Kristen’s Healty Recipes

Sausage, Pepper & Onion Egg Bake

Serving size: Makes 6 servings

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 package andouille chicken sausage
  • 1 bag frozen, chopped peppers and onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Splash of water
  1. Place chicken sausage on a lined baking sheet and broil over medium heat until crispy. Slice them into bite sized pieces, and preheat oven to convection bake at 350 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan, heat olive oil and garlic over medium high heat until garlic is browned. Add peppers, onions, and saute until onions become translucent. Add salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, crack all 12 eggs, add a splash of water and whisk until combined.
  4. Spray or coat a large casserole dish (14×10) with olive oil, and add peppers and onions. Layer on chicken sausage and then pour eggs on top.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese and place in oven for 40 minutes or until the eggs don’t jiggle in the middle.
  6. Let sit for at least 10 minutes and enjoy!

KP’s Tip: Switch up the flavors with different vegetables, sausage flavors and seasonings!

Salsa Chicken Tacos

Serving size: Makes 6 servings

  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 32oz salsa of your choice
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Taco toppings of choice
  1. Place chicken and salsa in crockpot and set on high for 3-4 hours.
  2. Shred with forks, and make tacos the way you like them!

KP’s Tip: If you run out of shells, just use the toppings and lettuce to make a bowl out of it. It makes a great lunch!

Hummus Toast

Serving size: Makes 1 serving

  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
  • 1 slice whole grain bread
  • 1 tbsp “everything” seasoning
  1. Toast slice of bread.
  2. Top bread with hummus, sliced egg, and sprinkle seasoning on top.
  3. Enjoy!

KP’s Tip: To keep variety in this recipe, try using different flavors of hummus. This can be a great snack, or a meal if you double the recipe.

Crockpot Meatballs & Ravioli

Serving size: Makes 6 servings

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4c whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1 bag fresh or frozen ravioli
  • 26oz (1 jar) sauce of choice
  1. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except for ravioli and sauce. Form mixture into meatballs.
  2. Line crockpot with non-stick spray or liner.
  3. Spread 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of the crockpot and add meatballs, keeping in a single layer.
  4. Add the remaining sauce, cover and cook for 3 hours on high.
  5. The last 15 minutes before meatballs are done, add ravioli and mix.
  6. After 15 mins, serve immediately.

KP’s Tip: To keep variety in this recipe, try using different sauces. You could use red, white, rose or pesto sauce to really change the flavor.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash & Meat Sauce

Serving size: Makes 6 servings

  • ​1 spaghetti squash
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2lbs hot italian sausage (or sausage of choice)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 jar diced tomatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Stab the squash with a fork or knife all around to poke holes in the flesh. 
  3. Microwave for about 5 minutes..it will be hot, use oven mitts to remove it.
  4. Slice the stem off the squash, then slice in the half lengthwise.
  5. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
  6. Brush with 2 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with your favorite seasonings (I used s&p, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning).
  7. Place squash side down on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour.
  8. While that’s cooking, set your pressure cooker on the sauté setting. 
  9. Add 1/2 onion chopped and drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil to sauté.
  10. Add 1lb ground beef (I used wagyu), and 2lbs ground sausage (I used hot Italian) mix to combine until cooked through and cancel the sauté function.
  11. Add 1 cup (1/2 jar) of tomato sauce and 1 can diced tomatoes.
  12. Cover and cook for 35 minutes. Once everything is done, plate it up and devour! 

KP’s Tip: For a crockpot version, make the squash as directed. Sauté the onion and meat in a pan, throw in the crockpot. Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and cook on high for 3 hours. 

Edible No-Bake Cookie Dough

Serving size: 1 piece; Makes about 15 pieces

  • ​1 cup oat flour (process oats in food processer until ground to a powder)
  • 1 cup protein powder of choice (I used chocolate plant-based powder)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (and 1-2 tbsp for topping)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Mix oat flour, protein powder, peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir to mix.
  3. Dump cookie dough in 9×13 pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  4. Press down to flatten and put in fridge for about 30 minutes.
  5. Take out of the fridge, chop into bite-sized pieces and store in air-tight container. Throw back in the fridge to keep them fresh or store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  6. Enjoy bites of cookie dough for that afternoon pick-me-up or an on-the-go snack!

KP’s Tip: Adding protein powder is a great way to boost protein. Use whatever flavor you have. You could also use 2c oat flour if you don’t want to use a protein powder. Get creative and use different toppings as you see fit!

Recipe adapted from: https://www.mealswithmaggie.com/no-bake-cookie-dough-bars/#tasty-recipes-3743

Original & Maple Brown Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Serves 4-6 from each flavor

  • ​Pumpkin Seeds (extracted from 3 pumpkins)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  1. Separate pumpkin seeds from what I call “pumpkin guts” and rinse well in cool water in a colander. Make sure most of the pumpkin is off the seeds. 
  2. Preheat oven to 300⁰ and line cookie sheet with parchment paper, separated in the middle for both flavors. 
  3. Lay out a dish drying mat and lay pumpkin seeds in a single layer on mat. 
  4. Pat dry with paper towels and try to get as much moisture out of the seeds as possible. 
  5. In a bowl, combine olive oil, salt, pepper, half the amount of seeds, and mix. 
  6. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, maple extract, and the other half of the seeds and mix. 
  7. Lay out pumpkin seeds on cookie sheet, in a single layer. 
  8. Roast in oven for 45 minutes or until crispy. 
  9. Take out of oven and serve immediately!

KP’s Tip: Pumpkin seeds are a great snack since they offer up a great deal of protein fiber, and healthy fats. Sure, you can buy store-bought pumpkin seeds, but the sodium content in them is extremely high. Making them yourself allows you to control the sodium content.

Banana Sushi

Serves 1

  • 1 whole wheat wrap
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  1. Place wrap on a cutting board and spread wrap with peanut butter, spreading on only the left or right side of the wrap. Use a small dab of peanut butter on the opposite side of the wrap to help it stay closed once you roll it up.
  2. Top peanut butter with chocolate chips, banana, roll it up and cut up into bite-sized pieces for a perfect, kid-friendly snack!

KP’s Tip: Use other fun toppings like rice krispies cereal, berries, or chia seeds to add a crunch and different flavor to your sushi.

Bento Box

Serves 1, Serving size 1 box

  • 2 eggs, hard boiled
  • 1/4 cup hummus (flavor of your choosing)
  • 3/4 cup raw vegetables (carrots, celery, cucumber)
  • 1 cheesestick (mozzarella, cheddar)
  • 1/2 cup berries
  1. Place 2 hard boiled eggs in lunch container. Add in hummus cup, raw veggies, cheesestick and fruit.
  2. Repeat with as many containers as needed for lunches or dinner for the week.
  3. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Calories 402. Fat 21g, Protein 26g, Carbs 29g

KP’s Tip: Feel free to switch up the fruit, veggies and cheesestick you use to give yourself variety and change up the flavors.

Hot ‘N’ Honey Turkey Meatball Skewers

Serves 4, Serving size 2 skewers

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c Italian seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • 4-5 large jalapenos, cut into chunk and deveined and deseeded
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 20-25 skewers
  • Skewer Glaze:
  • 1/4c honey
  • 1/4c Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  1. Line large plate with wax paper. Mix first four ingredients together in bowl.
  2. Form bite-size meatballs and place on lined plate. This should make about 20 meatballs. If you have more than one layer, be sure to separate the layers between wax paper. 
  3. Place plate in freezer and leave for about 15-20 minutes or until the meatballs are firm. 
  4. While the meatballs are in the freezer, chop up and prep all your veggies. Make sure the jalapenos are free from seeds and veins; otherwise they’ll be too hot! 
  5. After the veggie prep, combine all three glaze ingredients and mix well until blended. 
  6. Take meatballs out of the freezer when done and assemble skewers in the following order: meatball, jalapeno, 1 tomato and 2 pineapple chunks. Repeat until all skewers are completed. 
  7. Preheat grill to about 375⁰ and spray with nonstick grill spray. 
  8. Coat one side of the skewers with the glaze while still on the plate, and place glaze-side down on grill. Coat the other side with the glaze and let cook, about 10 minutes. Flip over and cook another 10 minutes. 
  9. Continue to rotate until skewers are completely cooked through. 
  10. Take off grill and enjoy!!

Calories 321. Fat 11g, Protein 23g, Carbs 33g

KP’s Tip: Pair with a side of brown rice or quinoa to complete the meal!