Real Foods

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Real Food Defined (The Rules)

Using Real Food 

📚JUNE’s Class was helping men understand the importance and benefits of clean eating.
JULY’s Class is open to all and its focus will be :
🌱How to understand the Nutrition Facts Label

🌱How to use the Nutrition Facts Label to prepare nutritious meals

🌱To identify the many names used to hide Sugar in plain sight

🌱To improve your Mood using real and minimally processed food to prepare your meals 

🌱To listen and respond to your body’s food feedback

🌱Most importantly, to use food to love yourself and others 
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Apple, Cheese and Chive Salad

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What You Need
4 firm, tart apples (we used Jonathon; honey crisp or even Granny Smith could work as well)
A bit of lemon juice
4 ounces Manchego cheese
8 chives (enough for 4 tablespoons chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pinches kosher salt

What To Do
Cut the apples into matchsticks (I would use a mandolin). Toss with a bit of lemon juice. Cut the cheese into matchsticks (I would use a mandolin). Thinly slice the chives.
Toss all ingredients with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 pinches kosher salt. Serve immediately.

Tomato and Avocado Salad

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Hi!  My name is Kathy Barksdale and I made a made and shared a healthy dish.  It was tomato and avocado salad.  So easy:
Avocado
Olive oil
Tomato
Purple onion
Cilantro
Lemon
Salt
Pepper
Cut the onion, avocado, tomato, cilantro in a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over it.  Pour small amount of olive oil over it.  Stir. Salt and pepper to taste.  I didn’t measure anything.  I just mixed it together.  There were about 8 of us, so I did about 4 avocado.  So good! Enjoy!

Taco inspired Stuffed Peppers with ground turkey and quinoa

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Ok so here is the not so recipe, recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • Bell peppers 4-6
  • 1/2 cup cheese (whatever you like)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups black beans
  • 2 cups salsa (Chipotle Salsa Trader Joe’s)
  • Trader Joe’s Taco seasoning or other
  • 1 -2 cups quinoa (cooked)
  • 2 small shallots (or onion)

I only made 3 peppers and I chose red, green and yellow. I have never made this recipe before. It was inspired by another recipe I saw so I just put my own spin on it. I cooked the quinoa in chicken stock instead of water … it taste better that way. I did not blanch the peppers 1st but after reading more recipes, that is what I recommend. Blanch in hot water for 3 minutes. It will help the peppers to cook faster in the oven. Cut off the tops and take out the inside. Leave the top for garnishment.

  1. Cook ground turkey and season with taco seasoning and a little salt
  2. Add chopped shallots, Stir
  3. Add beans (canned are ok), Stir
  4. Add salsa, Stir
  5. Add quinoa, Stir
  6. Add cheese and save a little to sprinkle on top
  7. Spray peppers with coconut oil spray or other spray or EVOO
  8. Add filling and sprinkle cheese
  9. Cook in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until peppers are tender
  10. Serve with remaining filling