RECIPES- Stuffed peppers, scalloped potatoes and grain/peanut/gluten free chocolate chip cookies! YUM!

Hello fitness friends and nutrition enthusiasts!

I have to say, I am super excited about this blog post!! I prepared this delicious and savory meal and it took a total prep time of 15 minutes (for the dinner portion only!) This meal packs in flavor and taste without sacrificing health.

Each item has been carefully modified so that you can enjoy all of the flavor, taste and delightfulness without guilt! Not to mention, the dessert recipe for grain free/gluten-free/peanut free/GUILT FREE chocolate chip cookies is out of this world! Get ready and start making your shopping list… this will be a hit with the whole family!

Peppers-

(I always make enough for dinner and lunch the next day)

Sweet red organic peppers (or yellow, green) This recipe is based off of 3 peppers so modify accordingly if you will be making more.

****The yellow and red peppers are sweeter while the green pepper is not quite as sweet. Depending on your taste preference, this will determine which you go with.

1 pound of ground lean organic turkey

1/2 red onion

2 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 can of organic tomatoes (I like basil or mushroom in mine)

garlic, himalayan sea salt to season

Preheat oven to 350 degrees while you prep your items. In a skillet (I use COCONUT OIL!) on low heat cook turkey and mix in chopped onions, garlic, seasonings. Once turkey is pretty well done add in canned organic tomatoes and continue to cook a while longer.

Once this mixture is done, simply stuff peppers and I like to add a little tomato sauce on top of each one for moisture. Pop in oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes. I use a glass Pyrex dish and fill with 1/2 inch of water.

**Please note- cooking times vary depending on oven so please keep an eye and make sure you cook long enough or dont overcook. Take your oven mitt and gently squeeze pepper to see if it is done. If it is nice and soft you will be good to go! :)

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SCALLOPED POTATOES- I know!! Most people hear that and think… healthy?? No way! However, with some careful attention to detail you can easily make this delicious dish without sacrificing health.

This is all you need for this simple dish:

4-6 red potatoes (I prefer organic)

garlic powder and any seasonings (let your creative Chef flow!)

Himalayan sea salt

coconut oil for cooking (I prefer to cook with this on LOW heat)

Directions:

Slice red potatoes into thin/medium slices

Heat pan on low heat and put in a dab of coconut oil (teaspoon size or slightly more) to coat the pan. Add in potato slices and sprinkle garlic, Himalayan sea salt and any other seasonings you enjoy. Put top on and cook (LOW HEAT!) Mix and let potatoes get coverered with the oil and seasonings. It usually takes 5 minutes and they are good and ready!

I topped mine with a TINY BIT of RAW BUTTER (RAW BEING KEY!!) and they came out fantastic and made for the perfect addition to the Stuffed peppers.

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GRAIN FREE/GLUTEN FREE/PEANUT FREE/GUILT FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES… This one will be a HUGE hit with the family! Get your “inner chef” ready and enjoy this delectable dessert!

This recipe can be made with almond butter OR Sunbutter (I love Sunbutter, made from Sunflower seeds and used this as my choice!)

Simple, easy AND delicious!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees while you prepare the mixture! ;)

In a large bowl add the following:

1 cup of sunbutter

1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt

1/3 cup of RAW HONEY

1/2 cup of soy/dairy free chocolate chip chunks- I use Enjoy life brand!

1 organic free range egg (more nutrition!)

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (USE GMO FREE!!)

1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut flakes

In a large bowl mix all ingredients (adding chocolate chips and coconut last!)

Mix until nice and creamy. Add in chips and coconut and continue mixing until evenly distributed.

On a non stick cooking sheet add drops of mixture forming small/medium-sized cookies.

Cook for 12-15 minutes (depending on oven)

Once done remove and let cool. These hold their form VERY well once cooled but if you consume while still hot or warm they will be flakier.

I have to say these were delicious! I couldn’t believe they came out so great with no flour or anything extra. This is a great cookie that will satisfy any sweet craving without sacrificing your goals…!

Please try this dinner/dessert menu and let me know your thoughts. I love bringing good clean recipes to the blog!

ENJOY YOUR EVENING AND HAPPY DINING!

~Ashley Poptodorova

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