Turkey and Barley skillet – one pot meal

This recipe popped up on my facebook newsfeed via Shape magazine called “Healthy one pot meals”

I hate messes ( who doesn’t?) , so to throw all ingredients in a pot seemed like a good idea.

Their recipe was Beef & Barley Skillet but I just switched the meat for ground turkey.

Was really easy to make. I also like that it was a “hearty” meal, filled me up .

The carrots still had a bite to them and the zucchini wasn’t mushy either.

Definitely will make this again.

P.S I promise once i move my presentations will be better ๐Ÿ˜‰
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* I cut my carrots & zucchini into quarter pieces.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef ( or turkey/chicken)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 15 ounces low-sodium beef broth ( I used chicken)
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and onion, and cook 6 to 8 minutes. Drain if necessary. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add broth, tomato sauce, and water, and bring to boil. Stir in vegetables, barley, and seasonings. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 to 50 minutes until barley is tender.

** My edits I didn’t use water I just put a little more tomato sauce/broth

I also chopped up some mushrooms.

Remember you can always change a recipe for the way you like it, don’t be scared to switch something out.

Morning beauty routine

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What is/are some of your morning beauty products?

I like sleep, so I keep my routine simple.

Aveeno Clear Complexion Moisturizer

Maybelline Fit Me concealer

Nivea- A kiss of smoothness hydrating lip care w/spf 10

NYX – Bronzer & Blusher Combo

Ecotools brush

Estee Lauder Brush

Lash Curler

I also use white eyeshadow in the corner of my eyes to brighten my eyes and look more awake or a gold eyeliner to make the colors in my eyes pop.

 

Easy beef stir fry/fajita bowl

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I came across this Fast Fajita Salad recipe on pinterest.

I didn’t really feel like a salad so ended up using rice.

Ingredients I used:

About 1lb of steak ( I bought it already in strips)

lime

3-4 garlic cloves- minced

chili powder

salt& pepper

1/2 large onion

medium bell pepper

olive oil

1 can black beans ( drained)

rice

chicken stock

 

1- Place beef strips , lime ( juice if half) , 2-3 cloves of garlic, 1-2 teaspoons of chili powder, splash of olive oil and let it sit and marinate.

2: Cook rice with chicken broth instead of water (to give more flavor)

3: Cut up bell pepper, onion and 1 clove of garlic

4: Heat up olive oil in pan. Add pepper, onion, garlic for 6-10 minutes ( half way through- add beans)

5: Remove veggies from pan

6: I let the pot sit for a minute to get hot again, then add beef and marinade . Cook for about 3 minutes ( depending how thick you cut your slices of beef/how you like yours cooked)

7: Add Onion, pepper, bean mixture to beef

8: place rice in bowl and top with beef mixture

9: enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

I was going to add avocado but everyone at the store were too hard.

Next time I will add another color of pepper.

 

 

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Greek yogurt

 

 

 

 

Do you like Greek yogurt? It’s all I eat. Yogurt is great as breakfast, snack, or dessert.

I stopped eating yogurt because the consistency was too thin and didn’t like it.

Then someone said that they eat Chobani Greek yogurt and I should try it.ย  I loved it all I ate. Thought I don’t really care for their newer flip yogurts.

When I first got into Greek yogurt I feel like it wasn’t as popular as it is now.

FAGE isย  tasty, has a nice thick & creamy texture.

A few months ago I tried Muller yogurt, I love the strawberry its like a mini dessert.

The past week I tried Oikos by Dannon, it was on a sale and I was like why not. First I tried the peach, pretty good so I went back to get more. I just had the apple pie. It was sooooo good. Definitely great for a snack or dessert.

What is your favorite Greek yogurt brand(s)? Whats your favorite flavor?

I usually like peach, strawberry, & pineapple.

Another great thing about greek yogurt?… Its a good substitute for mayonnaise ( which I hate..yuck!), sour cream,ย  egg for baking, butter, oil, cream cheese.

 

 

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