Cindy’s Homemade Guacamole

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My Guacamole is awesome and I pair it with gluten free chips and carrots
Why is it better to make your own instead of the pre-packaged kind? You know what’s going into it and you can control the amount. When you taste it, you know you are getting the health benefits of the Avocados, instead of tons of sodium. Also you can add in different spices to change up the taste.
Benefits of eating Avocados- One of the added benefits of eating avocados, they help reduce levels of cortisol & inflammation, which helps cut down on fat storage in the mid region.
Benefits of Feta Cheese-When you choose feta cheese over standard cheddar cheese, you get the cheesy taste with a third less calories. Feta cheese is also a third lower in fat.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 Lime or Lemon- squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of freshly grated black pepper
  • 2 tsp of minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp of red pepper flakes
  • Optional- ¼ cup of Feta Cheese 

Directions:

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  • Cut avocados in half and remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.
  •  Using a fork, roughly mash the avocado. (Don't overdo it! The guacamole should be a little chunky.) Add the lime or lemon, garlic, salt and pepper and mash some more. Add in the red pepper flakes and feta cheese.

 

Gourmet Caprese Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Cindy's Gourmet Caprese Egg Breakfast Sandwich-

This Breakfast Sandwich packs a lot of Flavor!

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Ingredients:

  • Flat Out- 90 calories
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of Smart Balance Butter Spread
  • 1/3 cup of spinach
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes packed in oil
  • Goat Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper To taste
  • Cindy's special sauce

Directions:

  1. In a small non stick skillet- melt butter
  2. Drop eggs in, you will cook until the white becomes solid, then flip and cook for an additional 45 seconds
  3. Prepare your sandwich before cooking your eggs.
  4. Layout your flat bread, on one end spread Cindy's special sauce
  5. Cut slices of goat cheese and place on top
  6. Sprinkle sun-dried tomatoes on top and then place your spinach.
  7. When your eggs are done, place on top and fold over your flat out bread.

ENJOY!

Cindy's Special Sauce-

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Pepperchinis (Greek Peppers)
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 packet of stevia or splenda

Directions:

  1. In a food processor blend together the above ingredients and refrigerate.

Cindy's Feta Cheese Talapia

Cindy's Feta Cheese Tilapia Filet Recipe

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Cindy's Feta Cheese Tilapia Filet's

Ingredients:

4 Tilapia Filet's- dry

1 lemon

1 tbsp of olive oil 

2 tbsp of smart balance butter - melted

2 oz feta cheese- crumbled

2 cloves of garlic

1 tbsp of olive oil

1/3 cup of fresh parsley 

1/2 tsp of black pepper

2 Roma tomatoes diced

1 tbsp of dill weed

1/2 tsp of sea salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven 350 degrees

1. In a 9 x 13 glass dish- coat with olive oil

Lay the 4 filet's in dish

2. Pour lemon juice and butter spread over filet's. 

3. Combine all ingredients except for feta cheese and top each filet 

4. Bake in oven for 20 minutes 

5. Remove from oven and sprinkle crumbled feta over each filet and bake for an additional 5 min

I made sauteed Brussel sprouts and couscous as a side item with this recipe- YUMMY! And of course added a fresh salad :)

Creamy Couscous

Creamy Couscous 

This is great served as is or chilled

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1 1/2 cup uncooked couscous

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 medium tomato, chopped

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup feta cheese,

8 oz Plain Greek yogurt

1/2 lemon 

salt and pepper

1. Boil the 2 cups of chicken broth, add in couscous and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 min and then fluff it with a fork.

2. Add the tomato, chickpeas, and feta to the couscous.

3. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.

4. Pour the yogurt mixture over the couscous and mix well to combine.