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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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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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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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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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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Easy Home Made Fajitas

Fajitas

Currently I would call myself a purist when talking about food.  I am trying to eat less processed and more natural foods, and cooking from scratch a little more.  I love my food to have a lot of flavor, but most pre-made seasonings have a lot of fillers and preservatives in them to give them a longer shelf life.  So I thought I should try to make my own, and it is pretty delicious!  This recipe makes about 3 recipes at a time so I don’t have to make it…

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Classic Green Chile Stew

Every year when the temperature drops, I start thinking soups and stews.  They are such a great way to get a complete meal in one pot!  For this one, you can let it cook low and slow in a slow cooker, or you can cook in on the stovetop.  This stew is easy (about 20 minutes of prep time–depending on how fast you chop)!  Prep veggies ahead of time to save time. This stew is high protein, gluten free, and can be made easily for a large crowd Makes 4…

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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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