Chicken Paella

Makes: 6 servingsMacros per serving: 40C 14F 17P Step 1 – The Chicken (Instant Pot) First step is to prepare the chicken thighs. I used boneless/skinless. Combine these first 6 ingredients to form a paste. In a large bowl, coat the thighs with the paste. 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp Herbes de Provence 1/2 tsp Adobo seasoning 1 garlic…

Sunday Sauce with Meatballs & Sausage

Sauce (8 servings) Macros per serving:  5 carbs / 8 fat / 4 protein (139 cal) Meatballs (15 servings) Macros per meatball: 6 carbs / 11 fat / 13 protein (176 cal) I’ve been making this for years now. It’s a mixture of recipes I’ve tried along the way, but I’ve added my own methods…

Vegan Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Bowl

MACROS: 44 CARBS | 7 FAT |25 PROTEIN MAKES 1 SERVING This recipe is made using a food scale, in alignment with my nutrition program at StrongerU. Amounts can be adjusted to fit your macros. I was feeling left out of the cabbage roll bowl fun because of the beef being used, so I opted…

Shirataki Noodles in Peanut Sauce

These noodles are only 6 carbs per package! Add chicken or tofu for more protein – this is one where you can get really creative! Serves 1 Macros: 22 carbs | 14 fat | 9 protein Ingredients 1 tsp sesame oil Pam 1 frozen garlic cube (Dorot) 1 frozen ginger cube Pinch red pepper flake…

Easy Seafood Paella

Makes 2 Servings. Macros per serving: 62c.11f.41p With StrongerU, I have to make my meals easy and quick most of the time, but I can’t skimp on flavor. Paella is typically a labor of love. But this version hits all the important marks of a traditional paella, in a fraction of the time! 3 tsp…

Pasta Alfredo & Scallops

Macros: 61 Carbs | 26 Fat | 56 Protein 1 serving This simple list of ingredients makes your macro counting easy, but the flavor will make you feel like you just had a cheat day! But look at you…staying right on track! Ingredients 8 oz jumbo scallops (fresh or frozen) 2.5 oz gluten-free tagliatelle (I…

Zucchini Panini

235g (or 2 cups) of zucchini (grated) 1 egg 30g Parmesan cheese 2 TB cornstarch Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) 56g (or 1/2 cup) Reduced fat Mozz cheese 1 oz your favorite Marinara Non-stick spray MACROS: 17 Carbs | 12 Fat | 19 Protein = 248 Calories per serving Makes 2 Servings Shred and…

Potato-Leek Cauliflower Soup

We’ve been counting macros since Jan 5. I haven’t really looked at food this way, ever. With the help of my coach at Stronger U Nutrition, I am to stick to my given numbers each day, and I can eat anything I want as long as I stay within those magic numbers: 135 Carbs | 52…

Fun with Gardein™

I can’t claim to be Vegan. We have a household of meat-eaters (including myself) but I do make concerted efforts to eat as little meat as possible, while adding more meatless meals into our rotation. At this stage in my life, I crave it less and less, so it would not be a big leap…

Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

This dish is such a winner that it made it into our monthly rotation (and also by R’s request). Using the quick-soak method, what seems like a meal you’d save for a Sunday, you can pull off any weeknight. Omit the ham & sausage and use vegetable broth to make it vegan! Don’t you just…

Instant Pot Potato Salad Remix

This is an Instant Pot conversion of a recipe I’ve been using my whole adult life. A 90s girl at heart, this is the remix of that recipe. The celery seed in this recipe gives great flavor, without the crunch that makes kids cringe! All of the flavor, none of the effort.