Easy, Quick, Delicious Chicken Dinner

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EQD = Easy, Quick and Delicious.  My cooking mojo!  Most people believe that in order to eat healthy it has to be boring. In addition to that they believe that eating healthy and cooking is very time consuming.  When in result, it’s neither of the two!  Cooking is an art so you can create it in any which way you chose.  If I had hours to spend my day cooking long glamorous meals, I would!  Reality is, I don’t!  Which is OK! Makes me get creative and simplify!  After getting home late, starving and opening my fringe I think ‘what is the fastest possible meal I can make right now?’ and in result is, this!  For all you busy bee’s out there, this is a great nutritious meal!  Full of protein, healthy fat and loaded with micronutrients!

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Bacon Sandwich (BLT)

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Since I started Paleo I have given up bread 100%. I will go a year-plus without eating a sandwich and I’m totally cool with that because I love the way I eat.  However, that doesn’t mean I don’t miss the occasional sandwich for lunch!   I wanted to create a bread replacement so I could enjoy a nice sandwich every now and then so I created this “bread” made out of cashew meal and unsweetened apple sauce.  I was unsure to how this was going to turn out but I was overly surprised and I had to conscientiously stop myself from eating all 4 of them – they are that good!   So what better to put on a sandwich then, bacon!  One of my favorite things about this “diet” is that bacon is one of my primary protein sources.  I have bacon every.single.day.  It’s amazing, I love it and I never get sick of it! Get creative and put whatever you’d like on here!

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Pineapple Shrimp

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For those of you that know me – I am a big beach, sun, warmth, tropical person.  I really do not care for the Winter months.  In order to ease my seasonal depression I like to incorporate tropical and warm climate fruits into my foods. I was inspired by this recipe from back in my Chinese food eating days.  A local Chinese take out restaurant that I used to order from makes a really good pineapple fried rice.  Seeing that I’m a bit of a health nut I wanted to turn my craving into my healthy version of that. So, I created this dish to help satisfy that craving and OH did it!!  Probably one of the easiest meals I’ve made and one of the best!  Try this out – I promise you’ll love!

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Potato Spg with Sweet Sausage & Bacon

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Rumor on the street is white potatoes are now Paleo approved!!  Therefore, what do I do? I turn them into spaghetti!  This meal was delicious.  If you like your baked potato’s stuffed with heaven then imagine what it’s like when you turn that into spg and fill it with whatever your heart desires!  Eating this you feel like you’re eating a “cheat” meal when in reality, you’re not. I highly recommend trying this!!!

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Breakfast Egg Muffins

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The most popular resolution every year is weight loss and eating healthy!  A lot of people always ask me about on-the-go breakfast ideas because breakfast is the hardest meal for them to prep.  Here is a great option!  You can make tons of them, refrigerate them and quickly heat them in the morning.  The other fun side to these, is you can fill them with whatever you like!   Get creative and have fun.  But here’s the break down on how to do so…

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Stuffed Peppers

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If you haven’t figured it out already,  I like to stuff my veggies with food!  It makes the experience fun and when you bake it all the flavors blend together making the meal taste even better.  I was craving some sort of comfort food so I pretty much put my refrigerator into a pepper! :p  Because my schedule is so crazy, making these is great for meal prepping!  I topped this with what else but guacamole!  These are full of protein and a bunch of our essential micronutrients. Nom nom!

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Yucca Mofongo

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I was introduced to yucca about a year ago and I fell in LOVE.  Yucca is really the South American version of an American white potato but the taste is very different and to me, delicious!  Like potatoes, yucca is a very high starch and carbohydrate vegetable.  It also shares similar nutritional values as the potato.  I love discovering new foods and finding ways to incorporate them into fun meals.  Not only is this one fun but it’s delicious!  If you are prepping for a high intensity work out the next morning, I highly recommend eating some yucca to fuel your body for a successful work out!

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