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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Recipes. No Comments

20th June

Another sure-fire way to feel better than ever is to eat a diet that is high in fiber and protein and low in refined sugar and carbohydrates. These shredded chicken lettuce wraps are easy to make and will keep you on track with your healthy, fit lifestyle.
Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…

1 Tablespoon chile pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 cup lime juice, divided
2 Tablespoons olive oil
6 whole chicken legs
3 cups shredded cabbage
1/4 cup red onion, thinly chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
6 large butter lettuce leaves

In a small bowl combine the chile pepper, salt, pepper, oregano, 1/4 cup of the lime juice and the olive oil. Place the chicken in a large baking pan and coat with the seasoning mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the cabbage, onion, cilantro and remaining 1/4 … Read More »



Turkey and Veggie Soup

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Recipes. No Comments

18th April

This soup has everything going for it. The base is broth, not cream. It doesn’t have any added carbohydrates in the form of rice or noodles. And it’s filled with lean ground turkey.

Servings: 12

Here’s what you need…

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bunch of carrots, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 bunch of celery
1 fennel bulb
1.3 lbs lean ground turkey
4 cups veggie broth
1 (14.5oz) can stewed tomatoes
1 (15oz) can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
4 ears of corn, kernels sliced off
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons dried basil
dash of salt and freshly ground pepper

In a large skillet heat the olive oil. Add garlic.
Add chopped carrots, cover for 5 minutes.
Add onions, celery and fennel. Sauté until soft.
In another skillet cook the ground turkey over medium heat until fully cooked, stirring often. Drain off excess fat.
Transfer the veggies to large soup pot and add the remaining … Read More »



Tropical Chicken Salad

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Recipes. No Comments

16th April

This salad is the perfect pre or post workout meal. It has plenty of protein and fiber, vitamins, minerals and lots of delicious flavor.
Servings: 8

Here’s what you need…

1 head cabbage, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 mango, chopped
1/2 cup pineapple, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup green onions, chopped
4 skinless chicken breast, baked and chopped
1/4 cup low calorie mango dressing

Mix all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 200 calories, 3 fat, 144mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 30g protein.

-Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow-

Mike Sherbakov, CSCS, CPT, RYT



Pesto Chicken Pizza

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Nutrition, Recipes. No Comments

10th April

Precision Nutrition, the organization through which I received my Nutrition Coach Certification introduced me to several healthy recipes, this being one of my favorites:

Pizza. People in all cultures seem to eat some form of the dish. Of course, regardless of its widespread appeal, pizza has never been known as a “healthy” offering, because of the fact that it’s typically high in processed carbs and saturated fats. With this dish, it is lightened up by using homemade pesto, chicken, and a host of veggies – all on a whole wheat tortilla. If you like pizza, you’ll certainly come back for seconds of this thin-crusted alternative.

Ingredients
Boneless skinless Chicken breast (170 g) 6 oz
Salt ¼ tsp
Pepper 1⁄8 tsp
Olive oil cooking spray
Whole wheat tortilla
Pesto 3 tbsp
Broccoli florets (small) ¼ cup
Sundried tomato (thin sliced) ¼ cup
Asparagus (cut into ½ inch pieces) ½ cup
Aged white Cheddar … Read More »



Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Nutrition, Recipes. No Comments

7th April

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! These turkey-stuffed bell peppers are the perfect meal for those days when you’re bored of eating healthy. Shhhh, your taste buds won’t suspect that this dish is low-carb and protein-filled. Serve over a bed of greens for a complete meal.
Servings: 5

Here’s what you need…

5 organic bell peppers
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons fresh basil, minced
1 yellow onion, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
1 teaspoon dried parsley
dash of salt and pepper
20 oz organic ground turkey, 99% fat free
1 organic tomato, chopped
3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Bring a large pot of water to boil, add a pinch of salt. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds. Place in the boiling water, using a spoon to keep them submerged for 3 minutes or until the skin is slightly softened. … Read More »