Hearty Turkey Chili

turkeychili

Ingredients (serves 12):
2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 can kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained
1 red pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1.5 cups mushrooms, chopped
1 package (450g) ground turkey
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 garlic gloves, crushed
1 tsp oregano

Directions:
1. Start by heating a skillet with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add in the ground turkey and sprinkle with 1 tbsp chili powder. Cook until done on medium-high heat (when no pink throughout ~15 mins).
2. In a large pot on medium heat, combine the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans & chickpeas (MAKE sure you wash and drain them).
3. When turkey is finished, add it to the pot.
4. In the same skillet, sauté the onion, peppers, and mushrooms ~7 minutes. Add them to the pot when finished.
5. Add in spices – 3 tbsp chili pepper, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 tsp oregano.
6. Bring to a boil. Then allow to simmer for at least ~30 minutes on low heat.
7. Ready to eat 🙂 I usually add parmesan on top of mine…. because who doesn’t love parmesan?

Nutrients Per Serving:

Calories: 220kcal/serving
Fat: 4.2g/serving
Carbohydrate: 29g/serving
Protein: 20g/serving
Sugars: 4.3g/serving

Raw Fruit and Nut Bites

Raw Fruit & Nut Bites

Ingredients needed (makes 14 bites): 

  • 1 cup dates, pitted & soaked
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tsp chia
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (69% cacao)
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Directions: 

1. Put 1 cup of dates in the microwave with 1 tbsp water for 40 seconds to soften.
2. Mash the dates in a bowl.
3. Combine all the other ingredients and mix together.
4. Form into mini cookie bites and store in refrigerator.
5. Eat cold 🙂

These are a great quick snack to grab on the go, cure your hunger and give you a boost of energy!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (GF, dairy-free, nut-free)

oatmealraisin

What you will need (makes 12 cookies):

  • 1 cup dates – pitted, soaked, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup oats (I used Hilray gluten-free large flake oats)
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Put 1 cup pitted dates into the microwave with a little bit of water (~2 tbsp) for 40 seconds.
3. After microwaving – mash the dates with a fork.
4. Once the dates are mashed – combine all ingredients into same bowl and mix.
5. Form into cookies/put on a baking sheet – cook for ~17-20 minutes at 350F.

and VOILA!