21 Day Fix Extreme Turkey Meatballs

Why, yes, it’s another 21 Day Fix Extreme recipe! I can’t get enough of the food on this program. It is so delicious, easy to make and a HIT with the family — which is, as we all know, the most important part, right? If kids and hubby are happy, then it makes our life easier. :) There is also a lot of turkey meat on this plan… why? Because it’s lean. I am a huge fan of turkey meat and I actually prefer turkey burgers to regular burgers now. And no, mine are NOT dry! Remember that tinfoil trick I told y’all about? I do that every time I make my burgers. But, ANYWAY, back to the balls… meatballs that is you pervs ūüėČ I’m feeling quite feisty for a Monday morning. Let’s get to the recipe!

21 day fix extreme turkey meatballs

21 Day Fix Extreme Turkey Meatballs


  • 1.5lbs raw 93% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 12 fresh parsley sprigs, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato sauce, no sugar added


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

2. Lightly coat large baking sheet with spray; set aside

3. Combine turkey, salt, mustard, paprika, egg, oats, garlic, parsley and tomato sauce in a large bowl; mix well by hand.

4. Roll mixture into 30 1-inch meatballs. Place on prepared baking sheet. (I used a small cookie scooper — kinda looks like a mini ice cream scooper)

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.

6. Serve with your favorite sides — I put mine on a bed of spaghetti squash and seasoned with red pepper flakes. I did NOT add tomato sauce because I did not have purple container allowance on this day, but you totally could add sauce.

Super Easy Rosemary Chicken

Newsflash!! Sometimes I don’t meal plan and I’m staring into my fridge at 4:40pm wondering what I’m going to cook for dinner. The old me would just order pizza but that is neither good for my body and skin nor my bank account. Thankfully, I typically always have some kind of protein on hand that I can whip up in a jiffy. (Who says jiffy? I’m such a mom.) Here is a SUPER EASY and QUICK rosemary chicken recipe I made for dinner last week.

Super Easy Rosemary Chicken


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1lb chicken breast
  • Himalayan salt to taste


  1. Pound out the¬†chicken breasts to your desired thickness — the thicker the breast the longer it takes to grill and you may end up charring the outside
  2. Cover each breast (on both sides) with the spices listed above. Honestly, I do not measure… just shake shake shake.
  3. Grill for about 5 mins on each side. Feel free to use oil on your pan… I use a coconut oil spray.
  4. DONE! Serve with a delicious veggie side or slice up in a salad!

super easy rosemary chicken

Best Turkey Burgers EVER!

I finally found the best turkey burger recipe EVER! No seriously. I make turkey burgers all.the.time. My family pretty much lives off them. They are so EASY to make and no one around here complains when I make them. But, let’s be honest… they easily dry up since the meat is so lean. I have found a solution thanks to google. hehe.

Here you go! Enjoy!

Best Turkey Burgers EVER!

  • 1lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 shakes garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp water
  1. Mix thoroughly by hand.
  2. Make into 1/4 inch thick patties
  3. Grill for 5-6 mins per side on medium heat with a quarter turn after 2-3 mins
  4. After removing from the grill or grill pan wrap each burger in foil and let sit for 5-10 mins.

YUMMMMM! So delicious. Serves 4.

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21 Day Fix Dijon Vinaigrette

Since I started drinking Shakeology on a daily basis it has replaced my lunch — which was typically a salad. Therefore, I never really use dressings anymore. However, now that I’m doing the 21 Day Fix (which I still need to blog about!) I am switching around my meals a little and today I decided to have a salad. I’m saving my Shakeology for my dessert later! I wanted to show you my meal and share the recipe I used for my Fix approved dressing (which is one of the recipes found in the eating plan).

21 Day Fix Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Combine all ingredients except the oil in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
  2. Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well.

Store in a covered container in fridge. When using again, remove 30 mins prior to eating and stir.

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Easy Fish Tacos

If you’ve never had fish tacos, you are seriously missing out! They are one of my favs and SO easy to make. This Cilantro and Lime Fish Taco recipe used to be my go-to, but now that I’m dairy-free, I had to come up with something different. So here’s the recipe I used the other night. I forgot cilantro, but it’s an easy way to add a little kick!


Easy Fish Tacos

  • 1 pound white fish such as tilapia, cod, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1 jalape√Īo, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 (4 inch) corn tortillas
  • 3 cups cabbage, shredded
  • avocado for garnish
  1. Marinate the fish in the oil, lime juice and zest, jalape√Īo, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Grill the fish over medium-high heat until cooked, about 4-6 minutes per side. The fish will be cooked when it flakes easily and it is no longer translucent.
  3. Flake the fish and serve in tortillas garnished with your favorite toppings.


oh man, i forgot my cabbage. boo.

Turkey Meatballs With Tomato and Zucchini Medley

Holler! Sorry this is so late, but Molly decided it was a no nap kind of day, so I’ve been a little busy to say the least. Anyway, I love love love the South Beach Diet Cookbook. Some of my go-to recipes are South Beach… they are so filling and delicious! So here is a new recipe I tried and it turned out fantastic! I served this on a bed of whole wheat linguine… yum! Enjoy!

Turkey Meatballs With Tomato and Zucchini Medley


  • 1¬†lb¬†extra lean ground beef or¬†1¬†lb¬†ground turkey breast
  • 1¬†cup¬†whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†liquid egg substitute or¬†2¬†eggs
  • 1 1/2¬†teaspoons¬†ground black pepper
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†dried Italian seasoning
  • 12¬†tablespoons¬†parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2¬†onions, finely chopped
  • 4¬†garlic cloves, minced
  • 4¬†zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2¬†yellow squash, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2¬†(16 ounce)¬†cans¬†tomatoes, Italian-style cut
  • 2¬†(16 ounce)¬†cans¬†crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†basil, fresh chopped (I used dried basil)
  • 2¬†sprigs¬†basil¬†(to garnish)


  1. In a large bowl, combine beef or turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1 teaspoon of pepper, Italian Seasoning, and 8 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Form into balls the size of walnuts.
  2. Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Working in batches, add meatballs and cook for 15 minutes or until browned and no longer pink inside. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
  3. In same skillet as the meatball drippings over med-high heat, add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  4. Stir in the Stir in zucchini, squash, cut tomatoes with juice, crushed tomatoes, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the remaining 4 tablespoons of cheese, and the meatballs.
  5. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in the chopped basil. Garnish with a the basil sprig.

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

So, it’s Wednesday… oops! I totally forgot what day it was even though I was complaining earlier that this has been the longest week ever. I am so over cleaning and decluttering. The photographer is coming on Friday to take pictures of our place and I’m almost to the point of not giving an eff. How can 2.5 people accumulate so much stuff over the course of 2 years?! Just another reason we’ve outgrown this place. Bittersweet.

Anyway, I’ll shut up and give you your recipe now! :)

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas from Skinnytaste.com – please go there for awesome photos


For the sauce:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp¬†chipotle chilis in adobo sauce¬†
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste

For the chicken: 

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8.5 oz (2 breast halves) cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 (7-inch) reduced carb whole wheat flour tortillas (la tortilla factory)
  • 1 cup shredded low fat Mexican cheese
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions or cilantro for topping


In a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté garlic. Add chipotle chiles, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onions and garlic on low until soft, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, salt, cilantro, cumin, oregano, chili powder, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Spray a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Put 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each tortilla and roll it.

Place on baking dish seam side down, top with sauce, then top with cheese.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes.Top with low fat sour cream or scallions if you wish.  Makes 8 enchiladas.

Hungry Girl – Kickin’ Chicken Tortilla Soup

Today is Health & Wellness Thursday over on The Momma Bird where you can find me talking about inspiration and motivation. It’s really easy to get excited about starting a new health and fitness routine. Then, after a few weeks, it gets old. You are bored or you aren’t seeing the results you want. Well, I have a few suggestions to inspire you. Go check it out!

I didn’t get a chance to post a recipe yesterday, however this recipe is perfect for all of you watching what you eat so it works out well! It’s no secret that I’m a big Hungry Girl fan. I love that she takes bad-for-you food and makes it good for you! This soup is guaranteed to keep you warm on these cold winter nights AND satisfy you!

Hungry Girl’s Kickin’ Chicken Tortilla Soup


  • 3 cups fat-free chicken broth
  • 4oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup diced tomato, undrained
  • 1/2 cup sweet whole kernel corn, canned
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fajita seasoning mix
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 6 baked tortilla chips, crushed
  • Optional toppings – cilantro, nonfat sour cream, low fat/fat free shredded cheese


  • In a medium pot sprayed with nonstick spray, cook onions, garlic, seasoning and spices over medium heat until onions soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the corn and diced tomatoes and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken, jalapeno and lime juice. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes to thoroughly blend flavors.
  • Once ready to serve, top each serving with crushed chips and, if desired, the optional toppings.chicken tortilla soup


    I added avocado to mine! YUM!

Turkey, Tomato, & Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups

Sorry I didn’t post this recipe yesterday, it was a rough day. Unfortunately, I attended the funeral of a friend. It was heartbreaking and emotionally draining. I left feeling all the love everyone had for him, but the obvious hole that he left is gaping. Seeing so many people in that much pain is almost unbearable. I hope my hugs helped a tiny bit for at least a few moments of comfort.

Life truly is so fleeting.

Anyway, here’s your weekly recipe. I promise it’s a good one… and it’s adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen, so you know it’s awesome. Her recipe calls for onions and green peppers, but I don’t like either so I removed. Visit her site for the original recipe.

Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups

2 large zucchini or yellow squash, about 12 inches long
2 tsp. + 2 tsp. olive oil (may need more, depending on your pan)
2 T finely minced fresh garlic 
1 lb. ground turkey (10% fat or less)
Onion powder for seasoning
2 C flavorful tomato-basil pasta sauce
2 cups low-fat mozzarella or other mild white cheese

Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Chop onion and green pepper. Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a non-stick pan, then saut√©  minced garlic about 1 minute, being careful not to brown the garlic. Remove garlic to a bowl.

Add 2 tsp. more olive oil to the pan. Crumble in the ground turkey, season with onion powder, and cook over medium heat until the meat is well browned. Tilt pan to see if there is any extra fat, and remove with a spoon if there is, then stir  garlic back into the meat. Add tomato sauce and simmer until the mixture has thickened and liquid has cooked off, about 10 minutes, then turn off heat.

While meat cools, cut zucchini into 2 inch thick slices, discarding ends. Use a sharp spoon or melon baller to hollow out a cup in each zucchini slice, leaving just over 1/4 inch of zucchini flesh. Be careful not to get too close to the skin or the cups will leak liquid when they cook.

Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray and stand up zucchini cups, open end up. Stir 1 1/2 cups grated cheese into the cooled meat mixture (it doesn’t need to be completely cool), then spoon the meat-cheese mixture into zucchini cups, pressing down with the spoon and mounding it up a little over the top of the zucchini.

Bake zucchini cups for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and use remaining cheese to top each one with a generous pinch of cheese. Put back in oven and bake 10-15 minutes more, until zucchini is slightly soft when pierced with a fork and cheese is melted and lightly browned. Serve hot.

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Hungry Girl Chicken Pot Pie

I think I may have mentioned at least one hundred times how much I love Hungry Girl’s recipes. When my sister and I were roommates we pretty much lived off of her first cookbook. And now she has three cookbooks and her own show on The Food Network! Crazy!

I make this recipe a lot. It is SO easy and seriously delicious. It only serves four so if you have a big family you will have to adjust the ingredients. Okay, I’ll shut up now. Here ya go!

HG’s Chicken Pot Pie


  • 8 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast; cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cups C&W Ultimate Petite Mixed Vegetables (or any other frozen mixed vegetables)
  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) Campbell’s Condensed Soup, 98% Fat Free Cream of Celery
  • 3 servings Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls (unprepared)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute chicken pieces for several minutes in a pan spritzed with nonstick cooking spray, until chicken is light brown/cooked but still tender; set aside. Heat frozen veggies in microwave according to package. Mix chicken, vegetables and soup together and put in a 9" round baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Place dish in oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly (stir about halfway through).

While dish is cooking, unroll 3 crescent rolls. Combine pieces together with hands to make one large ball of dough. With a rolling pin, roll dough out into a circle to cover top of dish. Add dough to the top of the dish and cook for an additional 15 – 20 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serves 4.