Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Clean Eating Fajita Taco's with Caramelized Onions

Fajita Taco's with Caramelized Onions

4 - Chicken Breasts, sliced thin
3 (1 of each) Red, Yellow, green or orange Bell Peppers, Sliced thin
2 - Onions, sliced thin(reserve one for the caramelized onions)
1/2 packet fajita spices (low sodium)
1 cup salsa (homemade)
Romain Lettuce Leaves

Cook the chicken, bell peppers and 1 of the onions until the chicken is cooked through, onions translucent and peppers are soft. Add fajita spices and salsa, add 1/3 cup water and simmer down. In a separate pan, slowly cook on low/med heat, add onions in 1/2 a tsp of  heated coconut oil, and a sprinkle of kosher salt until they are tender and browned. 

Spoon the fajita mixture into romaine lettuce leaves, then add a light layer of the caramelized onions on top of the fajita mixture. 

ENJOY! These are so super tasty and full of flavor. The sweetness from the onions and the spice of the fajita meat are a perfect combination. I made these for a dinner with my husband and they were so supper tasty! WE ate them all up.

Clean Eating Turkey Burgers with Homemade Salsa

Turkey Burgers with homemade Salsa

1 pound Ground turkey
1 zucchini (shredded)
1 onion (diced)
2 Tbsp Ms Dash
1 Tbsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp Fresh Grated Pepper

Preheat oven 350 Degrees F.
Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Make a medium size ball of the mixture in your hand, and flatten to about 1/4 inch thick. Place on non-stick foil. Repeat until all mixture is completed. Or make meatballs using a medium (Pampered chef) scoop. Once all meat is used. Place in the oven and bake for 30 min, rotating the pan half way through and flipping burgers. Remove and serve warm and refrigerate the remaining meat for a different meal.

Homemade Salsa

3 Roma Tomatoes diced
1 big bunch of cilantro, minced
1 small onion, diced
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 jalepeno, diced (seeds removed)

Mix together and eat! :)

Clean Eating Chicken Salsa Stirfry

Chicken salsa stirfry
Servings Size: 1

Chicken breast piece, Thawed and cubed, seasoned with Ms. Dash
1 cup green bell pepper slices
1 small yellow onion
1 carrot diced
2 celery stalks diced
2 Tbsp Salsa (low sugar)

In a small skillet, add bell peppers, onion, carrots, and celery. Lightly salt (less than a tsp. To pull out the moisture in the veggies. Cook until the onions are starting to turn translucent. Add the seasoned cut chicken. Cook on med/high heat. When it starts to stick, add water to deglaze the pan and help cook the chicken. The amount of water is a personal decision. I used about ¼ a cup at first, then it evaporated and I added another ¼ of a cup. By the time that one almost evaporated the chicken was fully cooked, the veggies were softer and I then added my salsa. Cooked a little more reducing the liquid (which also concentrates the flavor). Then served. This would be good in romaine lettuce leaves as tacos. But I just ate it as a stir-fry. No rice, no noodles. Just veggies and meat. It was spicy and delicious

Clean Eating Spiced Honey Apple Oats

Spiced Honey Apple Oats
Serving Size: 1

1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup water
2 tbsp honey
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 apple pealed, cored, sliced and diced.

In a small pan add water and apples, bring to a boil, then add oats. Cook 10-15 min depending on desired consistency. Add honey, pumpkin pie spice. Stir and serve Warm.

2 tbsp honey

Clean Eating Honey Cinnamon Oats

Honey Cinnamon Oats
Serving Size: 1

1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup water
2 tbsp honey
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ the inside of a vanilla bean
1 small pinch of Kosher Salt

Boil 1 cup water to a small pot and boil. Once boiling add the oats and cook about 10-15 min. depending on desired consistency. Then add honey, cinnamon and vanilla bean to the oats and stir. Serve Warm.

Clean Eating Egg White Farmers Scramble

2 Egg white Farmers Scramble
Serving Size: 1

2 egg whites
½ a bell pepper (red, green, yellow, or orange) each or any desired combination, diced.
½ large white onion
1 sliced carrot (sliced thin or diced)
1 celery stalk, diced
2 handfuls of spinach, chopped

In a small skillet add 1 tsp coconut oil and heat on med heat. Add all veggies and when onions are translucent, add the egg whites. Mix together until the egg is fully cooked. Remove from heat and enjoy.

Clean Eating Farmers Market Chicken Salad

Farmers Market Chicken Salad
Serving Size: 1

1 – 4 oz chicken breast, thawed, cubed
1 sliced carrots
2 sliced celery
1 bell pepper, sliced and cut in half (any color)
½ white onion, sliced and cut in half or diced (personal preference)
1 Roma tomato, diced
½ cup red cabbage, chopped
2 cups mixed greens with fresh spinach
1 small/mini English cucumber, cut in sliced
1 tsp Ms. Dash
1 tsp coconut oil
drizzle of balsamic vinegar

In a small saute’ pan add the coconut oil and heat. Add the carrots, celery, peppers, and onions. Saute’ until onions are turning translucent. Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through (no more pink).  Set aside to cool.
In a bowl or on a plate add the mixed greens, cucumber, cabbage, and tomato. Top with the cooled chicken mixture. Lightly drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Eat. J

*Note: if the taste of red cabbage is too over powering, you can cook it with the other veggies. This will still be very tasty while, removing some of the bite to the red cabbage.

Clean Eating Lemon Pesto Swai Fish

Lemon Pesto Swai Fish Filets
Serving Size: 1

1 Swai Fish Filet (other fish can be substituted such as tilapia, cod or halibut)
1 Tsp Pesto (light oiled or no oiled preferred)
½ a lemon sliced

Preheat oven 400 Degrees F.
In a small baking dish or cookie sheet with sides line with non-stick foil. Place thawed fish filet on top of the foil. Spread the prepared pesto on top of the fish filet. Layer the lemon slices on top of the pesto.

Bake 20-25 min until flaky and fork tender on thickest part of filet. Serve with a mixed green salad, or mixed vegetable blend with cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots. **At least 2 cups worth of vegetables. Enjoy!

Clean Eating Lemon Ms. Dash Tilapia

Lemon Ms. Dash Tilapia Filet
Serving Size: 1

1 - 3-4 oz fish filet
1 tsp Ms. Dash (Season to taste)
1 Lemon, sliced

Place fish filet on non-stick foil. Sprinkle with Ms. Dash. Place Lemon wedges on top. Bake 400 Degrees F. for 20 min (until fish is fork tender and flaky). Remove and serve over mixed green salad with fresh spinach, cucumbers, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, and carrots.

Clean Eating Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta chicken
Serving Size: 5

15-25 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
½ a large white onion diced
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
2 big handfuls of fresh spinach (chopped)
1 -1 1/2 bunches of fresh basil (chopped)
5 – 4 oz chicken breasts
Ms Dash (to season)
Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar

Preheat oven for 400 Degrees F.
In a baking dish line the bottom of the pan in non-stick foil. Place the chicken breasts seasoned with Ms. Dash on the foil in the pan, set aside.

In a medium bowl. Mix tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, spinach and basil together.

Pour over the prepared chicken (before cooking or after cooked chicken (would be good both ways) I cooked mine)). Bake for 45 min.

Remove from oven and serve with mixed green salad with bruschetta mix on top of chicken. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar.
Great Cold or reheated the next day over a bed of spinach or mixed green salad.

**You don't need to cook the bruschetta topping with the chicken, but it adds moisture to the chicken if it's a little dry.

Progress on Biggest Loser

My progress on Biggest loser is slow and steady. The first two weeks I lost a lot, but now I'm at a pretty steady loss of one or two pounds a week. I've currently lost  15 pounds in 5 weeks, and average of 3 pounds a week. I'm trying to make healthier choices. I don't always succeed but I'm working on it. This is definitely a process.

I have created some healthy recipes that are part of my new clean eating habits. I will work on posting those soon. I hope you enjoy them. They are very tasty and full of flavor. I know that is what a lot of people tell me about their diets or habits of eating healthy is that they have no flavor. These recipes are full of flavor and really good for you.