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Recipes Made Simple: No fuss Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries


As part of my Recipes Made Simple Cooking Guide, one of my favorite sides to use are sweet potatoes.  This recipe is very simple.  All you will need is 1 large sweet potato, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and cooking spray.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400-degrees
  • Peel potato and cut into fries
  • Spread fries onto a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  • Evenly coat the fries with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
  • Place into the oven and cook until tender usually 15-20 minutes depending on how thick you cut your fries.

Optional: once tender, spray the fries one more time and place in the broiler on low for 2 minutes. This will give the fries a little extra crisp.  

Full recipe: Jalapeño and Onion Burger

Cheap Ebook Cookbooks for Beginners:
Meal Prep: The Best Meal Prep Recipes Cookbook for Preparing Clean, Delicious, and Nutritious Meals (Meal Prep, Meal Prep Cookbook, Meal Planning 1)
Crockpot Cookbook: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes for Healthy Slow Cooker Meals (Crockpot Recipes, Crock Pot Cookbook, Crock Pot Recipes Cookbook, Slow Cooker Recipes)
Clean Eating: 25 Healthy Recipes to Lose Weight with Amazing Speed
30 Healthy Dinner Recipes For Rapid Weight Loss: Impress Your Loved One! (Best Recipes for Dieters Cookbook Book 1)

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And for help planning meals visit $5 Meal Plan

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Easy to Make No Bake Oatmeal Protein Bites

These Oatmeal Protein Bites, are perfect on the go snacks that are low-fat and packed with protein.  Each Bite contains less than 2 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbohydrates, and more than 5 grams of protein. These are easy to make no hassle treats that everyone will enjoy.

The ingredients for this recipe are very basic and directions are easy to follow.

For this recipe, I use Organic PBfit – All-Natural Chocolate Peanut Butter Powder.  I like to use this because it helps lower the amount of fat in these bites. Other ingredients include Rolled Oats, Protein Powder, Unsweet Cocoa Powder, Cinnamon, Unsweetened Almond Milk, and Stevia.  I like to use the Stevia to help add sweetness, but you can add honey or Agave Syrup to help sweeten the Bites.

To make these Bites, simply mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix them together. Then, add the Almond Milk and mix until you have a thick consistency.  Set in the Refrigerator for at least 2 hours.  This step is important to help soften the oatmeal.  After 2 hours roll into 15 even sized bites, and you’re ready to enjoy.

Oatmeal Bite Ingredients (Yields 15 Bites):

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, split into 15 even Oatmeal Bites
  • Place into a container to store in the refrigerator.

Nutrients per 3 Bites:

  • Calories: 222
  • Fats 5 g
  • Carbs 32 g
  • Protein 16 g

Cheap Ebook Cookbooks for Beginners:
Meal Prep: The Best Meal Prep Recipes Cookbook for Preparing Clean, Delicious, and Nutritious Meals (Meal Prep, Meal Prep Cookbook, Meal Planning 1)
Crockpot Cookbook: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes for Healthy Slow Cooker Meals (Crockpot Recipes, Crock Pot Cookbook, Crock Pot Recipes Cookbook, Slow Cooker Recipes)
Clean Eating: 25 Healthy Recipes to Lose Weight with Amazing Speed
30 Healthy Dinner Recipes For Rapid Weight Loss: Impress Your Loved One! (Best Recipes for Dieters Cookbook Book 1)

Follow me on Pinterest @Mvernst07

What’s for Dinner? Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast with Quinoa & Brown Rice, Bell Pepper, Asparagus and Spinach.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken Breast  
  • 1 package of Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice (Get mine at Costco)
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 2 cups Fresh Spinach
  • 8 ounces Asparagus
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Season Chicken Breast with dry Italian seasoning, black pepper, and granulated garlic.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
  3. Place Chicken Breast in the oil and cook for 5 minutes each side.  After the 10 minutes, place the Chicken Breast on a cooking sheet, and place in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  After the 10 minutes remove Chicken and let rest.
  4. After removing Chicken from the pan, add the chopped asparagus to the pan. Season with garlic, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. After 3 minutes add 2 cups of spinach to the pan and cook until tender.
  6. Follow the directions on the package for the Quinoa and Brown rice.
  7. Slice pepper, plate and serve!

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments below. Enjoy!

 

 

Shredded Chicken with Rice and Potatoes Meal of the week


This is my large lunch meal prep for the week

Ingredients

  • Chicken Thighs (hand trim fat)
  • Little potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Rice
  • Salt, pepper, garlic
  • Taco seasoning

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Chicken: Hand-trim fat off the thighs, place thighs in an aluminum cooking pan and cover with taco seasoning. Add half a cup of water to the bottom of the pan and cover with 2 layers of aluminum foil. Place pan on a cooking sheet and cook for 2.5 hours. After the 2.5 hours take out of the oven, keeping pan covered, let stand for another 30 minutes.

Potatoes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Quarter the little potatoes and spread onto a greased cooking sheet. Spray potatoes with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Place in oven and cook until tender. When tender, take out spray with cooking spray and place in broiler until the tops are crisped.

Rice: In a large pot bring 7 cups of water to a boil. Place 1.5 cups of rice into the pot and cover, stirring occasionally. Cook until all water has been absorbed by the rice. I like my rice kind of think and sticky.