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Tuesday Morning Tidy: Healthy Recipes

We've been on the hunt for new, healthy recipes lately, so we thought we'd share some of our favorites with you. The recipes below are delicious, popular with our families and frequently requested. Trifecta!



Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili


Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of lean ground turkey

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 3/4 cup of chopped yellow onion

  • 3 cloves of crushed garlic

  • 1 Tsp. of olive oil

  • 14 oz. of canned diced tomatoes

  • 1/4 tsp. paprika

  • 1 tsp. of cumin

  • 1/2 tsp. of chili powder

  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth

  • sea salt to taste

  • 1 bay leaf


Directions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the onions and garlic in olive oil. Then add the turkey meat and break it up into smaller pieces. Season the mixture with the sea salt and cumin. After the meat is cooks through, add the sweet potatoes, canned diced tomatoes, chicken broth, paprika, cumin, chili powder, sea salt and bay leaf. Cover the mixture and simmer over medium-low heat for 25 minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft. Remove the bay leaf and serve.

 


Veggie Sandwich (adapted from Layers of Happiness)


Ingredients:

  • 2 slices Whole Wheat bread

  • 2-3 Tablespoons cilantro jalapeno hummus (can be found at Aldi's or Trader Joe's)

  • 1 whole leaf fresh lettuce (or handful of whatever greens you've got on hand)

  • 2 whole thin slices tomato

  • 2 whole thin slices cucumber

  • thinly sliced red onion

  • 1-2 Tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 Peppadew peppers, chopped

  • 1-2 Tablespoons guacamole


Directions:


Toast bread if preferred. Spread one slice of bread with hummus, then layer on lettuce, sprouts, tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, and peppadew peppers. Spread other slice of bread with guacamole. Slice in half to serve.


 

Meatballs and Zoodles (from Damn Delicious)


These are the most flavorful meatballs--you'll never even know they're ground turkey!


Hint: Double this batch and freeze half the meatballs (after baking) in sauce for another meal next month! Then defrost, and warm in some additional sauce over the stove.


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound (3 medium-sized) zucchini, spiralized (these are available pre-spiralized frozen or in the produce section of the grocery store) and/or 1 box spaghetti

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 cups marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought

  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey

  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, Panko, Parmesan, egg yolks, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder and red pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using gloved hands, mix until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2-to-2-inch meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs. Place meatballs onto the prepared baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes, turning regularly, or until all sides are browned and meatballs are cooked through; set aside.

For the kids, I usually make spaghetti pasta, and for the adults I prepare the zoodles. Top with meatballs, marinara sauce and Parmesan.


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