steak and broccoli salad

What is so nourishing about this recipe? This Steak and Broccoli Salad is the perfect summer meal that adheres to the Golden Goddess Plate- clean protein, healthy fats, loads of veggies and greens. The skirt steak is a great source of protein that helps to fuel and repair your body. It also supports a healthy immune system that encourages muscle growth and repair. The protein will also help balance your blood sugar levels and keep you satiated longer which ultimately will support weight loss.

Ingredients:

Steak:
3/4 lb. Skirt Steak
Salt and Pepper
1 Tbsp. Avocado Oil

Salad:
4 cups Chopped Broccoli
1 cup Chopped Radishes
1 cup Shredded Carrots
1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1 Avocado, ½ cubed and ½ sliced
1 Tbsp. minced Basil

Dressing:
1/4 cup Basil
1 Lemon, juiced
1/2 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1 clove Garlic, grated
1 tsp. Honey
3 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
Salt and Pepper

 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Once hot, place a seasoned cast iron pan in the oven to heat for 15 minutes. Once hot, set the pan over a burner set to medium-high heat and add the avocado oil. Season the skirt steak on both sides with salt and pepper and place it in the pan. Sear the steak on both sides for 1-2 minutes, then place the pan in the oven until it is done to your liking. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain.

Prepare the dressing by combining all dressing ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend quickly. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.

Add the broccoli, radishes, carrots, pumpkin seeds, the cubed avocado and minced basil to a large bowl. Toss the salad with the basil dressing. Top the salad with sliced avocado and steak.

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Chicken Kale Caesar Salad

What is so nourishing about this recipe? This lighter version kale chicken caesar salad is gluten free, dairy free and a Golden Goddess approved.  Kale is a great source of  all three antioxidants- beta-carotene and vitamin C and E. Organic chicken is a quality protein that will support weight loss, a healthy metabolism, maintain a healthy immune system, curb your appetite and help sustain lean muscle. Let’s dig in together!

 

Ingredients:

Salad:
5-6 cups thinly sliced Dino Kale
3 Tbsp. Macadamia Nuts

Chicken:
½ lb. Chicken Breast, cut into cubes
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil, divided
½ Tbsp. Lemon Juice
½ tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ tsp. Turmeric
½ tsp. Thyme
¼ tsp. Salt
Pinch of Black Pepper
½ Tbsp. Honey (reserved)

Dressing:
2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1.5 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 tsp. Tahini
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 clove minced Garlic
Pinch of Black Pepper
¼+ tsp. Salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place a seasoned cast iron pan in the oven for 15 minutes to get hot.Toss all of the chicken ingredients together in a bowl except for the honey and allow to marinate for 10 minutes. 

When the pan is hot, place it on the stove top over medium-high heat. After heating for about 20 seconds, add the chicken chunks to the pan, making sure not to crowd them. Drizzle the honey over all of the pieces of chicken. Allow the chicken to sear for 1 minute, then flip them over for an additional minute. Move the chicken pieces around in the pan so that the browned bits at the bottom get picked up by the cubes. Add a tablespoon of water to the pan if you sense anything is burning and give the chicken a mix. Place the pan in the oven until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 

Mix together all of the dressing ingredients and add salt to taste. Add a small amount of the dressing to the kale and massage the dressing into it. Add the macadamia nuts and chicken and fold in the rest of the dressing. 

 

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