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 picture by Shannon Green - Young. Cooked in the Ninja Foodi.
Slice 1 eggplant. Salt slices & let sweat. Blot dry. Coat with coconut flour. Then egg, then almond flour & parm mix. Airfry slices at 400 for 10-12 minutes each, turning halfway. Once done srack skices alternating eggplant, sauce & cheese. Airfry for a few more minutes to brown up the cheese & crisp everything back up.
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.
Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
Made vegetarian split pea soup. Normally I add country style boneless pork ribs but I decided to make a completely vegetarian version.
1 16 oz bag split peas (I prefer Goya brand)
1 red onion
2 cloves garlic
2 russet potatoes
2 cartons organic low sodium vegetable broth
Just put it all in the pot and I cooked it PC for 45 minutes. Quick release and ready to eat! Nutritional numbers in 2nd picture (for 1 1/2 cup).
Whole wheat breakfast tortilla with 1 tbsp pesto slice of fresh mozzarella pulled into pieces and an egg in the middle. Seasoned with Mrs Dash garlic and herbs and paprika powder. Cooked in an electric skillet for 10-15 minutes until the egg was done (lid on!)
2 cartons organic low sodium chicken broth (if you want it completely vegetarian substitute it with vegetable broth!)
6 small purple potatoes
2 leeks cut in rings
half a tub portobello mushrooms cut in pieces
2 cloves garlic
Mrs Dash garlic and herbs
red pepper flakes
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp paprika powder
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Put a tbsp of olive oil in the skillet and cook all ingredients for about 5-10 minutes until they're getting softer and a little browned. Then add the broth, put the lid on and let simmer for half an hour. When done, hit it with the immersion blender to make it more creamy so you won't have to make a roux or use flour. This will make the soup more like a chowder consistency.
Serve in a bowl and put a spoon of Parmesan cheese on top if you like. The soup looks a little funky but tastes better than it looks! ;)
2 cartons organic low sodium chicken broth (if you want to keep this dish completely vegetarian just substitute it with vegetable broth)
2.5 lbs pre cut butternut squash
1 carrot roughly cut up
half red onion roughly chopped
1 Granny Smith apple roughly chopped
1 leek cut in rings
1/2 tsp turmeric
red pepper flakes to taste
1 tbsp Mrs Dash garlic and herbs
*coconut milk is optional for presentation
I added all these ingredients into the Instant Pot, set it to cook on high pressure for an hour. When it was done I blended it all with the immersion blender and soup is done! Quick, simple and tasty!
And most importantly: very low in calories! Only 100 calories for one cup! And 295 mg sodium, 4 g of sugar, 20 g carbs, 2 g fat and 2 g protein.
Healthier version of pizza when you have a craving but can’t have the real deal. Bottom is NY Deli low carb wrap, put 1 tbsp of pesto as base instead of tomato purée. Put sliced tomato on top with mozzarella, baby spinach and Mrs Dash garlic and herbs for seasoning. I put it in my electric skillet for 5 minutes until the cheese was melted.
low carb wraps
cup baby spinach
Mrs Dash garlic and herbs
basil pesto (1 tbsp per wrap)
Examle 1 and easy to make is egg salad. We all know there are many ways to boil eggs, or you can buy them boiled and peeled in the grocery store but I personally don't like the way they taste much.
I boil mine by cooking them on high pressure for 2 minutes in the Instant Pot, then 2 minutes Natural Pressure Release and then 2 minutes in cold water. The peel comes right off!
Chop the eggs, however many you want, I usually boil 8 and have salad for a few days, add olive mayo, a little bit of diced red onion and Mrs Dash garlic and herb seasoning. But that's my recipe. Easy and done in under 15 minutes. If you want to low carb it just substitute the saltine crackers for e.g. Lettuce wraps or slices of cucumber to put the salad on.
Example 2: Another quick salad is mix romaine lettuce with spinach. Add a boiled egg (quartered in the picture), canned smoked salmon, avocado, red onion and avocado roasted garlic vinaigrette. Takes 5 minutes, fills you up and is healthy.
On the picture below is a similar salad except this one has no avocado and egg in it.
There are so many ways to eat quick and healthy on the truck. People say it's impossible to eat healthy on the truck because they don't have time for it. I just proved it doesn't take much time at all! Enjoy and safe travels!