Friday, May 11, 2018

Clean and simple egg casserole that is anything but just for breakfast!

Earlier this week, I made a breakfast casserole for a friend who just had a baby and eats mostly paleo. The recipe looked good, so I doubled it and made one for myself...and oh my it was GOOD! But true to form, I thought that I could definitely get some more veggies in and do less processed meat. So, here is what I came up with and it delivers. I made it a bit spicy so if that's not  your thing, use less pepper flakes :)

What you need:

  • 1 tbsp avocado, coconut, olive oil, butter, ghee...your choice...I like avocado oil best :) 
  • 1 lb ground turkey (I like the 93% lean)
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed (if you're lazy like me, Trader Joe's sells sweet potatoes already cubed)
  • 1 package (3 cups) cooked cauliflower rice (I get it at Trader Joe's in the frozen section and microwave for 3 minutes)
  • 3 cups fresh, shopped spinach
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 3  tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp sage
  • 3/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram

What you do:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Toss sweet potatoes in oil and place them on baking sheet. Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until soft
  3. While sweet potatoes are roasting, brown the ground turkey with onions until finished (no pink)
  4. Add pepper, 2 tsp salt, sage and thyme to meat and mix well
  5. Add cooked cauliflower rice and sweet potatoes to meat mixture and combine
  6. Whip the garlic powder and remaining salt into the eggs
  7. Grease a 9x13 pan and pour all ingredients together, including eggs
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until eggs are set
  9. This lasts for about a week in the fridge...enjoy!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Cinco de Mayo...clean and tasty!

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and we are having people over to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday with a taco bar and such..yay! But that doesn't mean that I can't eat clean. Here is what I plan to do to stay on track and keep feeling amazing. 

I'm going to fill a bowl with the following:

  • cooked cauliflower rice (super easy with Trader Joe's frozen kind) or regular rice (super easy with steam-in-bag rice
  • shredded taco chicken (so easy, throw chicken breasts in the crockpot with a jar of salsa...all day on low, 4 hours on high), or pork shoulder or ground turkey (we are having it all :) ). I use this super simple home-made taco seasoning
  • black beans (I'm in love with Trader Joe's Cuban style black beans)
  • shredded lettuce or cabbage
  • diced onion (you can grab some at the salad bar in your grocery store if you don't want to chop)
  • salsa
  • and definitely guacamole!

Favorite taco seasoning

Taco seasoning is kinda tricky when buying it at the store...there are some additives and sugar in most of them. So just make your own! 

This is my go-to recipe that I double or triple to last a while.

Homemade taco seasoning: 
1 TBSP chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika 
1/4 tsp oregano

Combine and enjoy!! 🤗