It was a perfect day for soup today! Lazy Sunday (although I did my taxes & that made my brain hurt), chilly out with snow mixed in the rain a bit…
We LOVE the 21 Day Fix program and this is a recipe I found & modified that is 21 Day Fix approved! The 21 Day Fix is all about clean eating, balanced macros and portion control…all things I teach health coaching clients and guidelines we live by.
So here you go…I hope you try it, it really is delicious!
INGREDIENTS (serves 8)
5 garlic cloves , minced
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil finely chopped
2 quarts organic chicken broth
2lbs grass fed ground beef (or turkey)
14 oz diced tomatoes
14 oz tomato sauce
2 cups spinach leaves
1 package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (for the topping)
Brown the meat in a large skillet. Add onions and garlic in the same skillet and cook until tender. Season with a little italian seasoning, salt and pepper
Add all the ingredients except the tortellini & Parmesan cheese to crock pot Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or all day.
Right before you’re ready to eat, cook the tortellini according to package instructions. Then add to the soup.
Dish soup out and add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to the top. Serve hot 🔥1 cup = 1 serving
21 Day Fix containers: 1 Green 1 Yellow 1/2 Red 1 Blue
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EASY & refreshing! I’ve so far only had this with Quinoa & Black Bean chips (thank you Trader Joe’s!). However, I can think of a bunch of different recipes to use it in right off the bat…mmmmmmm…drooling over here just thinking about it 🙂
4 kiwis, peeled & diced
1/4 onion, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 roma tomato, diced
juice squeezed from 1/2 fresh lime
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
That’s it! Mix all the ingredients and dive in! Not only scrumptious but…isn’t it beautiful?!
One of the cool things about this salad is that Quinoa is actually a complete protein. This tasty grain weighs in with about 8 g of protein and 5 g of fiber per serving. And it’s one of the only non-animal sources of food that is a complete protein.
This salad is pretty easy if you don’t mind a bunch of chopping and a great side to have throughout the week 🙂 I LOVE the flavor! Who says healthy has to be bland?!
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 tomato, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
15 Kalamata olives, chopped
Juice of one lemon
2 tsp cumin
Ground pepper to taste
1 Tbsp garlic powder
Cook quinoa according to directions
Add all ingredients in a medium salad and mix gently.
Serving size: 1 cup
21 Day Fix: 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 blue
Fish Tacos and Fish n’ Chips….two of my favorite things! Fish Tacos are far easier to make “clean” than Fish n’ Chips. I’ll have to figure that one out! For now, it’s one of my favorite “treats” when I go out to eat.
I do have to get snobby about the fish for a sec. Tilapia is a go-to for a lot of people for white fish. It’s good…I like it. HOWEVER, it’s not worth it if you care at all about Omega 3 (which you should!!). Read this article for more info (there are other reasons it’s not the best pick, but this is the #1 for me). Just know that Salmon has about 10x more Omega 3!
Alrighty. So here’s the super easy recipe! You can add things like avocado, plain Greek yogurt… this just happens to be what I had on hand:
1- 5 oz Cod fillet
Lime juice, to taste
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh cilantro
Ground black pepper, to taste
2 small corn tortillas
Place fish in small pan, squeeze lime juice over it along with minced garlic and cilantro. Cook fish on stove top on medium for 8-10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily. If you desire, add a small amount of olive oil. I didn’t need any. Season with pepper to taste.
Heat corn tortillas in large pan on med-high just until browned. I did spray a small amount of olive oil in the pan.
Flake fish and put in tortilla along with cabbage and salsa.
1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1/2 Green, 1/4 Purple (depending on how much salsa you use)