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quinoa omelette breakfast cups

quinoa omelette breakfast cups

total time: 1 hour
makes 12 breakfast cups

Say good morning to these quick-and-easy quinoa omelette breakfast cups. They can have you out the door in no time, or give you time to enjoy a leisurely brunch.

ingredients
  • ½ cup Simply Balanced Quinoa (dry)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach
  • ½ cup chopped roasted red peppers, drained
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) feta crumbles
directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray; or line pan with paper liners and spray liners with cooking spray. Combine quinoa with ¾ cup water and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes until water is absorbed.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a very large skillet on medium-high. Add onion, garlic and spinach. Cook 8 to 10 minutes until onions are softened and spinach is hot throughout, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in peppers and quinoa.

Whisk eggs, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Stir into skillet. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cups. Sprinkle with feta; press in lightly.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes until edges are golden brown and centers are set. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan by running knife around edges. Serve warm.

Tip: To prepare as a quiche, substitute a 9-inch pie dish for the muffin pan; spray with cooking spray. Bake about 40 minutes until edges are golden brown and center is set. Let stand 5 minutes.

nutrition information (per serving)

110 calories; 6g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 70mg cholesterol; 320mg sodium; 8g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 1g total sugars; 5g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Target. All rights reserved.

apple cinnamon overnight oats

apple cinnamon overnight oats

total time: 4 hours
makes 8 servings

Make breakfast while you’re catching ZZZs. Try this apple cinnamon overnight oats recipe. Slow-cook the ingredients together the night before and wake up to a tasty meal ready to go.

ingredients
  • 2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 6 cups water or milk
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed meal, if desired
  • 2 teaspoons Simply Balanced ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • milk or yogurt for serving

    Toppings: apple slices, blueberries, walnut pieces

directions

Combine oats, water or milk*, cranberries, walnuts, flax seed, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon salt in a slow cooker. Cover and heat on high 2 hours or on low about 6 hours until oats are tender and water is absorbed. Stir in brown sugar. Serve warm with milk or yogurt and toppings.

variations

Apple Cinnamon Oats — top with apples and additional cinnamon.

Strawberry Almond Oats — top with sliced strawberries and almonds.

Double Cranberry Nuts — top with additional dried cranberries and walnuts.

Tip: Use of a slow cooker-liner for easy clean-up is recommended.

nutrition information (per serving)

270 calories; 7g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 10mg sodium; 48g carbohydrates; 7g fiber; 16g total sugars; 7g protein

*Note: Nutrition was calculated using water and not including topping variations.

Additional Nutrient Information Per Serving (278g):

28% DV Fiber, 0% DV Vitamin A, 6% DV Vitamin C,

4% DV Calcium, 15% DV Iron

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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lemon poppy seed muffins

honey lemon poppy seed muffins

total time: 40 minutes
makes 12 muffins

There’s nothin’ like these muffins. Try this easy and delish honey lemon poppy seed muffin recipe. They’re the perfect treat to start your week.

ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons Simply Balanced Organic Honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ cup refined coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

Whisk yogurt, sugar, ½ cup honey, eggs and zest from lemon in a large bowl until blended. Whisk in coconut oil. Stir in flour mixture and poppy seeds. Divide evenly among muffin cups.

Bake 20 to 22 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Meanwhile, combine juice from lemon and 2 tablespoons honey in a small bowl. Brush onto each warm muffin and allow to soak in. Cool about 5 minutes and remove from pan. Serve warm or cool.

Tip: Substitute flax seeds for poppy seeds.

nutrition information (per serving)

240 calories; 10g total fat; 8g total saturated fat; 30mg cholesterol; 200mg sodium; 36g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 23g total sugars; 4g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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coconut curry soup

coconut curry soup

total time: 40 minutes
makes 5 servings

Go coconuts with this coconut curry soup recipe. It’s super delish and easy to make. Add chicken and vegetables and serve over rice. It’s the perfect addition to your family dinner repertoire.

ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons refined coconut or vegetable oil
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (32-ounce) package reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can lite coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Simply Balanced Organic Curry Powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 cups firmly packed fresh spinach leaves
  • about 3 cups hot cooked rice

    Toppings: chopped avocado, fresh cilantro and lime wedges

directions

Heat oil in a large stockpot on medium-high heat. Add chicken and bell pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in chicken broth, coconut milk and spices. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes.

Stir in fresh spinach and cook until wilted. Serve over rice with toppings.

Tip: Substitute fresh kale for the spinach leaves.

nutrition information (per serving)

290 calories; 10g total fat; 8g total saturated fat; 50mg cholesterol; 490mg sodium; 26g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 1g total sugars; 22g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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chipotle beef & bean chili

chipotle beef & bean chili

total time: 3 hours
makes 8 servings

Chill out with this chipotle beef and bean chili recipe. Slow-cook the ingredients together and get ready for a cozy winter’s night with your family.

ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) package Simply Balanced Grass-fed Ground Beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar Archer Farms Roasted Tomato and Chipotle Salsa
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Balanced Organic Ground Cumin

    Toppings: Greek yogurt, chopped tomato, chopped bell pepper

directions

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add beef, onion and garlic. Cook and stir until beef is cooked through.Transfer to a slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients except toppings. Cook on low 7 to 8 hours or high 2 to 3 hours. Serve with toppings.

nutrition information (per serving)

280 calories; 10g total fat; 4g total saturated fat; 35mg cholesterol; 790mg sodium; 21g carbohydrates; 9g fiber; 4g total sugars; 20g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Target. All rights reserved.

cucumber sushi

cucumber sushi rolls

total time: 30 minutes
makes 6 servings

Roll up your sleeves for these cucumber sushi rolls. They’re the perfect appetizer for your next party or a quick, easy, kid-friendly finger food for movie night at home.

ingredients
  • 1 fresh cucumber
  • about ¾ cup Simply Balanced hummus
  • about 18 deli slices
  • veggie sticks, such as carrot sticks, snap peas, sliced bell pepper.
directions

Use a vegetable peeler to cut cucumber into long strips. Arrange on flat surface. Spread each with about 1 teaspoon hummus.

Arrange about ½ slice ham over hummus, cutting to fit.

Arrange 4 or 5 vegetable sticks crosswise onto ham at one end. Roll up. Stand on end to serve, if desired.

Tip: To cut cucumber into strips, use a vegetable peeler to make 3 or 4 ribbons from 1 side; turn and repeat. Continue peeling and turning until core is reached.

nutrition information (per serving)

90 calories; 4g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 15mg cholesterol; 490mg sodium; 8g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 2g total sugars; 7g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Target. All rights reserved.

roasted salmon one-pan dinner

roasted salmon one-pan dinner

total time: 45 minutes
makes 4 servings

Some nights, you just want dinner to cook itself, right? Until someone figures that out, we present the next best thing: the One-Pan Dinner. All the goodies go into one pan: well-seasoned salmon, fresh green beans and baby potatoes. Roast them to golden perfection. Sure, there are fancier ways to serve salmon. You can definitely get more complicated. But for an easy meal your family will request time and again, this is the one.

ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 pound baby red or yellow potatoes, halved
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh green beans
  • 4 frozen Simply Balanced Salmon Fillets, thawed according to package directions
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
directions

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Whisk 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon dill, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Add potatoes; toss to coat. Transfer potatoes to a large rimmed baking pan, at least 10 x 15 inches. Bake 20 minutes.In same bowl, toss green beans with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Push potatoes to edge of pan and arrange salmon in center. Drizzle salmon with butter and juice of half a lemon. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon dill, dash pepper and onion. Arrange beans around and over potatoes and salmon. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until salmon is cooked through* and vegetables are tender. Serve with lemon wedges.

*Cook salmon to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (62.8 degrees C).

nutrition information (per serving)

370 calories; 15g total fat; 4g total saturated fat; 115mg cholesterol; 95mg sodium; 25g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 5g total sugars; 33g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Target. All rights reserved.

zucchini spaghetti & meatballs

zucchini spaghetti and meatballs

total time: 25 minutes
makes 4 servings

Get ready for some mealtime magic. Cook up spaghetti pasta, add zucchini and top it off with tasty turkey meatballs. It’s a fun family meal that’s easy to make together.

ingredients
  • 1 (12-ounce) package Simply Balanced Gluten-Free Spaghetti
  • ½ (20-ounce) package Simply Balanced Frozen Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 medium zucchini, peeled into ribbons*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce
directions

Cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, cook meatballs as directed on package except use a very large skillet. When meatballs are hot, stir in zucchini ribbons, cooked spaghetti, olive oil and sauce; cook, gently tossing, about 1 minute until warm through. Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Tip: *To make zucchini ribbons, use a vegetable peeler to make 3 or 4 ribbons from 1 side; turn and repeat. Continue peeling and turning until core is reached.

nutrition information (per serving)

540 calories; 16g total fat; 3g total saturated fat; 45mg cholesterol; 750mg sodium; 81g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 7g total sugars; 18g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Target. All rights reserved.

tilapia stew (cazuela de tilapia)

tilapia stew (cazuela de tilapia)

total time: 25 minutes
makes 4 servings

Make this easy, flavor-packed, all-in-one fish dish for dinner. The tilapia poaches through in minutes, making it moist and tender.

ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Archer Farms Ancho Chile Powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 8 ounces new potatoes, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 4 Market Pantry Frozen Mini Corn Cobs
  • 3 Simply Balanced Frozen Tilapia Fillets, thawed according to package directions
  • fresh limes
directions

Heat oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot on medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir 2 minutes until softened. Add chili powder, thyme and coriander. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes longer. Add tomatoes, broth, potatoes and corn; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes until potatoes are tender. Add thawed fillets, rearranging corn cobs as necessary. Cover and continue simmering 6 to 8 minutes until fish is cooked through and corn is hot. Squeeze in juice of 1 lime and stir gently to break up fillets. Serve with additional lime wedges.

nutrition information (per serving)

330 calories; 11g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 40mg cholesterol; 400mg sodium; 39g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 11g total sugars; 21g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Target. All rights reserved.