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  • Cilantro Lemon Chicken with Roasted Brussel Sprouts - Didn’t have time to prep dinner early? No worries! Bright lemon and fresh zesty cilantro give a vibrant flavor to chicken breasts. You can make the breasts whole, or cut them into pieces and serve over a salad or cauliflower rice. You could even prepare this on the grill! This meal is full of fresh...
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  • slow cooker pork chops Slow Cooker Pork Chops - It is definitely World Cup time in my house. With a husband from Germany, a brother-in-law from Argentina, and a lot of friends from the good old USA….it seems every single game is playing in my house. And with all of that “friendly” competition going on in my living room, who wants to be in...
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  • photo (26) Chicken Nachos - If you could pick a favorite food, what would it be? One that tops my list is nachos. But sadly, since tortilla chips are a main ingredient of nachos, the starch factor is hard to avoid. UNTIL NOW!! Well, I actually got this idea from one of my patients. Turkey pepperoni as chips. Genius!!! Just...
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Cilantro Lemon Chicken with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Didn’t have time to prep dinner early? No worries!

Bright lemon and fresh zesty cilantro give a vibrant flavor to chicken breasts. You can make the breasts whole, or cut them into pieces and serve over a salad or cauliflower rice. You could even prepare this on the grill! This meal is full of fresh summertime flavors, but best of all- it is quick, and will leave you feeling satisfied.

slow cooker pork chops

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

It is definitely World Cup time in my house. With a husband from Germany, a brother-in-law from Argentina, and a lot of friends from the good old USA….it seems every single game is playing in my house. And with all of that “friendly” competition going on in my living room, who wants to be in the kitchen?!

That’s why I love my wonderful little slow cooker and the magic meals that seem to appear out of thin air. Keep reading for a super easy and delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Chops and how to steam green beans at the same time in your slow cooker.

slow cooker pork chops When I say this recipe is easy, I mean it’s on a different level of easy. Like a using a Staples button kind of easy. 🙂

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Chicken Nachos

If you could pick a favorite food, what would it be? One that tops my list is nachos. But sadly, since tortilla chips are a main ingredient of nachos, the starch factor is hard to avoid. UNTIL NOW!!

Well, I actually got this idea from one of my patients. Turkey pepperoni as chips. Genius!!! Just pop those babies in the microwave on a paper towel for a few minutes and you have crispy, high protein crisps. Read on for the full recipe for Chicken Nachos.

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If you are a nacho lover, as I am, then I think you will enjoy this! You can also make these pepperoni crisps to use with salsa. So yummy! Enjoy, Lauren 🙂

Loaded Baked Tomatoes

Tomatoes and I don’t really get along unless it is in a salsa form. They are just one of those things that I’m not a big fan of. That being said, I LOVED these loaded baked tomatoes. And these beauties are so easy!

This is a very unique way to use tomatoes in a dish. Being adventurous with food can be such a rewarding and fun experience. Alternatively, if you really don’t like tomatoes, you could do this with bell peppers instead. 

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Breakfast Casserole

I don’t know about you, but I like to sleep until the last possible moment in the morning.  I’m talking hit the snooze button a few times kind of sleep. Maybe I should have given up my snooze button for Lent again this year…but hey, there is always next year, right?!

One thing that keeps me on track and well rested is batch cooking breakfast during the weekend. Whether it is boiling eggs on the weekend in preparation for the week, mixing up some greek yogurt, or making a breakfast casserole…breakfast is ready and waiting in my refrigerator.  Here is a favorite breakfast casserole of mine and Mr. A’s.

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The great thing about casseroles is you can mix and match any way you want. Don’t like these veggies? Throw in some you do like! Not a fan of turkey bacon? Try some breakfast ham instead. So many variations can be made. And I bet most of them are good…well except tuna…I don’t know if tuna would be good in a breakfast casserole! 🙂

Mojito Lime Turkey

When life gives you limes, make a mojito…turkey! Not where you thought I was going, huh? Trust me, this mojito lime turkey will be completely worth it.

This makes a great option for summer grilling and pairs beautifully with fresh summer vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and yellow squash. You could even make a large batch and cut up the turkey to top salads.

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Mojito Lime Turkey and Fresh Summer Vegetables. Look at all that color!

Serve the turkey cutlets with assorted fresh veggies. Things like cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, fresh cucumber & sugar snap peas give your plate beautiful color. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for another nod to our mojito friends. 🙂

You’ll be sure to impress your friends at your next cookout with this recipe.

Now, help me out friends, what else could we make mojito lime flavored?!

~Lauren A.

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  1. To make the marinade- combine juice from 3 limes, 1/4 cup oil, and 3 Tbsp mojito lime seasoning.
  2. Marinate turkey breast cutlets for about 2 hours.
  3. Place the marinated cutlets on the grill. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
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Mini Mexican Meatloaf & Zucchini Parmesan

This is a different kind of M&M…Mexican Meatloaf…in mini form! What?! I’m excited just telling you about it! This is a great way to make dinner fun for the kiddos and have a different twist on traditional meatloaf. These also reheat very well so it is a great meal prep option to make ahead for work lunches.

Parmesan zucchini makes a great side dish for any meal. Zucchini are abundant during the summer months, so give some a try to explore a new zucchini dish.

Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Mushrooms

Tomatoes and spinach and mushrooms….oh my!

As we turn the corner to summer, my mind begins to fill with plans of grilling, fresh veggies, farmers markets, and….cooking with fish! I often hear in my office that the idea of preparing fish can be, well, overwhelming. Many of my patients prefer to splurge and order fish when dining out, but don’t want to risk making it on their own. Alas! This is a recipe that is easy, delicious, and…no offense… fool proof!

With only 5 ingredients and 4 steps, this is a great way to impress the family or friends. Give it a shot!

(This recipe is courtesy of Kraft Foods)

 

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  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Place fish fillets, skin-sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients; spoon over fish.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.
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Stuffed Pork Loin

I don’t know what it is, but I love stuffed food. But you guys probably know that judging by the number of stuffed turkey burgers, meatballs, and chicken recipes I put up. There is just something about cutting into a piece of chicken and have a surprise waiting for you. Well, here is another one for you….Stuffed Pork Loin (plus it’s wrapped in something too!)

 

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There you have it, stuffed and wrapped to perfection! I served this with a tomato cucumber salad and it was a hit! 

Zucchini Fries

French fries. It’s pretty much a love hate relationship. I love the way they taste, but I hate how they derail my diet. So I was determined to find the perfect substitute for these terrible but yummy little guys. And alas, we have Zucchini Fries! These are a great option to give yourself a crispy, crunchy, and salty fix. 

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