Two nights now of some awesome tasting and healthy for you food and I didn't get pics. I need to remember to pull out that camara! But I will still post the recipes because they hit the mark: Easy, Filling, LOW FAT!
First up is 3 Bean Chili with Ground Goat meat (OR Super Lean Ground Beef, Buffalo or Turkey)
This one takes a little prep work but it is still easy. Soak 1 C. Black Beans, 1C. Red Beans or Kidneys, and 1 C Pinto beans over night.
the next morning rinse beans good and put in crockpot with water (lots) and turn on high. Have a nice day.
At dinner time sautee 3 cloves of garlic, 1 diced whole onion, and 1 lb of ground meat of your choice. Buffalo, Goat and Turkey will the the lowest in fat but if you prefer beef use grass fed and very lean if possible.
Add this to the crockpot with 1 can of diced tomatoes, 2 TBSP of tomato paste (I use Amore concentrate because it has no additives) and 1/2 can of chipotles in adobo sauce ground up in your blender. Top with a little bit of feather shredded cheddar cheese. A 1C. helping is not at all high in fat but full of fiber and is good to boot!
Butternut Squash Soup
1 Onion, and 3 cloves of minced garlic - saute in olive oil (1 tbsp) or coconut oil.
Add 1 large or two smaller butternut squash (peel, de-seed and cube) and 3 organic carrots, chopped up.
1quart of vegetable stock and water to cover. Boil until squash is tender. Use you stick blender to blend up
good and add salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste.
Quinoa Tabbouleh (thanks to our friends at Sunset Magazine for this goody - April 2011 issue)
1C Quinoa(cooked according to package direction)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp. each - extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 tomato chopped
1/2 english cucumber chopped
1/4 C Crumbled feta cheese
Balsamic Vinegar Roasted Asparagus
1 or 2 bunches of asparagus, cleaned and woody ends cut off - place in a ziplock bag.
Add: 1 Tbsp Olive Oil, 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp kosher salt and a bit of fresh ground
pepper. Marinate asparagus for about 1 hour and then place in pan and roast - you can also grill this
and it's good!
Strawberry Spinach Salad
4 C. rinsed and patted dry baby spinach leaves (or leaves from your own garden!)
1 C. Strawberries, rinsed dried and cut up.
1/4 C toasted slivered almonds.
Dressing: 1/4 C Olive Oil, 1/4 C. sugar (I use 1/2 of that and agave nectar instead), a few pinches of toasted sesame seeds, 1/4 tsp. onion flakes, 1/8 tsp sweet paprika, 1 tsp worchestershire sauce. Shake well to blend - you can adjust this to your taste. I like MORE worchestershire sauce and less sugar and really not very fond of the sesame seeds.