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One Pan Chicken Fajitas

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This ONE PAN RECIPE is easy to prepare and cook! With prep and cook time, this delicious meal can be done within 30 minutes (20 minutes of which you don’t need to do anything while the oven does all the work). More good news is that this recipe is kid-friendly!!

The below recipe feeds two adults with potential leftovers for the next day or could be enough for one meal for a family of 4. Don’t be afraid to add more chicken and veggies and increase the seasonings if you want more fajitas! I sometimes make TWO PANS for recipes like this so we can have them for lunches or a second quick dinner during the week ;)

One Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Ingredients:
Cut-Up chicken breast (1lb) 
Sliced bell pepper (I used 2)
1/2 red onion peeled and cut 
1 tbs organic extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs cumin 
1 tsp chili powder 
1 tsp paprika 
Handful of fresh or 1 tbs dried cilantro 
1 pressed garlic clove
Salt + pepper to taste 

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Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients in large bowl and then add to sheet pan. Cook for 20-25 minutes. That was easy!!

Garnish with lettuce and gluten free shell. (Pictured is an almond flour shell) Can also add optional organic shredded cheese, hot sauce and a dollop of plain greek yogurt (as a sub for sour cream).

One Pan Sausage, Asparagus + Sweet Potatoes

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One Pan Recipes are meant to make your life easier! You can significantly cut-down on cooking time without sacrificing the taste or nutritional benefits of a healthy meal! I can’t stress enough the importance of using high-quality meat for this recipe as sausage can come with lots of unwelcome preservatives and fillers. I recommend getting organic when possible, and if not look for the nitrate-free varieties.

One Pan Sausage, Asparagus and Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of organic mild chicken sausage (or preferred flavor.

  • 2 sweet potatoes

  • Bunch of asparagus

  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

  • Pink salt + pepper

  • Extra virgin olive oil

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Cut up sausages, dice sweet potatoes and cut the ends off of the asparagus.

  3. Add to sheet pain and drizzle with olive oil, Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (I got it from Trader Joe’s), pink salt and pepper.

  4. Cook for 25-30 minutes.

    If your sausage is precooked already may want to remove it from oven sooner than the veggies, depending on the consistency you like (we prefer that grilled taste so I leave it in for the duration).

  5. Let the pan cool and serve using spatula for easy removal.

**DIY Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

The Everything But the Bagel Seasoning blend is a favorite in our house for breakfasts, lunches and dinners! If you don’t have it handy, you can easily make your own blend! It consists of sesame seeds (white and black), sea salt flakes, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and poppy seeds. Combine the ingredients and sprinkle on the meat and veggies.

TIP: If you like spicier food, by all means you can use a hot or seasoned sausage blend instead. The mild version we use has a little bit of a kick to it already, so combined with the seasoning it’s quite flavorful.

Taco Lasagna

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Taco Lasagna: A mexican twist on the traditional comfort food! And it will fill-up the family for more than one dinner! I used all organic ingredients. If you are vegetarian, leave out the meat and add extra beans. For vegan or dairy-free use all beans and a plant or nut based cheese instead. 

Ingredients:

-Small corn shells
-1lb grass fed ground beef
-1/2 package of mild shredded cheddar (I like the thicker 365 brand bc melts like mozzarella)
-1 can garbanzo beans
-1 can black beans
-2 bell peppers (color of your choice)
-1 handful of romaine lettuce
-1 handful of fresh parsley
-Organic taco seasoning packet
-1 Tsp cumin
-1/2 an avocado
-1 container of salsa (I prefer the 365 black bean corn salsa)

RECIPE:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Brown the ground beef on stove top, mix with taco seasoning. At the same time add a drizzle of olive oil and heat can of garbanzo beans, black beans and diced bell peppers with cumin in a pan on low to medium heat. 

2. Once meat is done add the bell pepper/bean mixture to the the meat pan and stir. Add jar of salsa and mix well. 

3. Spray the bottom of Pyrex dish or wipe with olive oil. Add 6 corn tortilla shells for the bottom layer. Then top with the meat mixture, then cover with shredded cheese. After that, repeat the next layer by adding another 6 shells, then meat mixture, then cheese. 

4. Cook in oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until shells are crispy. Let cool and top with chopped romaine lettuce, cilantro and diced Avocado--can also drizzle on some fresh lyme juice. Cut with a knife and serve with spatula like lasagna.

Creamy Chicken + Wild Rice Soup (Dairy-Free)

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This recipe is a healthier version of the famous Panera soup that I developed from scratch. I used all organic and fresh ingredients! This soup is dairy free and you can make it vegan by leaving out the chicken and using all vegetable broth instead of a combo of that an bone broth. Cream-based soups are delicious and satisfying during the winter months, but they can pack lots of extra calories and fat, so this recipe is a better-for-you alternative! Plus, bone broth is one of the best foods you can feed your gut this time of year to help fight and prevent illness and strengthen your immune system. If you are lactose intolerant, sensitive to dairy, or live a vegan lifestyle this is a great way to still enjoy a rich soup! 

Ingredients:

-4 cups of bone broth (1 container as you may use more)

-4 cups of vegetable broth (1 container as you may use more)

-3 cups of wild rice

-1 box of organic pre-cut chicken breast or 2-3 small organic chicken breasts cooked on the stove top over olive oil, salt and pepper. 

-1/4 cup of nutritional yeast

-1/4 cup of raw cashews (soaked prior to blending)

-1 regular potato or 2 small potatoes

-1 tbs white wine vinegar

-Olive oil

-Pink salt and pepper to taste

-Handful of fresh parsley

-3 large carrots

-3 large celery stalks

-1/4 cup of diced red onion

-3-4 cloves of fresh garlic

-1 can of organic cannellini beans

RECIPE:

1. Soak the cashews. Can do this overnight or I prefer to boil a small pot of water, remove from heat and then cover the cashews for 15-20 minutes. Drain once the time is up.

2. While the cashews are soaking you can boil a pot of water to cook the potato. Can leave the peel on if you prefer. I used two small golden potatoes and did not peel them prior to boiling. Once cooked set aside to cook and cut into small pieces. You can also cook the chicken breast if you did not buy the organic packaged version. Cook in olive oil with salt and pepper, remove from heat and use food scissors to cut into smaller pieces, set aside for later. 

3. Heat a large soup pot on the stove top with olive oil and add cut-up carrots and celery, diced onion, and press the 3 garlic cloves. Stir in 1-2 cups of bone broth and cook until the veggies start to soften. 

4. Add the wild rice to the pot mixture for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the remainder of the bone broth and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes with lid on. 

5. While the rice is cooking in pot, combine the cooked potato, raw soaked cashews, and rinsed beans into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. I added a little bit of water to help the consistency blend easier. You may want to use a spatula to scrape the sides and blend a few times to make sure the mixture is smooth. 

6. Add the cream mixture to the soup pot and stir well. Add 1 tbs of white wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast, pepper, and salt. If you are using chicken, now would be the time to add the cooked chicken to the pot as well. 

7. Cook on low heat until rice reaches desired texture. Make sure to stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking together or the bottom of the pot. You may need to add more broth or water as the cream mixture will be pretty thick, it depends what kind of consistency you like. I added more broth at the end and let it heat for a little while before serving.

Top with fresh parsley and can serve with oyster crackers or fresh bread if you eat gluten. 

Can store in the fridge and enjoy as left-overs, but may need to stir in more water prior to reheating as it will thicken up from being stored.