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Salted Caramel Shakeology

With autumn weather coming (and me not being a huge fan of pumpkin flavored anything) it seemed fitting to whip up a fall treat.  Salted Caramel Shakeology was the perfect fit!  So yummy, and only 205 calories for a healthy, filling breakfast that will keep you satisfied until your next meal.  Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Shakeology

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 scoop/packet chocolate/vegan chocolate shakeology
  • 1 tsp caramel extract
  • 1 handful spinach (or whatever leafy greens you want – you can’t taste them!)
  • 4oz unsweetened original almond milk
  • 8oz water
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Ice

Directions

  • Mix all together and blend until smooth.

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Soooo tasty!  Yum!!

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Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken

This was a great, great recipe!  My husband loved it, and it was easier than I had anticipated.  Kudos to the original recipe found at http://www.dananicolefitness.com/recipe/cheddar-and-broccoli-stuffed-chicken/ – I only made a couple of changes.

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thin (pound thin with mallet, if needed)
  • 75-1 cup Colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli, frozen
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Touch of sea salt
  • 12 toothpicks
  • Pam olive oil cooking spray

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coat chicken with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika
  • Sprinkle Colby jack cheese on chicken breasts, evenly. Save a bit to add to the top of each chicken breast after you fold and toothpick them together
  • Spread chopped broccoli evenly on top of each chicken breast.
  • Fold each chicken breast in half, containing all of the broccoli and cheese you can, and insert about 2-3 toothpicks each to secure it20160816_192857
  • Lightly spray the top of each chicken breast – I actually added a touch of garlic, pepper, and paprika to the top of each20160816_192904
  • Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and cook for about 25 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked
  • Remove aluminum foil, and sprinkle with remaining cheese
  • Bake uncovered for an addition 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted

I served this with some brown rice.  Next time, I’d like to add spinach to the innards of the chicken “roll”, and see how that turns out.  For now, I hope you like it!

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Caprese Salad Bites

We took these out on a beach day for snacks, and they were a HIT.  Now, they are “healthy” as long as you don’t eat…like…10 of them (which is harder than it seems).  However, this recipe is SUPER easy, full of flavor, and packed with fresh ingredients.

Caprese salad bites

  • Servings: However many you’d like!
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Mozzarella, fresh (I used the Trader Joe’s mozzarella balls)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Basil leaves (we used fresh from the garden, but you could buy them as well)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Toothpicks

Directions

  • Wash all cherry tomatoes and basil leaves
  • Place mozzarella ball, cherry, and basil on toothpick; this is one caprese “bite”
  • Repeat until you have made the desired number of caprese “bites”
  • Once finished, drizzle small amount of extra virgin olive oil on each bite, followed by a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar

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Enjoy!  These are soooo delicious.  Do keep in mind it’s important to keep moderation in mind – but these are great for a dinner party or any sort of get together!

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