Goji Berry 3-Bean Chili

Happy St. Patty’s day party people!

Some of you may know who Dr. Joel Furhman is from his books, documentary appearances, and Dr. Oz — but this guy has got it right when it comes to nutrition (in my eyes). He’s created a new type of diet — the nutritarian lifestyle — and I’m loving it.

Soo this past week, he was sharing some of his favorite recipes and this Goji Berry 3-Bean Chili was a star. So obvi. I had to try it — I wasn’t sure how the goji flavor would combine with cumin and chili powder but it was magical. It was a spicy & sweet flavor combo that I will def. be enjoying for a long time to come…it’s that good.

Recipe from Dr. Oz & Joel Furhman — kudos!

Ingredients:

3 cups diced plum tomatoes or 1 (28-oz) can no-salt-added or low-sodium plum tomatoes

1 lb frozen broccoli, thawed and chopped

10 oz frozen chopped onions, thawed

2 1/2 cups corn, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup goji berries

2 large zucchini, diced

4 oz chopped mild green chilies

4 tsp chili powder, or more to taste

2 tsp cumin

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups cooked pinto beans or 1 (15-oz) can no-salt-added or low-sodium pinto beans, drained

1 1/2 cups cooked black beans or 1 (15-oz) can no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained

1 1/2 cups cooked red beans or 1 (15-oz) can no-salt-added or low-sodium red beans, drained

Directions

Cover and simmer all ingredients, except precooked (or canned) beans, for 20 minutes. Add beans and heat through.

I sprinkled some goji & homemade guacamole for some added crunch & creaminess!!

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This Goji Berry Chili is packed with fiber, slowly digestible starches, and phytonutrient-rich greens. An added bonus is the antioxidant filled & flavorful superfood — the Goji Berry — this is the star of the dish in my book!

The great thing about this dish is it is sooo filling and soo tasty — try a pot full of this for your St. Patty’s day din din or for meatless monday :] it’s a win!

xo. K

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Gluten Free PB&J Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Happy Friday loves!!

Get that extra energy you need to get through today /monday/everyday – with this yummy little breakfast bowl.Quinoa is a superfood for sure–Supergrain of the present & future. It is packed with protein(9 essential ammino acids), twice the fiber as other grains, and iron (keeps that brain in tip top shape). It also contains lysine (which is essential for tissue growth & repair), rich in magnesium (which relaxes blood vessels), high in Riboflavin (B2-improves energy metabolism within brain & muscle cells), and upon other benefits it has a high content of manganese (an antioxidant which helps protect cells from free radicals). It’s a go to grain-protein for sure!

Quinoa has a nutty taste — so I think it’s perfect for a sweet & salty breakfast bowl :] I pack on the berries(my jelly), nuts, flax seed milk (latest WF find –yum), almond butter(my pb), fresh (unprocessed) honey, and some cinnamon to make this perfectly nutritious breakfast bowl!

*cook quinoa according to packaging & use all week in your breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes :]

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I hope you all have a great day!!

Stay tuned to meet the newest member of the family–so excited to share :]

What’s your favorite Quinoa recipe?

Hit the mat today – it will help get you through this Superbowl Sunday feeling good about the tasteful treats you grub on during the game!! — plus it will keep you motivated to go for the healthy options. I know that every time I work my buns off I don’t feel like wasting it by eating tons of junk.

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Make it your habit this February. happy face.

Be your best you.

happy feb. & friday.

xo. K

Happy birthday to my beautiful sister-in-law!! I love youuu so much :]

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