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Wednesday
Nov092016

Orange Chicken

Raise your hand if you love Chinese takeout. Keep your hand raised if you feel kind of terrible after you eat it.  I’m with ya there. For that reason alone, I have quite the love-hate relationship with Chinese food. And you know, food should make us feel GOOD-both while we are eating it and once we are done. Enter this recipe. Not only is it super simple to whip up, but it heats well if you have leftovers for the next day.

Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts, 4 ounces each
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2.5 tbsp arrowroot powder mixed with 4 tbsp cold water
  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 2 cups broccoli, fresh or frozen (thawed)

Instructions:

  1. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, combine the coconut aminos and next five ingredients. Pour over chicken mixture and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  3. About 20 minutes before serving, remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Heat 1/2 tbsp coconut oil over medium heat and sauté garlic until fragrant. Add in reserved liquid from slow cooker and stir to combine.
  4. In small bowl, combine arrowroot starch with cold water and slowly add into sauce and stir until thickened.
  5. Return chicken to crockpot and pour thickened sauce over top. Add remaining 1/2 tbsp coconut oil to skillet and add broccoli and riced cauliflower. Sauté until browned.
  6. Serve shredded chicken over cauliflower and broccoli.

Nutrition:

Per Serving (4 ounces chicken, ½ cup broccoli, ½ cup cauliflower rice):  Calories: 340 | Carbohydrates: 26 grams | Fat: 8 grams | Protein: 38 grams

Tuesday
Jul122016

Cinnamon Chai Energy Balls

Generation UCAN has been a lifesaver this summer. I have used it to supplement my triathlon training and it truly has done wonders for my energy levels during the actual workout and recovery. Not surprising since clinical studies using the product have indicated that it keeps blood glucose levels more stable and also puts the body into an improved fat burning state. As an endurance athlete who needs to keep blood sugars from dropping out and prevent that dreaded “bonk,” you can understand why this product has been so awesome for me.

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Tuesday
Jun212016

Summer Grilling

Summer is here which means it’s time to fire up the grill!  Join Julie Brown, Life Time’s National Nutrition Program Manager, as she share her top tips for eating healthy while grilling.

Monday
Jun062016

Healthy Substitutes

Looking for some easy substitutes for some not-so-healthy (yet common) foods?  Check out our resident expert - Julie Brown - both Registered Dietitian and National Nutrition Program Manager at Life Time.  She'll answer this common inquiry with the right advise to follow.

Friday
Mar252016

Cheesy Baked Tomatoes

Looking for an easy side dish to complement a nicely grilled piece of salmon of beefy steak?  Baked tomatoes are possibly one of the easiest and taste-worthy sides in the book.  There are many ways to prepare this fruit, but if you’ve never baked or broiled them before – you must try this recipe.  With less than 20 minutes to prep and cook, you’ll want to add this dish into your menu rotation this season!

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Friday
Mar252016

Life Cafe: Cobb Salad

Another secret salad recipe from the Life Café – super easy to assemble and full of in season produce and tasty fats.  With a little bit of chopping and prepping, the layering of different ingredients for a Cobb salad can be endless.  Below is our take on the best flavor and ingredient combination – but feel free to sub in a different cheese or vegetable to your preference. 

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Friday
Mar112016

Healthy Shamrock Shake

Are you one of the many that fall victim to craving this shake every Spring?  There's something about a green and mint-flavored milk shake that is hard to resist.  Not only does it taste amazing - but it's fun to celebrate holiday's with themed foods and beverages.

But - we also know this shake carries a ton not-so-healthy ingredients.  Far from what we'd recommend on this blog.  Check out our take on a healthy Shamrock Shake.  It's not only full of amazing real food ingredients, but super tasty and provides a way to celebrate Spring's up and coming holiday. 

Enjoy!

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