Avocado Pesto Chicken Pasta

For our members that are allergic to pine nuts, we substitute walnuts in this recipe!  Also, to boost our healthy fats, we add avocado to the pesto sauce!

Pesto Sauce Recipe

Blend together in a food processor or blender until fine:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 C. Walnuts
  • 1 C. Basil
  • 1 C. Spinach
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • Sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Add:

  • 2 diced chicken breasts
  • 1 C. Cherry tomatoes as garnish

Dice chicken into cubes, brown in pan. Add pesto and 2 Cups cherry tomatoes. Add your favorite sauteed “noodle”.  We recommend spiralized zucchini “noodles” or Edamame pasta!

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Healthy Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

Ingredients for at least 5 servings:

2 lb chicken breast (measured raw)

1/4 cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or coconut aminos, or low sodium soy sauce)

1/3 cup rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp red pepper garlic sauce

1/4 cup organic, raw honey or agave

1 tbsp orange zest or shaved fresh orange peel juice from 3 clementines

1 tbsp tapioca starch (or arrowroot starch) sesame seeds, green onions spray coconut oil

Steps:

In a bowl, mix Bragg’s, rice vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, honey, red pepper sauce and tapioca starch. Set aside.

Chop chicken into small pieces. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and spray with coconut oil. Add the chicken and cook until it is about 90% finished.

Pour in the orange sauce and stir quickly. Reduce the heat, allow the sauce to thicken and continue stirring. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve with brown rice or quinoa.

Recipe modified from the original to cut down on sugar and fit into your macronutrient guide.

Orange Chicken

http://fitmencook.com/healthy-orange-sesame-chicken/

Overnight Oats

I’m a simple guy.  Really simple.

I generally pick a few ingredients and make it into a meal, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  That particular strategy is beneficial to weight management and fueling the body for performance…  Most of the time.

Until I get tired of eating same things, all the time!

Because of PrepWars, I’ve learned how to have some fun with meal prep, and the following recipes are just the trick to change up my routine.  Follow @fitlifechampions on Facebook and Learn to Meal Prep on Instagram to learn how to make overnight oatmeal work for you and your busy week ahead!

Please check out these recipes for some fun variations on overnight oatmeal!  Remember to use almond or coconut milk instead of dairy for optimal health and performance through your busy week!

Overnight oatmeal recipes to save you time!