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Fajita Frittata with Squash

Fajita Frittata with Squash is a perfect summertime meal, full of flavor with spices and summer vegetables. Dairy-free, Low-carb, THM-S, Grain-free.

Fajita Frittata with Squash - Dairy-free, Low-carb, THM-S, Grain-free

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Fajita Frittata with Squash - Dairy-free, Low-carb, THM-S, Grain-free

 

Fajita Frittata with Squash - Dairy-free, Low-carb, THM-S, Grain-free

 

Fajita Frittata with Squash - Dairy-free, Low-carb, THM-S, Grain-free

This Fajita Frittata with Squash is a perfect summertime meal, full of flavor with spices and summer vegetables. With all the squash coming on fast in the garden and priced extra low at the grocery store right now, this is an economical and tasty dish to serve your family.

I added nutritional yeast in with the eggs to give it an extra yummy cheesy flavor, but it you don’t have any feel free to leave it out.

Serve this with your favorite sugar-free salsa.

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Fajita Frittata with Squash

Fajita Frittata with Squash - Dairy-free, Low-carb, THM-S, Grain-free
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  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and sliced, around 3 cups
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced, around 3 cups
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced in thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • Sprinkle of pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut oil a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add in onion, green pepper, squash, and chicken, stir occasionally and heat until chicken no longer pink and vegetables tender, around 10-15 minutes. Add in spices.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and nutritional yeast.
  4. Smooth vegetable mixture evenly in skillet and then pour egg mixture over vegetables.
  5. Cover with lid and cook for 10 minutes, no stirring.
  6. Uncover skillet and place under broiler for 3-5 minutes, until eggs are completely set and golden brown.
  7. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Cut in wedges or squares.
  8. Serve with salsa.
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Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets with simple steps so you can take it a little easier in the kitchen while serving this family favorite! Dairy-Free, THM-S

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

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Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

I don’t remember when chicken nuggets first came on the scene, but I think the first nuggets I had were at McDonalds years ago. I thought they were pretty wonderful, especially dipped in honey-mustard sauce.

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

Since going gluten-free and following Trim Healthy Mama, I need to make our chicken nuggets from scratch. I call these lazy chicken nuggets because there are days, probably more often than not, that I don’t want to have to do much to get supper on the table. So, instead of dipping the little chicken pieces in eggs and then picking each one out and then dredging them in the batter, I just pour the eggs on the chicken and then pour the breading over it all. Give it a stir and then get them to frying. The hardest part of this recipe is cutting the chicken breasts into pieces.

I use red palm oil in this recipe, because I think it adds a wonderful flavor and a lovely golden color to your food. If you don’t have any feel free to use coconut oil only.

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Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets

Lazy Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets
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  • Yield: 5 servings
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 whole eggs, or 2 egg yolks (only if you already have some separated), whisked with a fork
  • 1/2 cup flaxmeal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
  • 4 tablespoons red palm oil
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts in 1 to 2 inch pieces.
  2. Begin heating skillet with red palm oil and coconut oil over medium heat.
  3. Place chicken breasts in pie pan or other shallow dish.
  4. Pour eggs over chicken and stir around with a fork, making sure that the egg covers the chicken pieces.
  5. In a small bowl mix flaxmeal, coconut flour, spices, and salt together. Spread over chicken. Stir chicken around to coat with the breading.
  6. Once the oil in the skillet is hot, carefully place chicken in skillet without crowding too much. If all the chicken doesn’t fit in the skillet you may need to fry a second batch, if so add a little more oil to the pan before frying the second batch. Or use 2 skillets at the same time.
  7. Turn after 4-5 minutes and continue frying on other side another 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
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Baked Cajun Chicken Strips

Baked Cajun Chicken Strips – Easy to bake spicy chicken strips with gluten-free homemade cajun spice Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, THM-FP

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Baked Cajun Chicken Strips

This recipe for Baked Cajun Chicken Strips is one of our favorite ways to make chicken. These are great for supper or lunch. They are also one of our favorite picnic dishes. I love to have these made up ahead of time and be able to grab them for a picnic or for some road trip food.

Use my Homemade Cajun Spice Mix for a gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free dish. Many ready-made spice mixes contain ingredients that might be allergens.

I use mayonnaise on the chicken strips to help them stay moist and tender. If you prefer, you can make your own mayonnaise from this recipe from Deep Roots at Home.

Trim Healthy Mamas these strips are an FP.

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Baked Cajun Chicken Strips

Cajun Chicken Strips
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a large baking pan with coconut spray.
  2. Place chicken strips in baking pan and baste with half of the mayonnaise. Sprinkle 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of Cajun Spice Mix over chicken.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Turn chicken strips over and baste with remaining mayonnaise and sprinkle with remaining or desired amount of Cajun Spice Mix.
  5. Bake for another 15 minutes.

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Chipotle Chicken Pizza Squares

Tasty Chipotle Chicken Pizza Squares – Gluten-Free Pizza with Non-Dairy Cheese or Sheep Cheese. Perfect for pizza night or game night. -THM- S

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Some dear friends served us this spicy dish several years ago and it immediately became a family favorite. The original recipe called for mozzarella cheese and was served on naan bread. When we had to go gluten and dairy free we didn’t want to lose this wonderful dish, so I recreated it to fit our new way of eating.

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Now I serve this yummy combination on our gluten-free almond bread and use sheep cheese.

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For a completely dairy-free version we also use the “Hello Cheese” from the new Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook, which is shown below. We also like to make up extra spicy mayo for dipping sauce.

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Chipotle Chicken Pizza Squares with “Hello Cheese” from the Trim Heatlhy Mama Cookbook

Trim Healthy Mamas this is an S. You can use a different type of flatbread for this pizza. If you are following Trim Healthy Mama you would want any alternative bread to be an FP or  S.

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Chipotle Chicken Pizza Squares

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  • Yield: 16 squares
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups shredded or finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 package uncured bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • gluten-free almond bread
  • 1-2 cups manchego or pecorina romano, sheep cheese, shredded
  • or 1-2 cups Hello Cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mayo
  • ground chipotle powder, start with 1/2 teaspoon and add additional to taste.

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil in large skillet. Add chopped chicken and Italian seasoning. Stir fry for a few minutes to set the spices. Set aside.
  2. Using a large sheet pan, lay out 16 slices of the gluten-free almond bread and lightly toast both sides by broiling each side for amount a minute each. Watch closely while broiling so they don’t burn. Set aside to cool.
  3. Mix together the mayo and 1/2 teaspoon of ground chipotle powder. If you want the mayo to be spicier add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle powder at a time, stirring, and then taste-testing to get it to your desired spiciness. I usually go by the color. We like ours a medium orange color. 🙂
  4. Spread spicy mayo on the slices of bread.
  5. Sprinkle each piece with Italian spiced chicken, crumbled bacon and cheese of your choice.
  6. Put in 350° oven and bake for about 5-10 minutes until heated through and sheep cheese melts. If using “Hello Cheese” or other vegan cheese don’t look for melting.

Notes

Make extra spicy mayo for dipping sauce.

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Chipotle Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

One dish meal in about 30 minutes – Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Chicken with Sweet Potatoes. Gluten-free, Dairy-free, low-fat, THM-E

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This spicy dish is delicious and super easy to make! It takes one skillet and just a little over 30 minutes to prepare. If you already have pre-cut chicken and onions, it would be even faster.

I was able to get most of these ingredients at Walmart and it would be so easy to keep these ingredients on hand for a quick go to meal.

I love to use chipotle chili powder in recipes, it adds a fun spicy kick. I normally use Spice Island Chipotle Chili Powder, if you can’t find it or another brand locally this chipotle chili from Amazon would be great.

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Chipotle Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 10 oz. bags frozen diced sweet potatoes
  • 1 10 oz. bag of frozen spinach
  • 1 cup of frozen diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 15 oz can of kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • mineral salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium heat until melted. Add cubed chicken and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add in other ingredients. Stir and cover. Stir occasionally. Cook for 20-25 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.

 

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Chicken Patties (Grain-Free & Dairy-Free)

These tasty homemade chicken patties are easy to make and freeze well so you can make up extra to have on hand. Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free.THM-S

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This recipe for chicken patties is one that I have used for years, but I’ve updated it to be grain-free, dairy-free, and on plan with Trim Healthy Mama. They are sure to be a hit with your family. Enjoy them with spicy mayo, ranch dip, marinara sauce, or in a sandwich, there are so many different ways to serve these patties.

You can double or triple this recipe and freeze the extras. They don’t take long to thaw, just heat them up in the oven or a skillet on the stove top for a super quick meal.

Here is a funny little story of my history with chicken patties. When I was first married I was a very bad cook. I would buy frozen chicken patties and fry them for my husband. The funny part is that I burned them every. single. time. And then I would serve them with the darkest side down, hoping he wouldn’t notice. Ha. He must have really loved me. Here’s a little lesson in frying anything – pay attention!

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A food processor makes mincing the cooked chicken a breeze, but if you don’t have one you can shred and then mince your chicken using a cutting board and a chef’s knife.

You can change up the flavor of the patties by adding in some cajun spice, a little more chili powder, or your family’s favorite seasonings.

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Chicken Patties (Grain-Free & Dairy-Free)

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  • Yield: 16 patties
  • Category: dinner

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup golden flaxmeal
  • 1/3 finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Shred and mince cooked chicken or process in a food processor until minced.
  2. Put all ingredients, except coconut oil in a large bowl. Mix well.
  3. Heat coconut oil in skillet over medium heat.
  4. Using about 1/4 cup of the mixture shape into a patties.
  5. Fry patties until browned on bottom, turn over to brown other side.
  6. Continue frying the rest of the patties, adding a little more coconut oil to skillet as needed.

Notes

Add any additional spices to suit your taste. Can be frozen.

See my Recipe Index for more THM, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free and Sugar Free Recipes.

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Spicy Bacon Chicken Casserole

This Spicy Bacon Chicken Casserole has a delicious combination of flavors. A family favorite! Dairy-free option. Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-S.

Spicy Bacon Chicken Casserole

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Spicy Bacon Chicken Casserole

 

Spicy Bacon Chicken Casserole

 

Spicy Bacon Chicken Casserole

 

Spicy Bacon Chicken Bake

I served this yummy casserole on lightly salted baked spaghetti squash. If you’ve never made spaghetti squash, don’t wait any longer. You need to do it. It’s such a fun veggie.

My favorite way to bake spaghetti squash is to pierce it 4-5 times and bake it whole in a 350° oven for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Then let it cool for at least ½ hour. After it is cool to touch, slice it in half and remove the seeds. Then take a fork and remove the spaghetti strings. It takes a little while to bake and cool, but it’s so easy to make. You can also freeze the cooked spaghetti squash to have it ready to go for when you don’t have the extra time to bake.

**Update** See my post on How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash for an even easier way to make spaghetti squash!

I added sheep cheese to this recipe, but if you need to keep it completely dairy free, feel free to leave it out. You can add an additional tablespoon of nutritional yeast to boost the cheesy flavor.

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Spicy Bacon Chicken Casserole

Spicy Bacon Chicken Bake

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Serve this delicious, spicy dish over baked spaghetti squash.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 5 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped jalapenos
  • 1 lb bag frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup shredded pecorino romano or other sheep cheese, optional
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Mix chicken, bacon, and jalapenos together in a large bowl.
  2. Cook cauliflower and green pepper together in covered stock pan with 2 inches of water on medium for about 10 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl mix coconut milk, pecorino romano (optional), nutritional yeast, chili powder, sea salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder together
  4. When the cauliflower and green pepper is fork tender, lightly chop it with a fork or knife to bite size pieces.
  5. Add cauliflower, green peppers, and coconut milk sauce to the chicken mixture.
  6. Transfer to a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish and bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve over baked spaghetti squash.

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Sweet Mustard Bacon Chicken Strips

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These Sweet Mustard Bacon Chicken Strips are a family favorite. Perfect for dinner or as an appetizer. Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free, Low-Carb, THM-FP

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This sweet-mustard-bacon-chicken combo makes for a fun meal or appetizer. Whenever I serve these strips there seems to be an extra level of excitement around the table. With bacon covered in a sweet and spicy sauce, you just can’t go wrong.

Tips for Trim Healthy Mamas:

  • I use xylitol or my homemade sweetener blend to make the sweet mustard, but feel free to use your choice of on plan sweetener.
  • The turkey bacon I used had only 5 grams of fat in two slices, so 4 of these chicken strips would be an FP and anything more than that would be an S.
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Sweet Mustard Bacon Chicken Strips

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A yummy, gluten-free meal or appetizer with sweet mustard sauce.

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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 25-30 strips
  • Category: Dinner, Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package turkey bacon, or regular bacon, either way make sure to keep it gluten-free
  • 1/3 cup xylitol or homemade sweetener*
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free mustard
  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place a wire rack in a large baking pan or line the pan with foil.
  2. Mix the xylitol, mustard, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, and sea salt in a small mixing bowl. Set aside for later.
  3. Slice the chicken into 1 inch thick slices. Slice bacon strips in half to make long thin strips. Wrap bacon strips around chicken slices and place on wire rack in baking pan or foil lined pan.
  4. Baste the chicken strips with half of the sweet mustard mixture.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn chicken strips over and baste with the rest of the sweet mixture. Bake 10-15 minutes more until crispy.
  6. Serve immediately.

Notes

*homemade sweetener – 1 cup erythritol + 1 teaspoon Now Brand Stevia

 

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