January 22, 2015

Bacon Sweet Potato Turkey Burger


This recipe is a keeper in our household! This recipe is 21 Day Fix and Insanity Max: 30 approved! It is gluten free, clean and it tastes like a cheat meal!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound of 99% fat free ground turkey (or 4.5 red containers)
  • 18 slices of cooked turkey bacon, chopped (I cook mine in the microwave until crispy)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (or 4.5 yellow containers)
DIRECTIONS

  1. Peel sweet potatoes and boil them until you can easily poke a fork through them. I like to cut my sweet potatoes in smaller cubes so they cook faster!
  2. Once cooked, put them in a mixing bowl and mash them until there are no large chunks.
  3. Add in chopped turkey bacon and ground turkey.
  4. Mix ingredients. I like to use my hands to make sure everything is really mixed together, seems to stick together better.
  5. Roll tightly into patties. This recipe makes 9 21 Day Fix approved burgers.
  6. You can either grill these or cook them on a stove top. I cooked mine on a stove top on high for 4 minutes on each side. NOTE: Key to them not falling apart is to not flip them too early and to spray the pan good with a non-stick spray.
  7. Add 1 slice of cheese, or one blue container of cheese if desired.
  8. Garnish with romaine, tomatoes and red onions. These taste great with mustard too!
  9. Enjoy!
Each burger is 1 Red and .5 Yellow.

UPDATE: If you are following the 21 Day Fix Extreme plan:
  • 1 red of ground turkey
  • 1 yellow of mashed sweet potato
This makes 2 burgers and is counted as 1 red and 1 yellow! Great with a little avocado on top!

Jess


Copycat Chipotle Vinaigrette


Anyone else a fan of Chipotle's Vinaigrette? I made a copycat version that is clean and max 30 approved! One serving size is 2 tbsp!
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

If you are following the 21 Day Fix or Insanity Max: 30, this counts as one orange!

Mix up and enjoy!

Jess

January 6, 2015

21 Day Fix Pizza


When on this meal plan, it is so important to get creative with your favorite foods! I LOVE pizza, but I usually feel like I can't eat it. I found a great way to make it max 30 approved!
  • 1 yellow whole wheat tortilla or gluten free tortilla
  • .5 green of pureed tomatoes (If you buy these from the store, look at the label!!! So many have added sugar and salt which are NO NO's on this plan!) You can easily blend up your own tomatoes into a paste and use! I add a packet of stevia to mine to make it a little more sweet!
  • 1 green of sweet onions and roma tomatoes
  • 1 red of turkey pepperoni - be careful with these, lots of brands have a lot of extra junk in them! You could also use ham, turkey or chicken instead!
  • 1 blue of mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning

Turn the oven on to 350. Bake the tortilla alone for about 5 minutes, flipping it half way through. You want to make it crispy!  Take it out of the oven and add your tomato sauce, pepperoni, onions, tomato and then your cheese and italian seasoning. Put it back in the oven for 5 minutes and...ENJOY!

This is one of my husband and I's favorite meals. We used to eat out ever single friday for our date night. This pizza makes us feel like we are eating comfort food, even though its totally max 30 approved!


Jess

Cobb Salad


Wanted to share one of my favorite Max 30 and 21 Day Fix approved meals!
  • 1 green of romaine
  • .5 green of tomatoes and red onions
  • 1 red of two turkey bacon slices (I microwave mine) and 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 orange of the dijon vinaigrette 
  • 1 blue of part avocado and part cheese
I keep chopped lettuce, tomatoes and onions in my fridge at all times along with hard boiled eggs. I make a double batch of the dressing too! This is SO quick to whip up and it tastes really good!!! This will probably be one of my go to lunches when I go back to work!

Jess

Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 6 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 packets of stevia
  • 1 tsp honey
Blend together and enjoy! If you are following the Insanity Max: 30 meal plan or the 21 Day Fix, this is counted as one orange!

Jess

Frozen Strawberry Yogurt


Max 30 and 21 Day Fix Approved Frozen Strawberry Yogurt!

- 1 purple of frozen strawberries- 1/2 red of Greek yogurt- 2 Stevia packets- 1/4 tsp lemon juice

Blend up, place in freezer for 15 minutes and enjoy! Guilt free way of satisfying that sweet tooth!

This is 1 purple and .5 red!

Jess

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