Quick & Easy Weeknight Meal Recipes from Today's Facebook Live

Quick & Easy Weeknight Meal Recipes from Today's Facebook Live

Aug 31, 2016

Quick & Easy Weeknight Meal Recipes from the Live Well Team

Quick & Easy Taco Soup

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Prep/Cook Time: 35 minutes     Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef  or ground sirloin
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 TBSP Cumin
  • ½ TBSP Chili Powder
  • ½ TBSP garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 large ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 can no salt added black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can no salt added corn, drained
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 8 cups of low sodium vegetable broth (or beef broth)
  • Garnishments: Fresh chopped cilantro, 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese, plain Greek yogurt, sliced ripe avocado, multigrain tortilla chips.

Directions:

  1. Brown lean ground beef in a large soup pot over medium heat with the diced red onion. Add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika & parsley on top and cook until meat is completely cooked (about 10 minutes).  
  2. Add the fresh diced tomato, Rotel, black beans, corn, green chilies, and vegetable broth to the soup pot and bring to a boil.  Stir ingredients and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Taste and adjust cumin, chili powder or any other seasonings as needed. 
  4. Add soup to large bowls and top with garnishments of your choice such as shredded cheese, cilantro, Greek yogurt, avocado and crushed tortilla chips.

Serve With:

  • 8oz glass of low-fat milk
  • Fresh red grapes
  • Garden side salad with an oil and vinegar-based dressing

Nutrition Facts (per serving & does NOT include garnishments or sides):

Calories: 270   Protein: 21.6gm    Total Carbohydrates: 29gm    Fiber: 7gm   

Total Fat: 8.4gm    Cholesterol: 42mg    Sodium: 414mg

 

Wild Harvest Italian Pasta

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Prep/Cook Time:  25 minutes     Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Wild Harvest® Organic whole wheat Spaghetti, cooked (or enriched pasta)
  • 1 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, sliced
  • 8oz package sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • ½ cup Half & Half
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian Parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions, and then drain cooked noodles.
  2. Cook sliced Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat along with 8oz sliced baby portabellas and garlic.
  3. Cook until the mushrooms are tender (about 10 minutes) and then drain off any excess fat.
  4. Add the cooked spaghetti with ½ cup of Half & Half and chopped tomato to the skillet.  Simmer until heated through (another 5-7 minutes).
  5. Remove skillet from heat and toss in ½ cup grated parmesan cheese, ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve With:

  • Sparkling water with fresh citrus wedges
  • Roasted broccoli with olive oil, balsamic vinegar & parmesan cheese
  • Garden side salad with dried cranberries and an oil and vinegar-based dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving & does NOT include sides):

Calories: 335    Protein: 25gm    Total Carbohydrates: 26gm    Fiber: 4.5gm   

Total Fat: 14gm    Cholesterol: 65mg    Sodium: 730mg

 

Spinach Squash Bake with Sweet Italian Sausage

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Minutes to Prep/Cook: 55 minutes       Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ lbs butternut squash, skin and seeds removed, cubed
  • Black pepper
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ of a 5oz clam Organic Girl Super Spinach, chopped
  • 5 links Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage, removed from casings and sliced/crumbled
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • Sprinkle of parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Place squash in a baking dish and lightly sprinkle with black pepper and extra virgin olive oil.  Toss to coat.
  2. Bake for 45 minutes or until the squash is tender and remove the squash from the oven.
  3. Meanwhile cook the Italian Turkey Sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat and break up the slices into small pieces and cook fully.
  4. Add the Spinach and cooked sausage crumbles and toss.
  5. Sprinkle the walnuts on top and bake for another 5 minutes until the nuts are lightly toasted.
  6. Remove and garnish with parmesan cheese and dried cranberries.

Tips:

  • You can use pomegranates instead of dried cranberries for a festive garnish instead.
  • This is an easy recipe to make for a Thanksgiving side as well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 458    Protein: 26.5gm    Total Carbohydrates: 38gm    Fiber: 9.7gm   

Total Fat: 25gm    Cholesterol: 77mg    Sodium: 897mg

Recipe in part courtesy of Organic Girl

 Spaghetti Squash with Basil Pesto & Shrimp

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Prep/Cook Time:   45 minutes      Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 large (about 4 lbs) spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise with seeds removed.

Basil Pesto Sauce:

  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed (can also used pre-cooked to save on time)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place spaghetti squash halves cut side down on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance.
  3. Remove squash from oven and set aside to cool for handling later.
  4. Add all ingredients for the pesto sauce to a small blender (or food processor) and blend until it reaches desired consistency (add more olive oil to thin it out if needed)
  5. Sauté the shrimp in a large skillet with olive oil over medium heat along with the garlic.
  6. Allow shrimp to cook until it begins to turn pink, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until completely cooked and turn the heat to low.
  7. Hold the cooled squash in your hand and scoop out the "spaghetti-like" strands from each of the halves of squash and add to the skillet with the shrimp.
  8. Raise the heat to medium-low and add the pesto sauce to the skillet with the squash and shrimp. Fold everything together and cook until everything is hot.
  9. Serve with fresh sliced tomatoes, lemon wedges and grated parmesan cheese on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 536   Protein: 31.4gm    Total Carbohydrates: 34gm    Fiber: 7.6gm   

Total Fat: 33gm    Cholesterol: 179mg    Sodium: 443mg

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Hope Danielson, Director of Health & Wellness

&

Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian



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