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Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini

 

Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini

Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini

Roasted garlic shrimp makes for an easy sheet pan dinner. Perfect for weekday meals!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients:
– Parchment paper
– 1 Tbsp. olive oil plus 1 tsp.
– 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
– 1/2 tsp. dried basil
– 1/4 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
– 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
– 4 medium zucchini cut into 1/2-inch slices
– 1 lb. medium shrimp peeled, deveined
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
– 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

Preparation:
1) Preheat oven to 400º F.
2) Line large sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
3) Combine oil, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.
4) Place zucchini on pan. Drizzle with half of oil mixture; mix well to coat. Bake for 10 minutes.
5) Add shrimp to pan; mix well.
6) Drizzle with remaining half of oil mixture; mix well. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until shrimp is firm and opaque, and zucchini is tender-crisp.
7) Drizzle with lemon juice and parsley; serve immediately.

Recipe originated from the Beachbody Blog

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Dinner!! Try this recipe and it is sure to be a regular on your weekly meal plan. I use this recipe in my 5 Day Clean Eating Groups and people rave about it. Parents and kids a like! It is a staple on our meal plan almost weekly!

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken
1 whole onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tbsp adobo
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp paprika

Preparation:
1. Wash and prep the chicken.
2. Place onion in the bottom of the slow cooker and put the chicken on top of the onion.
3. Season the chicken with adobo,paprika, garlic, salt and pepper.
4. Set Slow Cooker to cook on high 5 hours.
5. Remove from Slow Cooker and cut into quarters.
6. Set up chicken on a pan and put under the broiler to crisp up the skin.
7. Arrange on a platter with some roasted vegetables, onions and jus from the slow cooker. We like to use carrots, parsnips and asparagus with our chicken but you can use any mix you like. You could even do a side of quinoa or brown rice as well.
8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

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Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

I love a good Tortilla soup and this light version did not disappoint. I added this Tortilla soup to our meal plan for Meatless Monday and it was a hit in our house. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we did!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper; seeded and chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion; finely chopped
  • 1 can green chili peppers
  • 1 can black beans; drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 60 oz. low sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime; juiced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro; chopped and a little extra for topping
  • ½ cup green onions; thinly sliced and a little extra for topping
  • Avocado for topping (optional)
  • Cheese for topping (I used an organic Mexican shredded blend)
  • Plain Greek Yogurt for topping
Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

 Instructions

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the peppers, onion, garlic and cumin, and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Mix in the crushed tomatoes and chile peppers. Pour in the broth, and season with salt, pepper, paprika, coriander and cayenne pepper. Add in the juice of 1 lime and stir to mix. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer at least 25 minutes. Place your corn out to thaw and rinse your black beans thoroughly. Then add in your corn, black beans, cilantro, green onions, and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove soup from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes before serving. I served it with crushed tortilla chips, extra cilantro, green onion, avocado, shredded cheese and greek yogurt on the side. That way we could pick and choose from the toppings depending on what each one of us likes!

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Clean Eating Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

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Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Hey everyone!! We have been experimenting with new ideas for Meatless Mondays. We tried out this yummy goodness last night. It would also make a great side dish this summer with BBQ! I know we will be having the clean eating Asian quinoa salad over and over, this spring and summer season.

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

FOR THE SALAD:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped red cabbage
1 cup shelled and cooked edamame
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

FOR THE DRESSING:

1/4 cup lite soy sauce or tamari sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

DIRECTIONS:
Add vegetable broth, quinoa, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once it boils, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.

Place the quinoa in a large bowl and add the cabbage, edamame, red pepper, carrots and green onion. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender, add the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, cilantro, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and stir to combine. Sprinkle some black sesame seeds on top of the salad and enjoy!!

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Slow Cooker Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Another yummy Meatless Monday has come and gone. I found this recipe on my recipes website but I tweaked it quite a bit for our tastes. We like things with a little more kick aka more flavor!! Try this one out and you will not miss the meat. We have been trying to eat less meat for our health and our food budget!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot
2-3 tablespoons curry powder (we like lots!!!)
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 cups cubed sweet potato
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
3-4 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup light coconut milk
lemon wedges

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add curry powder, ginger, garlic, and chile; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Place onion mixture in a 5-quart slow cooker. Stir in chickpeas and next 8 ingredients (through broth). Cover and cook on HIGH 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add spinach and coconut milk; stir until spinach wilts. Serve with lemon wedges. Do not forget the lemon because believe me it makes it even better!!!

We served it over quinoa, you could also do brown rice or even by itself. It is such a hearty meal that you will not miss the meat. But if you want to add something I would do some chicken or shrimp in this recipe. If you give it a try and please let me know how you like it!

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Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore

21 Day Fix  Approved Chicken Cacciatore

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore

We have been trying to find a healthy way to do all of our favorite meals 21 Day Fix Approved. Every week we have been adding something new into the mix. This week it was 21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore and it was delicious. I ate the leftovers for lunch for 2 days!! If you do not want to eat the leftovers that many day in a row then freeze some. It taste even better!

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast,  sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • black pepper (optional)
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1 inch strips
  • fresh parsley (garnish)
  • grated parmesan (optional, garnish)

Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken to the pan and cook, stirring it frequently. Do this for 3-4 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook this stirring frequently for approximately 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  4. Add tomatoes, basil and black pepper. Cook this mixture, stirring occasionally for approximately 6 minutes
  5. Add the zucchini and the eggplant. Cook the mixture stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes and check to make sure the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Garnish with parsley, parmesan or both if you like!
  7. Serve alone or over whole grain pasta, quinoa or rice.
21 Day Fix  Approved Chicken Cacciatore

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore

Nutritional Information (per serving) not including brown rice pasta:
Calories: 246
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 67 mg
Sodium: 538 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 11 g
Protein: 28 g

Containers
2 Greens
1 Red
½ tsp

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Leftover Carnitas Salad

Carnitas Salad Recipe

Leftover Carnitas Salad

Leftover Carnitas Salad, yes I said leftovers hahahaha. Maybe you never have leftover carnitas but since we are a small family we always have leftover carnitas. I am always looking for ways to use them up besides just my regular tacos or burrito bowls. We love to cook our carnitas in the slow cooker. Check out the recipe here: Clean Eating Slow Cooker Carnitas. The slow cooker carnitas recipe is probably the most popular when I run my Slow Cooker Groups. People love it and so do we!!

Ingredients for Salad:

  • Leftover Carnitas
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 4-5 cups of romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • lime wedges to garnish

Ingredients for Dressing:

  • 1/4 of olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsps of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp of adobo
  • 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt

Preparation

  1. Warm up your left over carnitas under the broiler to crisp them up.
  2. Put frozen corn in a pan and cook until toasted. A little char on it or burn as I like to call it.
  3. While toasting the corn put all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl and top with dressing. Toss your salad and serve. Enjoy!!

We had this last night and my hubby loved it!! We will definitely be doing this salad again. If you need something a little more hearty or CARBS…. add some quinoa or brown rice to ice. Or why not eat some tortillas or make this salad into a tostada! Sounds yummy right?

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21 Day Fix Approved Shrimp Stir Fry

21 Day Fix Recipes

21 Day Fix Approved Shrimp Stir Fry

21 Day Fix Approved Shrimp Stir Fry is on my meal plan for today and I am so excited to give it a try. I am not actually doing 21 Day Fix currently but I am following a similar meal plan while I am doing Core De Force.
We love shrimp or any shellfish for that matter in our home. We eat shrimp often in salads, on the grill, in pasta and many other ways. It has been awhile since I have made a good stir fry so today is that day!!
 
Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 medium red onions, sliced in wedges
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 thin slice fresh ginger, peeled, thinly chopped
¾ cup broccoli florets
1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. rice vinegar
4 Tbsp. low sodium organic chicken broth, divided use
3 cups mushrooms, cut in half
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into cubes
½ cup sliced water chestnuts, drained
2½ cups snow peas, trimmed
1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled, deveined
 
Preparation:
1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add onions; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
3. Add garlic, ginger, and broccoli; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
4. Add soy sauce, vinegar, and 2 Tbsp. chicken broth; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.
5. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, water chestnuts, and remaining 2 Tbsp. broth; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Add snow peas and shrimp; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender-crisp and shrimp is opaque and firm.

Total Time: 29 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 14 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about 1½ cups each

Container Count is 2 Greens, 1/2 Red and 1/2 Tsp.

I will be serving mine with a yellow container of quinoa. You could also choose to have brown or wild rice in your yellow container. If you are looking for some support with your 21 Day Fix journey, I would love to support you in my monthly accountability group. Let’s connect email me at joannebjung@gmail.com or message me on my Clean Eating Mommy Facebook page. I would love to get to know you!

21 Day Fix Approved Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage

21 Day Fix Approved Recipe

21 Day Fix Approved Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage. Photo Credit to Team Beachbody Blog and Kirsten Morningstar

Another Tasty Tuesday recipe feature!! I am a sucker for a hearty bowl of pasta and when I have it I usually eat too much. That is why I am so happy that I have my portion control containers, otherwise I would probably never eat it! Here is a pasta recipe that I have made from the Beachbody Blog and love it.

Ingredients:
6 oz. dry whole wheat pasta
1 tsp. olive oil
½ medium yellow (or orange) bell pepper, chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
8 oz. Italian-style turkey sausage, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
½ cup low-sodium, organic fat-free chicken broth
1 bunch kale, ribs removed, chopped (about 3 cups)
1 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
2. Heat large skillet over medium heat.
3. Add oil, bell pepper, and onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
4. Add sausage and garlic, Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until sausage starts to brown.
5. Add broth and kale; cook, stirring occasionally, adding additional broth or water as needed, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until kale is soft.
6. Add pasta to sausage mixture.
7. Top with cheese if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 321
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 43 mg
Sodium: 509 mg
Carbohydrates: 43 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 1 g
Protein: 23 g

Containers
½ Green
½ Red
2 Yellows
½ tsp.

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21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Butternut Squash Soup Photo Credit to Team Beachbody

It is still winter and it is also still cold and flu season. I am not kidding when I say that 90% of my challengers have had either colds, flus or sinus infections this past month. Lots of stuff going around. One thing I love when I am sick is a good bowl of soup and I also love to make my own. This recipe is 21 Day Fix approved and sourced from the amazing Team Beachbody blog. Love it!

Total Time: 38 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 23 min.
Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each

Ingredients:
1 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
4 cups low-sodium organic chicken broth
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme (or 2 Tbsp. dried thyme)
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground white pepper (to taste; optional)
8 oz rotisserie chicken breast, boneless, skinless, shredded
1 cup frozen corn (or roasted corn)
2 cups cubed butternut squash

Preparation:
1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
3. Add chicken broth and thyme. Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
4. Add chicken, corn, and squash; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 8 minutes, or until squash is soft.
5. Divide evenly between eight serving bowls.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 168
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Sodium: 178 mg
Carbohydrates: 23 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 2 g
Protein: 13 g

Containers
½ Green
½ Red
½ Yellow

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