Chicken with Veggies

I don't know about you, but vegetables look even yummier to me during the summer. Or maybe it's the warm weather that does it. LOL As many of you know, I'm all about quick, easy, and convenient food preparation. Pictured above is the following: Top left - yellow squash, green squash, portabello mushrooms and onion. I did not use any "drizzles" of olive oil and not one piece stuck to … [Read more...]

Sistema Steamer

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to steam your vegetables? I love my Sistema steamer.  Just add some water at the bottom, fill it up with veggies, put on the lid (make sure the vent is open at the top) and microwave for about 5 minutes. I purchased my Sistema steamer on Amazon for about $10.  This is the medium size. (I think it also comes in small and XL). … [Read more...]

Veggies and Dip

Ingredients 113 grams (about 1/2 cup) Friendship 1% cottage cheese 2 - 3 Tablespoons water 1 - 3 Teaspoons Ranch salad dressing mix Veggies of choice - carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cherry tomatoes   Directions Add cottage cheese to blender.  Add water 1 tablespoon at a time and blend until desired consistency.  Add ranch salad dressing mix 1 teaspoon … [Read more...]

Food Preparation

We all have busy lives - working, running kids around, family obligations etc.  That is why food preparation is key when fat loss is your goal.  It saves time and helps with the BLTs (Bites, Licks and Tastes) so we are not waiting too long for food to cook when we come home at the end of a long day. I purchase the 10 lbs bags of individual chicken breasts at Costco.  They are already … [Read more...]

Ground Turkey Mash Up

Ingredients 4 oz Ground turkey 99% fat free (cooked) 60 grams Red kidney beans (sliced in half) Mushrooms, chopped and sautéed 113 grams Friendship 1% cottage cheese     Directions Saute 99% fat free ground turkey in pan.  Season with sea salt, garlic powder, minced onion and cumin .  Place ground turkey in bowl, add mushrooms, kidney beans and cottage cheese.  Mix … [Read more...]

Chicken Avocado Salsa

Ingredients 3 oz Chicken breast (cooked) 2 Tablespoon salsa 25 grams Avocado (chopped) 7 grams 2% Colby & Monterey Jack cheese 100 grams Spaghetti squash (recipe to make can be found here http://inspirefitnessnj.com/spaghetti-squash/ )     Directions Grill or bake chicken breast.  Place cooked spaghetti squash on plate. Place chicken breast on spaghetti … [Read more...]

Chocolate Protein Cake Bites

Ingredients 120 grams oatmeal, grinded (like flour) 65 grams Muscleology whey chocolate protein powder 15 grams unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 4 egg whites 3.9 oz unsweetened applesauce 3 oz banana, mashed 4 oz water   Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. LIGHTLY spray an 8x8 baking dish. Mix together in a medium bowl the grinded … [Read more...]

Zucchini Pasta with the Veggetti

Ingredients 2 Zucchini 4 Plum tomatoes, chopped 1/2 Small onion, chopped 1 Clove garlic 1/2 tsp Oregano Sea salt and black pepper to taste 4 oz 99% Fat free ground turkey, cooked   Directions Hold the Veggetti over a bowl and twist the zucchini while pushing forward.  Make sure to separate the zucchini into edible lengths (I didn't do this the first time I used it … [Read more...]

Chicken Fajita Roll Ups

Ingredients 3 1/2 oz cooked chicken (you can sprinkle with taco seasoning mix when cooking for extra flavor) Onions, sliced Green and red pepper, sliced Mushrooms 2 tablespoons Salsa Romaine lettuce leaves   Directions Saute onions, peppers, and mushrooms in pan (or vegetables of your choice). Shred chicken and add onions, peppers and mushrooms in bowl along with salsa. … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients 1 Spaghetti Squash Seal salt (if desired) Cinnamon (if desired) Nutmeg (if desired)   Directions Poke the squash all over with a fork. Place in microwave for 5 - 7 minutes depending on the size of the squash.  Cut squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds with a large spoon.  Place squash skin side down on baking sheet.  Sprinkle with seasonings of choice.  I prefer … [Read more...]