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Chipotle Meatballs Recipe

Several years ago a Rick Bayless recipe for chipotle meatballs appeared in the Wednesday section of the New York Times. Fortunately we didn't notice the recipe until a correction for it appeared in a subsequent paper, correcting the 2cansof chipotle peppers the paper had published with the correct 2chiles. We made the meatballs and loved them, but couldn't help wincing over the idea of eating them made with 5 times as much chipotle!

This is the updated version. It's quite spicy and best accompanied with something cooling like greek yogurt and thinly sliced head lettuce.

Kale Soup

This is a fantastic, nutrient rich soup that can be enjoyed almost any time of year.  The batch described below is pretty large and can be stored for the week to enjoy as lunch or dinner.  It's difficult to find ways to consume the nutrient rich kale, and this soup makes it easy, and tasty! 

Turkey Meatloaf

This recipe is a Core Diet favorite!  Plenty of spinach gives this meatloaf a solid serving of veggies, and nutrient density.  It's quick and easy to make, and stays in the fridge all week to enjoy for lunch or dinner after the initial preparation.  Love this recipe!

Tomato, Basil & White Bean Salad

I love this recipe as a healthy side dish instead of rice or potato. This is also a great recipe to have at a cookout or bring to a party! The garlic and basil make this dish extra tasty! 

Balsamic Mushrooms

This quick-to-make recipe can dress up any lean protein, or can be a simple side-dish!  Although the recipe calls for white mushrooms, you can substitute for others such as portobello or shiitake.   Leftovers are perfect to spice up your salad the next day for lunch! 

Turkey Sausage and Broccoli

This recipe is fast and easy to make for a quick and healthy dinner! The broccoli, tomatoes, and basil make this recipe nutrient rich, while the turkey provides quite a bit of protein.  You can also switch it up by using chicken sausage and pick from a variety of "spice" from mild to hot. 

Salmon Burgers

Looking to enjoy that post workout window? Choose this!  This is a delicious alternative to your typical burger and packed with those important Omega 3 fatty acids!   Use with or without a bun, or with a Joseph's low carb wrap  depending on your weight loss goals. 

Springtime Chicken

Looking to dress up that plain chicken breast?  This is an easy recipe to whip up!  Serve with a side vegetable for a complete Core Diet dinner!

Turkey Steaks with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

This light dinner gives you all you need for a Core Diet dinner: protein, fat and carbs with servigns of both fruit and vegetables!   This can also be made into a lunck salad by not cooking the spinach.  Just top a bed of greens with turkey breast and pear.

Sweet Chicken

Easy wasy to dress up that plain chicken breast!  Experiment with other all fruit preserves to see what your taste buds prefer.  You can make extra by doubling the recipe to have leftovers for lunch!  Pair this with some greens! 

Corn and White Bean Soup

During the cold weather when your craving soup, make up a batch of this for lunch and dinner.  Great option for vegetarians that are looking for ways to get their protein intake up.  Double the recipe to have more for leftovers!

Chicken Tagine

Perfect for those cold months when craving something nutrient dense and warm...

Chutney Chicken

This dish balances a sweet and sour topping with the savory taste of chicken.  Rather than your typical side dish of white rice, pair this with a green vegetable or salad for a full color palate. 

Turkey Chili

This is definitely a Core Diet favorite!  Packed with nutrients and high protein, it's the perfect meal on those cold winter days.  Make a batch or tow and freeze for a later date!

Macadamia Crusted Sea Bass with Thai Red Curry Sauce

This dish will melt in your mouth!  While it takes some prep time, you will not be disappointed!  Great Core Dish to serve for company or that special occasion.

Chicken Fajitas

This Core Diet alternative to the famous fajitas is much healthier with just a few adjustments.  Add more flavor via spices, use low carb wraps, less oil and high quality lean protein and this meal is perfect for when it seems your refrigerator is empty.  Keep low carb wraps, peppers and chicken in the freezer and you'll also have a go-to meal!  And of course you can substitute with any vegetables!   Use those that are on their last day... never waste! 


Wonderful light fish perfect for a summer dish!  Pair with a salad such as arugla.

Orange Curry Grilled Turkey Tenderloins

The love this dish!  Other than the time needed to marinate, its quick and easy and a nice change to your typical turkey dishes. 

Spinach Salad with Spiced Shrimp and Mango

This is a great option for a dinner or lunch salad.  Split the recipe in half and it's a whole meal, looking for a smaller salad split the recipe by 4. 

Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

Grilled chicken is always a great staple lean protein, but if you like to add salsa to you dishes, then try this!  Perfect combination of flavors plus a bonus of omega-3s (avocado)! 

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