Taco Salad

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Taco SaladIngredients:

8 c dark leafy greens
1 1/4 lbs extra lean ground turkey
1/8 c water
1 can black beans, no salt added, rinsed, drained
homemade taco seasoning
2 mangos, diced
1/2 c homemade guacamole
1/2 c salsa (no sugar added)

Directions:

1. Add ground turkey to large skillet over medium high heat.
2. While turkey is cooking, add spices together for taco seasoning in a small dish. When turkey is no longer pink and cooked through, add taco seasoning and water to cooked turkey. Stir together until turkey is well coated with seasoning.
3. Add black beans to cooked turkey. Simmer about 5 minutes, or until black beans are cooked through.
4. Divide leafy greens between 4 bowls (about 2 c in each bowl). Add 1/2 c of turkey and black bean mixture on top of greens. Top with mango, 2 tbsp. guacamole, and 2 tbsp. salsa.

Yields 4 servings, serving size 1 salad

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Coconut Rolled Dates | My favorite dessert

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coconut rolled datesIngredients:
1/2 c unsweetened coconut
1 lb pitted Deglet dates

Directions:
1. Place coconut flakes in small bowl. Set aside.

Coconut2. Add dates to food processor attached with multipurpose blade. Pulse until dates are chopped finely. Since they are very sticky, they will form a ball in the food processor. It might be necessary to run a rubber spatula down the side of the processor bowl and pulse a few more times.

Processed dates3. Scoop out 1/2 tbsp. of dates and roll in the palm of your hands to shape. Roll shaped dates in coconut flakes.

4. Store in air tight container.

Yields about 25 dates, Serving size 2 coconut rolled dates

Pineapple, Pepper, Chicken Pizza

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gf pizzaIngredients:

Gluten free whole grain pizza crust mix (I like and use Bob’s Red Mill)
2 eggs
1 1/2 c warm water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
yeast packet (comes with the pizza crust mix)
3 Cajun seasoned grilled chicken tenders, chopped
1/4 c tri-colored peppers, diced
1/3 c pineapple tidbits in 100% pineapple juice, drained
1/2 c pizza sauce (I use an organic, no sugar added brand)

Directions:

gf pizza 21. Combine water and yeast packet in large bowl. Let stand for about 5 minutes. 
2. Add eggs and oil to water/yeast mixture. Mix briefly until egg yolks are broken and stated to mix together (no longer than 1 minute). 
3. Add in dry pizza mix and mix for about 1 minute or until well combined. Leave in bowl, split in half, and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 20 minutes. 
4. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
5. Place pizza dough on prepared pizza pan. Using wet hands, spread dough out evenly on pizza pan. If dough starts to stick to fingers, rewet fingers with water.    
6. Bake pizza crust, without toppings for 7 minutes in oven. 
7. Remove pizza crust, top with pizza sauce, peppers, pineapple, and chicken pieces. Place pizza back in oven and cook an additional 15 minutes. 
8. Cut pizza into 8 slices with pizza cutter. 
 
Yields 4 servings, serving size 2 pieces

Cajun Chicken Rub

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cajun chickenIngredients:

1 tbsp cajun seasoning

1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning

1 tbsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients into a small bowl with lid. Place lid on bowl. Shake until all ingredients are well mixed.

2. Generously rub on cleaned, raw chicken. Cook as desired (I prefer using this with chicken cooked on the grill)

*Will cover 4 large chicken breasts

Advocare Chocolate Strawberry Breakfast Shake

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Ingredients:

1 packet chocolate mocha Advocare meal replacement shake powder
1/2 c strawberries, frozen
1 medium banana, frozen
6-8 oz. water

Directions:

1. Place water in blender. Add shake powder, banana, and strawberries. Blend until smooth.
 
Yields 1 serving

Advocare Raspberry Chocolate Breakfast Shake

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Ingredients:

1 packet chocolate mocha Advocare meal replacement shake powder
1/2 c raspberries, frozen
1 medium banana, frozen
6-8 oz. water

Directions:

1. Place water in blender. Add shake powder, banana, and raspberries. Blend until smooth.
 
Yields 1 serving

Advocare Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

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Ingredients:

1 packet chocolate mocha Advocare meal replacement shake powder
1 medium banana, frozen
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
6-8 oz. water

Directions:

1. Place water in blender. Add shake powder, banana, and peanut butter. Blend until smooth.
 
Yields 1 serving

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