Cauliflower Rice with Green Chile

Cauliflower Rice with Corn and Green Chile

Cauliflower Rice with Corn and Green Chile This simple cauliflower rice with corn and green chile side dish truly exceeded all of my expectations!  We had been traveling for over two weeks and when we got home I was scrounging in the freezer for dinner.  I had a bag of cauliflower rice, some frozen corn and green chile.  So, this is what I made!  I added a little garlic powder and cracked black pepper and it tasted amazing! So I am sharing my success in this cauliflower rice with corn…

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Ginger Berry Smoothie

Ginger Berry Smoothie

Ginger Berry Smoothie This ginger berry smoothie recipe is amazingly fresh and delicious!  I just love the added zip of fresh ginger.  It has really become one of my favorite spices! Ginger has tons of helpful benefits!  It is anti-inflammatory, naturally relieves pain, improves digestion, and lowers cancer risk.  Of course, there are many other benefits of ginger, but these are the most well researched. Smoothies are a great way to add more fruits and vegetables into your daily routine.   They are also a great way to get your daily…

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Oatmeal Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

peppermint cookies

Oatmeal Peppermint Chocolate Cookies A perfect Holiday Treat.  These peppermint cookies are healthier using avocado in place of butter, but you won’t be able to tell at all!  These mint cookies are the perfect flavor for the month of December. Makes 32 Peppermint Cookies Total cooking time: about 30 minutes Ingredients 1 Whole Avocado 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 Egg 1 tsp Vanilla Extract ¼ tsp Peppermint Extract ¼ tsp Salt ½ tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda 1 cup Oats 1 cup All-Purpose Flour 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Baking…

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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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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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Green Chile Chicken Soup

Green chile chicken soup

Green Chile Chicken Soup This green chile chicken soup is perfect for chilly winter months.  It is simple to prep and using the slow cooker helps all of the flavors to meld.  You can serve it plain or you can dress it up and top with sour cream, cheese, cilantro, and tortilla chips.  This soup is high protein and high fiber and it tastes amazing!  Fresh roasted green chiles give it the perfect amount of spice. Makes 6 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 6 hours slow cook Ingredients…

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Parmesan Baked Chicken Strips

Simple, delicious, and low-carb, the whole family will love these chicken strips! Parmesan Baked Chicken Strips These chicken strips have been a hit in my family for the last couple of years, and I am finally getting around to sharing this amazing recipe!  They are simple and easy to make, and only take 20 minutes to bake.  One of my favorite flavors is fresh parmesan cheese, so make sure you get a good quality cheese.  Don’t buy the kind that has extra ingredients to keep it from “caking”.  Fresh is…

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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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