Turkey Meatloaf

Whole30 approved, as per my preference these days!

 

Those warm and fuzzy, twenty-something feels when you call your mom and are all like, "ummm, what do I do with a pound of ground turkey?" And she guides you to an über amazing turkey meatloaf idea (and then you call her 5x while it's cooking to ask how to know when it's done). 😂
I used organic, local, pastured, small-farm Diestel ground turkey and made the bombest @whole30approved turkey meatloaf evvvvvvvvv. So frickin yum. 👌🏻🍽💍


How to:
•Preheat oven to 400.

•Mix 1lb turkey

•1 egg

•1tsp garlic powder

•1tsp onion powder

•Shake of turmeric

•Shake of black pepper

•1/2tsp pink sea salt

•2-3Tbsp coconut aminos

•1.5Tbsp ground flax or psyllium husk (I used psyllium this time - amendment* I would not use psyllium again, go with flax!)

•1 minced red bell pepper

•half a diced yellow onion (tested the whole "mouth breathe whilst cutting an onion and you won't cry" theory and it low key WORKED... 👀).

•Line a baking sheet with parchment

•form mixture into a loaf

•bake for 50min

•remove and cover until cooled

•enjoy!


Thanks, mumma, for this meal suggestion. And for teaching me how to fold a fitted sheet. And for being my world. 🌎 👯🌙

 

Superfood Chocolate Souffle

Superfoods @philosophielove cacao magic soufflé for post yogs nourishment. Deeeee-lush New Moon, all the feels, warm 'n cozy, hitting the spot rn nourishment. 🖤


Do it: grease a ramekin with coconut oil • dollop in some almond butter • separately whisk 2Tbsp @philosophielove cacao magic + 1 farm egg + optional extra Tbsp raw cacao + optional @sweetleafstevia + @thenewbarn almond milk + @frontiercoop pumpkin pie spice • pour batter into ramekin • bake at 400 for 20 min to get a fluffy top, and ooey gooey center.

Whisk drop. 👊🏻🍫🖐🏻

Chaga Brew

For the non-coffee-drinkers who miss the flavor, raise your hand!

Say hello to one of the yummiest alternatives. I love to mix it with Dandy Blend or roasted dandelion root tea to make a mocha-like potion without the caffeine crash and with added detoxifying benefits. The coconut shreds are to blend with water and strain for homemade coco milk!

Just add a Tbsp or 2 to a couple quarts of water and let it brew on slow for up to 8 hours. Strain and store in fridge for up to a week!

Screen Shot 2017-03-19 at 10.48.10 AM.png

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Seriously, this is like the shredded chicken you get when you go out for Mexican food…but without the greasy sides and belly ache that usually follows!

 

•1 jar of organic diced tomato,
•2 whole organic, local, pastured Mary's chicken breasts,
•half a diced yellow onion,
•2 small, diced Yukon potatoes,
•some local, organic, cold-pressed EVOO,
•bay leaves,
•pink Himalayan sea salt,
•garlic powder,
•organic, low-sodium veggie broth (check your labels! So often broth has SUGAR added...I know, wth).


I left it on low overnight, and then added a jar of organic, Whole Foods mushroom marinara sauce (a favorite, again, because no sugar) this morning. The chicken fell apart perfectly into shreds, and I left it on warm for another couple hours.

It. Smelled. Soooooo. GOOD!!


Served it over zucchini noodles with baby spinach and some avo. 🍝🍄🍃🥒🥑

Screen Shot 2017-03-19 at 10.46.34 AM.png

Sara's Go-To Classic Meal

I literally make this almost daily. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner…it's one of my most favorite flavor combos, serious comfort food that is absolutely packed with nutrition! 

 

 

•Kale braised in broth + coconut aminos w/ onion powder, nutritional yeast + pink salt.
•Gooey baked sweet potatoes smeared with grass-fed ghee.
•An entire avo (because good fat).
•The best orange-yolked farm eggs

Turkey Chili Version II

Also Whole30 approved, also delish!

 

•1 jar organic @whole30approvedmarinara sauce.
•1lb organic ground turkey.
•2 small red potatoes, diced.
•1/2 a sweet yellow onion, diced.
•1Cish @whole30approved veg broth.
•Dash of pink Himalayan salt, black pepper, optional garlic powder.
_________________________________________________
I put all the ingredients together in a pan first for about 20min to let the turkey start to brown and the flavors come together, then I put in the @crockpotovernight on low timed for 6hrs, then it was on warm till about 9:30am and it was this amaaaaazing, thick, chunky, organic, slow-cooked turkey stew.
Soooooo EASY, you guys! Just pair with veggies and some healthy fat, and you're eating healthy for a week.
Gonna serve over cauli rice with heaps of greens and some avo. Country girl's happy! 🙋🏼🍲🥔🍅🍗🍃🥑

Screen Shot 2017-03-19 at 10.40.17 AM.png

Whole30 Turkey Veg Chili

This Turkey Chili is KILLER and Whole30 approved!


•1 jar organic diced tomatoes
•1 jar organic mushroom marinara (NO sugar, read labels!)
•1lb organic turkey
•1 diced orange bell pepper
•1 diced green bell pepper
•1/2 diced yellow onion
•1 diced jalapeño if the dang store'd had it •Pink salt, black pepper, chili powder, thyme, and a hearty stir
•1 pair of non-white, non-$100+ yoga pants (or omit this directive if you're a daredevil fucking badass like me)
•8hrs in the crock pot on low
•A hungry fam (or meals for you for a week ZING)
💋💋💋

 

 

Salmon, Swiss Chard and Roasted Veggies

In celebration of my Cool Daddy-O's birthday, I prepared him a delicious, healthy, anti-inflammatory meal (all the usual anti-inflammatory suspects were present: turmeric, ginger, wild salmon, coconut oil, avocado).

Dinner was baked wild salmon with garlic powder, ginger powder, kelp granules, turmeric and fresh meyer lemon slices;

cauliflower, zucchini and yellow onion roasted in coconut oil and mixed spices; swiss chard pan-sautéed in coconut aminos (my new favorite "condiment" - I put that in quotes because it's just SO nutrient-dense and natural! - as you can see by my latest recipes!); and a side of creamy avocado drizzled in lemon and sprinkled with himalayan pink salt.

SO delicious! So healing. So simple.

Let food be thy medicine, friends! And always serve great fathers a big plate of deliciousness :) 

unnamed-3.jpg

Spaghetti Squash Hodgepodge

As promised, a delicious (and total hodgepodge) dish featuring my beloved, dun dun dun, SPAGHETTI SQUASH!

In a bowl, layer:

  • 1C spaghetti squash
  • 3/4C organic, jarred, no-sugar marinara sauce (or homemade)
  • 1/2tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 creamy avocado, diced
  • 2 organic, pastured farm eggs fried in coconut oil
  • Small head organic dino kale, destemmed, rinsed, shredded, and sautéed in 1Tbsp coconut aminos with garlic powder, turmeric, cayenne pepper and kelp granules (cook in a pan until slightly crispy)

 

Serve warm, with a good novel ;)

Spaghetti Squash Season!

Spaghetti Squash: one of my FAVORITE plants EVVVVVER. Seriously. This vegetable is AH-mazing. 

You literally poke one of these babies with a fork on both sides, bake it at 350 until a fork slides through its skin easily, and then let it cool. Once cooled to the touch, slice in half. Scoop out the "guts" (the gunk with the seeds in it) and then use a fork to scrape the flesh (which comes out in this noodle-like FANTASTICNESS!).

More recipes featuring this bomb diggity "noodle" coming up. Keep your eye out!

   

 

 

Morning Ayurvedic Lemon Water

I start every morning with this healing digestif. This elixir alkalinizes and wakes up the body, saturates the system with vitamin C, and stimulates digestion. It's the perfect beverage to start the day with (after using an Ayurvedic tongue scraper, that is!).

In a mug, combine:

  • 1C boiling water
  • 1C room temperature water
  • 1/2 a lemon squeezed (or a whole lemon - I use a whole, it's up to your tastebuds)
  • 1Tbsp Bragg's apple cider vinegar (if this is too strong, start with 1tsp until you've adjusted)
  • Optional dash of cayenne pepper
  • Enjoy!

Garlic Ginger Chicken and Kale Salad

Gather this (serves 2):

  • 2 organic, pastured, certified humane, boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Garlic powder, ginger powder, pink himalayan salt, turmeric
  • Sprig of fresh rosemary
  • Whole lemon
  • Whole avocado
  • Bunch of organic dino kale
  • Half dozen early girl tomatoes (garden grown if possible - thanks to my Cool Daddy-O for these in the picture!)
  • Organic, cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil

 

Do this:

  • Bake chicken at 350 until cooked through
  • Rinse kale and chop into strips
  • Lightly wilt in 1Tbsp water
  • Discard water and drizzle the warm, wilted kale with 1/2 the fresh-squeezed lemon, 1Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, and top with the sliced tomatoes
  • Serve the chicken atop the kale salad and top with sliced avocado

Salmon and Roasted Cauliflower

Dinner is served!

Salmon…it's what's for dinner! My best friend, and fellow Holistic Nutritionist, puts it simply: "

Eating fatty fish (such as salmon or sardines) 2-3 times per week is the best way to boost your Omega 3’s. Omega 3’s are a special type of anti-inflammatory fat, that most people are deficient in.

Did you know that you can only get Omega 3’s from the diet? Unlike other nutrients that our body can make, we need dietary sources of Omega 3’s. 

You might have heard of Omega 3 or fish oil supplements to get this nutrient, but the best source is going to be your food." (Find her amazing salmon burger recipe here!).

This recipe of mine is simple. 

Gather:

  • 2 small heads or 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1.5Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • Turmeric, garlic powder, pink himalayan salt,  
  • Large filet *wild salmon 
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • Whole avocado
  • 2 lemons
  • Nutritional yeast, tahini, organic dijon mustard, coconut aminos or organic low sodium tamari

Do this:

  • Rinse and chop cauliflower into bite-sized florets
  • Melt coconut oil over low heat
  • Toss florets in oil and spices until evenly coated
  • Spread out on a  baking sheet and roast at 350 until tender and crispy

 

  • Bake salmon at 350 for 15 minutes or until cooked through

 

  • Rinse and chop romaine lettuce
  • Mix 1Tbsp nutritional yeast, 1Tbsp tahini, 1Tbsp coconut aminos or tamari, spices and 2Tbsp water together (or enough water to make the dressing pourable)
  • Dice avocado and toss it with lettuce in the dressing
  • Serve salmon atop the salad and serve the warm, roasted cauliflower on the side

 

  • ENJOY (the most important step ;) )