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Chicken BLT Salad with Jalapeno-Ranch Dressing

Serves about 6, serving size: 1.5-2 cups

2 bags or one head of romaine lettuce

½ lb low-sodium bacon

1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced

1-2 chicken breasts, cooked and sliced into bite-sized pieces

2-3 jalapenos

1/2c light ranch dressing

  1. Preheat oven to 425⁰ and place bacon on a lined baking pan. *The bacon will crisp up better if you place a cooling rack under the bacon so the fat can drip off while baking.
  2. While you’re waiting for the oven to heat, slice cherry tomatoes, and cut and de-vein the jalapenos. Slice the jalapenos into thirds and place into a small food processor.
  3. Add ranch dressing to the food processor and puree jalapenos and dressing until there are no more chunks.
  4. Cook bacon for 15 minutes, flip, and cook for another 8-10 minutes until bacon is cooked and crispy.
  5. Assemble your salad with romaine, tomatoes, chicken, bacon, and drizzle with jalapeno-ranch dressing.

185 Calories. Fat 11g. Protein 16g

KP’s Tip: Sprinkle with parmesan cheese for a little more flavor. You can also use turkey bacon to cut down on the sodium. This is also a great salad for lunches for the week! Easy to assemble, little ingredients, and SO delicious!

Honey Mustard Hummus

Serves 8 , Serving size 3 tbsp

  • 1 1lb 13oz can of garbanzo beans (large can)
  • 1/4c honey
  • 1/4c spicy brown mustard
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 3-5 drops lemon juice
  1. Open garbanzo beans and rinse in colander.
  2. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth and no chunks or beans are left.
  3. Spoon into your serving bowl and enjoy with your favorite dipping food!

Calories 90. Fat 4g. Protein 3g.

KP’s Tip: I used carrots, celery and pretzel thins to dip into the hummus. This was especially good with the pretzels; it’s like a honey-mustard pretzel!

Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Serves 4, serving size 1 pepper half

  • 2 large red peppers, raw
  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 1/3 c hot sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Non-stick spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350⁰.
  2. Rinse and slice peppers in half lengthwise and then devein the peppers (cutting out all seeds and hollowing out pepper).
  3. Lines baking sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick spray. Place pepper on tray and set aside.
  4. Cook ground chicken in skillet on medium to medium high heat. Continue to stir until cooked.
  5. Add hot sauce to chicken and mix.
  6. Once sauce and chicken is combined, stuff into pepper halves. You should be able to stuff all the chicken into the peppers evenly.
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Place peppers in oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and peppers are cooked.

Calories 283. Fat 15g. Protein 29g.

KP’s Tip: Pair with your favorite green vegetable or side salad for a colorful, low-carb and high protein meal!