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Herby Pesto

You’ll need:
1 bunch fresh cilantro
2 bunches fresh flat leaf parsley
1 1/2 cup fresh basil
1 cup cherry tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp water

Throw everything into a a food processor or blender and blend. It should be well blended and a little smooth. If it is t add a little more olive oil and water as needed until becomes a nice consistency. Top into fish or chicken or eat as a side on veggies or crackers! So yummy!!!
Chicken · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · Salads & Blossom Bowls

Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad

Ingredients:
4 chicken breast
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp basil
salt and pepper
olive oil (drizzling pan)
4-6 cups fresh spinach
1 pack strawberries 8-10 sliced
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup feta cheese
1 avocado diced
Raspberry or strawberry vinaigrette 

Chicken-
Season chicken evenly with oregano, basil and salt and pepper. Then heat a suate pan drizzled with olive oil and brown both sides about 4 minutes per side. Reduce heat and finish cooking chicken until it is cooked clear through. 

For salad wash spinach and place into serving dish.
Was hand cut tops off of strawberries and slice.
Dice avocados and add to dish.
Add almonds and feta cheese. 

When chicken is done let cook a few minutes then slice chicken and place on top of salad. When ready to serve pour dressing over salad and chicken then serve.
Enjoy! 

Chicken · Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Meat · Uncategorized

5 Freezer meal chicken thighs and drumstick bags!

Honey Garlic Chicken drumsticks
8-10 chicken drumsticks
1 cup chopped onions
1/3 c. Honey
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Mix all seasoning in a bowl and pour over chicken. Seal bag and smoosh around until the seasoning is well distributed over each chicken. Remove all air from bag and seal well. Place into a baking sheet and freeze.

When ready to cook take out and place into baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked through. (You don’t need to thaw just throw in and bake! You can also do crock pot but this is best thawed. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4. Serve with green beans and rice for the perfect dinner!

Sesame Chicken drumsticks

    8-10 chicken drumsticks
    2 inch piece ginger peeled and grated
    4 green onions chopped
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
    1 tsp toasted sesame oil
    1/2 tsp chili flakes
    1/2 tsp sesame seeds

In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and add in each ingredient. Then seal bag and smoosh until mixed well and evenly distributed. Freeze in baking sheet.

To cook in crockpot thaw and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.

For baking place into baking dish and preheat oven to 400 degrees bake for 45-60 minutes until cooked through. Serve over rice with Asian veggies. Enjoy!

Cilantro lime chicken thighs

    6-8 chicken thighs
    4 garlic cloves minced
    1/4 c. Chopped cilantro
    3 tbsp lime juice
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp chili flakes
    Pinch of salt and pepper

In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Add all ingredients into bag and seal. Mix until well distributed. Remove all air from bag and freeze.

To bake place into oven at 425 degrees 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

In crock pot place thawed chicken and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 6-8 until chicken is cooked through.

Herb chicken thighs

  • 6-8 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. In bowl mix all ingredients then pour into bag. Seal and smoosh chicken until seasoning is well distributed. Place into baking sheet and freeze. To cook place into baking dish and bake at 425 degrees for 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked clear through. At 30 mins make sure to pull chicken apart so it cooks evenly.

To make in crockpot thaw and place into crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours until cooked clear through.

Sticky Orange Chicken

  • 8-10 drumsticks
  • 1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

To bake place into baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes. At the 30 min mark make sure to arrange ch Ike. So they cook evenly.

In crockpot thaw and place into cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.

Chicken · Dinner · Grilling · low carb · Salads & Blossom Bowls

Strawberry Avocado Salsa and chicken

Ingredients: 
4 Chicken breast 
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil 
8 strawberries
2 roma tomatoes
Fresh cilantro 4 tbsp 
1 avocado 
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
mixed greens (side salad)
1/2 balsamic dressing 
1 box couscous 

Chicken:
Place chicken into a pan to bake. Preheat oven to 375. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked clear through.

Chop strawberries, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro. Place into a bowl and squeeze a half a lemon over top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper mix well.

For balsamic dressing place into a pan and bring to a boil  reduce heat and let slowly boil and stir. Do not leave it will burn to pan and its not fun to clean (i have done a few times) Once it begins to reduce remove from pan and place into a serving bowl. 

Make 1 box cous cous 

To assemble place chicken onto plate and top with the strawberry mix. Drizzle the balsamic over the top. Serve with a side salad with cucumber, tomatoes and red onion. Drizzle with balsamic YUM! 
and couscous 

low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · Soups · Veggies

Sausage & kale soup

You’ll need

2 15.5 cans green northern beans

1 lb sweet or spicy Italian sausage

1 medium onion diced

3 garlic cloves minced

6 cups chicken stock

1 15.5oz can diced tomatoes

6-8 baby carrots chopped

4 cups fresh kale chopped stem removed

1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

1 baguette sliced and toasted

First add sausage to a Dutch oven and brown. Dice onion and garlic and add to pot. Sauté until they soften. Then add in the chicken stock, beans, tomatoes, and carrots. Bring to a boil and let boil 5-7 minutes. Then add in the kale and let boil 5-7 minutes longer. Reduce heat and let simmer while you slice baguette. Place into a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and place into oven at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes until they began to brown. Remove and serve with soup. Ladder soup into bowl and top with cheese. Serve with bread! Enjoy!

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Meat

Beef & broccoli

You’ll need:

1 lb sirloin steak (or cheap thinner cut)

2 broccoli heads (cut off florets in bigger chunks)

8 garlic cloves crushed and rough chopped

1 large sweet yellow onion big chunks

6-8 baby portabella mushrooms cut in half

1/3 cup olive oil

3-4 tsp Fresh ground pepper

Salt to taste

1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

4 tbsp fish sauce

3 tbsp hoisen sauce

2 tbsp sesame seeds

First slice steak into thin strips. In a sauté pan on medium heat place steak and drizzle with olive oil 3-4 tbsp. Sprinkle generously with pepper. Then smash 8 garlic cloves and give a rough chop. Place into pan on top of steak. Chop onions into bigger quarters and place on top of steak, then add the broccoli florets about 4 cups bigger chunks. Cover and let cook about 2 minutes. Meanwhile Mix soy sauce, 2 tbsp olive oil, fish sauce and hoisen sauce then pour over top all veggies and meat. Mix well and let cook another 4-5 minutes. (about 10-12 minutes for steak total) sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

You can make some brown rice and serve over top or brown rice noodles.

Enjoy!

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Sweet Potato Turkey burgers

Ingredients:

2 medium sweet potatoes

1 pound ground turkey

1 egg

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp Mexican chili powder (or child powder)

Salt to taste but just a tad

6 leaves of ice burg lettuce

1 Roma tomato

Cilantro

Radishes

1 avocado

1/4 cup whit wine vinegar

3/4 cup olive oil light

1 lemon

Burger:

First you must roast the sweet potatoes you can do this in the oven by poking holes with fork and placing onto pan in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour.

(For quick cook in microwave poke holes place into bowl with a little water and microwave for 6-10 minutes until soft)

Then remove flesh of potato and place into bowl. Add the turkey, seasonings, egg and cheese. Mix well with ya DS and make into patties. (They will seem sticky but they will cook well)

Place into a pan drizzled with olive oil cook on medium heat 4-6 minutes on each side. They should start to brown before you flip so they don’t fall apart.

Sauce:

In a blender or food processor add olive oil, vinegar, squeezed lemon juice, avocado (remove skin and seed). You can add a few fresh cilantro leaves for an extra freshness. Then blend until smooth.

To assemble:

Place a lettuce leaf on a plate then place turkey burger, too with your choice of toppings. Tomato, cilantro, sliced radishes and cilantro. Drizzle with sauce and wrap up and enjoy! Serve with a side salad! Enjoy!