Zucchini Thai Noodle Salad

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Feel free to twirl, swirl and slurp. This all-vegetable concoction skips on the guilt for second helpings, and kids will love it.

Makes: 4 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini, ends trimmed
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red pepper, seeded, cored and thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped Thai basil
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup roasted, hulled sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Using a spiralizer, cut zucchini into long noodles and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add carrot sticks, red pepper slices and green onions to zucchini and gently combine.
  3. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk basil together with ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, lime juice and honey. Slowly stream in oil while continuously whisking, and stir in salt and pepper.
  4. Toss zucchini mixture with dressing. Top with sunflower seeds and serve.

 

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Baked avocado egg rolls

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Ingredients

For the avocado egg rolls:

  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 1/2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 4 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • Olive oil spray

For the cashew dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons low sugar rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1″ ginger, peeled and grated

Instructions

To make avocado egg rolls: Add lime juice to a medium sized bowl. Add diced avocado and stir gently until avocado is covered in lime juice to prevent from browning. Add in red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, salt, and cilantro to the bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside.

Add egg to a small bowl and whisk until scrambled. Set aside.

On a dry, clean surface, set out 4 sheets of room temperature phyllo dough and cut into quarters. Leave 1 set of phyllo dough in the center of your cutting board. Add approximately 1/3 of the avocado mixture to the dough a little right of the center. Wrap the dough like you would an egg roll and use the egg wash with a brush to seal the dough together. Keep going until you have a tightly wrapped log. Use the egg wash to fold the open ends of the egg roll together, like you’re wrapping a package. Fold two sides in and then fold the top and bottom triangles down. Repeat two more times with the remaining avocado mixture.

Heat a nonstick skillet to medium heat and spray each egg roll all over with olive oil spray. Add egg rolls to pan and cool for 3 minutes on all 4 sides until golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

To make cashew dipping sauce: Add cashews to 1/4 cup of water and set aside to hydrate for at least 30 minutes.

Once soaked, strain cashews and add to a food processor. Add rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, salt, and ginger. Pulse until smooth.

Slice egg rolls in half diagonally and serve with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving: 6
  • Total Calories: 103.6 cal per egg roll

Spinach and Italian Sausage Lasagna

Ingredients

1 tub cottage cheese
1 package of your favorite italian sausage
3 cups spinach
1 jar marinara sauce
1/2 medium white onion
2 cups mushrooms
3 garlic cloves
Mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF
  • Combine Spinach, cottage cheese, garlic and onion (finely chopped).
  • Cut sausage into round slices, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • In a large baking dish, grease the bottom of the pan. Start with a layer of marinara sauce, next a layer of mushrooms, then a layer of spinach mixture. Repeat until everything is used.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Place in oven for 50 minutes (sauce should bubble).
  • Cool for 5 minutes.

 

Sloppy Jose Taco

Ingredients

3 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 (12-oz.) bottle chili sauce
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
6 tablespoons taco seasoning mix (1 packet)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
10 hard corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. In large skillet, cook ground beef, onions, and celery over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  2. In 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine ground beef mixture and all remaining ingredients except tortillas; mix well.
  3. Cover; cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours.
  4. Stir; spoon beef mixture into tortillas.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 taco

 

Chicken Tikka Masala

(Source) Pair this with cauliflower rice?

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs. Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 inch Ginger Root, grated
  • 3 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 5 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 10 oz. can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk (from the carton)
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped (for topping)
  • 1 tsp. Guar Gum

Instructions

  1. Add chicken to slow cooker and grate 1 inch knob of ginger over the top.
  2. Add all dry spices into the slow cooker and mix well.
  3. Add canned diced tomatoes and tomato paste into slow cooker, then mix well again.
  4. Lastly, add 1/2 cup coconut milk and mix together thoroughly. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  5. Once the slow cooker is done, add the remaining coconut milk, heavy cream, and guar gum and mix thoroughly into the chicken. It should help the curry thicken well; serve over cauliflower rice or vegetable of your choice.

This makes a total of 5 servings of Slow Cooker Keto Chicken Tikka Masala. Each serving comes out to be 493 Calories, 41.2g Fats, 5.8g Net Carbs, and 26g Protein.

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This low carb chicken parmesan casserole is easy and delicious. Gluten free, keto, and Atkins friendly!

Author: Mellissa Sevigny
Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil for frying

For the casserole

  • 4 cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1.5 cups easy keto marinara sauce (or low sugar jarred sauce)
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • Fresh basil, chopped (optional for garnish)

Instructions

For the chicken:

  1. Cut the chicken into 2 inch pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg.
  3. Combine the almond flour, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried parsley in another medium bowl.
  4. Dip the pieces of chicken, one or two at a time into the egg solution and then the breading mixture – then remove to a clean plate.
  5. Heat the oil in a nonstick saute pan until hot. Cook the breaded chicken pieces on both sides until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Combine the cooked spaghetti squash, olive oil, salt, pepper, and parsley in a medium bowl and toss well to coat. Spread the squash out in a 8 x 12 (or equivalent) oven safe dish.
  7. Spread the cooked chicken pieces over the top of the squash.
  8. Spoon the marina sauce over the chicken and squash.
  9. Cut or tear the mozzarella into pieces and place them over the chicken.
  10. Bake in a 375 degree (F) oven for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through. Garnish with fresh chopped basil and serve hot.

Approx nutrition info per serving: 302 calories, 8g fat, 6g net carbs, 28g protein

One-Skillet Paleo Mediterranean Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz jarred artichoke hearts, liquid drained
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 lb pre-cooked chicken
  • Fresh spinach – a couple of handfuls
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil (1-2 tablespoons to sauté the veggies, another tablespoon for cooking)
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped for garnish
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil and sauté the chopped onions for 3-4 minutes
  2. Add the minced garlic in with the onions, and sauté together one more minute
  3. Add the sliced mushrooms to the sautéed onions and garlic and cook 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms are golden. Add salt and pepper to taste while cooking
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar to the pan then toss in the sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives. Sprinkle in the parsley, oregano, and stir a few minutes
  5. Next add the chopped chicken and spinach to the pan – stir and cook 1-2 minutes, or until chicken is heated through. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  6. Serve hot garnished with the fresh basil.