Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Let's get this party started!







Day one is in the books!  Let's do this.




Howsa 'bout a few challenge friendly recipes!?


On my menu for this week.....




1. Almond Crusted Mahi Mahi


Ingredients

4 Mahi Mahi fillets
1/2 c. almond meal  (found in health food section of any grocery store or Whole Paycheck)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
black pepper 
1/2 tsp salt


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350

Place fillets in baking dish, drizzle with melted coconut oil.   In separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle ingredients over fillets.

Bake for 25 min.   Delish.  Serve with baked veggies, a decent salad, etc.






2.  Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers




OMG. These are so good.  And so easy.

Adapted from HS/SS website.

Ingredients:

4 bell peppers
1 lb lean ground turkey (preferably ground turkey breast or 97/3%)
1 cup cooked quinoa
3 egg whites
1/2 c chopped scallion
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp clean jarred tomato sauce  (I use TJ's organic marinara)  

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut bell peppers in half, discarding the seeds.
2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, cooked quinoa, egg whites, scallion and seasonings plus 1 tbsp of tomato sauce. Mix well.
 Add some additional spices - possibly some cayenne pepper to add some spice and flavor. You can also try a clean Arrabiata sauce for more of a kick instead of regular tomato sauce!
3. Stuff each pepper half with the mixture. Top wit
h remaining tomato sauce. Bake for 45 minutes and serve.






3.  Clean Turkey Chili 

I've posted this recipe before but it's a straight up staple, so here goes.

Disclaimer**
I do not use put cheese on this during cleanse phase....Don't cry for me Argentina.  It is what it is.  This is an old pic.




This is literally just:


Ingredients: 

1 lb ground turkey
1 packet of TJ's organic chili seasoning
3 cans of TJ's organic red beans
1 can of TJ's seasoned tomatoes
1/2 red onion
a little salt
a little pepper
a couple packets of stevia

Directions: 

If your turkey is thawed, you can legit throw this in the crock pot on high  two hours before you are planning to eat it and it'll be good as gold.   If you have your act together and throw it all in said crock pot in the morning and cook on low all day, it'll be even better.   Either way, this never fails me. 
This also reheats splendidly and makes an excellent leftover lunch.




4.  Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

Ingredients

1 Spaghetti Squash
1 lb cooked ground turkey
1/2 onion
minced garlic
low sugar tomatoes or marinara sauce (I use TJ's organic with no added sugars)
olive oil
black pepper
oregano
red pepper flakes
thyme
sea salt

I'm super vague on the spices because again, I kind of wing it.



Directions

Preheat oven to 375 and half squash lengthwise.  Scoop out seeds prior to placing in pan.   Arrange squash in a 13" x 9 " baking pan, cut sides facing down.  Fill pan with approx. 1/2 cup of water.    Bake approx. 35 min. or until tender.    Let cool for a few minutes and scoop out squash, which will now have a stringy, spaghetti like consistency.  Place in a separate bowl.  

As squash is baking, place olive oil, garlic, and onion on stovetop.  Cook until translucent.  Add remainder of all ingredients, cover, and let simmer.     

Serve this deliciousness over top of cooked spaghetti squash.  Low carb, easy, and legit delish. 


See you guys back here in the A for SWW!!






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