HEALTH WITH JESSICA

Quinoa Taco Casserole 

We were looking for a tasty, healthy recipe and I stumbled upon a 21 day fix friendly taco bake recipe and am happy to report…it’s delish! 


Here’s my modified version:

Preheat oven to 350F

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 c. Quinoa, cook according to package
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey, or beef (we used grass fed beef)
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper, finely chopped 
  • 1/4 cup onion, finally chopped
  • taco seasoning (1 packet)
  • 16 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 & 1/3 cups shredded cheese 

DIRECTIONS

Cook the quinoa & set aside.  Brown the meat, adding seasoning per seasoning directions. Add the chopped veggies & tomato sauce to the mixture. Bring to low boil then simmer for a few minutes. Add cooked quinoa & 1 cup of the cheese mix and spread in a 9×13 pan. Top with remaining 1/3 cup of cheese, cover with foil and cook for 20 min. Remove foil and cook another 10 min. 

Let cool in pan for several min. before serving. 

21 Day Fix containers (1/4 pan = 1 serving)

  • 1 yellow
  • 1 red
  • 1/2 green
  • 1 blue

We loved this! Next time we’ll double or triple the recipe and freeze some! Perfect with a salad on the side!

Banana Coconut Overnight Oats

Hmmmmmm.  These things have intrigued me and kinda scared me all at the same time for quite awhile now!! But, don’t knock it til you try it, right?  I’m the kind of person who HAS to try something for myself before I decide anything about it.  It’s good to hear other opinions…but…

So.  I decided tonight’s the night 🙂  Although, I had to find a recipe that really appealed to me (and that I already had ingredients for!).  I basically took some from here and some from there and made this one up.  A lot of them called for either chia seeds or flax seeds and I used neither this time around.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

Mix all ingredients in small bowl then transfer to a medium sized (abt 16 oz) mason jar.  Screw lid on tight and place in fridge overnight!

Ok…I’ll be trying this in the morn..but I hear you can have them cold or warmed up (or at room temp…ew) and garnish them with other fruits (I might drizzle some peanut butter over mine!) 🙂

I’ll let you know my verdict in the morning…you let me know what your favorite recipes are if you’ve tried this!!

XOXO,
JESS <3

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