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Chicken Dan-Dan

This was another delicious cooking adventure, I'm starting to realize I am a huge fan of mixing the following things: ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil and coconut aminos and you get GOLD flavors!  A little peanut butter never hurts either  . . . YUM!

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This is great dish to consume post workout due to the heavy amount of carbs in the noodles or try prepping the dish separately (like i did) and you will have more control of the carbs in the dish so you can eat it with just the chicken and veggies if it's a rest day or throw the noodles on there if its been an active day for you.

This recipe is: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, soy free, sugar free

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Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:

- 1/2 bag Trader Joes Organic brown rice & quinoa noodles

- 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger

- 2 tsp minced garlic

- 3tbsp coconut aminos

- 3/4lb cubed skinless chicken breasts

- 2/3 cup low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter

- 1 tbsp rice vinegar

- 2tbsp + 2 tsp toasted sesame oil

- 1/4 cup diced green onions

- 1 1/2 red bell peppers

- 1/2 lb snow peas

- 1/2 cup chopped roasted salted peanuts

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Bring large pot of water to boil.  Add noodles, stirring to separate.  Cook until tender ~5-8min.  Drain and rinse with cold water.

2. In a bowl mix ginger, garlic, coconut aminos, and cubed chicken.  In a separate bowl mix peanut butter, chicken broth, rice vinegar, and 2 tsp sesame oil.

3. Heat a large nonstick frying pan over high heat and swirl in 2tbsp toasted sesame oil.  Add green onions and chicken mix, stirring to break up meat, until chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink.  Add bell peppers and stir for 2minutes.  Add chicken broth mix and stir for 3minutes.

4. Add snow peas and noodles to pan, with tongs toss until snow peas are bright green and noodles are combined.  Add 1/4 cup peanuts and top with more green onions and serve.

Per Serving: 604cals, 48g Carbs, 31g Protein, 33g Fat

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Whole 30 Inspired Turkey Meatballs

I recently went over to my friends house for a birthday gathering and she had these single servings delicious chicken meatballs!  And I said danggg girl I need that recipe.  She shared it and I made the some tweaks.

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This recipe is: Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free and sugar free

 

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS:

- 1lb ground lean turkey

- 1/4 onion, finely chopped

- 4 cloves garlic minced

- 2 tsp Trader Joes 21 Seasoning Salute

- 2 tsp curry powder

- 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

- 1/2 tsp black pepper

- 1tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Thoroughly mix ground turkey, onion, garlic, Trader Joes seasoning, curry powder, salt and pepper and a large bowl.  Roll into golf ball size balls.

 

2.  In a large non stick frying pan heat coconut or olive oil over medium - high heat.  Once fat has heated up add meat balls, cook turning frequently till each side is lightly browned.

 

3.  Once all sides have been browned move to baking tray and transfer into oven to bake for ~10minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160F and is no longer pink.  Let cool and serve!  I served with roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.

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Roasted Brussels and Sweet Taters

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This is great one for meal prepping as you can roast a large batch and a time and have enough for several days.  You can also do this with really ANY veggie or tuber so experiment away!

 

This recipe is: Gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, vegan, soy free, egg free, nut free

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INGREDIENTS:

- 2-4 large sweet potatoes

- 28oz brussels sprouts

- 1/4 cup Olive oil

- 1/2 tsp Salt and pepper

- Rosemary or additional seasonings of your choice

 

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 F.  Wash sweet potatoes, rinse brussels and remove outer leaves.  Dice sweet potatoes, trim stem of brussels and cut in half and place in LARGE mixing bowl.

 

2. Pour olive oil, salt, pepper and additional seasonings, tossing till all pieces are evenly coated.  Place seasoned sweet potatoes and brussels on a baking tray or two.  Place in oven baking for 15-20min then tossing and baking for another 15-20min.  (brussels may cook faster than sweet potatoes so feel free to pull those out early.

 

3. Let cool and enjoy with some Whole 30 Inspired Turkey Meat Balls!

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