Chicken Salsa Beans and Rice

This is a very delicious easy to make meal also you can use this as a Meal Prep. You can do this with or without the chicken if you do not like to eat meat. I have tried it both ways and it taste great either way.

Ingredients that you will need:
Boneless skinless chicken breast cut into cubes
White onion diced
2 cloves of fresh garlic
1 jar of hot chunky salsa (I like a little heat with mines, but you can use medium or mild if you prefer)
1 cup of cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 bundle of green onion cut (set aside till the end for garnish)
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: 1 to 2 Jalapenos or Serrano Peppers for more added heat

On medium high heat in a large skillet heat the oil
Toss in the onions add salt and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes until the onions are softened or cooked to your liking (if you are using the jalapenos add these as well)
Move the onions to the side of the pan and add the chicken season with salt and pepper cook the chicken until no longer pink.
Add garlic to the chicken and onions mix and cook for about 25 to 30 seconds
Add the brown rice salsa and black beans mix until completely combined.
After combining ingredients set heat to low and let simmer for 5- 7 minutes.
Finally garnish with green onions and enjoy your meal!

 

 

 

 

Weight Loss Soup Diet Recipe

This diet is used to help patients who are overweight to lose weight rapidly, usually prior to surgery. Even though I have not had surgery I found it very useful with helping me to lose weight and I hope you do as well.

For the Soup: In a large pot add:
1-2 CANS TOMATOES CRUSHED OR WHOLE
2 BUNCHES OF LARGE GREEN ONIONS
1 LARGE CAN BEEF BROTH (OR 2 SMALL CANS) 1 PKG. LIPTON VEGETABLE (OR OTHER) SOUP MIX
1 BUNCH OF CELERY
2 CANS GREEN BEANS DRAINED 2 GREEN PEPPERS
2 LBS OF CARROTS
Season with garlic, salt, pepper, curry, parsley, bouillon, or hot sauce
Cut vegetables into medium pieces, cover with water, and boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking until all vegetables are tender.
Soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want. The soup will not add calories; the more you eat, the more you will lose.
For drinks: drink unsweetened juices, tea, and coffee, cranberry juice, or water, water, and water.
DAY 1: Any fruit, except bananas. Cantaloupes or watermelon are lower in calories than most fruit. Eat only soup and fruit.
Day 2: All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables. Try to eat green vegetables. and stay away from dried beans, peas, or corn. Eat vegetables along with soup. At dinner reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter. Don’t eat any fruit.
Day 3: Eat all soup: fruit, and raw vegetables you want. Do not have a baked potato this day. If you have eaten as above and not cheated, you should find you have lost 5 to 7 lbs.
Day 4: Bananas and skim milk: eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates as is the milk, but on this day your body will need the protein and calcium to lessen the craving for sweets.
Day 5: Beef and tomatoes; you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef, and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes. Eat soup at least once this day.
Day 6: Beef and vegetables: eat until your heart is content. You can have 2 to 3 steaks, but no baked potato. Be sure to eat soup at least once this day.
Day 7: Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and vegetables. Again, be sure to stuff yourself and eat the soup.
By the end of the 7th day, if you have not cheated on this diet, you may find you have lost more than 15 pounds. Stay off the diet for 2 days before starting the diet again.
This 7-day eating plan can be used as often as you need. It will clean vour system from impurities and give you a feeling of wellbeing as never before.
This diet is fast, fat burning: and the secret is that you will burn more calories and flush your system of impurities.
This diet does not lend itself to any alcoholic beverages at any time. Because of fat buildup in your system, go off the diet at least 24 hours before any. alcohol intake.
Because everyone’s digestive system is different, it will affect everyone differently. After 3 days you will have more energy. than when you began. After being on this diet for several days, you will find you bowel movements have changed. Eat 1 cup of bran or fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you do not need caffeine.
The basic fat burning soup can be eaten any time you are hungry. Eat as much as you wish.
Remember, the more you eat: the more you will lose. You can eat broiled or baked chicken instead of the beef, with absolutely no skin on the chicken. Or if you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef. But you can only substitute one of the beef days.
Any prescribed medication will not hurt you on this diet. Continue the diet plan as long as you wish and feel the difference mentally and physically.

REMEMBER: NO BREAD, ALCOHOL, CARBONATED DRINKS: INCLUDING DIET DRINKS AND ABSOLUTELY NO FRIED FOODS.

Be Sure to:
Drink plenty (at least 6 to 9 glasses of water a day), as well as any combination of the following: black coffee, unsweetened tea, unsweetened fruit drinks, cranberry juice, and skim milk.  By the end of the 7th day, if you have not cheated on this diet, you may find you have lost more than 10 pounds.
Stay off the diet for about 2 days before starting the diet again.
This 7-day eating plan can be used as often as you need. It will clean your system from impurities and give you a feeling of wellbeing as never before.
This diet is fast, fat burning, and the secret is that you will burn more calories and flush your system of impurities.

Your Weekly Guide

Monday:       Soup and Fruit (NO BANANAS)

                           Watermelon and Cantaloupe are lowest in calories.

 

Tuesdays:   Green Vegetables and Soup (Eat all you want stuff yourself)

                            Dinner Baked Potato with butter.

 

Wednesday: Eat all soup, fruit, and raw vegetables you want

                                If you have eaten as above and not cheated, you should find                                       you have lost 5 to 7 lbs.

 

Thursday:    Bananas and Skim milk – And the soup

                            3 bananas

                           As much skim as you can

 

Friday:          Beef and Tomatoes

                          10 to 20 ounces of Beef 1 can of tomatoes or 6 tomatoes

                          Soup (at least once)

 

Saturday:     Beef and Vegetables all you want (Stuff yourself)

                            Soup (at least once)

 

Sunday:       Brown Rice (Stuff yourself)

                          Unsweetened fruit juice

                          Vegetables

                          Soup

 

 I wish you the best and enjoy yourself on this diet.

 

 

-GYM TIME

Chicken Pasta Pesto w Chicken Sausage

Depending on how many people you want to serve you can cut the portions in half

Ingredients

1 pack of boneless chicken breasts (8 pack)

2 packs of Hillshire Farms Basil Pesto Chicken Smoked Sausage

1 box of Farfalle and Mini Farfalle pasta

1 Jar of Classico Traditional Basil Pesto

2 Tablespoons of Land O Lakes Garlic and Herb Butter

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper

Mrs. Dash Original Flavor Seasoning

Bumble Bee Italian Style White Clam Sauce (optional)

– Clean and dice the boneless chicken breast set to the side

– Slice the smoke chicken sausage into circles (you can cut them again after you cook them if you prefer)

– Season chicken with salt pepper and Mrs. Dash

– In a medium size pot bring water to a boil add pasta and cook according to the directions on the box

– Add olive oil to Skillet and set heat on medium to medium high once the oil is hot add the butter

– Add boneless chicken to the skillet and cook approximately 15 min or until no longer pink set aside

– In the same skillet add the chicken sausage and cook till browned. Cut in half (optional) and mix with the boneless chicken

– Drain the pasta and place in a medium bowl add half of the pesto sauce and stir

(optional: You can also add half of the White Clam Sauce if you are using it)

– Add the chicken and sausage mix to the pasta stir and add the rest of the Pesto (and clam sauce if using)

 

 

Salmon Croquettes (Patties)

 

 

Ingredients:

3 cans of Bumble Bee Wild Pink Salmon

1 Cup of Progresso Garlic and Herb Bread Crumbs

1 Tablespoon of Minced onions

1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning

3 Eggs (one egg per can) 

1 cup of Mayonnaise (I use Hellman’s with Olive Oil but that’s optional)

2 cups of Flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

1/2 teaspoons of onion powder

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

Canola or Vegetable oil of choice for Frying the Salmon

Optional: 1 packet of Sazon 

– Clean Salmon by removing the bone and skin set aside

– In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix well 

– In a medium size skillet heat oil on medium heat 

– Pat salmon into patties of desired thickness and size

– Add patties to the heated oil cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown

– Serve with white or brown rice and enjoy.

 

 

 

Scrambled Eggs and Salmon

This is one of my favorite meals to eat for breakfast right after working out it is packed with protein (about 30g) and very filling.

Scrambled eggs and salmon
Ingredients:
One can of bumblebee boneless skinless salmon in a can.
3 Eggs
½ cup of heavy cream
Salt and pepper
Green onions or Scallions (for garnish)

Place Salmon, Eggs, Heavy Cream and Salt and Pepper in a bowl mix until well blended.
Spray Non-stick Skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat on medium high.
Add mixture to skillet and cook until desired consistency is reached
Garnish with Green Onions and enjoy!