Monday, June 26, 2017

Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese and Citrus Maple Dijon

This didn't sound very good to me, but um - it was AMAZING!!!  I couldn't get enough of it!!  I LOVED this burger!!!
1 RED, 1 GREEN (arugula), 1/2 BLUE

1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub honey)
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 pound lean ground turkey or chicken
2/3 cup of crumbly goat cheese (I used the honey goat cheese from Aldi)
salt and pepper
arugula or mixed greens

For the Citrus Maple Dijon: Whisk together in a small bowl the mustard, maple syrup,
orange juice, lemon and orange zest, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours to allow the flavors to
meld. Taste and add more maple if desired.

For the burgers: Preheat the grill to high or an oiled grill pan/cast iron pan to medium
high. Form the meat into four, 4-ounce burgers. Sprinkle the burgers on both sides with
salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. During the last
minutes of cooking, add goat cheese to each burger, cover the grill/pan with foil and let
the cheese soften slightly, about 1 minute. Place cooked burgers on a bed of arugula and
drizzle with the Maple Citrus Dijon. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Looking for a healthy summer treat -- look no further!!
4 servings: 1 purple

1½-inch thick slice fresh watermelon, cut into 4 wedges (quarters)
4 Tbsp. reduced fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
4 medium strawberries, sliced
2 Tbsp. fresh blueberries
¼ cup fresh blackberries
1 kiwi fruit, cut into 4 slices
4 fresh mint leaves

Spread each watermelon wedge with 1 Tbsp. yogurt. Top evenly with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and a kiwi slice.

Garnish with mint leaves; serve immediately.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

This is fix approved, Vegan, Paleo approved, and Gluten free…and it’s DESSERT!!  Doesn’t get much better than that!!
½ purple, ¼ green, ½ blue
1 cup fresh rhubarb, diced
2 cups of strawberries, diced
2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
2/3 cup almond flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Sprinkle of sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, toss rhubarb and berries with 1 tablespoon maple syrup.

Divide mixture between 4 small baking ramekins or one medium baking dish.

Toss almond flour with 1 tablespoon maple syrup, cinnamon, and sea salt.

Divide the topping over the berries.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until berries are bubbling and topping is golden.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Cauliflower Potato Salad

The first thing that comes to mind when I think summer BBQs is POTATO SALAD!!!  That’s a staple at every summer potluck I’ve ever been to, so I found a recipe that is CLEAN and oh, so yummy!!!
Serves 8 – 1 cup/serving: 1 green, ½ teaspoon

6 cups cauliflower florets
2 cups assorted chopped veggies (I used cucumber, red onion, bell pepper and carrots)

For The Sauce
4 tsp mayo (homemade is the best!)
4 Tbs plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp spicy brown mustard
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp dried onion flakes
1/2 tsp dried dill
Sea salt to taste

Steam the cauliflower for about 5-6 minutes or until just tender. You don't want it to be fully cooked because you want to retain that 'bite' to it!

Allow the cauliflower to cool off before adding the other veggies to it in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix together all ingredients for the sauce. Add into the bowl with all the veggies and stir until all vegetables are evenly coated. Season with sea salt to taste (about 1/4 tsp or so)

Cover and refrigerate until serving

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Peanut Butter Apple Nachos

I have another amazing app I will be making instead of my “go to” guac and chips J  It also will help with that sweet craving, and maybe curb that liquid yellow J
Depends on how many you eat J : purple, teaspoon, orange
1-2 apples
3 tablespoons Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons Shredded Coconut
Peanut Butter Baking Chips
Mini Semi- Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips
Your other favorite toppings...

Thinly slices your apples and lay on top of a platter.

Mix together peanut butter and honey, place in microwave for 15 second increments until slightly melted and it reaches a drizzle type consistency.

Drizzle peanut butter mixture on top of apples.

Sprinkle shredded coconut, peanut butter chips and mini baking chips on top. OR Add your desired toppings.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

 I love this one because it’s delicious but also on plan – and it fills me up in case there isn’t anything else fixed approved at the BBQ!  OR I find it tides me over enough till dinner, so that I don’t find myself going for other “non fix approved” apps! 

Serves 4 – 1 red

1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 limes, juice and zest or 1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, coarsely chopped (optional)
1 clove garlic, grated
salt and pepper to taste

Marinate the shrimp in the mixture of the lime juice, zest, oil, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, salt and pepper for 30 minutes.

Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Since it’s summer time – that means lots of friend and family get togethers!!  This yummy recipe would be amazing to have as an appetizer OR a dessert at your summer hang outs!!  Very easy and it’s fixed approved!!!
Serves 1 – 1 yellow, 1 purple, 1 teaspoon (oils), 2 teaspoons (coffee section)

1 (6 inch) whole wheat tortilla shell
1/2 small gala apple
1/2 purple container of frozen strawberries (partially thawed)
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
2 teaspoons of raw sugar (coffee section, max amount for day)
Cinnamon to taste (Free)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Put your teaspoon of coconut oil in a small dish and melt it in the microwave (should only take a few seconds)

In a small dish place one of your teaspoons of raw sugar and sprinkle some cinnamon in until you get a nice even mixture of cinnamon to sugar. Place bowl to the side.

Take the tortilla shell and put it on a cutting board. Brush some of the coconut oil onto the tortilla shell until it has a slight coating over the whole shell. Then sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the tortilla shell. 

Cut the tortilla into small triangles (chips), and then transfer the chips over to a non-stick baking sheet. 
Place in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes. 

While the chips are baking take your partially thawed strawberries and blend them and also dice up your apple into small pieces. Put the diced apples and blended strawberries into a small bowl. Sprinkle over your last teaspoon of sugar and mix. Put the bowl to the side

Once the chips are done, let them cool and then enjoy!