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Vietnamese Summer Roll Pasta Salad

Vietnamese Summer Roll Pasta Salad

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

For Tofu Marinade

For Pasta and Vegetables

For Peanut Sauce

Directions

For Marinade

  1. Add all marinade ingredients except tofu to a food processor and blend.
  2. Place tofu and marinade sauce into ziplock bag and marinade in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up until overnight

For Tofu

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place tofu evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip tofu and bake additional 10 minutes. Set aside.

For Peanut Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix well.
  2. Transfer to sauce dish.

For Pasta and Vegetables

  1. Cook pasta according to instructions.
  2. Place pasta in large bowl with spiralized cucumber and carrots, sliced green onion, and bean sprouts. Toss together.
  3. Top with baked tofu, peanuts, and drizzle with peanut sauce.

 

Disclosure: I received a free sample of Banza Pasta to develop this recipe.

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Korean Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

korean meatballs zucchini noodles

korean meatballs zucchini noodles

Did you know that you can use milled flaxseed instead of breadcrumbs in recipes?! That’s exactly what I did in this recipe for these Korean Meatballs! What are the benefits of adding flaxseed?

  • Flaxseed contains the most ALA Omega 3 of any whole-food source as well as protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and lignans which is a plant-based phytoestrogen (milled flaxseed has more Omega 3’s than even fish!)
  • All of these components work together to support heart health, maintain healthy blood pressure, and aid in cholesterol and weight management.
  • Manitoba Milling Company Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed has 4g carbohydrates and 4g fiber meaning it has zero net carbohydrates.
  • The recommended daily amount is 2 tablespoons of milled flax, which provides you with your daily requirements of Omega 3’s.
  • Consuming whole seeds will not unlock the nutritional value of the seed because the human body can’t digest them properly- that’s why milled flaxseed is so beneficial!
  • You can add milled flaxseed into smoothies, baked goods, yogurt, and even meatballs! It can also be used an an egg substitute.

Korean Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

For Meatballs

For Sauce

Toppings

Zucchini Noodles

Directions

For Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add all meatball ingredients into a large bowl. Mix all ingredients together.
  4. Form into 1-inch meatballs (yields approximately 24 meatballs).
  5. Place meatballs on baking sheet. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and set aside.

For Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients except water and guar gum into a sauce pan.
  2. Cook on medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. In bowl, mix water and guar gum. Add mixture into sauce.
  4. Reduce heat and let cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Brush meatballs with sauce.
  6. Top meatballs with green onion and white sesame seeds.

For Zucchini Noodles

  1. Wash zucchinis and cut off ends of each zucchini.
  2. Spiralize zucchinis using a spiralizer.
  3. Heat zucchini noodles in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook until warm.
  5. Place meatballs over zucchini noodles.

 

Disclosure: I received a free sample of Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed to create this recipe. Use code ManitobaFamily to receive 25% off your order!

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Baked GG Mozzarella Sticks

Baked GG Mozzarella Sticks

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 6 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 1/3 cup pulverized GG crackers
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg

Directions

  1. Cut each mozzarella stick in half at the center. Place in freezer for one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Add pulverized GG’s, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, and parmesan cheese to a small bowl. Mix together.
  4. Beat egg in a separate small bowl.
  5. Remove mozzarella sticks from freezer. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  6. Dip each mozzarella stick in the egg wash. Remove excess egg. Roll each mozzarella stick in the GG mixture, covering all sides.
  7. Place each coated mozzarella stick on the lined baking sheet. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  8. Heat mozzarella sticks in oven for 8 minutes, flipping each stick after 4 minutes.
  9. Serve with marinara sauce.
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BBQ Tofu Cauliflower Pizza

BBQ Tofu Cauliflower Pizza

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 package Outer Aisle Cauliflower Pizza Crusts (contains 2 crusts)
  • 1 14oz package extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2 cubes
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, plus additional 4 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided, plus additional for topping
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced, divided
  • Cilantro, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Place cut tofu into ziplock bag. Add 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, coat all sides of tofu, and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Place tofu evenly on one of the lined baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip tofu and bake additional 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, set both pizza crusts on the other lined baking sheet.
  5. Spread 2 tbsp of BBQ sauce on each pizza crust. Top each pizza crust with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/8 cup red onion.
  6. Add 1/4 cup tofu to each pizza crust (store remaining tofu and use for other dishes). Sprinkle additional mozzarella cheese on top of tofu if desired.
  7. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Broil on high for additional 2 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble.
  8. Top pizzas with chopped cilantro.
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GG Crusted Spinach and Artichoke Dip

GG Crusted Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 16 oz package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 2 containers (7.5 ounces each) Melanie’s Medleys Plain Cream Cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pulverized GG crackers (for topping)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a 1.3 L oven-safe baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Combine greek yogurt, artichoke hearts, spinach, cream cheese, garlic, and black pepper into a large bowl. Mix well until blended. Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons of parmesan to mixture. Stir well.
  4. Scoop mixture into the baking dish. Top evenly with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Evenly sprinkle top mixture with the GG crumbs.
  5. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve with GG crackers, crudite vegetables, or tortilla chips.

 

Disclosure: I received free samples of cream cheese from Melanie’s Medleys to create this recipe.

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Healthy Steak Fried Rice

Healthy Steak Fried Rice

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Marinade skirt steak and Soy Vay Marinade and Sauce, Hoisin Garlic in large ziplock bag for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Cook skirt steak in large skillet or on grill. Heat until throughly cooked. Cut steak into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, rinse Better Than Rice in water and drain. Place rice into large skillet over high-heat and dry fry until moisture is gone.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-high, create space in center of skillet, and add eggs. Cook the eggs and mix in with the rice.
  5. Add garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions. Cook for additional minute until throughly heated.
  6. Place rice into small bowls. Top with skirt steak. Garnish with additional green onions if desired.
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Blistered Green Beans with Hoisin Sauce

Blistered Green Beans with Hoisin Sauce

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, rinsed and cut on both sides
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Heat large skillet to medium-high heat with canola oil.
  2. Add green beans to skillet and cook until blistered, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and sauté for one minute.
  4. Top with hoisin sauce and cook for additional minute until sauce turns into a glaze.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.
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Caramelized Onion Dip with Parmesan Zucchini Chips

Caramelized Onion Dip with Parmesan Zucchini Chips

Caramelized Onion Dip

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 white or yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tub Melanie’s Medleys Chive Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Optional garnishes: freshly chopped chives

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in frying pan over low heat. Add onions, salt, pepper, and chili powder to pan and sauté over low heat for 45-50 minutes, until onions brown.
  2. Place cooked onions in food processor and blend until pureed.
  3. Warm cream cheese in microwave for 15 seconds. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and onion powder into medium bowl. Mix until smooth. Add onions to mixture and stir to combine . Refrigerate until serving.
  4. Garnish with chopped chives and serve at room temperature.

Parmesan Zucchini Chips

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with wax paper and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Toss zucchini slices with salt in a bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes to dry out zucchini. Drain any excess water.
  3. Add olive oil to zucchini and toss.
  4. Combine pulverized GG’s, parmesan cheese, and pepper into a separate bowl.
  5. Dip each zucchini slice into the GG mixture and coat both sides. Place each slice on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, turning over each slice after 20 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately or store in air-tight container.

 

Disclosure: I received free samples of cream cheese from Melanie’s Medleys to create this recipe.

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GG Crusted Zucchini Fries

 

GG Crusted Zucchini Fries

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise 4 times (to make 8 long sticks). Cut into slices once crosswise, making 16 sticks from each zucchini (4 inches long and 1/2 inch thick each).
  3. Add GG’s, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and black pepper to a small bowl.
  4. Whisk egg in a separate bowl.
  5. Dip zucchini sticks individually in egg mixture. Shake off excess and then coat into GG mixture, coating all sides.
  6. Place each coated zucchini stick on baking pan. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, flipping fries halfway into baking.
  7. Serve immediately with marinara sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
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Inside Out Spaghetti & Meatballs

 

Inside Out Spaghetti & Meatballs

Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti al dente, approximately 8 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Whisk egg in medium bowl. Add ground beef, pulverized GG crackers, oregano, salt and pepper. Combine all ingredients until throughly mixed.
  3. Form meat into 2-inch meatballs. Form approximately 14-15 meatballs. Flatten eat meatball into a patty.
  4. Use chopsticks or fork to twirl a few strands of spaghetti into a nest. Place each nest into the center of the meat patty and then roll back into a meatball, making sure that the spaghetti stays inside of the meatball.
  5. To cook meatballs in sauce, bring marinara sauce to a simmer and add to sauce pan. Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes, until meatballs are cooked.
  6. To bake meatballs in oven, arrange meatballs on lined baking sheet coated with non-stick spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until meatballs are cooked.
  7. Serve immediately with marinara sauce, freshly chopped basil, and grated parmesan if desired.