Quick. Easy. Tasty. Comforting. Healthy. Clean.
That's how I like my dinners to be. While we've meandered through this clean eating/Paleo challenge for the past 12 weeks (I think that's how long it's been!) we've made quite a few new recipes. These 2 take the cake - definitely my favorite dinners!! I love 'em so much they will definitely be staying in our dinner rotation long after the challenge is finished. Yes, they're THAT good.
First up - Crockpot Turkey & Pumpkin Chili (say what?! pumpkin in chili...yeah that's right - don't knock it til you try it!) The original recipe can be found here
· 1 lb. ground turkey, beef, or chicken
· 1 cup pumpkin puree
· ½ small red onion, chopped
· ½ cup green onion, chopped
· 1 15oz can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
· 2 garlic cloves, minced
· 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
· ¾ tablespoons pumpkin pie spice (I use cinnamon and nutmeg instead)
· ¾ tablespoons cumin
· 1 teaspoons sea salt
· ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
· ½ cup water
· Avocado, diced (as a topping)
Brown your meat in a saucepan. Drain. Throw all the ingredients in the crock pot. Turn on low. And in 6-8 hours you have a delicious, healthy, clean, dinner. Dish up and top with diced avocado if you're so inclined (I HIGHLY recommend!) You're welcome.
I don't know about ya'll but cornbread is my FAVORITE side dish for chili. They just go together...ya know like peanut butter and jelly (or for me peanut butter and honey!) However, cornbread is a big no-no on this challenge. And I knew not having bread in general would be the hardest part of this challenge for me. Give me a loaf of fresh, crusty bread and I'm a happy gal. So when this recipe popped up I knew they'd be perfect!! They're dense and oh so filling and totally satisfy my craving for bread. They are the perfect side dish for the chili. We're having this tonight for dinner and I can't freakin' wait - Yum! Yum!
Yield: 8-10 biscuits
3 cups almond flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Make a well in center and add wet ingredients. Stir wet ingredients in center, then incorporate dry ingredients slowly until dough is formed.
3. Drop by large scoops onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten to 1-1/2 inches.
4. Bake until lightly browned and cooked through, about 20 minutes
There ya have it...I hope ya'll try these recipes and enjoy them as much as we do!! Happy Eating <3
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!