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Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash (Paleo, Vegan)

Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and spinach makes for a flavorful healthy side dish or light dinner. Paleo, keto, low-carb, and vegan! Make it as a meal prep recipe or for serving guests!

Feeling like a creamy, dreamy yet healthful dish that will tickle your taste buds and is crazy easy to make??

This simple 6-Ingredient Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash is here for you, AND it’s bringing with it sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.

::Swoon!::

You’ll never believe how easy this recipe is to make. The only time consuming part about it is roasting the spaghetti squash. The good news is you can multitask while it is roasting, as the squash requires zero attention once it’s in the oven!

After the squash is roasted, the remainder of the recipe comes together in a split second – ideal for those evenings you want something comforting and seemingly fancy but don’t feel like exerting yourself in the kitchen.

Let’s make it!

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Greek Chicken Spinach Salad (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Herby Greek Chicken Salad with baked chicken, spinach, avocado, red onion,pine nuts, and an amazing Greek salad dressing. This fresh and flavorful dinner salad recipe is a filling, clean meal worthy of putting on repeat!

The good news is, this spinach salad is cool, crisp and refreshing on a hot summer’s day (not to mention super nutritious and filling!).

The bad news is…we must cook chicken. From a scientific standpoint, this does require heat.

I don’t make up the rules. Nor do I often follow them.

But the good news is (part two), the chicken is crazy tender and lovely, and can just as easily be grilled or baked…pick your passion!

AND the good news is (part three) this salad is CRAZY herby and will take you away on a mental vacation to the beautiful Mediterranean.

At first glance, this recipe appears to call for eleventy billion ingredients; however, you’ll notice many of them are herbs or spices for the salad dressing and the chicken marinade, many of which cross-over to both the dressing and the marinade. 

AND most of which you likely already have in your spice collection!

Don’t worry, the process is easy – it’s a 3-stepper.

We..

  1. Make the dressing
  2. Marinate and bake the chicken (okay, that’s two steps, but three always sounds more enticing than four).
  3. Assemble the salad.

Here’s how this plays out in detail:

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Arugula Strawberry Salad with Pickled Onions and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula Strawberry Salad with Pickled Red Onions, Feta, Pistachios, Avocado and Strawberry Vinaigrette is a fresh, ultra flavorful salad perfect for serving as a side dish! Add your favorite protein to turn it into a main entree!

What makes a salad amazing?  

Well. I have opinions.

There needs to be a sweet element, a tangy element, a creamy element, lots of bulk, plenty of crunch, and the whole thing needs to be vibrant and pretty.

For me, provided the above mentioned boxes are checked, I am SUPER into salad. If one of more are missing? Foggetaboutit. 

This strawberry salad with pickled red onions, feta cheese and homemade strawberry vinaigrette fills all my salad needs with flying colors. 

The best part? You can add grilled chicken for a filling, well-balanced meal that takes your taste buds for a real wild ride.

About 17,000 years ago, I posted a recipe for Pickled Red Onions. Have you pickled onions yet? It’s fun! And easy. And makes a salad extra pleasy (<- don’t punch me). There’s just something about the pickled version of an onion that takes the whole experience up a notch.

But don’t worry…I know we’re all short on time and attention span these days, so if you need to keep your onions un-pickled, I won’t judge you.

Let’s make this recipe!

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Stuffed Zucchini with Turkey Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Spinach

Stuffed Zucchini with turkey Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and spinach is a flavorful, comforting yet light dinner recipe. This clean meal is paleo, keto, and and an amazing way of celebrating zucchini season. Have you ever tried stuffed zucchini? Spoiler alert: they’re fun little dreamboats.  Stuffing vegetables is a fabulous way of changing up …

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Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Breakfast Scramble

Spinach, Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomato Breakfast Scramble with Fingerling Potatoes is a flavorful, healthful way to start the day!

Do you ever wake up in the morning and find yourself craving something interesting?

I have a tendency to eat the same things over and over, and while I’m a huge fan of routine, every once in a while I just have to change things up to stimulate the ol’ mind and body.

Enter: this healthy breakfast scramble.

SO blasted with flavor, a real pleasure to prepare, fun for anyone with whom you happen to be breakfasting.

Pesto Spinach Sun-Dried Tomato Breakfast Scramble - a nutritious vegetarian breakfast recipe - paleo, gluten-free, healthy

What you need to prepare this scramble is eggs (obvi), fingerling potatoes (or 1 small sweet potato, russet potato or Yukon gold potato) sun-dried tomatoes, pesto (either homemade or store-bought), baby spinach, and some form of cooking oil (I like avocado oil).

From start-to-finish, this breakfast scramble takes no more than 35 minutes to prepare. Easy like Sunday morning! I’m willing to bet you’ll find yourself making veggie scrambles on any given weekday, they are just that addicting 😉

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Instant Pot Indian Lamb Curry

Instant Pot Indian Lamb Curry is a quick, easy, and absolutely delicious take on traditional lamb curry. This dairy-free lamb curry recipe uses coconut milk instead of heavy cream or yogurt to keep the curry creamy without the dairy.

I’ve been a huge fan of Indian curry since my early teen years. Indian Eggplant Curry (Bhaingan Bharta), Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Lamb Curry are my all-time favorites. 

A couple of years ago, I noticed that dairy wasn’t sitting with me as well as it used to and after taking a food sensitivity test, it was confirmed I have a delayed immune response to dairy.

That said, Indian curry is usually rich in heavy cream or half & half. I couldn’t possibly give up some of my favorite Indian-inspired meals, so I simply now make Indian curry with coconut milk instead of cream. 

Which arrives us at what we’re doing here today. A quick, easy and delicious recipe for Instant Pot Indian Lamb Curry. Making curry in your pressure cooker is bangarang!

It requires hardly any time or effort, you can make a ginormous amount if you’d like, and it results in a lovely aromatic meal that will make you swoon!

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30-Minute Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables

30-Minute Ground Turkey Skillet with vegetables is a quick and nutritious dinner recipe perfect for any weeknight! This easy ground turkey recipe is AIP, Whole30, paleo, keto and easy on the gut for good digestion.

This is one of those dishes I view as a home run for hitting my nutrition goals. It goes low on fat (I tend to overdo it on fat), big on protein, and low on carbohydrate. You get a nice vitamin, mineral, antioxidant and fiber infusion from the veggies in addition to the color and texture it provides.

Would I consider this to be a sexy or romantic meal? Absolutely not. It is very much one of those clean and rational meals for maintaining a nutrient-rich diet. But don’t fret, I think it tastes great in addition to being squeaky clean!

Because resistant starch is helpful for good digestion, I eat this over sweet potato or rice that I cook separately. As you can see in the photos, I love consuming this in a bowl with chopped purple yam, which I had previously boiled, cooled, then chopped and reheated.

From a flavor standpoint, there are many many options to boost the palatability of this dish. I kept it low-FODMAP for those who have digestive issues, but you can absolutely add onion and garlic if you don’t eat a low-FODMAP diet.

How to Make 30-Minute Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables:

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Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables

Hearty ground turkey soup with vegetables is a clean and comforting meal perfect for soothing the belly and soul. Make it if you’re feeling under the weather, or if you just love a great nourishing soup recipe! This is a curl-up-on-the-couch-in-your-fuzzy-socks-when-it’s-snowing-outside kind of soup. Or a clean cold-busting remedy that tastes amazing but isn’t your …

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