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Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

When your husband comes to you one day and says he wants to start eating healthier but no real plan that is the beginning of a lifestyle change. He wants to lose weight and knew he has little control over will power and we discussed the type of regimen we wanted to follow. I am not overweight but I could shed a few so I decided to join him on the journey to mainly eat healthier and be a partner with him to help keep him motivated.

We decided to choose – and tweak- the paleo diet. Basically it was very low carbs. That meant no breads, pasta, rice, cereals, tortillas, some cheeses and sugars. It is hard to suddenly get creative. We do allow ourselves a cheat night a week. After 3 months my husband is down 42 pounds and me 8.

egg roll

This latest recipe has been a hit! I was asked twice this night to make it so I will finally share! By Naked Chicken Egg Rolls I mean you make the insides but no pastry to roll them in. Very low carbs and filling!

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe
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Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

Ingredients

  • Ground chicken (can use ground turkey or pork as well)
  • 1 Bag of Coleslaw mix w/o the dressing
  • 1.5 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 C low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 heaping tbsp pure sesame oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • sliced almonds (optional)
  • chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Make the sauce by stirring together garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil
  2. Cook ground chicken in a large wok until heated through
  3. Add the entire bag of coleslaw and sauce
  4. Stir all together and leave on heat no more than 2-3 minutes so you still have some crunch in the cabbage
  5. Garnish with onions and almonds if you desire!
https://parentinghealthy.com/easy-naked-chicken-egg-roll-recipe/

My recipe is derived from this recipe I found on Tip Hero just changing a few things to our taste!

Here are some items I used to get my meal done right!

Find more recipes like this HERE!

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

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Meatless Monday Recipe – Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad

I have partnered with Goya Foods for feature

 #MeatlessMonday

What is your Meatless Monday go to dish? Goya challenged me with a creative Meatless Monday recipe and I had to use Goya Coconut Milk and/or Cream of Coconut. This recipe is a hybrid. I make a peanut sauce we all love and then took the contents of a standard broccoli salad and instead of the vinegar and mayo, I used my peanut dressing. Hence, the Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad. It was a hit!

My peanut sauce has a bit of a twist from a standard peanut sauce recipe. I use coconut milk and instead of red pepper flakes I use chili powder. It has a kick! The key thing to note is my peanut sauce recipe makes more than you need for the broccoli salad, so keep the rest in a jar to use for another meal that week!

If you like this recipe, try my other recent Goya recipe HERE!

Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad
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Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad

Ingredients

  • Salad
  • 2 Heads Broccoli (just the florets, cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1/4 cup of Craisins or raisins
  • 1/8 cup sunflower seed kernels (sliced almonds are good too instead)
  • Peanut sauce
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Goya Coconut Milk
  • 3 tbsp rice vingear
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Wok or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. Mix all together for the sauce and pour over salad ingredients. You can serve right away or chill and omit the sunflower kernels for right before serving.
https://parentinghealthy.com/meatless-monday-recipe-spicy-thai-broccoli-salad/

Goya has partnered with the Meatless Monday campaign to promote Goya;s “Can Do” initiative. For every can of Goya Coconut Milk purchased in November and December, Goya will donate products to Feeding America. The food will then be distributed to families in need at local food banks across the country. The ‘Can Do’ campaign is part of Goya Gives, a national initiative committed to supporting local communities through social and environmental causes.  By the end of the year, Goya will donate at least 600,000 pounds of food.

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Mint Brownies with Vodka Recipe

The recipe is my own and I was supplied product from Khor Vodka for feature

Have you ever baked with alcohol? I haven’t, but have read many articles and recipes and adding vodka or even some rum to recipes is actually quite easy. Children? I typically will not serve kids baked foods with alcohol because not a lot of alcohol evaporates when baking. If I cook and boil (sauces) with vodka then I feel much better about serving to the entire family. So, these brownies are for the office party and adult time. Although I use very little in this recipe (under 1/4 C for the entire dessert).

So, let’s give it a try and I am taking you on a journey as I make my first Brownies with Vodka. I actually just add a little vodka to a standard homemade brownie recipe. I will also add mint chips because chocolate brownies are delicious, but mint chocolate brownies are divine!

Mint Brownies with Vodka Recipe
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Mint Brownies with Vodka Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 3oz. chocolate (I like dark chocolate)
  • 3/4 C sugar (I substitute with Truvia blend 1/4C sugar + 1/4 C Truvia)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Khor Vodka (I use a bit less than a 1/4 cup-like .20 cups for y taste)
  • 1/2 Mint Chips
  • Frosting and toppings (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8X8 pan.
  2. Melt butter with chocolate in microwave 30 seconds, stir and repeat until all chocolate is melted. Stir is sugar, then vodka. Cool about 5 minutes. Add eggs-whisk. Gradually add all flour. Pour in pan and bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out (not quite) clean. Cool and cut!
https://parentinghealthy.com/mint-brownies-vodka-recipe/

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In the recipe I used Khor Vodka. Khor “uses a local organic filter containing schungite (a unique natural mineral) which allows it to get as close as possible to the structure of natural water.  The filtration process is further enhanced with special birch and alder-tree charcoal and quartz sand sourced near the famous Ural Mountains.” If I am going to start baking with alcohol, it has to be premium and natural or I feel like you won’t get the taste that is preferred.

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Sugar-Free Beverages for the Entire Family

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Sugar-Free Beverages for the Entire Family

Whew! Back to school is over and the we are already into conferences and Halloween. Are you settles into school schedules and at-home snack and homework routines? Anthony , my 9 year old, comes home grabs a snack and does his homework right away. Then he can be free for the rest of the evening to play with friends, head to soccer practice, eat dinner and some days he just gravitates to his video games. There are plenty of hours left in the day after school so I make sure his snack is fulfilling and always include a sugar-free drink.

Here is a highlight of some sugar-free options and even a recipe using one of the beverages.

AquaBall’s naturally flavored water is the ONLY zero-sugar, zero-calorie, zero-preservative children’s beverage currently on the market.  There are four flavors – Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape, and Strawberry Lemonade. My son loves these and the characters that appear on the bottles. www.aquaballdrink.com

Aqua Ball

Sparkling ICE is a slightly carbonated drink. It is made with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. Sparkling Ice has Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, and Sodium Free. There are 20+ different delicious options including a line of Teas, Lemonades and 8oz Slim Cans. We have personally replaced all soda in our home with only Sparkling ICE drinks and no one misses the soda. www.sparklingice.com

Brooklyn Organics contains a bold fizz in a svelte packaging and is USDA Organic-certified, non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten Free and Caffeine Free. Flavor varieties include Cola, Guava, Coconut and Acai.  www.drinkbrooklynorganics.com

Recipe

Want to see a fun recipe I highlighted a while back using Crisp Apple Sparkling ICE? They are these Crisp Apple Donuts and are a perfect fall breakfast choice. See the recipe HERE!

apple donuts

 

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Pumpkin Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe

I am a Premier Protein Ambassador and have been compensated for this feature, however all thoughts and recipe suggestion is my own

 

Pumpkin Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe

It’s about that season! Pumpkins, falling leaves and brisk air. What a relief from the summer heat. I love when brands get in the spirit of the fall season offering pumpkin spice…anything! My son loves when coffee stands offer a fall flavors for cocoa but buying a 9 year old a $3 cocoa adds up so I started looking for recipes to make our own and finally have one we both love. In his cocoa I add his lactose-free or almond milk and in mine I substitute milk for one of my Premier Protein shakes.

 

The recipe is so delicious and rich. The recipe I have below is made with Vanilla Premier Protein shake and is thick and rich. But, if you really love an even richer treat then you can use the chocolate flavored Premier Protein shake instead.

 

I am not a whip cream fan at all but if you like added sugars or spices you are free to dress your cocoa up however you like. It is so easy and this recipe is a one-cup recipe so you just make it as you want a cup and go.

Pumpkin Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe
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Pumpkin Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe

Ingredients

  • ¼ c pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1tsp Sweetener (I use Truvia)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt (don't omit)
  • 1C Vanilla Premier Protein Shake (about 3/4 of a carton)
  • *for kids version replace protein shake with dairy of choice (we use lactose free milk for my son, but almond milk may taste great too)

Instructions

  1. Mix the first 5 ingredients plus 1 Tbsp of the vanilla shake (or milk/almond milk) in your mug
  2. Add the rest of the shake (milk), stir until smooth, and microwave for 1½ minutes. Stir and enjoy!
https://parentinghealthy.com/pumpkin-protein-hot-cocoa-recipe/

Why do I recommend Premier Protein Powder? You get 30 grams of protein per scoop and only 3 grams of sugar. There are no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners and it is gluten free. Make sure the protein products you consume offer the best ingredients like Premier Protein. Other brands out there may contain artificial ingredients and synthetic nutrients so you really want to do your homework and choose wisely.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe?

See what the other Premier Protein Ambassadors are up to this month!

Strawberry Lemonade Protein Donuts

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt Parfait

 

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An Easy Way To Make Cocktails with Herb & Lou’s Infused Cubes

I have partnered with Herb & Lou’s Infused Cubes for this feature

 

An Easy Way To Make Cocktails with Herb & Lou's Infused Cubes

Would you call yourself a bartender in the sense that you know how to make the drinks your guests may request in a moments notice? I know rum & coke and screwdrivers and that’s about the extent of my cocktail recipe brain. I typically shop mixers because they at least include the written recipes on the bottles to guide me. Hardly do we all get together as friends and not enjoy some drinks in the evening. I typically buy random beverages and pull out my liquor and let my guests fend for themselves and even then I am sure I am leaving out some essential mixer option until I discovered Herb & Lou’s Infused Cubes.

 

Making cocktails is so fool proof even I can manage to make a great drink. It is so simple to do. Here is a bit of the packaging. Once you get your cubes you will store them in the freezer.

 

Step 1: Freeze the box of cubes

Step 2: Set up your bar with choices of different spirits for your guests. Set out some glasses, a cocktail shaker, sliced lemons and oranges and easy access to those frozen Herb & Lou’s Infused Cubes.

Step 3: add a frozen cube to your spirit of choice-in this one I chose the Blood Orange-Ginger to mix with some local distilled gin. Shake the 2 together in your cocktail shaker and pour over ice (or not if you like it straight).

Step 4: Enjoy! It’s that easy. The Herb & Lou’s Infused Cubes are pre-mixed with the finest of ingredients. And for the non-alcoholic beverage just mix a cube with some seltzer. The flavors are so delicious

  • The Clyde: Peach with Benedictine-Inspired Herbs and Artisanal Bitters
  • The Cecile: Cucumber and Watermelon with Clover Honey and Thyme
  • The Cooper: Blood Orange-Ginger Old Fashioned

 

With the Holidays around the corner what a great product to keep in your freezer and have on hand for those dinner parties. I found some at my local Barnes & Nobles as they do make great gift ideas! Check the retail locator near you by visiting the website. You can also order on Amazon.