Steak, Chicken, Salmon, or Shrimp Caesar Salad

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-fine-dining-meal-bacon-salad-image18564706

Steak, Chicken, Salmon, or Shrimp Caesar Salad

Recipe Type: Main Dishes
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 6-8 ounce steak, chicken, shrimp, or salmon
  • Large bowl of romaine lettuce
  • 1-2 ounce of grated Parmesan cheese (omit if using steak or salmon)
  • Dip fork lightly in Litehouse Caesar dressing on side (or another all natural, no sugar Caesar dressing)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Season the steak, chicken, shrimp, or salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill, steam or broil the protein.
  3. Prepare the salad in a bowl by mixing the Parmesan and romaine.
  4. Keep the dressing on the side for dipping as it goes a longer way when it is dipped. Once the protein is complete, slice and place on top of salad.
  5. Can be enjoyed warm or saved to be eaten later by storing in the fridge.

 

Naked Chicken Taco Salad

 

Naked Chicken Taco Salad

Recipe Type: Main Dishes
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 6-8 ounce chicken breast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder to taste
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced OR 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Bowl of Romaine Lettuce or any other leafy, dark lettuce
  • 1-2 cups of chopped peppers
  • 1-2 ounce hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 cup total shredded cheddar, Colby, and/or Monterey jack cheese
Instructions
  1. Add salt, black pepper, garlic, cayenne pepper, chili powder to chicken and then grill on medium high heat until the center is no longer pink.
  2. Add chopped peppers and continue to cook until peppers becomes bright and are still firm. Once chicken is done, place to the side.
  3. Add the other ingredients into the salad bowl.
  4. Dice chicken and add to the salad.
  5. Top with cheese, toss and enjoy!

 

Yogurt Chicken

 

Yogurt Chicken

Recipe Type: Main Dishes
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 6-8 ounce of chicken breast
  • 1 cup of Stonyfield Farm’s organic plain full-fat yogurt (for marinade)
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cucumber
  • Greek Dressing:
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • Juice of half a lemon
Instructions
  1. Take all the ingredients, except the chicken and lemon and stir in a bowl.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice into the mix.
  3. Marinade the chicken in the mixture and let it sit at least 8 hours in the marinade. The longer the better, 24 hours is best.
  4. Grill the chicken until thoroughly cooked.
  5. Add Greek dressing and enjoy!

 

Cobb Salad

 

Cobb Salad

Recipe Type: Salads
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 6-8 ounce grilled chicken, sliced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 scallions/green onions
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 whole Omega-3 egg, hard-boiled, sliced
  • Unlimited mixed greens
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Grilled Chicken:
  1. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  2. Place on a grill or on a pan with medium heat.
  3. Cook until there is no pink in the center.
  4. Allow to cool and then slice into very thin pieces.
Salad:
  1. Place greens, scallions, egg, tomato, crumbles and chicken into a bowl. Toss the ingredients in the bowl.
  2. You may then mix the olive oil and sherry vinegar in a small separate container and add it to salad and toss again.

 

Juicy Steak and Garlic Green Beans

 

Juicy Steak and Garlic Green Beans

Recipe Type: Main Dishes
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • Steak:
  • 6-8 ounce of extra lean steak (Sirloin or Filet)
  • 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Garlic Green Beans:
  • 4-5 Cloves of garlic, sliced
  • One bag of frozen green beans (fresh ones work too)
  • Peanut oil cooking spray
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
Steak:
  1. Preheat the oven on broiler setting.
  2. Mince garlic and rub onto both sides of the steak.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place on a broiler pan and into the oven.
  5. Check on the steak after 10 minutes.
  6. Once it is brown on one side, flip the steak.
  7. Check on the steak again after 5 minutes.
  8. Once it is brown and slightly crispy on that side, it is ready to serve.
  9. If you are particular about the level of doneness, you can check by cutting a little into the steak. This steak can also be cooked on a grill.
Garlic green beans:
  1. Spray a skillet on high heat with the peanut oil in a spray bottle.
  2. Sauté the green beans. This should take about 10 minutes. Make sure to move them around every 2 minutes or so to cook the beans evenly.
  3. After 8 minutes add the garlic, continue to cook until the beans are hot to the touch.
  4. Dash on some salt to taste

 

Fiesta Chicken or Shrimp

 

Fiesta Chicken or Shrimp
Recipe Type: Main Dishes
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 6-8 ounces chicken breast, cut into thin strips or 3-4 ounces shrimp
  • 3 Tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup of spotlight bell peppers, cut into strips
  • ½ cup of onion, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients, except for the olive oil. Allow to marinade for several hours.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil once the skillet is hot.
  3. Throw the meat onto the skillet and move around as it cooks over the high heat.
  4. Once the meat is almost done, take the remaining contents of the marinade and throw them into the skillet.
  5. Allow them to cook for a few minutes until hot, but not soggy.
  6. Serve on a platter, and enjoy.
  7. Goes well with [url href=”http://thegratefulplate.org/cauliflower-rice/” target=”_blank”]cauliflower rice[/url].

 

 

 

Chicken (No) Parmesan

 

Chicken Parmesan
Recipe Type: Main Dishes
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 6-8 ounce of chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of no sugar added marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • [url href=”http://thegratefulplate.org/spaghetti-squash/” target=”_blank”]Spaghetti squash[/url]
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Beat the chicken breast with a tenderizer or anything heavy enough until the chicken has become widened and flat.
  3. On a skillet sprayed with peanut oil, over medium heat, cook the chicken until both sides are golden brown.
  4. Place the chicken in a baking dish, pour the sauce over it and finally sprinkle the cheese.
  5. Place it in the oven and remove once the cheese and sauce begin to bubble. Serve over [url href=”http://thegratefulplate.org/spaghetti-squash/” target=”_blank”]spaghetti squash[/url].

 

 

 

Seafood Piccata

 

Seafood Piccata
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 6-8 ounce of tilapia, thinly sliced (or any other fish or seafood of choice)
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax meal salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasonings
  • Peanut oil in cooking spray
  • 1 fresh lemon or 3 Tablespoons of pure lemon juice
  • 1 cup of white cooking wine
  • 2 Tablespoons of jarred capers with juice
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Spray a baking sheet with peanut oil and preheat the oven at 325 degrees. Place egg whites in a small bowl. Take ground flax meal and place in a Ziploc bag. Place fish in it and lightly coat it with the flax. Remove the fish and sprinkle salt and Italian seasonings. Place the olive oil in a pan and place over medium heat. Cook the tilapia until flaky to the touch and remove.
  2. For the sauce, use the same pan over medium heat. Spoon the capers making sure to use as much of the juice as possible. Place them into the pan. Pour the white wine into the pan and stir. Finally cut the lemon in half and pit it and squeeze one half of the lemon into the mixture or pour the 3 Tbsp of pure lemon juice. Stir until little bubbles form and then place on very low heat to keep warm.
  3. Take the tilapia and place into the sauce. Serve by placing the fish on a plate and pouring the remaining sauce on top. For an extra kick, you can grate and sprinkle a little lemon zest and parsley on top of the dish. You may garnish by slicing the other lemon half and/or by using a few sprigs of parsley.

 

Caprese Salad

 

Caprese Salad
Recipe Type: Side Dishes
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 1 tomato
  • 2-4 ounces of fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Dash of Italian Seasonings
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Slice the tomato into 1/4 “ slices.
  2. Slice the mozzarella to match the amount of tomato slices you come up with.
  3. Place the slices of mozzarella on top of the tomato slices. T
  4. op each one with a basil leaf.
  5. Mix the other ingredients and pour over the tomatoes.

 

Chocolate-Chocolate Mint Shake

 

Chocolate-Chocolate Mint Shake
Recipe Type: Smoothies
Author: Coach Nancy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 scoops UMP protein powder
  • 3 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp of natural or organic peppermint extract
  • 6 Tbsp flax meal
Instructions
  1. Mix in a blender and enjoy.