As many of you know, I have been preparing for my wedding. Part of that has been focusing on the rest of my weight loss. Over the last two years, I have dropped over 65 pounds, and I am reaching my goal weight. Before my wedding, my goal is to lose 10-15 pounds. I have been learning new recipes that are healthy and help keep me on track, which I would love to share with you guys.
These recipes are easy to follow and simple to do if you have a KitchenAid mixer! There are so many wonderful mixers to choose from you need help picking one out there are some fantastic options to look for. All have different accessories, but all the options can help create a wonderfully put together meal.
My fiancé and I have been experimenting with a lot of new recipes. We are about to start a clean eating challenge that will hopefully help us feel incredibly energized. My fiancé’s goal is to bulk up before the wedding. He is naturally very thin but loves to workout. We have been focusing on a low-calorie diet for me and added protein for him. There will be a good mix of recipes for you guys to try out for your healthy weight loss journey.
Healthy KitchenAid Mixer (Gluten-Free) Recipes
Anyone who knows me knows I am not much of a cook, and using kitchen tools was never my thing. However, a KitchenAid mixer has proven to be one of the easiest and most convenient devices in my kitchen. I can quickly help my fiancé prepare a meal, and that is a fantastic feeling.
Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers
Now you may be wondering how the Kitchen Aid mixer works with this. That’s okay! I was confused too. You will bake your chicken in the oven, and after cooking it to your liking, you will pull it out and rest for five minutes. After the resting period, you will use your KitchenAid mixer to shred the chicken. This takes significantly less time than any other method, and it is so easy even I could do it. Someone who doesn’t cook at all.
• 4 boneless chicken breasts
• 1 stalk celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
• 4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
• 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped
• 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
• 1 cup mayonnaise
• 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
Once the chicken is shredded, you can add the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl, and then stuff your peppers. I prefer less chicken in mine, but if you’re trying to bulk up and gain muscle, feel free to add more chicken in each pepper. Then you will bake them until the pepper is nice and golden! Yum!
My fiancé doesn’t like sweets, which I find totally nuts. I have such a sweet tooth and can’t resist temptation occasionally; this is the perfect way to fulfill my cravings. It is easy, it has three ingredients, and I can make it on my own using the KitchenAid mixer! To do this, you will have to swap out the typical KitchenAid bowl with a pre-frozen ice cream bowl.
• 4 cups coconut cream or full-fat coconut milk
• ½ cup honey
• 1½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
• Coconut flakes, for serving (optional)
This is such a great recipe; I highly recommend it to everyone who can’t do regular ice-cream due to diet restrictions. It is one of the best healthy KitchenAid Mixer gluten-free recipes you will find, and it is also vegan!
I love pasta, and one thing I miss the most about not being on a diet is the number of carbs and bread I ate. Carbs are not bad for you, but some are better than others. If you’re like me and need to cut back on the carbs, zoodles are the perfect option. They are made from zucchini! You can add everything in the KitchenAid mixer bowl and serve it as a cold salad during the summer!
• 1 lemon, zested and juiced
• ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
• ½ teaspoon garlic powder
• ⅓ cup olive oil
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 3 medium zucchini, cut into noodles
• 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
Meatballs with Homemade Marinara Sauce
My fiancé hates tomatoes, and it is a massive struggle because I LOVE them. However, I found that if the tomatoes are cooked on meatballs or a pizza, he will totally eat them and not complain! So, after finding this out, we have been experimenting with tomato sauce. As it turns out, I hate tomato sauce from the store, I think it is disgusting. Using a KitchenAid mixer, you can easily make your own tomato sauce. Now you can choose to serve this with pasta, but we skip the noodles together.
• 1-pound ground beef sirloin
• 1-pound ground pork
• ¼ cup milk
• 4 large eggs
• 1½ cups panko breadcrumbs, divided
• 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
• 1 cup torn fresh basil
• ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
• ⅓ cup pine nuts
• 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
• ½ teaspoon red-pepper flakes
• ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
CHERRY TOMATO SAUCE
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 shallot, finely chopped
• 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
• ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 1½ pounds cherry tomatoes halved
• 14 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
• Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Now one of the easiest ways to shred the pork is the same way as the chicken recipe. Use your KitchenAid Mixer to shred the pork into fine strips of meat. We use a slow cooker for cooking the pork over a few hours. It is one of my favorite recipes! Instead of buns and making it into a sandwich, I eat it alone or on top of a huge salad.
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 sweet onion, diced
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 3 pounds cubed pork shoulder
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 1 cup ketchup
• ¼ cup Dijon mustard
• ¾ cup apple cider vinegar
• 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
• 2 cups chicken broth
If you are not on a diet, well, I am jealous. Though my fiancé and I have found a way to make it healthy and well rounded, there are many more fun things to do with your KitchenAid mixer. These are the recipes I love that make fun date nights when we get to cook together. If you have any more ideas, please comment below. If you’re looking for other tips and tricks Better Food has got you covered, check them out to stay on the latest food trends!