Sooo… like I said on Wednesday I decided that once a week or once every other week I am going to do a recap of recent recipes and then link them up for you guys on the new “Recipes” page (see above!) This may take some time for me to get it perfectly sorted out so just be patient with me.
Since I decided to do this, I will be sure to take more pictures for next time while I am cooking to show each step.
Some recent recipes (some I shared, some I did not!):
1 salmon filet
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tsp of olive oil + olive oil spray
DirectionsL Spray your salmon filet (if frozen, make sure to defrost it) with olive oil spray on both sides and season with sea salt and black pepper. Pour the tsp of olive oil in a skillet and place your salmon in. I cooked mine mostly on medium heat. Cook until it is flaky, or to your liking.
Whole Wheat “Mac and Cheese”
1/2 cup of whole wheat penne pasta
1/2 – 1 laughing cow cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Handful of Spinach
Cook your pasta according to directions on the box. When it is done, place the spinach in your collander and pour pasta over it. The heat from the boiling water + the hot pasta will wilt the spinach. While hot, mix in laughing cow cheese so that it will melt. I sprinkled a little sea salt + black pepper to give it more taste.
As many tomatoes as you want 😉
Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil Spray
Thinly slice your tomato. Since I was cooking for one, I sliced about 1/3 of one tomato. Spray a piece of aluminum with olive oil spray and place tomato slices on top. Spray again with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprink mozarella cheese on top and broil on High for about 5-6 minutes.
Homeade Kale Chips
A few handfuls of fresh Kale (I brought mine at TJ’s already washed and rinsed)
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder to season
Heat oven to 450. Spray a piece of aluminum (keeps it from getting so messy) with olive oil and place onto a pan. Spread kale on aluminum and spray with olive oil. Sprinkle seasonings and mix around with your hands. Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on how crispy your taste buds like it!
Healthy “Cakey” Chocolate Chip Cookies
A very ripe banana
2 tbsp Chocolate PB2
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
Some honey and sugar free maple syrup (to taste)
A few (okay, a lot) of handfuls of semi sweet chocolate chips
Mix everything up in a bowl to create the “cookie dough”. I popped the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden then stuck them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350. Eat while warm (otherwise they kinda get stuck to the pan).
Almond Butter French Toast Sandwich
2 slices of wheat bread
1/3 cup Egg whites
Splash of almond milk
Spread almond butter between the two pieces of toast (make a sandwhich). Mix eggs and almond milk and soak each outside piece of the toast in the egg mixture. Place in a skillet and cook on high. Serve with sugar free syrup and top with your favorite fruit.
* You can use as many egg whites as you want! I just do not like mine very egg-y.
Need an extra serving of veggies? You can also make it GREEN! (Idea from STUFTMama) Just add spinach to the mix and blend it up!
Summery Chicken Salad
1-2 tbsp of your Favorite dressing
Chop up an apple in little pieces. Cook edamame if frozen (I did it in microwave). Place everything in a bowl, mix, and serve!
Hummus Turkey Wrap
1/2 Laughing Cow Cheese
Salt and Pepper
Spread hummus, laughing cow and mustard on top of your favorite whole wheat wrap or bread. Stuff everything else in there. Eat! This is a GREAT combination of flavor and a very filling but not overly filling lunch.
Chicken Sausage with Sauteed Veggies
1 Chicken Sausage Link
Your favorite veggies
Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil + Olive Oil Spray
First, defrost all frozen vegetables or sausage. Drizzle olive oil in a skillet. Place chicken sausage in skillet, cook for around 5 minutes on medium. Spray your favorite veggies with olive oil spray, season, place in pan with sausage until cooked to your liking. At this point, I like to cut my sausage up into pieces and mix in skillet with veggies.
*I used a sundried tomato and basil chicken sausage. My favorite veggies to use are sweet potato, kale and brocoli.
Cheesy Quinoa Bowl
1/4 cup dry quinoa
1/2 laughing cow cheese
Spinach, Brocoli and any other veggies you want!
Salt and pepper
Protein of choice
Cook quinoa according to instructions on the box. Mix in laughing cow cheese when its done. In the meantime, steam veggies in a big bowl in the microwave. Mix quinoa in with veggies. Top with protein (I used grilled chicken), sprinkle salt and pepper, top with a sprinkle of mozarella cheese and pop back in microwave for 15 seconds to get the mozarella cheese nice and melty.
Flat out pita as the crust (or any pita!!)
Trader Joe’s fat free pizza sauce
Warm the pita for 3-5 (depending on how crispy you like it) minutes in the oven at 350. Spread pizza sauce on the pita, sprinkle cheese and tomato slices. Sprinkle more cheese and top with spinach! Broil on high for 2-3 minutes.
And there you have it 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy this! Have a great Saturday. Do a fun little workout and eat LOTS of yummy food!!