Fish Taco Bowl…

I found this Recipe and the whole family love it.

Ingredients:
4 tilapia filets
Pampered Chef southwest Seasoning
1 Cup frozen Corn
1 cup red bell pepper (diced)
1 can black beans
1 red onion
2tbsp Olive Oil
2 Avocados
2 Limes

heat one tbsp (I used less) of oil and season the fish with the Seasoning, then put in the pan, cook for 3mins, do not touch then flip and cook again for 3 minutes until fish is done. and nice and crisp.
Put all the fish on a plate and cover to keep warm then in the same pan sautee the onions, bell pepper and corn and let it caramelize. Let it cook for about 5-10mins, add the beans and cook till beans are heated thru.

Serve over rice (I didn’t as I don’t eat starches in the evening) and the put the fish on top, add half an avocado and slices of limes.
You can add some cilantro.

Enjoy!!

Stuffed Bell Peppers (Gluten free and Dairy free)

I found a recipe to stuff bell peppers with Quinoa, ground beef, spinach and mushrooms a couple of years back. Today I made it to fit my new eating clean habit. Everybody loved it. I made peppers for the family with Quinoa and I left it out for myself, as I don’t eat complex carbs after 3pm.
Also finding a Vegan “Cheese” that would work was hard, but Go Veggie Brand Mozzarella Shreds seem to work and taste pretty g

This makes about 6 stuffed peppers

Ingridients:
6 bell peppers
1lb. ground tukey (I used 93/7)
3-4 Cups of Spinach
8 white mushrooms
1/4 cup and some to top Go Veggie! Mozzarella Shred
half an onion
1 cup cooked Quinoa
Salt and Pepper,
Oregano and Basil
1 tbsp Olive Oil

Preheat oven to F350
Chop the onion and sautee in Olive oil, then add the mushrooms, let them cook for a minute or two, then add the spinach, once the spinach is a wilted, put that aside. Brown the ground turkey until no more pink, season with Salt, Pepper, Oregano and Basil. Then put the Turkey into the veggie mixture and add the Quinoa and Go Veggie. Mix. (for me, I mixed everything, but the Quinoa and stuffed my pepper, after I took my portion out I added the Quinoa)
Cut the Tops off the Bell Peppers and take all the seeds out then fill with the mixture. Sprinkle with a little bit of Go Veggie. Set the peppers into a baking dish and bake for 35mins.

Nutrition:
320 Calories,  12g fat, 2g sat. fat, 19g carbs, 6g fiber, 3g sugar, 31g protein

the one on the right is the one without the Quinoa

Enjoy !!!

Creamy Tuna Curry with Cauliflower

When I was a kid, we didn’t have a lot of money and my sister and I used to go to a neighbor for lunch. And this neighbor used to make Tuna on a white sauce that had curry added and served it over rice. It became one of our favorite meals.
So sometimes, when I am homesick, or just a bit blue (well dealing with depression will do that) I cook comfort foods that remind me of home. But now with my new healthy eating habits, I have to change the recipes.
So yesterday, I was not feeling great, and there was not a lot in the pantry, as the groceries were delivered later in the evening. Steve said there is Tuna and a light bulb went on in my head. I had to try and make the Tuna Dish gluten and dairy free.
So here is the recipe, I hope you like it.

Ingridients:
makes 4 servings
2 cans of Tuna
1tbsp Coconut Oil
1tbsp brown rice flour.
one can of light coconut milk ( I had this in the fridge, so it was thick)
Curry Powder
Salt and Pepper

Heat up the Coconut oil and then add the rice flour. when it has soaked up all the oil add 2-3 tbsp of curry, depending on how hot/spicy you like your food. Then add the coconut milk and whisk out all the clumps. Simmer till it thickens.
I served this over steamed Cauliflower as I don’t do starches in the evening, but you can serve it over rice.

En Guete!!! (as we say in Switzerland)

Nutrition:
200 calories, 11g fat, 9g carbs, 1g sugars, 19gr protein

Cauliflower Rice Mushroom Risotto…

Today I was looking thru pinterest, cause I heard about Cauliflower Rice. Which upon looking at it, I realized it was just Cauliflower put thru the food processor to look like rice and it can be cooked like rice. Good thing I like Cauliflower, as I have made fake mashed potatoes with it before. So I am looking at recipes and one just struck me, mushroom risotto. I looked at the recipe and realized I had almost all the ingredients and was like, ok this will go great with Salmon. I changed the recipe a bit so this is my creation.
It was very delicious.

Serves 4

Ingridients:
1 head of cauliflower, cut and chopped. (I used my food processor, but you can use a cheese grater what I hear.)
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
3tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Onion
1 glove garlic
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 cups spinach

In a pot heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and then add the garlic and the onion. Sautee for a minute, then add the grated Cauliflower. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add the Chicken stock and simmer, don’t put a lit on. for about 15mins.
In a frying pan, heat the rest of the oil and sautee the mushrooms and spinach. Then add to the Cauliflower and mix. And Voila fake low carb Risotto.

Nutrition Info:
186 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated, 11g, monounsaturated) 9g. Carbs, 5g Protein

Zucchini Boats

3 Zucchinis
1lb. ground beef (you can substitute with Turkey)
Fresh Mozzarella
3 Tomatos
Salt & Pepper
Basil and Oregano
1 Glove of Garlic

Sautee the garlic in a tsp of olive oil, add the ground beef and brown. Season with salt and pepper.
Cut the Zucchini length wise in half and cut of the ends. Then take a spoon and scoop out the seeds.

Place in glass pan, or a on a baking sheet.

Once ground beef is cooked, pour into the zucchini if it over flows it’s ok.  Preheat oven to F350.
Slice the tomatos and place on top of the ground beef.

Then cover with Cheese, I use fresh Mozarell and used about half a block. And then sprinkled a little bit of shredded Italian Cheese mix on top. Season with Basil and Oregano. (sorry about the fuzzy picture)

Put in the oven for 40mins.

Then cut and serve… ( my family eat this over rice, I just forgo this)

Enjoy !!!

Cabbage with Ground Beef….

1 head of Cabbage
1lb of ground beef ( I buy all natural, but you can use turkey, lean, whatever your heart desires)
Salt
Pepper
thyme
1 glove chopped Garlic
1 Onion
and a bit of water
1 tbsp Olive oil

Heat the oil in a wok, then add the garlic and chopped onion, sautee for a couple of Minutes, then add the ground beef. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste. Once the ground beef is browned, add chopped Cabbage and stir. add a 2-3 tbsp of water and cover. Reduce heat and let it cook, stir every 5-10 minutes. Season to taste with Salt, Pepper and Thyme. Cook till Cabbage is tender. Serve and top with a bit of Parmesan Cheese.
You can serve this over pasta, but since I try to go low carb for dinner I don’t.

My kids love this and so does my hubby and it’s a quick and healthy meal.

Enjoy!!!

Spaghetti Squash with Chicken Marinara Sauce

I love easy recipes… so here it goes…

2 Chickenbreasts
1 Jar Marinara Sauce ( I use Central Market organic)
1 Spaghetthi Squash
Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper, basil and oregano

Preheat oven at 350F.

Cut Spaghetti Squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Then put face down on a cookie sheet. I put foil on the sheet. Bake for 40 mins or until fork tender.

Sauce,

Heat about a tsp of olive oil, cut the chicken breast into half inch pieces and cook in the heated olive oil. Once cooked thru, add Marinara Sauce. Season with salt and peper and Basil and Oregano to your liking. Simmer for 15-20mins.

Serve with Parmesan Cheese.
This is low carb, low fat.