This easy dinner was a huge success! We love chicken cutlets, but I wanted to twist it up a bit and try to leave out the breadcrumbs. I used the Ninja to quickly ground up some almonds and pecans & it worked great. You could also use almond meal (almonds already ground up) if you want to skip this step. I liked blending it myself because I left some pieces bigger than others for that extra crunch….
This is an easy, healthy take on a comforting meal that is perfect for those busy week nights when you need to just whip something up for your family. Typically, pasta and tomato sauce can be loaded with added sugar and carbs found in white flour and whole wheat pasta and store-bought jars of sauce. A meal like that meal will likely fill you and your kids up for a little while, spike some energy, and then leave you feeling gross and lazy. So, instead, try swapping out some unhealthy ingredients with similar options that will leave you more energized and provide you with more protein and nutrients….
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp cumin
- 5-3lb chicken, cubed
- Mix all seasonings in a large mixing bowl.
- Place cubed raw chicken in same bowl.
- Drizzle with a little EVOO.
- Rub the spices all over the chicken well with your hands or a big wooden spoon.
- Heat a T of EVOO in a large pan.
- Cook chicken over medium heat. Serve warm!
I was in the mood for a light meal with leafy greens. I really have had a hard time eating salads during my pregnancy and I know I need more iron, so I am trying to incorporate spinach into soups and main courses to get the nutrients I need. I loved this meal because it was rather simple and it tasted great two ways – my husband added some red sauce on top and I just mixed in some goat cheese to make it creamier. You don’t need to add in either of these things, but they are options for you! The cheese will melt as soon as it hits the hot mixture of squash, chicken, and spinach…. yum! :-)…
I have experimented with making chili many-a-time. I have added twists and turns throughout my chili-making journey including adding coffee, fancy veggies, and special spices… but I always come back to this simple recipe that we love in our house. It is full of flavor, super hearty, and it will keep you full and warm in the cooler months. I suggest making a large pot of this chili on a weekend day as it takes a few hours to thicken and absorb all the flavors. I know that can be frustrating but, on the flip side, you will absolutely have left overs… especially if you serve it over brown rice. My husband and I got 3 days of lunch meals each out of this recipe. Separate the chili into separate containers, wait to cool, and then refrigerate for the week….
This is one of my favorite go-to meals. I love curry, especially thai curry. The coconut milk lends itself to a light, creamy, flavorful sauce-base making this meal a perfect one for cooler nights!…
I didn’t feel like cooking much tonight, so I picked up a rotisserie chicken and decided to use some of the veggies I had laying around in our fridge to whip up some fried rice. I could have totally gone for Chinese food, but then I would have felt like garbage. This was a great healthy alternative that hit the spot and did not take long at all! Use coconut aminos for a gluten free option – otherwise, you can use soy sauce to flavor the rice. Sesame oil also adds a nice flavor, but since not everyone has that on hand, I wrote “optional” next to it on the ingredient list…more olive oil or even coconut oil is fine instead. I love ginger, so I threw that in too… but again, not entirely necessary. That said, I highly suggest it, since it is yummy & very good for you!…
THIS is amazing & perfect for the fall and winter. I had never had acorn squash before making this and I fell in love with the sweetness and the appearance! The green and orange/yellow tones of the meal in front of us made me SUPER happy as they complemented the cooler weather outside just perfectly. Try it out! …
This is a delicious & light meal that does not take a lot of time to prepare at all! We cooked up about 3 lbs of chicken following this recipe and leftovers were great as well. I suggest buying organic chicken whenever possible. Trust me – when you have a meal with simple, fresh ingredients such as this one – you can absolutely taste the difference in this higher quality meat. Not only does it taste better, but it is most definitely better FOR you. …
I love cooking some chicken sausage up in a pan with a little bit of oil as a nice dinner with a decent amount of protein, but sometimes it can be a bit plain without a sauce. I had some chicken broth over from dinner the other night, so I decided to make a light “cream” sauce to cook the sausage, peppers, and onions in. It came out great! It is light, but flavorful and would be very nice over rice. I used three packages of chicken sausage and we have plenty left over, so I would say this recipe works for 4 people & maybe a leftover plate!