I’m fortunate to come from a family of experienced cooks where it’s truly second nature to create mouthwatering masterpieces from an assortment of ingredients requiring time & skill…I did not hone in on those skills…at all. More than a handful of steps or prep that takes longer than 20 minutes, I’m over it. Honestly if it takes 15 minutes I’m trying to see what I can skip for it to take 10 minutes. I love food, loathe cooking however I have staples I constantly prepare with ease.
Here are my favorite fast, great tasting, completely error proof recipes.
• Spay muffin tin with PAM.
• Put in veggies, fresh or frozen, half full (optional)
• Fill 1/2 – 3/4 with liquid egg whites
• Top off with Mrs. Dash (optional), bake at 400 degrees 10-15 minutes
I make these up a couple times a week. I have a snack ready to grab. Zero effort. I use them in breakfast wraps, late night snack with avocado or walnuts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZHTZFWnS38
• Cut in half & remove seeds (the trick to cutting it is to rock the knife into the squash like a teeter totter)
• Cut side down put in microwavable dish with ¼ cup water
• Cover with plastic wrap & cook in microwave for 13 minutes
• Let cool & scrape insides with fork
Alternative is to line cookie sheet with aluminum, spray with PAM, put cut side down, bake at 350 for 45 minutes
I eat this with my crockpot chicken; I substitute it for noodles in soup. I also eat it with whey protein the combination tastes like a dessert.
• Process fresh (tastes the best) or frozen cauliflower
• Put in microwavable dish & cover
• Microwave 5 minutes
Again I add to my chicken meals or add protein with a little bit of water or almond milk for a dessert tasting snack
• Put in desired amount of frozen chicken
• 1 jar of Verde (16oz)
• 1 can low sodium black beans
• Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning to taste
• Cook on high for 6 hours, add laughing cow cheese (optional)
Eat in a bowl or wrapped in a tortilla (I use low carb, my husband uses whole wheat)
I crockpot everything! I throw in chicken, vegetables, apple cider vinegar, beans & Mrs. Dash. I freeze half of it & have meals ready throughout the week
Peanut Butter Balls
• Mix 2 servings of PB2 (powdered peanut butter found at your local health market)
• 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder
• Sugar free sweetener of your choice (the crystals work best, add to your taste)
• Add 2 TBLS water. Mix until it dough like. Be patient, keep mixing, may add a few drops of water(not too much).
• Roll into a ball & place in refrigerator
This is a true tesament of my lack of kitchen patience…I have a tendency to not roll these into balls and place in fridge…they’re so good I eat them instantly. Don’t judge me.
This creation is from Ifpa Pro Mendy Lynn, Certified Personal Trainer at Laser Sharp Fitness, Chic Clique Coach & Nutrition Expert. Check out: chiccliquefitness.com