Refreshing Chia Seed Pudding

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, refined sugar-free, & soy-free.

Thrown together in just a couple minutes! Be sure to make this in advance (I like making it before bed) so it has time to thicken up before eating. The thickness of the chia pudding will vary based on the kind of almond/coconut milk you use, so don’t worry if it looks a bit thick or thin when you first try it out. If your pudding is too thin you can add more chia seeds and let it sit for 30 minutes more; if it’s too thick, try adding a touch more almond milk.

Ingredients

For the chia pudding

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Better Burger

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground turkey (at least 90 percent lean)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pitted green olives (2 ounces)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Cooking spray

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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Seared Salmon

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Seared Salmon not only provides great taste and appealing presentation, it’s loaded with powerful nutrients. When you serve this power salad, you’ll get heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids (thanks to the walnuts and salmon) plus monounsaturated fats from the avocado that also helps your heart. The grapefruit helps kick up fat-burning and stabilizes blood sugar–a powerful combo if you’re trying to drop a few pounds.

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 large grapefruit

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Balsamic Chicken Salad with Lemon Quinoa

Serves: 6

Crisp and juicy pan fried chicken in balsamic, garlic and olive oil, mixed into an incredible loaded salad with Kalamata olives, Feta, Lemon flavored Quinoa and sweet grape tomatoes.

Ingredients

Lemon Quinoa:

½ cup dry quinoa
1 cup vegetable or chicken stock (or water mixed with 1 teaspoon vegetable stock powder)

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Striped Bass with Lemon, Shiitake, and Baby Bok Choy

Baking fresh ingredients in parchment packets requires less fat than other cooking methods and keeps fish moist and tender. Quick cleanup is an added bonus.

SERVES: 4

Ingredients

1 pound baby bok choy, trimmed and leaves separated
4 scallions, halved and cut into strips lengthwise
6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems trimmed, halved if large
Coarse salt and ground pepper

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Date Night Dinner At Home: Chicken Saltimbocca

This healthy chicken saltimbocca recipe makes an impressive, yet fast, classy dinner. Serve this Italian-inspired chicken with roasted broccoli rabe and quinoa to round out this elegant meal.

Ingredients

2 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (5-6 ounces each), tenders removed (see Tip)
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
2 thin slices prosciutto
2-4 fresh sage leaves
1½ teaspoons all-purpose flour

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