Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chicken and Asparagus Stirfry

I love quick and easy meals, especially ones that aren't super bad for you.  Asparagus is my favorite vegetable, and I am always looking for new recipes with asparagus.  This recipe was really simple, and was absolutely delicious.  You could mix this recipe up as well, and add different vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 pound of chicken...Cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 pound of chicken
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pint of mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon of red crushed pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of season all salt
Directions

  1. In a large pan add your chicken, season-all, and red pepper flakes.  Cook until browned
  2. Add your asparagus, chicken, mushrooms and garlic.
  3. Continue to cook until asparagus is tender, and mushrooms area fully cooked (about 6-10 minutes)
Final Product

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Taco Salad with a Taco Seasoning Dressing

I know it has been a long time since my last post, I have had such a busy past couple of months and am slowly getting back into the swing of things.

When I was in college every Tuesday would be taco salad Tuesday,  and it was my favorite food they offered at the dining halls.  I was craving Mexican the other day and I thought why not make taco salad, try and make it a little healthier and make an exciting dressing.  This was so good, and much healthier then the usual taco salad, since the dressing was made with Greek yogurt.

Prep time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Serving size: This made enough for 4 big salads

Ingredients

For the salad
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 14.5 oz can of black beans (drained)
  • 1 pound of  ground turkey
  • Tortilla chips for topping
  • Mexican cheese for topping
  • 2 avocados diced
For the dressing
  •  3/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup of non-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
Directions

  1. Prepare your dressing by adding all of your dressing ingredients together, mix well.
  2. The dressing is meant to be a little runny, if you want it thicker add less milk.
  3. Refrigerate the dressing for at least an hour.
  4.  While dressing is cooling, brown your ground turkey and let cool.
  5. In a bowl add about 1/4 cup of spinach, 1/4 cup of black beans, 1/4 cup of ground turkey, diced avocado, tortillas and cheese. 
  6.  Top with your desired amount of dressing.
Final Product



Sunday, October 6, 2013

Avocado and White Bean Wraps

I can't believe it has taken this long for me to write a new post.  I just moved, and August has been so crazy.  We don't have gas right now so I have been really looking for recipes that require basically no heat (other than a microwave.)  I have really been on an avocado kick, so when I saw a recipe for this wrap I knew I had to try it.  I usually am NOT a wrap person, but let me say this is one wrap I would not get sick of.  This was so filling, super easy and quick, and required no cooking AT ALL.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Recipe adapted from: Eating well

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 15 oz can of white beans drained (I used white northern beans)
  • 1 15 oz can of chicken (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1.5 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 8-10 inch tortillas (I used the 8 inch ones)
  • Baby spinach for topping

Directions

  1. In a food processor add your avocado, red onions and white beans.  If you have a small food processor I would do your avocado and red onions first, and then your white beans.
  2. Once blended and you r mixture is very smooth place in a bowl and mix in your shredded chicken and garlic powder.
  3. On a plate place a tortilla and spread mixture until tortilla is completely covered.
  4. Top with your cheese and spinach, and roll into a wrap.
Final Product

 PICTURE FROM EATING WELL (I forgot to take a finished product)

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