Category Archives: Gluten Free

Spaghetti Squash Turkey Marinara

Spaghetti Squash Turkey Marinara
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This recipe is a great Paleo, Whole30, WW, GF, DF, 21 Day Body Makeover (good gosh) Italian dish that mimics a rich marinara meat sauce with angel hair pasta. Does it? No parm or goat cheese or more salt would be much more appetizing but it’s pretty good.

Ingredients:
spaghetti squash
lean organic ground turkey
7 cloves of minced garlic
1 yellow onion
28 0z of Natural Crushed Tomatoes (no preservatives, sugars etc..)
Fresh Basil
2 tbs of Coconut Oil (unrefined) or Ghee
Crushed Red Pepper
Smidge of Kosher Salt

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Directions:
1. Split and scoop out the seeds of the squash. Flesh side down put into a 400 degree oven and roast it for 40-50 minutes. Remove and let it cool.

2. Mince your onions and put into a medium heated pot with 1 tbs of oil/ghee until onions are softened. Add your ground turkey and cook out the pink. Now add your minced garlic and crushed red pepper (optional) and stir for a minute until finally adding your tomatoes with all the juice. Turn down to a simmer and let the flavors concentrate into a thick sauce. Add fresh torn basil before serving.

3. Take your cooled squash and work it with a fork to create spaghetti like noodles. Mix with your sauce to your liking and serve.
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Grilled Chicken Lettuce Taco

Chicken Lettuce Taco

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I grilled up three chicken breasts the other day (see Chicken Kale Salad) for some lunches this week. I had a salad yesterday so decided to go Mexican today. While at Central Market the other day a guy was handing out samples of a salsa called Happy Tomato Fresh Salsa . My wife brought a jar home and I tried it for the first time and it’s really great. All natural and organic with a lot of locally sourced ingredients. Very fresh and it reminds of La Taqueria in College Station ages ago. www.happy-tomato.com

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Ingredients:
Chicken
Organic Free Range Chicken Breast
Organic unrefined Coconut Oil
Penzey’s Buttermilk Seasoning
Penzey’s Ruth Ann’s Muskego Ave Chicken and Fish Seasoning (lemon peel, K Salt, Pepper, garlic, onion)
Smidge of Kosher salt

Happy Tomato Fresh Salsa
Avocado (1/2)
Lime Juice
Bibb Lettuce

Directions:
I made the chicken the day prior and cut it up and served cold. Avocado sliced and diced with lime juice to keep from browning. Happy Tomato Fresh Salsa or anything that is organic, sugar and chemical free.
Assemble like tacos or fajitas.

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Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans
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Super easy and healthy green bean recipe where garlic, onions and butter help bring it all together.

Ingredients:
Green Beans
6 cloves of Garlic
6 green onions
1.5 tbs of Organic Butter or Ghee

Directions:
In a small saucepan put your minced garlic, diced green onions and butter/ghee and saute until soft. Add a pinch of Kosher Salt.
Cook your green beans by boiling them or steaming them until they are done to your liking. Then combine everything in a bowl and serve.

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Easy Steaks

Seared London Broil with Penzey’s Spices

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Once I saw the meat options on the 21 Day Body Makeover and noticed I could have grass fed red meat once a week, I knew I needed to pull the trigger on that option Day 1 because it usually is the worst. I picked up a couple of grass fed london broil (not the best cut) but the grass fed options were limited Sunday. Seasoned lightly, seared and made a sauce recommend in the 21day recipes.

Ingredients:
Grass fed Beef (6oz)
Penzey’s 4/S Seasoning
Penzey’s Black Pepper
1.5 tbs of Organic Butter
1 tbs of Brandy

Directions:
Season your steak and let it come to room temperature. In a skillet on medium high sear both sides for about 4 minutes on each side. Turn off heat or go to low and add your butter and brandy (careful if gas burner it will ignite) Then put the cast iron skillet into a 375 degree oven and let it finish to your “doneness”.

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Kale Chicken Balsamic Salad

Kale Chicken Balsamic Salad

Day 1 of my 21 day body makeover / detox http://www.21daybodymakeover.com
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Quick Salad that meets the program’s requirements of veggies and lean organic protein with no sugar, fruit, dairy, nuts or gluten. Do I wish I had blue cheese or goat cheese in it with some nuts and fruits? Yes of course but gotta detox before the holidays.

Ingredients:
Chicken
Organic Free Range Chicken Breast
Organic unrefined Coconut Oil
Penzey’s Buttermilk Seasoning
Penzey’s Ruth Ann’s Muskego Ave Chicken and Fish Seasoning (lemon peel, K Salt, Pepper, garlic, onion)
Smidge of Kosher salt

Dressing:
2/3 Olive Oil
2/3 GF Balsamic Vinegar
Penzey’s Sunny Day in Paris Seasoning
Minced garlic clove

Salad:
Kale mix with red cabbage
Sliced Carrots
Cucumber

1. Mix your dressing and shake well. I use a garlic crusher to get it as fine as possible.

2. Chicken – non stick grill pan. I butterflied my chicken breast and then I tenderized with mallet to get it even. I then added some heated up coconut oil and seasoned with Penzey’s seasonings (see above). Grilled until done and set aside. I went ahead and made three breasts for the week.

3. Combine dress and eat. You could keep all three components separate to keep from getting mushy if you happen to be taking it to work.

Check out Penzey’s spices and order on line if you don’t have a store near you. http://www.penzeys.com
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Opa Greek Chicken Kabobs

Opa Greek Chicken Kabobs

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Opa Greek Chicken Kabobs

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We hadn’t made Greek or Mediterranean in a while so I decided to whip up some kabobs with my lemon roasted potatoes and a Greek salad. I love vinegar and lemon tang paired with herby oregano. It just works and wakes up the palate. This recipe is super easy, healthy and quick for families who are squeezed for time but want to make a great tasting meal.

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
Cherry tomatoes
Red onions

Marinade
4 Lemons juiced
4 glugs of Olive oil
3 garlic cloves (minced)
Oregano
Pepper
Two pinches of Kosher Salt

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Directions:
Trim and cube your chicken and marinate for 24hrs. Slice your red onion about the size of your chicken cubes. Very simply put them on a skew and grill them up until the chicken is done.

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WW Tequila Lime Tajin Chicken

WW Tequila Lime Tajin Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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WW Tequila Lime Tajin Chicken

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Wanted to make my corn salad and decided to make a tequila lime chicken to compliment it and to also cut some calories. Skimmed my Weight Watchers recipe pile and had one similar to this that claims 4 points. Simple chicken recipe that is spicy, sweet and tangy.
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Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
2 limes juiced
1 shot of tequila
2 tbs of Ancho Chili powder
2 tbs of Tajin Seasoning
Pinch of cumin
Squeeze of honey

Directions
Marinade the chicken overnight in a lime, tequila, saltwater, Ancho chili and one 1tbs of Tajin Seasoning. When ready to cook it mix the chicken breast in a bowl with honey and top with Tajin Seasoning and slices of lime. . Roast in a 400 degree oven for 40 mins or until done.