Kale Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing🍋

This salad is one of my go to lunch salads as it’s easy, healthy, and bursting with flavor.

Here’s what you need:

• 1 Egg

• about 3 cups of kale

• feta cheese

• 1 tsp. sesame seeds

• 1 avocado

• 2 tbs olive oil

• 1 lemon

• 1 tsp whole grain mustard

• 1 tbs low sodium soy sauce

• 1 tsp honey

• salt to taste

Here’s what you do:

• Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, honey, and mustard. Pour dressing over kale (if I have time, I let it sit for about 20 minutes). While that’s sitting boil the egg. Once that’s done(about ten minutes), I place the kale on a plate, add the diced avocado, and sprinkle over the feta, sesame seeds, and a little salt to taste. Lastly cut the egg in half and oila!

Enjoy

INSTA POT CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE CURRY 🍛

One of my new favorite, easy, 5 ingredient Insta Pot meals! This chicken curry is so flavorful, and done in less than half an hour. I bought all of the ingredients at Trader Joe’s, but if you don’t have a TJ’s by you, you can modify and find similar ingredients at most grocery stores.

What you need:

• 1 12 oz. package of sweet potato ribbons

• 1 11 oz. bottle of Thai red curry sauce

• 12 oz. haricots verts

• 1 package of cauliflower rice

• 1.5 lbs of chicken breasts

What you do:

Cut chicken into one inch pieces and mix it with the curry sauce in the insta pot and cook for 12 minutes. When done I put about 1 Tbs of arrowroot powder mixed with 2 Tbs of water to thicken the sauce. Add sweet potato ribbons while sauce is hot and let it sit for about 10 minutes. While that’s settling I put the bag of haricot verts in the microwave for 4 minutes. When that’s done, add it to the pot and mix everything together. I served this over cauliflower rice, and it was sooooo good! Enjoy http://liketk.it/2AUHv

Insta pot turkey burgers topped with avocado slaw 🥑

Not the most amazing picture, but last nights dinner was 👌🏼!

What you need:

• 1 lbground turkey meat

• 2 Tbs ketchup

• 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

• 1 packet of onion soup mix

• 1 bag cabbage mix

• 2 avocados

• juice of 2 limes

• half of a diced red onion

• 1 tsp sea salt

What you do:

Mix the turkey meat, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and onion soup mix, and form into burgers. Wrap them in foil. Then fill the instapot with 2 and 1/2 cups of water (for 8qt. Pot). Stack the wrapped patties on the trivet in a staggered pattern. Then place the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button, or dial and then the + or – button, or dial to select. 11 minutes for 4 oz patties (7 minutes for a touch rare). 13 minutes for 5 oz patties (9 minutes for a touch rare). 15 minutes for 8 oz patties (11 minutes for a touch rare). High pressure. When the cook cycle is finished, do a Quick Release of the pressure/steam (that means turn the steam release knob to the Venting position right after cooking is finished).

For the slaw: mix the cabbage, avocados, lime juice, red onion, and salt and let it marinate all together in the fridge for about an hour.

I had my burger over a toasted piece of Ezekiel with Muenster cheese, and topped it with the avocado slaw!

Enjoy!

Simple, yummy bolognese 🍝

Pasta is a favorite amongst my kids, I mean I think that holds true for most of them!? Rather than always using a plain tomato sauce, I like to switch it up a bit and do a bolognese every now and then, which they love, and it adds protein to the dish. This recipe is so simple and delicious!

Here is what you need:

• 1 16oz. Can of tomato sauce

• 1/4 cup olive oil

• 1 lb of ground beef

• 1 cup of red wine, dry

• 1 cup of chopped carrots, onion, and celery

• 1 tsp. Salt

• 1tsp. Oregano

Here is what you do:

Chop all the veggies, and sauté them in olive oil until translucent. Then add the beef and cook until brown. Add the salt, oregano, and one cup of red wine. Let that simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the tomato sauce (I use the Cento canned tomato sauce) and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve it over your favorite pasta (I use pasta for the kids, and zucchini noodles for my husband and I) with a little Parmesan. Enjoy!

MISTLETOE MARGARITAS

By time Christmas rolls around this mama needs a good, stiff margarita! I mean who doesn’t after all the holiday bustle?! Last Christmas we (and I say we because my husband is the bartender, I just make the drinks look pretty) made this, and it was a hit, so they’ll definitely be on the drink menu again. It really is a drink you could make year round minus the greens and berries. It’s also fun to make one of these while the kids are asleep and you’re wrapping presents! Just an idea.😉

Here is what you need: (1 serving)

• course salt for the rim

• 1 1/2 oz tequila

• 1/4 oz grand marnier

• 1 oz of white cranberry juice

• 1 oz fresh lime juice

• 1/2 oz simple syrup

Here is what you do:

• Rim a rocks glass with lime juice, dip it into salt and fill with ice cubes. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes and add all ingredients. Shake strong and pour into the glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or some type of Christmasy green and fresh cranberries.

Enjoy!

CROCKPOT PINEAPPLE BARBECUE CHICKEN 🍍

Looking for a quick, easy, delicious dinner idea? I gotcha covered. This 3 ingredient crockpot meal is soooo good! I made it the other night, and it was a hit.

Here’s what you need:

• 4 boneless chicken breasts

• 1 8oz. Can of crushed pineapples

• 1 16oz. Bottle of barbecue sauce

Here’s what you do:

• Place chicken breasts in crockpot. Mix the barbecue sauce with drained pineapples in a bowl, and then pour it over the chicken. Cook on high for 4 hours. When it’s done shred the chicken in crockpot. I served it over cauliflower rice. Make sure to drain the pineapples, or else the sauce may end up watery.

Enjoy!