Thursday, January 4, 2018

Chicken and Broccoli Mac N Cheese

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What you need:

  • 4oz dry whole wheat macaroni
  • 4 tsp organic grass-fed butter
  • 2 tbsp. unbleached whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups cooked, chopped boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I like using leftover grilled chicken)
  • 4 cups chopped steamed broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

What you need to do:

  1. Cook macaroni as per box directions (unless it says use salt and oil – skip that!)
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat
  3. Add flour; cook, whisking constantly for 1 minute (will be brown, but do not let it burn!)
  4. Slowly which in almond milk; constantly whisking for 1-2 minutes or until thickens and is lump free
  5. Reduce heat to low and add cheese, whisking until melted – about 2-3 minutes
  6. Add chicken, broccoli, salt and pepper – cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Cook until heated through.
  8. Serve immediately

21 Day Fixers – 1/2 green, 1/2 yellow, 1/2 red, 1 blue, 1/2 tsp

Nutritional Facts:
Total Fat – 10gm
Calories – 245
Sodium – 486mg
Fiber – 2g
Sugars – 0g
Protein – 25g

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dirty Red Beans and Rice

 

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My hubby and I were making a meal plan for the week and were thinking of different recipes that we can have as a family! My hubs suggested I make “Dirty Red Beans and Rice”…. and I had NO idea what this was… so I did some research and it sounded pretty interesting! I found a recipe and then hubs decided to add something else.. Kielbasa!! So we went for it, and it turned out really really good!!!

Hope you guys can make this and enjoy it yourself!

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  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 white or purple onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup brown rice cooked according to package
  • 1 package of turkey Kielbasa (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook Kielbasa for approx. 5 min or untilslightly brown on each side. Set aside
  2. Sauté the onion and red bell pepper for about 2 to 3 minutes, until they soften slightly.
  3. Add the rice, cajun seasoning and garlic powder, stirring until the rice is slightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the tomato sauce and chicken broth and stir until combined. Bring mixture to a slight boil. Add beans, stir, then reduce heat to low. Cover the skillet and cook for 15  minutes, or until rice is tender. Stir to fluff the rice. Serve warm. Enjoy!

 

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb lean turkey ground meat
  • 1/2 lb 90% lean ground beef (or 1 full lb of lean ground turkey meat)
  • ½ cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons sugar free barbecue sauce (I use G Hughes from Walmart)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together the ground turkey, beef, oats, 1 tablespoon of the worcestershire sauce, mustard, 3 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce, onion, the salt, and pepper.
  2. Shape the mixture into a long, thick log and place in an oiled baking dish. Be careful not to pack the meat too tightly or you’ll end up with a very dense, tough loaf.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce, the remaining 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce, and the honey. Spread evenly over the meatloaf bake for 45 minutes. Slice and serve!

This is a recipe that is perfect for the kids and family!! I mean, who doesn’t love meatloaf?!?! And they wont even know it’s healthy!!

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