Stacey Hawkins, the Queen of Lean and Green Recipes makes Primavera Mixed Grill. This low-carb recipe is an Optavia Recipe, Optavia 5 and 1 recipe and complies with most low carb diets. Eat great and lose the weight!
Primavera Mixed Grill
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As Summer draws to a close and gardens aren't producing quite as much anymore, we wind up with a lot of "ones" and "twos" of things. Not enough for a meal, but certainly not wanting to go to waste, what do we DO with all these odds and ends?
Primavera Mixed Grill!
Not only does this SUPER easy recipe make a Lean and Green meal that is delicious and bountiful, but it also cooks up in one basket with no mess and no heating the house.
Primavera Mixed Grill is also one of my "Little Black Dress Recipes" - that is, a recipe with basic ingredients that you can mix and match with hundreds of combinations of Stacey Hawkins Spices & Oils to yield many different flavor results. A few of my favorites?
Roasted Garlic Oil, Mediterranean Seasoning, Dash of Desperation
Valencia Orange Oil, Tasty Thai Seasoning (or Wok On)
Luscious Lemon Oil, Citrus Dill Seasoning, Dash of Desperation
Roasted Garlic Oil, Garlic & Spring Onion
Truthfully, the combinations are endless! The flavors will be changed by the combination of vegetables you choose. The truth is, it doesn't matter WHAT you use (as long as you follow guidelines if you're on Optavia 5&1 ), and the more color, the better!
In my mix above, I used red and green peppers, yellow squash, onion, and carrots from my garden (I've transitioned, so carrots are ok- but substitute something else if you're on 5 &1). As you can see, the colors are absolutely gorgeous, before AND after cooking!
Grab the end of the summer bounty from your garden or hit the farmer's market today and get cooking! This dish will be one you'll miss all winter long...
1 3/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
- 7 C fresh vegetables, chopped into similar size pieces
4 tsp Stacey Hawkins Roasted Garlic Oil (or oil of your choice)
1 Tablespoon Stacey Hawkins Garlic Gusto Seasoning (or seasoning of your choice
1 Tablespoon Stacey Hawkins Dash of Desperation Seasoning (or seasoning of your choice
Preheat outdoor grill (or indoor oven) to 400° F
Peel, seed and chop the vegetables into 1" chunks. Add to a large bowl.
Cut the chicken into 1" chunks. Add to the bowl.
Pour oil and seasonings over the chicken & veg and toss to coat.
Place mixture into a grill basket and place on the grill. (Or baking dish and into the oven).
Close the lid and cook for 30 minutes, tossing the mixture 1/2 way through cooking for even browning. Meal will be ready when chicken reaches 165° F (verify with a meat thermometer).
Remove from the heat and scoop the mixture into your favorite serving dish. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving and enjoy!
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
Serving Size 6 oz. chicken and 1 1/2 C Vegetables
0 - Lean
1 - Leaner
0 - Leanest
3 - Green
3 - Condiments
1 - Healthy Fat
The key to cooking this perfectly is to chop everything the same size.
Serve hot for dinner and any leftovers can be enjoyed chilled the next day.
- Serving Size
- per serving
- 9 grams
- Saturated Fat
- .6 grams
- 109 milligrams
- 95 milligrams
- 6.4 grams
- 2.9 grams
- 3.3 grams
- 37.5 grams
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