Maple Mustard Chicken Bake

This healthy maple mustard chicken bake is an easy, yummy sheet pan dinner! Paleo, gluten-free & ready in under 30 minutes! is an easy, yummy sheet pan dinner! Paleo, gluten-free & ready in under 30 minutes!

Maple Mustard Chicken Bake

Maple Mustard Chicken Bake

Course Main Course
Servings 3
Calories 472 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, (10 oz)
  • 1  large sweet potato, peeled (1 pound)
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts (1 pound)

Marinade:

Instructions
 

  • Peel sweet potatoes (if desired). Trim Brussels sprouts.
  • Cut chicken breast and sweet potato into 1” cubes.  Halve the Brussels sprouts.  Place them in a sealable plastic bag or a container that can be tightly sealed.
  • In a small bowl, mix the marinade ingredients.  Pour it over the chicken mixture and toss to coat.  Seal the bag/container and place it in the refrigerator overnight.  Stir or flip the mixture several times.
  • Preheat oven to 400℉.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the chicken mixture out onto the baking pan in a single layer.  Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken has cooked through and vegetables are cooked to the desired softness.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze, tightly wrapped, for up to 3 months.
Keyword Brussels sprouts, chicken, easy, gluten-free, healthy, infused olive oil, low calorie, Maple syrup, marinade, mustard, one pan meal, one pan recipe, paleo, quick and easy meal, quick dinner, quick meal preparation, sheet pan, sweet potato

 

Did you know?  Sweet potatoes have a surprising number of health benefits including maintaining blood pressure and insulin levels!

Suggestion: Honey oatmeal rolls would pair nicely with this dish!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Pasta

This fresh-tasting cilantro lime shrimp pasta brings together simple ingredients to make an outstanding dish that’s healthy and easy to make!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Pasta

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Pasta

Course Main Course
Servings 3
Calories 530 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp butter (¼ cup or ½ stick)
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp dried chives
  • 2 tsp dried cilantro
  • 2 tbsp sauvignon blanc
  • 6 oz whole grain spaghetti, cooked

Lime butter:

  • 8 tbsp butter (1 stick or 4 oz), softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp  hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp  lime juice

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for lime butter and set aside.
  • Melt 4 tbsp butter in a saute pan over medium heat.  Add mushrooms and saute, undisturbed, for 4 minutes or until browned.  Flip the mushrooms and continue to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.  
  • When mushrooms are uniformly browned, add shrimp, chives and cilantro.  Saute for 2-4 minutes or until shrimp is opaque.  Do not overcook.
  • Add wine and lime butter to the pan.  Continue cooking until lime butter melts and is thoroughly mixed with the shrimp and mushrooms.
  • Toss with spaghetti and serve.  
  • Hack:  Feel free to use your favorite pasta in this recipe or whatever you have on hand!  Cooked rice can also be substituted for spaghetti.
  • Hack: Canned or dehydrated mushrooms can be used in this recipe.
  • Hack: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Hack: Shrimp can be purchased individually from the seafood counter at most grocery stores.  They can also be purchased frozen in large portions if you wish to keep some on hand.  Thaw needed amounts before cooking.  
  • Hack: Seafood can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator.  It can be thawed more quickly by placing it in a sealed bag and submerging them in a bath of cold water for about an hour.
Keyword angel hair, cilantro, fast and easy, fast meal, healthy, lime, main course, pasta, quick and easy meal, quick dinner, seafood, shrimp, spaghetti

Did you know?  Shrimp is a healthy addition to your diet.  It provides a high amount of nutrients that aren’t abundant in other foods!

Suggestion:  Tomato and shrimp salad is another great way to take advantage of the healthy benefits of eating shrimp!

Easy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Cream, tomatoes and shredded cheese make this easy chicken alfredo pasta dish warm and comforting. Garlic bread rounds it out nicely!

Easy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Easy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

(Courtesy: Melissa Warren)  
Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 515 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • 4 oz farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  •  ½ cup light cream
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ½ Roma tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup sharp cheddar, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Cut chicken into 1” cubes and thinly slice scallions. 
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chicken, scallions and garlic.  Saute until no pink remains in the chicken, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions and drain.  Return pasta to the pan.
  • When chicken is fully cooked, turn the heat down to medium, add cream and bring to a simmer.  Sprinkle flour into cream, whisking constantly to thicken the sauce.
  • Add tomato and shredded cheese to cream sauce and heat until cheese is melted.
  • Pour chicken and sauce over pasta and toss to coat.
  • Hack:  Substitute your favorite cheese and/or pasta or use whatever you have on hand!
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Keyword alfredo, bowtie pasta, chicken, creamy chicken, easy meal, fast and easy, pasta, quick and easy, quick meal preparation

Did you know?  Traditional “white” pasta has gotten a bad rap lately but there are plenty of healthier alternatives out there, either with carbs or without!

Suggestion:  Serve with warm Italian herb focaccia bread!

3 Egg Omelette with Asparagus

This delicious vegetarian 3 egg omelette with asparagus will get your day off to a great start! Pair it with hash browns or home fries for a complete breakfast!

3 Egg Omelette with Asparagus

3 Egg Omelette with Asparagus

Course Breakfast, brunch
Servings 1
Calories 430 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat an 8” saute pan on the stovetop over medium heat.
  • Crack eggs in a deep bowl. Add milk and whisk with a fork until well blended.
  • Coat the pan with cooking spray and pour eggs carefully into the pan, covering the bottom of the pan evenly. Allow to cook undisturbed until eggs are set. If a “harder” cooked omelette is desired, gently flip it when it's cooked enough to be manageable.
  • Heat asparagus in the microwave just until warm, 20-30 seconds. Place in a single layer on half of the omelette, sprinkle with Gouda and fold the omelet in half to cover.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Keyword asparagus, breakfast, brunch, eggs, fast and easy, keto, light meal, low carb, lunch, omelet, omelette, quick and easy, quick meal preparation, vegetarian

Did you know?  Despite the negative press that eggs have received in the past, they can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet!

Suggestion:  Pair this with some homemade crispy hash browns for a complete and delicious breakfast!

Spinach Feta Pizza For One

This quick and easy spinach feta pizza for one is the perfect solution for supper on a busy weeknight! It’s vegetarian, low in calories and delicious!

Spinach Feta Pizza For One

Spinach Feta Pizza For One

Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole-wheat pita
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • tsp garlic powder
  • cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed with excess liquid squeezed out
  • 3-4 slices fresh tomato
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 400℉.
  • Place pita on baking sheet. Mix ricotta and garlic powder, spread over pita to edge. Top with spinach, tomato and feta. Sprinkle with oregano.
  • Bake until edges of pita are golden brown, about 12 minutes, Serve warm.
  • Hack: Freeze any leftover pita bread in its original packaging for up to 2 months.
Keyword easy meal, fast meal, feta pizza, low calorie, meal for one, meatless, personal pizza, pita bread, pita pizza, pita pocket, pizza for one, quick and easy, quick and easy meal, quick meal preparation, Spinach Feta Pizza, spinach pizza, vegetarian

Did you know?  Spinach is one the most nutrient-dense plant-based foods you can eat!

Suggestion:  Here’s another fast and easy vegetarian meal for one, check out easy eggs Florentine!

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