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Pan-Seared Spice-Rubbed Salmon

 

Pan-Seared Spice-Rubbed Salmon

Part of our Fat Loss Meal Plan, this Pan-Seared Spice-Rubbed Salmon has just the right balance of spices to draw out the natural flavors in the Salmon without overpowering.

Pan-Seared Spice-Rubbed Salmon

Searing locks in the juices of the fish, leaving you with a deliciously crunchy exterior, and a moist flaky interior. Serve alongside some fragrant Jasmine rice and fresh steamed veggies to round out this dish.

 

 

Pan-Seared Spice-Rubbed Salmon - A delicious and simple way to prepare your Salmon for a healthy dinner. - Salmon (with or without skin), Black Pepper (fresh cracked), Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Lemon, olive oil (extra virgin), In a small bowl, mix together dried ingredients.; Sprinkle ½ dried mixture across the side of the Salmon without skin. ; Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat until it is warmed but not burning. ; Place filets rubbed-side down in the pan and sear until browned, about 2 minutes.; While the first side is cooking, squeeze the juice of half the lemon over the side of the filets that are facing up (this may be the skin side if your filets are not skinless).; Then sprinkle the remaining dried mixture over the fish as well. ; Once the first side is browned, flip the fish and cook skin-side down until the skin crisps up and the fish is cooked through, about 2-4 minutes longer. ; While the fish finishes cooking, squeeze the juice from the remaining lemon wedge over the tops of the already-browned sides of the fish. ; The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork and the middle is cooked through. (Internal Temperature should be
140° for safety.)
; - <strong>Calories per serving: 191 Calories, 23 g Protein, 9 g Fat, 4 g Carbs</strong>

Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas

 

Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas

These delicious slow roasted pork carnitas are great wrapped in a warm tortilla with fresh guacamole. Slow roasting makes the pork super tender and then braising at the end under high temps achieves the crispy browned texture of authentic pork carnitas. Serve with fresh salsa, cilantro, onion, and ripe tomatoes to round out this Mexican dish.

pork carnitas

Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas - Slow roasted instead of fried, this Pork Carnitas recipe is a delicious, healthier take to a traditional Mexican dish. - Pork Shoulder Roast, Coarse Salt (Kosher or Sea Salt), Heat the oven to 375 degrees. ; Cut each slab of pork in half and lay the pieces in a baking dish (they should fit into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish without being crowded). ; Liberally sprinkle with salt (about 1 teaspoon) on all sides. ; Pour 1/3 cup water around the meat, cover tightly with foil, and bake for 1 hour. ; Raise the oven temperature to 450 degrees. ; Uncover the meat and using a turkey baster or spoon, pour the liquid over the top of the meat. ; Continue to cook until the liquid has completely reduced and only the rendered fat remains, about 20-30 minutes. ; Now, roast, carefully turning the meat every 7 or 8 minutes, until lightly browned, about 20 minutes longer. ; Break the meat into large pieces and serve on a warm platter, sprinkled with salt.; - <strong>Calories (per serving):</strong> 336 Cal Protein: 44 g Carbs: 0 g Fat: 16 g

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Banana Nut Paleo Oatmeal

 

Paleo Oatmeal

This Banana Nut Paleo Oatmeal is an oat-free alternative to traditional oatmeal is warm comfort food for breakfast. The texture is similar to that of bread pudding and the sweetness of the bananas and the nuttiness of the walnuts add dimension and flavor to this breakfast option. Try topping with a drizzle of maple syrup, fresh berries, or your other favorite oatmeal toppings for added variety.

paleo oatmeal

Paleo "Oatmeal" - Warm, comforting Oat-free "Oatmeal" - egg whites, almond milk (Unsweetened Vanilla), ground flaxseed, banana, cinnamon, crushed walnuts (optional), Mash 1/2 banana and mix with remaining ingredients. ; Cook mixture over medium low heat stirring occasionally until mixture reaches the consistency of oatmeal; about 5 minutes. ; Slice remaining 1/2 banana on top of 'oatmeal,' sprinkle with crushed walnuts and serve.; - <strong>Calories (per serving): </strong>343 kCal Protein: 23 g Carbs: 43 g Fat: 12 g

Egg and Veggie Breakfast Muffins

 

Egg and Veggie Breakfast Muffins

These Egg and Veggie Breakfast Muffins are a great make-ahead option for busy mornings. Packed full of healthy protein and nutritious veggies these provide a complete breakfast even when you are on the go.

 

Egg and Veggie Breakfast Muffins - Bake up these easy and delicious Egg and Veggie Breakfast Muffins for a quick, grab-on-the-go healthy breakfast option on busy mornings. - egg whites, whole eggs, bacon, baby spinach, broccoli florets, bell pepper (any color), onion, garlic, In a pan, brown the bacon then remove and set aside. ; Saute chopped broccoli, onion, garlic and bell pepper in bacon grease until tender then toss in the spinach and heat until slightly wilted, remove from heat and toss in a bowl with crumbled bacon. ; Beat together eggs and whites and pour over the veggie mixture, mixing well to fully coat. ; Spoon the egg, veggie and bacon mixture into a greased or lined muffin pan and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.; - <strong>Calories (per serving):</strong> 235 kCal Protein: 19 g Carbs: 5 g Fat: 14 g
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