Ground Turkey and Veggie Meatloaf

Turkey and Veggie Meatloaf

Ground Turkey and Veggie Meatloaf I have to admit that when I was growing up, when mom said we were having meatloaf, I did not have a happy heart!  Meatloaf was definitely not my favorite food.  I think mostly because many recipes for meatloaf don’t have very much flavor.  This ground turkey and veggie meatloaf is the opposite.  It smells amazing when it is baking, and it tastes just as good as it smells! Ground turkey is the main ingredient in the meatloaf, but you will love how the added…

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Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw Serves: 6 Cook Time: 0 Prep Time: 15 minutes This week I was trying to make my fresh vegetables last to reduce my number of trips to the grocery store.  I had bought some fresh broccoli including the stems and I was steaming the heads for dinner.  As I was about to throw away the stems, I started thinking about the waste!  Here I was in need of more fresh veggies and I was throwing away a perfectly good part of this broccoli.  I started brainstorming and came…

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Mineral Broth

Mineral Broth This home made vegetable mineral broth is almost magical because it takes all of the wonderful nutrients from all of the amazing vegetables and puts it into a delicious broth that you can use in all of your cooking to help your body heal.  I truly believe in the power of good food to make the body well.  Using food to really nourish the body well is called functional nutrition.  Functional nutrition takes into account all of the systems in the body and formulates a plan for optimal…

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Seafood Chowder

Seafood chowder

Seafood Chowder I first had this amazing seafood chowder (well a similar version of it) at a friends house a few months ago.  Seafood chowder was a meal that I guess I had never really had before.  I like seafood quite a lot and so I was looking forward to trying something new!  I couldn’t quite put my finger on why, but it was one of the most delicious meals I had ever had!  We had some great conversation and some good wine.  But I couldn’t stop thinking about that…

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Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

I love a good fried rice, but they can be so loaded with fats and sugars!  This recipe that tastes great, but is also pretty healthy.  It is a new twist on an old ethnic favorite which has more veggie than usual! Cooking and Prep time, about 40 minutes Makes 6 (pretty large) servings Ingredients: 3 whole carrots, peeled and chopped ½ onion finely diced 1 cup chopped green beans 1 yellow squash, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup corn kernels 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and diced 3…

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Healthy Snack Ideas

Healthy snacks

Healthy Snack Ideas It is so easy to grab a granola bar or some crackers for a snack when you feel like you need a boost, but is that really a healthy snack option?  Many of our go-to snacks tend to be heavily processed and are less than ideal for good nutrition.  So how can we change our habits and our snacks to help us succeed in our health goals.  Here are some easy tips and some ideas to get you started. Tips: #1 Make sure to include a good…

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Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables

Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables This teriyaki chicken recipe is so fast to make!  When I don’t have time to plan a meal, I almost always have these ingredients on hand and can make this dinner in about 30 minutes!  It is full of fresh veggies and good protein, and best of all the kids LOVE it!  I know I say that in a lot of my recipes, but it’s true!  If my kids love it, it must be a winner.  Enjoy! Serves 6 Teriyaki Sauce: 1/2 cup Coconut aminos 1/3…

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Chili Pork Stir Fry

  Chili Pork Stir-Fry This recipe steam cooks the veggies to reduce the amount of oil needed in the recipe.  Did you know that oil is the most Calorie dense food we have?  At 120 Calories per Tbsp, it even trumps butter (102 Cals per Tbsp). Serves 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound boneless pork loin chops, sliced into strips 1 tsp chili powder ¼ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cumin 1 Tbsp corn starch 2 Tbsp soy sauce ¼ cup…

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Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Easy Homemade Chicken Broth   Chicken broth can be expensive, and full of ingredients that you can’t pronounce, so I put together a fairly easy way to make it using a rotisserie chicken you can buy at any store ($4-8).  When you consider that a quart of good quality chicken broth is $3.99, this is a pretty good deal!  You also have the chicken you can use for a couple meals during the week.  You can also roast your own chicken, which isn’t too hard to do, but sometimes the…

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Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This soup is a lower calorie version of other cream soups, but it is still super delicious!  It has added flavor with bacon and cheese, but high nutrition value with all of the vegetables and protein from the chicken.  It is a fabulous main dish for any chilly day, and it smells amazing when you prepare it! Serves 4 2 chicken breasts, cubed (about 3/4 pound or 1/3 kg) 4 strips bacon or ham, chopped 2 cups fresh or frozen green beans 1 red pepper, chopped 1/2 medium onion, minced…

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