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Two healthy meals for busy moms

Looking for some new, unique recipes that are healthful, easy to make and taste great? Turkey spaghetti sauce is low fat, and in this recipe tastes great. Also a vegetable cheese omelet wrap is easy to pack and is mouth-watering good! Your kids will ask for more! Or eat these meals yourself to keep fueled during a busy day. Pack the sauce and quinoa in a thermos to take with you. The wrap can even be eaten cold – use a freezer pack or make it hot for dinner or on the weekend – fast, nutritious and delicious. The chocolate dipped strawberries are decadent and good for you!

Try to purchase organic ingredients for less chemicals on your plate.

1)    Turkey spaghetti sauce over Quinoa.

spaghettiIngredients:

  • a tablespoon of olive oil
  • a small chopped onion
  • a ½ cup of cut up pieces of broccoli florets
  • a ½ cup of chopped green pepper
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 ½ bottles of organic spaghetti sauce
  • A few shakes each of oregano, basil, and thyme
  • 1 ½ cups of Quinoa (white and red if desired) or ½ box of soba noodles
  • Add Parmesan cheese or grated rice cheese shake, or grated mozzarella cheese on top if desired.

Sauce:

In a medium sized pot, on medium heat, add olive oil, stir fry a chopped onion, broccoli florets and chopped green pepper. When onions are wilted, add in a pound of organic ground turkey and continue to stir for about 5 minutes or so until the turkey starts to brown.

Add one and a half bottles of organic spaghetti sauce (or make your own). Add  4 or 5 shakes each of dried flakes of oregano, basil and thyme and a half of a small tin of tomato paste into the mix. Add a few dashes of pepper.

Cook for about 1 ½ hr. on low heat. But for even richer sauce. Simmer for 3 hours.

Grain:

Boil 3/4 cup plain Quinoa and ¾ cup of red quinoa together in double the amount of water; simmer until cooked, about 15 mspinachin.

On a plate put about 2/3 cup of mixed quonia. (Alternatively use soba noodles – boils up in 7 minutes.) Add turkey/vegetable spaghetti sauce on top. Add grated cheese if desired.

Salad:

Serve with a green spinach salad (about 4 cups of spinach), 12 black olives, a cup of diced red beets and crumbled goat cheese. For dressing use one – two tsp. of maple syrup, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tsp. of cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Great meal. Kids love it.

 

2)    Delicious Vegetable Omelet lunch wrap:

Vegetable and Cheese Omelet on a spelt wrap. Plus chocolate dipped strawberries.

omeletTry to purchase organic ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 2 green onions
  • A few tablespoons of chopped red pepper
  • A handful of chopped snow peas
  • 2 or 3 eggs
  • 1 or 2 ounces of grated goat mozzarella cheese

Omelet:

Pour olive oil into fry pan. Add the green onions, chopped red pepper and snow peas. When onions are wilted, pour into the pan the eggs that have been beaten. Let it set. Add an ounce or two of grated goat mozzarella cheese. Fold the omelet to cook another couple of minutes and set on the spelt wrap. Wrap it up for a delicious lunch. Serve with strawberries dipped in dark chocolate.

Berries:

Wash strawberries. Pat dry. Melt ½ bar of dark chocolate on medium heat in a pot. Dip in strawberries (about half way up the strawberry – tip down) and set on wax paper on a plate. Put in fridge for about 15 min. to set. Serve.

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