For dinner this evening I fixed cauliflower and chicken in the Ninja Foodi.
1 head cauliflower
1 cup organic low sodium vegetable broth
2 thin chicken breast filets 6 oz each
Sartori Parmesan cheese
DAK’s Citrus Groove seasoning
Pico de gallo
First I pressure cooked the cauliflower whole (cut off the leaves) in the broth for 1 minute, quick pressure release, sprayed olive oil on the top, sprinkled it with garlic powder, paprika and about 4 tbsp of cheese, then set the Ninja Foodi to broil for 6 minutes.
Took the cauliflower out and set aside, then placed the chicken on the same rack, sprayed with olive oil, DAK’s seasoning and garlic powder, broil for 4 minutes, flipped over the chicken, seasoned that side, added 1 tbsp cheese on each filet and set to broil 6 more minutes.
Topped each one with a tbsp of pico de gallo once plated.
Calories per plate 444, carbs 16g, fat 20g, protein 53g, sodium 316mg and sugar 6g.
Tonight we had grouper for dinner, seasoned with turmeric, paprika powder and Mrs Dash garlic and herbs and a quinoa spinach blend on the side with half a bag of cauliflower. Squeezed out lemon juice over the grouper after it was plated.
2 cartons organic low sodium chicken broth (if you want it completely vegetarian substitute it with vegetable broth!)
6 small purple potatoes
2 leeks cut in rings
half a tub portobello mushrooms cut in pieces
2 cloves garlic
Mrs Dash garlic and herbs
red pepper flakes
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp paprika powder
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Put a tbsp of olive oil in the skillet and cook all ingredients for about 5-10 minutes until they're getting softer and a little browned. Then add the broth, put the lid on and let simmer for half an hour. When done, hit it with the immersion blender to make it more creamy so you won't have to make a roux or use flour. This will make the soup more like a chowder consistency.
Serve in a bowl and put a spoon of Parmesan cheese on top if you like. The soup looks a little funky but tastes better than it looks! ;)
2 cartons organic low sodium chicken broth (if you want to keep this dish completely vegetarian just substitute it with vegetable broth)
2.5 lbs pre cut butternut squash
1 carrot roughly cut up
half red onion roughly chopped
1 Granny Smith apple roughly chopped
1 leek cut in rings
1/2 tsp turmeric
red pepper flakes to taste
1 tbsp Mrs Dash garlic and herbs
*coconut milk is optional for presentation
I added all these ingredients into the Instant Pot, set it to cook on high pressure for an hour. When it was done I blended it all with the immersion blender and soup is done! Quick, simple and tasty!
And most importantly: very low in calories! Only 100 calories for one cup! And 295 mg sodium, 4 g of sugar, 20 g carbs, 2 g fat and 2 g protein.
Recipe and picture by Petra Webb.
Cooking appliance used: skillet.
Boil however many eggs you want for breakfast; I boiled 3.
Fry up some bacon and set aside on some paper towels so they can soak up the excess fat. I used low sodium bacon.
Then wash 1 head of romaine lettuce, cut the bottom and top off and put a few leaves on your plate; you can store the rest in the fridge.
Slice up an avocado and tomato and divide them over the leaves.
Peel the eggs, slice them in 3 parts each and also divide over the plate.
Put the bacon on your plate, sprinkle a little salt and pepper and enjoy your breakfast!
Recipe and picture by Wendy S. Trudeau.
Cooking Appliance used: Skillet
For the carrots I cut them into thin sticks. About 1/2 in. Piece of ginger chopped up very tiny,some orange zest, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, 1/4 cup butter, 1 tbs sugar put all in pan and just cover with water bring to a boil then simmer until carrots are tender then cook down till liquid has evaporated serve with fresh dill
For chicken I used wings about 10 wing pieces, 4 or 5 Roma tomatoes peeled and chopped up, about 1/2 of a small onion chopped, 1 garlic clove crushed, 1 tsp of tumeric, 2 tsp cinnamon, about 1 tsp ginger chopped up, 1/3 cup unsalted butter, sea salt, ground pepper to taste put in skillet covered cook until chicken is nice and tender. Remove chicken keep warm reduce sauce to just were it starts to caramelized add 2 tlbs honey add chicken back coat chicken serve with toasted almonds and sesame seeds