Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf Ingredients1 cup quinoa (any variety) 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 3 small zucchini, diced (about 3 cups) 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil 1 tablespoon dried parsley 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper or to taste InstructionsCook the quinoa according to package instructions. Be sure to rinse it first…

Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad Ingredients1 cup dry brown lentils 1 bay leaf 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 cup finely diced carrots 1/3 cup finely diced celery 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 1/4 cup minced parsley 1 clove garlic, minced 5 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon…

Pizza Inspired Lean Meatballs

Pizza Inspired Lean Meatballs Ingredients1 lb. lean ground turkey, chicken, or beef 3 egg whites, or 1 whole large egg 1 small onion, diced very small 1 red bell pepper, diced very small 1 green bell pepper, diced very small 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp.…

20-Minute Zesty Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

20-Minute Zesty Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Ingredients3/4 pound (340 grams) cooked, peeled and deveined small or medium shrimp 1 large (70 grams) carrot, peeled and shaved with vegetable peeler or grated 1 small (75 grams) yellow bell pepper, finely chopped 1/2 cup (120 grams) rinsed and drained no-salt-added canned black beans (certified gluten-free if necessary) 1/4…

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad Ingredients8 whole omega-3 eggs, hardboiled peeled & cooled 2 whole fresh ripe avocado, pitted and scooped 2 tbsp. real mayonnaise 1 tbsp dijon mustard 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/8 tsp turmeric 1/8 tsp cayenne (optional) 1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped red onion (more…

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Ingredients1 tsp oil 4 scallions, whites and greens separated, chopped 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 6 oz light coconut milk 2 tsp fish sauce 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped Salt to taste InstructionsIn a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on…

Fresh Taco Stuffed Avocado

Fresh Taco Stuffed Avocado IngredientsAvocado Lime juice Your favorite fresh pico de gallo 1 lb. ground beef, turkey or bison 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp onion powder Tiny pinch of dried oregano 1 tsp ground cumin Tiny pinch of paprika Sea salt & pepper to taste InstructionsBrown meat and season…

South of the Border Chicken Breasts

South of the Border Chicken Breasts Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 4 Mildly spicy chicken breasts—an easy dinner for any weeknight. Ingredients4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless 1/4 cup pure vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves 1/4 tsp cayenne…

Grilled Maple Bacon Chicken Bites

Grilled Maple Bacon Chicken Bites Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 12 Bacon is wrapped around chunks of smoky, maple-seasoned chicken, then skewered and grilled for a bite-sized, flavorful appetizer. Ingredients 2 Tbs McCormick® Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple Seasoning 2 Tbs white vinegar 1 Tbs vegetable oil 1 1/2…