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  1. Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

    May 15, 2013 by Kristin

    1 small onion, chopped

    2 jalapeño chilies, chopped

    4 garlic cloves, chopped

    1 ½ pound of lean ground turkey meat

    1 tbsp. sweet smoked paprika

    1 ½ tsp. ground cumin

    1 ½ tsp. ground coriander

    1 tbsp. oregano

    Salt and pepper

    4 slices of low fat sharp cheddar cheese

    4 slices of low fat pepper jack cheese

    4 whole wheat burger rolls

     

    Chipotle Ketchup

    1 cup of tomato sauce

    3 tbsp. purred chipotle chilies in adobo sauce

    2 tbsp, stevia

    2 tbsp. vinegar

    1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

    (Combine all of these ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on low heat until its thick for about 20 minutes, can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week)

     

    1. In a bowl, combine turkey meat, onion mixture, paprika, cumin, coriander, and oregano; season with salt and pepper.  Make into 4 patties.
    2. Cook in a skillet and cook over medium heat until it has reached desired doneness.
    3. Put cheese on top in the last 2 minutes of cooking.
    4. Serve with bun and enjoy!

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  2. Thai Red Curry with Chicken and Green Beans

    May 15, 2013 by Kristin

    1/2 package of brown rice noodles

    2 tbsp. of vegtable oil

    1/4 cup of thair red curry paste

    3 cups of water

    1 can of coconut milk

    14 oz. of almond milk

    1/4 cup of truvia

    1/4 cup of fish sauce

    1/2 tsp. crushed red peppers

    3/4 pounds of green beans

    1 pound of cut chicken

    1 large sprig basil

     

    redcurrychicken

     

    1. In a pot, heat of medium heat until its warm, add the thai red curry paste and cook for 2 minutes.

    2. Stir in 3 cups of water, coconut milk, almond milk, truvia, fish sauce and crushed red peppers until it come to a simmer.

    3. Add noodles and beans to the mixture and cook for another 5 minutes or until the noodles are soft.

    4. Add chicken pieces and basil sprig and cook until the chicken is done.

    I got this recipe from Rachel Ray but I wanted to make it healthier, so I added the brown rice noodles, switched out the brown sugar for truvia, and only used one can of coconut milk instead of 2 and it tasted great :)

     

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  3. Spicy Avocado Chicken

    June 18, 2012 by Kristin

    So I was looking in my fridge and I had 2 avocados, an onion, and chicken breast.  I came up with spicy avocado chicken.  I used some spices from the spice cabinet to make it a little tangy.

    Ingredients:

    • chicken breasts
    • Mexican chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper
    • 1 avocado
    • 1/2 onion
    • 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
    • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • pinch of sugar
    1. Use the salt and pepper and chili powder to season the chicken breasts.
    2. Cook the chicken in a skillet in medium heat and use coconut oil instead of olive oil.  Cook the chicken until it is cooked all the way through.
    3. While the chicken is cooking, mince the onion and avocado, and mix with olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, and sugar.  Spoon the mixture onto the cooked chicken and serve!

    I guess my theme for dinner tonight was green :)

     

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