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Simple Chicken Salad

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  • 1 pound chicken breast, cubed (organic, free range recommended)
  • 1/2 small onion or 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small apple, cut into cubes
  • 1 Tbsp dried cranberries (unsweetened recommended)
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4-6 Tbsp organic mayonnaise (can also use 100% avocado mayonnaise or Veganaise
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley or 1/2 Tbsp dried
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

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  1. Cook chicken and cut into cubes
  2. Dice onion and apple
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine chicken, onion, apple, and remaining ingredients. Toss to combine.
  4. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve over a bed of mixed greens, in a bibb lettuce wrap, on a slice of gluten free whole grain toast, with crackers (such as Flackers, or Mary’s Gone crackers or enjoy all by itself!

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Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers is one of my go-to meals to prep for the week because they are simple, adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand and taste great heated up!

Makes 4-6 servings (~1 cup-1/5 cups each) 

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 large bell peppers
  • 1 package (~12 oz.) Bilinski’s Italian Chicken Sausage (or other all-natural brand)
  • 2-3 cups fresh or frozen broccoli (steam first if using fresh)
  • 2-3 cups quinoa (I used frozen quinoa with kale already mixed in!)
  • 1 large can (16 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large skillet, place broccoli (steamed, if using fresh, and softened, if frozen), cooked quinoa, sausage (sliced into bite-sized pieces) and can of crushed tomatoes and allow to heat through.
  3. Meanwhile, slice peppers in half and discard seeds and stems. Place in microwave-safe dish with ~1 inch of water and heat in microwave for 3-4 minutes to soften the peppers.
  4. Once peppers are done and filling is heated through, add any spices as desired and pour some of the filling in the bottom of a 9×11 pan. Place peppers and fill with remaining mixture and bake for about 30-35 minutes (if using convection bake or longer as needed).
  5. Allow to cool then serve or cool and save for later!

 

 

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Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk (Trader Joe’s has one with no fillers or gums!)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 4 pitted dates, if desired
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds

Instructions:

  1. Place the almond milk, coconut milk, pumpkin puree, dates , cinnamon, nutmeg  and salt in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Once blended, add the chia seeds and mixx well with a spatula.
  3. Top with pomegranate seeds or other toppings of choice (berries, unsweetened coconut flakes, sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, pepitas, nuts, cacao nibs, etc.)
  4. Divide mixture into 4 mason jars and place in the refrigerator for an easy, on-the-go breakfast!

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Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Quick, simple, and delicious dinner!

Serves: 4  

Ingredients:

  • 2 small zucchini
  • 4 Italian sausage links, removed from casings
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 mini sweet mini peppers (or 1 large bell pepper)
  • 1 cup pizza or spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, optional.

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Cut ends from zucchini and slice in half.
  3. Remove center portion from zucchini and set aside.
  4. Place zucchini halves in shallow baking pan with 1/2-in. water and place in preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, dice onion, peppers, and middle portion of zucchini that was set aside.
  6. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in large skillet pan and add onion and minced garlic until translucent and fragrant. Add peppers, zucchini and sausage and cook until sausage is cooked through.   img_0386.png
  7. Once zucchini halves are done, remove from oven and drain excess water.
  8. Pour pizza sauce around bottom of baking pan, add sausage mixture, and top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top, cover with foil and bake for about 15 more minutes.                               img_0387.png
  9. Remove foil, put oven on BROIL and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until cheese is browned (if using).
  10. Cool and enjoy! img_0388.png