Tuesday, September 1, 2015

(Makes 8 servings, one slice each)
Total Time: 80 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 70 min.
Ground turkey combined with natural salsa makes a fresh and nourishing meatloaf.
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup all-natural mild salsa
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh chopped parsley (for garnish)
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Combine turkey, salsa, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, salt, and pepper in large bowl.
3. Press mixture into 9 x 5-inch loaf pan, or form into shape of a loaf and place on ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
4.  Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until center is no longer pink and meat is cooked through.
5. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Cut into 8 slices, and serve garnished with parsley.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 211 / Fat: 10 g / Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 125 mg / Sodium: 485 mg
Carbohydrate: 4 g / Fiber: 1 g / Sugar: 1 g
Protein: 25 g

TIP: cut into single servings and freeze for future quick meals on the go

(Makes 4 servings, 1 cup each)
Total Time: 21 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 6 min.
The fresh ginger gives this beef and broccoli stir-fry a distinct and delicious flavor.
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium organic tamari soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons water, divided use
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch, divided use
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 pound top sirloin beef, fat trimmed, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or safflower oil)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
1. Combine soy sauce, 4 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon tapioca starch and honey in small bowl; mix well; set aside.
2. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon tapioca starch and 2 tablespoons water in large bowl; mix well. Add beef; toss to coat.
3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes, or until cooked through and no longer pink; remove beef, place in clean bowl, and keep warm.
4. Add broccoli, garlic, and ginger to pan; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer broccoli mixture to beef bowl.
5. Add soy sauce mixture to skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds, or until thickened. Return beef and broccoli mixture to skillet and stir to coat.

SAGI'S VARIATIONS: Stir-fry can also be made with chicken and using a variety of different vegetables, including snow peas, carrots, bell peppers, asparagus, water chestnuts, Chinese broccoli, zucchini, and mushrooms.
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Nutrition Information (per serving):
Calories: 292 / Fat: 14 g / Saturated Fat: 6 g
Cholesterol: 82 mg / Sodium: 778 mg
Carbohydrate: 12 g / Fiber: 0 g / Sugar: 5 g
Protein: 27 g