Crack Slaw

There’s a reason this is called ‘crack slaw’.

It’s easy to stay on track when you find delicious food you could eat again and again. We fight over leftovers with food like this. 🙂 It’s got a great flavor without pasta or rice to fill you up and make you feel bloated.
This is so quick and easy to make, too! Great for meal prepping for a week of healthy lunches/dinners. If you’re following a container nutrition plan (like 21 Day Fix) this is great! No yellows!  Those precious yellows can be hard to avoid…you won’t even miss the carbs. It’s also paleo-friendly!

Ingredients 
1 pound lean ground turkey (or beef)
1 T. sesame oil (any oil would work)
2-3 cloves garlic – minced
3 green onions – chopped
1/2 large head green cabbage – chopped
1 carrot – shredded
1/4 cup broth (chicken/veggie whatever)
3 T low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos
1/2 t hot sauce
1 t. vinegar (apple cider or white work fine)
1/2 t. ginger (fresh would be great! Dry is fine too.)
4-5 drops of stevia extract (or small amount of sweetener of choice)
salt & pepper to taste
Directions
Brown turkey or beef in skillet, seasoned with salt and pepper. Meanwhile combine soy sauce, hot sauce, vinegar, ginger and stevia. Once the meat is cooked thoroughly, remove from pan, drain and set aside. Add oil to pan and sauté onions, garlic, carrot and cabbage. Add the broth. Cook until cabbage is as tender as you like. Add sauce mixture and meat. Mix to combine and enjoy!Makes 4 servings: 1 red and 1 green

 

What’s on sale this month?

Simple Healthy Ramen

Quick second blog post today cause I shared my lunch on Facebook and lots of people wanted the recipe. This seemed easier than privately messaging everyone who asked for it.

Remember back in college when we were dirt poor and didn’t know how to cook?!

Ramen to the rescue!

This isn’t the ramen we made in college…

But it’s become my new obsession! I’ve made this at least three times in the last week.

I buy millet and brown rice ramen at Costco (no sodium packets included). And then I use my own broth and fixins to make it deelish! This took me about 10 minutes start to finish! Less than 300 calories and 8 grams of protein in the noodles alone.

 

My Health Ramen Lunch

*serves 2 (or 1 if you you’re hungry and/or don’t like sharing)

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 t. sesame oil (or your fave oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1/4 tsp ginger (I used powder. Fresh is always nice.)
  • 2 cups broth (chicken, veggie, whatever)
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms (fave variety)
  • 1 T. reduced sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 ramen cake (I use Lotus Foods millet and brown rice)
  • 1 cup leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc)
  • 1 carrot – grated
  • 2 green onions – sliced
  • 1 hardboiled egg (or lean protein of your choice, or skip it!) 😉

 

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger. Saute, stirring frequently, untilfragrant (1-2 minutes).
  2. Stir in broth, soy sauce and add mushrooms. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add ramen cake. Reduce heat and cook for 2-3 minutes until loosened. (Follow the directions on the package.)
  4. Add greens, carrot and onions. Stir until greens begin to wilt (1-2 more minutes).
  5. Serve and enjoy! (Careful! It’s blazing hot! Just like when you tried to eat ramen in college and it almost burned your face off!) 😉 

    fun little ramen cake

Just for fun…let’s compare the nutrition labels! Pay specific attention to the ingredients! And sodium! OMG!

College:

More ingredients than I can count or pronounce! And 830 mg of sodium!!!??? In HALF of a serving! And everyone knows if you’re making a package of ramen, you’re eating the whole thing! That’s 1660 mg of sodium! The American Heart Association recommends an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day (no more than 2,300 milligrams (mgs) a day).

 

Not College:

2 Ingredients: organic brown rice flour and organic millet. Sodium: ZERO mg. Ummm…ya…no brainer here. And here’s the thing, it tastes amazing!

If you try it, leave a comment below and let me know what you think. 🙂

 

What’a on SALE this month?

Mint Chocolate Muffins

Mint Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate muffins that will fool friends and family members! These healthy, flourless muffins are quick and easy, 21 Day Fix – approved and dee-lish! So moist and chocolatey, they are a perfect treat for when cravings strike! And nobody will know about your ‘secret ingredient’.

I’m always looking for healthy treats and snacks for the kids, and well…sometimes they are TOO tasty. These were gone in less than 3 hours from the time I made them. But the are so quick and easy to make…I don’t mind whipping up another batch. 😉

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • â…“ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tsp. pure peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Prepare 12 muffin cups by lining with muffin papers or coating with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Place chickpeas, eggs, honey, cocoa powder, baking soda, coconut oil, and extract in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth.
  4. Place batter in a medium bowl.
  5. Divide batter among 12 prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely and enjoy!

1 muffin = 133 calories and 4 grams protein
containers = 1 yellow, 1 tsp

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I have felt discouraged that I can’t workout the way I want to until my foot heals from surgery. I feel lost without being plugged in to a program. We were super busy with the holidays. Our house has been in a state of total disrepair for over a month during remodeling. The kids have been sick off and on…

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