Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Turkey Meatloaf

Oh meatloaf.. who ever came up with this dinner anyways? It is literally a loaf of meat!! Come on! Now, if it were up to me, I would probably never make this, but it is my husband’s favorite meal.. no joke! Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and canned corn. EWH! I’m a hater and I will admit it! That is not a meal I enjoy! BUTTTT, today was his birthday, so you know what that means? The man gets his fave! And, I will admit.. the meatloaf tonight was actually…. GOOD!!! Yes, I really did enjoy the meatloaf and my salad.. I still don’t like canned corn 😉 I am going to share the meatloaf recipe because like I said, it was really good and I made it super yummy!!! I encourage you all to give it a whirl! I added minced veggies to it too and no one even noticed 😉 That’s a bonus!

Turkey Meatloaf

1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 sleeve saltine crackers
1/3 cup milk
1/2 onion– finely chopped ( I put mine in my food processor and practically puree all of the veggies!)
1 whole zucchini- finely grated
2 carrots- finely grated
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder (or mince your own!)

form into loaves and bake on 350 degrees for 50 minutes!!

SPECIAL SAUCE–
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 ‘squirt’ mustard

bring to a boil in a saucepan for 1 minute. Pour over cooked meatloaf and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Slice and serve!

It really is GOOD!!! And you get your veggies in there too! 🙂 🙂

ENJOY!!!


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Friday, December 6, 2013

Tacos

I must say.. Mexican Food is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! We seriously eat it about 3 times a week at my house. No joke! I really think that my family and I are going to someday turn into a taco!  One thing we really RARELY do is actually go out to eat mexican food though because of all the added sodium and fat in the fajitas, enchiladas, etc! So, I have learned how to make our favorite meals in a clean way that is equally delicious! Now, we prefer ‘momma’s cookin’ over the real deal any day! So, here we go. One super simple easy dinner that my kids LITERALLY request every single day!

TACOS 🙂

Easy Peasy Turkey Tacos!

1 pound ground turkey
1 packet taco seasoning
1/3 cup water

1. Brown and chop up the turkey meat on the stove.
2. Add the taco seasoning and water.
3. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
4. EAT!!

Ummm… how easy is that?

We serve them on tortillas or hard shell tacos! My kids love the hard shells! We put lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, plain greek yogurt, black beans and taco sauce on ours. We really just load them up! It is a super healthy meal, so that is why we eat it so often! The black beans amp up the protein even more than just the meat alone and the fiber in the beans is always a plus! Lots of veggies is a must and I usually make some asparagus to go with them as a side.
Super yummy and FAST 🙂

ENJOY!!


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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mini Pita Pizzas

MINI PITA PIZZAS

I am guessing that we are not the only family that has a love affair with pizza? My kids would literally eat it every single day! (Who am I kidding, so would I!!) So, with this recipe we can eat it and not feel crappy afterwards! My kids love it with or without the veggies.. it was a fight at first with vegetables, but now they don’t even question them!! (Most of the time. KIDS ARE KIDS!! Sometimes they just want to argue 😉 )

So, give these a try and I promise they won’t disappoint!

Ingredients:

  • 100% Whole Wheat Mini Pitas
  • Olive oil
  • Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • Natural Pizza Sauce
  • Any veggies!!!!   I have used sauteed mushrooms, spinach, red peppers, garlic, red onions, fresh tomatoes and basil.  You can also experiment with sliced chicken, ground turkey, ect.

Arrange pitas on a cookie sheet and lightly brush with oil.  Top with pizza sauce, veggies and mozzarella.  Bake on 400 degrees until cheese is melted.  Enjoy as an appetizer, snack or meal!  We serve with a big side salad!


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Coconut Chicken

Coconut Chicken

This is a great recipe and everyone ate it up! I am so ready to eat something other than Turkey today, so I am making this for my family!! I will make this and pair it with some green beans and maybe even some sweet potato fries! I am totally looking forward to dinner tonight!!

Ingredients:
1lb boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into strips
½ cup egg whites or egg substitute
¾ cup Whole Wheat Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp crushed red pepper

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 400 degress F.
In one bowl, combine Whole wheat Panko, coconut, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper.
In another bowl, add the egg white or substitute.
Cut chicken breast into strips (easier to eat and cooks through better)!
Dip strips into egg and then into breading mixture. Layer the strips so they are not overlapping each other.
Cook at 400 for 30 min or until crispy.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clean Eating Sloppy Joes

I have been a lover of sloppy joes since I was a kid! But, my mom’s recipe is definitely not the ‘cleanest’ and I have cut out added sugars in my family’s food 🙂 So, this is the best sloppy joe recipe I have found and I don’t miss all of the other add ins!!


Clean Eating Sloppy Joe’s
These make about 8 sloppy Joes 🙂 
Ingredients
1 tbsp. olive oil
1-1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey meat 
1 (15 oz.) can organic tomato sauce, no sugar added
1/2 cup clean ketchup (I use simply heinz)
1 tbsp. dijon mustard
2 tsp. raw honey
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 medium green bell pepper
1 medium red bell pepper
Directions
Step 1 – Put your olive oil in a large pan, add the turkey meat and cook over medium heat.
Step 2 – Once the meat is cooked, add everything else. Stir until well blended and heated through.
Step 3 – Scoop however much you want onto a clean hamburger bun or ezekiel english muffin!!


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