Anti-Inflammatory Baked Chicken

Anti-inflammatory Chicken Strips

Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Spices Lately, I have been working with a lot of clients to incorporate an anti-inflammatory diet.  They have Arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, IBS, Chronic ulcers, Sinusitis, and many other conditions that cause pain and unpleasant symptoms.  I was thrilled when this study came out showing scientific evidence that adding herbs and spices to foods can significantly reduce inflammation markers! The researchers used a particular blend of herbs and spices to create this effect.  These herbs and spices likely have their own unique benefits, but when they are combined…

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Parmesan Baked Chicken Strips

Simple, delicious, and low-carb, the whole family will love these chicken strips! Parmesan Baked Chicken Strips These chicken strips have been a hit in my family for the last couple of years, and I am finally getting around to sharing this amazing recipe!  They are simple and easy to make, and only take 20 minutes to bake.  One of my favorite flavors is fresh parmesan cheese, so make sure you get a good quality cheese.  Don’t buy the kind that has extra ingredients to keep it from “caking”.  Fresh is…

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Strawberry Basil Breakfast Cookies

Strawberry Basil Breakfast Cookies Because who doesn’t want a breakfast cookie for breakfast?!  This summer I have an overabundance of basil growing in my garden.  I am not tired of it yet, and so I am experimenting with it in a lot of ways!  These strawberry basil breakfast cookies were one of my experiments, but they really were delicious.  I do get bored with breakfast sometimes, and so I always like to try new things.  I am delighted when they come out really yummy! Ingredients for Strawberry Basil Breakfast Cookies…

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Easy Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad This caprese salad is so easy and delicious!  I love making different kinds of salads in the summer using the fresh vegetables right out of my garden.  There is nothing like the fresh taste of home grown tomatoes and basil!  This salad is full of flavor and is a good sources of protein when using fresh mozzarella cheese. Ingredients: 4 Small chopped tomatoes, or about 40 cherry tomatoes, quartered 4 Slices of fresh mozzarella, cut into bit sized pieces 1 small bunch of fresh basil leaves (about…

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Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Wow!  This vegetable lasagna turned out so much better than I could have hoped for!!!  It was amazing! It started with an idea from a recipe in Diabetic Living.https://www.bhg.com/shopping/subscribe-to-diabetic-living-magazine/  I like getting these magazines because often they have fun recipes to try!  The recipe caught my eye since I had a Nutrition Genetic Profile done in August through Nutrigenomix https://www.nutrigenomix.com/.  The test showed that my body (especially my metabolism and my heart) do better eating less saturated fat (animal fats).  This made me really consider eating more vegetarian meals.  In the…

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Mediterranean Chicken Bowls

Mediterranean Chicken Bowls This recipe was inspired by an impromptu dinner gathering this weekend with some friends.  I actually hadn’t planned what I was going to make for dinner, but I knew I wanted something with hummus and feta.  I don’t know, I guess I was craving all things Mediterranean!  I searched for some recipes, but didn’t really find one I liked, so I made this up, and it was delicious!!!  I hope you enjoy it too! These chicken bowls are so delicious they will please the whole family.  They…

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Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pasta

As with most pasta dishes, they are a little higher in carbohydrates than some other dishes.  The key is to really watch your portions of the pasta!  This recipe is a great one to make and then portion into containers to freeze to eat for later.  You can also try some of the higher protein pasta options. Serves: 8 Total cooking time: About 30 minutes 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Chicken Breasts, diced ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper Note: You can substitute chicken sausage for chicken breast…

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

My Great Grandma had great Italian roots and she liked everything super spicy!  My dad called these the “3 glasses of milk meatballs” because she would make them so spicy.  You don’t have to make them spicy.  My kids (7 and 3 years old) don’t love spicy, and so we keep these mild.  The cayenne pepper is really not necessary as they have excellent flavor without it, but if you like a little spice, go for it.  Add 1/8 tsp for a little spice and 1/2 tsp for a lot…

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Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Easy Homemade Chicken Broth   Chicken broth can be expensive, and full of ingredients that you can’t pronounce, so I put together a fairly easy way to make it using a rotisserie chicken you can buy at any store ($4-8).  When you consider that a quart of good quality chicken broth is $3.99, this is a pretty good deal!  You also have the chicken you can use for a couple meals during the week.  You can also roast your own chicken, which isn’t too hard to do, but sometimes the…

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Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan

Oven baked chicken, home-made marinara sauce, and naturally delicious shredded parmesan make this recipe one to keep!  With no frying involved, this chicken parmesan will have you amazed that it is under 500 Calories per serving.  Add a couple servings of steamed vegetables to make it a favorite meal of the whole family. Serves 8                Ingredients:  3 Tbsp Butter 2 Tbsp Olive Oil ¾ cup Panko Bread Crumbs ½ cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Basil (or 1 tsp dried basil) ½ tsp Salt ½ tsp Oregano 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1.2…

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