Healthy Sloppy Joes

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Serves 4

Ingredients

2 baked sweet potatoes

1 lb lean ground turkey or beef

1/4 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 clove of minced garlic

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tbs cumin

1 tbs honey (or slightly more to taste)

1 14oz can of diced tomatoes

1 6oz can of tomato paste

Instructions

1. Spray pan with cooking spray and sauté the onions and peppers until tender. Add

garlic and sauté for an additional minute.

2. Add meat to the same skillet and cook through.

3. Next, add spices, honey, tomatoes, and paste to the pan.

4. Simmer all together on low for 10-15 minutes.

5. Cut sweet potato in half and mash each side a bit to form bowls. Divide sloppy joe

mixture over each half.

6. Top with cheese (optional)

Adapted from Confessions of a Fit Foodie

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Turkey Taco Skillet

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Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

• 1/2 pound lean ground turkey (I use 99% lean)

• 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced

• 2 cloves of garlic, minced

• 4 ounce can diced green chiles

• 2 teaspoons chili powder

• 1 teaspoon cumin

• 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

• Black pepper to taste

• 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

• 14.5 ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes

• 1/2 cup frozen corn

• 1/4 cup jarred salsa

• 1/2 cup rinsed quinoa

• 1/2 cup water

• 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

• 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

• Cilantro for garnish (optional)

 Instructions

1. Spray a large skillet generously with cooking

spray and heat over medium-high heat.

2. When the skillet is hot add in the diced onion and

cook for about 2 minutes until it starts to soften.

3. Add in the ground turkey and minced garlic and

cook until the meat is almost cooked through,

breaking it up into crumbles with a spoon as it

cooks.

4. Stir in all the spices and the diced green chiles,

cooking for another minute.

5. Add in the black beans, corn, fire roasted

tomatoes and quinoa, stirring until everything is

combined.

6. When the mixture starts to bubble add in the

water, cover the skillet with a lid and lower the

heat to medium-low.

7. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the

quinoa is cooked, it should still have a slight bite

to it, but not be hard and crunchy.

8. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top and cover

with the lid cooking until the cheese is melted.

9. Serve as is, in tortillas for tacos, or on top of your favorite greens.

Adapted from Spoonful of Flavor

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

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I have made this recipe a few times and it has become a family favorite! If you like a lot of sauce then double the sauce ingredients. YUM!

Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

2 lbs of flank steak thinly sliced against grain and in strips

1 T . oil of choice
4 cloves of garlic minced or pressed
1⁄2 c. soy sauce or braggs aminos

1⁄2 c. water
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoon cornstarch (you may also want to use a bit less to make your sauce a little thinner)
3 T water
3 green onions, sliced into 1-inch pieces

Directions

1. Season beef with salt and pepper. Put oil in the cooking pot and select sauté. When oil begins to sizzle, brown meat in batches until all meat is browned – do not crowd. Transfer meat to a plate when browned.
2. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, and ginger. Stir to combine. Make sure you scrape the bottom of the pan.

3. Add browned beef and any accumulated juices. Select Meat/Stew. Set timer for 12 minutes.
4. When beep sounds turn pressure cooker off and use a quick pressure release. When valve drops carefully remove the lid.

5. Combine the cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water, whisking until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to the sauce in the pot stirring constantly. Select Sauté and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sauce thickens (about 1-2 minutes). Stir in green onions.

FOR CROCKPOT BROWN ON STOVE THEN COOK ON LOW FOR 6 HOURS TO THICKEN ADD CORNSTARCH AND WATER AND COOK ON HIGH 15 MIN

I served this over a rice/quinoa blend with broccoli or cauliflower rice

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Recipe adapted from and photo cred goes to Pressure Cooking Today

Core de Force Meal Plan Week Four

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This Meal Plan also works for the 21 Day Fix Program! You can download this week’s meal plan HERE

This week I am keeping it pretty simple with Grain Free Cereal and Egg Cups (minus the feta) for Breakfasts.

For lunch I am going to Meal Prep Mason Jar Salads to go along with Taco Meat (Ground Turkey with Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Cumin), Turkey Burgers, and Grilled Chicken.

I will be blogging the dinner recipes as we go this week so stay tuned!

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