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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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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The Story About Fats

The Story About Fats I wrote a very lengthy article about a year ago about fats.  While it is packed with some really good info and a lot of research to back it up, I wanted to write a simpler version for those of us who are short on time.  What I mean by that is, everyone.  So here it is, the story about fats. The Buzz Recently, you have probably heard some buzz about how coconut oil is one of the truly healthy oils.  Perhaps you have heard promises…

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Easy Bar-B-Q Salmon

Easy Bar-B-Q Salmon Confession I had never eaten fish until college when my then boyfriend (now husband) decided he was going to change that.  He took me to Red Lobster.  I remember thinking it was “fine”.  I didn’t love it.  I didn’t hate it.  I thought maybe it would be nice to try to cook it myself sometimes.  This Bar-B-Q Salmon recipe was the beginning to a new love for fish. About 8 years ago when my son was 1 year old, I kept reading about all of the amazing…

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