Trader Joe’s Turkey Bolognese, 3 Ways

Today i’m sharing three recipes using one of my favorite Trader Joe’s products Trader Joe’s  “Just Sauce” Turkey Bolognese.

  1. Turkey Bolognese Tacos – Serving Size: 2 Tacos

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Ingredients

1/2 cup of “Just Sauce” Turkey Bolognese

1/4 cup of corn kernels, I like Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted Corn

1/4 cup of black beans

2 tablespoons of diced tomatoes

1 tablespoon of chopped red onion

1 tablespoon of lime juice

1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro

2 tortillas

 Recipe – 

  1. Microwave turkey bolognese according to package directions.
  2. Microwave tortillas for 30 seconds on each side.
  3. Add all salsa ingredients (black beans, corn kernels, diced tomatoes, red onion, lime juice and cilantro) to a bowl and mix throughly.
  4. Enjoy salsa cold or at room temperature.
  5. Add turkey bolognese and corn and black bean salsa to warmed tortillas.

2. Turkey Bolognese and Ricotta Stuffed Eggplant – 1 Eggplant 

Turkey Bolognese and Ricotta Stuffed Eggplant

Ingredients

1 full eggplant

1/2 cup of “Just Sauce” Turkey Bolognese

1/4 cup of Ricotta

Recipe

  1. Preheat oven 350°F
  2. Bake eggplant for 45 minutes.
  3. Microwave turkey bolognese according to package directions.
  4. Add turkey bolognese and ricotta to baked eggplant.
  5. Put eggplant back in oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve warm!

3. Turkey Bolognese Zoodles – Serving Size:  2 servings (each serving 1/2 cup)

Turkey Bolognese Zoodles

Ingredients

1/2 cup of “Just Sauce” Turkey Bolognese

1 cup of zucchini noodles

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Parmesan cheese, optional

Recipe

  1. Microwave turkey bolognese according to package directions.
  2. Peel your zucchini using a julienne peeler (I have this peeler) or you can find premade zucchini noodles in most grocery stores.
  3. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan.
  4. Sauté zoodles for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Add heated bolognese to cooked zucchini noodles.
  6. Serve warm!

 

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Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs, 3 Ways

While grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s I  noticed the meatless meatballs and had been curious to try them out.  Below are some easy weekday recipes I developed all using the Trader Joe’s  meatless meatballs. Of course if you prefer turkey or beef meatballs you could use those instead.

  1. Zoodles and Meatballs  – serving size: 2 servings (each serving 1/2 cup)

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Ingredients – 

1 cup of zucchini noodles

1 tablespoon of olive oil

6 meatless meatballs

1/3 cup of tomato sauce (I like to use vodka sauce)

parmesan cheese, optional

Recipe – 

  1. Put tomato sauce and meatballs in a small sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes
  2. While meatballs are simmering peel your zucchini using a julienne peeler (I have this peeler) or you can find premade zucchini noodles in most grocery stores.
  3. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan.
  4. Sauté zoodles for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Once zoodles are cooked through add to the saucepan with the meatballs.
  6. Serve warm!

 

2. Meatless Meatball  Mozzarella Sandwich  – Serving Size:  1 Sandwich

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Ingredients  –

1 piece of bread, cut in half (I used Ezekiel Bread)

3 tablespoons of tomato sauce

3 Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs

2 tablespoons of mozzarella, cut into bite sized pieces

Recipe – 

  1. Cut piece of ezekiel bread in half.
  2. Add mozzarella on top of one of the pieces of bread.
  3. Toast ezekiel bread and cheese  in toaster oven or if you don’t have a toaster oven you can bake in the oven at  350°F for 6 -8 minutes or until cheese is bubbling
  4. While your bread is toasting microwave meatballs according to directions on the package.
  5. Add tomato sauce to your meatballs and microwave for another 30 seconds.
  6. Add your meatball and tomato sauce mixture to the other half of toasted ezekiel bread and top with the piece of piece of bread with melted cheese.
  7. Enjoy warm!

3. Meatless Meatball Naan Pizza – Serving Size – 1  Naan Pizza

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Ingredients – 

1 piece of naan (I use Trader Joe’s Tandoori Naan)

3 tablespoons of tomato sauce

3 Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs

1/3 cup of mozzarella, cut into bite sized pieces

 

Recipe – 

  1. Preheat oven to  350°F
  2. Microwave meatballs according to directions on the package.
  3. Spread your tomato sauce onto your piece of naan.
  4. Top naan with remaining ingredients (cooked meatballs and mozzarella cheese).
  5. Bake naan pizza for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.
  6. Enjoy warm!

 

Prosciutto, Brie, Arugula and Fig Jam Naan Pizza and Mini Bite

I’m not a huge fan of sandwich meats, but there is just something about the combination of prosciutto, brie, arugula and the little bit of sweetness from the fig jam that I just can’t enough of, which is why today i’m sharing a recipe for a prosciutto and brie naan pizza and a mini fillo shell bite.

Prosciutto, Brie, Arugula and Fig Jam Naan Pizza – Serving size: 1 Pizza

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Ingredients – 

1 piece of Prosciutto, cut into bite sized pieces

1/3 cup of brie cheese, cut into bite sized pieces

3 tablespoons of arugula

1/3 cup of Fig Butter

1 piece Trader Joe’s Tandori Naan

Recipe – 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Spread your fig butter onto your piece of naan
  3. Top naan with your remaining ingredients (prosciutto, arugula and brie)
  4. Bake pizza for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
  5. Enjoy warm!

 

Prosciutto, Brie, Arugula and Fig Jam Mini Fillo Shell Bite – Makes 15 mini bites

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Ingredients – 

1 container of mini fillo shells, I like to use Athens mini fillo shells

2 pieces of Prosciutto, cut into bite sized pieces

1/3 cup of brie cheese, cut into bite sized pieces

3 tablespoons of arugula

1/3 cup of Fig Butter

Recipe – 

  1. Fill mini fillo shells with a tablespoons of fig butter
  2. Add remaining ingredients (prosciutto, arugula and brie) to each shell

Lemon Ricotta Pancake Bites with Strawberries & Blueberries

I had been seeing tons of pictures of lemon ricotta pancakes on Instagram lately so when I decided to invite a few friends over for brunch on New Year’s day  last week it seemed like the perfect opportunity to test them out. I really liked that the ricotta pancakes were  fluffy and the lemon curd and fruit gave a pancakes just a hint of sweetness, which I always enjoy in the morning.  This recipe is super easy and will make you feel like are having brunch in a trendy restaurant without even having to leave your house!

 

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Lemon Ricotta Pancake Bites with Strawberries & Blueberries  – Serving size – 12 Pancake Bites

Ingredients

1/2 cup ricotta
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk
1  egg (separated)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons of lemon curd
1/4 cup of strawberries, diced
1/4 cup of blueberries

Recipe – 

  1. Follow these instructions to make ricotta pancakes. Note: I  cut the recipe in half to make 12 silver dollar size pancakes and I used 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake.
  2. Once pancakes are cooked spread a teaspoon of lemon curd onto each pancake and top with strawberries and blueberries.
  3. Enjoy warm!

3 superfoods to incorporate into your weekly meal plan in 2018

Happy New Year! For those of you who are like me and are trying to to eat a little healthier in the new year today on the blog i’m sharing three awesome super foods to incorporate into your diet in 2018.

  1. Chia Seeds

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Picture courtesy of: Food for My Family

2. Black Beans

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Picture courtesy of:  thekitchn.com

3. Cauliflower

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Top Pic: HAPA Food Truck Cauliflower Tacos, Bottom Pic: Copycat Sweetgreen Curry Cauliflower Bowl