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Berry Baked Oatmeal
Great for unexpected company!
Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 35 min
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/4 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
- 1 cup berries, sliced (strawberries and blackberries are a great combo)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly coat a 8×8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
- Stir in the milk, butter, vanilla and nuts until moist and combined.
- Fold in berries.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Healthy Orange Chicken
Skip the takeout – this one is Paleo, and gluten free!
Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 35 min
- 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 cups steamed broccoli or green beans
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger*
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Clean and cut chicken into 1 inch cubes. In a large frying pan, cook the cubed chicken in the toasted sesame oil until the edges are brown and slightly crispy (Approx 5-10 minutes).
- As the chicken is cooking, stir together the sauce mixture in a separate bowl.
- Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove it from the pan and place it off to the side in a separate bowl.
- Pour the sauce mixture into the same pan you cooked the chicken in.
- Bring the sauce mixture to a boil for 15-20 minutes, stirring every minute or so until it starts to thicken. (You will know it has thickened when you scrape the pan and it pulls away from the pan)
- When the sauce thickens, add the cooked chicken back in & stir to coat the chicken
- Serve over steamed broccoli or green beans for a Paleo option, or rice/quinoa.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!
* If substituting ground ginger for fresh ginger, cut the amount in 1/4 to 1/4 tablespoon.