- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 small chopped onion
- 2-3 minced garlic cloves
- 1 chopped pepper (I used green)
- 3 tbsp chili powder
- 1-2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1-2 tsp pepper
- Up to 16 ounces of low sodium chicken broth
- 1-2 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
Coat your pan with some olive oil spray, and heat. Add turkey and cook until done and no longer pink, drain if you have any fat. Add to Crock Pot along with all other ingredients. Set on low for 4 hours. Optional – for years I would add a can of refried beans after 2 hours of cooking, if you choose to do this, just stir it in well and cook another 2 hours. This makes the soup really creamy and thick.
Simple and Healthy One Pan Chicken
- 8-10 brussels sprouts halved
- 1-2 cups bite size cut up butternut squash (I recommend getting this precut at the store)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 lemon thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp salt and pepper
- pinch nutmeg
You’ll need 4-6 chicken breasts or thighs, sliced thin and cut in half.
Make marinade for chicken using:
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450
Using large sheet pan add all chopped veggies above including lemon. In separate bowl mix marinade for the veggies by mixing together the oil, vinegar and spices. Pour over veggies and mix being sure to coat all veggies.
Mix chicken marinade together in a bowl and set aside.
Place chicken on the sheet pan in between the vegetables. Using a spoon, evenly distribute the marinade on top of each piece of chicken.
Place sheet pan in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes
I was amazed at how the lemon really stood out in this dish! Delicious!
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
When I make overnight oats, I like to make 4 servings, so I am prepared with a healthy grab and go food for busy days ahead. I am seriously obsessed with trying different overnight oats! These are outstanding!!
Ingredients: (4 servings)
Using 4 mason jars, each jar will be filled with the following:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp chia seed
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein only powder
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 apple diced and sprinkled with cinnamon (see note)
Note: Prior to filling jars, I diced 2 apples, put them in a bowl, sprinkled with cinnamon and heated in microwave for about 1 minute to warm apples and have the cinnamon meld into the apples. Alternatively you can add apples with cinnamon to a warm pan and heat.
Beef and Broccoli with Rice
- 1 4-6 ounce flank steak thinly sliced across the grain or precut steak for stir fry
- 6 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp fresh or jarred minced ginger
- 1 tbsp fresh or jarred minced garlic
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- salt and Pepper
- 2 cups broccoli crowns
Bring 2 inches of water to boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add broccoli and steam for a few minutes or until it gets bright green, Drain and blanch by plunging in ice water (I like this method because it keeps the broccoli firm, bright green and not soggy) set aside. Let cool, then drain.
Mix Sauce together – in medium bowl add coconut aminos, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Whisk together. Set aside.
Heat coconut oil in skillet over high heat. Salt and pepper the beef and brown in batches. This shouldn’t take long, about 1 minute per side. Don’t overcrowd the pan.
Once steak is done to your liking, add sauce to pan and cook for about 2 more minutes stirring some. It will thicken up. Cook beef through for about 2 more minutes. Add cooked broccoli to pan and stir to combine and coat with sauce. Serve over rice.
Note: Coconut aminos are JUST like soy sauce except it’s made from coconut sap and sea salt. It contains a ton of healthy amino acids and B vitamins too. Swap it out anytime for soy sauce.
Chewy Homemade Granola Bars
Ingredients: (18 bars)
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (use 65% or higher)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/2 cup raw honey OR pure maple syrup
- 3 large egg whites only ( You can use whole egg too)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350 and line 9 x 13 baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix all ingredients into a large bowl starting with the dry and ending with the wet. Place all or part of the mixture into a food processor and pulse a few times until the ingredients are chopped well and sticking together. Press mixture into the pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Let cool before slicing. Store in airtight container in fridge.