Made a red lentil beef soup for dinner. Makes enough for 8 generous bowls.
1 pack beef stew meat (approximately 2 lbs)
1 red onion
1 fire roasted red bell pepper
1 lemon ( the zest and juice)
Bag matchstick carrots
Can stew tomatoes
Small container diced celery
2 bay leaves
Pinch pink Himalayan salt
Mrs Dash original
1 1/2 carton organic low sodium vegetable broth
Olive oil (to brown the meat)
First I put the olive oil in the Foodi, on sauté setting to brown the meat. Add seasoning and start adding all veggies. Lastly add enough broth to cover everything (you’ll have to add a little bit afterwards as it’ll be really thick but don’t overfill the Foodi as the lentils will expand too). Add some zest of lemon and the juice of it.
Switched to pressure cooking for 50 minutes. I did a quick release, nothing came out the top, or I would’ve switched to natural release. Add about a cup more broth. Take out the bay leaves.
With an immersion blender I did a few pulses to break up a few lentils to get a nicer consistency but still leave it chunky enough.
For a bowl 479 calories, 56g carbs, fat 10g, 45g protein, sodium 518mg and sugar 9g.
Made a big bowl of cream of zucchini soup. Yum!
1 red onion
5 cloves garlic
Carton organic low sodium vegetable broth
Mrs Dash original blend
First sautéed the onion and garlic in a tbsp butter until soft, about 5-10 minutes, then added the zucchini I cut in chunks as well as the Mrs Dash. Sautéed for about 10 minutes then added the carton of broth and a cup of water, bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes until the zucchini is soft.
I added a small carton of heavy cream and put everything in a bowl then used the immersion blender. Added black pepper and a cup of Parmesan cheese, stir well and eat.
The bread on the side is half a ciabatta roll with a little cheese; air crisped on 400F for 6 minutes.
Recipe and pictures by Petra Webb. Prepared in the Ninja Foodi.
Breakfast omelet with chicken sausage and veggies.
1 mini red bell pepper
1/8 red onion
Handful of sweet kale mix (Dole kit)
4 eggs scrambled
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
DAK’s Italian Blast seasoning
Greenwise roasted pepper and queso fresco chicken sausages (2 links chopped up)
Fried veggies and chicken sausages up in the coconut oil, then added scrambled eggs and Parmesan cheese. Sautéed in Ninja Foodi for about 10 minutes on medium, flipping it over halfway through.
Calories per plate 447, carbs 15g, fat 28g, protein 35g, sodium a tad high but with our other meals planned today we will stay within daily limits at 980mg and sugar 10g.
Recipe and pictures by Wendy Copper. Prepared in the oven but can be made in toaster oven, Ninja Foodi etc.
Polish cabbage rolls (Golabki)
Hamburger, par cooked rice, onion, Golden George Washington seasoning, salt/pepper and a little bit of tomato sauce mixed together and rolled in a partially steamed cabbage leaf..
Layer tomato sauce, extra cabbage leaves, cabbage rolls, more sauce, etc.. End with tomato sauce on top. Cover with foil and bake @ 325 for a couple hrs.
Tomato sauce is a mixture of regular Hunts sauce (LG can) and a couple cans of V8 juice (or a can of tomato soup)
*can be made healthier by using ground turkey and riced cauliflower.. I've done it before and it's still good!*
Recipe and pictures by Wendy S. Trudeau. Cooked in the Ninja Foodi.
I had some leftover rice to use up.
So I made my version of a jambalaya.
I sauteed chopped onion, red,yellow and orange peppers, celery and tomatoes. Then added some cut up andouli sausage, oregano, cayenne pepper, black pepper, paprika, chicken broth and tomato puree.
Mixed it all up until everything was nicely cooked. Then added the rice and some pre cooked shrimp sauteed on low until the rice and shrimp were hot.
And since I still have 854 calories available to me today. I'm having seconds 😍
Recipe and pictures by Wendy S. Trudeau. Prepared in the Ninja Foodi.
Soup (creamy mushroom spinach and cheese tortellini ) and sandwich (salami, ham, mozzarella, pepper jack, parmesan, arugala, oregano and mayo)
I air crisped the bread for a few minutes and then air crisped the sandwich to melt the cheese.
For the soup I air crisped the mushrooms and onions in butter and olive oil at 390* for 15 minutes. During that time I added garlic and thyme. Towards the end I added a little flour once everything was done I added chicken broth. I switched to saute setting and brought it to a boil and added the tortellini and spinach. Once they were cooked I added some parmesan cheese and heavy cream.
Made a rice dish this evening. First I pressure cooked half a bag of Lundberg’s wild rice for 18 minutes in the Foodi and did quick pressure release. Put that aside in a bowl.
Cleaned the Foodi pot and switched it to sauté on high and browned a pack of ground turkey in it, adding garlic, half container of pico de gallo and a tbsp of sambal oelek (Indonesian chili paste; so you can use something else spicy like cayenne pepper or other peppers). When that was done, added a bag and a half of frozen broccoli florets, cook until warm, put the half the rice in (I’m using the other half for meal later this week), sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and switched the Foodi to broil for 10 minutes and done.
Calories per plate 724, carbs 97g, fat 14g, protein 46g, sodium 445mg and sugar 16g.
We weren’t extremely hungry this evening so made an appetizer for dinner: stuffed mushrooms.
1 can lump crab meat
Alouette spinach and artichoke cheese spread
1 tsp reduced sodium Worcestershire sauce
DAK’s Italian Blast seasoning 1/2 tsp
2 stalks green onion
1 small tub baby Portobello mushrooms
Juice of 1 lemon
Panko whole wheat bread crumbs
Sartori Parmesan cheese
3 green olives with pimento
Spray olive oil
First I drained the liquid out of the can of crab meat and then put the crab in a bowl. Finely chopped green onion, the olives and squeezed in lemon juice, added seasoning and half the container of Alouette and about 1/2 cup of the Panko. Set aside in the fridge.
Then I cut the stems off the mushrooms and cleaned out the gills. Put them on the Ninja plate and stuffed them with above mixture, about a tbsp per mushroom. Then sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on top, sprayed some olive oil over it and air fried in the Ninja Foodi for 20 minutes (no preheat) at 375F.
Calories for 7 mushrooms each 419, carbs 21g, fat 34g, protein 13g, sodium 319 mg and sugar 5g.
For dinner this evening I fixed cauliflower and chicken in the Ninja Foodi.
1 head cauliflower
1 cup organic low sodium vegetable broth
2 thin chicken breast filets 6 oz each
Sartori Parmesan cheese
DAK’s Citrus Groove seasoning
Pico de gallo
First I pressure cooked the cauliflower whole (cut off the leaves) in the broth for 1 minute, quick pressure release, sprayed olive oil on the top, sprinkled it with garlic powder, paprika and about 4 tbsp of cheese, then set the Ninja Foodi to broil for 6 minutes.
Took the cauliflower out and set aside, then placed the chicken on the same rack, sprayed with olive oil, DAK’s seasoning and garlic powder, broil for 4 minutes, flipped over the chicken, seasoned that side, added 1 tbsp cheese on each filet and set to broil 6 more minutes.
Topped each one with a tbsp of pico de gallo once plated.
Calories per plate 444, carbs 16g, fat 20g, protein 53g, sodium 316mg and sugar 6g.
Recipe and picture by Shannon Green - Young
2 lbs. Heirloom cherry tomatoes
3 large cloves (elephant) garlic
2 c vegetable stock
Salt & pepper to taste
Toss tomatoes & garlic with olive oil, salt & pepper, then broil until lightly charred. Puree & add to stock. Add spices, bring to a boil & let simmer about 30 minutes. Add parmesan & serve.
French bread cut into cubes
Toss bread with oil & garlic powder. Broil until crispy.