Earthy Turkey Chia Chili (crockpot)

November 21st, 2018 | no comments

This recipe is just brimming with Earthfoods! And because it’s chili, you can hide just about anything in there and no one will ever know.

Although I wish I would’ve thought of it, I must confess, chia in chili is not my idea. This brilliant use of chia seeds came from a woman who attended one of my presentations a few months ago. And she was right…you don’t even know those little stinkers are in there! To learn more about the benefits of chia seeds, click HERE

Also adding to the “earthiness” of this recipe are spices (including turmeric…BONUS!), beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions! 

Just be sure your tomato sauce contains no sugar in the ingredient list. You’d be surprised how some brands sneak it in. The same goes for the canned tomatoes.

Enjoy a bowl of Earthy Turkey Chia Chili with a side of Paleo Cornbread Muffins and you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Full belly? Oh yeah! 

 

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Earthy Turkey Chia Chili (crockpot)
This recipe is just brimming with Earthfoods! And because it's chili, you can hide just about anything in there and no one will ever know. 3 Earthfoods per serving: ♥♥♥
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey I like Plainville Farms
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, finely diced
  • 2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce (no added sugar)
  • 2 15 oz. cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can dark red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, plain, whole milk Greek or Icelandic yogurt, green onions, sliced olives
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey I like Plainville Farms
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, finely diced
  • 2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce (no added sugar)
  • 2 15 oz. cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can dark red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, plain, whole milk Greek or Icelandic yogurt, green onions, sliced olives
Instructions
  1. Brown turkey, onions and peppers in a large skillet with extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Place in the bottom of crockpot and layer with tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, chia seeds, and spices. Stir well.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. Stir occasionally. Serve with toppings of choice.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 7 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Sodium: 750 mg; Potassium: 745 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 31 g; Dietary fiber: 11 g; Net Carbohydrates: 20 grams; Sugar: 6 g (0 grams added sugar); Protein: 15 g

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Super Succulent Seasoned Chicken

January 16th, 2018 | no comments

 

Chicken doesn’t have to be dry my friends! I’ve made this recipe at least a couple of dozen times and it always turns out perfectly moist and tender.

Being a “born-again” meat eater, I was a bit nervous about cooking meat. After all, the year 1994 marks the last time I actually ate meat…and it was prepared by my mother. 🙂

This recipe is so simple and uses nothing but spices, sea salt, and extra virgin olive oil.

Looking for quick lunch ideas throughout the week? Prepare double the recipe and store the leftovers in the refrigerator! When you’re ready:

  • Slice into strips and add to a green leafy salad.
  • Cut into chunks and mix with avocado oil mayo, diced grapes and chopped red onion and celery!
  • For a warm and savory lunch, shred and stir into a small bowl of prepared steel cut oats, along with diced avocado, fresh herbs, and leftover veggies from last night’s dinner.
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Super Succulent Seasoned Chicken
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts I like either Organic Smart Chicken or Gerber Amish Farm Chicken
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts I like either Organic Smart Chicken or Gerber Amish Farm Chicken
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. To tenderize, pound chicken breasts to an even thickness.
  3. Pour oil in a baking dish and coat both sides of chicken with oil.
  4. Add garlic powder through salt to a small bowl and mix together. Evenly coat both sides of chicken with spice mix and rub in with clean hands.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Then remove from oven and cover pan with foil and let rest for 10 minutes to allow the juices to settle.
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