Tuesday, June 30, 2015

21 Day Fix Approved Chili #tastytuesday

For ‪#‎tastytuesday‬ I want to share one of my favorite "clean" AND easy recipes that is 21 Day Fix Approved!   I have adapted this recipe a bit from FITs Simple!
21 Day Fix Approved Chili
Serves 5-6
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 4-8Hrs


• 1 lb. lean ground turkey(or chicken) breast
• 1 sweet onion, chopped
• 1 sweet bell pepper (yellow or red), chopped
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 (15 oz.) can canned diced tomatoes (no salt added)
• 1 cup white shoepeg sweet corn (frozen or canned & drained)
• 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed (no salt added)
• 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed (no salt added)
• 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce (no salt added)
• 1/2 cup water
• 1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
• 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
• 1 tsp. crushed red peppers (or to taste!)
• Himalayan salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
• Plain Greek Yogurt, Green Onions, Jalapenos (optional toppings)

1. Cook turkey (or chicken), onion, bell pepper, and garlic in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, 4 to 5 minutes, or until meat browns.
2. Add all remaining ingredients and meat mixture to the slow cooker and cook on high 4 hours or low for 8 hours (or
warm until needed).
3. Optional: Add a dollop of plain greek yogurt and top with green onions before serving.
4. ENJOY!!

21 Day Fix Container Equivalents (for 2 cups of chili)
1. 1 Red =  Meat
2. 1 Green = Diced Tomatoes, Sauce, Peppers, and Onion
3. 1 Yellow = Beans & Corn

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Balsamic Chicken with Tomatoes and Mushrooms
-4 boneless chicken breasts
-5 garlic cloves
-1 cup fresh basil leaves
-1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
-1/4 cup water
-1 cup sliced mushroom
-1 package cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1

red onion sliced
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a food processor place garlic, basil, olive oil, vinegar and water- pulse until mixture is puréed.
Place chicken breasts in a prepared Pyrex dish and cover with garlic/basil mixture. Top with mushrooms, onions and tomatoes.
Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
Serve with brown rice or a salad.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Chicken Sausage & Bean Soup

Who doesn't love a recipe that is QUICK, EASY, NO MESS and a FAMILY PLEASER??
My sister shared this recipe a while back and it is one of my favorites by far! 
I always seem to have the ingredients on hand so I can whip it up fast after work and the family loves it!

Chicken Sausage & Bean Soup
Servings 4-6

-1 Tbsp Olive Oil
-1 12oz package fully cooked chicken sausage links, chopped (italian or andouille or your choice!)
-2 garlic cloves thinly sliced or minced
-1 19oz can cannellini beans, rinsed
-1 14.5 oz can no salt added chicken broth
-1 14.5 oz can no salt added diced tomatoes
-1 bunch of kale leaves torn into 2-inch pieces OR 3 cups fresh spinach (or more!)
-sea salt and black pepper

1- Heat oil in large saucepan or dutch oven over medium heat.  Add sausage & cook until browned (4-5 minutes)
2- Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
3- Add beans, broth and tomatoes (and their liquid) and bring to boil.
4- Add kale of spinach and sea salt & pepper to taste.  Simmer, stirring occasionally until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.