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Cajun Chicken Veggie Bowls
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Cajun Chicken Veggie Bowls

Food Prep made easy!

My goal is to help people make better choices when it comes to food. The best advice I can give is to plan and prep your meals! Bad choices happen most often because you are in a hurry, hungry and don’t have time to make anything healthy. Taking 4 hrs on a Sunday to prep your meals is the best thing you can do to keep yourself on the right track. This is a bowl that can be mixed and matched with whatever veggies make you happy :)


 

Servings- 4

Ingredients -

1 lb Chicken

1 Head of Cauliflower

1 Head of Broccoli

2 Sweet Potatoes

3 C Arugula

1 TB Cajun Seasoning

Pickled Veggies recipe here

Green Goddess Dressing recipe here

 

Directions-

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  • Cut chicken into cubes

  • Cut potatoes into cubes, can leave skin on

  • Cut broccoli and cauliflower into chunks

  • Place chicken in bowl and drizzle with olive oil and cajun seasoning, toss to evenly coat. Place on sheet pan.

  • On seperate pan- Place broccoli and cauliflower on sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil salt and pepper and toss

  • If you have a third pan and have room in your oven do a third pan for potatoes. If not, cook cauliflower and broccoli remove and then do potatoes

  • Bake chicken and veggies for 20 minutes, rotate vegetables half way

Assembly

Place arugula at bottom of tupperware container, layer in the rest of veggies and chicken. Place in the fridge for when you are ready! Add pickled veggies and green goddess dressing when you are ready to eat!



Pickled Veggies
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Pickled Veggies

Great way to add extra flavor to any dish and good for digestion

Pickled veggies are easy to make can last up to a month and add tons of yummy flavor! You can do all kinds of veggies. I generally stick with carrots, beets, and red onions. But don’t be afraid to experiment!

I use this amazing little gadget to create spirals from veggies like beets, carrots, or zuchinni in seconds! You can find link in resources and products.


 

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Serving- 1 Large Mason Jar

Ingredients -

1 Large Red Onion or 1 Cup sliced Carrots or Sliced Beets

1/2 c apple cider or white vinegar

1 c water

2 TB Sugar

1 tsp Salt

 

Directions-

Slice onion into 1/4” slices

Add all ingredients to sauce pan and bring to a boil for 1 minute

Place onions in jar and pour vinegar over

Let cool, seal and throw in fridge for up to 1 month! EASY PEASY :)

Apple Mandarin Ginger Smuice
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Apple Mandarin Ginger Smuice

Drinks like a juice but has all the good fiber of a fruit smoothie!

I have a lot of people ask me about juices or juice cleanses. “Are the healthy?” “Can they help me lose weight?” My general response is NO. Fruit juice even straight from the juicer although tasty is basically pure sugar. When you juice fruit you lose all the fiber and that helps your body process the sugars and helps you stay full longer. I’m not saying never drink juice, it can be a tasty treat from time to time but never believe that drinking it all the time is going to make you a “healthier” person. That’s why I created this tasty “Smuice” It’s basically a watered down smoothie that drinks more like a juice but maintains the fiber a smoothie would have! It’s full of flavor and nutrients. Perfect if you are looking for a little refreshing something after a meal or just mid day.


 

Servings – 1 Liter

Ingredients -

2 apples, core removed

8 mandarins, peeled

1.5” square piece of ginger, peeled

1.5 C water

 **option to add fresh mint**

Directions-

Place all ingredients in blender and let ‘er go! The more water you add the more juice like it becomes. WARNING- If you hate pulp you may have an issue with this as it does contain whole mandarin which will result in some pulp.

Green Goddess Dressing
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Green Goddess Dressing

This delicious dressing can serve as a dressing or a dip. It's packed full of fresh herbs that give it a crazy amount of flavor. Avocado and Greek Yogurt give you a creamy texture while giving you ample healthy fat. It kind of has a guacamole flavor but keeps longer. Feel free to experiment with different fresh herbs. I am sure that basil would be tasty or even lemon grass?! 


 

Servings – 1.5 cups

Green Goddess Dressing Ingredients -

1 bunch green onions

1 bunch cilantro

1/2 bunch mint

1/2 bunch parsley

1 c Spinach

1/4 c Plain Greek Yogurt

1 Avocado

1/2 C Olive Oil

Lemon Juice from 1/2 Lemon

Salt & Pepper

 

Directions-

Place all ingredients of goddess dressing in blender or food processor and blend. Continue to add as much olive oil as you like to create the consistency you want. More oil, more liquid, less more creamy dip. 

I used this dressing for my roasted veggie salad that you can find in mains of recipes. But would be delicious as a dip for fresh veggies or even with hot wings!