Sometimes it can be overwhelming to try to meal plan or think about what you should be eating for your health. You don’t need to have gourmet meals or specialty ingredients. Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple!
This grilled chicken salad is a great option to have during the summer months when the weather is nice, and it’s even a great option to have for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and summer cookouts. While this salad is made with green leaf lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, bell peppers, and mozzarella cheese, you can mix it up. Feel free to try spinach, romaine, chard, kale, or any other leafy greens you like.
Grilled Chicken Salad
Preheat grill (charcoal or propane, does not matter)
Season chicken breasts with garlic powder and cilantro
Place chicken breasts on grill top, cook until done (meat thermometer reads 165F in thickest part)
Compile lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, and bell pepper into two separate bowls
Slice grilled chicken into strips or cubes and top salad with 1 grilled breast each
Top salad with mozzarella cheese and 1 tbsp dressing of your choice
Buckle your seat belts folks! Because today we are using eggplant. Yep, I said eggplant. And it is delicious! This would be a great low-carb option similar to lasagna.
I love to use my slow cooker any time of year. But during the winter, I especially love it. After working all day, it is nice to soak up a few minutes of sunlight on a walk with my family before the sun sets. So having dinner ready to go in the slow cooker allows me to steal those minutes with them instead of standing in the kitchen.
One of our family favorites is Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas. It is a no muss, no fuss kind of recipe. Just pile it all into the slow cooker and go about your day…no actual cooking required.
I hope you enjoy these chicken fajitas for a low carb, high protein slow cooker meal! What are some of your favorite slow cooker meals?
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Put all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours.
Top with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese or 1 tbsp sour cream if desired.
I have never been to the Mediterranean but I sure do love their foods and spices. Mediterranean cuisine generally has a focus on veggies, poultry, seafood, beans, and healthy fats. In my book, these are all good things! I made a big batch of this mediterranean mozza-chicken on Sunday evening and have been eating it for lunch all week long. Let me tell you, I’m not sick of it yet!!
This meal is so easy to make in a bigger quantity so you can have lunches during the week. Mix up the lunch by adding different sides…use a side salad, cottage cheese, steamed sugar snap peas, carrots and hummus…the list goes on and on! Enjoy your visit into Mediterranean cuisine!
It’s getting colder outside, which means comfort food! I personally love chicken pot pies. The starchy pie crust and creamy filling can add a lot of extra calories and fat. This leaves me feeling weighed down. I stumbled onto this great cauliflower chicken pot pie recipe on Pinterest. With a few minor changes this recipe is now bariatric-friendly. These little things are delicious AND cute! Check out the recipe below to make your own cauliflower chicken pot pies.
Recipe creating can be intimidating. Especially if you have never had this particular food. That’s how I felt making roasted cornish hens. I have never had a cornish hen so my frame of reference for spices was nil. However, I must say, this recipe for roasted cornish hens was phenomenal! It will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving menu. Especially for you postop people whose portion is smaller— a cornish hen is much smaller than a turkey with the same kind of flair.
Roasted cornish hens cook much faster and require little attention once in the oven. Follow these easy steps…
Sometimes a full turkey is just too much. Using chicken legs or turkey legs in place of an entire bird is a great option for smaller families that don’t need such a large portion. Another benefit of using just the legs instead of the whole bird is that you don’t need to spend hours watching the oven and basting the turkey. This is a great way to make a smaller portion and save you time to spend with your family instead of in the kitchen!
Enjoy this recipe for roasted chicken legs this year.
Look for more recipes in our Thanksgiving Menu coming soon!
As football season is gearing up, you might be looking for some new ‘football party’ recipes. I know I have been looking to mix it up with new options from last year. These stuffed mini peppers fit the bill and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you! You should definitely put Stuffed Mini Peppers into your Saturday rotation.
Let’s get cookin’…
It has been a busy week at the clinic. It is great to be busy, but cooking dinner after a long day is not as great. So when going through my recipe binder looking for slow cooker recipes- I sadly became aware about how many non-chili slow cooker recipes I have (very few). So I set out to not only try out a few new recipes but to use different kinds of protein in the slow cooker. To get out of my rut, I chose to make a slow cooker asian pork recipe.
Chicken is very common in my slow cooker. I opted this time to use a pork tenderloin for this slow cooker asian pork which turned out amazing. When looking for new slow cooker recipes, I typically look for one with a good protein and seasonings. Anything other ingredients, I can easily modify to be low carb and bariatric friendly.
These deviled pork chops are nothing to be scared of. In fact, they might be down right heavenly. One thing I love about these deviled pork chops is that you make them in the broiler. I love how quickly things cook in the broiler and the flavor you get from it. Now, I don’t use my broiler often, especially during the hotter months, because it makes my kitchen feel like I’m standing on the face of the sun. But the broiling time is short so it isn’t too terrible. Try out these deviled pork chops for a delicious meal that is ready in less than 20 minutes!
These Deviled Pork Chops are perfect with grilled asparagus! What side dish would you choose?!