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Breakfast egg cups

When I eat healthy I wake up STARVING. Stomach growling, the whole 9 yards. So it’s 7am and I’m making egg breakfast cups. Basically the same breakfast I eat every morning into a nice little muffin cup. This is a good raid your fridge for leftover stuff meal too.

Ingredients:

* 2 slices of turkey bacon. Cut in half and then cut each one into thirds. They line the outside of the cups.
* 4 eggs
* some spinach
* chopped tomato
* chopped mushrooms
* seasoning

I lined the bottom of the muffin pans with spinach, then out the slices of turkey bacon to line each one. Fill with chopped tomato and mushrooms. Beat 4-5 eggs together and pour on top.

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

I put a little avocado on top and they were great!

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Good ol’ Vegetable soup

vegetables-groupJanuary 1st! New year, new goals, here we go! This year is pretty exciting that I get to start it being engaged to Joe! Wedding is in a year + a few months, so this gives me plenty of time to get in the best shape of my life. (Hoping for a little Mexico beach wedding and lots of bikini sun time after!)

So day 1/1/13 starts with a 21 day sugar detox mixed with a whole 30 challenge. All that means is no sugar (that means fruit too) for 21 days and just sticking to whole foods, meat, veggies, nuts, etc. nothing processed and lots of cooking! So I am going to be posting a meal a day for 30 days. Trying to come up with a few new ones this month.

Figured having a huge batch of vegetable soup to have for lunches or snacks would be good to have on hand.

Ingredients:

• 48 oz of low sodium V8 juice
• 8-10 cups of water
• bunch of green onions
• purple onion
• a few bell peppers
• package of mushrooms
• can of stewed tomatoes
• 3-4 cut up carrots
• whole cabbage cut in bite sized pieces
• seasoning. You can do a vegetable soup seasoning packet or bouillon cubes, or just some paprika, garlic powder, onion powder.

In a large stock pot sauté the onions until tender. Add in the remaining chopped ingredients and add the V8 and water. Add your seasonings and bring to boil. After boiling turn the heat and keep medium warm for about 2-3 hours.

I put mine in a few Tupperware bowls and put in the fridge to warm up for later anytime I’m hungry and want a healthy quick meal or snack!

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Posted by on January 1, 2013 in Lunch, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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Pure paleo dinner

When your at a loss for what to eat, go super simple. BBQ some steak, broil some veggie’s. Add salt and pepper, BAM! Your done!

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Posted by on July 23, 2012 in Beef, Dinner

 

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My favorite go to “pasta” and sauce

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So this is my all time favorite recipe to just go to when you dont know what else to make. Especially if you have people over for dinner and are trying to explain that yes, eating paleo can still taste good without pasta! The secret to this is just making sure your pasta sauce is nice and filling with all sorts of yummy veggies in it.

Ingredients:

  • Medium size spaghetti squash (I swear the only place I have found these are at Whole Foods)
  • 1-2 lbs turkey meat
  • 1 purple onion chopped
  • 1 package mushrooms chopped
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbls italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • jar of organic spaghetti sauce (There is a great one at Trader Joes, just watch the sugar content. Go low sugar!)

First take the spaghetti squash and cut it in half. These are a pain in the ass to cut open so just be careful and dont slice your hand off in the process. Take the halves and scoop out the seeds. Sprinkle with olive oil and some sea salt and put in the oven face down on a cookie sheet for about 30 minutes at 375. You will know its done when you can stab it with a fork and it slides right in. Take out of oven and put aside while you cook your sauce.

Now I ususally cook my turkey and my veggies seperate but I just like making more work for my boyfriend I think with all the dishes I pile up (Oh, thats the agreement around here. I cook, he cleans. Working out great). But you can cook the turkey meat and then add the vegetables to the same pan if you want. Anyhow, cook the turkey meat and add the seasonings to it. In a seperate pan, put some olive oil in the pan and add your chopped onion and garlic. When the onions become transparent add the mushrooms and zucchini. When they are cooked but still firm, add the cooked turkey meat to the pan and mix together. Pour the entire jar of spaghetti sauce on top and simmer together while you start to work on your cooked spaghetti squash.

Take the squash and grab a fork. You will take the fork and scrape the entire inside of the squash out and you will see that it comes out in little stringy pieces. Hence, why they call it spaghetti squash! You will get a ton of the ‘meat’ out of these two halves. I usually put them into a big bowl like spaghetti and then we take our serving and pile the sauce on top. Avoid putting any butter or parmesean cheese unless you are having a cheat day. But even then, just a little!

I would say serve with some garlic bread and your good to go! But… I have yet to find a recipe for garlic bread while eating paleo. If you find one… email me!

Bon Apetit!

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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Dinner, Sauces

 

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