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Delectable Roasted Turkey with Apple – Phase 1

Thanksgiving Day won’t be complete without our star menu, the Turkey! It has been our practice to feature Turkey recipes every year and this time around, we are featuring a Delectable Roasted Turkey with Apple recipe!

Filled with a rich flavoring of heavenly spices and aromatic scent of apple and ground cinnamon, this dish will surely become one of the requested recipes of your family members!

Delectable Roasted Turkey with Apple - Phase 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 to 16 pound) frozen young turkey

For the brine:

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 1-gallon vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped ginger
  • 1 gallon heavily iced water

For the aromatics:

  • 1 red apple, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 6 leaves sage

Instructions:

2 to 3 days before roasting:

  1. Begin thawing the turkey in the refrigerator or in a cooler kept at 38 degrees F.
  2. Combine the vegetable stock, sea salt, stevia, black peppercorns, allspice berries, and chopped ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve solids and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove the brine from the heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate.Early on the day or the night before you’d like to eat:
  4. Combine the brine, water and ice in the 5-gallon bucket. Place the thawed turkey (with innards removed) breast side down in brine. If necessary, weigh down the turkey to ensure it is fully immersed, cover, and refrigerate or set in cool area for 8 to 16 hours, turning the bird once half way through brining.
  5. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Remove the turkey from brine and rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard the brine.
  6. Place the bird on roasting rack inside a half sheet pan and pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Combine the apple, onion, ground cinnamon, and 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  8. Add steeped aromatics to the turkey’s cavity along with the rosemary and sage.
  9. Roast the turkey on lowest level of the oven at 500 degrees F for 30 minutes. Insert a probe thermometer into thickest part of the breast and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  10. Set the thermometer alarm (if available) to 161 degrees F. A 14 to 16-pound bird should require a total of 2 to 2 1/2 hours of roasting.
  11. Let the turkey rest, loosely covered with foil or a large mixing bowl for 15 minutes before carving.
  12. Served. Enjoy eating!

Witches Brooms Roll Ups – Phase 1 and 3

Witches Brooms Roll Ups is a perfect snack for those who wanted to balance out their sugar intake. This recipe is packed with healthy zucchini strips, turkey bacon and almond cheese as healthy fats, a healthier alternative snack this Halloween season. Have a healthy, holiday cooking session everyone!

Witches Brooms Roll Ups

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 4 slices nitrate free turkey bacon
  • 4 thin slices of brown rice (Phase 1) or cashew (phase 3) cheese.

Preparation

  1. Trim ends of zucchini and discard. Using a vegetable peeler, slice zucchini lengthwise into 16 paper-thin slices; place in a single layer on a work surface. (Discard first slice of peel and seedy center.) Wrap and chill remaining zucchini for another use.
  2. Stack turkey bacon slices and cut into 4 long strips. Repeat with cheese slices.
  3. Sprinkle zucchini slices with pepper. Lay a turkey bacon strips  in center of a zucchini slice and top with a cheese strip. Starting at one end of zucchini strip, roll it into a tight spiral; secure with a toothpick. Repeat on other rolls.
  4. Enjoy eating!

Halloween Apple Bites – Phase 1

If the Halloween season falls on your Phase 1, this is a perfect opportunity for you and your kids to indulge to these Halloween Apple bites! A healthy and fruity zombie snack for your kids, super easy and fun to prepare too!

Halloween Apple Bites - Phase 1

Ingredients:

  • Apples (however may you like – start with 2-3 apples and make more if you like)
  • Brown Rice Cheese

Directions:

  1. Quarter and core an apple.
  2. Cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter
  3. Cut brown rice cheese along top and bottom of wedge to resemble teeth

There you have it! A quirky kind of fruit snack!

Toasted Mummy Easy Pizza- Phase 1 and 3

This Halloween, we are to introduce a healthy version of easy-pizza. The kids will find this Toasted Mummy awesome and delightful with its unique presentation! Most of all, this toasted mummy is packed with healthy goodies such as strips of non-dairy cheese, tomato sauce and sprouted grain bread.

Toasted Mummy - Phase 1 and 3

Ingredients:

  • Cheese (brown rice – Phase 1/ cashew – Phase 3) cut into thin strips
  • Sprouted Grain bread, as many slices as you want
  • Tomato paste (you can use 1 can or 15 oz of crushed tomatoes)
  • Black olives, sliced

Directions:

  1. Toast one side on the bread
  2. On the untoasted side spread tomato paste over the bread
  3. Lay strips of cheese across the tomato space and at slight angles to look like bandages.
  4. Add to slices of olives for eyes
  5. Pop back under the grill to melt the cheese

Enjoy!

Salmon With Raspberry Balsamic Glaze – Phase 3

Salmon with Raspberry Balsamic? How does that sounds to you? Well, this recipe is an easy, fancy creation that is incredibly good for you. Salmon is packed with omega-3 fats that are great for your heart, mood and brain functioning. Add a pinch of juicy limes and raspberry goodness and your mouth will be filled with oozing goodness. Try this on Phase 1!

Salmon with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze - Phase 3

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 6 fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon juice from squeezed lime
  • pinch of stevia
  • 1 teaspoon of chicken stock
  • 4-ounce skinless salmon fillet

Directions:

  1. Mash raspberries and vinegar together with a fork in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in the lime juice, stevia and chicken stock until combined. Set aside.
  3. Heat your non-sticky saucepan over medium heat. Cook salmon about 4 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through. Set aside.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and carefully wipe away any liquid with a paper towel.
  5. Return skillet to medium heat and add the reserved raspberry mixture. Stirring constantly, cook 2 minutes, or until just thickened.
  6. Pour sauce over salmon and serve with asparagus on the side.

Grilled Salmon with Peaches – Phase 3

This salmon steak is grilled with a sweet, delectable taste of peaches. Grilled Salmon with Peaches is a great recipe if you’re in the mood for a fish grilling party in Phase 3.

Grilled Salmon with Peaches - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper
  • medium red onions, cut into wedges
  • peaches, cut into wedges
  • 6 ounce salmon steaks (about 1 inch thick)

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, ginger, thyme and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss the onions, peaches, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Season the salmon with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  4. Grill the salmon and onions until salmon is opaque throughout and onions are tender, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  5. After flipping the salmon, place the peaches on the grill and cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. Drizzle the salmon with the vinaigrette and serve with the onions and peaches.
  7. Serve and enjoy the mini grill party!

Fresh Halibut with Tomato and Orange Goodness – Phase 1

Want to start your fast metabolism diet week with a healthy fish recipe? This fresh halibut recipe is filled with the goodness of tomatoes, sweet and sour citric taste of orange that will definitely turn into your favorite fish dish!

Fresh Halibut with Tomato and Orange Goodness - Phase 1

Ingredients:

  1. medium onion, thinly sliced
  2. cup green olives, pitted and halved
  3. oranges, peeled, separated into segments, membranes removed
  4. 128-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  5. teaspoon sea salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1 1/2pounds halibut, skin removed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  8. 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

Directions:

  1. Heat your non-sticky saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the olives, orange segments, and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the salt and pepper. Place the fish in the pan and spoon the sauce over it. Cover and simmer until cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  4. Divide the fish and sauce among individual plates and sprinkle with the dill.
  5. Enjoy eating!

 

Delicious Spicy Tuna Steak Recipe – All Phases

An easy and quick fish recipe suitable to any phase, this Spicy tuna Steak Recipe gives a delectable flavor of tuna enhanced with a mixture of spicy and citrus marinade. A great recipe idea to enjoy in your lunch or dinner.

Delicious Spicy Tuna Steak Recipe - All Phases

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounce can solid white tuna, packed in water
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice from 2 squeezed limes
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (Applicable for Phase 3 only)

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, and salt & pepper. Coat tuna steaks well with it, cover, and place in refrigerator. Allow to marinate at least 30 minutes.
  2.  Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. You can heat olive oil if you are in Phase 3.
  3. Cook tuna steaks about 5-8 minutes on each side, or until desired level of cooking is reached.
  4. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy eating!

 

Pork Tenderloin with Juicy Apples – Phase 1

A unique way to prepare your pork is to match it with apples. This Pork Tenderloin with Juicy Apples is a perfect starter!Tender Pork Chops with Juicy Apples

The apples and pork blend well together in a meal– you won’t  even need to put gravy for your pork (even for a pork roast). You can add stevia to have more sweetness and you will have a healthier version of a caramelized pork chop!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 – 1/2 pork tenderloin
  • 3 apples, sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Serving: 4

Instructions

  1. In a lightly greased skillet over medium heat, cook the pork tenderloin for 8 – 10 minutes on each side, or until browned
  2. Remove the pork tenderloin and set aside.
  3. Using the same skillet, combine the apples, onions and water.
  4. Return the pork tenderloin to the pan and place on top of the onion mixture.
  5. Drizzle the apple cider vinegar over the pan and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Simmer, covered, for 3 – 5 minutes.
  7. Pork tenderloin are done when the internal temperature is 145 degrees F.
  8. Allow the pork to rest for 3 minutes, then serve hot.

 

Lemon with Ginger Ice Pops – All Phases

Are you up for something new dessert this summer? Lemon with Ginger Ice Pops will quench your thirst plus gives you an exciting burst of flavors! You will be surprised with its combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavors. Head on to the kitchen and let’s do it together!

Lemon with Ginger Ice Pops

Serving: 10. Serving Size: 1 Popsicle

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4-inch (1 oz) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup stevia
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
  • zest of three lemons
  • 10 ultra thin half slices lemon (optional)

Directions:

1. Put the ginger, water, stevia and lemon zest in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the stevia is dissolved, then remove the pan from heat and let it get to room temperature.

2. Pour the mixture through a fine strainer pressing down hard on the ginger with the back of a spoon. Mix in the lemon juice.

3. Pour the mixture into your ice pop molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top to let the mixture expand while it freezes. Place a slice of lemon in each mold if using then insert the sticks and freeze.

4. Serve.

There you go! Share with everybody and enjoy!

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