Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Champion Performance Recipe of the Week - Chicken Mini Loaves (Low Carb)

My current competition diet is low carb with high protein and moderate fat... while I love my Chicken Mini Loaves, the recipe needed to be revamped to fit in my macros. The revised recipe is just as full of flavor, and just as easily portable and convenient as the original. You can use either a mini loaf or muffin pan, and adjust your serving size to your own needs. Whip these up on Sunday and you've got clean munchies for the whole week! (You can freeze half the batch and defrost on Wednesday).

Chicken Mini Loaves (revised)
Chelle Stafford
makes 18 muffins/loaves

INGREDIENTS

2 lbs ground chicken breast
1 large zucchini
1 large pepper (or handful of colored mini peppers)
1 large anaheim chile
1 cup baby spinach
3 large eggs
2 Tbsp seasoning (Mrs Dash, any flavor or Penzey's Murals of Flavor)
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
2 Tbsp chia seed

DIRECTIONS

  • Spray Muffin Tin or Mini Loaf pans with cooking oil. 
  • Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  • In food processor, chop zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, chile, and spinach.
  • Add eggs, chia, and ground flax seasoning and ground chicken breast and stir to combine.
  • Divide mixture among muffin/loaf wells
  • Bake 15-20 minutes (when done, meat will pull away from sides).
  • Cool on wire wrack and individually wrap for snacks/meals.

TIP: Use multiple colors of peppers for variety. Top with low-sugar bbq sauce, hot sauce, mustard, etc. To increase fat, serve with avocado, raw almonds, or add cheese to mixture before cooking. Got room for fruit? Add 1-2 chopped apples to the mixture before cooking!

NUTRITION per muffin/loaf
90 calories, 12 grams protein, 2 grams carbs, 3 grams fat, 73 mg sodium, 1 gram fiber, less than 1 gram sugar (naturally occurring).



2 comments:

  1. Perfect looking plan. Good luck.

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  2. This sounds great Nice to see …Cookbook offering clear and simple recipes with easily obtained ingredients as an antidote to some of what's out there.

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