MAPLE SUGAR ACORN SQUASH

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of Water
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ginger
  • 1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Acorn Squash
  • Glass Baking Dish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse squash, cut in half, and scoop seeds.
  3. Place face down in 1½ cups of water
  4. Bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Combine butter, cinnamon, ginger, and pure maple syrup in a small bowl.
  6. Remove from oven, drain water, and flip squash.
  7. Pour combined ingredients into the center of each half, dividing them evenly.
  8. Bake 10 minutes.

2 Servings

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BAKED GOAT CHEESE BITES

YUM

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounce Goat Cheese Log
  • ¼ cup Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Cage-Free Egg
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Small Bowl
  • Baking Sheet

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray baking sheet with Olive Oil Spray.
  3. Crack and scramble egg in small bowl.
  4. Pour WW bread crumbs onto a clean flat surface.
  5. Slice off ¼ inch of goat cheese, dip in egg, and cover in WW bread crumbs. Goat cheese should be very cold!
  6. Place on baking sheet and repeat.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

2-3 servings

MEATLOAF CUPCAKES

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Ingredients:
•1 lb of Organic Lean Ground Turkey
•1tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb
•1 egg
•2 tbs of Red Onion
•¾ cup of grated Zucchini
•¼ cup grated Carrot
•2 tbs Parmesan Cheese
•2 tbs of Organic Ketchup

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grate zucchini and carrot, and set aside with chopped onion. *make sure zucchini has been dried with paper towel to absorb moisture.
3. In a bowl combine meat, egg, Mrs. Dash, parmesan cheese, and ketchup. Mix with hands.
4. Fold vegetables into meatloaf.
5. Spray cupcake pan with olive oil. * If this is for a party, you may prefer to use tin liners.
6. Spoon meatloaf into individual cupcake tins about ¾ of a way high.
7. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Mashed Cauliflower Frosting
Ingredients:
•½ head Cauliflower
•Organic Non-fat Milk
•Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese
•Kosher Salt/Fresh Ground Pepper
•1 tbs of Butter with Olive Oil
•Garlic Powder

Directions:
1. Boil cauliflower until it falls apart when speared.
2. In a Magic Bullet or mini food processor combine cauliflower, a splash of non-fat milk, garlic powder, and 2 tbs of greek yogurt cream cheese.
3. Blend until a smooth “potato” paste forms.
4. Add salt and pepper (to taste)
5. Plop one tablespoon of mash on individual turkey meatloaf cupcakes. (If making these ahead of time or for meal prep, wait to add until just before consumption).

12 servings (2 cupcakes per serving)

 

MONDAY

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Mondays are one of my favorite days of the week (followed by Sundays in the fall of course…football, sunday dinner, walks). They promise forgiveness and a fresh start. They give us another chance to do more and be better. They often force us to step out of comfort zones and begin a new chapter. This week I am striving to stay close to whatever brings me the most happiness and letting go everything else. I for one needed some change in my exercise routine and diet.No matter how fit we are, every so often we need reminders of how good our body’s are at adapting. If we don’t switch up our routines, we not only see no progress, but we lose that rush. I’m extremely motived and anxious to see my body change. Never put a limit on your goals.

ROSEMARY CHICKEN ALFREDO

1) Preheat oven to 475.
2) Carefully jab a knife into the spaghetti squash, making sure to leave a generous amount of wholes to allow for the vegetable to steam.
3) Bake whole for 30 minutes then cut in half and out scoop seeds. Add 2 tsp of olive oil, garlic powder, and pepper to each half and bake face up for another 20-30 minutes.
4) In a pan sear, bake, or grill 1 chicken breast seasoned with garlic powder, rosemary, and pepper.
4) Scrape out one half (for 1 serving) and add one laughing cow light swiss wedge..mix and micro for 20 seconds to melt.
5) Slice chicken into strips and add to squash with a little parmesan (optional)!

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