Getting dinner on the table

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The dreaded dinner time... I used to only think about fasting when it came to getting dinner on the table.

After school activities, homework, a tired family and me trying to please everyone—ugh…the hardest time of day. But once I realized it wasn’t my job to please everyone but rather to teach my family healthy habits and keep them as healthy as possible, I started changing the way I thought about cooking.

Little by little weeknight cooking became a lot easier and now I can come up with quick dinners and most importantly nutritious, clean, family-meals.

Here is one of my fast, healthy and simple dinner menus:

  • Pan grilled chicken burgers
  • Mixed green salad with sunflower seeds and oil and vinegar
  • 1 piece of gluten free sprouted for life bread.

The kids have chicken burgers, celery and carrots and whole wheat (WW) pasta.
You don’t have to sacrifice healthy just because you want to cook something quickly.
Keep following me for easy dinner-time recipes!

Instant Pot (IP) Turkey Chili

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lb. 93% Lean Ground Turkey
  • ½ medium White Onion (chopped)
  • ½ medium Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • ½ medium orange bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 15 oz. can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can Pinto Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15 oz. can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15 oz. can Corn (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Crushed Red Peppers
  • Himalayan Salt and Ground Black Pepper (optional; to taste)
  • Plain Greek Yogurt (optional)
  • Green Onions (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook turkey in IP with water on Poultry setting for 5 minutes. Release pressure carefully.
  2. Add onion, bell peppers, garlic, beans, tomatoes, corn and seasonings. Stir and close IP back up and cook for 5 more minutes on Bean/Chili Setting.
  3. Release pressure manually or wait for it to release.
  4. DONE!

OPTIONAL

Add a dollop of plain greek yogurt and top with green onions before serving.
I served the kids’ meal over brown rice and they added cheese.
We had plenty of leftovers for another meal, so I am freezing to keep.

ENJOY!!

 

Crockpot Garlic Chicken Parmesan

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House smells Amazing and it was so easy!

Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Herbs (I used thyme, basil and rosemary)
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Potatoes
  • Parmesan
  • A veggie of your choice

Preparation

  1. Sprinkle chicken with thyme, basil and rosemary
  2. Add potatoes
  3. Melt ½ sick butter ( I use Grass-fed) and add 4 tsp. Minced garlic (stir)
  4. Pour over the top then sprinkle again with thyme, basil and rosemary. I did not measure it I just sprinkled
  5. Cook. When it’s done, before you serve, sprinkle with fresh shredded Parmesan and parsley flakes serve with a veggie.

Complete Success!