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Avocado with a Crunch

Avocado Chicken and “Cream Cheese” Egg Rolls

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Hopefully everyone is out of their Super Bowl food coma because these Avocado Chicken and “Cream Cheese” egg rolls need to be made asap!

These barely lasted two days in our home!

I knew I should of hid these from my husband. 😉

Ingredients: (Makes 8, Calories 222, Carbs 24g, Protein 10g, Fat 9g)

  • 8 egg roll wrappers
  • 1/4 cup Kite Hill Almond Cream Cheese Spread (or light cream cheese)
  • 6 ounces cooked and diced chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 3 medium avocados
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • Pepper and Salt
  • 2 Limes, Juiced

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with non-stick cooking spray, and set aside.
  • Mash Avocados in a medium size bowl. Mix in diced onion, sun-dried tomatoes, green onion, salt, pepper, and lime juice to taste, set aside.
  • Combine cooked and diced chicken with Almond Cream Cheese in a small bowl.
  • Fill egg rolls.
  • Start with a corner facing you, and add about 1/4 cup of filling to the center of the wrapper.
  • Fold the corner facing you over the filling, tuck in the sides, and finish rolling.
  • Place the rolls on the baking sheet.
  • When finished, spray the rolls with cooking spray.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until they are golden brown, flipping them halfway through.
  • I served these bad boys with Coconut Aminos. Enjoy!


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A Very Orange Friday

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

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Started the day at Orange Theory fitness and ending with this Carrot and Sweet Potato soup. Maybe orange is my color after all. 😉

Also, using a crockpot makes me feel so adult… Never in my life had I dreamt about putting food into a cooker and so many hours later the food being ready to eat. Now I want everything and everything crockpot approved. #adulting

Ingredients: (Serves 5, Calories 98 per 1 cup, Carbs 19g, Protein 4g, Fat 1g)

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, and chopped
  • 4 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup The New Barn unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients, excluding almond milk, into a crockpot and cook for 6 hours.
  • Once done cooking, add almond milk and blend with an immersion blender.
  • Top with ricotta cheese (almond ricotta VERY recommended.)

Cheers!


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Apples to Apples

Chia Seed Applesauce

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When my mother-in-law asked me if I wanted some apples, I didn’t think twice!

Who can resist free apples, some were fresh picked green apples from Julian, CA and the others were Honey Crisp apples that were on sale. How many apples could she really be giving me?…

One huge bag later I had enough apples to feed an army.

I’ve been following Amanda from Running with Spoons for a few years now. She has inspired my cooking in many ways, especially with her homemade strawberry chia seed jam!

With all the apples that were taking over my fridge, I needed a quick and easy way to use up most of them. This is were Amanda’s Easy Applesauce falls into place!

Im telling you, this girl is a genius when it comes to simple but insanely delicious treats. All I did to alter the recipe was throw in 1 tablespoon of Plnt chia seeds at the end of cooking.

Check out Amanda’s Easy Applesauce recipe, toss some Plnt chia seeds in there near the end of cooking, and let your house smell of cinnamon apples for hours! 🙂


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Uh-huh Honey

Honey Sriracha Chicken over cumin Cauliflower Rice

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If there’s one thing my husbands loves almost as much as me, its Sriracha.

Sriracha on EVERYTHING. There’s very few times when after I photograph a savory meal that he doesn’t add sriracha. It’s like me with nut butters, we just believe it makes food taste even better. 🙂

Me on the other hand, I don’t love sriracha. I like it, but that can’t be the main flavor.

Pairing honey and lemon juice with sriracha, now that I can handle.

Ingredients: Serves 2

For the chicken-

  • 8 oz. chicken breast, cut into bite size cubes
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • ½ cup sriracha
  • Âź cup raw honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • fresh cilantro for garnishing

For the cauliflower rice-

  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (optional)
Directions:
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and add chopped onion and cook 2-3 minutes. Add cubed chicken and cook, stirring a few times with a wooden spoon or tongs. Season with pepper.
  • Stir together honey, sriracha and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Add sauce to the pan and cook for about 8 more minutes. Chicken should be cooked through and sauce will slightly thicken.
  • In a separate pan, sprayed with cooking spray, cook cauliflower rice over medium heat until desired texture. Mix in spices while cooking.
  • Plate cauliflower rice, top with cooked Honey Sriracha Chicken and fresh cilantro.

Husband’s pro tip: ADD MORE SRIRACHA… 😉


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The Perfect Stew

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Stew

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Even on a warm afternoon like it was today in Los Angeles, this stew hit the spot!

The spices and veggies in the dish came together so nicely. The best part is that this was all made in a slow cooker, can you say Easy?!

If you need me, I’ll be over here pretending it’s fall.

Ingredients: Serves 5 (1/2 cup serving size, Calories 161, Fat 0.8, Carbs 32, Protein 7)

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 can no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups spinach

Directions:

  1. Places all ingredients in crock pot and stir until combined.
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  3. After 4 hours, Add chopped spinach and cook for 5 more minutes, until spinach is wilted. Serve and enjoy!

Pro tip: Adding shredded chicken to the top of this when serving is an easy way to add protein to this meal. Try it, you’ll like it. 😉


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Lemon Tahini Drizzle of Dreams

Chickpea stuffed grilled eggplant with lemon tahini drizzle.

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I’ve officially finished my first jar of tahini.

From savory to sweet, I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH!

This middle eastern seasoned stuffed grilled eggplant was just another recipe for a tahini e-book I should probably write. 😉

Ingredients:

          Grilled Eggplant:

  • 1 large eggplant, top removed, and cut into thin slices
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

     

    Filling:

  • 1 cup cooked riced cauliflower (I bought mine from Trader Joes)
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 large handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 ounces shredded chicken breast
  • Lemon Tahini Sauce:
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon water

 

 

Directions:

Heat grilling pan to high heat, spray with cooking spray. Drizzle eggplant slices with 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Grill eggplant slices, turning once, about 5 minutes total. Remove from grill and set aside to let cool.

In a small bowl, mix lemon zest and juice and garlic powder. Whisk in tahini and water. You want the lemon tahini to be able to drizzle but not be too watery.

In another bowl, combine riced cauliflower, chickpeas, spices, cilantro, shredded chicken, and 1/2 of the lemon tahini sauce. Stir until combined.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lay out eggplant slices and place a heaping 2 tablespoons of filling on one end of each slice. Roll each slice up. Place in a sprayed baking dish. Repeat with remaining slices. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle remaining lemon tahini sauce on top and sprinkle with remaining herbs.

Editors note: Try not to eat all the lemon tahini while the eggplant is baking… K Bye!