Favorite Fall Recipes

To me, Fall means soups, chili, and baked goods!

Here are all of my tried and true "go to" recipes when I'm craving soup or chili, and the best healthy banana/pumpkin muffins I have made for when I get in the mood to bake something. And the good thing is, they are all healthy/"clean" recipes that you can adjust to your liking. They are also super easy to make, because as you all know, I am all about easy, uncomplicated recipes!

TURKEY VEGETABLE SOUP:

2 pounds GROUND beef or turkey, browned and drained
Jumbo bag (about 2 pounds) of frozen mixed veggies 
2-4 diced potatoes (optional)
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 15oz can of Italian or fire roasted tomatoes (may also use fresh)
6oz can tomato paste
1 quart chicken or beef broth (may want to use a bit more, depending on how much broth you like)

Brown the meat on the skillet, add all the ingredients to the the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.

 
BEEF CHILI:
1-2 lbs lean ground beef
1 can diced tomatoes -no salt added
1-2 cans chili beans-no salt added
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small can tomatoes with green chiles
Diced onion, red and green pepper(optional)
Chili powder to taste
Garlic/onion powder to taste

Brown the beef in a skillet, then combine with the rest of ingredients and let simmer with rest for about 20 minutes.


CHICKEN TACO CHILI :
3-5 chicken breasts
1 can of black beans or chili beans, no salt added
1/2 can of corn or frozen corn
1 small can of tomato sauce, no salt added (I've also left this out)
1-2 small cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 packet of taco seasoning(or homemade taco seasoning)
Garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder 

Cook on low for 6 hours. About a half hour before serving, shred the chicken and let it cook for another 30 minutes


PUMPKIN PROTEIN MUFFINS:
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup ground oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 can pumpkin
Pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to taste (about a tsp each)
Chocolate chips (however much you'd like!)
2 packets Truvia or Stevia(optional, I usually don’t add sweetener)

Blend ingredients. Spray muffin pan or use muffin cups(I suggest using the aluminum ones). Cook at 350 for about 25 minutes. I think these are best stored in the fridge and eaten the next day.

BANANA PROTEIN MUFFINS:

1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup ground oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 tbsp baking powder
2 very ripe, mashed bananas
1 tbsp cinnamon
Chocolate chips(optional, but recommended)
2 packets Truvia or Stevia(optional)

Blend ingredients. Spray muffin pan or use muffin cups. Cook at 350 for about 15-20 minutes.Just like with the pumpkin, I think they are best stored in fridge and eaten the next day.


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