Category: Recipes

Mini Taco Bowls that are a Huge Hit with the Kids

This recipe is a monster success with the kids! It is a fun and creative way to eat healthy.

It also tastes great, so the adults will enjoy too!

 

MINI Taco Bowls

8 corn tortillas

1 lb. extra-lean ground beef or turkey

1 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa

2 avocados diced

2 cups chopped lettuce

1 tomato, chopped

1 tablespoon of gluten free taco seasoning

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F.

Microwave tortillas on HIGH 30 sec. Line each of 8 muffin cups with 1 tortilla. Carefully fold back edges of tortillas, leaving opening in centers for filling.

Bake 10 min. Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet; Stir in salsa and taco seasoning; bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min.

Spoon meat mixture into tortilla bowls; top with remaining ingredients.

Enjoy

Fit Chic

Sweet Potato Fries that make you say Yippy!

Here is a great Sweet Potato fry recipe that is not only delicious but good for you!

I have made these fries for years, and they have become a huge hit with my friends and family!

Ingredients:

3 -4 sweet potatoes cut into wedges

3 cloves of garlic

Creole Seasoning to your liking (probably 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons)

1/2 of onion diced

2 -3 tablespoons of olive oil

Pre heat the oven to 450 degrees and place wrap aluminum foil onto a cookie sheet. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges or cubes and place them into a large storage baggie. Place onions and garlic into the bag. Add creole seasoning, and olive oil, zip the bag and shake till mixture is spread throughout. Spread sweet potatoes and onions onto a cookie sheet so they are spread out evenly. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes until edges are lightly golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

A Healthier Alternative to Spaghetti

I know Spaghetti is a favorite meal amongst all of us…. so what if I could show you a healthier alternative that tastes just as good if not better to us….

I have given this recipe out to a lot of my clients, and they have ranted and raved about this one!

Ingredients:

1 jar of organic marinara sauce

1/2 of onion (preferably red)

1/2 of red pepper

2 tablespoons of sun-dried tomatoes

1 lb of lean ground turkey meat

2 cloves of garlic

1 cup of mushrooms (if desired)

1/2 teaspoon of oregano

1/2 teaspoon of basil

1 tablespoon of Olive Oil

1 spaghetti squash (cut into fourths)

2 tablespoons of water

In a large skillet combine olive oil, garlic, pepper, mushrooms, and onions till onions are slightly browned. Then add the turkey meat and cook meat throughout. Add marinara sauce, basil, oregano, and sun-dried tomatoes and let simmer for 15 minutes on low.

In a casserole dish add 2 tablespoons of water and place all four pieces of the spaghetti squash into the dish. Microwave on high for 12 minutes and let cool for 5. Remove the seeds from the squash, and use a fork to scoop out the squash so it has a spaghetti – like consistency.

Place squash into a large bowl and pour the meat sauce onto spaghetti.

Serve

I hope you enjoy this as much as I have.

Fit Chic

From Super Bowl Recipes to Low Cal Delicious Beverages…

Since I did food recipes yesterday… I figured why not do delicious drink recipes for the Super Bowl!

Why do we have to take the “fun” out of parties just because we are living healthier…

WE DON’T! Here are a list of Cocktails all under 100 calories.

1. “Annie Marg” –

1 shot of silver tequila

1 ounce of triple sec

soda water (flavored is delicious)

fresh limes squeezed into it

2. Vodka Soda Splash of (whatever you like)

2 ounces of Belvedere Vodka (lowest sugar content)

soda water

and splash with whatever you like i.e.. Red Bull, Cranberry, Sprite, Orange Juice, Tonic etc…

3. Gin and Soda

2 ounces of gin

soda water

and fresh squeezed lemon

4. Super Bowl Punch

 Not too sweet yet not too tangy, delicious for any occasion

 3 6 oz. of Lite lemonade

1 2 liter bottle lemon lime flavored water

1 750ml. bottle red wine

1 orange sliced

1 lemon sliced

Gluten Free Beers:

Against the Grain, World Top Brewery (United Kingdom)

Bards Tale Dragons Gold, Bard’s Tale Beer Company (USA)

BeerUp Glutenfrei, Grieskirchen (Austria)

Birra 76 Bi-Aglut, Heineken Italy (Italy)

Blonde (also Ginger and Apple Beers), Billabong Brewing (Australia)

Daura, Estrella Damm (Spain)

G-Free, St. Peter’s Brewery (United Kingdom)

Green’s Endeavour Dubble, Green’s (United Kingdom)

Koff I, Sinebrychoff (Finland)

Lammsbräu, Neumarkter (Germany)

Messagère, Les bières de la Nouvelle-France (Canada)

Mongozo’s exotic flavorded pilsners (The Netherlands)

New Grist, Lakefront Brewery (USA)

Nodogoshi, Kirin (Japan)

O’Brien Brown Ale, O’Brien Brewery (Australia)

Passover Honey Beer, Ramapo Valley (USA)

RedBridge, Anheuser-Busch (USA)

Residenz Bio-Reis-Gold Dunkel, Liebharts (Germany)

Schnitzer Bräu (Germany)

Sorghum Molasses Brown, Outer Banks (USA)

Toleration, Hambleton (United Kingdom)

Tread Lightly Ale and 3R Raspberry Ale, New Planet (USA)

Tumma Kukko, Laitilan (Finland)

Guiltless Cosmo:

2 ounce of citrus skyy Vodka

1 ounce triple sec

splash of sparkling raspberry soda water

splash of lite cranberry juice (or unsweetened)

 Wine is always a plus too especially not high in sugar like a Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Shiraz.

Now Super Bowl will be extra enjoyable this year!

Fit Chic

 

 

 

 

 

Super Bowl Paleo Style….

 

 

A Veggie Platter:

Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Peppers, Mushrooms, Squash, Tomatoes, zucchini etc…

Buffalo Chicken Wings in a Gluten Free Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken wings
  • 2 T. almond butter
  • 1/4 C. hot pepper sauce
  • 1-2 T. wheat-free tamari or hoison sauce
  • 2 t. olive oil

Instructions

  • Bake wings at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • In saucepan, melt almond butter heating slowly.
  • Stir in hot pepper sauce, tamari, and olive oil. If sauce gets too thick, add a little more tamari and oil.
  • Brush wings with sauce.
  • Bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Turn over and baste with sauce.
  • Bake 10 more minutes.

Sweet Potato Chips

Mango Salsa:

Ingredients:
1 small mango, peeled and chopped
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tbsp lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Carefully peel mango and slice flesh from seed. Follow above instructions to peel tomato and coarsely chop. In a food processor, combine chopped red onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, and lime juice. Pulse until coarsely ground. Add mango and tomato and pulse until desired texture is achieved. Add salt and pepper to taste and adjust any other ingredients as necessary. Pour into serving dish and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Holy guacamole:

4 ripe avocados

2 cloves of garlic

1/2 cup of red onion

cilantro to taste

a pinch of Tony’s Creole Seasoning

a splash of salsa

(for added spice put in jalapeno)

Mash avocados, then add chopped onion, cilantro and garlic. Mix throughout, and then add salsa, creole seasoning, and jalapeno.

Pulled Pork

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb pork roast
  • 2 onions, sliced, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 or 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cups water
  • 16 oz bottle of gluten free BBQ sauce
  • salt and pepper

Preparation:

Place one sliced onion at the bottom of Crock Pot.
Stud pork roast with cloves and season with salt and pepper.
Place roast in slow cooker on top of the sliced onion. Cover with the second sliced onion and add enough water to fill Crock Pot two thirds of the way.
Cover and cook on low 8 to 12 hours.
Remove roast. Remove and discard cloves, bone and fat as well as any water, onions and grease remaining in pot.
When pork roast is cool enough to handle, use a fork or your fingers to pull it apart until the entire roast is shredded.
Return the pulled pork to the crock pot. Mix in the chopped onion and BBQ sauce and cover. Heat on high for 1-3 hours or until the onions are soft.

Bacon Wrapped Dates:

Ingredients: (adjust for the amount of people you have, usually plan on 2-3 per person)
Whole Pitted Dates
Roasted Pecan Halves
Uncured Bacon (raw) sliced in 1/2 or 1/3 to fit around date

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400
Place a pecan piece inside each date. Wrap date in a piece of bacon and secure with a tooth pick Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes (start checking them when it gets close). The bacon should be cooked and crisp-ish. Serve Hot!

Beanless Chili:

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 large steak cut into chunks (or stew meat)
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes and chilis
1 small can tomatillo salsa (in the Mexican food aisle)
large onion diced
1/8 cup almond flour (this is optional for thickening, omit if you have a nut allergy)
about 2 cups of beef broth
3 cloves garlic minced or about
2 tsp garlic 1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbs ground cumin
3-4 tbs chili powder
olive oil

Put about 2 tbs olive oil in a pan and get it screaming hot. Sear the chunks of steak in batches (don’t crowd or it won’t brown). It doesn’t have to be cooked at this point, just brown and pull it out. Add a little more oil if needed and add diced onion to kind of brown a bit. Add the beef stock and let it cook until it is reduced by half (this gives a really meaty base). Add in ground beef and almond flour. Stir until it browns a bit. Add garlic, spices, tomatoes, and steak chunks. Simmer on low heat for a couple of hours.

and last but not least….

Buffalo Sliders Wrapped in Romaine Lettuce Leaves:

2lbs of ground bison

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

2 cloves of garlic

2 tsp of Olive Oil

2 tbsp of Butter (grassfed preferably)

1 sliced onion

1/2 cup of mushrooms (optional)

In a large skillet heat oil, garlic, onion, mushrooms, pepper, and butter till onions are grilled and browned.

In a separate bowl add the bison and pour skillet mixture into bison and mix throughout.

Then throw on the grill, or put them back on the skillet and fry them.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

 

 

 


Tasty Home-made Protein Bars

These bars are great to take on the go, for dessert, or just a little snack. These were a HUGE hit with my family!

Protein Bar Recipe:

2 cups of Organic Sunflower Butter or Peanut Butter

1 ½ Cups of Honey

2 ¼ Cups of Protein Shake Mix (choc, or vanilla) ( I use a Powder called “Evolution)

2 cups of Almond flour or Peanut flour ( you can get these at Trader Joes, or any health food store).

 

Instructions:

1. Mix Peanut butter and Honey in a microwave bowl

2. Heat for 60-90 seconds. Mix well

3. Add Protein Shake Mix Powder and mix well.

4. Add Flour and mix gently.

5. Spread in a 9×13 pan

6. Refrigerate for 1 hour

7. Cut into 24 squares

8. Serve

 

 
 
 
 

 

Sundried Tomato Turkey Sausage Egg Cupcakes

I figured since you have been given dinner and dessert, why not a fantastic breakfast recipe!

This recipe is terrific to make with the kids as well, and they love the cupcakes!

Ingredients:

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 3/4 c. sun-dried tomatoes, diced into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed butter ghee or coconut oil
  • 10 oz. mild turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • dash of pepper

The How-To:
1) In a large saucepan, brown the sausage with the butter oil, breaking up into small pieces.
2) Add in the diced sundried tomatoes and Italian seasoning, pepper, and garlic as the meat begins to cook through.
3) While this is cooking, beat the 12 eggs and cream in a large bowl. 4) When meat is finished cooking, stir meat mixture into eggs.
5) Ladle into oiled cupcake tins.
6) Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes until brown on the edges and cooked through.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

Guiltless Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie …..

 

Here is an amazing Chicken Pot Pie Recipe:

Ingredients (serves 4-6)
Crust
– 1 Cup almond flour
– 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
– 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 1/4 tsp sea salt

 

Filling
– 2 big roasted chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) cut into small pieces
– 2 Tbsp olive oil
– 3 Cups mushrooms – sliced
– 1 Cup chopped onion
– 1 Cup chopped carrots
– 1 Cup chopped celery
– 1 Cup finely chopped broccoli
– 1 Cup finely chopped cauliflower
– 2 Cups chicken stock
– 1 Tbsp fresh Thyme
– 1 tsp dried parsley
– 2 tsp coconut flour
– 1 Tbsp fresh garlic

– pepper to taste 

This recipe is sooo delicious! If you want to avoid making crust you can throw the ingrediants into a crock pot and top mixture of 1 cup almond flour sprinkled.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

Amazing Cookies that You Will Not Believe Are Good For You!

Cookies Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

 

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms

2 1/2 Cups of Almond Flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup of olive oil

1 cup of peanut butter or sunflower butter

1 egg

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1  bag of dark chocolate Hershey Kisses

 Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl

  1. Stir together wet ingredients in a smaller bowl
  2. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  3. Form ½ inch balls and press onto a parchment lined baking sheet
  4. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and immediatley place hersey kiss in the middle of the cookie
  6. Cool and serve

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

My First Recipe Revealed … Come and Get It!!!!!!

Here is my most requested and most popular recipe that will make you never want to call for a pizza again!

Everyday Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza
Crust:
2 cups almond meal
2 eggs
3 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp baking soda
1 tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
Toppings:
1 cup organic marinara sauce from Trader Joe’s
1 lb Italian pork sausage nitrate free
2 crook neck yellow summer squash diced
3 green onions chopped
Handful of torn basil leaves
2 small tomatoes diced
1/2 cup roasted red peppers diced
Handful of sliced black olives
Preheat your oven to 350. Using a spoon mix all crust ingredients together until it becomes very thick.  Using your hands, form the dough into a ball.  Lightly grease a pizza pan or a cookie sheet with olive oil.  Place the ball of dough in the center of your cookie sheet or pizza pan and using your hands, push and pat the dough down into the shape of a circle (or an oval in my case…).  You want to make the dough as thin as possible.  Your pizza will be about 12 inches across.
Bake JUST the crust in your pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.  While your crust is cooking, prepare your toppings.  If you use sausage like we did, this is when you should crumble it into a large saute pan and brown.  After the crust if done, remove from the oven and evenly spread the marinara sauce over the crust.
Add the sausage and all remaining toppings evenly over the sauce and bake again for an additional 25-30 minutes.
Get creative and use whatever toppings you might like – ours was great but I also suggest trying chicken, artichoke hearts, and even broccoli!!
Go wild with it and as always:
Enjoy!
Fit Chic