Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Creamy Lemon Caesar Dressing

Have your croutons and eat them too with this lighter version of Caesar salad that’s high in protein but low in calories.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad w Lemon Caesar Dressing Recipe

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with Creamy Lemon Caesar Dressing

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:
3 romaine lettuce heads, chopped (or torn)
12 oz grilled chicken breast, boneless, skinless, sliced
¾ cup Creamy Lemon Caesar Dressing
¼ cup whole wheat croutons
¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese (about ¾ oz)

Preparation:
1. Place lettuce and chicken in a large serving bowl.
2. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to blend.
3. Sprinkle with croutons and cheese.

Nutritional Information (per Serving):
Calories: 239
Total Fat: 10 g
Total Carbohydrates: 14 g (Fiber: 7 g; Sugar: 6 g)
Protein: 25 g

Shrimp Tacos

These seasoned shrimp tacos get spice and flavor from cumin and chili powder and are topped with lots of fresh veggies.

Shrimp Taco Recipe

Shrimp Tacos

Total Time: 18 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 3 min.
Yield: 4 servings, 2 tacos each

Ingredients:
1½ tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¾ tsp. ground cumin, divided use
½ tsp. ground chili powder
1 lb. raw medium shrimp, cleaned, deveined
¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. finely chopped lime peel
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
8 corn tortillas (or 6-inch whole wheat tortillas), warm
1 cup shredded red and green cabbage
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 medium avocado, sliced
Fresh cilantro sprigs (for garnish; optional)
Fresh lime wedges (for garnish; optional)

Preparation:
1. Combine oil, garlic, ½ tsp. cumin, chili powder, and shrimp in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
2. Combine yogurt, remaining ¼ tsp. cumin, lime peel, lime juice, and cilantro in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
3. Heat medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
4. Add shrimp mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until shrimp is firm and opaque.
5. Top each tortilla evenly with cabbage, tomato, shrimp, and avocado.
6. Garnish with cilantro and lime if desired; drizzle each taco with a small spoonful of yogurt mixture.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving):
Calories: 308
Total Fat: 12 g
Total Carbohydrates: 33 g (Fiber: 8 g; Sugars: 3 g)
Protein: 21 g

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Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Sweet pineapple and crunchy radishes go perfectly with tender, slow-cooked pork loin in these mouth-watering tacos.

Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos Recipe

Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Total Time: 4 hrs. 30 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 4 hours
Yield: 4 servings, 2 tacos each

Ingredients:
1 lb. raw pork loin, boneless, visible fat removed, cut into 4 large pieces
1 (7-oz.) can sliced jalapeños (optional)
1½ cups tomatillo salsa (or salsa verde)
½ cup finely cubed fresh pineapple
2 medium shallots, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
¼ tsp. ground cumin
8 corn tortillas (or 6-inch whole wheat tortillas), warm
½ cup thinly sliced radishes

Preparation:
1. Place pork loin, jalapenos, and tomatillo salsa in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or until pork is no longer pink and shreds easily.
2. Remove pork from liquid. Cool for 20 minutes. Shred pork, discarding any visible fat.
3. Combine pineapple, shallots, lime juice, and cumin; mix well. Set aside.
4. Top each tortilla evenly with pork, salsa, and radishes.

Nutrition Facts (per Serving):
Calories: 301
Fat: 7 g
Carbohydrates: 31 g (Fiber: 5 g; Sugars: 4 g)
Protein: 25 g

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Chicken and Veggie Fajitas

It’s officially summer… and today is TACO TUESDAY! Let’s celebrate with this Mexican-inspired delicious restaurant favorite that is easy to make at home! Our fajita version is healthy and packed with a rainbow of vegetables.

Chicken and Veggie Healthy Fajitas Recipe

Chicken & Veggie Fajitas

Total Time: 53 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 7 min.
Yield: 4 servings, 2 fajitas each

Ingredients:
1 tsp. chili powder
1 dash sea salt
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. olive oil, divided use
4 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into ½-inch strips
½ medium green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
½ medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
½ medium yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 yellow (or orange) carrot, sliced thin
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
8 (6-inch) whole wheat (or corn) tortillas, warm
½ cup fresh tomato salsa (pico de gallo)
Lime wedges (for garnish; optional)

Preparation:
1. Combine chili powder, salt, cumin, garlic powder, and 1 tsp. oil in large re-sealable plastic bag.
2. Add chicken; mix gently to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Heat remaining 1 tsp .oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Empty contents of bag into skillet; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Add bell peppers, onion, and carrot; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender-crisp. Remove from heat.
5. Add lime juice; mix well.
6. Top each tortilla evenly with chicken mixture and salsa; garnish with lime wedges if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories: 326
Total Fat: 9 g
Total Carbs: 32 g (Fiber: 3 g; Sugars: 3 g)
Protein: 28 g

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Scrambled Egg Whites with Steamed Sweet Potato

By adding sweet potatoes as a side to your scrambled egg whites, you add even more nutrients to your breakfast plate. Rosemary adds great, fresh flavor. If you don’t have rosemary you can use any fresh herb you like; try thyme, chives, or cilantro.

Save time by making this breakfast with leftover roasted or baked sweet potatoes. Or, instead of steaming, you can quickly cook one in a microwave while you prepare the rest of this breakfast.  Pierce a sweet potato four to five times with a fork, and microwave it on high for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Peel it and cut into pieces, or slice it in half and scoop out the center.

Sweet Potato and Eggs Healthy Recipe

Scrambled Egg Whites with Steamed Sweet Potato

Total Time: 16 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 11 min.
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
Water
½ large sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 tsp. olive oil
2 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and chopped, stems discarded

Preparation:
1. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil over high heat. Place sweet potato in top of steamer; steam for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fork-tender. Set aside.
2. Combine egg whites and egg in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
4. Add egg mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until set.
5. Place eggs and sweet potato on a serving plate. Sprinkle sweet potato with rosemary; serve immediately.

Tip: Sweet potato can also be cooked in a microwave. Pierce clean sweet potato 4 to 5 times with a fork. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Peel and cut into pieces.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 238
Total Fat: 10 g
Total Carbs: 15 g (Fiber: 2 g; Sugar: 4 g)
Protein: 22 g

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Huevos Rancheros

This Mexican egg dish makes a perfect breakfast/brunch! The recipe is already protein-packed, but you can add black beans to up the grams (and flavor) even more!

Huevos rancheros healthy recipe

Huevos Rancheros

Total Time: 35 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 25 min.
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
2 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (4-oz.) can diced green chiles
½ tsp. ground chili powder
¼ tsp. sea salt
Nonstick cooking spray
4 large eggs
4 corn tortillas, warm
2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
2 Tbsp. shredded Monterey jack cheese
Cilantro leaves (for garnish; optional)

Preparation:
1. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
3. Add tomatoes and green chiles; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
4. Season with chili powder and salt; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside.
5. Heat large nonstick skillet, lightly coated with spray, over medium heat.
6. Add eggs one at a time, taking care egg whites don’t touch; cook, covered, for 3 minutes. Remove lid. Cook to desired yolk consistency. Remove from heat.
7. Top each tortilla evenly with onion mixture. Top gently with egg and top evenly with red onion and cheese.
8. Garnish with a cilantro leaf if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 191
Total Fat: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 19 g (Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 5 g)
Protein: 9 g

Lentil Lime Salad

Lentils are filling because they are packed with protein and fiber. This simple preparation is inspired by a recipe in the Ultimate Reset clean eating plan, but you can enjoy this Lentil Lime Salad any time. Serve it as is, mound it atop leafy greens, or pair it with lean protein.

Lentil Lime Salad Healthy Recipe

Lentil Lime Salad

Total Time: 2 hrs. 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 cup cooked green lentils
1 medium carrot, shredded
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1½ tsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
Braggs Liquid Aminos
Himalayan salt (to taste; optional)
¼ tsp. ground cumin (to taste; optional)
Fresh herbs like basil and oregano (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Combine lentils, carrot, cilantro, oil, lime juice, Braggs Liquid Aminos, salt (if desired), cumin (if desired), and herbs (if desired) to lentils; toss gently to blend.
2. Let salad marinate, covered, in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 326
Total Fat: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 49 g (Fiber: 18 g; Sugar: 7 g)
Protein: 19 g

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