Clean Eating Chicken & Mushroom Quinoa

Phase 2 Friendly. (Makes approximately 11 cups) Ingredients: 2 cups dry quinoa 1 tbsp. garlic powder 4 cups chicken broth 14 oz. sliced crimini mushrooms 1/2 large, red onion 1 tbsp. coconut or extra virgin olive oil (I used coconut) 3 large, baked chicken breasts, cut into chunks 1 cup chopped, fresh, Italian (flat leaf) [...]

Clean Eating Southwestern Pita Pockets

Phase 2 Friendly. (Makes approximately 6 servings) Ingredients: 1 small red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 large red onion, chopped 8 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey meat 1 cup frozen, organic corn 1 tbsp. ground cumin 1 tbsp. chili powder Spring mix or lettuce Fresh chopped tomatoes [...]

Baked Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce

Phase 1 friendly. We love pairing this dish with kale salad, asparagus or wilted spinach in phase 1. Try with brown rice and scallions in phase 2. 2 lb skin on salmon fillets 1/4 c yellow mustard 1/4 c brown mustard 2 T reduced sodium soy sauce 2 T brandy 1 1/2 t dried dill [...]

Fresh Lemon, Basil Garlic Hummus

This “special” Hummus is phase 2 friendly. Regular hummus is not allowed until phase 3. Large handful of fresh basil leaves 1 clove garlic 1 T olive oil 1 T fresh lemon juice 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas drained, liquid reserved Pinch of salt Pinch freshly ground pepper 2 whole wheat pitas, cut into wedges [...]

Juicy, Cheesy Spinach Turkey Burgers

Phase 3 Friendly, omit the bun and it’s Phase 2 Friendly. 1 lb ground turkey breast or extra-lean ground meat 1/2 c crumbled reduced-fat feta 1/2 c chopped fresh spinach 1/2 t black pepper 1/2 t garlic salt or fresh garlic, minced 4 whole wheat burger buns 4 Tomato Slices Combine turkey, feta, spinach, pepper, [...]

Fiery Sweet Potato Chips

Phase 2 Friendly. 2 T olive oil 1 T hot sauce 1 t ground cumin 1 t paprika 1 sweet potato (8-10 oz), thinly sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine oil, hot sauce, cumin, and paprika. [...]

Crowd-Pleasing Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Chili

Make this in the fall for Sunday football. (The recipe is easily doubled for a crowd.) Start it early in the morning and your house will smell great by afternoon game time. Nobody ever suspects how healthy this chili really is. The pumpkin gives it a smooth texture and flavor even without any added fat [...]