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December 2, 2015

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

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There’s nothing better than coming home to the smell of a delicious dinner that’s been slowly cooking all day, especially when you don’t have to toil away in the kitchen for hours to make it! Throw all the ingredients for these turkey meatballs into a crock pot in the morning, set the timer, and indulge in a warm, hearty meal that night.

Total Time: 6 hrs. 22 min.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: 6 hrs. 2 min.
Yield: 6 servings, 3 meatballs each

Ingredients:
1 lb. raw 93% lean ground turkey
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ cup whole grain Japanese-style breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (28-oz.) can whole tomatoes, crushed
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves

Preparation:

  1. Combine turkey, ¼ tsp. salt, pepper, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, and cheese in a large bowl; mix well with clean hands.
  2. Roll mixture into eighteen 1½-inch meatballs. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
    Add half of meatballs; cook, turning occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until meatballs are browned on each side. Place browned meatballs in a 3-quart slow cooker.
  4. Repeat with the remaining meatballs. Set aside.
  5. Add onion to same skillet; cook, over medium-high heat, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  6. Top meatballs with cooked onion, tomatoes, oregano, and remaining ¼ tsp. salt; cook, covered, on low temperature for 5 to 6 hours, stirring once or twice.

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November 30, 2015

Holiday Spice Oatmeal

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Spices go a long way in transforming a recipe. In this recipe for Holiday Spice Oatmeal, we used ginger, cloves, and cinnamon to infuse simple oats with those classic holiday flavors. It’s sure to warm you up on a chilly winter morning.

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about ½ cup each

Ingredients:
2 cups water
¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. ground turmeric (optional)
1 tsp. raw honey (optional)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Preparation:

  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add oats; cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and turmeric (if desired); mix well. Let oatmeal stand 1 minute beforeserving.
  4. Divide evenly between two serving bowls; top each evenly with honey (if desired) and milk.

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November 28, 2015

Sweet Potato Latkes

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Latkes are delicious. But most recipes call for white potatoes, lots of oil, and sour cream. We used sweet potatoes to create a healthier version of a traditional favorite that your family will love.

Total Time: 50 min.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: 30 min.
Yield: Makes 6 servings, 1 latke each

Ingredients:
1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, grated
¾ medium onion, grated, squeezing out as much liquid as possible
1 large egg, beaten
1 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. whole grain Japanese-style bread crumbs (like Panko)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1 tsp. olive oil
6 tsp. reduced fat (2%) plain yogurt

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. Combine sweet potatoes, onion, egg, flour, bread crumbs, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well.
4. Using ¼-cup measuring cup, scoop mixture into rounds and form into patties. Place on prepared baking sheet.
5. Brush the tops evenly with oil; bake for 15 minutes. Flip latkes and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.
6. Serve latkes topped evenly with yogurt.

Tip: Latkes can be made one day ahead. Follow steps 1 to 4. Cover baking sheet and store in the refrigerator for one day. Bake them right before serving.

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February 11, 2014

Strawberry Valentine Smoothie

Shakeology, be mine! This strawberry smoothie is sweet and pink, just like a Valentine.

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Total Time: 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
½ cup ice

Preparation:
1. Place almond milk, Shakeology, strawberries, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

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