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Turkey Chili

1 lb ground turkey
1 onion
1/2-1 green pepper
1 zucchini
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans (can omit if doing paleo diet)
1/2-1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/2-1 cup pasta sauce
1 tbs minced garlic
Chili powder
Cumin
Oregano
Basil

When it comes to me making some things I don’t measure. So I have a guesstimate for most things. As far as the seasonings..I didn’t measure either. It’s more of season to taste. Sorry I wasn’t much help with this one! Still a good recipe though!

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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in Dinner, Healthy Eating

 

Turkey meat loaf

1 lb ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 chopped onion
1/4 cup oat bran
1 tbs minced garlic (I like garlic :-))
Cumin
Pepper
Salt
Oregano
Mix all ingredients in a bowl
Add to a baking bread pan sprayed with non stick spray

Bake on 350 for about 45 minutes

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Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Dinner, Healthy Eating

 

Sweet and spicy salmon

Ingredients:
Salmon filet
Coconut oil
1/3 cup Liquid aminos ( healthy soy sauce alternative)
1 tspGarlic powder
1tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Ginger
1 tbs Sriracha sauce
1 tbs Rice wine vinegar
1 tsp Agave nectar

Rinse salmon and place in baking pan.
Put coconut oil on top of salmon
Bake salmon on 350 covered for 15 minutes or until it is mostly cooked (will look white-ish)
While the salmon is baking, mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
Take the salmon out, turn oven to broil on high, pour mixture the salmon then place back in oven until golden brown
I topped with parsley flakes to make it look pretty 🙂

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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Dinner, Healthy Eating

 

Pasta alternative: Spaghetti Squash

So I decided to try something new (as always,yea what’s new lol). I made pasta using spaghetti squash. I didn’t miss the pasta at all! Here’s how I did it:

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Took one spaghetti squash and carefully cut it in half. Then scooped out the seeds on the inside.

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Then I put the halves face down in a baking pan with about an inch of water and baked in the oven on 350 for about 45 minutes.

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After it was done. I took it out the oven and used a fork scraping long ways inside the squash. It easily forms spaghetti!

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Until you have this! Then from here you can make your own pasta dish.

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I made shrimp pasta with tomato sauce egg plant low fat Parmesan cheese and other seasonings. It turned out amazing! Made great leftovers! One squash goes a long way!

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Dinner, Healthy Eating

 

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients
2 lbs Chicken breasts
2 egg whites
3 slices Ezekiel bread. Toasted and chopped to bread crumbs. (or bread of your choice or 3/4 cup bread crumbs)
1/4 cup reduced fat Parmesan cheese
Basil
Garlic powder
1 cup tomato sauce
Low fat mozzarella cheese

Directions: cut chicken breasts in half. Mix in a bowl the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, and garlic powder. Take one chicken half, coat in egg whites, then coat with the breading mixture. Repeat until all breast have been breaded. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes on 450 degrees. After 40 minutes, take out the oven, uncover and add sauce and cheese on top of the chicken. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted,still on 450. Enjoy!

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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Dinner, Healthy Eating

 

Stuffed Peppers

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INGREDIENTS:
1 cup cooked red beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked long-grain brown rice
1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 medium tomato, diced
1 small zucchini, diced
2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 tsp ground chile powder
1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
5 large peppers, seeded with the tops cut off
8 tbsp shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
4 tbsp low-fat sour cream

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl, mix beans, rice, corn, tomato, zucchini, onion, garlic, chile powder, cilantro, oil, salt and black pepper.
Spray a large roasting pan with cooking spray.
Mound 1/2 cup stuffing mixture into each pepper half and place in roasting pan.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
Uncover, sprinkle with Mexican cheese and bake for another 10 minutes.

Nutrients per 2 stuffed pepper halves: Calories: 242, Total Fat: 7 g, Sat. Fat: 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 35 g, Fiber: 8 g, Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 12 g, Sodium: 197 mg, Cholesterol: 17 mg

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Dinner, Healthy Eating

 

Chicken cacciatore

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I absolutely loved this recipe!

Ingredients:
1TB olive oil
2lbs raw chicken breasts
1 onion
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1tsp salt
1TB basil
1 TB oregano
2 tsp fennel seed
2 tap garlic powder

Directions:
In a large pot heat oil over medium-High heat
Add chicken breasts and brown each side
Add onions and peppers an cook until vegetables are tender
Reduce heat to low and add tomatoes, chicken broth, white wine, salt, basil, oregano, fennel, and garlic.
Cover and cook for about 45 minutes.
Then an additional 15 minutes with the top off.
Enjoy!

Serves 4: 327 calories, 45 g protein, 25 g carbs, 5 g fat

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Dinner, Healthy Eating