Quick dinner! Turkey Chili with Kasha & Kale

Last night was one of those nights when you finally get home after 8pm and dread the fact that you still have to make dinner!

I'm sure you've had one of those nights too, right? But instead of just getting something bad for myself I decided to treat myself to a nice easy & HEALTHY dinner!

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Insert Turkey Chili with Kasha & Kale! I had some left over turkey chili from the weekend that I reheated and made Kasha and tossed it altogether with organic kale!!

This was my first time making Kasha and I will admit I really messed up the first round!! Once I got it right though, it was so easy and delish!! I will definitely be coming up with more recipes that include kasha! (Yes, kasha is on the Endo Therapy diet approved list!)

In one pan, i reheated my turkey chili (recipe to come!). I try to avoid using microwaves as much as possible. If you really want to know why, leave a comment and I will explain more!

In another pan, I made the kasha:

1. In a medium sauce pan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. 2. Add 1 cup Kasha, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to boiling liquid and stir. 3. Cover; reduce heat to Low. Simmer 10 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed. 4. Fluff Kasha lightly with fork before serving. Makes 4 cups (great for more leftovers!!)

Then all I did was chop up some freshly washed organic kale and mixed it all together on a plate! I added a little hot sauce  to my plate for an added boost to my metabolism!

 This meal took only 15 minutes and was so satisfying! I made enough to take with me as my lunch for the next day!

To quote my boyfriends dad whom I love "Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance" = leftovers and cooking extra is key!!

turkey sausage & kale soup

It's cold out here on the east coast! The only thing I crave is a warm hearty filling soup or stew! Of course my old go to soups were the cream based or meat filled ones... Until now.

Insert my new obsession: turkey sausage & kale soup

It's so healthy & delish! Oh and Endo Approved!

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Here's what you need:

1 package Organic HotTurkey Sausages 1 large bunch of organic kale, cut into ribbons (or medium size pieces) 2 large Organic Chicken Bouillon Base 1 can Organic Cannellini Beans (drained & rinsed) 1 large Organic Sweet Potato, cut into chunks 1 large Organic onion, diced 5-6 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced

Skin the turkey sausages and put into a pot with a little coconut oil. Saute and break apart into chunks (I like to break it into smaller pieces) When the sausage is browned, add the onions and garlic and saute a few minutes.

Add the Organic Chicken Bouillon Base and add the sweet potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes (light boil)

Add the Organic Cannellini Beans and kale after the soup has come to a boil. If you feel it needs more liquid, add a cup or 2 of water

Let simmer for about 1/2 hr to 45 minutes longer.

Can be served with grated parm cheese (not for the Endo Therapy Diet follower - sorry!)

Enjoy!!!

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Sunday morning after a long run all I wanted was something delicious & warm like a nice fluffy pancake! But of course the old fashioned Bisquick pancakes aren't the healthiest or part of my "Endo Therapy Diet" so I decided to change it up a bit & make a healthy version of one of my favorite breakfast dishes! Insert Banana Oatmeal Pancakes!

This recipe is so easy & healthy!

With 5 ingredients & only 15 minutes you can be eating these! (I'm getting hungry just looking at the picture and reliving it!)

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup uncooked oats, 2 chopped bananas, 1/2 cup of organic quinoa flour, 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of baking powder

Readdyyyy...Cook! 1. In a blender, puree the almond milk & oats until smooth. Add bananas, flour, pinch of kosher salt & baking powder. Puree a few seconds more. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes. 2. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray, then scoop the batter to make 1/4 cup pancakes. Cook the pancakes until air bubbles appear, just like the old fashion pancakes, about 5 minutes. Flip & cook another 5 minutes.

That's it! You can add more bananas, berries or syrup to top 'em off!

2 pancakes are only 235 calories! They have 8g of protein & 5g of fiber! They keep me full all morning!

Talk about a delish way to start your day!!

Tip - make a few extra, freeze them 2 in a bag, and there's your breakfast to go!