Saturday, November 22, 2014

[easy] Paleo: Italian Turkey-Stuffed Peppers | Roasted Carrots & Red Onions

So fun, simple and a blast for the whole family! (our toddler crushed a majority of one!)



Italian Turkey-Stuffed Peppers
Roasted Carrots and Red Onions
Recipe selected from the eMeals Paleo Family Plan.


Italian Turkey-Stuffed Peppers

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 6 large bell peppers (any color)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Brown turkey, onion and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until turkey is done.
  3. Transfer to a bowl; mix in almond flour, tomato paste, seasoning, salt and pepper.
  4. Cut tops off peppers; discard seeds and membranes.
  5. Stuff turkey mixture into peppers, and place in a baking dish.
  6. Bake 30 minutes or until peppers are tender.

Roasted Carrots and Red Onions

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 lb carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine carrots, onion, oil, garlic salt and lemon pepper in a bowl; toss to coat.
  3. Place on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake 35 minutes or until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Time

Clock
15mPrep
35mCook
50mTotal



Thursday, November 20, 2014

PSA For Your Heartburn

Our health is everything, yet most likely the one thing we take for granted. Please this holiday season think of your health especially if you're suffering from any thing no matter now "minor or annoying" those minor or annoying things like indigestion can turn into something major. If you feel you need to be seen by a Gastronenterologist it's best to start with your primary doctor, tell them what you're experiencing and go from there.
And yes of COURSE make positive, healthy, life long changes to your  life like: eating smart and moving more. Eat smaller meals, take smaller bites and CHEW YOUR FOOD.

*I am not a doctor, just a concerned and scared daughter hoping I can help others out there.
** also sorry I'm type yelling, I'm just passionate.






Some basic information from www.ecaware.org:

Cancer of the esophagus can start anywhere along the length of the esophagus.  Each develops in a different kind of cell.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma: the most common type of esophageal cancer worldwide. South Central Asia’s “esophageal cancer belt” region is reported as having some of the highest rates of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma worldwide, affecting both males and females at similar rates. Squamous cell carcinoma starts in the squamous cells that line the esophagus. These cancers are usually found in the upper and middle part of the esophagus. Normally these cancers are caused by heavy alcohol consumption and smoking, but there have been other documented risk factors as well.

  • Adenocarcinoma: the most common type in the United States and in Western Europe. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is one of the fastest increasing of all cancers in the United States.  Adenocarcinoma starts in the glandular cells in the lower part of the esophagus and may occur at or near the junction of the esophagus and the stomach, known as the gastroesophageal (GE) – junction. Normally these cancers are caused by Acid Reflux and are linked to obesity.

More to come, I am not done expressing how important it is to take it seriously.