At the beginning of 2017, I decided I was going to do a lot more cooking. I also chose to make that cooking mostly Paleo and healthy. Not much beats cooking with fresh and healthy ingredients.
So, you can imagine my excitement when Jennie-O brought me on as one of their 2017 bloggers! My first shipment of product was their Ground Turkey Breast (pictured above). Ground turkey is one of my favorite meats to cook with. You can find all sorts of turkey recipes on my Recipes Page.
To keep in line with my healthy cooking and eating goals, I used the Jennie-O Ground Turkey Breast to make this new recipe - a delicious meat and veggie skillet. My husband and I both agreed that this might become a week night staple for us, and it makes for great leftovers too!
If you are interested in cooking a healthy recipe, give this easy skillet dish a try!
1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
2. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until the onions are soft
3. Add the ground turkey, garlic, and spices and cook for 15- 20 minutes, or until the meat is completely cooked through and no longer pink,
4. If needed, set some of the meat aside in a bowl to make room for the brussels sprouts.
5. Melt the remaining coconut oil in the skillet and add the brussels sprouts and bell pepper. Stir-fry for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
6. Add the meat back into the pan - here is where you would add cooked cauliflower rice or regular rice if you choose - and mix well before serving.
Chili is one of those dishes that you could make 6 different ways and still call it chili. I feel like everyone has their own little spin on making chili. I have made chili several different ways in the past, but this might just be my favorite way. It has a delicious, smoky flavor to it that Josh and I really loved. Give this Paleo version of chili a try, and let me know what you think!
1. Cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy, set aside.
2. Sauté the onion, peppers, and garlic in the leftover bacon grease.
3. Add the ground beef to the pan, and cook until no longer pink.
4. Place the beef mixture and bacon in the crockpot.
5. Add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot and mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Do not add the garnish ingredients.
6. Cook in the crockpot on low for 6 hours.
7. Serve the chili in a bowl with a scoop of coconut cream on top and sprinkled with fresh cilantro.
Sending a short and sweet workout your way today. This workout is for one of those days when you need to get moving, and you need to get your workout in during a crazy day. Buckle down and get it done!
My husband and I are big soup lovers, so as soon as Texas had a cooler day, I was determined to whip up a healthy soup for us. Not only is this soup healthy, but it is also Paleo. I will admit I was skeptical at first, but using coconut milk adds the delicious creaminess we crave and love in broccoli soup!
1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon, set aside.
2. Sauté the onion in the leftover bacon grease and melted butter, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the garlic, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
4. Pour the chicken broth into the pan, and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli and stir.
5. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes - or until the broccoli has softened.
6. Add the coconut milk, season with salt and pepper.
7. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it is smooth.
Note: You can also make this soup in the crockpot!
When Tobi.com contacted me and asked me to do a collaboration with them, I was so excited. Then, when I received the dresses to include in my style post, I was even more excited. I love working with brands and companies that I already use and/or shop at. Tobi.com is one of those. I have made many purchases from Tobi.com in the past, so it was definitely a cool experience for me to do a collab with them.
They sent me 3 different dresses, so I am showing you today how I styled them or plan to style them.
The best thing about this dress is the versatility. Dress it up or dress it down, depending on the weather and the event. The Sunday's Loving Shift Dress is the easiest thing to throw on and go. Features stretchy knit fabric and a baby doll cut with shirring. Pair it with slip on sandals or peep toe booties from day to night.
Off the shoulder necklines are in! During Summer wear this dress with just slip on sandals or casual booties - and during the colder months pair with some leggings and higher heeled booties for a more bold look.
The Wonderful Babydoll Dress features a mesh neckline and low back with tear drop arm holes. Easy and flowy body - with pockets! Pair with flat sandals for an effortless look. I would style this for a dressier occasion by pairing it with some pumps and a clutch for a night out!
The best part of this post is that I get to tell you that all 3 of these dresses are currently on sale - but hurry - they won't last long! Please use the links provided and happy shopping!
Disclosure: Tobi.com provided me with free product for review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have been feeling a little under the weather the last few days due to a head cold, so my workouts have been very low intensity, such as body weight movements, circuits at a slower pace, and lots of walking my dog. I am itching to get a good sweat on so I am going to have a go at this workout today. It might not be pretty, and it might not be fast, but that's ok. Every single workout isn't going to be your best performance, and it can be difficult to remember that it is ok! What matters is that you are moving and enjoying yourself - and now that I am starting to feel a little better I am excited to crush this workout today - who is with me?!
If you follow me on Snapchat (clv18) then you might have saw this impromtu recipe go down last week. After dinner, Josh said he has had a "hankering" for chocolate chip cookies lately. So, what baby wants, baby gets haha! I had all of the ingredients on hand to make this Paleo version of chocolate chunk cookies. We whipped them up together in less than 30 minutes. It didn't take us 30 minutes to eat them though.. just kidding.. maybe. :)
They were SO delicious, and definitely kicked a craving in healthier way. I will even go as far to say that I liked these better than some other chocolate chip cookies I have had before. Give the recipe a try and see for yourself!
Note: You can use dairy free chocolate bars
Recipe from Ambitious Kitchen
Talk about a leg workout! This had my hammys and quads burning before the workout was even complete. You can make the deadlifts and the ball slams as heavy or as light as you want - totally up to you. I recommend going lighter on the dedlifts since it is high reps, and meant to be a speedy workout as you work through the movements. You could also use dumbbells for the deadlifts insted of a barbell - and whatever kind of medicine ball you have that you can slam it down and pick it back up will work just fine!
Be sure to keep your form and technique correct, and move through this as fast as possible. Put 12 minutes on the timer and do as many rounds as possible in the 12 miniutes. One round is equivalent to the list outlined above.