RECIPE ROUND-UP

It’s recipe sharing time, again! We’ve been trying out some new meals (because what else is there to do during quarantine?!). We’re sharing some of our favorite finds below.




Burger Salad

This simple yet tasty idea from Kale Kouture is what I never knew I always wanted. Healthy ground turkey with your favorite burger toppings (including an optional fry sauce recipe and how-to make pickled red onions). I ended up eating this for lunches for a week straight, and customized with different toppings like blue cheese crumbles, feta, olives, BBQ sauce, bacon bits...you name it!


Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

If you’re a savory breakfast gal, you’ve got to try this next weekend, from Don’t Go Bacon My Heart (okay, obsessed with that blog name). Sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, sausage goodness. We used turkey breakfast sausage and bacon (made in the oven with Wholesome Yum’s hack). So good!


Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake

During the week, I’m not a big breakfast eater. I prefer to have a shake, and I usually workout first thing so I try to make it a protein shake. So I’m always looking for some shake-spiration. This recipe from Simple Veganista is simple yet delicious. It calls for an optional date or maple syrup, which I didn’t add - it was perfectly sweet to me as is! I loved it so much, I tried it with a variety of protein powder flavors (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and unflavored).


White Chicken Chili

I’ve been making a big crock of soup almost every weekend. It makes the house smell amazing, it’s pretty easy with minimal clean up, takes care of a lot of meal prep, and there’s just something so cozy about a warm bowl of soup in the middle of winter. iFOODreal’s white chicken chili recipe is simple but yummy and pretty healthy.


Peanut Butter Banana Protein Brownies

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m really focusing on getting enough protein into my diet every day. You can only eat so much meat! So I try to find interesting protein recipes, and find that many of these are dessert substitutes. I tried this recipe from Purely Kaylie, cut into small pieces, and stuck in the freezer for whenever my sweet tooth strikes. There is no flour or sugar in this recipe!! I use and love Navitas Organics unsweetened cacao powder. I doubled up on the bananas and skipped the chocolate chips. The brownies came out looking a bit more fudgy than regular brownies and took a little longer to set.


Turkey Stir-Fry

One of my favorite Instagram follows, everyone’s BFF Daryl Ann Denner shares super easy but delicious recipes. With only 4 ingredients, you’re only 10 minutes away from dinner! Lately I’ve been using cauliflower rice and coconut aminos in place of the brown rice and General Tso’s sauce.





Cheeseburger Soup

Iowa Girl Eats speaks to my heart with this recipe. It is as good as it sounds. The subtle addition of cauliflower helps thicken the soup while upping the nutritional content without being overbearing, or noticeable at all really (my picky fiancé didn’t even notice!). I’m not a fan of nutritional yeast, so I skipped that, and I ended up using half ground beef and half ground turkey.

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