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Week 4 | 5 Healthy Back-To-School Meal Prep Boxes!

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Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

Shrimp Scampi
1 Tbls butter
1 cup peeled shrimp
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 lemon, zest & juice
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Melt butter in a skillet over med-high heat. Add shrimp & cook until pink on one side, about 2 min. Flip shrimp & cook until bright pink & opaque, 1 to 2 min. Add garlic, wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt, & pepper. Cook, stirring for another 2 min.

Sides
2 cups spiralized zucchini
1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
Lemon wedge

Serve shrimp over spiralized zucchini noodles & spoon over 2 to 3 Tbls of pan sauce. Finish with tomatoes & lemon wedge.

Beet & Citrus Salad

White Wine Vinaigrette
2 Tblss white wine vinegar
1 Tbls olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl combine all ingredients & whisk well.

Salad
2 cups finely chopped kale
1/2 cup cooked farro or brown rice
1/2 cup diced steamed beets
1/2 cup sliced fennel
1/2 cup orange segments
1/4 cup pomegranate arils

Toss kale with half of dressing. Assemble salad in a container & top with remaining dressing.

Spanish Beef with Roasted Peppers

Spanish Beef
1 Tbls oil
3/4 cup beef chuck, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 large russet potato, peeled & diced
1 Tbls tomato paste
1 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
3/4 cup beef broth
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Heat oil in a skillet over med-high heat. Add beef & season with salt & pepper to taste. Cook beef, turning often, until browned on all sides. Add onion & cook until onion begins to soften, 2 min. Add garlic & thyme & cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add potatoes, tomato paste, paprika, cayenne, & broth. Mix everything together & bring it to a simmer. Cover with a lid & continue to cook, stirring occasionally until potatoes have softened, about 10 min. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Roasted Peppers
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1/2 green pepper, sliced
1/2 poblano pepper, sliced
2 tsps oil
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Arrange peppers on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle oil over peppers & season with salt & pepper to taste. Bake peppers until they have softened & begin to caramelize, 15 to 20 min.

Grilled Chicken & Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad
2 cups mixed greens
1 cup diced watermelon
2 Tblss crumbled feta
1 Tbls chopped fresh mint

Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 Tbls olive oil
1 Tbls balsamic vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl combine all ingredients & whisk well.

Grilled Chicken
1 (4-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried parsley
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Heat a BBQ or grill pan to med-high heat.

Drizzle olive oil over chicken. Season both sides with garlic powder, parsley, salt, & pepper.

Grill over med-high heat until it releases easily, 4 to 5 min. Flip chicken & continue to grill for another 3 to 4 min. Reduce heat to med & continue to cook until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF, about 5 to 8 min.

Honey Garlic Meatballs & Fried ‘Rice’

Honey Garlic Meatballs
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground chicken
1 egg
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

In a small bowl whisk together honey, soy sauce, garlic, salt, & pepper.

In a large bowl mix together ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, & two thirds of honey garlic sauce. Be sure not to contaminate remaining sauce.

Shape meatballs & place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden & they have reached an internal temperature of 165°F, about 20 min. Brush remaining honey garlic sauce over meatballs & return to oven until glaze becomes sticky, another 3 to 5 min.

Cauliflower Fried Rice
1 Tbls sesame oil
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
2 cups frozen peas & carrots
1 garlic clove, minced
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups cauliflower rice
3 Tblss soy sauce
2 green onions, finely chopped

Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add onion & cook, stirring, until it begins to soften, 2 to 3 min. Add frozen peas & carrots & continue to cook for another minute. Add garlic & cook until it becomes fragrant, 30 seconds. Push vegetables to one side of pan & scramble egg in other side. Once eggs are cooked, 1 to 2 min, mix everything together & add cauliflower, soy sauce, & sriracha. Cook, stirring, until cauliflower is hot & begins to soften, 3 to 5 min. Stir in green onions.

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Week 3 | 5 Healthy Back-To-School MEAL PREP Recipes 2018

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Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta

Sundried Tomato Pesto
1 cup sundried tomatoes
1/2 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Add ingredients to a food processor except olive oil. Blend until it begins to break down. While blending, slowly drizzle in olive oil.

Pasta Salad
2 cups cooked fusilli
1/2 cup steamed asparagus
1 cup chopped baby spinach
1/4 cup baby bocconcini
1/4 cup diced tomatoes

In a small bowl toss pasta with pesto until it is evenly coated. Stir in spinach & asparagus. Arrange pasta in a container & top with bocconcini & diced tomatoes.

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Poppy Seed Dressing
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 Tbls apple cider vinegar
1 tsp agave
1 tsp poppy seeds
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Sonoma Chicken Salad
3/4 cup cooked shredded chicken
1/4 cup halved grapes
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 Tblss chopped pecans
2 Tblss poppyseed dressing
1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
3-5 Boston bibb lettuce leaves

Combine chicken, grapes, pecans, thyme leaves, & poppyseed dressing in a medium bowl. Toss well to coat. Serve with lettuce leaves.

Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherds Pie Filling
1 Tbls oil
3/4 cup stewing beef, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup frozen peas, carrots & corn
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbls flour
1/3 cup beef broth
2 tsps Worcestershire sauce
2 tsps tomato paste
1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add ground beef & cook until it begins to brown. Add onion & continue to cook until beef is cooked through, 3 to 4 min. Add garlic & cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in frozen vegetables & cook until heated through. Add flour & cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, thyme, rosemary, salt, & pepper. Cook, stirring, until sauce has thickened, 3 min.

Roasted Potatoes
1 cup diced potatoes
1 Tbls olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Toss potatoes with oil, garlic powder, rosemary, salt & pepper. Transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet & bake until they are tender & golden, 20 to 25 min.

Sides
Steamed green beans

Teriyaki Tofu with Edamame Salad

Teriyaki Tofu
3 Tblss vegetable broth
1 Tbls cornstarch
1 Tbls soy sauce
2 tsps honey
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 garlic clove, grated
1 Tbls sesame oil
1 cup diced extra firm tofu
1 Tbls sliced green onions
1/4 tsp sesame seeds

In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, honey, cornstarch, garlic & ginger. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over med-high heat. Add tofu & cook, stirring occasionally, until it is golden on all sides, 5 to 7 min. Once tofu is golden, reduce heat & pour over teriyaki sauce. Continue cooking while stirring until sauce thickens & tofu is well coated, 3 to 4 min. Top with green onion & sesame seeds.

Snap Pea & Edamame Salad
1 cup snap peas, halved & lightly steamed
1/2 cup shelled edamame, lightly steamed
1/2 cup julienned carrot
1/4 tsp sesame seeds
2 tsps sesame oil
2 tsps rice vinegar
2 tsps soy sauce
1 tsp agave

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients & toss well to coat.

Side
3/4 cup cooked rice

Spicy Pineapple Salmon

Pineapple Sriracha Salmon
1 (4-6 ounce) salmon fillet
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 Tbls soy sauce
1 Tbls chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sriracha
1 garlic clove, grated
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

In a small bowl whisk together pineapple juice, soy sauce, cilantro, honey, sriracha, garlic, & ginger. Add salmon to marinade & turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 min or up to 2 hours.

While it is marinating, preheat oven to 425ºF. Once salmon is ready, transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet & bake until salmon is fully cooked & flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 min.

Salad
2 cups chopped green leaf lettuce
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1 Tbls finely chopped red onion
1 Tbls chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tblss sesame ginger dressing
Lime wedge

Assemble salad starting with the lettuce. Top with cucumber, pineapple, green onion, cilantro & lime wedge. Add a small container of sesame ginger dressing on the side & toss just before serving.

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Miso Shrimp & Edamame Salad | Healthy Meal Prep

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Miso Shrimp & Edamame Salad

Shrimp & Edamame Salad
1 cup shelled edamame, lightly steamed
8-10 cooked & peeled shrimp
1/2 cup cucumber, halved, seeded & thinly sliced
1/2 cup radishes, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp green onion, finely sliced
Sesame seeds for garnish

Miso Sesame Dressing
2 Tbsps soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp miso paste
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

Sides
3/4 cup cooked brown rice

Begin with a layer of rice as the base for the box. Arrange remaining ingredients on top of rice. Garnish with green onion & sesame seeds. Add a small container of the dressing on the side. Dress just before enjoying.

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Week 2 | 5 Healthy Back-To-School MEAL PREP Recipes 2018

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Miso Shrimp & Edamame Salad

Shrimp & Edamame Salad
1 cup shelled edamame, lightly steamed
8-10 cooked & peeled shrimp
1/2 cup cucumber, halved, seeded & thinly sliced
1/2 cup radishes, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp green onion, finely sliced
Sesame seeds for garnish

Miso Sesame Dressing
2 Tbsps soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp miso paste
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

Sides
3/4 cup cooked brown rice

Begin with a layer of rice as the base for the box. Arrange remaining ingredients on top of rice. Garnish with green onion & sesame seeds. Add a small container of the dressing on the side. Dress just before enjoying.

Balsamic Grilled Vegetable Salad

Grilled Vegetables
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 red pepper, cut into strips
1/2 cup sliced zucchini or summer squash
1/2 cup sliced Italian eggplant
1/4 red onion, sliced into rings
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Season vegetables on both sides with the oil, Italian seasoning, salt, & pepper. Grill on both sides over med-high heat until vegetables begin to soften & grill marks appear, about 3 to 4 min per side.

Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsps olive oil
1 tsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl.

Sides
2 cups finely chopped kale
1/2 cup canned white kidney beans, drained & rinsed

Assemble salad by placing kale into the serving dish. Top with grilled vegetables & kidney beans. Add a small container of dressing on the side.

Easy Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsps soy sauce
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsps honey
1 tsp sesame oil
1 cup boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 shallot, sliced
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/4 cup julienned carrot
1 cup cooked chow mein noodles
1/2 cup bean sprouts
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce & honey. Set it aside.

Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken & season with salt & pepper to taste. Cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 8 min. Add the shallot, cabbage, & carrot & cook until vegetables begin to soften, 1 to 2 min. Add the noodles, beans sprouts, & sauce & cook for another 1 to 2 min.

Sides
1 Tbsp chopped green onion
Sesame seeds

Crunchy Rainbow Rolls

Rainbow Rolls
3 rice paper rounds
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 mango, thinly sliced
1/2 cup julienned carrot
1/2 cup julienned cucumber
1/2 cup julienned red cabbage

One at a time, soak a rice paper round in tepid water until it begins to soften, about 15 to seconds. Remove round from the water & place onto a cutting board. Place a third of the ingredients into the centre of the wrapper. Start by wrapping the bottom of the rice paper over the filling. Fold over the sides of the rice paper toward the centre of the roll & continue rolling up. Repeat until all of the rolls are filled.

*To keep the rainbow rolls soft, soak a piece of paper towel in water & place over rolls until ready to be eaten.

Mango Chili Sauce
1/2 cup mango, diced
1/2 lime, zest & juice
1/4 cup cilantro
1 Tbsp sliced red chili
1 tsp agave

Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.

Sides
1 cup edamame pods

Boil edamame in a small pot of water until edamame beans are tender, about 5 min. Drain edamame & sprinkle with sea salt to taste.

Salsa Verde Chicken

Salsa Verde Chicken
3/4 cup cooked shredded chicken
1/4 cup salsa verde (Recipe Available Here)
1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
Salt & freshly cracked pepper

Corn Salad
1 cup corn kernels
1/4 cup diced cucumber
1 Tbsp finely diced red onion
1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 lime, zest & juice
1/8 tsp ground cumin
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl toss ingredients together until well combined.

Cilantro Lime Rice
3/4 cup cooked white rice
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 lime, zest & juice
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Combine ingredients together & season with salt & pepper to taste.

Sides
Lime wedge

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Deconstructed Egg Rolls

Egg Roll Filling
1 Tbsp sesame oil
3/4 cup ground pork
1/4 cup diced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sriracha
2 Tbsps chopped green onion
Sesame seeds for garnish

Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over med-high heat. Add pork & cook, breaking it up with the side of a spoon, until it is no longer pink, 6 to 8 min. Add onion & cook until it softens, 3 min. Add garlic & ginger & cook until it is fragrant, 30 seconds. Add cabbage, carrot, soy sauce, rice vinegar, & sriracha. Cook until the vegetables begin to soften, 2 to 3 min. Serve topped with green onions & sesame seeds.

Crispy Wonton Crackers
4 wonton wrappers, cut into quarters
1 Tbsp sesame oil
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Arrange wonton wrappers on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush them with oil & season them with salt & pepper to taste.

Sides
3/4 cup cooked rice

Jerk Shrimp with Mango Salsa

Jerk Shrimp
3/4 cup peeled shrimp
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp jerk seasoning
Salt & pepper

Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Arrange shrimp on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil & season liberally with jerk seasoning, salt, & pepper. Bake until shrimp is pink & opaque, about 8 min.

Rice & Peas
1/4 cup white rice
1/4 cup canned red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 cup water
3 Tbsps coconut milk
1/4 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/8 ground allspice
1 Tbsp chopped green onions
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

In a small saucepan bring rice, water, coconut milk, ginger, & allspice to a simmer & cover. Cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 10 to 15 min. Turn off heat & let rest, covered, for 5 min.

Mango Salad
1/2 cup diced mango
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 Tbsp minced red onion
1/2 lime, zest & juice
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt & freshly black pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl & mix well.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
1 pound ground chicken
1 egg
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup hot sauce, divided
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
In a large bowl, mix chicken, egg, blue cheese, green onion & half of the hot sauce until it is well combined. Using hands, shape meatballs & place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF, 20-25 min. Remove meatballs from oven & brush with remaining hot sauce.

Salad
2 cups chopped green leaf lettuce
1/4 cup finely sliced celery
1/4 cup finely sliced carrot
1 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese
2 Tbsp blue cheese dressing

Arrange salad in a container or serving dish. Top with meatballs. Add a small container of dressing on the side.

Italian Tortellini Salad

Italian Salad
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup cooked tortellini
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup baby bocconcini
1/4 cup diced salami
1/4 cup green olives

Dressing
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsps red wine vinegar
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chipotle Chicken
2 tsps oil
3/4 cup ground chicken
1/4 cup finely diced red pepper
1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
1/4 cup canned black beans, drained & rinsed
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 green onion, finely sliced
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Heat oil in a skillet over med-high heat. Add chicken & cook until it is no longer pink, about 6 min. Add pepper & cook until it softens, 3 min. Add corn, beans, chipotle, & garlic & cook until corn is heated through. Stir in green onion & season with salt & pepper to taste.

Tomato Salsa
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 Tbsp chopped green onion
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 tsp ground cumin
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
1/2 lime, juice

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Sides
3-5 Boston bibb lettuce leaves
Lime wedges

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Rainbow Crunch Salad
Servings: 1
Cal: 604

Dressing:
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey
Salt & freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots
1/2 yellow bell peppers, diced
1/2 cup seeded & diced cucumber
1/2 cups thinly sliced radishes

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt & pepper. Set aside. Assemble salad by arranging all of the vegetables in a serving dish & topping with dressing.

Herb & Garlic Baked Chicken Breast
1 (4-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried basil
Salt & freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

Place chicken onto a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil & season with garlic powder, thyme leaves, oregano, basil & salt & pepper to taste. Bake chicken until it’s cooked through, about 25 to 30 min.

Herb & Garlic Quinoa
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 garlic clove, grated
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
Salt & freshly cracked black pepper

Combine all of the ingredients together.

Chili Stuffed Peppers
Servings: 1
Cal: 602

Chili Stuffed Pepper
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup ground turkey
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
1 red pepper, halved & seeds removed (leave green stems on)
Salt & freshly cracked black pepper
2 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
Cilantro to garnish

In a large skillet over med-high heat, heat oil. Add onion & cook for 1 to 2 min. Add garlic & cook until fragrant. Add turkey & continue to cook until it is no longer pink. Season with chili powder. Add beans & diced tomatoes. Cook until the mixture has thickened slightly, about 4 to 5 min. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

Place red pepper halves into a baking dish. Fill each pepper half with chili mixture. Top with cheddar cheese & bake until peppers begin to soften, about 15 to 20 min.

Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Cilantro Lime Rice
3/4 cup cooked white rice
1/2 lime, zest & juice
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
Salt & freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.

Healthy Chickpea & Dill Salad
Servings: 1
Cal: 439

Marinated Dill Pickle Chickpeas on Spinach
1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed & drained
1/4 cup diced cucumber
1/4 cup diced celery
2 Tbsp finely diced dill pickles
1 Tbsp minced red onion
1 Tbsp dill pickle brine
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp chopped dill
2 cups baby spinach
Salt & freshly cracked black pepper to taste
Lemon wedge for garnish

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Allow chickpeas to sit for at least an hour in the fridge before serving over  baby spinach.

Protein-Packed Tuna Salad
Servings: 1
Cal: 418

Tuna Salad
1 can of tuna, drained
1 Tbsp minced red onion
1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
2 Tbsp mayonnaise

Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl.

Crunchy Romaine Salad
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced celery

Place the romaine into a serving dish. Top with radishes & celery.

Sides
Hard boiled egg
Lemon wedge

Healthy Beef & Broccoli
Servings: 1
Cal: 518

Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry
1/3 cup beef broth
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp cornstarch
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp sesame oil or vegetable oil
1 (4-ounce) striploin or sirloin steak, thinly sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
1/4 tsp sesame seeds
1 green onion, sliced on the bias

In a small bowl, whisk together broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, garlic & ginger. Set aside.

In a large wok or skillet, heat oil over med-high heat. Add steak & cook, tossing often until it is almost cooked through, about 3 min. Add broccoli to the pan & pour over the sauce. Cover pan & cook until broccoli is bright green & tender crisp, about 2 to 3 min.

Garnish with sesame seeds & green onion.

Rice
3/4 cup cooked white rice

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Chicken Thighs with Mushroom & Onion Gravy
4 chicken thighs
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
½ cup onions, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp rosemary, chopped
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 tbsp flour
¾-1 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp parsley, chopped for garnish
Oil
Salt and pepper

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. While oil is heating, season chicken with salt, pepper and thyme. Carefully place chicken, skin side down, onto the hot skillet. Cook until golden brown and flip. Continue to fry until mostly cooked through. Remove Chicken from skillet and set aside. Add onions and mushrooms to pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until they have softened and begin to brown. Add garlic and remaining herbs and cook until fragrant. Stir in flour and cook for another minute. Slowly pour in chicken broth and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and return chicken to the gravy, skin side up. Reduce heat to a simmer and finish cooking your chicken. Garnish with parsley.
Enjoy!

Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice
3-4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning (or 1 lemon, zested, ½ tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste)
½ cup onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup rice
2 ¼ cups chicken broth
1 cup asparagus, chopped
1 tbsp parsley for garnish
1 lemon, sliced for garnish
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. While oil is heating, season chicken with lemon pepper to taste. Carefully place chicken onto hot skillet. Brown chicken on both sides, but do not cook all the way through. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add onion to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until they soften. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add rice, chicken broth and remaining lemon pepper seasoning and mix well. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 6-8 minutes and stir in asparagus. Nestle in chicken breasts and lemon slices. Cover the skillet and simmer for another 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and liquid has been completely been absorbed. Garnish with parsley.
Enjoy!

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
Sauce:
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp soy sauce
¾ cup chicken broth
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cornstarch

Stir Fry:
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 cup broccoli florets
2 carrots, peeled and sliced on the bias
½ cup onion, sliced
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until chicken is almost cooked through. Add carrots and onion to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add broccoli and pour over sauce and mix well. Cover skillet with lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until broccoli is cooked through.
Enjoy!

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Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie
Cauliflower Mash:
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tbsp butter
Splash of milk (optional)
1 tbsp parsley, chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Filling:
2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, finely diced
1 celery stalk, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary, chopped
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup beef broth
2 cups frozen peas and carrots
½ cup frozen corn
oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Steam cauliflower in a large pot for 12-15 minutes, or until tender. Using a potato masher, mash cauliflower and add butter and season with salt and pepper to taste. If cauliflower mash is too thick, thin out with a splash of milk. Set aside.

To make ground beef mixture, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add butter. Once butter has melted, add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add beef and cook until no longer pink. Stir in tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, thyme, rosemary and broth. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until beef broth has mostly evaporated. Stir in frozen vegetables and transfer to an oven safe baking dish. Top with cauliflower mash. Bake at 400ºF for 25-30 minutes.
Enjoy!
*To make things even tastier, try adding ½ cup of cheddar cheese on top of the cauliflower mash then bake.
*If cooking from frozen, add on another 30-40 minutes to cooking time. If shepherd’s pie is browning too quickly, top with aluminum foil. If possible, to reduce cooking time, allow to completely thaw before baking.

Chicken Chili
Chili:
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
2 cans red kidney beans
1 cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Cornbread topping:
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
¼ cup melted butter
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
½ jalapeno, minced
¼ cup green onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno cut into circles for garnish

To make chili, heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Add onion, celery and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add chipotle in adobo sauce. Cook until fragrant. Add chili powder, oregano and cumin and mix well. Add beans, chicken, corn, tomatoes, broth and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 25-30 minutes or until chili has thickened and vegetables are cooked through.

To make cornbread, in a large bowl, whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar until well combined. In a smaller bowl, whisk eggs, milk and melted butter. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir in cheddar cheese, jalapeno and green onion. Spread cornbread mixture over the chili and bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes, or until cornbread is cooked through.
Enjoy!

Stuffed Pepper Casserole
1lb ground turkey or chicken
1 onion, diced
3 bell peppers, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 cup rice
1 14oz can diced tomatoes
1 ½ cups chicken broth
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion, peppers and turkey. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until turkey is cooked through. Add garlic, smoked paprika and rice and cook until garlic is fragrant. Add broth and diced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce to a simmer and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked through. Transfer to an oven safe baking dish and bake at 375ºF for 20-25 minutes. If cooking from frozen, add another 30 minutes to cook time, or ideally allow to thaw completely and cook for 20-25 minutes.
Enjoy!

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5 Healthy Lettuce Wraps | Back-To-School 2017

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Back-to-School Recipes
5 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas
Healthy Lunch Recipes
Healthy Snack Recipes

Frequently Used & Favorite Items

Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap
3-5 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaves
1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
1 avocado, sliced
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3 bacon slice, cooked and chopped
1 tbsp ranch dressing

Vegetarian Lettuce Wrap
1 cup extra firm tofu, crumbled
½ cup cremini mushrooms, finely diced
¼ cup onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp ginger, freshly grated
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili flakes
oil

Toppings:
3 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaves
⅛ cup green onion, sliced
¼ cup carrot, shredded
Sesame seeds for garnish

In a large pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onions and mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until onions soften. Add tofu and cook for another 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant. Add hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and chili flakes. Mix well. To assemble wraps, spoon tofu mixture into the lettuce leaves and top with carrot, green onion and sesame seeds.
Enjoy!

Mango Shrimp Wrap
3-5 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaves
1 cup cooked shrimp, peeled and chopped
¾ cup mango, diced
1 chili, minced
¼ cup cucumber, finely diced
¼ cup red onion, finely diced
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste

Top lettuce leaves with shrimp, mango, cucumber, red onion. Garnish with chili, cilantro and fresh lime juice.
Enjoy!

Apple Pecan Chicken Wraps
Filling:
½ cup greek yogurt
1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp honey (optional)
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 apple, diced

Toppings:
3-5 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaves
¼ cup pecans, chopped
¼ cup dried cranberries

In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, rosemary, dijon and honey. Add chicken and apples, and mix well. Assemble wraps by filling lettuce leaves with chicken mixture. Top with pecans and cranberries.
Enjoy!

Taco Wraps
Filling:
1lb ground turkey
½ cup onion, finely diced
1 red pepper, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp taco seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
oil

Toppings:
3-5 large romaine or bibb lettuce leaf
2 tbsp sour cream
¼ cup cheddar, shredded
Cilantro for garnish

In a large pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion, red pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add turkey and continue to cook until everything is cooked through. Add garlic, taco seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another minute or until garlic is fragrant. Assemble tacos by filling lettuce leaves with taco mixture. Top with sour cream and cheddar cheese. Sprinkle over cilantro.
Enjoy!

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