Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

This is such a great fritter recipe because it’s a rare fritter recipe find that doesn’t include bread crumbs of some sort. No  breadcrumbs here, so that makes these fritters gluten free, low carb, and 100% nutritious! They are also INCREDIBLY delicious, and so easy to make! This may just be your favorite way to use your summer zucchini!

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Cook Time 15 Minutes
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  1. Wash and dry zucchini. Grate zucchini using the large holes of a cheese grater and place in a large bowl. Squeeze dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl with the zucchini, and stir until well combined.
  3. Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Drop about 1/4 cup batter into the skillet, and use a small spoon to form each fritter in the pan.
  5. Cook about 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  6. Set fritters aside and keep warm while cooking the rest. Repeat with remaining batter to make the rest of the fritters.
  7. Enjoy warm with low fat Greek yogurt or sour cream if desired!
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Oat flour is really simple to make at home! Just put some old fashioned oats in a blender or food processor, and blend until oats reach a flour consistency!

Chicken Zucchini Poppers

Chicken Zucchini Poppers

You will LOVE this recipe! It’s easy to prepare. Quick to get on the table and may be served for lunch or dinner! These Zucchini Poppers are also a great way to get picky eaters to eat more veggies. 

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  1. Start by grating zucchini, (leave peel on) then squeeze out any excess water using a paper towel or kitchen towel.
  2. Toss grated zucchini and all other ingredients together in a medium bowl, mixing until combined.
  3. To bake in the oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet pan with foil, and spray with cooking spray. Use a small ice cream scoop or a heaping tablespoon to scoop mixture into balls. Bake for 22-27 minutes, or until centers are cooked through. Remove pan from the oven, lightly spray with cooking spray, and place pan under the oven broiler for an additional 3-5 minutes or until balls are browned on top.
  4. To cook on the stovetop: Spray a medium pan with nonstick cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Use a small ice cream scoop or a heaping tablespoon to scoop mixture into balls. Place balls in pan, cooking for about 5-6 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes on the other side, or until golden brown and the centers are cooked through.
  5. Serve with guacamole, ketchup, or your favorite dipping sauce if desired.
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Lemon Parmesan Chicken & Zucchini Skillet Dinner

Lemon Parmesan Chicken & Zucchini Skillet Dinner

I LOVE one-pan meals! This one is loaded with fresh ingredients and flavor!! All you need is about 20 minutes and one skillet, so quick and easy!  AND, clean up is a breeze!! Bonus: It’s low-fat, low-carb, AND high in protein!!

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  1. In a small bowl, prepare seasoning mixture and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add chicken and cook 2-3 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on one side. (You will know it is time to flip when the sides/edges facing the pan start to turn white.) Flip and cook on opposite side until chicken is golden brown.
  3. Add half of the seasoning mixture and one tablespoon of lemon juice to the skillet of chicken. Toss the chicken in the mixture, and continue to cook until chicken is cooked through, approximately an additional 1-2 minutes. (Center of larger pieces should register 165 degrees). Transfer to a plate.
  4. Add the zucchini and squash to the same skillet and cook over medium-high heat. Season with the rest of the seasoning mixture, two tablespoons of water, and two tablespoons of lemon juice.
  5. Cook, tossing occasionally until just tender, about 4 minutes. (Note: If pan doesn’t seem big enough to cook the zucchini easily, you could always cook 1/2 at a time. Also, if you desire your zucchini to be more tender and you find it is burning, add 2-4 more tablespoons of water.)
  6. Return chicken to pan with zucchini and squash. Garnish with one tablespoon of lemon zest and parmesan cheese and toss together. Sprinkle with additional parmesan and parsley if desired.
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Almond Flour Banana Pancakes

Almond Flour Banana Pancakes

These pancakes are the best!!! AND they are a great use for ripe bananas, which EVERYONE has lying around taking up space and drawing pests, right?

They are grain-free and dairy-free…YAY…AND packed with protein to start your day off right.

You can also make up a batch, freeze them.  Then, simply pop them in the microwave, top with some sugar-free maple syrup and off you go!!!

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  1. In a blender or food processor, blend banana and 1 egg until there are no large lumps in the banana.
  2. Then, place in medium size bowl and add in the other 2 eggs. Whisk until combined.
  3. Add almond flour and baking powder and mix until smooth.
  4. Heat a frying pan to medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop batter onto pan. Let cook for around 2 to 3 minutes per side.
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Veggie Egg Muffins

Veggie Egg Muffins

These muffins are made with clean ingredients, they are easy to make, and perfect for a grab-and-go morning! This recipe is included in the Fueled & Fit EDGE 90-Day Challenge Program PREP DAY because of those attributes. This recipe is also low-carb, low-fat, and gives you a boost of protein to start out your morning. If you don’t like spinach or mushrooms, simply change those veggies out for ones you DO like.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic until they become tender (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add mushrooms to skillet and continue cooking until they begin to shrink (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  4. Toss in the spinach, season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook for another 2 or 3 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
  5. Crack the eggs into a medium-size bowl, add the veggies to the egg mixture.
  6. Stir together and pour into a greased muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash and Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Recipe

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash and Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Recipe

Spaghetti Squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO COOK SPAGHETTI SQUASH

 

 

 

 

Remove the seeds first and disgard. (You can also clean them and cook just as you would pumpkin seeds!)

Using a fork, loosen the ’spaghetti’ strands from the inside of the squash, scraping them into a bowl or onto a plate.

You can then store them for later use in a recipe calling for pasta (see below.)

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  1. In a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray, sauté the chopped onion and spinach together over medium high heat. Cook until onion is translucent and spinach is completely thawed. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. To the same skillet, add ground turkey (or chicken or beef), seasonings, and spaghetti sauce, cooking over medium high heat until meat is completely cooked through (no longer pink). Remove from heat.
  3. Add spinach and meat mixture together.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, and egg whites. Whisk until well combined.
  5. Prepare to assemble lasagna with spaghetti squash noodles, cottage cheese mixture, and ground meat mixture each in a separate bowl.
  6. Begin by layering half of the spaghetti squash in the baking pan. Follow with half of the cottage cheese mixture. Followed by half of the ground meat mixture.
  7. Repeat each layer one more time, ending with the ground meat layer.
  8. Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until cheese is lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 10 minutes before cutting into 8 equal size lasagna portions.
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Simple Chicken and Veggie Soup

Simple Chicken and Veggie Soup

This soup is great for the start of a new year when you need to begin a healthy meal reset. You should always have some on hand in the freezer, maybe prepped in individual portions for those times when you need to “start over” OR when you feel a cold coming on.  Why?  Because this dish is loaded with chicken for protein and lots of veggies for bonus nutrition. It is also particularly “lemony,” so it includes a huge vitamin C boost!!

This is also a great recipe to make your own…add other veggies or some potatoes. Don’t like that much lemon taste? Then, reduce the lemon.

This is a great “EDGE MEAL” due to its low-carb, low-fat, and VERY high-protein. Check out the Nutrition Fact Label below.

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  1. Melt butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Once butter is melted, add the onions and stir until translucent. Then add the celery, carrots, garlic, and bell pepper. Saute for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables start to brown a bit around the edges.
  2. Add the chicken, broth, salt, and pepper to the pot. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Pull the chicken from the pot and shred with two forks or with the paddle attachment of a stand mixer. Add the chicken back to the pot then stir in the kale. Cook for 2-3 minutes until kale is fully wilted.
  4. Add the lemon juice and then taste soup for seasoning, adding additional salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Spoon into individual bowls and serve!
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NOTE:  The BEST time to add greens is towards the very end of the cooking process. That way, they'll maintain their bright green color.

Salmon With Crispy Kale and Cabbage

Salmon With Crispy Kale and Cabbage

This recipe is crisp, lemony and ridiculously fast and easy to put together. It’s a one-pan meal of salmon, kale, and cabbage, so it is chocked-full of vitamins and minerals! The greens are wilted and have a slightly crisp texture to the edges that’s not unlike a kale chip. The salmon cooks through perfectly so that it’s just barely flaky, while retaining its suppleness. And that mustard and dill dressing just ties it all together. YUM!

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  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. On a sheet pan, toss kale and cabbage with 1 tablespoon oil, and spread in an even layer. Season with salt and bake 6 minutes.
  3. Season salmon with salt, and add to baking sheet. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 8-9 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon zest and juice, dill, mustard, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Season to taste with salt.
  5. Drizzle salmon and vegetables with dressing before serving.
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Oven Baked Pork Chops with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Oven Baked Pork Chops with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This is a great meal to pop in the oven when you get home from work! It’s fast, delish, and budget friendly. A one-pan meal, with all food groups right there for the serving–an “EDGE MEAL” at its very best!!

NOTE: While it may seem like this meal is high on the side of fat and calories at first glance, keep in mind that this is your whole meal–Main Course, Side Dish, and Veggie!

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chicken broth, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and coconut aminos.
  3. Pour the mixture over the pork chops, making sure they are well covered. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the sweet potatoes and broccoli, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place the pork chops on a baking dish and surround with the sweet potatoes and broccoli.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through and sweet potatoes are soft.
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Coconut aminos, a replacement for soy sauce, are gluten-free, non-GMO, certified organic, soy-free, MSG-free, kosher and vegan.

Brands to look for when shopping:
Bragg (can be found at WalMart), Coconut Secret (can be found at Boerne HEB, Target)

 

Tuna Cakes With Yogurt Sauce

Tuna Cakes With Yogurt Sauce

I love this recipe for lots of reasons! It’s one of our “SUPER STAR, EDGE MEALS” because….
It’s super budget-friendly since the base is canned tuna.
It’s low-carb, high-protein, and low-fat! So, they won’t cancel out your Fit for GOD workout!
It keeps you feeling satisfied, so no snacking necessary after you’ve had these for dinner (that high-protein content helps you out there).
It makes over 15 good-sized cakes, so you can make several meals from one batch…OR…make a double-batch and freeze some for later, so great meal prep dish!
And finally, it’s delicious!!!

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For The Spicy Lemon Yogurt Sauce:
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For The Tuna Cakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Empty 4 cans of tuna into a large strainer over the sink, and let them drain while you prepare the following ingredients.
  3. Sauté onions in olive oil for about 8 minutes in a sauté pan, until translucent. Set aside and let cool.
  4. While the onions are cooking, in a large mixing bowl, add Greek yogurt (or almond milk yogurt), lemon juice, salt and pepper and whisk until combined. Then add cilantro and peppers to the mixture.
  5. Add the tuna, beaten eggs, cooked onions and almond meal, and mix gently.
  6. Using a 1 1/2 inch scoop (or your hands), form the mixture into balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. If you are freezing the tuna cakes, leave them on the baking sheet and place them in the freezer. Once firm, store them in a re-sealable freezer bag until needed.
  8. To finish the cakes, bake on 425 for about 20 minutes, just until they start to crisp and become golden.
For The Spicy Lemon Yogurt Sauce:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl, and whisk thoroughly. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
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If you are freezing the cakes, leave them on a cookie sheet and place them in the freezer for a few hours. Once they have firmed up, you can transfer them to a resealable storage bag. When you want to cook them, place them back on a baking sheet while still frozen, and allow them to thaw in the fridge for at least 4-5 hours. Then proceed with baking per the instructions.

 

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