Tuesday, March 10, 2015

CLEAN EATING TENDERLOIN STEAKS WITH RED ONION MARMALADE

If this doesn’t make your mouth water, then I don’t know what will! Talk about SO GOOD and so easy! This is what clean eating is all about at the Bozzo residence! We love flavor and we love to make it healthy!

This is all of the above! Grab the recipe below! You can literally cook this faster than it would take you to order a pizza and have it delivered!









What you need:
Cooking spray 
1 large red onion, sliced and separated into rings (about 2 cups)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 tsp. sea salt, divided
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 inch thick) 

Preparation:
1. Preheat broiler.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Add vinegar, honey, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to pan. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally.
3. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, thyme, and pepper evenly over beef. Place beef on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with onion mixture.


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

Okay- so I was a bit leery when I first made this. I mean, can it really taste good being classified as clean eating?!! Well, I decided to make it for dinner one night for my family. OH. MY. GOSH!!! Seriously, they ATE IT UP! Loved every single bite of it. And the best part was that there was enough for leftovers and I froze it for another night. Two dinners in one. YES PLEASE! 

So, on these cold days I encourage you to try this and I hope that you are as pleasantly surprised and satisfied as myself and my family!! Give it a go!! It’s delicious!

Clean Eating Chicken And Dumplings

(Makes approximately 5 quarts)

Stew Ingredients:

6 cups low-sodium chicken broth (no sugar/dextrose added)
1 tablespoon marjoram
1 tablespoon garlic powder
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – cut into small chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion – peeled and diced
4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
4 stalks celery, cleaned and sliced

Dumpling Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup milk (any milk you typically use is fine. I currently use unsweetened almond milk.)

Stew Directions:

Pour the broth into your crock pot (or into a large soup pot if cooking on a stove top).
Add the marjoram and garlic powder to the broth and turn the crock pot to high (stove top, bring to a slow boil)
In a pan, combine the olive oil, onion, carrots and celery. Saute until the onions are translucent.
Add the veggies and cut up chicken to the crock pot (or soup pot).
Dumpling Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk to blend well.
Pour in the oil and milk and mix with a wooden spoon.

(Be sure the broth is hot before adding the dumplings to the pot) Using two teaspoons, scoop up and round off your dumplings and scrap into your pot. (Just like making drop cookies)

Boil until the dumplings and chicken are cooked.

Slow Cooker Directions:

Cook this on high for about 3-1/2 hours. But if you need to cook it longer because you are leaving for the day (or cooking overnight), turn the slow cooker to low and cook until the dumplings and chicken are cooked through. (My guess is about 6 hours). It’s important to know how your slow cooker cooks here. Every slow cooker is slightly different.

Also, the dumplings will look a little odd after they have been cooking at the top of the stew all day. They create a sort of “crust-like” cover. Just break them up with a wooden spoon and stir them into the stew to finish cooking. Simply break one open to be sure it’s cooked all the way through.


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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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Monday, December 2, 2013

Grilled Chicken with Apples and Honey

I know it is winter time right now, but sometimes we still need to grill our dinners!! Plus, I live in the south, so grilling is really a year long thing 🙂 This meal is just too good not to make year round! My family and I love this. I usually serve it with some brown rice or sweet potatoes! And almost always a side of asparagus! It’s just so yummy! We eat it up!


Grilled Chicken with Apples and Honey
Ingredients:
¼ cup white wine (or low-sodium chicken broth)
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. raw honey
1/2 tsp. sea salt
4 tsp. olive oil, divided use
4 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
4 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
½ medium onion, thinly sliced
Preparation:
1. Preheat grill or broiler.
2. Combine wine, mustard, honey, and salt in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.
3. Brush chicken breasts evenly with 1 tsp. olive oil.
4. Grill or broil chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear. Set aside.
5. While chicken is cooking, heat remaining 3 tsp. oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.
6. Add apples, onion, and wine mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until apples are tender and liquid thickens slightly to sauce consistency.
7. Serve apples over chicken.


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