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Roasted Lemon Asparagus

Asparagus contains fiber, folate, chromium and vitamins A, C, E and K. This a tasty and nutritious side dish that can be prepared a few different ways! Today I decided to roast mine and serve with a lemon vinaigrette. (Adapted from Paleo Newbie)

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Roasted Asparagus 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spread out 1 bunch of fresh asparagus on a foil lined cookie sheet
  3. Drizzle with olive oil
  4. Roast in oven about 7-10 minutes

Lemon Vinaigrette 

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and lemon pepper, to taste
  1. Whisk white vinegar, dijon mustard and lemon juice together
  2. Next slowly whisk in the olive oil
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  4. Serve over warm roasted asparagus
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Rosemary and Balsamic Lemon Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of chicken of choice
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh or dried rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

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Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F
  2. Pour 4 tablespoons of olive oil into a bowl
  3. Add in minced garlic, chopped rosemary, salt and pepper
  4. Place chicken in a pan and drizzle the olive oil mixture over the chicken evenly.
  5. Squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon over chicken
  6. Roast until meat has an internal temperature of 170°F (about 25 minutes, depending on type and size of meat)
  7. Meanwhile juice second half of lemon and add to 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar.
  8. When chicken is done, remove from oven and pour balsamic mixture over meat

Lemon Cashew Butter Cookies

Who says you have to feel guilty for eating a little dessert now and then? These are guilt free 3 ingredient cookies made simply with cashew butter, lemon juice and sweetened with a bit of maple syrup.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cashew butter
  • 2 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
  • Optional toppings: shredded coconut and dried cranberries

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine ingredients in a food processor until batter is smooth
  • Line cookie sheet and drop dough in about 1 tablespoon increments
  • Decorate cookies with toppings as desired
  • Bake for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned
  • Store in refrigerator or freezer and enjoy!