Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Slow-Cooker-Turkey-Breast-02I had such a great response from my previous slow cooker recipe (slow cooker honey chicken) that I thought I’d go back to that well and find a slow cooker recipe that is Thanksgiving friendly.  This one is a healthy alternative to the carb-heavy mainstays of turkey day.  The key to avoiding major weight gains on a heavy-eating day like Thanksgiving is to plan ahead.   Don’t just sit at the table and start chowing away, have a gameplan.  Think ahead about what you will and won’t eat and decide how much you’re going to eat (I recommend stopping at one plate).   Continue reading “Slow Cooker Turkey Breast”

Butternut Squash and Barley Salad

KRsM9QwLast’s weeks post (Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken) was so popular that I figured I’d post another one of my wife’s favorite recipes.  This one I really love when she makes. The egg is optional.  If you want to ratchet up the protein add more scrambled or hard boiled egg whites.   Continue reading “Butternut Squash and Barley Salad”

Orange Chicken Fingers

Orange Chicken Fingers

Being the father of four kids (one of them an extremely picky eater) I know how hard it is to find foods that everyone will eat.   I can say that I know from experience but my knowledge is second hand as its my wife that bears the brunt of this challenge so gracefully.  If you throw on top of this the challenge of finding healthy options for your kids to help them develop and prevent you from feeling always guilty, you’re in for it.   Continue reading “Orange Chicken Fingers”

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean tuna salad

My ongoing and epic saga to to cut carbs and increase protein continues of late.  I have previously discussed why low carb diets are effective (Maybe A Calorie Isnt. Just a Calorie) and why getting enough protein is so difficult and important (Pro Protein).  Check out those posts to get the dish on those topics.  Speaking of a dish, I have decided to substitute salad with tuna and feta for my lunch.  This is a great option for many reasons.   Continue reading “Mediterranean Tuna Salad”

Quinoa “Fried Rice”

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I was trolling my favorite recipe site skinnytaste.com to find a gluten-free recipe since that is all the rage.  I figured it would be good for all our Jewish friends who will be leaven-free for the next week or so as well.  When going gluten-free quinoa is a great way to go.  This South American seed has many grain-like qualities without actually being a grain.  It is a great lower calorie substitute for rice or pasta.  Enjoy!

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Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

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I’m not sure if this is a bad thing, but my palate has never fully grown up. I learned this a few weeks ago at a wedding when I found myself jealous of the chicken nuggets and french fries my kids were eating.  It’s not that my fancy chicken with a fancy sauce was not tasty. It’s not that the salad wasn’t yummy, it’s just that I didn’t recognize some of the vegetables in it.  At least I think they were vegetables.  I think there was a twig of some kind.   Continue reading “Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets”

Oven Roasted Carrot Fries

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As usual, I’m posting a recipe that my wife, in her constant culinary exploration, has discovered.  She’s constantly experimenting with healthy recipes and this was one of my favorites.  It’s a great snack food.  It’s easy to make, high bulk, and low calorie.  Feel free to get creative and experiment with different spices.  Enjoy! Continue reading “Oven Roasted Carrot Fries”

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