Turkey and Ground Beef Gyros

Ground beef and turkey gyro

These Gyros are a perfect addition to any family meal plan since even the kids will love them!  You reduce the amount of red meat you are eating by mixing ground beef with ground turkey.  Because of this mix, they have the perfect balance of flavor. I am in love with Mediterranean style foods and cooking!  Mediterranean cooking uses a lot of herbs and spices.  This recipe includes garlic and oregano for its main flavors.  There are so many benefits to eating this way!  One of the major benefits is…

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian lettuce wraps

Trying New Recipes If you know me, you know that I can’t just follow a recipe.  I almost always modify it to increase the nutrition or to fit the tastes of my family.  I was bored and looking for something new to try.  I LOVE Asian food and a friend posted this recipe for lettuce wraps and I thought I would try it.  The recipe I used as a base was this one.  My modifications included adding more vegetables and decreasing the amount of turkey.  I also modified the sauce a…

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How to Improve Immunity During COVID-19

Antioxidants in berries can help immunity

What is happening? COVID-19 is spreading fast.  As I am writing this, over 140,000 people have died and there are over 2 million cases worldwide.  Everyone is wondering, “what is happening?”  Besides wondering about daily life, and how in the world am I going to teach both of my children, and work, and keep my house clean, and cook meals…???  I am also wondering, how can I reduce my risk of severe illness or even death from this deadly virus?  What are some easy (because let’s be real, I don’t…

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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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Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli I absolutely LOVE roasting vegetables!  It is one of my favorite ways to prepare and eat fresh produce.  Roasting brings out some wonderful flavors and with broccoli, it reduces the bitterness.  Lastly, roasting vegetables helps to break down the cell walls of the veggies to make more nutrients available to your body! Broccoli is full of vitamins C, fiber, potassium, and iron.  It is also one of our vegetables with the highest amounts of protein.  Broccoli has been shown to help increase our immune systems and reduce…

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Garlic Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower This simple side dish, garlic turmeric roasted cauliflower is so flavorful!  It is packed with wonderful nutrients from the garlic and the turmeric to help boost your immune system.  Allium from the garlic has amazing antioxidant, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.  The curcumin in the turmeric is anti inflammatory and may help to reduce risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.  Learn more about the benefits of turmeric here.  Plus, you get all the good stuff from the cauliflower like vitamin C and vitamin K!  Don’t forget,…

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Lime Coconut Shrimp and Black Rice

Lime Coconut Shrimp and Black Rice This amazing Lime-Coconut Shrimp gets an super food boost when you use black rice.  With a hint of the tropics you can make this slightly more spicy if you decide to add some red pepper.  This recipe is easy, delicious and full of nutrients! Black rice contains more fiber and more protein than brown rice.  It also gives you some great antioxidants!  These antioxidants help to protect your cells from damage and are linked to lower risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other…

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Sweet Potato Falafel Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Sweet Potato Falafel Salad with Crispy Chickpeas This recipe has a few pieces to it, but don’t get overwhelmed.  It is pretty easy, and it is super delicious!  Start to finish plan for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  To make it easier the night of, you can start with making the crispy chickpeas.  You can do this ahead of time also, they keep well in the refrigerator for up to 7 days!  Then make your falafel.  Last, assemble your salads. This salad is vegetarian and gluten-free–now that is hard to do! …

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Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup You guys.  Everyone of my friends that has had this seriously can’t stop talking about it!  This Sweet Potato Lentil Soup IS AMAZING!!!  This vegan soup is full of fiber and gets a protein boost from the red lentils.  It is so full of flavor you would never guess it is actually good for you!  This creamy soup is perfect as an appetizer or a main meal.  You can make it on your stove top or in your pressure cooker. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Olive Oil ½…

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Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Delicious Vegetable Lasagna! Wow!  This vegetable lasagna turned out so much better than I could have hoped for!!!  It was amazing! It started with an idea from a recipe in Diabetic Living.https://www.bhg.com/shopping/subscribe-to-diabetic-living-magazine/  I like getting these magazines because often they have fun recipes to try!  The recipe caught my eye since I had a Nutrition Genetic Profile done in August through Nutrigenomix https://www.nutrigenomix.com/.  The test showed that my body (especially my metabolism and my heart) do better eating less saturated fat (animal fats).  This made me really consider eating more vegetarian…

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