Turkey Chili

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So….if you heard that there were going to be more awesome recipes in the 21-day fix Extreme nutrition guide I am here to confirm its TRUE! Not only do these new, intense workouts ROCK but the meal plan is amazing!!! We’ve been trying recipes out all week and we have not been let down yet!

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The first dinner recipe we tried out was the Turkey Chili! I actually did 1.5x the recipe so I could freeze some for a quick dinner one night next week or whenever we need it!!! But even with freezing some – we had enough for 2 dinners and a lunch for both me and my hubs! I actually think tonight’s dinner tasted better since the flavors all had a chance to combine and settle in!!! My 20-month old was a HUGE fan too!!!

Turkey Chili

Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each

1/2 Green, 1 Red, 1/2 Yellow

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds raw 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (I used red and yellow and added extra!)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 1 (15-0z) cans black beans or pinto beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (15-0z) can all-natural diced tomatoes, no sugar added
  • 12 fresh cilantro sprigs, finely chopped (for garnish, optional)

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-heat.

2. Add turkey, onion, peppers and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink.

3. Add cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper; cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute

4. Add beans and tomatoes (with liquid). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened.

5. Serve warm, sprinkled with cilantro

Start to finish this took about an hour but while I was making it I also multitasked and cut up veggies for the week, cleaned and portioned out our berries and made our Mancakes for the next 2015-02-09 18.41.30day. Productive meal prep hour no doubt!!!

If you’re going to freeze this, like I did, cook fully, let cool, place in freezer bag. When ready to eat, pull from freezer and allow to thaw overnight. Cook in crockpot on low for 3-4 hours or on the stovetop until warmed through! ENJOY!!!!

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Chipotle Lime Greek Chicken

Ok this is going to sound like the most simple recipe out there but it really was so good I had to share!

I was working through my weekly Sunday Meal prepping and I went to make my typical lightly seasoned and baked chicken… (much too cold to grill – oh sweet summer time hurry up!!!) I usually just spritz the bottom on the pan and top of the chicken with a little olive oil, sea salt and maybe some garlic, that’s about it! Nothing to rave about but simple and it works for my family!

Well tonight I got creative! I had recently ordered some Wildtree Chipotle Lime Rub but I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it but when my hubby asked what was for dinner I wanted to respond with something new!

I went ahead and just rubbed a little onto the chicken and added 1-2 TBS of plain nonfat greek yogurt to the top of each one, baked and whaaalaaa! So juicy and full of flavor without being overpowering!!!

CHIPOTLE LIME GREEK CHICKEN

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1-2 TBS Wildtree Chipotle Lime Rub
  • 4 TBS of Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt (I used Oikos)

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
  • Sprinkle the seasoning and rub into each piece of chicken
  • Spread 1-2 TBS of yogurt onto each piece of chicken
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked thoroughly.

I paired this with some roasted broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and I baked them all together. Finished off with baked sweet potato (left over from last week’s meal prepping) and we had one delicious meal and some lunches ready for later in the week!

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21-day fix/Insanity Max:30 portion control meal plan:

Chicken – 1 red; Veggies – 1 Green; Sweet Potato – 1 Yellow

I hope you like it!

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