Wings & Fries
Out of all the recipes we have tried recently, this by far has been the best. Probably the best chicken I have ever had as well. We wanted to try to make some wings so Gina went and grabbed a recipe. Given that she is currently doing the Whole Life Challenge, she modified the recipe just a little to make it compliant, but overall its still the same.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sage
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 package of fresh chicken wings
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking tray with foil.
- Combine flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika powder, peppers and herbs in a large mixing bowl.
- Cover the chicken wings with the oil, and dip each wing in the almond flour mixture until evenly coated.
- Place onto prepared baking tray. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Cover chicken with oil again (sea salt for taste). Bake for 45 minutes or until crisp and cooked through.
- Add your optional hot sauce of choice.
I was shocked that hot sauce was WLC compliant. Turns out, it is. We have been really digging through the ingredients lately. Talk about an eye opening process. Anyway, if you want instructions on the sweet potato fries, check this out.
This was an awesome meal. I bought drumbsticks instead of wings, as you probably can tell from the photo. Gina just doubled up on the ingredients. We made at least 12 of these, enough for MANY meals. Very filling, very tasty.
Breakfast: Steak, avocado, egg whites with onion
Snack: Mixed nuts
Lunch: Mixed green salad, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, turkey patty, salsa
Snack: Almond butter with celery
Dinner: Fajitas with my better half (Stayed strong and had no chips, no tortillas, no rice)
Made this last night to heat up for breakfast this morning. I followed this recipe from Everyday Paleo with a few exceptions. Those two exceptions being me forgetting to get jalapenos from the store, using lean ground turkey instead of ground beef, and adding reduced fat feta to the top (I added the feta at the very end, after taking off the foil).
To me, this is a “family recipe” due to the amount of food it is. It is a lot. But the good thing is that you can toss it in the fridge and it heats up just fine. Not a ton of prep time on this and it was easy enough to make. Wifey approved. Certainly one I will keep and use again.
Paleo Turkey Burgers
I made these the other day for lunch and they were off the charts great. If you have been reading anything from my blog, you know that I dig the simple meals. I don’t have time to play in the kitchen. Make the prep time like a WOD and get down to the business.
The recipe I followed called for:
- 2 pounds of turkey
- 1 egg
- virgin olive oil
- 1 shallot
- 1 head of Bibb or butter lettuce
Pre-heat the oven to broil (high). Mix the above ingredients, minus the lettuce of course, into patties. The recipe called for 2 pounds and I only had a little over a pound, so I ended up making 4 decent sized patties.
Put some seasoning on the patties. I used oregano and tequila lime seasoning. Then drop those jokers in the oven, cooking for 5 minutes on each side. I think I ended up doing about 7 or 8 minutes on each side though.
You can serve these in a variety of ways. I went with red onions, spicy mustard, sirarcha, all on top of the lettuce. The side dish is unsweetened applesauce, which balanced the burger out nicely.
Am filing this under “Stuff I am most definitely going to cook again.”