Simple Turkey Chili

Simple Turkey Chili

We all need some quick, under 30 minute dinner recipes.  Not only quick, but healthy and loved by the family.  This simple turkey chili in addition to my Baked Burritos have become one of my favorite go-to meals.  It’s the perfect comfort food full of flavor.  Definitely a hit each time.     I’m getting ready for baby #2… which means I have many sleep deprived days in my near future.  One goal I have before the baby gets here in 6 weeks (AHHH!) is to have 30 days of freezer meals prepared.  This turkey chili is on the top of that list.  It’s easy to make a double batch and throw it into some freezer containers.  I’ve been eyeing this 24 pack of freezable food containers.  I’ve also heard that using gallon freezer bags makes storing several freezer meals easier.  Any suggestions?       I have officially kissed traditional tortilla chips goodbye.  Food Should Taste Good Multigrain chips are completely addicting.  I may have bought 8 large bags recently from Costco while they were on sale.  You know I can’t resist tasty things that sneak in health and nutrition.  Don’t miss out on crumbling a few FSTG chips on top of this turkey chili.  You’re welcome. Print Simple Turkey Chili Ingredients 2 lbs ground turkey browned and drained 1 small onion diced 2 bell peppers diced 1 Tbs minced garlic 2 15 oz cans of organic tomato sauce 2 15 oz cans of organic diced tomatoes, drained 2 15 oz cans of organic red kidney beans, drained and rinsed well 1 jalapeño finely chopped (optional for additional spiciness) 2 Tbs...
Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken Tortellini Soup

I have several go-to, under-30-minutes healthy and delicious dinner recipes.  This fabulous Chicken Tortellini Soup definitely makes the cut along with my Baked Burritos, Stuffed Zucchini, and Simple Turkey Chili.  My talented friend, Erin, inspired this recipe.  She made a similar soup for us once, and my family fell in love with it!  Be prepared to have your family instantly hooked too!       I recently was fully converted to organic carrots.  I was snacking on a raw carrot until I realized my tongue start tingling along with a horrible aftertaste.  Pesticides?  Chemicals?  Who knows… but it was disgusting.  I only purchase organic carrots now.  They have been surprisingly cheap too!  I get a 2 lb bag for under $2.  No more tingling tongue.   Also, I’m a huge advocate for washing your vegetables.  Are you one to just rinse them under water and think you’re good?  Well, read this post where you can visibly see the difference between rinsing and washing.  I’ve tried numerous of washing methods and keep coming back to Fit: Vegetable Wash.  I’ve only been able to find it on Amazon or at Walmart.  I dilute it 50:50 with water and use it on everything without a thick skin or peel that’s not edible (bananas, avocados, etc.).  Completely worth the investment.  You’ll never be able to eat grapes without it again.     Don’t you love the vibrant colors of this soup?  Huge fan of recipes with several different natural colors.  Not only is it nice on the eyes, but also nice to your stomach and body.  Enjoy your quick, easy chicken tortellini soup.  Let me...
Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

 Juicy chicken, sweet corn, tangy broth, with crisp bell peppers, onions, and celery make a quick and easy chicken tortilla soup.  It’s pretty perfect on it’s own, but adding an avocado and crunchy tortilla chips on top just overdoes it!  This classic recipe and it’s complimenting flavors and textures never gets old.         I really am infatuated the unique flavor of cumin and chili powder… especially when they’re united in recipes like this one and my Chicken Fiesta Soup.  I purchase a large container of McCormick’s Cumin and Chili Powder so I will always have some on hand for scrumptious dinners like these.  They’re two spices my kitchen does not go without.       Are you tired of me emphasizing the importance of reading ingredients?  I truly apologize.  I wish I could say this would be the last time.  I just want you to put good things into that body of yours!  I’ve read ingredients on lots of broths and keep coming back to the brand Pacific Natural.  Rich flavor, organic, and free from those unnecessary additives.       Well, friends, enjoy your dinner!  It’s a good one.   Print Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients 1 Tbs coconut oil or olive oil 1 large green bell pepper chopped 2 medium ribs of celery chopped 1 medium sweet onion chopped 2 tsp minced garlic 1 32 oz organic chicken broth/stock, low-sodium 2 cups water 2 large chicken breasts or 6 to 7 chicken tenders thawed and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 jalapeno remove seeds and finely chopped (optional... keep seeds to make it spicy!) 4 Roma...
Chicken and White Bean Soup

Chicken and White Bean Soup

It’s that awkward time between Winter and Spring.  The weather flip-flops from bitter cold to pleasantly cool.  This confusing weather always make me crave comfort food.  Comfort food, however, does not necessarily mean unhealthy.  GASP!  I promise it can be done! This soup will hit just the spot… warm and savory chicken broth, variety of spices, juicy chicken, white beans, soft brown rice, and flavorful tomatoes and spinach.   Even my 2 year old couldn’t get enough. Low-Sodium organic chicken broth is used in several of my recipes.  It’s cheaper to buy it in bulk, and it’s a kitchen necessity to always have some handy.  Well, friends, we may not have warm weather quite yet, BUT we can have some flavor rich and soothing soup in the mean time. Print Chicken and White Bean Soup Ingredients 1 cup brown rice 2 Tbs olive oil 1 Tbs minced garlic 1 small sweet onion diced 32 oz organic low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup water 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp dried basil 2 Tbs dried oregano 10 chicken tenders thawed and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 can 15 oz organic white kidney beans (cannellini), drained and rinsed well 1 can 15 oz organic diced tomatoes, drained 2 Tbs dried or fresh parsley 2 Tbs white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large handful of fresh spinach Instructions In a large sauce pan, bring 1 and 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add brown rice, stir, and cover. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 to 25 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil....
Creamy Potato Soup

Creamy Potato Soup

When the weather is cold, it’s time to whip out the comfort food.  Creamy, cheesy, and flavorful soups always hit the spot for me.  AND isn’t it a must that potatoes be involved?  Well, you’re going to fall head-over-heels for this Creamy Potato Soup that I originally shared on Pretty Providence.  Can I let you in on a little secret?  It’s healthy too!  Your eyes might be surprised at some of the ingredients, but your mouth will thank you for making it.     Many people think ‘coconut milk‘ is some exotic ingredient, BUT you’ll find it right next to regular milk in the grocery dairy section.  It’s high is GOOD fats and a great substitute for heavy whipping cream.  It also does not taste ‘coconuty’.  It’s really rich and creamy and you won’t be able to tell a difference.  Trust me, I’m looking out for your tastebuds and health!   Print Creamy Potato Soup Ingredients 32 oz natural or organic chicken broth 1 medium sweet onion diced 4 large potatoes peeled and diced 1 head of cauliflower washed and cut into florets 1 cup original coconut milk 3 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper Instructions In a large pot, bring chicken broth to boil. Add onion, potatoes, and cauliflower. Cover and reduce heat but keep broth boiling. Boil for 20 to 25 minutes until potatoes and cauliflower are soft. Pour contents into a Vitamix blender and blend on high until smooth. Return to pot. Add coconut milk, cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until cheese has melted. Serve warm and...
Golden Harvest Stew

Golden Harvest Stew

This ‘before’ wasn’t my worst (trust me… it’s coming), however I was still excited to trash my ‘before’ and improve the image. Natural light makes the photo warm and inviting by emphasizing the true colors of the food.     When the weather starts to get cold, all I want to do is cuddle up in a blanket with a warm bowl of stew.  Especially a bowl of THIS stew. Red AND sweet potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, carrots, and tender, melt-in-your-mouth pork?  I just had a large bowl, but I’m ready for seconds!   Print Golden Harvest Stew Ingredients 2 pound boneless pork cutlets or sirloin tip roast cut into 1-inch pieces 2 Tbs olive or coconut oil 6 small red potatoes washed and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large sweet potato peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 3 large carrots peeled and chopped 2 ear corn shucked and broken into pieces (about 8) or 1 cup frozen corn 1 small sweet onion chopped 32 oz organic chicken broth/stock 15 oz organic vegetable broth 1 jalapeno seeded and finely chopped (or leave seeds in for added spice) 2 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp salt 1 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp pepper Chopped parsley Instructions Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork or sirloin pieces and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to crock-pot slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, except parsley, and mix well. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours, or until done. To serve, sprinkle with parsley. Recipe Notes Serves 4 to 6 people Recipe slightly altered from Crock-Pot Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipe.   Need some more...

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