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Turkey Burgers

Great alternative to regular hamburgers...

1 lb. 97/3 ground turkey
season with:
chipotle seasonings
flavored bread crumbs
sea salt
pepper

top grilled buns with:
grilled onions & mushrooms

Layer buns w/ onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, sliced avocado, diced canned green chilies, low fat pepper jack cheese.

This can definitely be made kid friendly by substituting the chipotle seasoning for another seasoning such as Lipton onion soup mix. Sub out pepper jack for cheddar or American cheese.

Mexican/ Lime/ Coconut Chicken & Pasta

This is another crock pot chicken recipe. Very easy and can be prepared the night before. The list of ingredients are below, but I definitely think it could be modified.

1 Whole Chicken
Chopped Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil about ¼ cup
Diced Garlic Cloves – about 20
1 cup tomatillo salsa or “Salsa Verde”
¼ cup onion

Marinade:
½ cup lime juice
Garlic Powder ½ tsp
Sea Salt
Pepper
¼ cup bbq sauce (this was a Brad add)
¼ cup Asian Sesame dressing (“ “ , thought I was going to be really made when I tasted it, but honestly it was really good!)

Brad injected the chicken right before putting in the crock pot. Cook on low about 4-5 hours.

Served with protein pasta & light sauce

Sauce:
1 can light coconut milk
2 T brown sugar
2 T Soy Sauce
About 1 ½ cups chicken juice moved from crock pot (ok if tomatoes, onions are moved)
¼ - ½ cup flour

Mix all ingredients except flour. Sift in flour slowly till combined. Pour sauce over pasta and chicken. We topped with more garlic (yes I know!) and a bit of Parmesan…

The Healthiest Lasagna You Will Ever Make

This recipe comes with warning:
1. This is a weekend recipe.
2. I make a LARGE batch, enough for 2 or 3 lasagnas, and freeze the extra.
3. Total prep time varies by how many veggies you want to include and chop. Also, a food processor is super helpful!
4. BUT, the perks are, at least 1 or 2 additional dinners are ready and waiting in your freezer for you!

Ingredients in today's recipe
2 large sweet onions, diced
25-30 cloves garlic (like I mentioned before, I am a garlic freak. Just found you can buy pre-peeled cloves in a giant jar at Costco.)
Fresh or dried Basil
Fresh of dried Parsley
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Sugar (1/8 cup for sauce, 2 T for Ricotta)
Crushed Red Pepper
1 package fresh broccoli florettes (diced in food processor)
Spinach - hard to estimate how much I used, but I used a lot. I would say 1 grocery store size package
Portabella mushrooms, chopped
Green Onions
1 Red Bell Pepper - diced
1 Yellow Pepper - diced
1 Orange Pepper – diced
1 frozen package chopped zucchini / yellow s…