Quacamole grille cheese

~To do~

In a small bowl, mash the avocado, stir in the lemon and salsa, and season with salt and pepper.  Heat a skillet and melt about 2 tsp of butter.  While skillet is heating, build your sandwich in this order:  slice of toast, slice of cheese, avocado mixture, tomatoes, salt and pepper, the final slice of cheese and the last slice of toast.  Put the whole thing in the skillet, and heat each side until the cheese is melted.  Don’t be afraid to press down slightly with spatula while grilling.  You can also do this in a panini press.

Spinach macaroni bites

~Shopping List~

  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp almond flour
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/4 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole-what macaroni noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper

Italian chicken pita

~Shopping List~

  • 1/2 chicken breast
  • 1 whole-wheat pita
  • 2 slices provolone
  • 1 Tbsp marinara sauce (no sugar added)
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • Salt and pepper

Chicken spanish wrap

~Shopping List~

  • 1 chicken breast
  • Olive oil
  • 1 whole-wheat tortilla
  • 2 Tbsp black beans
  • 2 Tbsp cooked rice
  • 1 Tbsp chopped onions
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp tomato, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Bacon spaghetti with garlic croutons

~Shopping List~

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 strip bacon
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup spinach, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 5 garlic croutons
  • Salt and pepper

Spinach pasta with shrimp

~Shopping List~

  • 3/4 cup spinach pasta, cooked
  • 4 medium shrimp
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper

Citrus shrimp

~Shopping List~

  • 5 medium shrimp
  • 1-2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded lettuce or spinach

Feta turkey burger

~Shopping List~

  • 1 turkey patty
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • 2 Tbsp feta cheese
  • 1 whole-wheat hamburger bun
  • 1 Tbsp real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mixed greens
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Sweet kale wrap

~Shopping List~

  • 1/4 cup kale, chopped finely
  • 5 cubes mango, 1/2″ each
  • 1 tsp jalapeno, minced
  • 1 Tbsp mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp hummus
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Steak and goat cheese quesadilla

~Shopping List~

  • 3 oz strip or flank steak
  • Olive oil
  • 5 slices red onion
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 Tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 whole-wheat tortillas, 6″ diameter
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rosemary (1 sprig chopped)