5 sweet Italian chicken sausages
1 Bunch of celery
Two cans white northern beans
5 garlic cloves minced
1 bunch of fresh basil
Two cups chopped spinach
2 cups chopped carrots
1 package orzo
3 cartons of chicken broth
Italian seasonings: oregano, thyme, basil, garlic powder salt and pepper to liking
Bake the Italian sausage in the oven. Chop up spinach, basil, celery, carrots, garlic. You could use a crock pot and let cook on high for a few hours or cook on stove top. I had to cook on stove top because I broke my crock pot recently. So on stove top pore the chicken broth in a pot and place all of the chopped up veggies and cook on high. Once it starts to come to a boil ad the orzo. The orzo will soak up a lot of the chicken broth. Let boil for about 10 minutes or until orzo is soft. When the sausages are fully cooked cut into small pieces and place in the soup. Then add all of the seasonings let simmer for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Pre Heat Oven to 350 degrees
6 large avocados
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 can Black beans
1 bunch of green onions chopped
1 garlic clove
In a blender:
1/2 cup olive oil
1 lime squeezed
1 garlic clove
1 garlic clove
A tablespoon cilantro
Seasoning: salt pepper, a southwest or fajita seasoning is good to add for more flavor. Blend all together to create a mixture for the stuffing.
Directions: Cut avocados in half and take the pit out. In a bowl add the chopped onion, chopped red bell pepper, black beans and green onions. Then add the sauce and mix all together. Put stuffing into avocados and add grated manchego cheese to top of avocado. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Enjoy! Optional: Tabasco sauce on top.
2 lbs chicken Breast
1 package of Goat cheese
Half a jar of sun dried tomatoes
10 slices of nitrite and nitrate free Canadian bacon chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup white cooking wine
Basil, oregano, salt and pepper
Butterfly chicken breast and cut small slits down the middle of each chicken breast. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. On stove top ad the coconut oil and brown chicken breast on each side on high then bring stove down to medium heat add white wine and let cook all the way through.
In a separate pan ad two tablespoons coconut oil, goat cheese, chopped sun dried tomatoes, chopped Canadian bacon and seasoning. Cook on medium heat stirring the whole time until it melts the goat cheese.
Then fill the goat cheese sauce into the slits on the chicken breast. Or just pour it all over the chicken. Enjoy!
Ad the coconut oil, onion, and garlic to stove top and saute. I had left over chicken breast that I chopped up. I added that to the saute and then added all of the pasta noodles and on medium heat cook for about 5 minutes or until noodles are soft. Once noodles have softened I try to drain some of the water. I then add the coconut cream, cherry tomatoes, bacon and seasonings. Let simmer for another 5 minutes. Shredded manchego cheese is great on top!
This is such an easy healthy alternative for a quick lunch on the go as long as you have the ingredients at hand. Recently I have gone completely gluten and dairy free so we have had to become creative.
You will need a mason jar with a lid.
At the bottom I put the dressing I made. I blended an Avacado, 4 tablespoons olive oil, one line squeezed, handful cilantro, slice of jalapeno (optional), one garlic clove and added salt and pepper. Then once it's blended you can add more olive oil and keep blending until you get the consistency you like.
Here's the rest of ingredients in order in this jar:
Chicken breast chopped up
Chopped up bell pepper
Chopped up carrot
Then you put lid on and put in the fridge.
When ready to eat you shake it all up in jar and can pour onto a plate or eat out of jar.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mash all the bananas in a bowl until there is no clumps. Add the flour and baking powder and mix together. Then add all the other ingredients and mix together. You can do either walnuts or pecans in place of the chia seeds.
Put in cupcake holders and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Put your crock pot on high.
Chop cheeses into cubes put in crock pot.
Chop up the artichoke hearts and put in crock pot.
Mash the avacado and put in crock pot.
Add the rest of the ingredients and let cook for about 1-2 hours on high checking periodically. Once stuff starts to melt start mixing it and get it to a consistency that you like. Once it's hot enjoy with gluten free chips!
Preheat oven to 375
Cut the spaghetti squash in half down the middle then in half again making four pieces. Before placing on baking sheet remove all the seeds.
Then lay them on a flat baking sheet facing down and cook in oven for about 35-40 minutes. (If you over cook the noodles get really soggy)
You can tell the spaghetti squash is ready when the edges look a little brown and the spaghetti squash is soft.
You either need to wait till the spaghetti squash cools or I use an oven mit to hold the spaghetti squash and take a fork to start shredding the noodles. Pic below shows how the spaghetti squash comes out in a noodle form. Once I've shredded them I use just like noodles and have done several pasta recipes with it. CLICK HERE for my spaghetti recipe.
Cook your spaghetti squash. For directions on how to cook spaghetti squash : CLICK HERE
On stove top cook sausage first if its in a casing cut the sausage out of casing and cook on stove top and break it up. Once cooked ad the beef and cook until all cooked through. In a bigger pot sauté garlic and onion then add the beef and sausage, tomato sauce, tomatoes and seasonings and let simmer. Then once spaghetti squash is cooked, shred into a bowl add the sauce and mix all together. It's that easy!
Optional for the cheese lover: shredded manchego cheese. I've also added a sheep milk feta in the sauce before .
Sauté the onions and garlic for about 2 minutes on medium heat then add the pancetta and cook until pancetta is cooked through about 5 minutes.
Then ad the chicken to the pan ( if chicken breast is really thick I usually butterfly it).
Turn the heat to high and brown both sides of the chicken. Then bring down to medium heat ad white wine or more oil if needed and cook until chicken is cooked through about 15 minutes. Last 5 min add the butter to melt and mix in. Enjoy!
Lisia, as you may have guessed is Dr. Austin's wife, she runs the Sanford kitchen and is responsible for keeping Dr. Austin healthy. Lisia is a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer. She owned and operated one of the best gym's in Dallas. She gives presentations on anti-aging, raising healthy families, making healthy shopping decisions, and gives cooking classes. She has studied at the Clayton College of Natural Health and is currently studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Check here for recipe ideas, natural beauty tips, Lisia's favorite products, natural treatments and remedies for your family.
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