Stir-Fry with Garlic Scallion Cauli-Rice

Stir-Fry night comes easy in my house! So many different variations between proteins and vegetables, it’s a win-win dinner, plus it’s simple to throw together! Tonight I served this chicken and shrimp stir-fry with a garlic scallion cauli-rice; overall a huge hit!Stir fry with Garlic Scallion Cauli-Rice | Lexiscleankitchen.comStir fry with Garlic Scallion Cauli-Rice | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Ingredients:

  • Protein of choice (3/4 lb. grass-fed sirloin, 3 organic chicken breast, 15 large shrimp)
  • Veggies of choice, I used
    • 1/2 red onion, sliced
    • 2 broccoli crowns, chopped
    • 2 cups sprouts 
    • 2 handfuls fresh organic spinach
    • 1 organic zucchini, chopped
    • 1 organic red pepper, chopped
    • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
    • 1 bulb baby bok choy
    • 1/2 cup snap peas
  • 2-3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Sauce (or your favorite teriyaki sauce)
    • 2-3 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
    • 2-3 tbsp coconut aminos
    • 1 tbsp chili garlic paste, more to taste
    • Optional: 1 tbsp fish sauce or oyster sauce
  • Sprinkle ground garlic from garlic mill
  • Sprinkle freshly ground pepper 
  • Optional: garnish with sesame seeds and scallions

Garlic Scallion Cauli-Rice

  • 1 head cauliflower, riced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt

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Stir fry with Garlic Scallion Cauli-Rice | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Directions:

  1. Using a wok or a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil and 2 crushed garlic cloves for 30 seconds
  2. Add chopped onion and broccoli and let cook for 5 minutes
  3. Add other veggies of choice (mushrooms, snap peas, red pepper, bok choy, sprouts) and let cook (you may want to drizzle another tbsp oil, depending on how many veggies are in your wok)
  4. Once veggies are cooking and translucent, add protein of choice and let cook until fully done
  5. In a bowl combine 1/2 tbsp oil, coconut aminos, chili paste, and seasoned rice vinegar
  6. Once protein is cooked, add dressing mixture
  7. Optional: Add spinach and additional sprouts
  8. Serve hot and sprinkle with sesame seeds

Garlic Scallion Cauli-Rice

  1. Using a food processor or cheese grater, pulse/grate cauliflower until rice consistency
  2. Chop scallions and set aside
  3. In a medium-sized pot heat oil and garlic
  4. Add in cauliflower rice, seasoned vinegar, salt, and chopped scallions
  5. Let cook, stirring often, for 3-5 minutes
  6. Transfer to bowl and serve hot

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Creamy Mango Madness Protein Smoothie

Creamy and packed with mango flavor, this protein smoothie is delicious, refreshing, and tropical!

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 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • Optional: garnish with unsweetened coconut flakes and mango

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

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Benefits of Mango:

  • Rich in vitamin A and E
  • Alkalizes the body
  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens immunity

Benefits of Coconut Oil:

  • Improves metabolism
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Contains antimicrobial properties
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Can improve many skin conditions
  • Tip: buy organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, extra-virgin coconut oil

Benefits of Almond Milk:

  • Contains calcium and vitamin D
  • Great for your skin: 1 serving contains 50% of our recommended daily value of vitamin E
  • Low calorie
  • Rich in calcium

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Loaded with iron, calcium, omega 3′s, magnesium, and antioxidants
  • Mineral powerhouse
  • Natural detoxifier
  • Improves health of hair, skin, and nails

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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

I was never a fan of brussels sprouts until about a year ago, and now I can’t get enough! This is a great Fall side dish. It combines savory and sweet tastes to adhere to just about anyone’s liking!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. brussels sprouts, halved & outer leaves removed
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 4 strips nitrate-free bacon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Halve brussels sprouts and remove outer leaves
  3. Line baking pan with foil
  4. Toss brussels sprouts with oil, salt, and pepper
  5. Roast, stirring mid-way, for 20-25 minutes until caramelized and tender
  6. While roasting, cook bacon using desired method (oven, microwave, or skillet), let cool and set aside
  7. When brussels sprouts are done, heat 1 tsp oil in a large skillet and transfer them to the skillet
  8. Pour 1 tbsp maple syrup over the brussels sprouts and toss to coat evenly with a wooden spoon
  9. Let cook for 3 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often
  10. Taste and add the 2nd tbsp maple, based on desired taste (I didn’t find it needed it)
  11. Sprinkle bacon and extra Himalayan sea salt on top and serve hot

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Benefits of Brussels Sprouts:

  • Full of antioxidants
  • Good source of fiber
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Good source of folic acid
  • Fights inflammation

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Italian-Style Mini Meatloaves

Italian meatloaf, loaded with veggies, spices, and delicious sauce… A great variation on a meat dish, right? I thinks so, especially when made into a mini-size that is the perfect serving of protein! The trouble I have always found is that many meatloaf recipes contain bread/breadcrumbs, sugar and other ingredients that make them not an ideal recipe for clean eaters or the allergy-friendly folk. I bring you an Italian-style meatloaf that clean, allergy-friendly, and is bursting with flavor!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. organic grass-fed beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (jar or homemade)
  • 1 organic egg
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs or flour of choice, I used organic non-gmo corn meal

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease mini meatloaf pan (or muffin pan)
  3. In a small skillet, heat oil and garlic, sauté onion and mushrooms until translucent
  4. In a bowl, combine beef, veggies, spices, egg, and 1/4 the tomato sauce, mix well
  5. Fill meatloaf pan/muffin pan to the top with meatloaf mixture
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked through
  7. Let cool, and serve with the remaining tomato sauce on top
  8. Optional: garnish with fresh parmesan and fresh basil

Serve with your favorite roasted vegetables on the side!

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Maple-Infused Protein Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

I absolutely love my protein pancake batter and all the things it can become! Today I altered them into maple-infused waffles and topped it with delicious caramelized bananas. A perfect Saturday morning breakfast.
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Ingredients: (serves 1-2 people)

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour (or flour of choice
  • 1-2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • Optional Maple Infusion: 1 tsp pure organic maple syrup

Caramelized Banana:

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1 tsp raw local honey
  • Dash of cinnamon

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Directions:

Waffles:

  1. Mix ingredients together into a bowl
  2. Grease waffle maker
  3. Pour in batter
  4. Cook until done, transfer to plate, and add desired toppings

Caramelized Bananas:

  1. Heat butter/oil in skillet
  2. Add sliced bananas and drizzle with honey
  3. Mix and cook until golden brown and syrupy, about 5 minutes
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon on top

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Maple Infused Protein Waffles with Caramelized Bananas | Lexiscleankitchen.com #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree