Healthy Recipes

Energy Chocolate Granola Bites

– Chocolate Granola Bites –

• 1 Tbsp Coconut oil

• 11/2 Cups Old-fashioned oats

• 1/2 C. Sliced almonds

• 1/2 C. Pure maple syrup

• 1/3 C. Almond butter

• 1/2 C. Dark chocolate chips

• 1/2 C. Dried cherries or craisins

1. Add oil to the cooking pot. Press start/stop on the unit to start the sear/saute function Heat the oil until hot approximately three minutes.

2. Add the oats and the almonds and cook, stirring occasionally, until very lightly, golden and fragrant about six minutes.

3. Add maple syrup and almond butter and stir until oats and almonds are completely coated.

4. Add chocolate chips and dried fruit. Stir until chocolate is fully melted and all ingredients are well combined.

5. Allow mixture to cool for about five minutes then shape into 18 balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon each), transferring them to a plate or small rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm about twenty minutes. Serve or store airtight in the fridge for up to five days.

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Sauteed Green Beans with Garlicky butter

Sauteed Green Beans

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green beans (washed, ends trimmed)

1/4 C. water

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (see *)


4 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 tsp. flaky sea salt (see **)

Directions

1. Add green beans and water to a 12-inch pan and cover with a lid. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and keep at a simmer for three minutes. Remove the lid. If all water has evaporated, add butter and garlic right away. If there is still liquid in the pan, simmer uncovered for 1 minute to evaporate it off.

2. Make a space in the middle of the green beans. Add the butter and garlic and allow garlic to cook in the butter for at least 1 minute, or until starting to turn golden. Toss beans in garlic and butter. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

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Sweet and savory Brussels sprouts

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

1.5 lbs fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts see note

3 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp honey

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Trim ends from each Brussels sprout. If needed, peel off the wilted outer leaves and discard. Cut each in half.

3. Arrange the Brussels sprouts on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Spread vegetables into a single layer, making sure there is no overlap.

4. Roast Brussels sprouts for eighteen -twenty minutes or until you see browned caramelized edges. Remove from oven.

5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together honey and balsamic vinegar. Pour mixture over roasted veggies. Toss to coat evenly. Serve right away.

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Oven-Baked Split Chicken Breasts

Simple Oven Baked Split Chicken Breasts are a healthy choice for any dinner! These flavorful bone-in baked chicken breasts turn out beautifully with a crispy seasoned skin while retaining their juices for perfect, tender, moist chicken meat!

Oven-Baked Split Chicken Breasts (Bone-In)

Ingredients

2.5-3 lbs bone-in skin on split chicken breasts (brands will vary, but this will typically be 2-4 chicken breasts)

1 Tbsp. olive oil (extra virgin)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground pepper

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. paprika

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (or coat a baking dish with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray).

2. Rinse and pat dry your split chicken breasts. Coat with olive oil, rubbing the olive oil into the skin and breast surface side that will be facing upward during cooking.

3. Place the chicken breasts, skin side up, on your prepared baking sheet. Season each piece of chicken, sprinkling with combined spices: salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.

4. ”For extra crispy chicken skin, heat a skillet or frying pan to medium high heat. No need to add oil (it’s already on your split chicken breasts), place the seasoned chicken breasts skin side down and sear for three-four minutes or until nicely golden brown. Then place onto your baking sheet and continue with steps 5 & 6.

5. Bake for forty – forty-five minutes or until the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) when checked with a meat thermometer. *Check next to the bone at the deepest (thickest) point in the breast meat.

6. Remove the baked chicken from the oven and allow it to sit for three-five minutes before being served.

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Garlic-Parm Zucchini Sauté

Garlic-Parm Zucchini Sauté

INGREDIENTS

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 large zucchini, cut into rounds

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, approximately thirty seconds. Add zucchini and oregano. Cook until zucchini is tender, about ten minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch red pepper flakes. Top with Parmesan and serve warm.

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan

The most fabulous quick and easy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts recipe with garlic and parmesan. These tender Brussels sprouts are delicious plain, or with a balsamic drizzle.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Garlic and Parmesan

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. Brussels sprouts

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 Tbsp butter

2 tsp. minced garlic

1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Spice up with salt and pepper. Cook, undisturbed, for approximately six-eight minutes, then stir and cook another six-eight minutes until Brussels sprouts are fork-tender.

2. Add butter and garlic to the pan. Stir until butter is fully melted and garlic is fragrant. Stir in parmesan cheese. Cook one-two minutes longer. Serve immediately.

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Low carb and keto friendly Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

INGREDIENTS

8 oz deli sliced roast beef, sliced into thin strips

8 slices provolone cheese

4 large green or red peppers, tops removed, discard seeds and sliced lengthwise

1 onion, diced

1 cup sliced mushrooms, optional

2 Tbsp. butter

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 400. Remove the tops of the peppers and take out all the seeds. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and add butter and oil. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until caramelized, approximately thirty minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.

2. Add the roast beef to mushroom mixture and cook for five minutes. Line each pepper with a slice of cheese. Fill with the meat mixture then top with another slice of provolone. Bake until cheese is golden, about fifteen-twenty minutes.

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Melt in your mouth Crockpot pork loin

There are only three ingredients required for this simple crock pot pork loin. Prepare it shredded in the slow cooker with BBQ sauce. Low carb and keto friendly!

Crockpot pork loin

Ingredients

3-5 pound Pork loin

BBQ Rub

Stubb’s Barbecue sauce

Directions

Place the meat onto a sheet of parchment paper or a cutting board. Next, cover with BBQ rub and rub into the pork.  Flip to the other side and repeat. Then put the meat into your crockpot. Place the crockpot lid and cook on high for four hours or low for eight hours. When finished cooking, shred the pork directly in the crock pot.  Top with BBQ sauce and serve.

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Keto Oven Roasted Broccoli

Oven Roasted Broccoli

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 lbs broccoli florets

4 Tbsp. water

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 C. shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 baking sheet with either parchment paper or foil. Set aside.

2. Steam broccoli lightly by placing it in a large bowl with a couple of tablespoons of water.  Microwave for about four minutes. The broccoli does not need to have cooked all of the way through. 

3. Place broccoli on a baking sheet that has been lined with either parchment paper or foil.  Bunch up the broccoli close together. This way the cheese will stay on the broccoli and not the pan. Season broccoli with salt and garlic powder. Bake for about fifteen minutes or until the cheese melts.  

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A newbie’s guide to sautéing asparagus

Pan Sauteed Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients

1 bunch Asparagus fresh

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper

Lemon Juice optional, to serve

Directions

1. Rinse your asparagus spears to get rid of trapped dirt. Pat them dry or else the water will jump in the pan during the cooking process. Trim off the tough woody and fibrous asparagus ends.

2. Heat up a medium sized skillet and keep on medium heat with the olive oil and place your asparagus into the pan. Next, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the asparagus spears in the pan and season with black pepper

3. Sautee your asparagus for approximately five minutes or until they are cooked. Shake the pan occasionally. The asparagus should still have some texture and should not be soggy and lifeless. Drizzle Lemon Juice over the asparagus just before serving them still hot.

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