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    Recipe: Overnight Oats with Mixed Berries

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1 cup rolled oats
    1 cup almond milk
    1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    1 tablespoon honey
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
    2 tablespoons chia seeds

    Directions:

    _In a mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract.
    _Stir the mixture until well combined.
    _Divide the mixture into two jars or containers.
    _Top each jar with mixed berries and chia seeds.
    _Seal the jars with lids and refrigerate overnight.
    _In the morning, give it a good stir, and your Overnight Oats with Mixed Berries are ready to enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 320
    Total Fat: 8g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 3mg
    Sodium: 75mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 53g
    Dietary Fiber: 9g
    Sugar: 15g
    Protein: 11g

    Recipe: Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Feta

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    4 large eggs
    1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
    1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons olive oil

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper.
    _Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
    _Add the chopped spinach and sauté until wilted.
    _Pour the whisked eggs into the pan with the spinach.
    _Cook and continuously stir until the eggs are set.
    _Sprinkle feta cheese on top and cook for another minute until it starts to melt.
    _Serve hot and enjoy your Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Feta!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 330
    Total Fat: 27g
    Saturated Fat: 9g
    Cholesterol: 393mg
    Sodium: 430mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 3g
    Dietary Fiber: 1g
    Sugar: 2g
    Protein: 18g

    Recipe: Whole-Grain Toast with Avocado Slices

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 slices whole-grain bread
    1 ripe avocado
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:

    _Toast the whole-grain bread slices to your desired level of crispiness.
    _Cut the ripe avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh.
    _Mash the avocado with a fork and add salt and pepper to taste.
    _Spread the mashed avocado onto the toasted bread slices.
    _Serve immediately, and enjoy your Whole-Grain Toast with Avocado Slices!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 220
    Total Fat: 13g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 130mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 25g
    Dietary Fiber: 7g
    Sugar: 1g
    Protein: 4g

    Recipe: Greek Yogurt Parfait with Honey and Nuts
    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1 cup Greek yogurt
    2 tablespoons honey
    1/4 cup mixed nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts)
    1/2 cup mixed berries (e.g., blueberries, raspberries)

    Directions:

    _In a serving glass or bowl, add a layer of Greek yogurt.
    _Drizzle a tablespoon of honey over the yogurt.
    _Add a layer of mixed nuts on top.
    _Continue layering with another spoon of yogurt, honey, and more nuts.
    _Finish by topping with mixed berries.
    _Serve immediately, and enjoy your Greek Yogurt Parfait with Honey and Nuts!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 280
    Total Fat: 13g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 6mg
    Sodium: 60mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 32g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugar: 25g
    Protein: 13g

    Recipe: Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 ripe bananas
    2 tablespoons peanut butter
    1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
    1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    1 tablespoon honey
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Ice cubes (optional)

    Directions:

    _In a blender, combine ripe bananas, peanut butter, milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract.
    _Add ice cubes if you want a colder smoothie.
    _Blend until smooth and creamy.
    _Pour into glasses and serve your Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie right away!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 340
    Total Fat: 14g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 10mg
    Sodium: 110mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 47g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugar: 32g
    Protein: 12g

    Recipe: Chia Seed Pudding with Mango

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1/4 cup chia seeds
    1 cup almond milk
    1 tablespoon honey
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 ripe mango, diced

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, combine chia seeds, almond milk, honey, and vanilla extract.
    _Stir the mixture well and let it sit for a few minutes.
    _Stir again to prevent clumping, then refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.
    _Before serving, top the chia pudding with diced mango.
    _Enjoy your Chia Seed Pudding with Mango!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 290
    Total Fat: 12g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 120mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 41g
    Dietary Fiber: 13g
    Sugar: 21g
    Protein: 8g

    Recipe: Veggie Omelette with Tomatoes and Peppers

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    4 large eggs
    1/2 cup bell peppers (assorted colors), diced
    1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
    1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 cup shredded cheese (optional)

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper.
    _Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
    _Add the diced onions and sauté until they become translucent.
    _Add the bell peppers and tomatoes to the skillet and cook for a few minutes until they soften.
    _Pour the whisked eggs over the vegetables in the skillet.
    _Cook without stirring until the eggs start to set around the edges.
    _Carefully flip the omelette and cook the other side until fully set.
    _If desired, sprinkle shredded cheese over one half of the omelette and fold it in half.
    _Serve hot, and enjoy your Veggie Omelette with Tomatoes and Peppers!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 220
    Total Fat: 15g
    Saturated Fat: 4g
    Cholesterol: 385mg
    Sodium: 350mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 10g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 5g
    Protein: 12g

    Recipe: Cottage Cheese with Pineapple

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1 cup cottage cheese
    1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, add cottage cheese and fresh pineapple chunks.
    _Stir gently to combine.
    _Serve immediately, and enjoy your Cottage Cheese with Pineapple!

    Nutrition Facts:
    Calories: 240
    Total Fat: 2g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 10mg
    Sodium: 380mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 32g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 25g
    Protein: 18g

    Recipe: Breakfast Burrito with Salsa

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    4 large eggs
    1/4 cup milk
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 cup bell peppers (assorted colors), diced
    1/4 cup onion, diced
    1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
    1/2 cup cooked black beans
    1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    2 large tortillas
    Salsa for serving

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
    _Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a bit of oil.
    _Sauté the onions and bell peppers until they become tender.
    _Add the diced tomatoes and cook briefly.
    _Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook, stirring until the eggs are set.
    _Divide the scrambled eggs, black beans, and cheddar cheese between the two tortillas.
    _Fold in the sides of the tortillas and roll them up into burritos.
    _Heat the burritos in a pan until they are lightly browned on both sides.
    _Serve with salsa, and enjoy your Breakfast Burrito with Salsa!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 450
    Total Fat: 20g
    Saturated Fat: 7g
    Cholesterol: 305mg
    Sodium: 620mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    Dietary Fiber: 7g
    Sugar: 6g
    Protein: 24g

    Recipe: Berry and Spinach Smoothie

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1 cup fresh spinach
    1 cup mixed berries (e.g., strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
    1 banana
    1 cup almond milk
    1 tablespoon honey
    1/2 cup Greek yogurt

    Directions:

    _Place fresh spinach, mixed berries, banana, almond milk, honey, and Greek yogurt in a blender.
    _Blend until smooth and creamy.
    _Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve immediately. Enjoy your Berry and Spinach Smoothie!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 250
    Total Fat: 5g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 3mg
    Sodium: 110mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    Dietary Fiber: 6g
    Sugar: 31g
    Protein: 9g

    Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
    1/2 onion, chopped
    1 bell pepper, diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    4 large eggs
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Chopped fresh herbs (e.g., parsley, chives) for garnish

    Directions:

    _In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
    _Add the diced sweet potatoes and cook until they start to brown and become tender (about 10 minutes).
    _Add the chopped onion and bell pepper and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
    _Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
    _Create four wells in the hash and crack an egg into each well.
    _Cover the skillet and cook until the egg whites are set, but the yolks are still runny (about 5 minutes).
    _Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh herbs.
    _Serve hot, and enjoy your Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 16g
    Saturated Fat: 4g
    Cholesterol: 210mg
    Sodium: 260mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    Dietary Fiber: 7g
    Sugar: 9g
    Protein: 13g

    Recipe: Almond Butter and Banana Wrap

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 whole-grain tortillas
    2 ripe bananas
    4 tablespoons almond butter
    1 tablespoon honey
    Cinnamon (optional)

    Directions:

    _Place the tortillas on a clean surface.
    _Spread 2 tablespoons of almond butter on each tortilla.
    _Drizzle honey over the almond butter.
    _Slice the ripe bananas and place them on top of the almond butter.
    _Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon if desired.
    _Roll up the tortillas into wraps.
    _Heat a skillet over medium heat and lightly toast the wraps for 2-3 minutes on each side.
    _Slice in half and serve your Almond Butter and Banana Wrap.

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 380
    Total Fat: 15g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 220mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 60g
    Dietary Fiber: 8g
    Sugar: 26g
    Protein: 9g

    Recipe: Egg Muffin Cups with Turkey and Veggies

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    4 large eggs
    1/2 cup diced turkey (cooked)
    1/2 cup mixed vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 cup shredded cheese (optional)

    Directions:

    _Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a muffin tin.
    _In a bowl, beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper.
    _Stir in diced turkey and mixed vegetables.
    _Pour the mixture into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
    _If desired, sprinkle shredded cheese on top of each cup.
    _Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until the muffin cups are set and slightly browned.
    _Let them cool for a few minutes before removing from the tin.
    _Serve and enjoy your Egg Muffin Cups with Turkey and Veggies!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 290
    Total Fat: 16g
    Saturated Fat: 5g
    Cholesterol: 365mg
    Sodium: 320mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 7g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 2g
    Protein: 28g

    Recipe: Quinoa Porridge with Almonds

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1/2 cup quinoa
    1 cup almond milk
    1/4 cup chopped almonds
    1 tablespoon honey
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Fresh berries for topping (optional)

    Directions:

    _Rinse quinoa thoroughly in a fine-mesh sieve under cold water.
    _In a saucepan, combine quinoa, almond milk, chopped almonds, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
    _Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the _porridge thickens.
    _Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
    _If desired, top with fresh berries before serving.
    _Enjoy your Quinoa Porridge with Almonds!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 12g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 120mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 54g
    Dietary Fiber: 7g
    Sugar: 12g
    Protein: 10g

    Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    4 rice cakes
    1 apple, thinly sliced
    1/4 cup almond butter
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    Honey for drizzling (optional)

    Directions:

    Spread almond butter on each rice cake.
    Place thinly sliced apples on top of the almond butter.
    Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the apples.
    Drizzle honey if you desire additional sweetness.
    Serve and enjoy your Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 260
    Total Fat: 12g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 60mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 34g
    Dietary Fiber: 5g
    Sugar: 12g
    Protein: 6g

    Recipe: Salmon and Quinoa Salad

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 salmon fillets
    1 cup cooked quinoa
    1 cup mixed greens
    1/2 cucumber, sliced
    1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:

    _Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
    _Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    _Cook the salmon fillets for about 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through.
    _In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, mixed greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and red onion.
    _Drizzle with lemon juice and toss to mix.
    _Place the cooked salmon on top of the salad.
    _Serve and enjoy your Salmon and Quinoa Salad!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 450
    Total Fat: 18g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 85mg
    Sodium: 260mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    Dietary Fiber: 6g
    Sugar: 4g
    Protein: 30g

    Recipe: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 cup cucumber, diced
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/4 red onion, finely chopped
    1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
    1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:

    _In a large bowl, combine chickpeas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
    _In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
    _Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
    _Serve and enjoy your Mediterranean Chickpea Salad!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 15g
    Saturated Fat: 4g
    Cholesterol: 15mg
    Sodium: 450mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    Dietary Fiber: 12g
    Sugar: 6g
    Protein: 14g

    Recipe: Tuna and White Bean Salad

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
    2 cans tuna in water, drained
    1/4 red onion, finely chopped
    1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:

    _In a large bowl, combine white beans, drained tuna, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and fresh parsley.
    _In a_ small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
    _Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
    _Serve and enjoy your Tuna and White Bean Salad!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 380
    Total Fat: 10g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 30mg
    Sodium: 480mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    Dietary Fiber: 11g
    Sugar: 2g
    Protein: 30g

    Recipe: Veggie and Hummus Wrap

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 large whole-grain tortillas
    1/2 cup hummus
    1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
    1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
    1/2 cup mixed greens
    1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:

    Spread hummus on each tortilla.
    Layer cucumber slices, red bell pepper, mixed greens, and red onion.
    Season with salt and pepper.
    Roll up the tortillas into wraps.
    Serve and enjoy your Veggie and Hummus Wrap!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 320
    Total Fat: 14g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 570mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 42g
    Dietary Fiber: 8g
    Sugar: 4g
    Protein: 10g

    Recipe: Greek Yogurt Parfait

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1 cup Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup granola
    1/2 cup mixed berries (e.g., blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
    2 tablespoons honey

    Directions:

    _In a glass or bowl, layer Greek yogurt, granola, and mixed berries.
    _Drizzle honey over the top.
    _Repeat the layers if desired.
    _Serve and enjoy your Greek Yogurt Parfait!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 320
    Total Fat: 8g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 5mg
    Sodium: 75mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 50g
    Dietary Fiber: 6g
    Sugar: 27g
    Protein: 15g

    Recipe: Avocado and Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 large lettuce leaves (e.g., Romaine or Iceberg)
    1 ripe avocado, sliced
    6 slices turkey breast
    1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
    1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
    Dijon mustard for drizzling (optional)

    Directions:

    _Place the lettuce leaves on a clean surface.
    _Layer avocado slices, turkey breast, cucumber slices, and red onion on each leaf.
    _Drizzle with Dijon mustard if desired.
    _Fold the lettuce leaves into wraps.
    _Serve and enjoy your Avocado and Turkey Lettuce Wraps!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 320
    Total Fat: 15g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 25mg
    Sodium: 450mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 20g
    Dietary Fiber: 8g
    Sugar: 6g
    Protein: 30g

    Recipe: Pesto Zoodles

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 large zucchinis
    1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/4 cup basil pesto
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Olive oil for cooking

    Directions:

    _Use a spiralizer to create zucchini noodles (zoodles).
    _Heat a skillet with a bit of olive oil over medium heat.
    _Add the zoodles and cherry tomatoes, and sauté for about 3-5 minutes until they soften.
    _Stir in the basil pesto and toss to coat the zoodles.
    _Season with salt and pepper.
    _Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the top.
    _Serve and enjoy your Pesto Zoodles!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 250
    Total Fat: 18g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 5mg
    Sodium: 400mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 15g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugar: 7g
    Protein: 10g

    Recipe: Vegan Quinoa Salad

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    1 cup quinoa
    2 cups water or vegetable broth
    1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 cup cucumber, diced
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
    1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    1/4 cup olive oil
    Juice of 2 lemons
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:

    _inse quinoa thoroughly in a fine-mesh sieve under cold water.
    _In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water or vegetable broth to a boil.
    _Add quinoa, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until the liquid is _absorbed and the quinoa is cooked.
    _Fluff quinoa with a fork and let it cool.
    _In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, chickpeas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and fresh parsley.
    _In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, ground cumin, salt, and pepper.
    _Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
    _Serve and enjoy your Vegan Quinoa Salad!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 14g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 220mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 50g
    Dietary Fiber: 12g
    Sugar: 6g
    Protein: 12g

    Recipe: Sautéed Shrimp and Asparagus

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

    Directions:

    _Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    _Add minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
    _Add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque.
    _Add asparagus and cook for another 3-4 minutes until they are tender-crisp.
    _Squeeze lemon juice over the shrimp and asparagus.
    _Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
    _Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
    _Serve and enjoy your Sautéed Shrimp and Asparagus!

    Nutrition Facts:
    Calories: 250
    Total Fat: 12g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 150mg
    Sodium: 350mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 10g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugar: 4g
    Protein: 25g

    Recipe: Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1 block firm tofu, cubed
    2 cups broccoli florets
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    2 tablespoons sesame oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon ginger, minced
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
    Cooked brown rice for serving

    Directions:

    _In a wok or large skillet, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat.
    _Add cubed tofu and stir-fry until golden and slightly crispy.
    _Remove tofu from the wok.
    _In the same wok, add minced garlic and ginger and sauté for about 30 seconds.
    _Add broccoli florets and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until they become tender-crisp.
    _Return the tofu to the wok and add soy sauce and red pepper flakes.
    _Stir-fry for an additional 2-3 minutes.
    _Serve the tofu and broccoli stir-fry over cooked brown rice.

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 18g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 950mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 25g
    Dietary Fiber: 6g
    Sugar: 5g
    Protein: 23g

    Recipe: Black Bean and Corn Salad

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
    1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
    1/2 red bell pepper, diced
    1/2 green bell pepper, diced
    1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    Juice of 2 limes
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon cumin
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Avocado slices for garnish (optional)

    Directions:

    _In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, red and green bell peppers, red onion, and fresh cilantro.
    _In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper.
    _Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
    _Garnish with avocado slices if desired.
    _Serve and enjoy your Black Bean and Corn Salad!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 320
    Total Fat: 10g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 400mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 50g
    Dietary Fiber: 13g
    Sugar: 6g
    Protein: 13g

    Recipe: Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    4 large eggs
    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
    1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Lettuce leaves for wrapping

    Directions:

    _Place the eggs in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil.
    _Reduce the heat and simmer for 9-10 minutes.
    _Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool, then peel and chop.
    _In a bowl, combine chopped eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, red onion, and celery.
    _Season with salt and pepper.
    _Spoon the egg salad into lettuce leaves.
    _Serve and enjoy your Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 300
    Total Fat: 24g
    Saturated Fat: 4g
    Cholesterol: 215mg
    Sodium: 350mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 5g
    Dietary Fiber: 1g
    Sugar: 3g
    Protein: 13g

    Recipe: Caprese Salad with Rotisserie Chicken

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 cups fresh mozzarella, cubed
    2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
    1 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
    2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:

    _In a large bowl, combine fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and rotisserie chicken.
    _Drizzle with balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil.
    _Season with salt and pepper.
    _Toss gently to mix all the ingredients.
    _Serve and enjoy your Caprese Salad with Rotisserie Chicken!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 400
    Total Fat: 28g
    Saturated Fat: 10g
    Cholesterol: 90mg
    Sodium: 350mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 8g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 4g
    Protein: 30g

    Recipe: Soba Noodle Salad

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    6 ounces soba noodles
    1/2 cup edamame, shelled
    1/2 cup carrots, julienned
    1/2 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
    2 tablespoons sesame oil
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    1 tablespoon honey
    1 teaspoon sesame seeds
    Sliced green onions for garnish

    Directions:

    _Cook soba noodles according to package instructions, then drain and rinse with cold water.
    _In a large bowl, combine cooked soba noodles, edamame, carrots, and red bell pepper.
    _In a small bowl, whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and sesame seeds.
    _Pour the dressing over the noodle salad and toss to combine.
    _Garnish with sliced green onions.
    _Serve and enjoy your Soba Noodle Salad!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 9g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 650mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 60g
    Dietary Fiber: 6g
    Sugar: 12g
    Protein: 12g

    Recipe: Veggie and Feta Omelette

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    4 large eggs
    1/4 cup milk
    1/2 cup diced bell peppers (various colors)
    1/2 cup diced tomatoes
    1/4 cup diced red onion
    1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Fresh herbs for garnish (e.g., parsley, chives)

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
    _Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
    _Add diced bell peppers and red onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften.
    _Add diced tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
    _Pour the egg mixture over the veggies in the skillet.
    _Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the top.
    _Cook until the omelette sets, about 5-7 minutes.
    _Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh herbs.
    -Fold the omelette in half and serve your Veggie and Feta Omelette!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 280
    Total Fat: 18g
    Saturated Fat: 6g
    Cholesterol: 380mg
    Sodium: 330mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 10g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 5g
    Protein: 18g

    Recipe: Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Marinating Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 55 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Lemon slices for garnish

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
    _Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them.
    _Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    _Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
    _Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for about 6-8 minutes per side or until fully cooked.
    _Garnish with lemon slices.
    _Serve and enjoy your Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 250
    Total Fat: 10g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 80mg
    Sodium: 300mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 2g
    Dietary Fiber: 1g
    Sugar: 0g
    Protein: 35g

    Recipe: Baked Salmon with Asparagus

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 salmon fillets
    1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon dried dill
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Lemon wedges for garnish

    Directions:

    _Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
    _Place the asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat.
    _In a bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried dill, salt, and pepper.
    _Place the salmon fillets on the baking sheet with the asparagus.
    _Brush the salmon with the lemon herb mixture.
    _Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and the asparagus is tender.
    _Garnish with lemon wedges.
    _Serve and enjoy your Baked Salmon with Asparagus!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 300
    Total Fat: 18g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 80mg
    Sodium: 250mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 6g
    Dietary Fiber: 3g
    Sugar: 2g
    Protein: 30g

    Recipe: Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 40 minutes
    Total Time: 55 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    4 large bell peppers (any color)
    1 cup quinoa, cooked
    1 pound ground turkey
    1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
    1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
    1/2 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
    1 cup tomato sauce
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Shredded cheddar cheese for topping (optional)

    Directions:

    _Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    _Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
    _In a large skillet, cook ground turkey and onions over medium heat until the turkey is browned and the onions are translucent. Drain any excess fat.
    _In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix in the cooked turkey and onions.
    _Stuff the bell peppers with the turkey and quinoa mixture.
    _Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish.
    _Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes.
    _Remove the foil, sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese if desired, and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
    _Serve and enjoy your Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 8g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 55mg
    Sodium: 450mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    Dietary Fiber: 8g
    Sugar: 8g
    Protein: 25g

    Recipe: Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    2 cups broccoli florets
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    Juice of 1 lemon
    Red pepper flakes (optional for heat)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

    Directions:

    _In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
    _Add minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
    _Add shrimp and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet.
    _Add broccoli florets to the same skillet and sauté for about 3-4 minutes until they are tender-crisp.
    _Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet.
    _Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes if desired.
    _Season with salt and pepper and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
    _Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
    _Serve and enjoy your Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 280
    Total Fat: 14g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 150mg
    Sodium: 350mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 12g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugar: 3g
    Protein: 25g

    Recipe: Lemon Herb Baked Cod

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 cod fillets
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 teaspoon dried rosemary
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Lemon slices for garnish

    Directions:

    _Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
    _In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper.
    _Place the cod fillets on a baking sheet.
    _Brush the fillets with the lemon herb mixture.
    _Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the cod flakes easily with a fork.
    _Garnish with lemon slices.
    _Serve and enjoy your Lemon Herb Baked Cod!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 250
    Total Fat: 10g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 70mg
    Sodium: 350mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 3g
    Dietary Fiber: 1g
    Sugar: 1g
    Protein: 30g

    Recipe: Caprese Grilled Chicken

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Marinating Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 55 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tomatoes, sliced
    4 slices mozzarella cheese
    Fresh basil leaves for garnish

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, minced garlic, dried basil, salt, and pepper.
    _Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them.
    _Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    _Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
    _Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for about 6-8 minutes per side or until fully cooked.
    _In the last 2 minutes of grilling, place a slice of mozzarella on each chicken breast and cover to melt the cheese.
    _Top the chicken with sliced tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.
    _Serve and enjoy your Caprese Grilled Chicken!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 300
    Total Fat: 16g
    Saturated Fat: 5g
    Cholesterol: 90mg
    Sodium: 350mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 4g
    Dietary Fiber: 1g
    Sugar: 2g
    Protein: 35g

    Recipe: Spicy Chickpea and Spinach Curry

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 onion, finely chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 can diced tomatoes
    1 cup fresh spinach
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 teaspoons curry powder
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 teaspoon turmeric
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

    Directions:

    _In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
    _Add chopped onion and sauté for about 5 minutes until it becomes translucent.
    _Add minced garlic, curry powder, cumin, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
    _Add chickpeas, diced tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    _Just before serving, stir in fresh spinach and cook until it wilts.
    _Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.
    _Serve and enjoy your Spicy Chickpea and Spinach Curry!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 300
    Total Fat: 6g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 450mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 50g
    Dietary Fiber: 10g
    Sugar: 10g
    Protein: 15g

    Recipe: Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 40 minutes
    Total Time: 50 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Lemon slices for garnish

    Directions:

    Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
    In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, fresh rosemary, salt, and pepper.
    Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish and brush with the lemon rosemary mixture.
    Roast for about 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy.
    Garnish with lemon slices.
    Serve and enjoy your Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 20g
    Saturated Fat: 5g
    Cholesterol: 150mg
    Sodium: 400mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 2g
    Dietary Fiber: 0g
    Sugar: 0g
    Protein: 40g

    Recipe: Veggie and Tofu Stir-Fry

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    1 block firm tofu, cubed
    2 cups mixed bell peppers, sliced
    1 cup broccoli florets
    1 cup snap peas
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    2 tablespoons sesame oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon ginger, minced
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
    Cooked brown rice for serving

    Directions:

    _In a wok or large skillet, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat.
    _Add cubed tofu and stir-fry until golden and slightly crispy.
    _Remove tofu from the wok.
    _In the same wok, add minced garlic and ginger and sauté for about 30 seconds.
    _Add mixed bell peppers, broccoli florets, and snap peas. Stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until they _become tender-crisp.
    _Return the tofu to the wok.
    _Add soy sauce and red pepper flakes.
    _Stir-fry for an additional 2-3 minutes.
    _Serve the tofu and vegetable stir-fry over cooked brown rice.

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 18g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 950mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 25g
    Dietary Fiber: 6g
    Sugar: 5g
    Protein: 23g

    Recipe: Baked Teriyaki Salmon

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Marinating Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 60 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 salmon fillets
    1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    2 tablespoons honey
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
    1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
    Sesame seeds for garnish
    Sliced green onions for garnish
    Cooked white or brown rice for serving

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, minced ginger, and sesame oil.
    _Place the salmon fillets in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them.
    _Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    _Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    _Place the salmon fillets and marinade in a baking dish.
    _Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
    _Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
    _Serve with your choice of cooked rice.

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 15g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 70mg
    Sodium: 650mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 25g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 20g
    Protein: 30g

    Recipe: Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes
    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    2 large zucchinis, spiralized into noodles
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    2 tablespoons pesto sauce
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    1 tablespoon pine nuts
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Fresh basil leaves for garnish

    Directions:

    _In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
    _Add spiralized zucchini noodles and cook for about 2-3 minutes until they are just tender. Don't _overcook; you want them to remain slightly crisp.
    _Add cherry tomatoes and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes.
    _Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in pesto sauce.
    _Season with salt and pepper.
    _Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and fresh basil leaves.
    _Serve and enjoy your Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 250
    Total Fat: 18g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 5mg
    Sodium: 400mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 15g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugar: 8g
    Protein: 7g

    Recipe: One-Pan Chicken Fajitas

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 40 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
    2 bell peppers, sliced
    1 onion, sliced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon oregano
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Flour tortillas for serving
    Salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese for toppings

    Directions:

    _In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
    _Add sliced chicken and cook for about 5-6 minutes until it's no longer pink.
    _Add sliced bell peppers, onion, and minced garlic. Sauté for an additional 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
    _Stir in chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    _Serve the chicken and vegetable mixture with flour tortillas and your choice of toppings, such as salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 12g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 75mg
    Sodium: 400mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 30g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugar: 4g
    Protein: 30g

    Recipe: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 cucumber, diced
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/2 red onion, finely chopped
    1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
    1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Fresh parsley for garnish

    Directions:

    _In a large bowl, combine chickpeas, diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, chopped red onion, Kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese.
    _In a small bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
    _Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
    _Garnish with fresh parsley.
    _Serve and enjoy your Mediterranean Chickpea Salad!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 300
    Total Fat: 18g
    Saturated Fat: 4g
    Cholesterol: 10mg
    Sodium: 400mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 30g
    Dietary Fiber: 8g
    Sugar: 6g
    Protein: 10g

    Recipe: Teriyaki Beef and Vegetable Skewers

    Preparation Time: 20 minutes
    Marinating Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 65 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    1 pound beef sirloin, cut into cubes
    2 bell peppers, cut into chunks (various colors)
    1 red onion, cut into chunks
    1 zucchini, sliced
    1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons sesame oil
    Wooden skewers, soaked in water
    Green onions for garnish (optional)

    Directions:

    _In a bowl, whisk together teriyaki sauce, minced garlic, and sesame oil.
    _Thread beef cubes, bell pepper chunks, red onion chunks, and zucchini slices onto the soaked wooden skewers.
    _Place the skewers in a shallow dish and pour the teriyaki marinade over them.
    _Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    _Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
    _Grill the skewers for about 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally until the beef is cooked to your desired doneness.
    _Garnish with sliced green onions if desired.
    _Serve and enjoy your Teriyaki Beef and Vegetable Skewers!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 350
    Total Fat: 12g
    Saturated Fat: 3g
    Cholesterol: 60mg
    Sodium: 700mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 20g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugar: 10g
    Protein: 35g

    Recipe: Grilled Lemon Garlic Asparagus

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    Juice of 1 lemon
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

    Directions:

    _Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
    _In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
    _Toss the trimmed asparagus with the lemon garlic mixture.
    _Place the asparagus spears on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally until they are tender and slightly charred.
    _Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
    _Serve and enjoy your Grilled Lemon Garlic Asparagus!

    Nutrition Facts:

    Calories: 80
    Total Fat: 6g
    Saturated Fat: 1g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 80mg
    Total Carbohydrates: 6g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 2g
    Protein: 2g