Easy Lunch & Dinner Recipes

Asian Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce

  • 5 tsp rice vinegar, distilled

  • 3 1/2 tsp sesame oil, divided

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • 1 lb ground turkey 

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced

  • 2 tsp soy sauce, less sodium or Bragg's Aminos

  • Rice bran oil or 1 spray cooking oil

  • 12 large Boston lettuce leaves, washed and patted dry

  • 1 small cucumber, cut into matchsticks* (optional)

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped* (optional)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together fish sauce, 3 tsp of rice vinegar, 1/2 tsp of sesame oil and red pepper flakes for the dressing; set aside at room temperature.

  • In a large bowl, stir together turkey, garlic, ginger, 3 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp rice vinegar and soy sauce. Form mixture into 24 (2") meatballs. I find if I use a teaspoon to scoop the meat mixture it makes the right size. 

  • Lightly coat a skillet with rice bran oil and heat to medium-high. Add meatballs in two batches to cook, turning often until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes each batch.

  •  Lay 3 lettuce leaves on each plate. Place 2 meatballs on top of each lettuce leaf. (Option: Top with chopped cucumber and mint leaves.) Drizzle with dressing or dip in a separate small bowl for each person.

  • Serve and Enjoy! Makes 4 servings, 6 meatballs.

Chicken Zoodle Soup

Ingredients

  • Zucchini

  • Carrots

  • Parsley

  • Chicken or vegetable broth

 

Instructions

  • Spiralize zucchini

  • Cut carrots into strips

  • Chop fresh parsley

  • Add spiralized zucchini, strips of carrot & fresh parsley to (preferably home made) chicken or vegetable broth. It's that easy to nourish yourself!

 

Quick & Easy Quinoa Dinner

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can chopped hearts of palm

  • 1 can great northern beans

  • 1 small tomato, cubed

  • 1/2 onion finely chopped 

  • 1/2 zucchini, small cubes

  • Leftover marinated flank steak

 

Dressing: 1 small garlic clove, minced, red wine vinegar, olive oil, fine ground pepper and A. Vogel Herbamare salt blend.

 

Other options include finely chopped celery, chopped cucumber, fresh spinach... the possibilities are endless, so let loose and make it your own!

Yummy Asian Cabbage Salad with Grilled Shrimp

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb raw shrimp

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 2.5 cups romaine lettuce

  • 1 cup purple cabbage, thinly shredded

  • 2 large carrots, sliced thin

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup cashews

  • 1/2 avocado, cut into cubes

  • Himalayan sea salt & pepper, to taste

 

Directions

  1. Shred and slice the cabbage and carrots then put in a large bowl with the romaine lettuce. 

  2. Add the cilantro, mint, and cashews to the salad mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and squeeze lime juice over the mix. Toss to make sure everything is evenly coated. 

  3. Heat toasted sesame oil over medium heat in a grill pan. Add shrimp, season each side to taste. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, or just until pink. Remove from heat and add to the bowl of salad. 

  4. Add dressing of choice and toss the salad again. 

  5. Serve and enjoy! 

Chicken with Chunky Vegetables 

Ingredients

  • Leftover chicken

  • Veggie chunks (carrots, onions, &  

        kale, be creative!)

  • 64 oz of organic chicken broth

  • Himalayan sea salt

Instructions
  • Put leftover chicken in crock pot.

  • Add chunks of veggies and chicken broth

  • Season as desired or simply Himalayan sea salt.

  • Set on Low for 8+ hours in morning. 

  • Enjoy a nourishing soup when you get home!

 

Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. plain unsweetened unflavored

       cashew milk

  • 1 T. Instant Tapioca

  • 1 T. Nutritional Yeast

  • 1 t. fresh minced garlic

  • 1/2 t. any oil, I used safflower oil

  • 1/4 t. salt

  • 1/4 t. onion powder

  • additional 1/4 c. cashew milk

 

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 c. plain cashew milk and add 1 T. instant tapioca.

  • Bring to a boil, stirring tapioca, and let sauce boil for several minutes.  

  • Remove from heat, let cool down.

  • Add additional 1/4 c. cashew milk, then add Nutritional Yeast, minced garlic, onion powder, 

  • oil and salt.  

  • Stir that into the tapioca mixture.

  • Enjoy over gluten free pasta or vegetables. 

 

Pictured are gluten-free elbow shells with English peas and a thinly sliced organic kale leaf. It was so good I ate it with a spoon!

Crustless Quiche

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs, beaten

  • 1 large organic zucchini, shredded

  • 1 sweet onion, shredded

  • 1 1/2 t. 21 Season Salute Trader Joe’s

  • 1/2 t. garlic powder

  • 2 shakes fine ground pepper

  • 2 shakes Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 t sea salt (optional)

  • Spinach leaves to decorate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Strain zucchini and onion in cheese cloth or paper towels, mix together.

  3. Grease pan with pastured butter. Blend eggs and add seasonings. Add zucchini and onion to eggs and food into eggs.

  4. Bake for 45 minutes until edges are brown.

  5. Let cool, and enjoy!

 

Any veggies may be used, make it your own!

 
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