Nutritious Nuggets: Coach Maddie’s Favorite Spring and Summer Eats

It is slowly starting to get warmer outside and I can’t wait to breakout some of my favorite things to eat. I wanted to share some of my original recipes with you that you can also tryout!

Chili Lime Cauliflower Rice


1 lb cooked shrimp (or chicken)
1 Jicama (shredded, I just put mine in the food processor)
1 cup shredded carrots.
2 limes (juiced)
3-4 jalapenos (chopped)
1 lb cauliflower rice
2T butter
1t minced garlic
1t garlic powder
2T Trader Joes chili lime seasoning

Melt butter in skillet then add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.  Add cauliflower rice (note: you can make your own by chopping a head of cauliflower then putting it in a food processor/blender until it looks like the consistency of rice) then and jicama and carrots, sauté for about 3-4 minutes. Add jalapenos, shrimp, lime juice and seasonings. Cook until warm then top with cilantro. I also topped mine with some chopped avocado and salsa.

Chipotle Salmon Cakes


1 pound salmon fillet (skin removed)
2 1/2 T chipotle lime mayo (I used primal kitchen, can sub with regular mayo and add chipotle seasoning)
2 eggs
4-5 T coconut flour
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 t chopped chives
2 t chili lime seasoning (I used Trader Joe’s) could probably sub with chili powder and a little lime juice
Salt to taste
1/2 t hot sauce (optional)
2 T butter (for frying)

Place all in a food processor. Melt butter in a pan. Make mixture into hand size patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve over greens with a side of avocado. I also put a dollop more of chipotle lime mayo because it’s simply the best.

The Big BKT (Bacon, Kale, Tomato)


4-5 strips of bacon
3 cups Kale (chopped)
1/2 tomato (chopped)
Drizzle of olive oil
1/4 lemon squeezed
1/2 avocado
Salt and pepper to taste

Fry bacon. Drain grease and then add kale to same pan, sauté for ~2 min, not to a wilt. Remove kale and plate. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice and mix well. Top salad with tomato, bacon and avocado. Salt and pepper to taste.


Berry Chocolate “Ice Cream”


1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, cherries)
1 T cocoa powder
2 T water
1 date
Fresh mint (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender/food processor except for the mint. Blend well and top with mint. Refreshing!

On April 23rd we are kicking off another Nutrition Challenge: The Summer Shape Up Challenge! This challenge will give you the opportunity to shape up your habits, shape up your mindset, and shape up your body. All of these recipes can be an excellent resource during the challenge if you are getting into an “I don’t know what to eat” rut. FULL challenge info goes live tomorrow (April 13) so stay tuned!