Sauteed Chickpeas with Cinnamon

April 20, 2011 |  by  |  Healthy Eating, Recipes  |  No Comments
Sauteed Chickpeas with Cinnamon

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a great source of dietary fiber and protein. They are a great addition to your diet and will add some necessary lean calories to hopefully replace some of the junk food that you tossed when you cleaned out your cabinets!

In order to make healthy elements permanent additions to your diet you’ll have to find ways to keep it interesting. This recipe is a simple way to add a couple tasty flavors your whole food arsenal.

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[Recipe] Delicious Curry Chicken

April 8, 2011 |  by  |  Recipes  |  No Comments
[Recipe] Delicious Curry Chicken

Looking for a new way to prepare the chicken breast I’m devouring as part of my new eating habits I flashed back to my lunches at LA’s “Urth Caffe.”

There they prepare the BEST curry chicken salad. So I though hey, this is about experimenting and learning how to prepare and eat great food at home so I took to the kitchen. Thank goodness I recently cleaned out my cabinets and restocked with all the REAL goodies, I had EVERYTHING I’d need already in house.

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Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad

April 3, 2011 |  by  |  Recipes  |  No Comments
Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad

The path to better health is paved with simple better decisions. One of the key better decisions you can make is replacing the typical burger and fries lunch with a salad or something containing more veggies. That doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on taste! This healthy caesar salad is punched up with all types of fresh ingredients pushing the protein and flavor factors up.

Romaine, navy beans, onion, fresh grated parmesan cheese, chicken breast, and home made alternative caesar dressing.

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Apple & Almond Butter Muffins

March 27, 2011 |  by  |  Recipes  |  No Comments
Apple & Almond Butter Muffins

Another “Thank God Its Cheat Day” Dish for all you Slow-Carb Dieters out there!
For all of you on your (DGW) days, these muffins are tremendously satisfying. The mix of whole wheat and all purpose flour ensured they had a tender crumb and yet, a hearty punch. What is especially pleasing is the nice crisp top they yield. One favorite part is the combination of the almond butter and apple. The almond butter lends a pleasant nuttiness to the muffins while the apples provids juicy, tart pops of soft fruit. It’s worth noting that on the spectrum of muffins and quick breads these are not very sweet, but the flavor profile more than makes up for the lack of sugary pop.

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Presto! It’s Home Made Pesto!

March 23, 2011 |  by  |  Recipes  |  No Comments
Presto! It's Home Made Pesto!

I was first introduced to pesto as delicious pasta topping that came in a little green topped plastic container at the grocery store. I hadn’t eaten it for years until I recently began making this delicious low carb Chicken Pesto Pizza at home. After making that recipe a few times with store bought pesto I decided I’d like to take things a step further and eliminate the preserved, store bought pesto and replace it with my own fresh product. The result was learning about even more ingredients in my local produce aisle, and a marked improvement to the pizza taste.

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