Posts Tagged ‘chicken’

Healthy Thai Chicken Noodles Recipe

Healthy Thai Chicken Noodles
Healthy Thai Chicken Noodles
This meal idea is PERFECT for using up your leftovers with an awesome and healthy peanut satay dressing!

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1

Nutrition Information:
  • 260 calories
Eating clean consistently is daunting to say the least. You get bored, you want more and your cravings take over. I find my willpower is the most lack-luster at the end of the week when I’ve already eaten the food I meal prepped on Monday twice over. I REALLY do not want to eat it a third round. So what do I do?

My secret ingredient in these circumstances is to take inspiration from the different places I’ve lived in. In the summer of 2010 I was interning at the UN in Bangkok and loved the layered flavors, the herbs and the spices. Nothing could beat a smooth and totally decadent satay sauce.

My favorite moment in that time of my life consisted of me walking down the street and finding a street vendor that would hand me a half dozen char-grill meat skewers and a vat of satay sauce.

Taking inspiration from this gorgeous sauce, this post is more of a meal idea than a full-fledged recipe.

This healthy peanut satay dressing is made from PB2 and is super useful when I need an extra dose of flavor (and willpower!).

It helps me stick to my goals, use up my remaining leftovers and with the addition of shirataki noodles – it also keeps my total carb count low!! What more could you ask for at the end of the week?

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Healthy High-Protein Spinach Chicken Meatballs Recipe

High Protein Chicken Meatballs
High Protein Chicken Meatballs
These high protein chicken meatballs are made with chicken breast and spinach at the core. Juicy, full of lean meat, fiber and flavor!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 18

When I first started food-prepping, I honestly had no idea what I was doing. Roast a bunch of chicken breasts in the oven, steam some broccoli and add a bunch of Sriracha sauce. Eat for 5 days straight. Rinse and repeat. On some days, I thought thinking outside of the box consisted of substituting broccoli with asparagus or chicken breasts for tuna. It would satiate me but it sure didn’t inspire.

Once I got sick of food-prepping in this manner, I started to think more about how I actually wanted to eat. Thankfully, I have a great role model – my mom. I was 13 years old when my dad got bypass surgery because he had eaten fatty food all his life. Food is king in our household and my dad was spoiled. When he got out of surgery, he refused to eat “healthy” food. So instead, my mom got creative and started making healthy delicious home-cooked meals by “mocking” her recipes with leaner meats and more vegetables.

This recipe was my break away from the norm and an homage to my mom. These high protein chicken meatballs are made with chicken breast and spinach at the core. But they’re far from boring. Instead, they’re chock full of lean meat, fiber and flavor. Not to mention they’re ridiculously moist and delicious!!

Pair with your favorite tomato sauce or dip them in some hot sauce. From using them as a main course to a high-protein snack, I bet you’ll go back to them time and time again as a staple in your healthy diet repertoire.

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