Healthy Buffalo Chicken and Quinoa Bites

I created these little gems by tossing a whole bunch of my favorite ingredients into one recipe. I will be making different versions of this recipe..so stay tuned! I’m not gonna lie, this was a time consuming task for sure. I recommend getting the hubby in the kitchen…and putting him to work! I have finally learned to delegate…so I urge you to do the same:) Begin by trimming the fat off of the chicken breasts. Cut the chicken into chunks, allowing for shorter cooking time. If you have not already cooked your quinoa, now is the time! Place chicken in pot a water and boil for 15 minutes, until fully cooked. Drain the water and dump chicken onto a cutting board. Dice chicken up into tiny little pieces.                                                            While chicken is still cooking, dice garlic and prepare a pan with olive oil. Saute garlic on medium heat for a few minutes, making sure not to burn garlic! Add the 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp franks hot sauce and parkay spray butter to the garlic. Simmer for 3-5 minutes on low-medium heat. In a large pot, add diced chicken to hot sauce mixture. Add whipped greek yogurt, panko crumbs, cooked quinoa, egg whites and mozzarella (main ingredients). Mix well with a large spoon. Prepare a mini muffin baking sheet with pam. Pack chicken mixture into each spot with your hands. Pack to the top. Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes. While the chicken bites are cooking, make additional...

Sarah’s Signature Tomato/Pasta Sauce

Being Italian, I learned from an early age that you NEVER use store bought sauce! My amazing mother used my great grandmothers recipe and let me tell you …it is delicious! Home-made meatballs, lasagna, sauce, u name it and my mom would cook the heck out of it! I love her and her cooking, but I had to recreated some of her recipes in a healthier fashion:) This is my scrumptious sauce recipe and I hope this becomes part of your monthly cooking line-up! First wash and cut stems off of the tomatoes. Diced up into small pieces. Mince fresh garlic and add to a large crock pot. Open all cans up and pour into the crock pot. Add tomatoes to the crock pot. Add water and the rest of the indredients to the crock pot. Now mix with your hands until well combined. Put crock pot on low and let cook all day or high and let cook for a few hours. I always make my sauce the day before serving to allow for the flavors to marinate:) This makes a good amount and can be kept in the fridge for a week or 2. I freeze any remaining sauce and just pull it out as needed for...

Healthy BLT’s

Anyone love BLT’s as much as my boyfriend? He could sit down and eat 10 of them in one sitting if he wasn’t so health conscious. I wanted to make him something that would satify his BLT cravings, yet would be low fat and low glycemic. I came up with this little concoction and he clean plates it every time! Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a skillet with pam. Cook all f the bacon strips in the skillet over medium heat for 5-8 minutes, fliping about halfway through. Make sure that both sides are nice and brown. While the bacon is cooking, wash the vegetables. Dice up the lettuce and cut the tomatoes in fourths. Put both in a large bowl. Add mayo, chili paste, and black pepper to the same bowl. Spray a cookie sheet with pam and place 1-2 flatouts on the sheet. Bake on 375 degrees for about 6-8 minutes or until crispy. Layer a few paper towels up and place the cooked bacon on the stack. Pat dry with the towels and then chop the bacon up into little pieces. Add to the bowl with the other ingredients and mix well. Slice a cucumber in half (lengthwise) and then scrape the seeds out of the center. Add the BLT mixture to the center of each cucumber and then cut into “finger food” size pieces. Once the Flatouts are crispy, take out of the oven. Spread the BLT mixture over the flatout and then cut into smaller pieces that are easy to hold while eating like a pizza. It is up to you how you...

Healthy-Creamy Balsamic Dressing and Marinade

Hey all! If you are anything like me, you eat salad pretty much every day. It is close to impossible to find a good tasting dressing that isn’t loaded with fat or sugar. If it is fat free, there is added sugar, If it is sugar free, there is added fat. You just can’t win! Because of this, it has been a lifelong passion for me to make my own healthy salad dressings and I am currently working on a recipe to patent. Fingers crossed!! Although I can not reveal my signature recipe, I have posted one I created from a store bought honey dijon. Mix all ingredients together in a large container and you are good to go for the week:)  ...

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