Friday, February 28, 2014

Favorite "Healthy" Recipes! Quick and Easy, sure to be a hit at the dinner table.



Here are two of my favorite "good for you" dinners that are awesome (plus quick and easy to make). You can change up the recipes a bit to fit what you like. For example I've cooked these several different ways: skillet, baked, grill, and they are good any way you go.



Margarita Chicken

This marinade gives chicken a tangy citrus flavor with extra kick. (The alcohol evaporates during cooking.)
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking
 Time: 10 min.

1 Tbsp. tequila
½ cup 100% natural orange juice
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
½ medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
4 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1 dash sea salt
1 dash cayenne pepper


Prep:
 1. Combine tequila, orange juice, lime juice, onion, and garlic in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
2. Place chicken in glass dish. Pour marinade over; toss gently to coat. Refrigerate, covered for 30 minutes to 2 hours. (I only marinade for 10 min. being short on time and it was still delish!)
3. Preheat grill or broiler on high
4. Remove chicken from marinade. Season with salt and cayenne. Discard marinade.
5. Grill or broil chicken for 5-10 minutes on each side, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. (It was middle of winter, I cut the chick up into small 1-2 inch chunks and sautéed in the skillet)
 
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 146
Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 67 mg
Sodium: 438 mg
Carbs: 5 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 23
 
Easy Chicken Fajitas
 
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into strips)
1 bell pepper cut into strips
1 small onion chopped or sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Whole wheat tortillas
1/2 avocado, sliced thin
 
Directions:
1. Combine chili powder, salt, cumin, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon olive oil in bowl
2. Add chicken bell pepper and onion to miss and gently coat. Refrigerate for 15 min.
3. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Empty contents of bowl into skillet and cook stirring frequently for 5-10 min, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
4. Remove from heat, add lime juice, stir
5. Heat tortillas in pan on stove top or microwave
6. Service with avocado, salsa, and lime wedges
 
Top off dinner with a sweet treat!
 
If you don't have Shakeology, you can substitute any chocolate shake mix (whey or protein powder for example). Make these up into balls and place in the fridge to set. You can put in the freezer for 30 min -1 hr for faster setting!
 
 
















 
 
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