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Day 2 Of The Goodful 2-Week Healthy Eating Challenge 2018

This is Day 2 of the Goodful Two-Week Healthy Eating Challenge. Click here to get a rundown of the whole program.

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Disclaimer: Nutritional info provided is per serving. Please read descriptions carefully before cooking!

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Ingredients:

1½ cups pitted dates, roughly chopped

½ cup rolled oats

½ cup roasted, unsalted almonds

½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut

¼ cup almond butter

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

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Preparation:

1. To the bowl of a food processor, add the dates, oats, almonds, shredded coconut, almond butter, cinnamon, salt, and water, and blend until a sticky dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until a sticky dough forms.

2. Press the mixture into a parchment paper–lined 9x9-inch baking dish and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Cut into 8 rectangles and store in an airtight container.

4. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

¼ cup brown rice

1 teaspoon salt, divided

¾ cup water

4 ounces flank steak, thinly sliced

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced lengthwise

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 teaspoon onion powder

¾ teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

1 lime, cut into wedges

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 450˚F (230˚C).

2. Place the rice in a sieve and rinse under cold water to remove excess starch.

3. Transfer the rice to a small pot with ¼ teaspoon salt and water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, put a lid on, and cook until water is absorbed, about 45 minutes.

4. In a bowl, add the skirt steak, red onion, bell pepper, lime juice, onion powder, chili powder, black pepper, and remaining salt and toss until well combined.

5. Transfer to a parchment paper–lined sheet tray and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

6. Serve steak over rice and top with cilantro and lime wedges.

7. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

Tzatziki Dressing
⅔ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons grated cucumber, excess water squeezed out

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

½ teaspoon salt

Crispy Pita Chips
1 small whole wheat pita, cut into wedges

Gyro-Style Chicken
Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided

1 tablespoon oregano, chopped

Zest of 1 lemon

1 clove garlic, minced

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed

2 cups baby spinach

½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

½ red onion, thinly sliced

½ cucumber, thinly sliced

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).

2. In a bowl, add the Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Stir to combine.

3. Place pita wedges on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 8 minutes.

4. In a bowl, add the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, oregano, lemon zest, garlic, salt, black pepper, and chicken. Toss to coat.

5. Heat remaining olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the chicken and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.

6. Add the spinach, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, chicken, and pita chips together in a large bowl and drizzle with tzatziki dressing.

7. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

1 sweet potato, cut into fries

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Dip

⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons chives

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 425˚F (220˚C).

2. In a bowl, add the sweet potato fries, olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine.

3. Transfer the fries to a parchment paper–lined baking sheet in a single layer.

4. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip. Bake for an additional 10–15 minutes.

5. In a bowl combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, chives, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine.

6. Serve the fries with the Greek yogurt dip.

7. Enjoy!

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