Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

16 oz. Lean Ground Turkey

1 Large Egg

1 Large Spaghetti Squash

1/4 Cup Parmesean Cheese

1/2 Cup Zucchini, shredded

1/2 Cup Carrot, shredded

1/2 Cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

1 Tbsp Basil

1 Tbsp Parsley

2-3 Garlic cloves, minced

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. In a medium bowl, delicately combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, cheese, carrot, zucchini, basil, parsley and garlic.  Fold ingredients using hands; avoid over-mixing as meatballs may become tough.

3. Pour 1 cup spaghetti sauce int0 a medium sized baking dish.

4. Roll meatballs into about 1″ thick balls, and place evenly throughout baking dish.

5. Bake until meatball temperature is 165 degrees.

6. Combine Spaghetti squash, remaining sauce and meatballs and serve!  Delish!

2 Cups homemade marinara

Spaghetti Squash Preparation

Pierce squash several times with a knife and microwave for five minutes

Season with black pepper and olive or coconut oil to taste and bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until soft.

View below video tutorial how to perfectly core the squash to appear like spaghetti.

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Avocado Pesto Chicken Pasta

For our members that are allergic to pine nuts, we substitute walnuts in this recipe!  Also, to boost our healthy fats, we add avocado to the pesto sauce!

Pesto Sauce Recipe

Blend together in a food processor or blender until fine:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 C. Walnuts
  • 1 C. Basil
  • 1 C. Spinach
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • Sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Add:

  • 2 diced chicken breasts
  • 1 C. Cherry tomatoes as garnish

Dice chicken into cubes, brown in pan. Add pesto and 2 Cups cherry tomatoes. Add your favorite sauteed “noodle”.  We recommend spiralized zucchini “noodles” or Edamame pasta!

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Healthy Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

Ingredients for at least 5 servings:

2 lb chicken breast (measured raw)

1/4 cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or coconut aminos, or low sodium soy sauce)

1/3 cup rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp red pepper garlic sauce

1/4 cup organic, raw honey or agave

1 tbsp orange zest or shaved fresh orange peel juice from 3 clementines

1 tbsp tapioca starch (or arrowroot starch) sesame seeds, green onions spray coconut oil

Steps:

In a bowl, mix Bragg’s, rice vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, honey, red pepper sauce and tapioca starch. Set aside.

Chop chicken into small pieces. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and spray with coconut oil. Add the chicken and cook until it is about 90% finished.

Pour in the orange sauce and stir quickly. Reduce the heat, allow the sauce to thicken and continue stirring. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve with brown rice or quinoa.

Recipe modified from the original to cut down on sugar and fit into your macronutrient guide.

Orange Chicken

http://fitmencook.com/healthy-orange-sesame-chicken/

Overnight Oats

I’m a simple guy.  Really simple.

I generally pick a few ingredients and make it into a meal, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  That particular strategy is beneficial to weight management and fueling the body for performance…  Most of the time.

Until I get tired of eating same things, all the time!

Because of PrepWars, I’ve learned how to have some fun with meal prep, and the following recipes are just the trick to change up my routine.  Follow @fitlifechampions on Facebook and Learn to Meal Prep on Instagram to learn how to make overnight oatmeal work for you and your busy week ahead!

Please check out these recipes for some fun variations on overnight oatmeal!  Remember to use almond or coconut milk instead of dairy for optimal health and performance through your busy week!

Overnight oatmeal recipes to save you time!

 

Fast and Easy Egg Cups

The purpose of meal prep ahead of your busy week is to save you time AND money.  Adding this fast meal prep recipe will save you boatloads of each!  Once your ingredients are prepped, diced, sliced, mixed and placed in the oven, you are free to grill or saute your other meals for the upcoming week.

Egg Cups

To save time and money, prepare your breakfasts ahead of your busy week!

This simple to make meal-prep breakfast is a great way to make your morning routine quick and healthy!

Items needed:

  • 6 section (minimum) muffin tin, non-stick
  • 1 quart egg whites
  • 6 pack of eggs
  • Diced vegetables of your choice (peppers, onions, brussel sprouts, zucchini, etc.)
  • Spinach sliced
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper

 

Instructions:

  • If not a non-stick pan, lightly grease tin with coconut oil.
  • Dice your choice of vegetables to smaller than bite-size portions
  • Divide veggies equally between each section of the muffin tin.
  • Crack one egg into each section of the muffin tin.
  • Pour the equivalent of two egg whites into each section of the muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle spinach over top of each section, crack black pepper and crushed red pepper to taste.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or to desired consistency.  Eggs should be firm once fully cooked.
  • Remove from oven and quickly remove eggs, add your choice of protein (1/8 c.) and portion into containers for grab n go meals in the morning!

Egg Cups Finished