Feta, Potato, Turkey Skillet

I can’t wait for you to try this bowl full of goodness and health! Vitamin C, iron, protein, healthy carbs, fiber, comfort….need I say more.

Feta, Potato, and Turkey Skillet
from Clean Eating Magazine
olive oil spray
1 lb ground turkey breast (not ground turkey)
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
1 lb potatoes (best to buy organic)
pinch dried thyme
3/4 C low sodium chicken broth (I love Watkins)
1 lb Swiss Chard or other leafy greens (I used organic Kale, you can find pre-cut in the HyVee Organic Produce section sometimes, wahooo for convenience!)
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
pinch red chili flakes
juice of 1/2 lemon, plus 4 wedges for serving
1/2 C crumbled feta cheese
Preheat oven to 425F. Coat a large (12inch) oven-proof skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium. Add turkey, season with salt and pepper and cook. Break up meat with a spoon, until no pink is visible, 5-6minutes. Transfer turkey to a bowl, returning skillet to heat. Add potatoes and thyme to hot skillet and season with salt and pepper. Transfer skillet to oven and cook until lightly browned and tender, about 20 minutes, stirring once. Carefully return skillet to stove top on medium-high heat (leave oven at same temperature). Add broth and bring to a simmer. Add leafy greens and stir until just wilted. Stir in tomatoes rosemary, chili flakes, lemon juice, and reserved turkey. Once broth is simmering, transfer back to oven. Cook until tomato skins burst, about 10 minutes. Stir halfway through. Divide mixture among 4 bowls and top evenly with feta. Serve with lemon wedge. Enjoy!

Nutrition (1 1/4C potato mix with 2 T feta): 271 calories, 4gfat, 24gcarbs, 35g protein

WOW…where did the time go…Sara B Consulting blog celebrated its 2nd Anniversary at the beginning of the month. THANK YOU TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS and TASTE TESTERS! You are making yourself and your family healthier one recipe at a time!

Until next time…

look good, feel good, do good

Summertime Orzo Salad

It’s a rice, it’s a grain….no it’s ORZO 🙂 I know….so korny, but seriously what is orzo?
Orzo is actually a rice shaped pasta, that is very fun to eat and makes beautiful salads.
This salad knocked my socks off after fellow crossfitter, Tricia, made it at the last Crossfit Des Moines party.

Summertime Orzo Salad
thanks Tricia!
1 pound dry orzo pasta
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups fresh spinach, torn
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup dried cranberries
8 fresh basil leaves, torn
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 & 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 carton cherry tomatoes, halved
Cook orzo in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but still firm to the bite. Drain pasta and spread on a large baking sheet to cool. Transfer cooled orzo to a large serving bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and toss gently to combine. Serve chilled.


Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good

Toad Food

Oh, how I love kids and the funny things they say…

My mom emailed me to say she made the tofu & sun dried tomato recipe (http://sarabconsulting.blogspot.com/search/label/Tofu) for family dinner last night.
Everyone loved it including my niece Emmerson (9) who thought she was eating
“toad food.”
Does that not put a smile on your face!
J and I love this recipe as well and made another batch this weekend…this time with quinoa instead of brown rice and green beans instead of peas….either way it’s the bomb.
Here are other fun comments from children of families I have worked with:

“Yesterday, the kids were headed to the pantry for snacks with friends, where they discovered the new (healthified) shelves. It was cute to hear all the kids explain the changes: “We can’t eat a lot of junk anymore.”(Evan) “We are being healthier now.” (Cole) “Ya – her name is Sara.” (Sophia)”

“How come if you are suppose to shop the outside aisles of the grocery store are the ho ho’s there?”

“Mom, would Sara want us to eat that?” …I am known as the “health witch” in that family…which I accept with pride 🙂

Although I did not leave you with a recipe today…I hope I gave you a good laugh!

Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good