Low Carb Pesto Turkey Rollups

Low Carb Pesto Turkey Rollups

So remember that delicious nutty pesto recipe from yesterday? Well today slathered a bit of that green goodness into each turkey rollup for an awesome, low carb, and filling snack!

Click HERE for pesto recipe!!

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Ingredients:

- 2 oz. of sliced turkey

- 3 tsp. Nutty Pesto (or store bought)

- part skim mozzarella

-  Sliced zucchini (you could also add in tomatoes, lettuce, green onions, and bell peppers)

 

Directions:

1. Lay out each slice of turkey

2. Top turkey with veggies, a sprinkle of cheese, and 1 tsp. of pesto

 

 

Healthy Nutty Pesto

Healthy Nutty Pesto

I am obsessed with this almond pesto, it’s so versatile and a little bit goes a long way! Add a tablespoon to your salad, sandwich, toast, chicken, turkey rollups, etc. for a kick of flavor.

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Ingredients:

-       ¼ cup whole almonds

-       12 basil leaves

-       2 cups baby spinach leaves

-       2 cloves of garlic

-       2 Tbsp. Romano cheese (I use Locatelli)

-       1 Tbsp. lemon juice

-       ¼ tsp. salt

-       2.5 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

  1. Add all of your ingredients (EXCEPT the olive oil) into a food processor
  2. Pulse and scrape the sides of the food processor until the ingredients transform into a paste
  3. With the food processor on, add in 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. Turn it off and scrape the sides. Continue this process for the remaining one and a half Tablespoons.
  4. Enjoy your healthy pesto over chicken, spaghetti squash, pasta, or zoodles (zucchini noodles) !

Nutritional Facts:

Servings: 11
Serving size: 1 Tbsp.

Calories: 238

Fat: 8g

Carbs: 2g

Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Sodium: 144mg

Sugar: 1g

Caribbean Turkey Burger

Caribbean Turkey Burger

Here is a caribbean spin on your classic turkey burger!

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Ingredients:

-4 oz. ground turkey breast

-1 Tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro

- jerk seasoning or just salt and pepper

-1 pineapple ring

- a few slices of bell pepper

-a thick slice of onion

-2 Tbsp. reduced fat shredded mozzarella

-salsa

 
Directions:
1. Turn the grill on and keep it closed so that it can heat up (reaching around 400 F)
2. Mix chopped cilantro into the ground turkey, form a patty and sprinkle with seasoning on each side
3. Place the turkey burger on the grill followed by the slice of pineapple, peppers, and onion
4. Cook the turkey burger for about 5 minutes on each side
5. Cook the vegetables and fruit for about 3 minutes on each side, or until they begin to caramelize
6. Top burger with cheese, pineapple, and veggies and enjoy!

 

Nutritional Facts:

Servings: 1
Serving size: 1 burger

Calories: 238

Fat: 10g

Carbs: 3g

Fiber: 1g

Protein: 26g

Sodium: 197mg

Sugar: 1g

 

Patriotic Pops!

Patriotic Pops!

These fruity treats are not only super refreshing, but are also incredibly easy to make. Freeze these up to cool down on a hot summers day!

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Ingredients:

- 4 popsicle molds

- Fresh blueberries

- ½ cup white Gatorade

- 1 1/2 cups watermelon diced

- 1 cup fresh strawberries halved

- 1 tsp. lemon juice

- 1 Tbsp. honey

Directions:

  1. Drop a few blueberries into the popsicle container
  2. Pour 1/8 cup Gatorade over blueberries into each container. Do not put the popsicle sticks in yet, but place the bottom of the mold into the freezer for about an hour or until the Gatorade has frozen
  3. Blend watermelon, strawberries, lemon juice, and honey in a blender (or food processor)
  4. Remove popsicles from the freezer and carefully spoon 3 tablespoons of watermelon blend into each popsicle mold, over the frozen Gatorade
  5. Insert the popsicle sticks and freeze again for about an hour

Nutritional Facts:

Servings: 4 popsicles
Serving size: 1 popsicle

Calories: 63

Fat: 0g

Carbs: 16g

Fiber: 2g

Protein: 16g

Sodium: 15mg

Sugar: 13g

 

Candyce’s Destination Wedding (Key West)

Candyce’s Destination Wedding (Key West)

Between school and planning my sisters wedding, finding time to blog these last few months has been difficult. The wedding was exactly two weeks from today in Key West. I have to say, my family goes above and beyond when it comes to party planning. The memorable day turned out to be a fabulous one, down to every last detail.

 

Our itinerary:  

- Ceremony at St. Mary’s Church

- Trolley tour for the guests (while the bridal party took pictures on the beach and on Duval Street)

- Catamaran cruise with cocktails and h’ orderves

- Cocktail hour

- (And finally) the reception at the Hyatt

 

Hopefully these pictures will spark some inspiration with your own wedding plans! 

My sis gave all of her bridesmaids cozy customized robes and tropical goodie bags filled with custom champagne flutes and monogram clutches. The night before the wedding she paid for us to stay in this luxury suite at a gorgeous hotel. In the morning we set up all the gifts on beach chairs for the girls to come get.

 

 

 

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Quick and Healthy Chicken Teriyaki

Quick and Healthy Chicken Teriyaki

 

You’re sure to save money and calories with this asian inspired dish! While everyone is spending money on take out you can whip this up in a solid 10-15 minutes. Enjoy! :)

NOTE: For a short how-to video check out my Instagram CrunchandLunch!
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Ingredients:

-       Cooking spray

-       2 tsp. minced garlic

-       ½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into chunks and cooked fully

-       1 12oz. bag of steam in bag mixed vegetables

-       1 cup cooked brown rice

-       ½ cup low sodium teriyaki sauce

 

Directions:

  1. Cook steam fresh vegetables according to package
  2. Coat skillet with cooking spray and sauté garlic under medium heat until it has lightly browned
  3. Add cooked chicken, vegetables, and brown rice to the skillet with garlic
  4. Drizzle teriyaki sauce into pan and give everything a stir

 

Nutritional Facts:

Servings: 4
Serving size: 1 serving

Calories: 203

Fat: 2g

Carbs: 22g

Fiber: 3g

Protein: 22g

Sodium: 770mg

Sugar: 8g

Baked Turkey Meatballs

Baked Turkey Meatballs

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Ingredients:

- 1lb 93% ground turkey

-1/3 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumb

-2 tsp. minced garlic

-2 Tbsp. parsley

- 2 slices bread (I used whole wheat light)

- 1 Tbsp. low sodium chicken broth or water
Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425F and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray
2. In a large bowl add turkey, breadcrumb, minced garlic, parsley, and salt (optional)
3. Chop up sliced bread and place pieces in a medium sized bowl.
4. Add 1 tablespoon of chicken broth or water to sliced bread pieces to moisten
5. Toss moistened bread pieces into turkey mixture
6. With your hands, combine all ingredients into the meat
7. Form medium sized meatballs, place on baking sheet, and bake for 20-25 minutes

Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Facts:
Servings: 15
Serving size: 1 meatball
Calories: 56
Fat: 2g
Carbs: 3g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 80mg
Sugar: 0g

 

Bell Pepper Nachos

Bell Pepper Nachos

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Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup chopped onions

-       1 tsp. olive oil

-       olive oil cooking spray

-       1/3 cup cooked rice

-       2 bell peppers

-       salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

-       1/2 pound (or 8 oz.) 90% lean ground beef

-       1/3 cup Mexican weight watchers cheese
Optional ingredients:

-       sour cream

-       guacamole

-       salsa

-       cilantro
Directions:
1. Coat a skillet in cooking spray and add olive oil and onions. Sautée under medium heat until onions turn translucent.
2. Transfer onions to a plate and set aside.
3. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on ground beef and cook in the skillet under med to high heat until it has completely browned.
4. Transfer ground beef into a large bowl and stir in the sautéed onions and cooked rice.
5. Slice up your bell peppers into thick strips (almost like chips). Then lay them on a lined baking sheet very close together, and spoon your beef mixture on top of the peppers.
6. Sprinkle cheese over the peppers and broil until the cheese bubbles and crisps up. This happens VERY quickly so watch them closely. I broiled them for about 1 minute.
Nutritional Facts:
Servings: 2
Serving size: 1 sliced bell pepper with 4 oz. meat
Calories: 319
Fat: 16g
Carbs: 17g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 29g
Sodium: 176mg
Sugar: 7g

Simple Protein French Toast with PB Cream Cheese Frosting

Simple Protein French Toast with PB Cream Cheese Frosting

Here I go again with the cream cheese…

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Ingredients:

- 2 slices whole wheat bread
- 2 egg whites or 1/4 cup of egg whites or egg beater
- 3 Tbsp. Unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used fitmiss vanilla chai)
- 1 packet of stevia
- dash of cinnamon
Frosting:

- 2 Tbsp. Fat free cream cheese
- 1 tsp. truvia or other sweetener
- 1 tsp. peanut butter

 

Optional ingredients:
- whipped cream
- maple syrup
Directions: 
1. In a shallow bowl whisk together egg whites, almond milk, vanilla extract, protein powder, stevia, and cinnamon
2. Place one slice of bread in the bowl to soak for 8-10 minutes, flip and soak other side for another 8-10 minutes. Repeat this step with second piece of bread.
3. Coat skillet with cooking spray and cook both slices of bread until browned on each side

For the frosting:

1. Microwave cream cheese for 10-15 seconds to soften
2. Mix in sweetener and peanut butter
3. Spread on your French toast
4. Top with whipped cream and maple syrup!
Enjoy!
Nutritional Facts:
Servings: 1
Serving size: 2 slices
Calories: 225
Fat: 4g
Carbs: 27g
Fiber: 7g
Protein: 4g
Sodium: 584mg
Sugar: 5g

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake

One of my best friends brought an amazing smoothie to work, when I asked what was in it I was surprised to hear “a handful of spinach”. I have never used spinach in my shakes so why not give it a go?! I took CarlyAnn’s recipe and put my own spin on it. This protein shake is rich in flavor AND nutrients!

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Ingredients:
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/4-cup fat free vanilla Greek yogurt
- a handful of spinach or spring mix
- 4 large strawberries sliced
- whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon

 

Directions:
1. Blend all ingredients except whipped cream and cinnamon
2. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon

 

Nutritional Facts:
Serving size: 1 shake
Calories: 233
Fat: 4g
Carbs: 16g
Protein: 34g
Sodium: 325mg
Sugar: 9g