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Spring Homemaking & Recipes 2023

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Hey friends! Over on my YouTube Channel, I shared a new Homemaking + Spring Cleaning video! In today's video, I shared 6 HEALTHY recipes! YUMMM! I hope you guys enjoy the recipes we made together today! The recipes are down below if you'd like to make them yourself! They are all DELICIOUS!!


Click above to watch my Spring Clean & Decorate 2023 video!




R E C I P E S



B U F F A L O C H I C K E N W R A P S



Ingredients ::

  • 1 C pancake mix (we love Kodiak Cakes brand)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 C milk (almond, oat, coconut, etc)

  • 1/2 C mini chocolate chips



**Optional toppings include: avocado, cherry tomatoes, green onions, drizzle of ranch, etc.**




Slice the chicken breasts into 1/4" strips. In a small bowl, add chipotle powder, garlic powder, & onion powder and mix until combined.


Next, season the chicken with salt & pepper, followed by the buffalo seasoning mix you just made, until the seasoning is spread evenly on the chicken.


In a skillet, over medium heat, add oil. Once heated slightly, add in the sliced chicken & cook for 5-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is white all the way through.


Serve in lettuce cups & top with your favorite toppings (also try my homemade ranch recipe down below!) That's it! Time to enjoy! YUM!!




J E N N I F E R A N I S T O N S A L A D


Ingredients ::

  • 1 C dry quinoa

  • 2 C chicken/veggie stock

  • 1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed)

  • 1 English cucumber (diced)

  • 1/2 red onion (diced)

  • 1/2 C fresh parsley (chopped)

  • 1/3 C fresh mint (chopped)

  • 1/2 C pistachios (chopped)

  • 1 C Feta cheese

Dressing ::

  • 1/4 C fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 C olive oil

  • 1/2 Tbsp honey

  • salt & pepper to taste

**You can double the dressing if you want


Cook quinoa according to package instructions, then cool in a storage container in the fridge for a few hours (or 1-2 days ahead of time). Add chilled quinoa to a large bowl, along with all the rest of the salad ingredients. Mix well until combined. Next, prepare the dressing by combining all of the dressing ingredients. Then pour over the quinoa salad & stir to combine. Super easy right?! The only thing left to do is ENJOY your delicious & filling salad! This stays good in the fridge for 5+ days and tastes amazing no matter when you enjoy it! Serve chilled. YUM!




P E A C H C O B B L E R O V E R N I G H T O A T S

Ingredients ::

  • 1/2 C rolled oats

  • 1/2 Milk (almond, oat, coconut, etc.)

  • 1/2 peaches (frozen or fresh)

  • maple syrup or brown sugar to sweeten

  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

  • (optional) 1 Tbsp chia seeds



**You can make large batches of these at a time to enjoy throughout the week!


Add all ingredients into a 2 cup container and stir to combine. Store in the fridge for about 1 hour minimum (or overnight!) Enjoy straight out of the fridge as a cold breakfast, heat in a pan, or microwave for a warm (more traditional) oatmeal. YUM!!




U N S T U F F E D P E P P E R B O W L S


Ingredients ::

  • Olive oil

  • 1 lb ground turkey

  • 1 onion (chopped)

  • 2-3 bell peppers (chopped_

  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic

  • 1 can diced tomatoes (drained)

  • 1 Tbsp parsley

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • Shredded cheese (optional)

**Serve on top of brown/white rice, cauliflower rice OR a bed of lettuce.


Heat a large skillet on med/high heat, add oil & sauce chopped onions & bell peppers until softened (about 4-5 minutes). Next, push the onions & peppers to the edge of the pan, add in a little more oil & the ground turkey. Cook & break apart ground turkey, seasoning with salt & pepper. Once the turkey is almost fully cooked, add in minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, parsley & cayenne. Stir everything together until well combined. Once the turkey is fully cooked, add in tomatoes & stir until warmed. Add on top of brown/white rice, cauliflower rice, or a bed of lettuce! Any way you choose to enjoy this dish, it will be a hit! YUM!!



B U F F A L O C H I C K E N B O W L S


Ingredients ::

  • Olive oil

  • 1 lb chicken breasts

  • 1/2 red onion (diced)

  • 1 can black beans (drained & rinsed)

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 C buffalo sauce

  • 2 green onions (chopped)

  • salt & pepper

  • shredded cheese (optional)

**Serve on top of brown/white rice, cauliflower rice OR a bed of lettuce


Heat a skillet on medium heat, add oil & chicken breasts. Season with salt & pepper, and cook, flipping partway through (about 5 minutes). Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove from pan & slice into bite sized pieces. Add chicken to a medium bowl, pour buffalo sauce & mix together, set aside. Next, in the same p you cooked the chicken in, add a little oil & chopped onions. Cook until they caramelize & become softened. Then add in black beans, paprika, cumin, salt & pepper... cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. That's it! To serve, add bean mixture & buffalo chicken on top of rice, cauliflower rice, or a bed of lettuce. Top with chopped green onions & any other desired toppings (shredded cheese, ranch, etc.) ENJOY!!




B L U E B E R R Y G R U N T



Ingredients ::


Blueberry Filling:

  • 4 C blueberries (fresh or frozen)

  • 1/2 C sugar

  • 1/2 C water

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


Biscuit Topping:

  • 2 C flour (I use Nameste gluten free blend)

  • 4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3 Tbsp butter (dairy free if needed)

  • 1 C milk (almond, oat, coconut, etc)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a pot, on medium heat, add in all the blueberry filling ingredients & cook until it begins to lightly boil. Then, reduce heat to low & simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. While the blueberry filling cooks, make the biscuit topping by adding all ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Stir until combined (note that this will be a wet dough). Once the blueberries have been cooking for 10 minutes, add into a small baking dish. Then begin dropping spoonfuls of the biscuit dough on top, not covering the blueberries fully. Pop the baking dish into the oven for 20 minutes, or until the topping is fully cooked & golden. Let cool for a few minutes & serve warm! ENJOY!!



I hope you enjoyed watching today's video, reading today's blog, and most importantly... enjoy your time cooking with me today! If you try & enjoy these recipes, please tag me over on Instagram and let me know!


Love you guys!!

Amanda



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