Avocado Toast

Why try? Avocado toast is easy to prepare and can be made sweet or savory. This breakfast contains fiber plus healthy fat from the avocado.

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Avocado Toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Top toasted bread with mashed avocado, salt and pepper, and any additions (see Variations)
Variation: Avocado Egg Toast
  1. To base, add an egg (fried, poached, scrambled, or even a cloud egg) and dashes of garlic powder, chives and onion powder
Variation: Chocolate Berry Avocado Toast
  1. Mix in ½ tbsp. cocoa powder and 1 tsp maple syrup with mashed avocado. Top with strawberries or raspberries
Variation: Bruschetta Toast
  1. Top base with diced cherry tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Honey Ginger Chicken & Garlic Zoodles

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Honey Ginger Chicken & Garlic Zoodles
The wonderful thing about veggie noodles is they grill up nicely on a flat surface. The moisture inside the vegetable helps create that nice noodle-like texture and behavior.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Garlic Zoodles
Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Garlic Zoodles
Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken
Instructions
  1. Take the zucchini and start working them through a hand-crank spiralizer (I like to use the patented Vegetti). Voila! You’ve created some zoodles!
  2. Place the newly designed zoodles in a mixing bowl with the chopped garlic, onion, and vegetable stock. Turn them over and let them soak while you work on the birds.
  3. One of the bad habits of dirty eating is portion control. Luckily, we can trick our minds into believing we have more on our plate. I would normally recommend a recipe with eight chicken breasts. But for our purposes, we’re going to use four.  Then we’re going to filet them in half. Tada, eight chicken breasts!
  4. Time to grill! Now most of you have traditional grills, which works fine for the chicken. Not so nice for the zoodles. I recommend a wok for the grill.  Me?  I’ve kind of gone all in on the Blackstone flat top griddle grill. Great for searing meats, poultry, and fish… even BETTER for grilling veggies. Take the sesame oil and spread on the flat surface. Slap those chicken breasts and dump the zoodles right on top. Traditional grillers can use a wok to cook the zoodles, grill the chicken old school style.
  5. Flip those chickens over and toss the zoodles a bit. While finishing, mix the ground ginger, garlic powder, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, honey, and rice wine vinegar in a bowl.  Once cooked, take the chicken off, cube it up and dump it in the sauce!
  6. Plate the zoodles fresh and hot. Spoon the chicken cubes of goodness onto the zoodles. Drizzle any remaining sauce over the plate, don’t forget those delicious sesame seeds, and chow down!

Quinoa Summer Salad

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Quinoa Summer Salad
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Quinoa
Veggie Mix
Dressing
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Quinoa
Veggie Mix
Dressing
Instructions
  1. Add the quinoa/rice mix, water and salt to a medium sauce pan. Heat to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover for about 20 minutes.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, cut up all of the veggies and place in a large mixing bowl
  3. In a smaller bowl or dressing container, mix in all of the dressing ingredients.
  4. When it has finished cooking, add the quinoa to the large mixing bowl and top with the dressing and feta cheese. Toss everything together.
  5. Serve and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a week.
Recipe Notes
  • Beans of Choice: You can’t go wrong here, so try your favorite bean. I like using chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans or black beans.
  • Quinoa: Don’t like quinoa? Swap in another grain like brown rice or couscous.
  • Vinegar: Don’t have rice vinegar or red wine vinegar on hand? Try apple cider vinegar, white vinegar or even balsamic vinegar.

Maple Hash

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Maple Hash
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  1. Brown the meat in butter or olive oil. Once browned, remove the meat from the pan.
  2. Stir in the sweet potato and onion, scraping up the meaty bits off the bottom of the pan. A splash of water, apple cider or apple juice on the bottom of the hot pan will help this process and add a nice flavor.
  3. Saute the sweet potato and onion until soft, about 10 minutes. (Speed trick - you can soften your sweet potatoes by throwing them into boiling water on the stove or in a microwave safe dish until fork tender).
  4. Once your sweet potatoes are fork tender, stir in the diced apple. Stir this around until the apples get soft, about four to five minutes.
  5. Once your veggies are fork tender, stir the sausage back in. Add the cinnamon, maple syrup and salt and pepper to taste. Cook together about three to five minutes or until everything looks happily married.
  6. Enjoy! It’s delicious on its own or with a fried or poached egg on top.

Smoky Maple Marinade

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Smoky Maple Marinade
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Instructions
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  2. Use the mix to coat your favorite protein. For chicken, pork or beef, marinate one to four hours. For tofu or seafood, marinate for up to one hour.

Stealthy Zucchini Meatballs

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Stealthy Zucchini Meatballs
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Instructions
  1. Mix the first six ingredients together.
  2. Shred the zucchini into the mixture. Mix everything together.
  3. Mold the mixture into 1 1/2 –inch meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs in the crock-pot. Pour the jar of sauce over the meatballs. Cook on low for 8 hours.