Mexican Casserole

This is one of my favorite go to recipes. I make it every week and it is a great way to use meal extenders to make the dish go farther. I adapted this recipe from Michael Mathers, The Shredded Chef cookbook. My version isn’t quite as “shredded” but is still a low calorie meal.

Mexican Casserole

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 can 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn, canned or frozen
  • 1 cup mild chunky salsa
  • 2 tsp Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning or 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup quick oats or bread crumbs
  • 3 egg whites or 1/2 cup liquid egg white substitute
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 can of enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded

Notes

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Mix all the ingredients together except for enchilada sauce and cheese in a large bowl.  Place mixture in an oven proof pan.  Pour enchilada sauce on top of mixture and then the cheese.  Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Keyword Easy

Here is the ovenproof fry pan I use.


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Sugar-Free Strawberry Sauce

More and more these days, I am moving away from processed foods. That means I am doing more from-scratch cooking. Since creating my Flax Waffle recipe, I have wanted to top it with some wholesome goodness, so I came up with this sugar-free strawberry sauce. I hope you like it.

I use monk fruit sweetener because it has zero carbs and zero calories.

Sugar-Free Strawberry Sauce

Servings 1
Calories 50 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp monk fruit sweetner
  • 1/4 cup water

Notes

Place all ingredients into a sauce pan.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Using an immersion blender puree strawberries to a smooth consistency.

Resources:

Here is the immersion blender that I use.

Here is the monk fruit sweetener I use.


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Wellness Hack: Zoodles

I am not sure who first thought of spiralizing a zucchini in noodle shapes, but she was a genius. Of course, you can see I am assuming it was a woman. It’s such a simple pleasure, the noodle. But unfortunately, those luscious, carb and calorie-laden pieces of yummy goodness are dangerous to most of us. Too many carbs can make my blood sugars wonky. So, when I took refined carbs out of my diet, I had to devise a plan. Enter the zucchini.

This simple, phallic-looking summer squash has a neutral flavor that easily complements any sauce you pour over it.

I get out my little spiralizing machine, and within about a minute, I have a beautiful plate of zoodles. I put them in the microwave for about a minute and then top them with whatever I please. They are low carb and low calorie—the perfect wellness hack for a healthy lifestyle.

I would love to hear how you top your zoodles. Please leave me a message in the comments below.

Here is the zoodle maker I use.


Della offers weekly zoom yoga classes, workshops, intuitive readings, and wellness coaching. You can find out more about her services here