Quinoa Fried “Rice” with Chicken or Tofu
I made up this recipe from leftovers and call it chicken – quinoa fried “rice”. High in protein, gluten free, can be made vegan or vegetarian, and chock full of vitamins . Here’s the recipe. ingredients :
- 5 oz frozen, thawed chicken breasts or extra firm tofu
- 1 cup fresh vegetables of your choice
- 1/3-1/2 cup sesame teriyaki dressing, to taste
- olive oil
Stir fry chunks of chicken breast in very hot olive oil. About 6 to 10 minutes in (I used frozen Chix that wasn’t completely thawed, so 10 to 12 for me), pour in a generous amount of sesame ginger salad dressing. Continue frying until chicken is cooked through. Drain, leaving some of the gravy behind. Toss in veggies of choice : I used sugar peas, spiced squash I had leftover from my stew recipe (see previous post) and eggplant. Add extra dressing and sautee. Toss in cooked quinoa and fry until slightly crispy. Combine with chicken and enjoy! Substitute extra-firm tofu if you do not eat chicken or want to mix it up! Seen on my instagram : instagram.com/oliviabu2016
2-Ingredient Protein Pancakes
this one has been floating around the interwebs for quite some time, and while some people say it doesn’t work, it came out perfectly when me & Ben tried it. It only has a slightly more eggy texture, tastes like the in-between part of French Toast. Overall , excellent, and can be made more excellent with whatever fresh toppings you choose! ingredients per large pancake :
- 2 eggs
- 1 large, ripe banana
- toppings : your choice! agave, fresh berries, chocolate syrup, peanut butter, maple syrup, whipped cream- you name it!
Mash the banana in a bowl until it is a doughy consistency. Crack in eggs and whisk together. Cook the batter in a pan the same way you would any other pancake, until golden brown, 3 -4 minutes per side. Top with whatever you like ! We tried agave. This is a wonderful way to satisfy a carb/sugar craving without actually having too much of either! Also, the protein helps keep you full during the day! Seen on my instagram : instagram.com/oliviabu2016
Olive’s Awesome Oatmeal
A g0-to for me on work days because it’s fast and cheap and keeps me full! ingredients per single serving:
- 1 packet instant apple-cinnamon oatmeal, I use the low-sugar kind to help manage my blood sugar.
- 1/2 teaspoon each peanut butter and honey
- 1/2 banana
- almond milk (optional)
Make the oatmeal according to package instructions. Slice the banana over it. Add in a dollop of peanut butter and honey. Mash and mix together, adding almond milk to keep it from getting too sticky. Enjoy! Seen on my instagram : instagram.com/oliviabu2016
There will always be more healthy recipes to come as I keep exploring and making more ! Check back and also check my recent blog posts!