Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Fruity Quinoa Salad

1 yellow, 2 purple
1 cup cooked quinoa
½  cup fresh blueberries
½  cup fresh strawberries
½  cup mandarin oranges
½  cup mango chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint leaves

Combine the quinoa with the fruit in a large bowl.

Stir to combine.

Put the olive oil, lime juice and honey in a jar with a lid and shake.

Toss with the salad

Sprinkle on the fresh mint leaves. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mini Meatloaf with Steamed Vegetables

Yummy!!  So good as leftovers too -- the baby red mashed potatoes was a WIN too!!
Serves 4: 1 red, 1.5 green1 yellow

1 lb. Ground Turkey
1⁄2 Onion, chopped
1⁄2 cup Green/Yellow/Red pepper chopped (I sneak this in for flavor in small pieces so the kiddos don’t notice!!)
2 Eggs
1⁄2 cup Oats 
1⁄4 cup organic, no salt/sugar added Tomato Sauce 
1 clove Garlic minced 
Oregano leaves, parsley, pepper to taste 

Mix all ingredients. Fill greased muffin tins evenly. Bake at 400 degrees for 35­40 Minutes!!

Small serving of mashed baby red potatoes. (I like to boil the with a clove of minced garlic then mash with 1⁄4 cup milk when cooking for the family. Then I top mine with a little plain greek yogurt! Even the kiddos love it this way!) 

Steamed Vegetables (anything you prefer!! My go to is broccoli and carrots! You can also do asparagus, green beans, spinach etc. Whatever you have or whatever everyone will eat is my motto!) 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Chicken Sausage Saute

I was craving anything but this tonight but wanted to stay on plan -- and Wow.  This was soooo good!!  Super easy too!!  Kiddos loved it as well!

2 sweet potatoes
Aidells chicken sausage (or brand of choice)
2-4 zuchinni (pending on size)

Slice chicken sausage, Slice zuchinni, Slice sweet potatoes.

Heat pan to medium heat. Pour 1 tsp olive/coconut oil in. Saute sweet potatoes. Add zuchinni and chicken sausage until heated through.

Monday, June 13, 2016


I'm not a huge fan of oatmeal so always looking for new ways to make it :)
Serves: 2 servings (1.5 yellow, 2 teaspoons)
1½ cups almond milk
¼ cup water
1 cup steal cut oats
2 teaspoons honey
4 teaspoons almond butter
3 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 pinch salt

Bring the almond milk and water to a boil in a medium pot.  When boiling, add the oatmeal.

Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and let cook for 5 minutes, turn off the heat, and let the oatmeal sit - covered - for another 3 minutes (or follow your package instructions if they are different).

Place the cooked oatmeal in a bowl, and stir in the honey, almond butter, cocoa powder, and salt

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ground turkey tacos & Cauliflower Rice

This was AMAZING!!!  I always get sad when I have to waste a yellow (starch/carb) on rice with my burrito bowl / tacos, but found the perfect sub -- cauliflower rice!!!  You can't even tell you are eating a veggie -- so so so so good!!
1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow

1lb turkey (add only 2 tablespoons of seasoning)
Shredded cheese
Greek yogurt

Taco Seasoning
2 teaspoons chili powder
1.5 teaspoons paprika
1/5 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Dash of cayenne to your preferred level of heat

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bottle or jar. Stir or cover and shake to combine.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – 1 green

1 Head of cauliflower or cauliflower crumbles
1 Lime
2 Tsp chopped garlic (fresh or from a jar)
Chopped cilantro

Chop Cauliflower (or pour crumbles from bag and chop to desired size).  Toss in pan with Garlic, stirring constantly until toasted. About 5 minutes.  Toss in cilantro and lime

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Honey Sesame Chicken in Crockpot

Ok this was AMAZING, EASY, and NO PREP!!  Doesn't get much better than that!!
Serves 4: 1 red, 1 green1 yellow

4 cloves of garlic
1 large onion
4 big chicken breasts
1 cup honey
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 cup soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cup of rice, cooked

Put it all in the crock pot on low for 4-5 hours. Shred chicken, add in sesame seeds and serve on top rice.

Lemon Garlic Chicken Pasta

Um, am I cheating?!  This was DELICIOUS for a perfect summer evening.  So yummy!!!
Serves 4: 1 red, 1 green1 yellow
4 Chicken Breasts cut into 1” cubes 
8 oz Whole Wheat Linguine (you may substitute whole wheat spaghetti or zucchini noodles) 
1 cup Loose leaf parsley (fresh not chopped) 
1⁄2 cup Spinach 
1 cup zucchini sliced 
1 Clove garlic minced 
3 Tbs olive oil 
1 Lemon (juiced) 
Grated parmesan cheese (optional) 

Cook pasta accordingly.

Put 1 Tbs olive oil into large Saute pan on medium heat. Once heated add chicken and cook until browned on all sides. Add zucchini and cook for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, spinach and parsley. Set aside on low heat stirring occasionally.

In small bowl whisk together 2 Tbs olive oil, juice of one lemon and minced garlic. 

Drain and rinse pasta. Add to chicken mixture. Add lemon garlic sauce and mix. Top with parmesan cheese!! Enjoy!!