Healthy Mexican “Fried” Quinoa

Healthy Mexican “Fried” Quinoa

If you love Mexican Fried Rice, you will love this recipe! By replacing the rice with quinoa, and substituting the fattening ingredients with low fat ingredients, this Mexican “Fried” Quinoa is the perfect healthy side for any Mexican Dish! Measure 1/2 cup of dry (uncooked) quinoa and place in a sauce pan. Add 1 cup water and then bring water to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil, cover with a lid and cook on low (simmer) for 20 minutes. Place the cooked quinoa into a shallow pan, with all other ingredients and mix well. Cook on medium heat for at least 5 minutes, stirring often. Serve with any Mexican...
Healthy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Healthy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

If you have not tried zucchini “fries” or “chips”, you are missing out! I have made this recipe in both “chip” shape and “fry” shape, and they both are fantastic! Gather all ingredients, a cookie sheet, a knife, a whisk (or fork), a medium bowl, and a large Ziploc baggie. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Clean the zucchini and slice the zucchini  into long thin pieces. Mix the egg whites, spray butter, and black pepper in a bowl by beating them together with a fork or a whisk. Pour the panko bread crumbs and the grated parmesan cheese into the large Ziploc baggie. Make sure to mix these two ingredients well. Place the bag close to the “egg wash” bowl. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and make sure this is near the panko crumbs/parmesan cheese baggie as well. Take each zucchini slice, one by one, and coat with the egg wash. Next, place in the baggie and make sure to coat the entire zucchini with the parmesan breadcrumbs. Place the coated zucchini fries on the prepared cookie sheet and continue this process until all zucchini fries are coated. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes on 375 degree. After 20 minutes, remove from the oven and flip each zucchini fry. Place back into the oven for an additional 20 minutes and remove from the oven when you have reached desired “brownness.” ENJOY!!!!...
Skinny Broccoli, Egg, and Cheese Bites

Skinny Broccoli, Egg, and Cheese Bites

I know we all have very busy schedules and limited time for cooking. It seem this lack of time has led to bad food choices just because we reach for the quick fix. I created this recipe for those of you whom love breakfast food and have limited time. My suggestion is to make these yummy little omelet bites on a Sunday night, and you will be covered for breakfast and/or snacks for at least 3 days! Remember, it is all about preparation, whether it be making these or any other low glycemic recipe. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook 1 1/2 cups of quinoa. If you are not sure how to cook quinoa, first rinse the quinoa. Next, add 3 cups of water to the 1 1/2 cups quinoa and bring to a boil in a saucepan. Once you bring the quinoa/water mixture to a boil, cover with a lid and simmer on low for 20 minutes. Remove lid when the quinoa is done, and remove from the heat. While the quinoa is cooking, rinse and chop the broccoli into small pieces. Add the chopped broccoli and 1 cup of water to a large pan and cook on medium to high heat until all of the water is gone. This typically takes about 10 minutes and I like to brown the broccoli slightly. Browning the broccoli gives it a great flavor in my opinion! While the broccoli and quinoa are cooking, add eggs, egg whites, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, spray butter, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to a large bowl. Whisk the egg mixture for at least 2...
Hibachi Tofu and Vegetables w/ Healthy Yum Yum Sauce

Hibachi Tofu and Vegetables w/ Healthy Yum Yum Sauce

I looooooove some good Hibachi! I could eat at one of those Hibachi Steakhouses every night if they didn’t use a POUND of butter on everything they cook! No matter how good the food tastes going down, you know the end result will be feeling disgustingly full in no time! Not only do you feel like you ate a plate full of butter, but you consumed a weeks worth of sodium that leaves you thirsty for days! I need my Hibachi fix, so I created this quick and healthy meal. You can now have your Hibachi, remaining guilt free and smell free! U always leave there smelling like you took a bath in Asian grease. Now you can actually eat and venture out after dinner, instead of coming straight home to bathe and wash your clothes!Ha I have a hibachi chicken recipe and it is the most favored recipe on my blog…so why not make it with Tofu?! I have to say, Tofu is not my favorite, but I would make this dish over and over again! Lets get cooking: Gather all ingredients, a cutting board, a large knife, a medium bowl, a small plate, a wok, and a pan. Place the block of tofu on a small plate and press in order to drain as much water from the tofu as possible. I simply take my hand and push the block against the plate (as I tip the plate over the sink) and extract as much water as possible. Cut the tofu into small square pieces. Be gentle while you are cutting and use a very sharp knife...
Sweet Potato Chili Fries

Sweet Potato Chili Fries

Who loves chili cheese fries but hates the calories and heart burn? If you are a fan of chili and sweet potato fries, you will LOVE this recipe!!! Prepare and cook my CROCK POT CHILI in advance. If you would like to prepare this without the crock pot, simply cook in a saucepan on medium heat for at least 30 minutes. Once the chili is fully cooked or close to it, prepare my CHILI PEPPER SWEET POTATO FRIES. Place a few sweet potato fries in a deep plate, then spoon chili over the fries. Add a few more fries over and around the chili and top with a sprinkle of low fat mexican blend cheese. If you would like to spice it up, add sliced jalapenos:) For each serving, I used 1 1/2 cups of chili, 1/4 of prepared sweet potato fries, 1/4 cup cheese, and 1 jalapeno. Place the plate in the microwave for about 1 minute until the cheese is fully melted....