Pasta Salad Primavera

Pasta Salad Primavera

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Pasta Salad Primavera
colorful shell pasta in a wodden bowl on a black surface
Cuisine Vegetarian
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people
Ingredients
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings
people
Ingredients
colorful shell pasta in a wodden bowl on a black surface
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, steam the carrots (for 4 minutes) then add zucchini cook till just until tender, another 3 to 5 minutes. Place in a bowl with ice to stop cooking, then drain and add the vegetables in a large bowl, along with the bell pepper, onion and corn.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add pasta to bowl and toss lightly.
Recipe Notes

Per Serving: 203 Calories; 15g Fat; 2g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 30mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with a big green salad.

Skillet Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Skillet Fajita Lettuce Wraps

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Skillet Fajita Lettuce Wraps
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Low-Carb, Paleo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Low-Carb, Paleo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, place steak and next 4 ingredients (chili powder through oregano). Add sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Toss steak until evenly coated.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt coconut oil. Add steak to pan in a single layer. Let sear for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip steak over and sear other side for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove steak from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add next 5 ingredients (yellow bell pepper through mushrooms) to skillet. (If pan is getting too dry, add1/4 cup of vegetable broth.) Scrape brown bits from pan and toss veggies for 3 to 5 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  4. Add green onion, jalapeño, vegetable broth, steak and any juices that collected under steak. Toss and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve warm on lettuce leaves topped with avocado and cilantro.
Shrimp Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing

Shrimp Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing

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Shrimp Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing
Shrimp Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing
Course Salads
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Salad
Dressing
Course Salads
Servings
Ingredients
Salad
Dressing
Shrimp Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing
Instructions
  1. In a large serving bowl, toss together arugula and kale; place chopped cucumber on top, in one section then do the same with the peaches, shrimp, bacon, eggs and bell pepper.
  2. Set the bowl aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, smash together remaining ingredients (avocados through hot sauce) until smooth; drizzle this mixture over the salad and serve.
Recipe Notes

DO-AHEAD TIP: Prepare shrimp, bacon and eggs

SERVING SUGGESTION: Add stir-fried yellow squash and snow peas tossed in a little coconut oil and chopped flat leaf parsley.

Fast Foods

Fast Foods

Fast Food (The healthy kind, already!)

Easy Chicken Stir Fry

What do you see in your mind’s eye when you hear the words, “fast food”?  Do you see golden arches and a clown named Ronald?  Or is it more like a bearded Southern gentleman whispering promises of perfect fried chicken?

How about stir fry?  Have you ever considered that?  You don’t have to get in your car and drive-thru anywhere.  It’s almost as fast as a drive-thru, too. Stir-Fries are easy, healthy and if you have the inclination to get yourself a flat-bottomed wok (one of my favorite cooking tools) it’s a snap, although any old large skillet will do.

The thing that is so wonderful about a stir fry is you can vary the spices and come up with your own unique recipe–once you get the hang of making stir fry, that is. (What do you think fajitas are anyway?  The ultimate Mexican stir fry!)

The secret to a perfect stir fry is to make sure the skillet or wok (with the added oil) is hot before you add the food. To ensure even cooking, keep the food moving by stirring constantly–as if your very life depended on it. 😉

Here’s cinchy recipe that will cook up faster than the rice will–so make sure you time it right. I have nothing but RAVES every time I serve it.

 

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry
Course Main Dish
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Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix soy sauce, ketchup, ginger, and garlic in a resealable heavy-duty plastic bag.
  2. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat with marinade.
  3. Let stand 15 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in 10-inch skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  5. Add green onions and bell peppers; stir-fry until crisp-tender.
  6. Remove from skillet.
  7. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet.
  8. Add chicken; stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
  9. Stir in bell pepper mixture.
  10. Serve with brown rice.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 436 Calories; 9g Total Fat; 27g Protein; 9g Fiber; 61g Carbohydrate; 51mg Cholesterol; 670mg Sodium

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