What’s Cookin’ in Gabby’s Kitchen:
As a busy mom, devoted wife and hard-working athlete with intense daily workouts, Reece recognizes the importance of convenient yet extremely healthy meals her family and friends can also enjoy! Here, Reece shares with us three of her favorite recipes.
Ginger Sweet Potato Baked Fries
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet tray with parchment. Peel and slice sweet potatoes into ¼ inch long slices, ¼ inch wide. In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with just enough coconut oil to coat. Sprinkle with sea salt (to taste) and one tablespoon ginger.
Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes.
Why she loves it: She learned this recipe from a friend in Kauai.
Butternut Squash Salad
Peel ½ of a butternut squash into cubes and mix it with one small cut-up red onion. Poor one tablespoon of olive oil over all of it and bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
Once the squash is soft and the onions are a tad crispy, remove it from oven. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes, then put mixture on top of lettuce. Add feta cheese to your liking (Gabby loves a lot), and ¼ cup of roasted pine nuts. Top with balsamic dressing and enjoy!
Why she loves it: Reece loves getting creative with salads. This salad cooks itself but is still unique, is a little heartier and tastes great.
Free Range Roasted Chicken
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take one cooked organic roasted chicken (you can find at most grocery stores) and cover it with two tablespoons of olive oil.
Juice one lemon and pour ½ of the lemon juice on top of all the skin. Slice one small onion and sprinkle under chicken. Then add three garlic cloves and the remaining ½ of the lemon juice, along with a sliced lemon in the cavity of the chicken. Add salt and pepper, then bake for 45 to 60 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken).
Why she loves it: It doesn’t take too much effort to make at the end of a long day, it’s healthy and something her whole family will eat!