Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

A three-minute dip into a pungent cilantro-lime marinade is all that’s needed to deliver big flavor to chicken breasts. Serve with saffron rice.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken:
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray

Salsa:
1 cup chopped plum tomato (about 2)
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped

DIRECTIONS:

To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.
To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl. Add avocado; stir gently to combine. Serve salsa over chicken.

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
A three-minute dip into a pungent cilantro-lime marinade is all that's needed to deliver big flavor to chicken breasts. Serve with saffron rice.
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Ingredients
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Toss and let stand 3 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
  4. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  5. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  6. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.
  7. To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl.
  8. Add avocado; stir gently to combine.
  9. Serve salsa over chicken.
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Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps

Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps

Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps

Cheeseburgers are so yummy! And, once you take out some of the bad stuff that fast food joints add – you actually get a pretty well rounded meal! Here is my healthy take on In n’ Outs Cheeseburger Protein Style!

INGREDIENTS

Patty
2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 slices American cheese
2 large heads iceberg or romaine lettuce, rinsed then dried
2 tomatoes, sliced thin
small red onion, sliced thin
SPREAD
1/4 cup light mayo
3 Tablespoons ketchup
1 Tablespoon dill pickle relish
dash of salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Heat a grill or skillet on medium heat.
2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, seasoned salt, pepper and oregano.
3. Divide mixture into 6 sections then roll each into a ball. Press each ball down flat to form a patty.
4. Place patties on grill/pan and cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. (If using a skillet, only cook 3 at a time to avoid over-crowding.)
5. Place a slice of cheese on each cooked burger. Place each burger on a large piece of lettuce. Top with spread (see recipe below), one slice tomato, red onion and whatever else you like. Wrap the lettuce up over the top and serve. Enjoy!

Spread: In a small bowl mix together all the spread ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps
Cheeseburgers are so yummy! And, once you take out some of the bad stuff that fast food joints add - you actually get a pretty well rounded meal! Here is my healthy take on In n' Outs Cheeseburger Protein Style!
Instructions
  1. Heat a grill or skillet on medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, seasoned salt, pepper and oregano.
  3. Divide mixture into 6 sections then roll each into a ball.
  4. Press each ball down flat to form a patty.
  5. Place patties on grill/pan and cook for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. (If using a skillet, only cook 3 at a time to avoid over-crowding.)
  6. Place a slice of cheese on each cooked burger.
  7. Place each burger on a large piece of lettuce.
  8. Top with spread, one slice tomato, red onion and whatever else you like. Wrap the lettuce up over the top and serve. Enjoy!
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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wrap

This is a light and healthy wrap filled with buffalo chicken breasts, Greek yogurt, broccoli slaw, celery, avocado and tomatoes for an easy lunch with bold flavor! Give it a try!

INGREDIENTS

1 tortilla or pita wrap
¼ c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. bleu cheese crumbles
⅓ c. cooked chicken, cubed
2 Tbsp. buffalo wing sauce
¼ c. broccoli slaw
2 Tbsp. celery, diced
⅓ avocado, sliced
⅓ c. tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp. red onion, diced

INSTRUCTIONS

Lay your wrap flat and spread with Greek yogurt.
Top with bleu cheese crumbles.
Toss the chicken in the buffalo sauce and layer it on the wrap with remaining ingredients.
Wrap the sides toward the middle and roll up tightly.
Cut in half and enjoy!

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wrap
This is a light and healthy wrap filled with buffalo chicken breasts, Greek yogurt, broccoli slaw, celery, avocado and tomatoes for an easy lunch with bold flavor! Give it a try!
Instructions
  1. Lay your wrap flat and spread with Greek yogurt.
  2. Top with bleu cheese crumbles.
  3. Toss the chicken in the buffalo sauce and layer it on the wrap with remaining ingredients.
  4. Wrap the sides toward the middle and roll up tightly.
  5. Cut in half and enjoy!
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Dawson’s Creek: TV Show Workout

Dawson’s Creek Workout

Day four of the “Blast From the Past” series!! Almost done. We are headed to the 90’s with Dawson’s Creek!

Dawson's Creek Workout

Doing the workouts? Here are some basic tips to maximize your workout!

1. Drink more water on workout days.
2. Banish any foods that are high in salt.
3. Stretch before AND after any workout.
4. Eat a banana or granola before a workout.
5. Drink a protein shake or eat fruit after a workout.

Here are some great supplies to get you started on your journey!
1. Yoga Mat
2. 20-Pound Dumbbell Set
3. Insulated Water Bottle
4. Morefit Fitness Tracker
5. Fitbit Flex 2
6. Fitbit Smart Fitness Watch

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups

Oh My Goodness! These dark chocolate coconut cups are the perfect recipe for your new sweet tooth obsession! It’s super easy to make and tastes like candy without the guilt. Keep you freezer loaded with these tasty treats! Enjoy!

Servings: 15

INGREDIENTS:

For the Dark Chocolate:

1 bag chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil

For the Coconut Filling:

½ cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
¼ cup coconut oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon sea salt
Liquid Stevia to taste

Instructions

On a rimmed baking sheet that will fit in your freezer, arrange 15 mini cupcake liners.
Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat. Melt, stirring often, until smooth. Remove from heat.
Carefully spoon a teaspoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of each cupcake liner. Place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden.
Combine the filling ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until creamy and fully combined. Remove the pan from the freezer and place a heaping teaspoon of filling in each liner. Press down to level off the tops.
Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the filling, covering all of the white with chocolate. Place the pan back into the freezer for 10 minutes to harden. Serve and enjoy! Keep leftovers stored in the freezer.

 

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups
Oh My Goodness! These dark chocolate coconut cups are the perfect recipe for your new sweet tooth obsession! It’s super easy to make and tastes like candy without the guilt. Keep you freezer loaded with these tasty treats! Enjoy!
Instructions
  1. On a rimmed baking sheet that will fit in your freezer, arrange 15 mini cupcake liners.
  2. Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat. Melt, stirring often, until smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Carefully spoon a teaspoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of each cupcake liner.
  4. Place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden.
  5. Combine the filling ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until creamy and fully combined.
  6. Remove the pan from the freezer and place a heaping teaspoon of filling in each liner. Press down to level off the tops.
  7. Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the filling, covering all of the white with chocolate. Place the pan back into the freezer for 10 minutes to harden.
  8. Serve and enjoy! Keep leftovers stored in the freezer.
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How to Burn 200 Calories Without Noticing!

How to Burn 200 Calories Without Noticing!

In a weight loss rut? Or do you just want to start your weight loss? Try this awesome ways to burn up to 200 calories at a time!

7 Ways to Burn 200 Calories Without Even Noticing

1. Walk everywhere
walking for 40 minutes at a pace of three miles per hour burns 200 calories. Calculate how many calories you burn from walking here!
2. Have a stair-ing contest
a 150 to 160-pound person can burn 10 calories every minute she climbs stairs. That means that only 20 minutes of climbing a day will burn 200 calories!
3. Exercise while studying
For a 150-pound collegiette, only 26 minutes on a recumbent bike, 26 minutes on an elliptical trainer at a moderate pace or walking on a treadmill at three miles per hour for 56 minutes will burn 200 calories.
4. Do your chores
Light housework, like doing laundry, burns 170 calories an hour. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find your long-lost shirt or missing books along the way!
5. Squat when you blow-dry your hair
After your nice morning shower, you pull out your hair dryer and start drying… and drying… and drying. Hair can take so long to dry, so why not squat up and down while you do it? You can burn 70 calories for every 5 minutes of squatting. That’s 200 calories for 15 minutes!
6. Work on your flexibility
Stretching feels good, helps protect you from injury and burns more than twice the number of calories as sitting. If you spend just 12 minutes a day doing stretches, you’ll be able to burn more than 200 calories a week and be that much closer to touching your toes! You can also try doing stretches on the floor with your notes while studying.
7. Swap out your desk chair for an exercise ball
Sitting on an exercise ball increases calorie-burning by six percent, and since desk work burns around 106 calories per hour for a 135-pound individual, you can expect to burn 200 calories by doing work on the ball for an hour and 47 minutes. Feel like being more active? Doing a set of sit-ups and abdominal crunches on an exercise ball for 24 minutes burns 200 calories for a 150-pound person.

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