Skinny Dill Dip


This is my go-to dip whenever I’m limited on time and have to bring something to a potluck. Most dips are generally high in fat and can leave you feeling guilty but this dip is easy, delicious, and will have your friends asking for the recipe. You can also serve this with a tray of veggies.

Servings: 10

Serving size: 2 Tbsp

Macros: 3f/4c/1p

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  • ½ Cup Light mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • ½ Tbsp Parsley
  • ½ Tbsp Basil
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Dill Weed
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Himalayan Salt (any salt will work)
  • Sweet Hawaiian Rolls

Directions

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1.Mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, basil, dried dill weed, onion powder, and salt together in a bowl.

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2. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

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3. Cut the sweet Hawaiian rolls into bite size pieces.

4.Dip the Hawaiian pieces in the dip and enjoy!

Nutrition facts for dip only

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Spicy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Recipe


Macros: 5f/22c/25p per serving

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. shredded chicken (I used a large chicken breast that I baked at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes
  • -1/2 Cup of Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of chopped Onion
  • 4 oz. Fat Free Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 can of Spicy Enchilada Sauce (Red)
  • 1 can of Chopped Green Chiles

Directions:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degree Ferenheit.

Step 2: Combine the chicken, onion, cream cheese, cumin, chili powder, chopped green chiles, 1/2 of the enchilada sauce, and 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese in a pan over medium heat.

Step 3: Roll your tortillas up with the filling and place the tortilla’s seam side down in an 8×8 pan.

Step 4: Pour the remaining enchilada sauce on top and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top as well.

Step 5: Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes

Step 6: Enjoy! I usually pair this with some Mexican rice and beans.

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Pancakes


10388644_10154752857765244_8473101260237799903_nThere’s just something about fall that makes everyone go pumpkin crazy. I happen to be one of those people! 😀 These protein pancakes are delicious. I used Cellucor Cinnamon swirl protein in this recipe.

Macros: 5f/40c/38p

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Cellucor cinnamon swirl protein
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 cup eggwhites
  • 1/2 cup Old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup H20Directions:
    1. Put the ingredients into a blender until it’s a smooth consistency.
    2. Heat a nonstick skillet on medium.
    3. Pour the batter into your desired pancake size.
    3. When you start seeing little bubbles form, flip!
    4. Enjoy!

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Brown Sugar Soy Baked Pork Tenderloin


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I love pork tenderloins because it is so simple to prepare and is one of the leanest cuts of pork available! It’s known as the “chicken breast” of the pork world that stands up to bold delicious flavors and is overall versatile.  Here is the recipe for one of my favorite marinades!

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The ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 Pork Tenderloins (Mine were 2. 5 lbs)
  • ½ Cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Sherry
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp dried Minced Onion
  • 2 tsp  minced Garlic

Directions:

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1. Mix everything in a gallon bag or bowl and marinate for 5 hours. (the longer the better!)

2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

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3. Place the pork tenderloin in a 9×13 baking dish  (I line mine with aluminum foil for  an easier cleanup).

4. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until internal temperature is around 160°.

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5. Remove from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes before cutting.

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6. Serve with a side of rice, quinoa, and veggies! Enjoy!

Yummy Jambalaya!


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I had a request to make this dish from  a viewer of mine on Twitch.tv! I’ve had this dish many times before but never prepared it myself. I found a recipe online and decided to tweek and add a few of my own ingredients and this dish  came out delicious and quite pleasing to my guests that I had over for dinner. Feel free to adjust the heat in this dish to suit personal taste!

This recipe makes 4 servings

The ingredients you’ll need:

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  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 8 ounces beef kielbasa or Andouille sausage (cut into ¼ inch slices)
  • 1 Lbs. large shrimp, peeled (I used frozen)
  • 1 piece of chicken breast the piece I used was 6 oz (cubed)(optional)
  • 1 Large green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup celery, sliced into ¼ inch thick pieces
  • 4 green onions sliced thinly
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice (or white rice)
  • 3 cups chicken stock (low sodium)
  • 2 Tbsp. Ground Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt (I used Himalayan salt)
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions:

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1. Place butter in a large stockpot over medium heat and let the butter melt.

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2.  Stir the cubed chicken, 8 oz kielbasa, 2 Tbsp. Ground Paprika, 1 Tbsp. Ground Cumin, 1 tsp. salt, ½ tsp. cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp. black pepper, and 1 bay leaf and cook for about 5 minutes on medium.

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3. Stir in tomatoes, sliced onions, diced green pepper, and 1 Cup of celery.

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4. Add 1 cup of brown rice and stir and combine. Stir in the 4 cups of chicken stock and turn heat to medium low.

5. Cover and Cook for 60 minutes, or until the rice is tender.

6. Stir in the shrimp, replace lid and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7. Serve some rolls with your dish and enjoy!

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*Note: I doubled my recipe so my batch looks a lot larger*

Haiyen’s Awesome Shish Kabobs!


ImageWhen the weather gets warm it makes me want to grill out! If you want a healthy, quick, and delicious meal allowing you to enjoy the outdoors these are perfect for you!  I absolutely love making these. Not only are they fun and on a stick, you can make your own just the way you want them! If you marinate these properly, they’re the most juicy and wonderful morsels you can possibly imagine. I came up with this awesome marinade one day, which came out delightful I must add, so I just wanted to share it with you all!

 Just a few extra tips to get the most out of your marinade! Just remember, the longer the better and it’s really important to soak your skewers.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 lbs. of Chicken breast (or thighs) whichever you prefer
  • ½ Cup Soy Sauce (I use low sodium)
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 Cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ Honey
  • ½ Tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • ¼ cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • ¼ cup rice win vinegar
  • ½-1 lbs. baby Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 large Red bell pepper
  • 1 large Green bell pepper
  • 1 large Onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)
  • About 10 Bamboo Skewers

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For the Marinade:

  • ½ Cup Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 Cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ Honey
  • ½ Tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • ¼ cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • ¼ cup rice win vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste (optional)
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

Directions:

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1. Cut the chicken breast into 1 ½ inch cubes.

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2. Cut the portabella mushrooms into quarters large enough so you can thread them on the skewers.

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3. Put the chicken and mushrooms in a large bowl and pour marinade over it and cover.  Marinade for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. (Remember the longer the better!)

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4. Soak your skewers in water to prevent them from burning on the grill. (At least 30 minutes)

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5.  Cut your bell peppers and onions into chucks roughly the width of the chicken pieces.

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6. Now take the meat out of the fridge and start threading the meat and vegetables onto the bamboo skewers. (Be careful not to poke yourself!)

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7. Once all of the meat and veggies are gone, take the leftover marinade and put it in a small saucepan.  Heat the marinade until boiling and turn off the heat. (I like to use this sauce for basting!)

8. Prepare your grill for high direct heat.

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9. Place the kabobs on the grill for 8-10 minutes. Depending on how hot your grill is, turn the kabobs occasionally and baste with the sauce frequently.

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10. Take off the grill and serve with some rice!

Garlic and Black pepper Beef with Lime


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The Ingredients you’ll need:

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  • 1.5 lbs of beef steak (eye of round steak, or tenderloin cut into thin pieces)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 Tbsp Chopped peanuts
  • 4 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ a juice of a lime
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 5 gloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ Tbsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Cup of green beans (optional)


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1. In small bowl, combine 4 Tbsp Soy sauce, ½ juice of a lime, 3 Tbsp light brown sugar, and 5 gloves of minced garlic,.

IMG_20602. Pour over the beef and let it marinade for 30 minutes to 1 hour. The longer the better J

3.  In a nonstick skillet, heat 3 Tbsp Oil until hot!

4. Add the beef and let it sear and continue to sear until all sides are brown.

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5. Add the onions and the green beans (or whatever other vegies you want) and cook for 1-2 more minutes.

 

6. Sprinkle the peanuts on top of the beef and serve with a side of steamed jasmine rice and enjoy!