Bell Pepper Nachos (Low Carb, Paleo)

It’s rare that I pass up a plate of nachos with tortilla chips, but afterwards, I never feel my best. That’s why I created Bell Pepper Nachos.

This recipe can be flexible for any dietary needs; add whatever toppings you wish.. use ground turkey instead of beef.. load it up with cheese… make it your own!! Tag @kyliejurchuk on Instagram and @kyliejurchuknutrition on Facebook so I can see your creations 💗

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Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef

10-15 mini bell peppers, halved and seeded ** OR ** if using large bell peppers, cut 3 whole peppers into chip sized pieces

1/2 onion, chopped

1/2 cup salsa of choice

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

* Add your favourite nacho toppings: shredded cheese, olives, pico de gallo, fresh salsa, sour cream, jalapenos

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out bell peppers on a sheet pan with parchment paper.

2. In a pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to get translucent, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Careful not to over cook the beef, it will be dry! While the ground beef is cooking, place the sheet pan with bell pepper halves in the oven for 5 minutes.

4. When cooked, sprinkle ground beef with the chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

5. Take peppers out of the oven and cover with meat mixture. Add the optional cheese on top and any other toppings you want heated.

6. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, & ENJOY!

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Paleo "Oatmeal"

Paleo "Oatmeal"

Are you tired of having eggs for breakfast? Maybe just looking for a warm breakfast bowl for the colder months? But still wanting it to be grain free, dairy free, and low carb? This Paleo “Oatmeal” is for you!

(1 serving)

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 serving of your favourite protein powder** (I love Sun Warrior’s Warrior Blend in Vanilla!)
1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk

** Protein powder is optional. If you are not adding a lightly sweetened protein, you may want to add 1-2 teaspoons honey/ maple syrup, or simply sweeten your bowl with berries and cinnamon.

Toppings (optional):
Fresh raspberries, cinnamon, pecans, cacao nibs, cashew butter, MCT oil, etc…

Instructions:
1. Whisk all ingredients in sauce pan over low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
2. Pour warm “oatmeal” into bowl and add optional toppings.
3. Serve warm
& Enjoy!