Thursday, April 27, 2017

Apple Walnut Turkey Burgers

One thing I love is the fact that my husband is pretty amazing at coming up with some fun, new, exciting ways of cooking food with me! He supports us as a family to eat healthy, and is doing a lot of the cooking!

Yesterday, he came up with the idea of making apple walnut turkey burgers!  I never in a million years would have come up with that, so I must give him credit for this recipe!

Apple Walnut Turkey Burgers

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Ingredients:

  • Turkey burger
  • 1/2 small Onion minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (I use sugar free C. Hughes)
  • 1 tbsp evoo
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 Apple finely chopped (I used red apple)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven or grill to medium high heat.
  2. Hand mix all ingredients together in medium size mixing bowl.
  3. Make patties the size of your palm of your hand to create proper portion sizes.
  4. Place on sprayed pan (with EVOO or pam) or directly on grill and cook for 8 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.
  5. Let cool before eating!
  6. Serve with your favorite side salad!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mexican Turkey Burgers

As I am currently obsessed with Mexican food, I figured it would be in my best interest to find a healthy way to eat what I am craving so I can stay on track with my health and fitness goals!

Please, when you see the recipe for the turkey burgers, don’t knock it, til ya try it!! It’s absolutely amazing!!

Kudos to my husband Brent who made this recipe because I never would have thought of it on my own!

Mexican Turkey Burgers

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Ingredients:

  • Turkey burger
  • 1/2 small Onion minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (I use sugar free C. Hughes)
  • 1 tbsp evoo
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 Apple finely chopped (I used red apple)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven or grill to medium high heat.
  2. Hand mix all ingredients together in medium size mixing bowl.
  3. Make patties the size of your palm of your hand to create proper portion sizes.
  4. Place on sprayed pan (with EVOO or pam) or directly on grill and cook for 8 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.
  5. Let cool before eating!
  6. Serve with your favorite side salad!

Then add your favorite Mexican toppings!

I used hot pepper cheese, jalepenos, fresh guacamole, and salsa!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Parmesan Oatmeal Crusted Chicken

Moms, you will want to try this, your kiddos are going to enjoy this one!

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Parmesan Oatmeal Crusted Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old fashion oatmeal
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Spray baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray
3. Place oats in a bowl and lightly bread the chicken with the oats until evenly coated
4. Place coated chicken on baking sheet.
5. Sprinkle tops of chicken with garlic powder
6. Drizzle chicken with EVOO
7. Divide parmesan cheese evenly between the chicken by sprinkling on top.
8. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes
Enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Asparagus and Ham Spaghetti Squash

I am so sorry I didn’t post all last week!! Getting married and having some other things going on took my mind off of my blog… but don’t worry, it won’t happen again!!

So I am excited for this new recipe, because it was made with the help of my HUSBAND!! He definitely knows how to get to my heart! He is helping me so much with taking care of our home, kids, and cooking meals and cleaning up!  I know you may be thinking this is what husbands are suppose to do, but keep in mind, I’ve been a single parent and use to doing it on my own! I can totally get use to this! <3

Last night, Brent made this meal for me, but I added just a couple ideas to make it our own!! I changed the spaghetti noodles for spaghetti squash, and added mushrooms too!

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Ingredients:

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  • 1 bushel fresh asparagus (remove the stems and use the green part and the tree looking part)
  • 6 slices of low sodium 97% fat free ham (get it as fresh as possible)- Cut into small cubes
  • 4 oz Gouda cheese (cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 14 oz can chicken broth (99% fat free) and low sodium

Directions:

  1. Place asparagus on cookie sheet. Add 1 tsp Himalayan Salt (or sea salt)  and 1 tsp EVOO on top. Cook for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half length wise (with a fork, take out seeds and middle) and turn upside down on plate (round part up) and cook in microwave for 12 min. Let cool for a couple minutes after taking out of microwave.
  3. In a small pan, add 1 tsp EVOO, ham, onion, mushrooms, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until onion slightly brown.
  4. In larger pan, add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Then turn down to medium.  Fork out spaghetti squash and add squash to pan with broth.
  5. Add asparagus, and ham mixture to large pan with broth and squash. Cook for 5 minutes. Mix every minute or so.
  6. Add Gouda cheese to mixture. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Let cool and serve!

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

I am always up for new yummy recipes, especially for desserts when I get my little sweet tooth kick! This 5 ingredient recipe is pretty simple, yet satisfying!!! Make sure when your bananas go ripe (brown), your not just wasting them and throwing them away!! There are so many things you can do with them.. this is just one of them!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (heat for 30-45 seconds before adding to blender)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium sized very ripe bananas
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Optional toppings: soy free, nut free, and dairy free chocolate chips and/or coconut

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until mixed well
  3. Pour batter into mini muffin pan greased with cooking spray
  4. Add your toppings into each spot and stir.

Cooking time varies – 8 minutes for mini muffins

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Strawberry Mango Shakeology

I’ve been using Shakeology for over 4 years now since the start of my fitness journey.  I will say, I have found my flavor and consistency that I love, so I keep with that pretty much every day.

But I need to switch things up! Try something new and keep things fresh!!

Today I used my Vanilla Shakeology  (1 scoop), added 1/2 cup frozen mango (from Aldi) and 1/2 cup fresh strawberries with 6 oz water. I blended in my ninja with 4 ice cubes and whipped that bad boy up!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Healthy Prep for the Holidays!

I cannot believe Christmas is just right around the corner!!! Crazy!!! I feel like this year went WAYYYY too fast!! Anyways.. this season is a season that people seem to fall off track with their nutrition.. they go for the cookies, rather than the healthier dishes and snacks.  I won’t lie, I am guilty of it too at times! But for the most part, I love cooking up some healthier versions of dishes so I do not feel guilty and bloated at the end of the day!

Today I went out and got some Brussel spouts to prepare a dish for our Christmas meal! If you have read any of my blog posts before, I am a HUGE fan of spice! So these bad boys are gonna be a little sweet and a little spicy!!

Sweet Chili Brussel Sprouts 

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Ingredients:

1 pound brussels sprouts, stem trimmed and halved
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons soy sauce (I use Bragg’s liquid Amino as a healthy alternative)
2 tablespoons chili sauce (I use Sriracha brand)

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Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In baking sheet, toss brussel sprouts in olive oil to coat evenly.
  3. Roast in oven for 20 minutes, turning them half way to cook through.
  4. Remove sprouts and turn oven on broil to high.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over sprouts, mixing to coat evenly.
  6. Broil for 5 min or until sauce is caramelized.
  7. Remove and serve when cooled off a little!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Poached Eggs, Sweet Potato Fries, and Broccoli

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This entire meal was pretty darn good!! A little breakfast for dinner!! So I have made poached eggs 1 time in my life and I kicked butt on making them again!!

POACHED EGGS:

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • 2 tsp White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt or Sea salt
  • Egg

Directions

  1. Fill pan 2-3 inches deep with water and bring to a boil
  2. Add salt and vinegar
  3. Crack egg and put in pan to cook until white around egg

 

SWEET POTATO FRIES: (1 per serving)

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt (or Sea Salt)
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Pre Heat oven to 425 F.
  2. Rinse of Sweet potato and cut vertical (I get about 7-10 slices for each potato).
  3. Place on cookie/baking sheet after spraying olive oil on bottom. Be sure the potatoes are spread apart and not touching each other.
  4. Sprinkle salt and cinnamon on top of potatoes.
  5. Bake for 25 min or until softened.

This is a meal that is also a part of the Whole 30 plan! Feel free to use this as your breakfast, lunch, or dinner!! But it’s a perfect way to get your protein, good carbs, and fibrous veggies all in one!!

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sweet Potato Snack Bites

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This is my newest recipe that I am pretty pumped about!!! I found a recipe for sweet potato toast, but when I went to make it, the sweet potato did not turn out how the directions said, so I came up with my own and added to it!!! So here is what I got!!!

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes (I get about 4 slices per medium size tater)
  • Any toppings you want on your snack bites!
    • Peanut butter, baanana slices, cinnamon
    • Peanut butter, soy free, nut free, dairy free chocolate chips, unsweetened cocount
    • Hummus (your own favorite favor), kalamata olives, feta cheese
    • Shredded mozeralla cheese and black beans
    • Plain Greek yogurt, fresh fruit (I picked raspberries and blackberries)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 F.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes vertically into 1/4 inch slices and place on cookie sheet
  3. Bake potatoes for 10 min (or until softened)
  4. Add whatever ingredients you would like to each slice!
  5. Enjoy with your family and friends as a snack, treat, or dish!

 

 

 

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Chunky Monkey Shakeology

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OK another FAV Shakeology recipe of mine!!!

I usually drink my Shakeology post workout to re-fuel my body and repair my muscles after they have been broken down with my workout. If you want to drink your superfood shake another time, I prefer scheduling it in your day with a meal you either have trouble getting in (many forget breakfast), or if you usually eat poor at a certain meal.  It is full of vitamins and minerals, and plenty more natural ingredients (click on the link to see over +70 superfoods and how they will benefit your body and health)!

What I love about Shakeology is its not just a protein shake you can pick up at GNC or Walmart (although many stores try to mimic) and you can do more than just make a shake out of it!! I love making desserts, treat, and energy bars too that are nutritious and clean!!

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