THE BEST Stuffed Peppers Ever

My family LOVES stuffed peppers and the best thing is you can make them out of basically whatever you have on hand! BUT THESE, these are the go to Peppers in our house 😍 You will not be disappointed!

Ingredients:

6 large Bell Peppers ( I prefer a mix of orange, red and green)

1 lb Ground beef (I use elk or venison)

1⁄2 cup onion, Chopped

1/2 can tomato paste

3 fresh tomatoes, diced

1 cup rice of your choice (I prefer brown or jasmine) **Busy mom tip: I cook my rice in the instant pot the day before

1 cup water (for cooking rice)

1 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup Mexican cheese blend, Shredded

Directions:

Cut off the tops of peppers; discard seeds and membranes, chop peppers in half length wise.

Cook the whole green peppers, uncovered in boiling water for about 5 minutes; invert to drain well.

*in a separate pot put water bring to boil add rice cook until rice is soft – unless using precooked rice like I do.

In a skillet cook ground beef, onion till meat is browned and onions are tender.

Add tomatoes, paste, salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire, and rice.

if needed add more water.

add rice to beef mixture.

Stir in cheese. Stuff peppers with meat/rice mixture. Place in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet lined with foil.

Bake, covered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. in the last 5 minutes add any remaining cheese to the top of the peppers.

And ENJOY! Because these are amazing!!!

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Taco Boat Throwdown

Tonight was one of those "okay how do we throw something together fast, without going grocery shopping?" Kinda nights 😳
So was born our zucchini taco boats 😍😍😍

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole zucchini
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used ground elk)
  • 1 whole onion -diced
  • 2 bell peppers OR 2 cups baby sweet peppers -diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 avocado (or guacamole)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • My sodium free taco seasoning
  • 1tbsp water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Saran Wrap
  • Olive oil

*optional
For the family 😉 1 box jiffy cornbread mix and it's ingredients

Directions:

  • Brown the meat in large skillet
  • Once almost completely browned add water and taco seasoning to taste
  • Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, do not cut completely through but almost
  • Spray small amount of non stick cooking
  • spray in the middle of the zucchini
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Wrap with Saran Wrap and microwave 5 minutes, then let it stand 2 minutes
  • Do the same to the other zucchini
  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan with the meat moved to the side
  • Add onion and peppers leaving 1/2 cup raw for topping
  • Cooking onion and peppers and blend with taco meat and turn off heat
  • Mix corn and black beans in microwave safe bowl and cover and microwave on high 2 minutes
  • Open Saran wrapped zucchini and *optional : scoop out center (I prefer to leave the center in
  • Top with meat mixture, lettuce, peppers, salsa, cheese, bean and corn mixture and salsa

*Optional Corn Bread Base for non-zucchini lovers

  • Follow directions on jiffy box to mix pancakes
  • Heat griddle and make corn bread pancakes 🥞
  • Top exactly the same as the zucchini boats

These were a hit by all and so fast and simple and most importantly, you don't need your oven on a hot summer day!

And for those of you following the Fixate meal plan like me 😉 here are the counts 😘

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Protein Energy Bites

One of my all time favorite go to quick snacks that offers protein, whole grains and tons of energy and will save your sweet tooth! The whole family LOVES them! 
Bonus Tip: If you are making them with kiddos I suggest letting them a roll a few of theirs in sprinkles at the end! 

Ingredients:½ cup finely chopped raw mixed nuts (I love almonds)

½ cup Chocolate Shakeology

½ cup organic old-fashioned rolled oats

½ cup all-natural creamy almond butter

3 Tbsp. raw honey
Preparation:

1. Combine nuts, Shakeology, and oats in a medium bowl; mix well.

2. Add almond butter and honey; mix well with a rubber spatula or clean hands.

3. Roll in balls about the size of a ping pong ball.


I store mine in a rubber made container in the fridge for best keeping! Not that they’all stick around long 😉

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

I don’t know about you guys but I have been dreading the holiday treats and how they’ll tempt my progress! These Protein PB Cups are in plan with the Fix and fit perfectly into any diet/lifestyle with protein to boot! If you are following the Fix plan like me one PB Cup only counts as 2 teaspoons! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 So please make them, devour them, and then make some more!!!
Ingredients:
1 heaping TB coconut oil, melted

2 tsp peanut butter, melted

1 scoop/packet Chocolate Shakeology

Directions:
Mix the melted coconut oil with the Shakeology powder. If it is too thick, add a little more melted coconut oil.

Place paper liners in a muffin tin.

Cover the bottom of each liner with a thin coat of the chocolate mixture.

Place pan in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Remove from freezer and spoon a thin layer of melted peanut butter on top of the hardened chocolate.

Cover the peanut butter with the remaining chocolate mixture.

Place pan in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups and enjoy!
Optional: top with a couple sprinkles for fun and flare 😉

Best Veggie and Chicken Stir Fry – Sodium Free!

Tonight for dinner: Veggie and Chicken Stir Fry with soba noodles!
Recipe: great with or without the noodles, and delicious served with brown rice
Spice mix:

2 tbsp ground ginger

2 tbsp garlic powder

2 tbsp onion powder

2 tsp red pepper flakes

*mix together in a bowl and set aside*
– Add about 2tbsp coconut oil to your wok and heat on high, add: 1/2 Spice mix
– add 3 thawed and sliced chicken breasts
– cook on high until cooked through
-remove chicken from wok and set aside
– add 1 more tbsp of coconut oil to the wok and heat
– add your sliced veggies of choice

I use: Sliced mini sweet peppers, a sliced onion and tomatoes – other great options I have tried are zucchini, broccoli, snap peas, carrots and celery
– add 2 tbsp minced garlic
– Cook on high 3-4 minutes
– add noodles (optional)
– cook 3 more minutes
– add the other half of the seasoning and the chicken back into the wok and cook for about 1-2 more minutes on high
Serve while hot and enjoy!
ADDITIONAL NOTE to those following the Fix Portion Plan like me:

Soba Noodles are made out of buckwheat, which is an approved Fix portion food BUT these are not technically on the list of approved foods, I choose to use them anyway rarely and portion is key! I load up my plate with veggies and chicken first and then add about 1/2 yellow container to my meal and count it as a full yellow just to be safe 🙂

The choice is of course personal where to moderate items like this and what works for your family, I do not recommend using items that are not made from ingredients on the approved list at any time 🙂

Oven Nachos – Fix Approved

If your kiddos are anything like mine they are CONSTANTLY asking for food. As if I don’t feed them? As if they didn’t just eat an apple, a sandwich, a bowl of cereal, a string cheese, 5 strawberries and about 15 other things…as if.

Well, this afternoon they were begging (literally begging) me for something MORE to eat! ……I of course said “drink a glass of water and wait 5 minutes” I mean, I don’t want to raise over-eaters but I also don’t want to not feed a hungry child! So while they waited their 5 minutes, I glanced at the clock… It was 525pm!  And I don’t know about you, but if I haven’t started dinner, let alone started thinking about dinner, yet at 525pm, all may as well be lost and we can call our very favorite delivery kid from the friendly neighborhood Bellagios or we can expect to pull all our hair out dealing with starving children who somehow morph into an angry pack of screaming wolves if dinner is served after 630pm!

So I had to think quick to avoid the slippery slope that is take out, not to mention the poor kids were totally right to be hungry, it was dinner time!

Open the freezer, HAAAALELUJAH! Ground Turkey to save the day…and the rest is history 😉

Oven Nachos are the quickest, healthiest, tastiest most incredible thing I have up my sleeve. All you need is:

  • 1.5 lbs Ground beef
  • 1 Serving of my salt and sugar free Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can of Organic Black Beans
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese of your choice (I use mexican blend)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • 2-3 Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Diced Onion
  • 1 Diced Avocado
  • 1 small can Sliced Olives (for the kids 😉 )
  • Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Chips (I use whole grain chips from Costco)

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Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Step 2:

Brown the ground turkey in a skillet, add taco seasoning and cook through. Add half the diced onion to the meat and simmer for 3 minutes.

Step 3:

Spread the can of black beans over the bottom of your oven safe casserole dish

Step 4:

Top the beans with the cooked meat

Step 5:

Top with Cheese

Step 6:

Place on middle rack of oven for 12 minutes or until cheese is melted

Step 7:

While cooking, dice up veggies

Step 8:

Upon removing from the oven, top with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and olives

Serve while hot with greek yogurt/sour cream and tortilla chips!

 

Enjoy and repeat often!

 

Clean and Healthy Pie Crust

Tonight’s attempt at a clean and healthy crust was a total win and this recipe is one for the books! Perfect for savory or sweet pies and completely on point for a clean eating diet and 21 Day Fix approved! 

Ingredients

2 cups organic whole wheat or coconut flour

3/4 cup organic coconut oil

1 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt 

8 tbsp ice water

Directions

1. Add flour, salt and coconut oil to bowl and mix with dough hook 

2. Add ice water 1 tbsp at a time until dough starts to form a ball

3. Separate dough into two balls

4. place in refrigerator for 10-30 minutes and allow to cool

5. Remove from fridge and place on a lightly floured surface, sprinkle one half with flour and roll flat

6. Place in pie tin and repeat step 5 with the other half

7. Fill pie

8. Add top crust and pinch off edges and cut excess off sides

9. Place air slits in the top of the pie and bake according to pie directions or about 35 minutes at 375* 

10. Enjoy!!! 

Strawberry Spinach Delight

Do you get late night snack cravings?  Need a little something sweet? 

One of my most FAVORITE creations and so simple to throw together for lunch, dinner or a late night snack! 

Ingredients:

Organic Spinach

2-3 strawberries

Small chunks Peppercorn Feta

A few pistachios (about 8)

Balsamic Vinegar* and 

Salt and pepper 

– Toss together and enjoy! 
*For a really yummy sweet kick I use Elderberry Balasamic Vinegar, yummy!