Healthy Recipes with Chef Nikki Shaw

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Chef Nikki Shaw has put together a variety of fun and healthy recipes to keep you Fit for Life.

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TAKE IT TO THE HOOP CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

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chicken pieces, breasts & thights
cups canned chicken broth
tablespoon garlic, crushed
cup onion, chopped
cup celery, chopped
cup carrot, chopped
cup fresh parsley, chopped
cup fresh basil, chopped
tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
bay leaf
cups dried egg noodles
cup butter
tablespoons chicken boullon
sea salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

1.

In a large pot, add chicken with water to cover.  Bring water to a light boil & cook chicken for 20 minutes.  Remove cooked chicken from pot & set aside to cool.  Remove skin & bones then chop meat into small pieces.      

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In a large clean pot, heat canned chicken broth.  Add garlic, onion, celery, carrot, parsley, basil, thyme & bay leaf to broth.  Bring broth to a light boil for 5 minutes then add noodles to pot.  Simmer for 10 minutes, or until noodles are tender. 

3.

Stir in chicken, butter, bouillon, salt & pepper.  Simmer for 5 minutes & remove bay leaf before serving.

servings: 10 / prep time: 15 minutes / cook time: 60 minutes


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ALLEY-OOP FRUIT SMOOTHIE

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cup fresh pineapple, sliced
cup fresh strawberries, sliced
cup fresh bananas, sliced
cup fresh mango, sliced
cup organic yogrut
cup apple juice, no sugar added

1.

Arrange a single layer of the sliced fruits on a baking sheet.  Cover with plastic wrap & freeze for 1 hour or until firm.  Smaller slices of fruit freeze faster.

2.

Combine frozen fruit, yogurt & juice in a blender.  Cover & blend for 1 minute until smooth.  

servings: 2 / prep time: 1 1/2 hours / cook time: 0 minutes


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LAY-IN HERB ROASTED CHICKEN

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chicken thighs or breasts
tablespoons olive oil
tbp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
tbp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
tbp fresh sage leaves, chopped
seasoned salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

1.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking pan with foil & place a roasting rack on top. Place chicken pieces, skin side up on top of rack (this allows chicken to roast & not stew in its own juices).

2.

In a small bowl, combine olive oil, rosemary, thyme & sage. Rub mixture all over each piece of chicken. Season with seasoned salt & pepper.

3.

Roast chicken for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350 degrees & cook for 25 more minutes.

servings: 8 / prep time: 10 minutes / cook time: 40 minutes



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MVP WINTER VEGETABLE MEDLEY

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pound fresh asparagus
pound fresh carrots
pound fresh baby Brussels Sprouts
teaspoons butter
teaspoons olive oil
sea salt, to taste
white pepper, to taste

1.

Fill a skillet with 2-inches of water. Cover the skillet & bring the water to a boil.

2.

Cut 1-inch off of the bottom of the asparagus. Chop it into 2-inch pieces. Peel the carrots & cut them into 2-inch long sticks, 1/4-inch thick. Place Brussels Sprouts in pot first, cover & steam for 2 minutes. Place carrots in pot next, cover & steam for another minute. Place asparagus in pot, cover & let all of the vegetables steam for 1 more minute. Pour vegetables into a colander to drain all water.

3.

Heat butter & olive oil in skillet on medium-high heat. Place all vegetables back into the pan then season with salt & pepper. Stir well then cover for 2 minutes. Serve while vegetables are still crisp.

servings: 8 / prep time: 15 minutes / cook time: 10 minutes



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FRANCHISE CURRY SHRIMP & RICE

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pound medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
tablespoons olive oil, divided
cup green onion, chopped (white & green parts)
tablespoons yellow curry paste
cup chicken stock
cup coconut milk
teaspoons fish sauce
cups rice, cooked
sea salt, to taste

1.

Lay cleaned shrimp on paper towels to dry. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium-high heat. Sauté shrimp for 5 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan & set aside.

2.

Wipe pan out with a paper towel. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan on medium-high heat. Add onion to pan & sauté for 1 minute. Add curry paste to skillet & sauté with onions for 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock, coconut milk & fish sauce.

3.

Add shrimp to pan & cook until thoroughly heated. Serve hot over rice.

servings: 4 / prep time: 10 minutes / cook time: 20 minutes



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PLAYMAKER TOMATO & BASIL PASTA

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pound Angel Hair pasta
cup olive oil
tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
cups Grape tomatoes, sliced in half
cup balsamic vinegar
cup fresh basil, chopped
cup parmesan cheese, grated
sea salt, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste

1.

Cook pasta as directed on package then drain. In a large skillet, heat olive oil & garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes & cook until they are hot, about 5-7 minutes. Add vinegar to skillet then toss pasta & tomato mixture in a large bowl.

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Add basil, parmesan, salt & pepper to pasta. Toss to thoroughly coat pasta & serve.

servings: 8 / prep time: 25 minutes / cook time: 20 minutes



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ON-THE-FLY GLAZED CHICKEN STIR-FRY

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tablespoons olive oil
tablespoon fresh garlic, crushed
teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
cup green onion, chopped
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
cups carrots, cut into 1-inch strips
cups asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
cups broccoli florets
cups snow peas
cup teriyaki glaze
cup low-sodium chicken broth
cups brown rice, cooked
sea salt, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste

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In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger & green onion to pan then stir. Add chicken to pan & cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

2.

Add carrots, asparagus, broccoli, snow peas, teriyaki glaze & chicken broth to pan & cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Season with sea salt & cayenne pepper, to taste.

3.

Serve over hot brown rice.

servings: 8 / prep time: 10 minutes / cook time: 15 minutes

- Loaded with vegetables.
- Smart choice using brown rice instead of white rice.
- Small cut ingredients cook fast & save time.
- Also great with salmon or shrimp.



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SWING MAN BROILED SALMON

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8-ounce salmon fillets
fresh lemon
tablespoon butter, softened
teaspoon Old Bay seafood seasoning
teaspoons brown sugar

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Preheat oven to broil on high. Place salmon on a baking sheet, lined with foil (for an easy clean-up).

2.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each fillet. Spread softened butter on top of each fillet. Sprinkle Old Bay seasoning then brown sugar on top of each fillet.

3.

Place baking sheet 10-inches under the broiler. Broil salmon for 10 to 14 minutes, depending on thickness and desired doneness.

servings: 4 / prep time: 10 minutes / cook time: 14 minutes



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FAST-BREAK BREAKFAST BURRITO

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teaspoons olive oil
cup tomato, chopped
cup mushrooms, sliced
cup fresh spinach, chopped
eggs, beaten
tablespoons fat-free cheddar, shredded
cup shredded cheddar cheese
whole-wheat tortillas (7-inch), warmed

1.

In a medium skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach to the pan. Lightly sauté vegetables for 1 minute.

2.

Add beaten eggs to the vegetable mixture and scramble together for 2-3 minutes or until cooked to desired doneness. Sprinkle cheese over eggs.

3.

Place a warm tortilla on a plate and place half of the egg mixture on top. Roll the tortilla up to enclose the eggs and enjoy!

servings: 2 / prep time: 10 minutes / cook time: 5 minutes





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AIM & SHOOT, HONEY SAUCE & FRUIT

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cup oranges, peeled and cut into chunks
cup bananas, peeled and sliced
cup strawberries, sliced
cup blueberries
cup raspberries
cup grapes
cup fresh orange juice
cup fresh lime juice
tablespoons honey

1.

In a large bowl, combine fruit. In a small bowl blend orange juice, lime juice and honey.

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Pour honey sauce over fruit and toss together. Refrigerate fruit for 30 minutes to chill. Enjoy!

servings: 6 / prep time: 10 minutes / cook time: 0 minutes

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