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Recipes From Trainer Paisley

My Weekly Healthy Recipes…

My focus these last couple weeks… and in general when I cook is to add as many GREEN veggies as possible!  Greens seems to be the hardest for me.  In addition to that I need recipes to be EASY, QUICK, and of course YUMMY!

BROCCOLI SOUP

You need…

  • 2 large heads of broccoli or about the equivalent in broccoli florets (don’t stress about a certain amt, the soup will taste great no matter what)
  • Avocado oil or olive oil for roasting
  • About 3-4 cups of some type of broth: bone broth is my fav, any veg or chix stock is great, or add veg or chicken bullion to hot water.  Again, don’t stress about the amt, it depends on how thick or thin you like your soup!
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 clove garlic
  • Sea Salt an pepper (unprocessed)
  • lemon

What to do…

  1. Pre heat oven to 350-400 deg
  2. On a baking sheet layer up your broccoli and chopped up onion and toss with oil (make sure your rub the oil into the veg)
  3. Season generously with pepper and sea salt, cook for about 15-20min or until bright green with a little browning
  4. Add broccoli/onions when cooked to your vita-mix or blender with your broth
  5. Blend on high till smooth.  Taste your soup here… how is it?  Need anything?  How’s the consistency?  You may want to add more liquid?
  6. Add the juice of half a lemon and maybe some more salt and pepper
  7. Taste again (I taste my food at every step to ensure it taste delicious!)
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CHICKEN PESTO 

You need…

  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • Olive oil
  • Pesto
  • Spaghetti squash or I tried this new kind of pasta made with edamame   (see pic below) It was pretty good!
  • Spinach
  • Tomatos
  • Sea Salt an pepper (unprocessed)

What to do…

  1. Heat skillet with olive oil, medium high… add chicken thighs that have been seasoned with salt and pepper
  2. Before hand have your spaghetti squash cooked (if you don’t know how, google it) or cook whatever kind of “pasta” you want.
  3. I used already made pesto from Cosco 🙂  I used 3-4 tablespoons… use as much as you like!
  4. In a bowl add “pasta” mix in pesto, tomatoes and spinach (the heat of the pasta will wilt the spinach a tad), top with chicken!  Sorry about this LAME pic
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Here’s the “pasta” I tried!  Was pretty good!  I much prefer spaghetti squash as it’s more nutrient dense and less processed 🙂

 

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