs, 18g fat

Avocad-Ranch Salad Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • • • •

1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted, divided 1/2 cup 0% fat greek yogurt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

• • • • •

1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 5- to 6-ounce package baby spinach (about 8 cups) 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

DIRECTIONS: 1. Scoop 1 avocado half into a blender; add greek yogurt, dill, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. 2. Cut the remaining avocado half into 1/2-inch chunks. Combine spinach, bell pepper and chickpeas in a large bowl. Add the dressing; toss to coat. Divide among 4 salad plates and top with the chopped avocado. Serve along side a grilled protein.

Approximate Macros per serving: 207 calories, 9g fat, 27g carbs, 7g protein

06

Baked Crispy Plantain Chip Servings: Up to 2

Ingredients: • •

2 green plantains (cannot be ripe) 1 tbsp coconut oil

DIRECTIONS 1. Shake the pan or flip the chips after 10 minutes and spray with coconut oil. Bake them for another 10 minutes or until they are brown. 2. For the last minute, turn the oven to broil which should help to brown the remaining chips. Careful not to burn.

Approximate Macros per serving: 281 calories, 2g protein, 57g carbs, 8g fat

07

Balsamic Chicken and Veie Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • •

3 tablespoons olive oil 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon honey



1/4 teaspoon crushed red

• • •

pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound chicken breast 12 ounces fresh asparagus,

• • •

trimmed and cut into 2-inch

pieces 1 head of fresh kale, chopped 1 cup shredded carrot 2 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped

DIRECTIONS 1. In a small bowl, stir together salad dressing, balsamic vinegar, honey, and crushed red pepper. Set aside. 2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once. Add half of the dressing mixture to skillet; turn chicken to coat. 3. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover and keep warm. 4. Add asparagus, carrots and kale to skillet. Sauté for 4-5 minutes. 5. Stir remaining dressing mixture; add to skillet. Cook and stir for 1 minute, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Drizzle the dressing mixture over chicken and vegetables. Garnish with chopped tomato.

Approximate Macros per serving: 269 kcal, 12g fat, 12g carb, 27g protein

Healthy Baked Fish Stick Ingredients for lemon dipping sauce: (optional)

Ingredients: •

1.5lb halibut (or firm white fish like cod or tilapia) • 1/2 cup gluten free wheat breadcrumbs • 2 tablespoon almond flour • 1/2 cup whole grain flakes

• • • • •

1/4 cup grated parmesan 2 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 egg + 1 egg white

• • • • • •

1/2 cup 0% Greek yogurt 1/4 cup red onion chopped 2 tablespoon hot sauce 1/2 tsp coriander juice from 1/2 lemon sea salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Pre-heat your oven to 400F. Cut fish into long filets. Mix breadcrumbs, flakes, parmesan, Italian seasoning and cayenne together in a bowl. Beat eggs together in a separate bowl. Dip fish in the egg mixture, then the breadcrumbs. Place the pieces on a baking sheet or rack. Bake for 15minutes, or until golden and crispy at 400F. Mix all of the ingredients together for the dipping sauce and season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Serve along side your healthy baked fish sticks.

Approximate Macros per serving: 133 calories, 9g carbs, 3g fat, 17g protein

08

TurkeyWra Servings: 1

Ingredients: • • • •

6 oz turkey breast 1 cup lettuce 1⁄2 avocado, sliced 1/2 bell pepper

• • •

1⁄2 tomato, sliced 1 whole-wheat tortilla black or green olives

DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut turkey breast into strips and sauté in a nonstick skillet until no longer pink. 2. Layer spinach, turkey,avocado, peppers, and tomato onto tortilla. Fold and serve.

Approximate Macros per serving: 438 calories, 58g protein, 30g carbs, 10g fat

09

Chicken Ndle Ph Servings: 3

Ingredients: • • • • •• • • •

8 cups no-salt added chicken broth 1 cup water 1 lb skinless chicken breast 4oz brown rice noodles

• 2 tablespoons coconut oil Seasonings: • 1 stick of cinnamon • 4-5 opened green cardamom pods/seeds

• • • • •

2 tbsp pasteonion 2/3 cupgarlic chopped 6 carrots, cleaned and chopped 4 stalks of celery sea salt to taste

••

•Utensils: lime • cheesecloth • string

1.5 seeds 1/2 tsp tbspfennel lemongrass Utensils - Cheesecloth - String Garnish: • Jalapeno • basil

red onion green onions cilantro bean sprouts red pepper

DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut a cheesecloth into a square. Add seasonings to the cheesecloth and then tie a knot around the cheesecloth to secure the seasonings. 2. Slice yellow onion into thin pieces. 3. In a large soup pot add coconut oil and set on medium-high heat. Toss in onion and garlic paste. Sauté until the onions become brown. 4. Pour chicken broth and water into the pot and allow it to boil. Reduce heat so that it simmers and add the cheesecloth pouch with the seasonings. Cover and cook for approx. 30 minutes. Add sea salt for taste. 5. Boil water in a separate pot and toss in chicken breast. Cook for 6-8 minutes until the chicken has completely cooked, be careful not to overcook. Remove from the water and set aside. Once the chicken has somewhat cooled, pull the chicken apart into pieces. 6. In another pot, boil water and cook the brown rice noodles according to the instructions. Drain the noodles and set aside. 7. Add your portion of noodles and chicken to a bowl. Pour in the chicken broth, and add the garnish.

Approximate Macros per serving: 339 calories, 31g carbs, 2g fat, 47g protein

E Salad Sandwich Wra Ingredients: • •

2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 2 tablespoons plain Greek-style low-fat yogurt • 2 tablespoons chopped red

• • •

bell pepper 1/4 teaspoon curry powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper

• • •

2 slices whole wheat wrap, toasted 1/2 cup fresh spinach 1/4 cup chopped pickles

DIRECTIONS: 1. Combine eggs, yogurt, bell pepper, curry powder, salt, and pepper, pickles in a small bowl; stir well. 2. Place spinach on toasted wrap, top with egg salad.

Approximate Macros per serving: 410 calories, 14g fat, 22g protein, 51g carbs

10

Gried Mahi Mahi Servings: 3

Ingredients: • • • • •

1 lb Mahi Mahi filets 11⁄2 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 lemon plus 1/2 lemon sliced 4 sprigs of thyme

DIRECTIONS: 1. Coat filets with salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, and sprigs of thyme. 2. Let marinade for 15 minutes in refrigerator. 3. Cook on grill over medium heat, 6 minutes per side. 4. Remove fish from the grill, squeeze remaining lemon on top, and serve.

Approximate Macros per serving: 230 calories •37 g protein •1 g carbs •7 g fat

11

Tex-Mex TurkeyTaco Servings: 4

Ingredients for 3 tacos: • • • •

6 oz ground turkey 1 bell pepper, chopped 1/2 onion chopped 3 corn tortillas

• • • •

fresh cilantro 1/2 cup black beans, drained juice from 2 limes 1/4 avocado, mashed

Seasonings for ground turkey: • Cumin, • Chipotle chili pepper, • Cayennepepper,

• •

choice of raw veggie 1/4 cup roasted corn



3 tablespoon 0% fat greek yogurt



Garlicpaste

DIRECTIONS 1. Set a non-stick skillet on medium to high heat, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil, bell pepper and onion and sauté on high heat for 5 minutes. 2. Add ground turkey and seasonings to pan. Cook until crispy and golden brown. Add black beans and roasted corn. 3. Prepare the avocado-lime greek yogurt sauce. Add lime juice, mashed avocado and greek yogurt. Mix together and set aside. 5. Chop up veggies, limes and fresh cilantro. 6. Warm your corn tortillas in the oven or the microwave for about 30 seconds. 7. Build your taco.

Approximate Macros per serving: 510 calories, 58g protein, 35g carbs, 17g fat

Veie Quinoa Cake Servings: 2

Ingredients: • • • • •

1⁄2 cup cooked quinoa 1/4 cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped spinach 1⁄4 cup whole wheat flour 1 egg

• • • •

1 egg white juice of 2 lemons 2 tsp baking powder Pinch of sea salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS 1. In a bowl, add the following ingredients: flour, baking powder, lemon juice, egg, egg white, quinoa and a pinch of sea salt and pepper. 2. Mix well into a batter and add the chopped carrots and spinach. 3. Place a non-stick frying on medium heat, and grease with spray coconut oil. 4. Scoop 1-2 tbsp of batter and place the batter in the center of the pan. 5. Cook the quinoa cakes golden brown for 1 to 2 minutes on both sides, or until they are cooked to your liking. 6. Serve hummus or salsa.

Approximate Macros per serving: 356 calories, 21g protein, 48g carbs, 10g fat

12

Lemon Di Halibut Servings: 2

Ingredients: • • • •

1⁄4 cup lemon juice 1⁄2 tbsp lemon zest 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp dried tarragon

• • • •

1scallion, chopped 1⁄4 tsp pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp fresh chopped dill

• •

2 halibut filets (about 6 oz each) Nonstick cooking spray

DIRECTIONS: 1. Combine first six ingredients in a shallow dish. Stir in oil and whisk well. 2. Add halibut and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. 3. Coat a grill rack or pan with nonstick cooking spray and cook fish over high heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side. If using oven, broil for 7-9 minutes, or until golden looking. Serve with lemon wedges and on a bed of greens.

Approximate Macros per serving: 269 calories •33 g protein •4 g carbs •10 g fat

13

Breakfa Sandwich Ingredients: • • • •

1/2 bell pepper, sliced 2 slices center cut ham 2 eggs 1/2 cup spinach leaves

• • • •

1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheese 1 tbsp salsa (optional) pepper for taste

DIRECTIONS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Cook ham in a non stick skilled on medium heat, and set aside. Saute sliced peppers lightly. Beat eggs in a bowl with a fork while peppers cook Add milk to eggs and scramble in the pan until done. Build your sandwich with bacon, eggs, and spinach. Top with cheese, pepper and salsa for taste.

Approximate Macros per serving: 460 calories, 22g fat, 42g protein, 25g carbs

50/50 Meatloaf Servings: 8

Ingredients: • • • • • • •

2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium sweet onion, chopped (2 cups) 1 12-ounce bottle dark or amber beer 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 teaspoons tomato paste 3/4 teaspoon salt

• • • • • • •

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 1/4 pounds 95%-lean ground beef 1 1/ 4 pounds 93%-lean ground turkey 1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 egg white, lightly beaten

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. 2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in beer and increase heat to high. Bring to a vigorous boil; cook until the liquid is quite syrupy and the mixture reduces to about 3/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in thyme, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Let cool for 10 minutes. 3. Add beef, turkey, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg and egg white to the onion mixture. With clean hands, mix thoroughly and transfer to the prepared pan. 4. Bake the meatloaf until an instant-read thermometer registers 160°F when inserted into the center, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes; drain accumulated liquid from the pan and slice.

Approximate Macros per serving: 259 calories, 9g fat, 10g carbs, 31g protein

14

Fa and Easy Pot Roa Servings: 5-6

Ingredients: • • •

3 lbs beef chuck shoulder roast 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 onions, chopped

• • • •

4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tsp salt 1 tsp peppe 1 tbsp dried thym



4 cups baby carrots



2 tsp dried rosemar

• •

1 cup of beef broth (low-sodium) 1/4 cup red wine

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. 2. Add roast and brown on all sides. 3. Remove roast from pan and pour out liquid. Add olive oil, onions, and carrots. Rub roast on all sides with garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary. 4. Cook until onions become translucent. Return roast to pan, also adding broth or red wine. Cover tightly and simmer for 5 minutes. 5. Place pot/Dutch oven in the oven and roast for 2 to 3 hours. When cooked, the roast should pull apart easily with a fork. 6. Serve with your choice of veggies (optional)

Approximate Macros per serving:

•520 calories •53 g protein •14 g carbs •26 g fat

15

Chicken Pizza Servings: 1

Ingredients: • • •

6 oz grilled chicken breast, cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 1⁄2 tbsp low-sodium hot wing sauce, divided 10-oz whole--wheat pizza

crust (slice off 1/3 the thickness; you can eyeball the measurement) • 1 large tomato (or 2 small Roma or plum

tomatoes), cut into 1⁄4-inchthick slices • 1 1⁄2 tbsp reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 450°F. 2. Toss chicken in 1⁄2 tbsp sauce. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet and lay the tomato slices evenly over it to cover the crust. Top evenly with chicken, then sprinkle cheese over everything. Drizzle remaining sauce over top. 3. Cook pizza until crust is lightly crisped and toppings are hot, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Approximate Macros per serving: 475 calories •55 g protein •35 g carbs •13 g fat

Grk Yogurt ShrimWrap Servings: 2

Ingredients: • • • • •

2 tortillas 3 oz low-fat, plain Greek yogurt 1 tbsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp lime juice 1⁄2 cup cilantro, chopped

• • • •

3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄4 head cabbage, thinly sliced 1⁄2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined Salt and black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS: 1. In a bowl, mix yogurt, cayenne, lime juice, and cilantro. 2. Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add cabbage and cook for4 minutes or until the cabbage is just barely wilted. 3. Remove cabbage from skillet, add shrimp, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper, and add salt and black pepper to taste. 4. Heat tortillas over medium heat in a dry skillet or in a toaster oven. 5. Layer wrap with cabbage, shrimp, and yogurt mix

Approximate Macros per serving: 474 calories •37 g protein •50 g carbs •18 g fat

16

Po LiftSteak Servings: 1

Ingredients: •

3 1⁄4-inch-thick red onion slices (whole slices, no individual rings) 6 oz trimmed top round steak • 1⁄2 lb asparagus spears, washed and trimmed • Olive oil spray

• • • •

Salt and pepper to taste 2 tsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp turkey bacon bits, nitrate-free



1 tbsp reduced-fat blue cheese. (optional)

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat grill to high. Lightly mist the onion slices, steak, and asparagus on both sides with cooking spray, and season with salt and pepper. 2. Place onion slices side-by-side on grill and cook 3 minutes. Flip onions. 3. Add steak and asparagus. Grill, flipping each item once, until onion is tender, steak reaches desired doneness, and asparagus is crisp yet tender (3 to 8 minutes). 4. Meanwhile, mix the balsamic and oil until combined. 5. Place the spears across the center of a dinner plate and top with steak. 6. Separate onion into individual rings and pile them on top. Drizzle balsamic mixture over plate, then sprinkle bacon and cheese evenly on top. (optional)

Approximate Macros per serving: •376 calories •45 g protein •13 g carbs •16 g fat

17

Lemon Baked Chicken Servings: 2

Ingredients: • • • •

1 fresh whole chicken Olive oil Salt and black pepper to taste 1 tsp oregano

• • •

4 sprigs of rosemary 2 parsnips, peeled and diced ( can substitute with carrots) 1⁄2 cup brown rice



1 tbsp lemon juice



1⁄4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. 3. Grease a baking tray and lightly brush chicken with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and lemon juice. 4. Place chicken on baking tray and bake until it browns, about 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F. Cook for additional 20 minutes per pound of chicken. 5. Insert a meat thermometer into a thigh. The chicken is ready when it’s in the 165 to 180 degree range. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. 6. While chicken cooks, bring an inch of water to a boil in a medium skillet over high heat, add parsnips, cover, and boil for 10 minutes. Mash with a fork. 7. Cook rice according to package instructions and combine with parsnips and beans. Serve alongside chicken.

Approximate Macros per serving: 353 calories 57 g protein •97 g carbs •16 g fat

Car Load Oatmeal Servings: 1

Ingredients: • •

1/2 cup steel cut oats 2 tbsp flaxseed

• •

1 banana, sliced 1 apple, chopped

• •

1/2 cup water 1/2 cup almond milk

• •

1 tbsp chopped walnuts or almonds 1 tsp ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS: 1. Combine oats, water and almond milk in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 3 minutes. 2. Top with banana slices, chopped apple, walnuts, and cinnamon.

Approximate Macros per serving: 310 calories, 8g fat, 8g protein, 57g carbs

18

Marinaded Chicken Fajita Servings: 2

Ingredients: • •

1⁄2 cup fresh orange juice 2 chipotles (from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce), or use just 1 for milder heat

• •

1⁄2 tsp dried oregano 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut cross-wise into 1⁄2-inch slices.





2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 3⁄4 tsp salt plus extra for the vegetables 1⁄2tspfreshlygroundblackpepper



1 medium onion, cut into thin rounds 2 medium bell peppers (any color you like), cut into strips Cooking spray

• • •

• •



4 (8-inch) whole-wheat tortillas • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and finely chopped, for serving 1⁄4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges, for serving

DIRECTIONS: 1.

Using a blender, food processor, or immersion blender, puree the orange juice, chipotles, garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano until smooth. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the chicken and the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight. 2. Preheat the broiler. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. 3. Lift the chicken out of the marinade, letting any excess drip off. Arrange the chicken on one half of the prepared baking sheet. Place the onions and peppers on the other side of the baking sheet, season with extra salt, and spray lightly with cooking spray. Broil until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are browned in spots, 5 to 7 minutes. 4. Meanwhile, heat a medium cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tortillas, one at a time, and warm on both sides, about 10 seconds per side. Serve the chicken and vegetables wrapped in the tortillas. If you like, top with avocado and yogurt and place lime wedges on the side. 5. Serve the chicken and vegetables wrapped in the tortillas. If you like, top with avocado and yogurt and place lime wedges on the side.

Approximate Macros per serving: •572 calories •58 g protein •80 g carbs •6 g fat

19

Not S Grn Salad Servings: 1

Ingredients: • • • • •

1/2 cup cooked brown rice 1 cup cooked green beans, roughly chopped (3oz) 1 ripe plum, thinly sliced (3 oz) 2 tablespoons (1/2 oz) chopped walnuts 1 hard-cooked egg, sliced

• • • •

1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS: 1. Combine rice, beans, plum, walnuts, and egg in a portable container. 2. Drizzle with sesame oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper; toss gently to combine. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

Approximate Macros per serving: 388 calories, 20g fat, 13g protein, 43g carbs

Pe Chicken Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • • •

1/4 cup grated parmesan 1/4 cup pesto ( pine nut or walnut variety) 1 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon chili powder

• • • •

1 pound chicken tenders 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 2 scallions, sliced Juice of 3 lemons

DIRECTIONS: 1. Add chicken to a bowl and dress with 1/4 pesto and juice of 3 lemons. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour. 2. Preheat grill to medium-high. 3. Meanwhile, chop basil and scallions and set aside. 4. Oil the grill rack. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 2 minutes per side. Serve the chicken with pesto and add chopped basil and scallions for garnish.

Approximate Macros per serving: 168 calories, 6g fat, 3g carbs, 24g protein

20

Quick Chicken Cuy Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • • •

1 tbsp coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 2 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 2 tsp ground cumin

• • • •

1 tsp turmeric 3 tomatoes, diced 1 can reduced fat coconut milk 1 cup Greek yogurt

• • •

1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp mustard seeds 2 tsp chili flakes

• •

1 lb chicken breast, sliced into strips Sea salt to taste

DIRECTIONS: 1. Add oil to a large saucepan over medium heat. 2. Add onion and cook until light golden brown, then add ginger, cumin, fennel, mustard, chili, and turmeric. Cook spices until they begin to sizzle and pop. 3. Add tomatoes, coconut milk, and Greek yogurt and bring to a simmer. 4. Add chicken and cook for about 10 minutes. Serve with lime wedge and cilantro.

Approximate Macros per serving: •322 calories •39 g protein •10 g carbs •14 g fat

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Burge fo Breakfa Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • • •

1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided

• • • •

2 links sweet or hot turkey sausage, casings removed 1/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

• •

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 10 ounces 93%-lean ground turkey

• •

4 slices provolone cheese 4 small whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

DIRECTIONS 1. Place a grill basket on one side of grill. Preheat to medium-high. 2. Toss onion, bell pepper, oil, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer to the preheated grill basket. Cook, stirring a few times, until the vegetables are soft, 12 to 15 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, combine ground turkey, sausage, breadcrumbs, fennel seeds, garlic powder and the remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning in a medium bowl. Shape into four 4-inch patties. Oil the grill rack (see Tip), place the burgers on it and cook for 4 minutes. Turn them over, top with the grilled vegetables and cheese; continue grilling until the burgers are cooked through and the cheese is melted, 4 to 6 minutes more. Serve on buns.

Approximate Macros per serving: 409 calories, 18g fat, 32g carbs, 31g protein

On The G Wrap Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • •

1 cup corn kernels, fresh 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

• •

1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar 8 thin slices low-sodium deli turkey (about 8 ounces) 4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas

in olive oil



2 cups chopped romaine lettuce

DIRECTIONS 1. Combine corn, tomato, sun-dried tomatoes, oil and vinegar in a medium bowl. 2. Divide turkey among tortillas. Top with equal portions of the corn salad and lettuce. Roll up. Serve the wraps cut in half, if desired.

Approximate Macros per serving: 321 calories, 12g fat, 35g carbs, 19g protein

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BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Servings: 8

Ingredients: • • • • •

2 1⁄2 lbs extra-lean ground turkey 1⁄2 cup zucchini, finely chopped 1 cup spinach, finely chopped 1 onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced

• • • • •

2 tablespoon tomato paste 2 tablespoon dijon mustard 1/2 cup BBQ sauce ( low-sugar variety) 2 eggs 1 cup gluten free, whole wheat bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 2. Put all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well with your hands. 3. On 2 baking sheets lined with foil, spray with cooking olive oil spray. Fill pans with meatloaf mixture and press down firmly. Cook for approximately 35 to 45 minutes or until food reaches 135°F, as measured with a meat thermometer. 4. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 5 minutes to set and cool. Serve with a tablespoon of BBQ on top.

Approximate Macros per serving: •312 calories •30 g protein •17 g carbs •13 g fat

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Strt Chicken Taco Servings: 2

Ingredients: • • • • • • •

2 tomatoes, chopped 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons coconut oil, divided 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion 2 cloves garlic, minced

• • • • • •

1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 2 teaspoons lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 scallions, chopped 6 small corn tortillas, heated 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped

DIRECTIONS 1. Heat a medium skillet over high heat until very hot. Add tomatoes and cook, turning occasionally with tongs, until charred on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool slightly. Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise; squeeze to discard seeds. Remove cores and chop the remaining pulp and skin. 2. Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 1 teaspoon oil to the pan and heat over high heat until very hot. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is browned and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. 3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeño and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add lime juice, the chicken and tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro and scallions. Divide the chicken mixture among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges, cilantro and lettuce.

Approximate Macros per serving: 297 calories, 9g fat, 27g carbs, 27g protein

Chicken Buit Servings: 1

Ingredients: • •

6-8oz boneless and skinless chicken breast 1 cup brown

• • •

1 cup brown rice 1⁄2 cup asparagus 1⁄2 cup diced tomato

• • •

1/2 cup chopped onion 1 whole wheat tortilla 1 tbsp goat cheese

rice



1⁄2 avocado



cilantro

DIRECTIONS: 1. Broil chicken breast for about 7 minutes. 2. Cook brown rice according to package instructions. 3. Steam asparagus. 4. Dice chicken, asparagus, tomato, and avocado. 5. Put rice on wrap and top with chicken, veggies, and goat cheese. 6. Fold and serve with salsa and 0% fat Greek Yogurt

Approximate Macros per serving: 490 calories •37 g protein •54 g carbs •15 g fat

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Turkey Chili Servings: 8

Ingredients: • • • • • • • • •

6 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage 1 chopped onion 1 cup chopped red bell pepper 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 pound ground turkey 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped 3 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground cumin

• • • • • • •

3 tablespoons tomato paste 2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 bay leaves 1 cup brewed coffee 2 (28-ounce) cans no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained and

coarsely chopped 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added kidney beans, drained • 1 can black beans • 1 can pinto beans • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese •

DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, onion, and the next 4 ingredients (onion through jalapeño) to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage and turkey are browned, stirring to crumble. 2. Add chili powder and the next 7 ingredients (chili powder through bay leaves), and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. 3. Uncover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese and chopped green onions.

Approximate Macros per serving: 286 calories, 7.5g fat, 22.4g protein, 28.5g carbs

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Quinoa E Benedict Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • • • • •

1 cup of quinoa 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 3 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, divided, plus 4 sprigs for garnish 1/3 cup chopped pancetta 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt

• • • • • •

2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon water 6 large eggs 4 large egg whites 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 2. Toss quinoa with 2 teaspoons oil and 2 teaspoons oregano. Place them top-side down on half of a large baking sheet. Spread pancetta in an even layer on the other half. Roast until the quinoa are just beginning to brown and the pancetta is crispy, 12 to 14 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice and water in a small bowl until smooth. Beat eggs and egg whites in a large bowl. 4. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and cook, folding and stirring frequently with a heatproof rubber spatula until almost set, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and fold in cream cheese, the remaining 1 teaspoon oregano and salt. 5. To serve, divide the artichoke bottoms among 4 plates. Top each artichoke with equal portions scrambled egg, crispy pancetta and creamy lemon sauce. Garnish with oregano sprigs, if desired.

Approximate Macros per serving: 282 calories, 19g fat, 9g carbs, 17g protein

Breakfa Bowl Ingredients: • • • •

2 tsp canola oil 4 tbsp black beans 1⁄4 eggplant, sliced 2 tbsp red onions, diced

• • • •

1 parsnip, grated 2 spears asparagus, chopped 1 tomato, diced 3 eggs



Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. 2. Throw in all vegetables and sauté, stirring frequently, until eggplant is golden brown. Remove from skillet. 3. Add eggs to skillet and scramble with a spatula until cooked. 4. Add cooked vegetables, toss with eggs, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Approximate Macros per serving:: 558 calories •29 g protein •60 g carbs •25 g fat

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Gried Steak Salad Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • • •

1 tablespoon minced garlic 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 2 boneless strip (top loin) steaks, trimmed (about 1 1/4 pounds)

• • • • •

1 large ear corn, husked 1 cup Romaine lettuce, chopped 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 small orange or red bell pepper, diced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh

• • •

basil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup cilantro 1/2 avocado (optional)

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat grill to high. 2. Combine garlic, 1 teaspoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on both sides of steaks. Place the steaks and corn on the grill. Grill the steaks 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let them rest while the corn finishes cooking. (The steaks will continue to cook while resting.) Grill the corn, turning to cook all sides, until some of the kernels are slightly charred, ~6 minutes total. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. 3. Remove the kernels from the cob using a sharp knife. Combine the corn, lettuce, tomatoes and bell pepper in a medium bowl; stir in basil, vinegar, the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Slice the steaks and serve with the salad. Garish with cilantro and avocado (optional).

Approximate Macros per serving: 383 calories, 11g fat, 29g carbs, 35g protein

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California Cob Salad Servings: 2

Ingredients: CREAMY BLUE CHEESE DRESSING INGREDIENTS: • • •

1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/3 cup buttermilk or nonfat milk 1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt

• • •

2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar or white vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt

• •

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

SALAD INGREDIENTS: • 8 large eggs • 6 cups baby spinach • 4 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled

• 4 tablespoons Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing, divided • 1 8-ounce can beets, rinsed and sliced

• 1 cup shredded carrots • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

DIRECTIONS: 1. To prepare dressing: Whisk mayonnaise, buttermilk (or milk), yogurt, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Add cheese and stir, mashing with a spoon until the cheese is incorporated. 2. To prepare salad: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook at the lowest simmer for 10 minutes. Pour off the hot water and run cold water over the eggs until they are completely cooled. Peel the eggs; discard 6 of the yolks.spinach Chop the remaining yolks and whites. 3. Toss and 2 tablespoons of the dressing in a large bowl. Divide between 2 plates. Top with the chopped eggs, bacon, beets, carrots and pecans. Drizzle with 2 more tablespoons dressing. (Refrigerate the extra dressing for up to 1 week.)

Approximate Macros per serving: 270 calories, 12g fat, 20g carbs, 23g protein

Stuffed Oatmeal Servings: 1

Ingredients: • • •

1⁄2 cup dry oatmeal 1⁄2 cup water 1 tbsp peanut butter (or nut



butter of choice) 2 scoops whey protein powder (flavor of choice)

• •

1 tbsp ground flaxseed 1⁄2 cup berries

DIRECTIONS: 1. Combine dry oatmeal and water in a medium bowl, and microwave 11⁄2 to 2 minutes. 2 . Add nut butter, protein powder and flaxseed, and stir thoroughly. Top with berries of your choice.

Approximate Macros per serving: •549 calories •58 g protein •53 g carbs •15 g fat

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Salmon Stack Servings: 4

Ingredients: •



2 lemons, thinly sliced, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges for garnish 20-30 sprigs mixed fresh herbs, plus 2 tablespoons

• • •

chopped, divided ( basil, thyme and rosemary) 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper

• •

2 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1.5 pound center-cut salmon, skinned

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat grill to medium-high. 2. Lay two 9-inch pieces of foil on top of each other and place on a rimless baking sheet. Arrange lemon slices in two layers in the center of the foil. Spread herb sprigs over the lemons. With the side of a chef’s knife, mash garlic with salt to form a paste. Transfer to a small dish and stir in mustard and the remaining 2 tablespoons chopped herbs. Spread the mixture over both sides of the salmon. Place the salmon on the herb sprigs. 3. Slide the foil and salmon off the baking sheet onto the grill without disturbing the salmon-lemon stack. Cover the grill; cook until the salmon is opaque in the center, 10-15 minutes. Wearing oven mitts, carefully transfer foil and salmon back onto the baking sheet. Cut the salmon into 4 portions and serve with lemon wedges (discard herb sprigs and lemon slices).

Approximate Macros per serving: 212 calories, 15g fat, 1g carbs, 23g protein

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Ne Favorite Filet Ingredients: • • • • • •

Servings: 4

5 large shallots, peeled and halved 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4 4-ounce filet mignon or sirloin steaks

• • • • • •

1 1/4 inches thick, trimmed 3/4 cup red wine 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium beef broth 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon tomato paste

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 2. Toss shallots with 1 teaspoon oil in a small baking pan. Roast until beginning to brown, about 25 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, combine thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl; rub the mixture all over steaks. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook, adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent burning, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a plate; tent with foil to keep warm. 4. Add wine to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil; continue cooking until the liquid is reduced by about half, 10 to 12 minutes. 5. Combine butter and flour in a small bowl. Stir tomato paste into the pan until dissolved, then add the butter-flour paste in small bits, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon, until it’s dissolved. Add the roasted shallots and steaks to the pan along with any accumulated juices. Turn to coat and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the steaks with the remaining sauce in the pan.

Approximate Macros per serving: 359 calories, 12g fat, 23g carbs, 28g protein

Breakfa Scramble Ingredients: • • • •

3 slices turkey bacon such as Jennie-O Extra Lean Turkey Bacon 11⁄2 cups egg whites 1⁄4 cup tomato, diced 1⁄4 cup red onion, diced 1⁄4 avocado, sliced

DIRECTIONS: 1. In a skillet, add turkey bacon and cook until crispy and golden. 2. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, tomato, and onion. Microwave two minutes, stir, then cook two more minutes. 3. Top scramble with crumbled bacon, avocado and cheese.

Approximate Macros per serving: 521 calories • 56 g protein •40 g carbs •11 g fat

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Steak Buito Servings: 4

Ingredients: • • • •

1/2 cup prepared fresh salsa 1/4 cup mashed avocado 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup brown or white rice, preferably brown

• • • •

12 ounces strip steak, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon coconut oil 4 8-inch tortillas, preferably whole-wheat low carb

••

1 taco seasoning 1 tablespoon 15-ounce can black beans, preferably low-sodium, rinsed

••

1/2 cup shredded sharpchopped Cheddarfresh cheese 2 tablespoons coarsely cilantro

DIRECTIONS 1. Add salsa to pre-cooked brown rice, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in beans, return to a simmer and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes more. 2. Meanwhile, sprinkle steak with pepper and taco seasoning. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. 3. To assemble, divide the steak among the tortillas and top with equal amounts of cheese, guacamole, cilantro and the rice mixture. Roll each tortilla up into a burrito. Enjoy!

Approximate Macros per serving: 471 calories, 16g fat, 49g carbs, 31g protein

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Supreme Peeroni Pizza Ingredients: THIN-CRUST WHOLE-WHEAT PIZZA DOUGH INGREDIENTS: • • • •

3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lukewarm water (105-115°F) 1 package active -dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1 cup whole wheat all-purpose flour

• • • •

1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fine cornmeal All-purpose flour for dusting

TOPPINGS INGREDIENTS • •

1/2 cup prepared marinara sauce -1/3 cup mini pepperoni slices, or can substitute with 12 oz. cooked chopped chicken 1 red bell pepper, chopped finely -1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese-1/4 cup parmesan cheese -1/4 cup black olives, chopped -1/2 cup chopped mushrooms, chopped -1/4 cup basil, chopped

DIRECTIONS: 1. To prepare dough: Stir water, yeast and sugar in a large bowl; let stand until the yeast has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir in whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour and salt until the dough begins to come together. 2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, mix the dough in a food processor or in a stand mixer with a dough hook. Process or mix until it forms a ball. Continue to process until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 1 minute more in a food processor or 3 to 4 minutes more on low speed in a stand mixer.) Place the dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat the dough with oil to prevent sticking. 3. Cover with a clean kitchen towel; set aside in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Set your bowl of dough in your turned off oven to avoid excess moisture and help it rise. 4. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Brush oil over a large baking sheet. Sprinkle the baking sheet with cornmeal to coat evenly. Sprinkle flour over work surface. Roll out the dough to the size of the baking sheet and transfer to the baking sheet. Cover the dough with sauce. Assemble and add all of your desired toppings and cheese. Bake until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted and starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Top off with some crushed chili peppers and fresh chopped basil for garnish. Enjoy!

Approximate Macros per serving: 378 calories, 12g fat, 47g carbs, 18g protein

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