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Cajun Shrimp

  • 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 3/4 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 3/4 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 TBS Vegetable Oil


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large zip lock bag, seal bag and shake to coat.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over med high heat until hot.
  3. Add shrimp saute until shrimp are done, about 4 minutes.


I serve this over brown rice with a vegetable.


Add a comment September 28, 2009

Dad’s Famous Chicken

This is a recipe I use when I am working out and on a strict diet. This is a Body For Life recipe.


Cut up 1 chicken breast into strips. In a bowl put 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of paprika, dash of salt (if desired) and 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix the chicken with the other ingredients in a bowl until the chicken is coated. Cook the chicken in your wok (or skillet) until it turns golden brown. Spray a little olive oil on your wok to keep the chicken from sticking. Stir it some, but mostly let it sit and cook until the skin turns brown. Eat in salad, by itself, or mix with vegetable/wheat pasta. Dont forget your 2 glasses of water! Enjoy!

Add a comment September 28, 2009

Breakfast Smoothie

From Allrecipes


  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/2 frozen banana, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons powdered protein supplement
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
    1. In a blender, blend the milk, yogurt, banana, protein supplement, flax seed, honey, and strawberries until smooth.

    ***I use chocolate protein in this and I don’t use the flaxseed oil I use the normal flaxseed.

    Add a comment September 27, 2009

    Low Cal Chicken

    Recipe from Allrecipes


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons artificial sweetener
    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
    2. Place chicken in a 9×13 inch baking dish; sprinkle with onion, garlic, seasoning, soy sauce and sweetener.
    3. Place foil over pan and bake for one hour at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). It’s ready to serve!

    Add a comment September 27, 2009

    Oatmeal Pancakes

    For those on a strict protein diet

    Recipe from a Body For Life website

    1 cup raw oats

  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 packets sweetener
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Then pour onto a hot grill and cook like a normal pancake. An optional addition is to add some frozen fruit after the batter is blended


    * I like to add a scoop of peanut butter to the mix as well.

    Add a comment September 27, 2009

    Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

    Recipe: From

    5 Frozen Chicken Breasts (or 20 frozen Chicken Tenders)
    1 16 ounce jar Salsa Verde
    2 cans Black Beans
    1 can Sweet Corn
    1 can Diced Tomatos with no salt
    1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
    1 small (3 oz) package of cream cheese



    Place frozen chicken breasts or tenders in bottom of slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients except cream cheese.
    Cook on low for 8-10 hours. At this point I remove about 1/2 the liquid because I like my sauce thick, like a stew. You can leave all the liquid if you want a “soup”. Add cream cheese, cook on warm setting for 30 minutes, then stir.
    This can be served over rice or wrapped in flour tortillas (not included in nutritional info.)
    One serving is 1/2 a breast or 2 large chicken tenders


    ***This was awesome. I used 3 chicken breasts and a regular can of red salsa. We served it over brown rice but you can put it in tortillas too. The next day we made nachos with it and put cheese on top. It was AWESOME!

    Add a comment September 27, 2009

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