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Baked Frittata

This dish is so easy to make. It’s delicious, healthy and always a favorite in our house. Below are directions on how to make any kind of baked frittata. I used dill, parsley, scallions and feta. But feel free to use whatever you like.

Ingredients:

-12 eggs

-2 handfuls of cheese

-2 tablespoons of milk

-Add in any veggies, spices and herbs you want (be sure to cook veggies beforehand and let them cool before adding them to the eggs to prevent eggs from cooking)

-Salt & pepper

Directions:

Set oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly cover 9in pan in olive oil or butter. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, cheese, herbs, salt, pepper and/or cooked and cooled veggies. Pour into the 9in baking pan. Bake until golden brown and center feels springy 25 minutes. Enjoy! 

20 Minute Chicken Tacos

This is my husband’s and I go to dish almost twice (maybe even 3 times) a week. The chicken is packed with flavor and we seriously cannot get enough! It’s healthy, fast and EASY to make after a long day. I season, he grills, I chop and voilá! Dinner is served. We normally are so happy with these tacos, we do not need any side dishes. BUT, if you are wanting some ideas feel free to contact me 🙂 I have a couple dishes that take no time at all!

Ingredients:

6 chicken thighs w/ fat trimmed (chicken breasts for even healthier option)

1-1.5 tbsp cumin

3 limes

Salt and pepper to season

Siete almond tortillas (regular flour or corn tortillas if not healthy conscience)

2 jalapeños

1/2 small white onion

1 bundle cilantro

Tomatillo salsa

Recipe:

First, turn the gas grill on to medium-high heat (gas grill makes this dish quick). Then, add the juice of 2 limes to both sides of the chicken. Season both sides of trimmed thighs with cumin, salt and pepper. Add the thighs on the grill for 6-8 mins on each side (depends on thickness, may take longer). While they are cooking, finely chop the onion, jalapeños, cilantro and cut the lime into wedges. Set aside.

After 12-16 mins, take chicken off the grill to rest. Then, on a large sauté pan warm up the tortillas. While they are being heated, chop the chicken. 

When tortillas are done start to assemble your tacos with chicken, onion, jalapeños, cilantro, lime, tomatillo salsa and buen provecho!

Pan-Seared Snapper in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce & Lentil Pasta

For the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce:

2 tablespoons garlic olive oil

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

5 large cloves garlic, minced

1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

1/4 cup dry white wine (don’t be afraid to splash in more)

1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped (I always add more)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest

1 can of artichokes

1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

For the Snapper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 and 1/2 pounds fresh snapper, cut into 4 pieces

For the Pasta

1 packet of POW lentil linguine pasta

The White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce:

Heat oil in a large sautè pan on medium heat. Add crushed red pepper flakes, garlic and sautè for 1 minute. Add in the cherry tomatoes, stirring every so often, until they’re soft and blistering, around 12 minutes. Add in the white wine, stir, and allow the mixture to come to a light simmer. Meanwhile, stir in the basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, artichokes, parmesan, salt, and pepper and cook for about 2 minutes. (Reserve some sauce in a bowl to use pour over the snapper later) Add in pasta to coat evenly.

The Pasta

Add pasta to 4 quarts boiling water. Return to boil, stirring frequently. Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes. Begin tasting pasta after 6 minutes and cook to desired tenderness. Add pasta to the tomato basil sauce and coat evenly.

The Snapper

Heat oil in a large sautè pan over medium heat. Season both sides of snapper with salt and pepper. Place snapper in the oil and cook about 5 minutes. Carefully flip the snapper over continue to cook for another 5 minutes (or until cooked through).

Pour the side sauce over the snapper and add the snapper over the pasta to serve.