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Meatball Recipe 360

Amazing Meatballs Recipe

Meatball Recipe

I called this recipe Amazing Meatballs because they were just that. We were actually testing a recipe called Best Baked Meatballs and we can’t argue.

We were shocked by how light and delicious they were. To go with the meatballs we made linguine noodles and garlic bread. Next time we are going get some french bread and provolone or fresh mozzarella and make sandwiches.

Cheese Mixture

In your first bowl combine:

1/2 Cup Fresh Ricotta
2 Tbls chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of ground fennel
1 tsp chili pepper flakes
2 tbls oregano
2 cloves of garlic minced
4 tbls of Parmesan cheese

meatball mix

In 2nd bowl:

2 lbs of ground beef 80/20
2 eggs
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp of salt

Preheat oven to 425 and grease your baking dish. After mixing both bowls separately, combine the two and mix gently together.

Meatballs

Roll your meatballs into desired size balls (ours were golf ball size), drizzle with a little olive oil. Place meatballs on baking sheet next to each other.

meatball sauce

Bake for 20 minutes then take out and drain extra fat. Spoon your favorite red sauce over each meatball and bake another 15 minutes.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

The original recipe came from Chop Happy.

Amazing Baked Meatball Recipe

Sriracha Cauliflower Bites  360

Sriracha Cauliflower Bites Recipe

Sriracha Cauliflower Bites

Sriracha Cauliflower Bites Recipe: One word that describes these spicy little nuggets…addicting. Seriously, we couldn’t stop eating them.

A friend recently posted a recipe for Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and I knew I need to try them. That recipe called for Franks Hot Sauce. My house is all about Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce.

Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 large head of cauliflower (break into florets)
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1 tbls. garlic powder
1/2 cup Sriracha Sauce
1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. You will need a large baking sheet. Even if you use a non-stick pan you should still lightly spray with cooking oil.

Batter

In a medium size bowl combine flour, garlic powder and water. Whisk until completely mixed together.

Place you florets in the flour mixture and coat thoroughly. Once coated place on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.

Cauliflower

In a small bowl combine the melted butter and Sriracha sauce together.

Sriracha Sauce

At the 20 minutes mark pour the hot sauce mixture over the cauliflower. I used a basting brush and brushed the hot sauce on. I did this so that I could make some that would be less spicy for my daughter. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Cauliflower Baked

These are crazy good! We served them with celery, blue cheese dressing and ranch dressing. We can’t wait to make them as an appetizer for when we have friends over.

We are looking for more cauliflower recipes. If you have a good one you think we should try please let us know in the comments below.

Sriracha Baked Cauliflower Weve Tried It

Baked Pesto Chicken 360

Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe

Baked Pesto Chicken

Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe: Looking for healthy meal options? Want to lower your carb intake? How about something to prep for lunches all week? Well we’ve tried a recipe that answers YES to all of the above.

Pesto Ingredients

Pesto Ingredients:

2 cups basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cloves garlic
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Zest and juice from half lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

In food processor combine basil, pine nuts and garlic. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Then add in your favorite olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in cheese. If you don’t have time to make pesto, store bought will do.

Pesto

6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, salt and ground black pepper for seasoning chicken. Trim off visible fat and tendons from chicken pieces, then cut each chicken breast lengthwise into 2 or 3 pieces.

Raw Chicken

Preheat oven to 375F.  Spray a 9″ x 12″ baking dish with non-stick spray, spread 1/2 cup basil pesto over the bottom of the dish. Lay chicken strips over the pesto, then spread 1/2 cup more basil pesto over the chicken.

Chicken with Pesto

Cover with aluminum foil and bake the chicken for 30-35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Serve hot.

Baked chicken and pesto

It may not look appealing but it tastes great and I will be making this recipe again. What should I make next? Leave me a comment below.

We found the original recipe at Kalyns Kitchen.

Baked Pesto Chicken Weve Tried It

Bulletproof-Coffee 360

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe and Review

Bulletproof Coffee

To make bulletproof coffee you will have to dedicate a little more time in the morning, but the pay off lasts the entire day. I prep by cutting butter for the week to save on time in the morning. Now I’ve read many articles that explain how this works and how to make it, and after trying just a few variations, for me, this process works the best:

1 cup of fresh French pressed coffee (Café Du Monde)

2 tablespoons of Kerrygold Irish Organic butter

2 tablespoons of MCT oil (pure coconut oil)

Bulletproof Coffee Weve Tried It

Throw these three in a blender and mix for 10 seconds and enjoy! That simple. It tastes like a frothy buttery latte. If you eat with your coffee in the morning, eat protein or it basically defeats the purpose. Not only is this a great pick-me-up that lasts the entire day without need for other cups of coffee, but it also is training your body to burn fat rather than carbs. So eating carbs with it is NOT recommended. The fine tuned recipe gives you the caffeine high with out the jitters and without the crash. Just a slow come down about 10-12 hours after consuming. Now the MCT oil may increase bowel movements, so you might want to start out at 1 tablespoon. I think that just depends on an individuals body. I have no problem with 2 tablespoons.

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

I buy the MCT Oil at Whole foods for $25 a bottle, it is also available on Amazon. Kerrygold Organic Irish Butter is easy to locate but I find it to be cheapest at Costco. Café Du Monde can be found virtually anywhere. Cheaper at a big name grocery store. If you give it a try, let me know how it goes and what you think of the taste. Enjoy!

Stuffed Peppers Weve Tried It 360

Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Peppers Weve Tried It

Stuffed peppers…the healthy way. I found this Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers recipe on Skinny Taste blog, doubled it and added a few of my own touches. Delicious.

Stuffing Ingredients:

1 lb 99% lean ground turkey
1 1/2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 hot pickled Serrano pepper, chopped (or jalapeno) more to taste
2 large diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small chopped onion
4 tbsp chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp cumin
kosher salt to taste

Peppers:

6 red bell peppers
2/3 cup reduced sodium, fat free chicken broth
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Sargento Monterey Jack cheese
2 tbsp chopped scallions, for garnish

Stuffed Peppers Ingredients

Directions:

In skillet, brown the turkey and season with salt. When browned, add onion, garlic, black beans, cilantro, Serrano pepper, diced tomatoes, cumin, oregano and chili flakes. Mix well and simmer on low, covered for 20 minutes.

Ground Turkey Stuffed Pepper prep

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean out the peppers, removing seeds and stem. Cut a small amount of the bottom of the pepper so that it will stand straight on baking sheet. Fill each pepper with turkey mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil.

Stuffed Peppers

Bake 45-50 minutes, or until the peppers become soft. Remove foil, top each with 1 1/2 tsp of cheese and bake uncovered for 5 minutes.

Next time I make this recipe I plan on adding tomato sauce and maybe switch up a few of the ingredients. I really enjoyed it!

The Serving Size is for if you were to cut the peppers in half. We left them whole because this was our full meal with no extra sides. Serving Size: 1/2 pepper, Calories: 160, Fat: 3 g, Carbs: 19 g, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 15.5 g, Sugar: 1 g, Sodium: 119 (without salt).

Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers Weve Tried It

 

Banana Oatmeal Cookies Weve Tried It

Banana Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Banana Oatmeal Cookies Weve Tried It

This banana oatmeal cookie recipe tastes too good to be healthy, but it is. Using only 4 ingredients makes for a quick and easy healthy treat.

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup Quick or Instant Oats
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Drop a spoonful of dough onto your cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Cookie Ingredients

Baking Cookies

The recipe we found didn’t call for putting them in the refrigerator, but we put them in and think they taste better cold.

I would say that eating one is all you need. The sweetness from the banana and dark chocolate really feels like you are indulging.

Our batch made 20 cookies.

Turkey Chili Recipe

Crock Pot Turkey Chili Recipe

Turkey Chili Recipe

Crock Pot Turkey Chili Recipe: The house smelled amazing! My family could hardly wait to try the slow cooked chili for dinner last night.

I was thrilled because this recipe is a healthy option for everyone and makes enough for us to be able to freeze a couple of meals and enjoy later.

Ingredients:

2 lbs. ground turkey
3 cloves of garlic crushed
1 large onion diced
4 stalks celery chopped
3 large bell peppers chopped (red or green)
14 oz red kidney beans drained and rinsed
14 oz white beans drained and rinsed
28 oz crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
olive oil

Turkey Chili Ingredients

Directions:

Cook ground turkey in large skillet, once cooked all the way through drain and transfer into crock pot. Lightly coat skillet with olive oil and sauté the garlic, onion, celery and peppers for around 5 minutes, then transfer to crock pot.

Chopped Veggies

Add remaining ingredients to crock pot, stir until completely mixed and cover for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. Feeds 10-12 servings.

Garnish with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Ribeye Salad Weve Tried It

Ribeye Steak Salad Recipe

Ribeye Salad Weve Tried It

When it comes to steaks, a nice thick ribeye would be my steak of choice. Words can’t express how delicious and satisfying this salad was.

Ingredients:

Large Bag of Fresh Spinach
2 Ripe Avocados (slice into thin strips)
1 Small Red Onion (thinly sliced)
1 Container of Cherry Tomatoes (quartered)
Crumble Blue Cheese
1 Small Bag Frozen Sweet Corn
2 Ribeye Steaks

Salad Ingredients

You will need two cast iron skillets. In the first skillet turn heat to medium high. Pour your frozen sweet corn in a small bowl and lightly coat with grape seed oil and sea salt. Once you cast iron pan is hot pour in corn. Let it cook through and get golden to get that roasting effect. If it was summer we would put a couple cobs of corn right on the grill to roast.

Sweet Corn

In second cast iron skillet turn on high heat to get the pan very hot. Lightly coat your ribeyes with grape seed oil and seasonings and place in hot skillet. We seared our steaks for 3 minutes on each side and then took them out of the pan to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. We enjoy medium-rare.

Slice avocados, red onions and cherry tomatoes. Wash and dry your spinach leaves. Go ahead and get your plates set-up. Layer whatever way you want. You can get them assembled and add your steak once done.

We used crumbled blue cheese for our dressing. If you wish to use a dressing you will only need to drizzle a small amount, this salad is packed with big flavors.

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did. Very satisfying – eating healthy is fun!

This recipe feeds 4 people.

Baked Salmon with Vegetables

Baked Salmon with Vegetables Recipe

Baked Salmon with Vegetables

Baked Salmon with Vegetables: Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring and bland. Just take a look at this delicious entree. It was easy to make and a hit with my family.

With the salmon and vegetables this dish is a full meal all by itself. You could always dress it up with a dill sauce and lemon slices.

Ingredients:
1 lb of salmon
1 zucchini
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1/4 cup diced onion
1 clove grated garlic
Salt
Pepper
Olive Oil
Cooking Spray

Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.

Remove the skin from salmon, salt and pepper to taste and then place on prepared baking sheet.

Salmon with Vegetables

Dice up vegetables and garlic, place in bowl and drizzle lightly with olive oil tossing to coat. Cover salmon with veggie mixture and place any remaining on pan for baking. Bake for 22 minutes, remove from oven and enjoy!

Salmon

Is your family working on healthy eating? Let us know what changes you are making this year.

Mason Jar Salads Weve Tried It

Mason Jar Salad Recipe

Mason Jar Salads Weve Tried It

The New Year is upon us and two of the top 10 resolutions are to eat healthier and save money. With these mason jar salads you can do both.

The average chef salad at a restaurant costs around $10.50. You can make these salads for about $3.00, if you eat salads daily that is a savings of around $37.50 for a week. You could save $1950.00 in a year. OK, maybe it is a little unrealistic to say you will make a salad everyday for a year, but you can see how this really is a healthy and thrifty option for lunch.

It took us about a half hour to wash and chop our vegetables and put together salads for a week. The salads will stay fresh and crisp for the entire week.

The trick with mason jar salads is how you pack them. Also using a glass mason jar will keep your salad much fresher then if you use a plastic container. The seal on the jar helps to keep them fresher longer.

Layer 1: Is your dressing. You can use your favorite flavor. We did not need to transport our salads so we did not have a layer of dressing in our jars, but be assured your salad will be crisp and fresh using dressing.

Layer 2: This layer is your vegetables. You want to choose vegetables that will hold up to sitting in the dressing. Good choices are carrots, peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

Layer 3: This is for your protein and cheese. Use your favorite lunch meat. We chose ham and bacon, because everything is better with bacon, along with shredded cheddar cheese. This layer is really about what kind of salad you will enjoy.

Layer 4: The lettuce or spinach. Putting the greens on tops ensures your salad will still be crisp and fresh at the end of the week.

Put your tops on the jars, seal tight and your salads are ready to enjoy.

If you are bringing the salads to work with you, make sure you bring a bowl with you to pour your salad into.  Eating directly from the jar is a little difficult and your coworkers will definitely be impressed when they see how beautiful your salad looks.

Do you have a healthy meal recipe you think we should try? Comment below we love trying out new things.