Ask and you shall receive. I shared a few photos and videos this past weekend of a slow cooker chili that I was making, and had a ton of requests for my recipe. I’ll be honest, this healthy, gluten free chili recipe is usually thrown together with whatever I have in my pantry and fridge. BUT, this time I measured (for the most part). There’s something so fantastic about slow cookers. Turn it on, throw in your ingredients, and BAM. You’re done. No thinking or constantly watching the stove required. Just an easy way to feed your family! We’ve gotten another cold front that has taken us by surprise, so warm comfort foods are majorly on the menu. And I love being able to get on with my day while my house fills with the delicious smells coming from the crock pot. Gluten Free Sweet Potato, Quinoa Crock Pot Chili Recipe What is your favorite comfort food? For me, it’s chili. When my husband and I were just two young kids, working crazy schedules and trying to get by every month, this chili recipe was my way of sharing love. I make quite a big portion so that […]
The Hubs and I love making this easy ‘one-pot wonder’, and have definitely been guilty of doubling the recipe so we have enough leftovers for the rest of the week. As an added bonus, this garlic ground turkey and veggie stir fry dish is one of the very very few that Hulk bebé will actually eat – yay! Ingredients: 1 lb ground turkey 2 tbs fresh garlic, peeled and minced 3 carrots, sliced 1 head of broccoli, chopped 6 celery sticks, sliced 1 pepper, sliced Fish Sauce, to taste Soy Sauce, to taste *optional* Brown Rice & Quinoa Directions: Brown 1 lb of turkey over medium heat and add garlic. While turkey is browning, clean and cut up vegetables. Once turkey is cooked, add in a few dashes of soy sauce and fish sauce. Fold in carrots and let simmer. Repeat for broccoli, then celery and green peppers. Turn heat down and cover. Let this simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until all your veggies start to get soft. Serve over brown rice and quinoa (or alone) and enjoy! Alpha Grillers recently sent me this awesomesauce Garlic Press And Peeler complimentary to test and review and it has totally changed this amateur cook’s […]
For those nights when my sweet tooth is screaming at me and all I want to do is satisfy it with cookies or pie or whatever sugary goodness I can get my hands on – this is my healthy indulgence. I can give into my hankering, without feeling like I overdid it. It’s the easiest dish to throw together, and full of good for you vitamins and nutrients so you can feel good about your midnight snack. (Andplusalso, if you’re wanting to spoil yourself a little, it’s great on ice cream, but ssh… I didn’t tell you that) Ingredients: 1/2 large pear, cubed 3/4 c blueberries 1/2 c raspberries 1 tbs chia seeds 2 tbs shredded coconut ground cinnamon sliced almonds *optional* Directions: Add cubed pear to a bowl with blueberries and raspberries. Sprinkle coconut, almond slices, chia and cinnamon on top, and mix well. I love this ‘salad’ on its own, but it’s also delicious on pancakes and waffles, folded into coconut yogurt and with granola. A delicious desert with no added sugar, dairy, or gluten, and one you won’t feel guilty about in the morning!
You know those 2 ingredient banana pancakes that are okay, but still kind of boring? Yeah. These aren’t those. We’ve noticed H seems to react poorly when he eats gluten or cows milk products, so we’ve had to be extra careful with what we prepare for our family meals. As much as I would love to pretend that I’m SuperMom, sweating over a hot stove three times a day, preparing meals catered to each persons preferences, seven days a week is just not me. I need to be able to have easy recipes on hand, that not only take mere minutes to whip up, but also give the three of us the nutrition we need, and most importantly, it has to taste great – enter: flour-less pumpkin carrot pancakes. In addition to being deliciously healthy, they’re awesome for Baby Led Weaning, but I eat them too! I love making these for Harrison, because they’re soft enough that he can gum them without any teeth and its a nutrient-dense meal. These dairy free, gluten free, grain free pumpkin carrot pancakes are super easy to whip up in the mornings and are perfect for the fall season (or all the seasons if you’re a pumpkin addict […]