Kick Ass Turkey Chili

It’s hump day! And what better way to celebrate than with a healthy and quick meal to get you over the Wednesday Blues. This meal is super simple, and super delicious. It’s also packed full of flavor, protein, and all the good stuff to keep you full and satiated. And Chili is always better the next day, so this is the perfect meal that can be stretched over a few days!

It may seem like a lot of work, especially given the amount of ingredients, but most of the prep and work comes from chopping. So don’t be scared! And if you’re really that lazy, you can always buy most of the ingredients already chopped! But for us, personally, chopping is very therapeutic.

Kick Ass Turkey Chili

Kick Ass Turkey Chili

Kick Ass Turkey Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Ground Turkey
  • 1 medium Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (chopped and deseed)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • ½ cup green onions
  • 1 28oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 10oz cans Rotell tomatoes
  • 1 4oz can green chilies
  • 1 package of Chili Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chili power
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha seasoning (or Cayenne)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can white beans
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • olive oil
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • Worchestire

Step 1:

In a large Dutch oven or cast iron pot, heat two tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil is good and hot, throw in your diced onion and cook for two minutes.

Kick Ass Turkey Chili

Step 2:

If needed, add another tablespoon of olive oil and add your turkey. Season liberally with kosher salt and pepper.

This is the only time to season the meat, don’t be afraid. Especially with turkey. We like to add a little of sprinkle of cinnamon to the meat while it browns. It adds a real nice depth of flavor.

Kick Ass Turkey Chili

Step 3:

Next, add the beer and a couple splashes of worchestire and allow the meat to cook in the beer. Cook until the majority of the liquid has cooked off.

Step 4:

Add the bell peppers, jalapenos, and green onions. Mix and cook for a minute.

Step 5:

Add the tomatoes, green chilies, beans and assorted seasonings. Stir and bring to a boil. Then lower and cook for at least two hours.

Kick Ass Turkey Chili

Step 6:

Add the frozen corn and allow to warm for 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 6:

At this point, taste and adjust the seasoning by adding salt and pepper. Serve with freshly chopped onions, sour cream, and cheese. Enjoy!

* Technically, it can be served once the meat is cooked, but we highly recommend letting it cook and all the flavors meld together. Trust us.

Kick Ass Turkey Chili

Kick Ass Turkey Chili

 

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Summer Evening Pasta

Summer Evening Pasta

This is a perfect meal for those who don’t want to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen during the summer. Fresh basil and tomatoes and your favorite tomato sauce make this recipe quick and easy.

And who doesn’t love a meal that could be cooked in 15 minutes or less. Aren’t there tons of shows on the food network that have that as a selling point? Either way, this recipe is delicious, healthy and a low hassle meal.

Summer Evening Pasta


Summer Nights Pasta

Ingredients 

  • 3 to 4 Roma Tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic (minced)
  • 12 Large Basil Leaves (chiffonade)
  • 2/3 to 3/4 Cup of your favorite Marinara
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 1 Box Pasta
  • Garlic Olive Oil

Step 1: 

In a large pot, fill with water and bring to a boil. Add salt and begin to cook your pasta.

**You should be able to do the next few steps during the pasta’s cook time, if you’re pasta’s cook time is less than 4 minutes, start with step two and then cook your pasta.

Step 2: 

In a large sauté pan, heat one tablespoon of garlic olive oil.

Step 3: 

When the oil is hot and ‘dancing’ add the garlic and cook for 30 to 50 seconds or until the garlic is nice and fragrant.

Summer Evening Pasta

Step 4: 

Add the tomatoes and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes stirring constantly, making sure the garlic doesn’t burn.

Summer Evening Pasta

Step 5: 

Next, add the marinara sauce and stir until combined. Mix in half the basil and reduce the heat to low.

Summer Evening Pasta

Step 6: 

Just before the pasta is ready to be drained, reserve at least one cup of the pasta water. Drain the pasta and immediately place the pasta into the sauté pan.

Summer Evening Pasta

Step 7: 

Add a little bit of the pasta water and mix everything together until evenly coated. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, fresh cracked pepper, and the rest of the basil and serve immediately.

Summer Evening Pasta


Watermelon Basil Salad

Happy Friday!

Today’s recipe is the definition of clean eating. Watermelon and basil. Yup, that’s it. I mean you don’t even need a recipe, but we’re going to give you one anyway. This combination is so simple and easy, and incredibly healthy and refreshing.  What more do we need to say?! Try it!

Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelon Basil Salad

Ingredient

  • 1 Watermelon (cut into pieces)
  • 15 -20 Basil Leaves (chopped into ribbons)
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper

Step 1: 

In a bowl, gently mix together water melon and basil.

Step 2: 

Sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and combine.

Step 3: 

Enjoy.

Watermelon Basil Salad

Turkey Bacon Arugula Roll Up

A couple of months ago we gave you our Bacon Arugula Avocado Sandwich on Sourdough, but we wanted to give you a healthier version of one of our favorites.

For this recipe, we replaced the thick cut bacon with turkey bacon, and switched out the sourdough for a whole wheat tortilla or pita. This is a really simple lunch and super healthy and satisfying.

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Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Bacon Arugula Roll Up 

Ingredients 

  • 3 Pieces  Turkey Bacon
  • Handful Arugula
  • Avocado (Half)
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sriracha Mayo
  • 1 Whole Wheat Tortilla or Pita

Step 1: 

Cook your turkey bacon to your liking (microwave or stovetop) and set aside.

Pro tip: Turkey bacon tastes WAAAAY better if you cook it in a skillet. Trust us.

Step 2: 

In a small bowl mix together your arugula and Sriracha.

Step 3: 

Place the avocado on the tortilla and lightly mash it up and spread around the tortilla. Sprinkle the avocado with kosher salt and a little pepper.

Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Step 4: 

On top of the avocado add the arugula and then lay the bacon on top. Roll up and enjoy!

Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Bacon Arugula Roll Up

Healthy Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

It’s National Ice Cream Day! And here at Two Young Ladies, we LOVE ice cream. We love making it, and we of course, love eating it. We had so many different ice cream recipes to post, but we thought we would mix it up, and post a healthy version of a classic.

What? Healthy ice cream? No your eyes did not deceive you, and the best part is, you don’t need an ice cream maker! Yes, this ice cream churn free. All you need is a food processor.

If you can’t have heavy cream, you can use coconut milk or your favorite non dairy substitute.

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Healthy Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup Strawberries (Sliced)
  • 2 Banans (Sliced)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Turbinado Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Heavy Cream

Step 1:

THE NIGHT BEFORE you want to make this, slice your strawberries and bananas and put them in the freezer to freeze.

Step 2: 

When you’re ready to make your ice cream, put the bananas and strawberries in a food processor. Pulse until the bananas and strawberries have broken up.

Healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Step 3: 

Next, add the zest, extract, and sugar. Pulse until combined.

Healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Step 4: 

With the food processor running, slowly add the heavy cream. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to a freezer safe container and enjoy!

Healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

How cute are these mini apple pie crumbles? They are the perfect way to kick off your weekend and are almost guilt free. They are adapted from a weight watcher recipe and are totally delicious.

If you’re really serious about cutting out sweets and sugar, you can totally leave off the crumble part of this recipe, but just know, you’re apples will be very sad and cold without their warm crumble blanket.

You can also leave out the flour, but this recipe can get very soupy without something to help thicken and soak up that water. So you can either use flour, corn starch or quick cook tapioca.

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

Ingredients:

Filling: 

  • 4 Small Gala Apples (Medium Dice)
  • 3 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/2 Tablespoon A.P Flour

Topping:

  • 1/2 Cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Butter (Softened)

For the Topping: 

In a small or medium bowl, using a fork combine the oats, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and butter until it comes together. Stick in the fridge until you’re ready to use.

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

For the Filling: 

Mix the apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves until combined. Divide the mixture between four to six ramekins (depending on size).

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

For the Crumble: 

First, heat the oven to 350°F. Next, cover the apples with the delicious topping. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender.

Mini Apple Pie Crumbles

Easy and Healthy Shredded Chicken

We love chicken! Why? Because it’s so versatile, you can make grilled chicken, fried chicken, baked chicken, chicken wings, chicken thighs, chicken tenders, shredded chicken, you get the idea… you can use chicken in almost any dish!

Today’s recipe is super easy, and super healthy! We like to make a batch on Sunday’s and use it through out the week.

What’s great about this recipe is you don’t have to use marinara, it’s really a flexible dish and you can use all different kinds of seasoning! You can use this chicken on salads, burritos, tamales, sandwiches, soups, virtually anything you can think of, you can eat this chicken with.

Easy Shredded Chicken

Easy Shredded Chicken

Easy Shredded Chicken 

Ingredients 

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Cup Marinara Sauce
  • 1 Onion (Sliced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary or Rosemary Salt
  • 1/2 Chicken Broth (Or Water)
  • Garlic Salt

Step 1:

Rinse and pat the chicken dry with paper towels.

Step 2: 

Season both sides of the chicken with garlic salt (or any salt of your choosing.)

Step 3: 

In your crockpot, cover the bottom with marinara sauce. Put about half of the onions at the bottom on top of the marinara. Then place the seasoned chicken onto the onions. Cover with the rest of the marinara, onions, rosemary salt, and half a cup of chicken broth.

Step 4: 

Set the crockpot to high and cover and cook for 3.5 to 4 hours.  

Easy Shredded Chicken