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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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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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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Strawberry Basil Breakfast Cookies

Strawberry Basil Breakfast Cookies Because who doesn’t want a breakfast cookie for breakfast?!  This summer I have an overabundance of basil growing in my garden.  I am not tired of it yet, and so I am experimenting with it in a lot of ways!  These strawberry basil breakfast cookies were one of my experiments, but they really were delicious.  I do get bored with breakfast sometimes, and so I always like to try new things.  I am delighted when they come out really yummy! Ingredients for Strawberry Basil Breakfast Cookies…

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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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Easy Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad This caprese salad is so easy and delicious!  I love making different kinds of salads in the summer using the fresh vegetables right out of my garden.  There is nothing like the fresh taste of home grown tomatoes and basil. This salad is full of flavor and is a good sources of protein when using fresh mozzarella cheese.  My mozzarella this month came from this cheese maker, and was absolutely amazing! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 Small chopped tomatoes, or about 40 cherry or snacking tomatoes, quartered…

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Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins

Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins These mini muffins are so full of yummy chocolate flavor, and they are gluten-free and high-protein too!  I used my new favorite protein powder from Pure Encapsulations called Pure Lean Ultra https://www.purecapspro.com/nourishednutrition/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=2340.  This one contains pea protein.  You can try using any protein powder that you like with this recipe, and let me know how it turns out! Prep and bake time are minimal for these muffins, so they are easy and fast to make.  They can make a great snack or they can be added to…

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Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Makes 6 Jambalaya Servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 min (stove top option)-4 hours (slow cooker option) This jambalaya was a hit with my whole family!  This one dish meal is gluten-free, high-protein, and delicious and it will leave you completely satisfied!  1 jalapeno in the mix gives it some flavor, but not too much spice.  If you are concerned about the spice, you can always just leave it out! Ingredients 4 Cloves minced garlic ½ White onion 1 jalapeno 1 Red or yellow bell pepper 2 zucchinis…

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Overnight Oats

Busy Mornings I know you have at least heard about Overnight Oats.  These recipes seem to be everywhere right now, so what is the big deal?  Are they really that exciting?  Yes, in some ways they are.  Many people don’t eat breakfast for a variety of reasons, but a major one being that they don’t have time.  Overnight oats are a great solution for the busyness of the morning routine especially because you don’t have to cook them! Health Benefits of Oats Oatmeal has loads of soluble fiber which has…

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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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