Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ham and Egg Cups

Adapted From: Fit Sugar

Do you still need a quick Easter breakfast? Or are you wondering what you are going to do with all that left over ham? These are awesome! We have made egg cups with turkey and bacon but this week in honor of Easter I broke down and made them with ham! Easter is my yearly holiday shift at the hospital but I will gladly be snacking on these babies before work!

The Fixin's
12 Slices of Deli Ham
12 Eggs
Garlic Salt

Let's Cook Dinner
Grease muffin baking sheet
Preheat oven to 350
Place one slice of ham on the bottom of each muffin cup
Crack one egg into each cup
Top with pepper and garlic salt
Bake for 20 minutes

Monday, March 25, 2013

Avocado Chicken Salad

Adapted From: Your World: healthy and Natural

This was so so so good! I am not a huge chicken salad but after hearing how awesome this recipe was I knew I needed to try it. This would be perfect to make for lunch and eat all week. It's full of protein and so much better for you than normal chicken salad. I ate mine with carrots and also plain. I am also considering adding some chopped tomatoes next time. Before you start this recipe you need to shred the chicken, I like to boil mine with water and seasonings. Check out this site for some great photos and instructions.

The Fixin's
3 Chicken Breasts
3 Avocado's
6 Tablespoons Lime Juice
1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Parsley
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper

Let's Cook Dinner
Cook and shred chicken
Peal and slice avocado's
Place avocado's, lime juice, yogurt, olive oil, and spices in a blender or food processor
Blend until well mixed
Combine with chicken in a large mixing bowl
Chill and serve with veggies

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Turkey Taco Burgers

Adapted From:

Ok I will be totally honest and agree with you that these look and sound pretty weird BUT just trust me on this one. I was so nervous, I started eating mine before I decided I wanted to take a pictures and share it with you guys! Lucky for me, they are great! As you can see, I had a hard time getting the veggies to stay on top of my burger, so I ended up serving it on a bed of greens and veggies!

The Fixin's
1 lb Ground Turkey or Chicken
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Crush Red Pepper
2 Tomatoes
1 Bell Pepper
2 Cups Fresh Spinach

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 350F
Whisk eggs in a large mixing bowl
Add 2 tablespoons of cheese, turkey, and all spices
Mix with your hands until well blended
Four 4 burger patties
Place on a baking sheet lined with greased tin foil
Bake for 15 minutes
Bake for 15 minutes
Top with slices tomato, bell pepper, and spinach
Top with cheese
Bake for an additional 5 minutes

Friday, March 8, 2013

Stove Top Salmon Patties

Adapted from: Moore Family Food

Remember the salmon cakes that I made a few weeks ago? Well I had planned on making them today for lunch but my muffin pan was not cooperating, so I made these babies instead! I combined a few recipes to adjust from my traditional tuna cakes and I am in LOVE. After a crazy crossfit workout this morning, a protein packed lunch was just what I needed. I topped mine with dill relish and a bit of ketchup and mustard!

The Fixin's
1 14oz Can Salmon
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
6 Tablespoons Almond Flour
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Cajun Seasoning

Let's Cook Dinner
Beat eggs
Drain salmon
Mix all the "fixin's" together into a mixing bowl
Form 8 patties and place on a plate
Heat olive oil in a large skillet
Cook patties for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cajun Stuffed Chicken

Adapted: Cooking Creation

This was soooo amazing and a nice way to change it up. I don't bake chicken too often but it was so cold outside that having the oven on was a nice way to make the apartment nice and warm. I will warn you this is pretty spicy so you might want to cut down the Cajun seasoning.

The Fixin's
3-4 Chicken Breasts
4 Cups of Fresh Spinach
3/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Almond Flour or Breadcrumbs
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 350F
In a mixing bowl combine olive oil, Cajun seasoning, almond flour, salt, and pepper
Toss chicken in the mixture
Line a baking sheet with tin foil and grease it with olive oil or cooking spray
Place chicken on the baking sheet
Make a deep cut in the center of each chicken breast
In a skillet cook down spinach until it is soft
Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted
Stuff the mixture into the chicken, letting the extra spill onto the sides
Bake for 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sausage Meatza Pizza

Adapted From: Moore Family Food

Remember the mexican meatza I made a few months ago? It is the best paleo pizza "crust" that I have made to date. We had a pound of sausage laying around and I thought maybe I could make a more traditional pizza using the same recipe! This was just as awesome and a great way to mix it up!

The Fixin's
1 lb Sausage
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Parsley
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/2 Cup Marinna Sauce
1/2 Cup Cheese
10-12 Pepperonis

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
In a mixing bowl combine ground sausage and all seasonings
Form sausage into a ball and cut in half into two balls
Spray two 8 inch cake pans with cooking spray
Press sausage into the bottom of the cake pans to form an even, thin crust
Bake for 15 minutes
Remove from oven
Top with sauce, pepperoni, and cheese
Bake for 10- 15 more minutes