Monday, September 17, 2018

Clean and simple meals for high or low carb days

Carb cycling or just trying to eat cleaner and at home more? I've got you covered with the following list of super clean, super simple meals. Most of them are easy to make ahead or to double, triple or quadruple to freeze for easy and quick access to good REAL food.

Lower carb day favorites:

Tuna on "toast"

Chicken and pesto spaghetti squash

Chicken Soup

30 minute salmon and sides

Eggs on a pile of veggies

Chicken fried cauliflower rice

Burrito Bowl (leave out the beans if on a low carb day)

Perfectly easy pork tenderloin

Chicken Sausage with veggies

                                          Higher carb day favorites:

Super Salad

Breakfast-lunch-dinner-snack casserole

Butternut squash soup (in a blender)

Simple chili (great over a potato-sweet or plain!)

Short ribs with carrots

Quinoa muffins

Autumn quinoa salad

Saturday, September 15, 2018

My favorite super fast “fried rice”

This meal is just perfection in my book. It's a way lower carb, way higher veggie version of fried rice with tons of yummy protein and it's so fast and so yummy.I just get this amazing cauliflower fried rice at Trader Joe's, some extra cauliflower rice, broccoli, chicken an egg and coconut aminos (tastes like soy sauce but with health benefits). The chicken is the "hardest" part....but not if you use leftovers from grilling or baking, or, in a pinch, a rotisserie chicken from sprouts (super clean) does the trick.

What you need:

  • 1 tsp coconut or avocado oil
  • Cauliflower Fried Rice
  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Broccoli (I'm lazy...or efficient...and get the steam in the bag kind)
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup chicken
  • 1 egg

What you do:

  1. Heat oil in a skillet
  2. Add all ingredients except egg and sautee until heated through
  3. Push your "fried rice" to the side of the skillet and scramble the egg on the other side
  4. Mix everything together 
  5. EAT IT!