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TURKEY APPLE WRAP

I discovered this recipe looking for easy lunch recipes that are both healthy and delicious. Thank you Canyon Ranch!

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Ingredients

½ lb cooked chopped turkey breast

2 Tbsp chopped red onion

¼ cup chopped celery

¼ cup chopped apple

⅛ cup chopped dried cranberries

½ tsp garlic granules

3 Tbsp canola oil mayonnaise

1 Tbsp nonfat sour cream

½ tsp Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp white distilled vinegar

Pinch dried thyme

Pinch sea salt

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

1½ cups spinach

6 whole-wheat flour tortillas (or a GF option), about 9-in diameter

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for spinach and tortillas and mix well.
  • Place turkey mixture in a food processor and pulse for 2 to 3 seconds at a time until mixture is finely diced.
  • Lay each tortilla on a flat surface and spread ¼ cup spinach on top. Place ¼ cup turkey mixture on top of spinach. Roll up tortilla burrito style.


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Gluten Free Waffles

Happy Weekend everybody! I discovered this easy breakfast by Chef Jen Welper to make for that lazy Sunday coming up. It is not only yummy, but gluten free as well. Enjoy!

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Waffles are great as a sweet or savory breakfast in the morning. Unfortunately, a lot of people cannot indulge in them due to food allergies such as intolerance to gluten. However, this delicious recipe provides one gluten-free way to enjoy waffles.

INGREDIENTS:

3 ½ cup Rice flour

2 tsp. Kosher salt

½ cup Sugar

1 cup Ground flaxseed

1 tsp. Cinnamon

2 T. Baking powder

5 each Eggs, separated

½ cup Egg substitute

3 cups Skim milk

½ cup Canola oil

2 tsp. Vanilla extract

PREPARATION:

  • Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.   
  • In a separate bowl, separate the whole eggs (yolks and egg whites separate—egg whites in large metal mixing bowl).  Using a hand-mixer, beat the egg whites until a stiff peak form.
  • Combine the rest of the wet ingredients, including the egg yolks, and mix well.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, the batter should be a little lumpy (that is okay).  Gently fold in the egg whites, in 2 separate batches, until just combined.
  • Preheat the waffle iron.  Add ½ cup of batter for each waffle.  Allow waffle to cook as needed.

AMOUNT PER SERVING:  recipe makes 16 large waffles, but serving size is ½ of waffle cut into quarters (2 quarters each)


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Chocolate Banana Bread

I don’t know about you, but there are two wonderful things in this world: Chocolate and homemade banana bread, so why not have both? Here is a recipe by Rancho La Puerta.

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This bread is chocolate heaven, really—a rich, dark, dense loaf, made with ripe bananas and pureed prunes, that tastes far more sinful than it really is. Serve warm, sliced thin, with fresh fruit, or freeze for up to one month. 

Makes 1 loaf.

Ingredients

2 cups water

12 ounces pitted prunes

2 medium ripe bananas

2 large eggs

1 cup unbleached all-purpose or whole-wheat flour

½ cup cocoa powder

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

1 cup chopped walnuts

½ cup banana chips, broken into small pieces

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350° degrees F. Lightly butter an 8-cup loaf pan, and line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper.

In a small saucepan, combine the water and prunes and bring to a simmer. Simmer slowly until the prunes are very soft, about 30 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.

Puree the prunes, bananas, and eggs in a blender until smooth.

Sift together the flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in the banana mixture and combine thoroughly. Gently stir in the walnuts, banana chips, and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean (or with only a bit of melted chocolate chip on it). Turn the loaf out onto a rack to cool, and remove the parchment from the bottom. Cut into thin slices to serve.


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Natural Energy Juice Shot

I found this great power booster recipe by Scott D at Rancho La Puerta. What I love the most is it is so easy to make, I think I will go try it!

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The Power Booster Energy Shot from Tierra Allegre is a natural energy juice drink.  It reminds me of falling in love.  It left me warm and tingly inside and looking forward to our next encounter. The flavorful fresh ginger packs in a wallop of antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory benefits.  The cayenne adds a dash of heat.  This natural energy drink is perfect for a late morning energy boost. I also enjoy it in the afternoon as a refresher, as a replacement for caffeine. Makes two shots, about four ounces each.

Ingredients:

  • 1” Chunk of Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Medium Lemon
  • 1/2 Green Apple
  • Dash of Cayenne

Directions:

  1. Slice or chop ginger so it fits in your juicer.
  2. Peel the lemon. Slice the lemon into quarter sized wedges for easier juicing.
  3. Slice a whole green apple in half. You can juice the seeds and stem. Rub the lemon peel or drizzle a little lemon juice onto the exposed side of the apple to prevent oxidation. Preserve the unused half for later.
  4. Process the lemon, ginger and apple through your juicer.
  5. Pour the juice into small glasses and sprinkle with a dash of fresh cayenne. You can grind your own cayenne in a blade coffee grinder or spice grinder.