Monthly Archives: March 2016

Healthy Eats: Bruschetta Chicken

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Light, fast, easy, delicious.

3-6 Tomatoes (depending on size and number of servings you need)
1 Red Onion
2-4 Cloves of Garlic
Fresh Basil to taste (or 2-4 tsp Basil Paste by Gourmet Garden)
Splash of Olive Oil
Splash of Balsamic Vinegar
Dash of Salt

1-2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Seasonings (as desired): Garlic Salt, Oregano, Rosemary, Parmesan, Basil

Season chicken breasts and pan fry. Dice tomatoes, onions and garlic and mix in a medium sized bowl. Add chopped basil or basil paste and mix. Add in olive oil and balsamic vinegar (sparingly) and season to taste. Top chicken with the mix. Devour.

*Disclaimer: May want to abstain from kissing, whispering or close talking for at least 24 hours after consuming this recipe.*

 

Healthy Eats: Black Bean Pasta with Veggies

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A vegetarian dish! Very rare occurrence for me!
This “pasta” is super high in protein and fiber and has much lower carbs than standard pasta. I like to use it for dinners every now and then to give a spin on the standard pasta dishes. The brand is Explore Asian. They have a variety of pasta alternatives, all of which are delicious, light yet filling, and macro-friendly.  I got this at Harmon’s, but you can also check Amazon, Costco, or other “health-food” based grocery stores.

Ingredients:

1/2 T Olive Oil
2 oz Explore Asian Black Bean Spaghetti
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Green Bell Pepper
1/4 Small Onion
1 Clove Garlic
McCormick Grill Mates Baja Citrus Marinade Seasoning

Boil spaghetti according to the directions on the package. While the spaghetti is cooking, heat the olive oil in a frying pan and saute the peppers, onion and garlic. Season the veggies with the marinade blend to taste. When the spaghetti is done, drain it and saute it briefly with the veggies. For a little added flavor/protein, add chicken or beef.

Healthy Eats: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 Wheat Bulillo Roll
2.5 oz Chuck Tender Steak (cooked)
1 slice Provolone Cheese
1/4 Green Bell Pepper (julienned)
1/4 Onion (small, julienned)
Garlic to taste
Olive Oil (optional)

Saute peppers, onions and garlic. I did mine without oil or butter to keep it light. While veggies are softening, cook steak to preferred level (I did mine medium rare) and cut into narrow strips. Lightly drizzle olive oil on your roll and top with veggies, steak and cheese. Broil for about 1 1/2-2 minutes till cheese is melted or just beginning to bubble.  Enjoy!