Creamy Coconut Cashew Yellow Curry with Shrimp

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Okay normally I would start you guys off with some witty intro to get you hooked, but I’m RAVENOUS and I think no intro is needed for this drool-worthy bowl of deliciousness.

Who doesn’t love a good yellow curry? Especially when it’s combined with the smooth, subtle nuttiness of cashews and the creaminess of coconut milk. OOH BABY this combo is gold.

Okay all you you who don’t get enough veggies in every day raise your hand. Pretty much all of you? Yep, same. That’s what I love about this curry! It’s absolutely LOADED with veggies so you’re sure to get all those vitamins and minerals in for the day plusssss we’ve got your healthy fats from the coconut milk and cashews and protein from da shrimpies! Serve it over some wild rice for some healthy carbs and voila! One complete, healthy meal.

So next time you’re struggling to get your veggies in or just want to trick your kids into eating veggies break out this bad boy and nobody will be disappointed!

 


Creamy Coconut Cashew Yellow Curry with Shrimp

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    Curry
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 Tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts, chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 ½ cup cooked, peeled, and de-veined shrimp
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Sauce

  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • ¼ cup yellow curry paste

Directions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add your rice. Cook covered for 30 minutes and then remove from heat and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the coconut oil. Once the pan is hot and the coconut oil is melted, add the sweet potato, carrots, brussels sprouts, and turmeric powder, salt, and pepper. Cook while stirring occasionally until they begin to soften (appx. 10-12 minutes).
  3. While the veggies are cooking, add all the sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk together to combine. Set aside.
  4. Add the cashews to the veggies and continue to cook while stirring occasionally for another 5-8 minutes or until everything is tender.
  5. Add the shrimp and cook for another minute.
  6. Add your sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer while stirring for another 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and serve over rice with a sprinkle of cilantro on top. Enjoy!

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Sweet and Spicy Ground Chicken Meatball Veggie Bowl

Turkey Meatball Veggie Bowl

Have you ever gone to the grocery store on the hunt for ground turkey and then got home only to realize you messed up and got ground chicken on accident? Just me? Well TBH I do it all the freakin’ time so I’ve decided to just embrace my lack of attentiveness by channeling it into tasty ground chicken dishes.

Aaaaaand this is one of my faves. Ground chicken meatballs are super underrated. I feel like nobody ever really talks about ground chicken meatballs, it’s always ground beef or ground turkey. But ground chicken meatballs are SO good so I’m starting a ground chicken meatball bandwagon.

#chickenmeatballsfolife

Anyways, this bowl is perfect for lunch, dinner, or even a snack, and it’s a meal prepper’s heaven (if you’re into that, which you should be if you’re not) because you can literally make a whole bunch of everything in advance and then heat it up whenever you have a craving for a delicious, nutritious meal. Also, talk about the perfect meal to pack for lunch at work! SO GREAT.

And besides being scrumptidlyumptious, this bowl is POWERFUL. You’ve got your protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, healthy fats, anti-cancer properties, andddd gut health promotion! So give it a try next time you accidentally buy ground chicken by mistake. Or even if you buy it on purpose. You’ll thank me later. Enjoy, my peep!

 

Ground Chicken Meatball Veggie Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ¼ pound lean free range organic ground chicken
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp diced yellow onion
  • 1 Tbsp chickpea flour
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tbsp virgin organic coconut oil
  • ¼ cup sweet potato cut into chunks
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • ¼ cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ground chicken, minced garlic, yellow onion, chickpea flour, and pinch of salt. Mix to combine.
  3. Form balls about 1 inch in diameter and place on a lined baking sheet.
  4. Put in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes (until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F).
  5. Meanwhile, toss the sweet potato chunks and carrot slices in half of the coconut oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer them to a lined baking sheet and place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes (until fork tender).
  6. While everything’s cooking in the oven, heat the remaining half of the coconut oil over medium heat in a pan. Once it’s hot, add the mushrooms and stir occasionally until they are tender.
  7. Mix together the maple syrup and hot sauce.
  8. Place kale in a bowl and top with the mushrooms, sweet potatoes, carrots, meatballs, and sauce. Enjoy!


Roasted Chicken and Veggie Bowl with Peanut Yellow Curry Dressing

Roasted Chicken and Veggie Peanut Yellow Curry Bowl

Well, this concoction came about from having a ton of leftover veggies and very little time, and let me tell you I am SO THANKFUL I threw this random combination of things together!!!! Like, this was definitely one of the best things I’ve done in my little life so far.

This little bowl of goodness has just about everything you need in the form of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, carbs, healthy fats and protein so basically you could eat this for every meal and your body would be happy as Dory when she found her parents. BUT I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet people!!!!!!

Drum rollllllll pleaseeeeeee…

THE SAUCE.

I’m a huge fan of peanut sauce and an even huge-er fan of yellow curry sauce, so I thought to myself, “why not combine the two?” Best. Idea. Ever. I 100% got lost in the sauce.

But anyways, YOU GUYS, this bowl is so good for you and so easy to make you just HAVE to incorporate it into your weekly lunch/dinner menu! You could even meal prep for it and have it ready in about 60 seconds for days when you just have no time but still want to put something good in your body. So what are you waiting for?! Get that tasty bowl of nutrients into your body!!!! Right now!!!

 

Roasted Chicken and Veggie Bowl With Peanut Yellow Curry Dressing

  • Servings: 1 large or 2 small
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup mixed greens (kale, spinach, arugula, whatever you like really)
  • ½ cup cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ cup sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • ½ zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 5 asparagus spears cut into 1-inch pieces
  • half of a red pepper, sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp yellow curry powder
  • half an avocado
  • Sauce:

  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Healthy Boy Yellow Curry Sauce (or any yellow curry sauce you have)
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Directions

  1. Heat up the coconut oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the sweet potato and cook for about 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in the zucchini, asparagus spears, red pepper, and the spices (salt, garlic powder, and yellow curry powder) and continue to cook while stirring occasional for about 5-7 minutes, or until everything is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine the coconut milk, peanut butter, and curry sauce. Turn the heat on low and stir occasionally until warm and everything is combined.
  4. In your salad bowl, put your mixed greens on the bottom and then top with the chicken, your roasted veggies, avocado, and peanut curry sauce. Enjoy!
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Dairy and Gluten-Free Broccoli Crust Pizza

Gluten and Dairy Free Broccoli Crust Pizza 2

Here I am, sitting at the airport after yet ANOTHER flight delay. I guess nobody wants me to get back to Arizona today. And since I’m fasting until noon, I’m just daydreaming about all the delicious food out in the world, obviously. That’s normal, right? Anyways, so I’m sitting here hungry and zoned out, when someone comes and sits next to me with (of course) a huge slice of warm pizza. The smells of melted cheese mixed with warm tomato sauce and the tantilizing crust were wafting past my nose like there was no tomorrow. K self control had to be like the strongest ever of all time at this moment to not give in and walk over to get myself a slice of my own. BUT I didn’t (insert small pat on the back for Bailey). At least, not yet. JK I have a lovely healthy breakfast packed for myself that I’m actually quite excited to eat hehe.

BUT, instead of giving in to temptation, the pizza reminded me of something amazingly yummy that I recently discovered that I will now share with you. So I’ve been an avid cauliflower pizza crust lover since day 1 (that I developed my intolerances, that is) and I thought that was a game changer. While I still enjoy a slice of that cauliflower goodness every now and then, I’d like to share with you the newest member of the healthy pizza game that’s taking everyone by storm at the moment.

I’m not sure how I never thought to do this before, after all cauliflower and broccoli are so similar, but a friend of mine actually told me she had been making broccoli pizzas and she actually liked them even more than a cauliflower pizza?!! YUP. But how could that be??? For 1, the pizza crust is literally green. Not the most appetizing color when compared to the normal(ish) looking crust of a cauliflower pizza. And secondly, broccoli has SUCH a distinct flavor! How could it ever pass as a pizza crust?!

Well let me tell you, folks, I’m sure glad she made one for me because I have been absolutely HOOKED since my first teeny little hesitant bite into it. IT’S SO GOOD. I’m drooling just thinking about it. I might have to make one for dinner tonight if I ever make it to Arizona.

Seriously you guys, I know you’re thinking the exact same thing I was: “broccoli….pizza? It’s green? And you say it’s…. actually good? No wayyyyyy.” I promise. Would I ever lie to you? For those of you who don’t know me personally, I actually am physically incapable of lying. I get all giggly and can’t keep a straight face EVERY SINGLE TIME. This is the real deal! And if you don’t believe me, I guess you’re just going to have to try it anyways because that’s the only way you’ll know for sure. And if you don’t try it for me, try it for the vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and folate that you’ll get from the broccoli. How many times can you have pizza and then your body actually feels amazing afterwards?

ALSO, before I complete this chapter of my ramblings, PLEASE feel free to share your favorite toppings with me because there’s nothing I love more than a good topping party and I’d love to try some new options! Enjoy!

 

Dairy and Gluten Free Broccoli Crust Pizza

  • Servings: 1 large Pizza
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 3 large heads of broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 organic free-range eggs
  • ½ dairy-free Parmesan cheese
  • ½ + ½ cup dairy free mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings: sugar-free tomato sauce, prosciutto, turkey sausage, and diced fresh red peppers

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place broccoli florets in a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until your broccoli is finely chopped.
  3. Place the finely chopped broccoli into a microwave safe bowl with about 2 Tbsp water, cover, and microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove, allow to cool, then squeeze out all the water you can (use those muscles!!!) using a tea towel.
  5. Add the squeezed broccoli, eggs, Parmesan, ½ cup mozzarella, garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and mix until everything is combined.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then dump your “pizza dough” onto it.
  7. Form the dough into a crust and bake for 10-12 minutes, until it begins to crisp up.
  8. Remove from the oven and add your toppings. Then, bake for another 10-12 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then slice and enjoy!


One-Skillet Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Hash

sweet potato brussels sprouts skillet

I would just like to preface this post by apologizing for the lack of posting on my part lately. I’d like to blame it on the fact that I’ve been sick since returning from Mexico (they really aren’t messing around with that whole Montezuma thing holy heck) but really it’s because I was a bozo and left my camera charger in Edmonton. I made a whole slew of new recipes this week and have been SO excited to share them all, but it’s pretty hard to share my food with you without pictures of that food. Woopsies.

Needless to say, Amazon has yet again come to my rescue and my new charger should be here any moment now so I can resume my annoying food photography ways in my boyfriend’s mom’s dream of a kitchen and get back to regularly sharing my recipes with ya.

BUT, in the meantime, I have been digging through the good ole’ archives and re-discovered one of my all time favorite side dishes to make! Seriously, I don’t know how I haven’t posted this before because it’s so delicious and easy! All you need are 6 ingredients and a skillet and BOOM happy taste buds. TBH sometimes I eat this as an entire meal just because I love it that much. Don’t judge.

To all my busy working folks out there: this is the dish for you. Here’s what I recommend. Put in a little extra effort the night before to chop everything up (and when I say extra effort, I don’t mean much. I’m talking like 5 minutes here people, you can do it). Also, have some meat on hand (or rice or pasta or really any other main type dish you can whip up easily. You could honestly make scrambled eggs as your main and call it good). Then, when you get home from work or whatever keeps ya busy during the day, all you have to do is throw your meat in the oven (or get whatever you’re having as your main dish going) and then cook your already pre-chopped veggies in a skillet and voila! You have a gourmet nutritious meal in a heartbeat.

P.S. If you have an especially hungry (and when I say hungry, I mean hangry) significant other like I do, I DEFINITELY recommend making this on days when the hanger is just too much to handle. Trust me, it’s boyfriend-tested and approved to cure 110% percent of all hanger (even on the days when you don’t think that could even be possible). Quick, filling, and nutritious. That’s the hanger cure motto, people. Enjoy!

One-Skillet Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Hash

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Organic Virgin coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ brown onion, diced
  • 1 small sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 15-20 brussels sprouts, cut into fourths
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium-low heat until hot.
  2. Add garlic and allow to cook for about 30 seconds while stirring so it doesn’t burn.
  3. Add in onions and cook while stirring for another minute or two, until the onions become slightly soft.
  4. Add the chopped sweet potato, brussels sprouts, salt, and pepper. Cook while stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes, until your veggies are nice and tender.
  5. Serve and enjoy!