Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms, Fennel, and Blue Cheese

Ingredients

• 4 tsp olive oil (4 healthy fats)

• 2 lbs pork tenderloin~Yields 24 oz cooked (4 leaners)

• 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided (1 1/2 condiments)

• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided (1 condiment)

• 1 1/2 cups (4.59 oz) thinly sliced fennel bulb (3 greens)

• 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced (3 condiments)

• 1 1/2 cup (3.81 oz) presliced cremini mushrooms (3 greens)

• 1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock (1/2 condiment)

• 3 cups (2.1 oz) arugula (6 greens)

• 4 tbsp blue cheese, crumbled (4 condiments)

• 2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds (optional)

Directions:

1.Preheat oven to 400°F.

2.Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add pork to pan; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place pan in oven; bake at 400°F for 18 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center registers 140°F. Place pork on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into slices.

3.Return pan to medium-high (use caution; the handle will be very hot). Add fennel, garlic, and mushrooms; cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Add stock; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and arugula until wilted. Arrange pork on a platter; top evenly with fennel mixture, cheese, and fennel fronds

Makes 4 servings

Per Serving:

1 leaner

1 healthy fat

3 greens

Chicken Scampi with Arugula and Zucchini noodles

Makes 4 servings 

Per serving: 

1 Leaner protein, 

1 ¾ vegetable serving, 

3 condiments, 

1 fat 

Ingredients: 

36.4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into large, thin bite size pieces. ~Yields 24 oz cooked (4 leaners)

4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (4 healthy fats)

2 1/2 cups (9.95 oz) zucchini noodles (5 greens)

3 1/4 cups (2.28 oz) package baby arugula (6 1/2 greens)

1/4 cup (.88 oz) thinly sliced green onion (1/2 green) 

1/2 tsp sea salt (2 condiments)

1/4 cup lemon juice (6 condiments)

1/2 tsp ground black pepper (1 condiment)

3 large garlic cloves, minced (3 condiments)

Directions: 

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the chicken pieces, oil, garlic, white part of green onion, and lemon juice in a deep sided 9×13 baking pan. Stir to coat. Then bake for 12 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. 

2. Meanwhile, prepare your zucchini noodles. 

3. Stir the arugula and green onion into the chicken. Then toss the chicken mixture with the zucchini noodles. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve hot on a large platter.

Zach Terese Weart

Ideal Health Coaching 

Turkey Bowl

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 24oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 TBS garlic powder
  • 1-2 cups spinach
  • 1 avocado, sliced or mashed
  • 1-2 TBS hot sauce (optional)

Instructions:

  • Place ground turkey and yellow onion in pan over medium heat.
  • Mix and break up turkey until cooked through and no more pink appears.
  • Add diced tomatoes, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and hot sauce (if desired).
  • Mix well
  • Before removing from heat add spinach. Stir until cooked down and then remove.
  • Mash avocado, add lime juice and punch of salt (or simply slice avocado).
  • Place turkey mixture in bowl and top with avocado.
  • Serve.