Thursday, August 21, 2014

Strawberry Summer Salad

This is easy, delicious, and I made it as a dinner for one.
So you will have to judge the amounts for yourself, and how many you're feeding.
But it is dang delicious.

6 med-small Strawberries, sliced
1/4 C Walnuts, chopped
1/2 can of shredded Chicken 
3-4 leaves Kale, de-ribbed and torn into bite sized pieces
Basalmic Vinaigrette

Put Kale and Chicken in a bowl,
add desired amount of Basalmic and massage into leaves and chicken.
This helps tenderize the Kale so it's easier to eat.

Add the rest of the ingredients and enjoy.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Clean Eating: Easy Crock-Pot Thai Chicken

Okay, so I really like this recipe.
It's easy and yummy, and it is a healthy Thai dish.
The last time I made Thai… It was not. 
But, I wish it had a little more flavor,
I'll have to try and add some more spices or something next time.
Any suggestions?
Also, this makes a lot, so I froze half of it for later. :)

1 C unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tbs Apple Cider or White Vinegar
Juice of 1 Lemon
2 Tbsp. Cumin
2 tsp. Curry
2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp. Onion Powder
1 Tbsp. Garam Masala
2 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Coriander
2 tsp. Ground Ginger
2 (15oz.) Cans Light, Unsweetened Coconut Milk
5 Large boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
1(6oz.) Can Tomato Paste (no sugar added)
1 (28 oz.) Can Diced Tomatoes (no sugar added)
Fresh Cilantro for Garnish if desired

Put all ingredients into Crock Pot and mix.

Cook on high for 4-6 hours until cooked thoroughly, stirring occasionally.

Once cooked Shred chicken and serve over Brown Rice or Quinoa

Recipe From: The Gracious Pantry

Friday, August 8, 2014

Clean Eating Breakfast 'Cereal'

I was skeptical about this recipe,
but I actually liked it,
I do mostly like though that it is pretty healthy.
And super duper easy to make.
I especially like it topped with some fresh fruit.

2 tbsp. Honey
2 tbsp. Sugar
2 tbsp. Coconut Oil
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla
⅛ tsp Salt
4 C dry traditional Oats
½ C Raw Almonds, Chopped

In a small microwave safe bowl, stir together Honey, Sugar, Oil, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Salt
In a different large microwave safe bowl, combine Oats and Almonds

Microwave sugar mixture for about 1 minute or until it bubbles.
Pour over Oat mixture and mix until evenly coated.

Place oats in microwave and cook for 3 minutes. Stir well. Continue cooking for 2 more minutes.
Stir well.

Pour pats out onto a cookie sheet to cool.

Enjoy! Store the left-overs into an air-tight container.
Lasts 1 week in dry storage, 4 weeks in fridge.

Recipe From: The Gracious Pantry

Clean Eating Chicken Marinara with Zucchini Noodles

Another Clean Eating recipe to try.
I actually really like the Zucchini noodles,
and I kind of want to get the proper tool to make them 
look like actual noodles.

1 jar healthy Marinara
2 Chicken Breasts
2-3 medium Zucchini
Parmesan Cheese, to taste

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Empty jar of sauce into baking dish, add chicken and spoon sauce over

Bake for about 40 minutes or cooked thoroughly.

While Chicken is cooking make Zucchini noodles with your special tool,
or do like me and just sliver it with a vegetable peeler.
Cook noodles by placing in pan over medium-high heat and cook until tender.
It took me about 10 minutes.

I'll be making this again. :)

Recipe adapted from: The Gracious Pantry

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Clean Eating Almond Chia Porridge

Okay, so I am trying to do more of this 'Clean Eating'
I did a 2 week clean eating cleanse before I went to Canada,
and I really did feel better about myself, so I figured I should try to do this as a regular thing.
I found a great blog, the gracious pantry, that is full of clean eating recipes
that I am going to start trying out.
This is the first one, and I really like it. I also like that I can do it easy for breakfast once school starts.

1 C Almond Meal (I ground my own in a blender)
2 tbsp. Chia Seeds
1 C Almond Milk
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp. Allspice
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Agave, or Honey

Combine all ingredients in a small pot and heat over medium heat.
Warm until milk is absorbed, you're not cooking it.

Serve with a little sweetener on top with some fruit and a splash of almond milk if desired.

This recipe is for 2 servings. Which was enough for me, but the guys might need all of it.
It's that easy, and healthy and yummy!