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Chicken Dan-Dan

This was another delicious cooking adventure, I'm starting to realize I am a huge fan of mixing the following things: ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil and coconut aminos and you get GOLD flavors!  A little peanut butter never hurts either  . . . YUM!

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This is great dish to consume post workout due to the heavy amount of carbs in the noodles or try prepping the dish separately (like i did) and you will have more control of the carbs in the dish so you can eat it with just the chicken and veggies if it's a rest day or throw the noodles on there if its been an active day for you.

This recipe is: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, soy free, sugar free

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Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:

- 1/2 bag Trader Joes Organic brown rice & quinoa noodles

- 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger

- 2 tsp minced garlic

- 3tbsp coconut aminos

- 3/4lb cubed skinless chicken breasts

- 2/3 cup low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter

- 1 tbsp rice vinegar

- 2tbsp + 2 tsp toasted sesame oil

- 1/4 cup diced green onions

- 1 1/2 red bell peppers

- 1/2 lb snow peas

- 1/2 cup chopped roasted salted peanuts

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Bring large pot of water to boil.  Add noodles, stirring to separate.  Cook until tender ~5-8min.  Drain and rinse with cold water.

2. In a bowl mix ginger, garlic, coconut aminos, and cubed chicken.  In a separate bowl mix peanut butter, chicken broth, rice vinegar, and 2 tsp sesame oil.

3. Heat a large nonstick frying pan over high heat and swirl in 2tbsp toasted sesame oil.  Add green onions and chicken mix, stirring to break up meat, until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink.  Add bell peppers and stir for 2minutes.  Add chicken broth mix and stir for 3minutes.

4. Add snow peas and noodles to pan, with tongs toss until snow peas are bright green and noodles are combined.  Add 1/4 cup peanuts and top with more green onions and serve.

Per Serving: 604cals, 48g Carbs, 31g Protein, 33g Fat

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Whole 30 Inspired Turkey Meatballs

I recently went over to my friends house for a birthday gathering and she had these single servings delicious chicken meatballs!  And I said danggg girl I need that recipe.  She shared it and I made the some tweaks.

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This recipe is: Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free and sugar free

 

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS:

- 1lb ground lean turkey

- 1/4 onion, finely chopped

- 4 cloves garlic minced

- 2 tsp Trader Joes 21 Seasoning Salute

- 2 tsp curry powder

- 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

- 1/2 tsp black pepper

- 1tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Thoroughly mix ground turkey, onion, garlic, Trader Joes seasoning, curry powder, salt and pepper and a large bowl.  Roll into golf ball size balls.

 

2.  In a large non stick frying pan heat coconut or olive oil over medium - high heat.  Once fat has heated up add meat balls, cook turning frequently till each side is lightly browned.

 

3.  Once all sides have been browned move to baking tray and transfer into oven to bake for ~10minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160F and is no longer pink.  Let cool and serve!  I served with roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.

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Cilantro Lime Quinoa and Sesame Ginger Chicken

This is probably one of the easiest dinners to prepare.  Just a few ingredients and you're set for a dinner that gives you protein, carbs and fats. This is also a great meal to prep, cook up a bunch of chicken breasts and double or triple the quinoa portions so you can enjoy for 3-4 days.

 

TIME TO CONSUME: This can be a post training meal (think 1-2hour post training after you've had your recovery shake) or just one of your meals throughout the day.

 

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast

- 1/2 cup Annies Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing

- 1-2 cups Dry quinoa

- juice of 1 lime

- few fresh sprigs of cilantro

 

DIRECTIONS

1.  Marinate chicken breast in the sesame ginger dressing for 1+hrs

2.  Cook quinoa according to package instructions.  Once complete add juice of lime and cilantro

3.  Barbecue chicken breasts after marinating, roughly 12min on each side or until internal temperature reaches 160F

4.  Place chicken breast atop quinoa and top with cilantro, side with any steamed veggies or roasted brussels sprouts

5. Enjoy

 

NUTRITION FACTS - will vary depending on your serving size of chicken and quinoa

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