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Old Fashioned Goulash

Ingredients 2 lbs ground beef or turkey 3 tsp minced garlic 1 large Yellow onion, diced 2 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup beef broth 1/3 cup olive oil 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce 2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes 1 T Italian seasoning 1 T Adobo Seasoning 3 bay leaves 1 T seasoned salt 1/2 T black pepper 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Instructions In a large pan, saute your ground meat in skillet over medium-high heat until HALF cooked, remove…

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10 Quick and Healthy Freezer to Slow Cooker Meals

Instructions: 1. Decide how many and which meals you plan to make. 2. Make a shopping list. The shopping list provided is to make all 10 recipes but does not include any of the serving suggestions. 3. Shop 4. Day of freezer meal prep- collect all needed supplies, wear comfortable clothes and shoes, fun music and snacks are always smart too. 5. Print out recipes to have handy without having to worry about spills getting on an electronic device. 6. Label gallon zipper-top freezer bags with recipe name, date, ingredients…

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Ingredients 2lb lean ground beef 1 medium Onion, diced 2 packet Ranch Dressing Mix (I used Mrs Dash no salt seasoning Ranch packets) 2 packet Taco Seasoning (I used Mrs Dash no salt seasoning Ranch packets) 1 32 oz. box (low sodium) Swanson Chicken Broth 14.5 oz. can Tomato Sauce (low sodium) 2 – 14.5 oz cans Diced Tomatoes with Chiles 14.5 oz can Black Beans (low sodium) 1 can Corn (low sodium) Instructions Saute onions for 2 minutes. Add ground beef and brown the meat. Drain browned ground beef…

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SLOW COOKER SPLIT PEA SOUP

  My siblings disliked me because I love split pea soup and when it was my turn to choose what we would have for Sunday lunch, I chose this and they always were mad! That is okay, they chose boxed mac and cheese which I didn’t care for so… fair is fair!! My Mom loves this soup and I think I get my tastes from her. It is a comfort food, smells wonderful, and has great texture! Ingredients 1 pound dried green split peas, rinsed 1 meaty ham bone, 2…

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Crock Pot Rosemary Turkey Breasts, Tender and Juicy

Ingredients 2 turkey breast halves, 2-2½ lb. each (bone-in) 2 teaspoons dried sage or more, if desired 2 teaspoons dried thyme, or more, if desired Fresh ground pepper, to taste 2 cups onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 8 springs fresh rosemary 4-6 springs fresh rosemary Lemon slices Sugared cranberries, see recipe below Directions 1. Remove skin from turkey breasts and pat dry with paper towels. Season each breast on both sides with sage, thyme and pepper. 2. Place 1…

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Easy, Crock-Pot Barbecue Chicken Breasts

Ingredients 6 chicken breasts (1½ pounds total) boneless, skinless 3 cups onions, chopped 1 (18 oz) bottle of barbecue sauce, I like Sweet Baby Ray’s original, Bull’s-eye original or use your favorite 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce Directions 1. Place onions in a microwave safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes to soften. 2. Add cooked onions to crock-pot. Stir in barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Add the chicken breasts and submerged into sauce. Cover and cook on…

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Skinny, Crock-Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients 1½ pounds boneless pork tenderloin, see shopping tip 1 cup onions, chopped ½ cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup water ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon fresh garlic cloves, chopped ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes Directions 1. Place pork tenderloin in crock-pot. Sprinkle onions over top and around pork. In a small bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over pork and set timer for crock-pot, 2½-3 hours on High or cook on Low heat for5 ½-6 hours. The cook time varies…

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Crock-Pot, Barbecue Mini Meatballs

Ingredients 1 pound package extra lean ground beef or turkey, see shopping tips ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs 1 large egg or 2 egg whites ½ cup onions, finely minced 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1½ cups onions, diced 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce, I used Sweet Baby Rays, or use your favorite ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (add ⅛ teaspoon more if you like a bit of kick) Directions 1. In a large bowl, combine ground…

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Skinny Beef, Vegetable and Barley Soup (Crock Pot or Stove Top)

Ingredients 1 pound package lean ground beef (96%), see shopping tips 2 (32-oz) containers Swanson’s reduced-sodium beef broth or your favorite broth 1 (14.5 oz) can Swanson’s reduced-sodium beef broth 1 (14.5 oz) can tomatoes, diced ¾ cup dried pearl barley, see shopping tips 1½ cups carrots, sliced 1½ cups celery, sliced 1½ cups onions, chopped 1½ cups zucchini, chopped 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried sage Fresh ground pepper, to taste 3 cups fresh spinach leaves…

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Crock Pot, Skinny Chicken Teriyaki

Ingredients 2 pounds (8 thighs) boneless skinless chicken thighs, see prep tip 1 cup onions, chopped ⅓ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce ¼ cup sugar 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar 2 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ginger, from a jar, see shopping tip Black pepper, to taste Directions 1. Place chicken in crock pot. Sprinkle onions over the chicken. 2. In a separate bowl, combine soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken. 3. Cover crock pot and cook on low for about 4-5…

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(Crock-pot) Skinny Thai Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Ingredients 6 (4 ounces each) chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (24 ounces total) 1½ cups onions, diced 1¼ cups red bell pepper, diced ½ cup salsa (medium heat), I used Pace Chunky Salsa ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon peanut butter, chunky or smooth ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or other white vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoon garlic, minced ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 12 cups cabbage, shredded 6 tablespoons green onions, diced, for topping, optional Directions 1. Add chicken, onions and red bell…

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Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Turkey Stew

Ingredients 1 cup carrots, chopped 1.5 cups celery, chopped 1.5 cups onions, chopped 1 cup chicken broth (no salt added) 2 Tbsp honey 1 tsp dried rosemary 2 Tbsp grainy dijon mustard 1 large turkey breast, cut into chunks 2 Tbsp spelt flour (or whole wheat flour for gluten free use oat or brown rice flour) Directions Toss cut up turkey breast in flour to coat. Place everything in slow cooker and stir. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Nutrition Facts Servings: 6…

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