Turkey Chili - Dinner Tonight, Lunch Tomorrow

As you know, the key to maintaining a successful health and nutrition plan is being prepared.   Often, when we make dinner we prepare enough for lunch the next couple days.   Having prepared food for a couple days will save you from eating poorly and binge eating!   The following is my recipe for turkey chili.   It takes about 15 minutes to get all the ingredients in the crock pot.

Turkey Chili

Making this is very simple.  

  • 3 lbs ground turkey breast
  • 2 cans fire roasted cubed tomatoes
  • 2 cans ea low sodium black beans, black eyed peas, garbanzo beans
  • 1 onion
  • celery
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 packets of chili seasoning
  • 1 habanero pepper (if you like spice)
  1. Chop up the onion, celery and garlic
  2. brown garlic and the turkey
  3. throw all the ingredients into a large crock pot and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours
  4. stir occasionally and enjoy

 

Enjoy...for days!

Delicious Two Ingredient Cookies - Make em' 15 Minutes!

One of my private training clients gave me the idea for this recipe and I love it!  The cookies are a "guilt-free" treat.

Two Ingredient Cookies

You'll need at least 2 ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
2 cups gluten free rolled oats

I've added cinnamon, blueberries, vanilla, raw cocoa, and walnuts to the recipe to shake it up a bit. Play with it!

PREP -
Preheat your oven to 350
Take 1/2 the rolled oats and blend them In a food processor / vitamix until "flour like".
Mash and combine the banana and oat "flower". (I suggest you manually mash the bananas)
Add the rest of the rolled oats and optional ingredients.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, form and place 6 - 8 cookies on the paper.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes tops.

Enjoy them.

Protein Waffles With Blueberry Compote

Sometimes a waffle is necessary. You don't have to compromise your health and arteries to enjoy a stack of golden, crispy, dense waffles. Check out my recipe and enjoy!

Protein Waffles With Blueberry Compote

Ingredients: this recipe made the pictured waffles. Invite some people over to share - great for after a good intense workout or before a long day of activity.

  • 1/2 cup rolled gluten free oats
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp mct premium coconut oil
  • 2 scoops high quality protein (typically vanilla)
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 apples
  • 3 eggs with yolk 3 egg whites
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 pint blueberries

Place all the wet ingredients in a blender / vitamix, add the oatmeal, apples, and protein. Blend until a thick batter is created and add cinnamon to taste. You may want to add oatmeal to thicken.

Use a waffle iron -

blueberry compote Place the blueberries in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir until a thick juicy blueberry syrup is created.

Top your waffles with blueberries!

Enjoy.

Quinoa and Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Below is my version of stuffed peppers with ground turkey.  The recipe makes enough for dinner and lunch for a day or two.   Check out the recipe and try it. Plan for about an hour for cooking and prep.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs  ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1lb mushrooms
  • 1 large onion
  • garlic, roasted garlic
  • Italian peperoncino or red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 container San Marzano tomato paste, puree, or cubed tomatoes
  • 6 - 8 red peppers

 

Prep & Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425  -  Begin to prepare the quinoa in the chicken stock according to the directions on the package.

Brown the turkey with 2 tbsp olive oil, roasted garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Remove from heat and place in a separate container.

Cut the tops off the red peppers and remove the seeds, cover each one with aluminum foil, and bake for 5 - 7 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let them hang out.

Zucchini Pasta with Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce

Prepare the sauce first! Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce

What You'll Need:

1 Can Pureed Tomatoes 1 Small Can Tomato Paste Oregano - to taste Garlic Salt - to taste Salt - to taste Pepper - to taste Garlic Bulb

What You'll Do: Roast garlic by slicing the bulb in half, place both sides face down in olive oil in a small dish (enough for the bottom of the bulb to soak and be completely covered.) Bake for 20 minutes at 350. Smash the garlic in the olive oil used to roast. (If you dare, add a little sugar.) Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook.

Zucchini Pasta

What You'll Need: 4 Small Organic Zucchinis 16 oz. Organic Baby Spinach 8 oz. Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes Garlic Salt - to taste Pepper - to taste

What You'll Do:

"Spiralize" the zucchini to give it a "pasta-like" effect. Cook on low heat until "al-dente" and season with garlic salt. Mix in the spinach and LIGHTLY COOK. (If you over cook, everything will be mushy and weird.)

You won't need olive oil because the zucchini has a lot of water.

This is a hot dish, but can also be served as a cold salad for those hot summer nights.

Zucchini Pasta