Instant Pot Kale & Bacon Quinoa Bowl

instant pot recipes Sep 10, 2019

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Tired of difficult recipes that take hours to prepare? Looking for a quick way to get dinner on the table? I got you!

One of the challenges that many busy professionals face every day is how to get dinner on the table without spending hours in the kitchen. As a nutrition coach and meal planning educator, I know all too well that having the right tools in your kitchen makes a big difference when it comes to quickly get dinner on the table. 

That's why one of my favorite tools to use in the kitchen is the Instant Pot. But, for so many people the Instant Pot can feel intimidating and a bit overwhelming at first. The key to using the Instant Pot is keeping it simple. With helpful resources like, The Flavor Bible, you can easily whip together healthy and delicious meals without using complicated recipes that take way too long to prepare. 

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15-Minute Turkey & Pineapple Quinoa Bowl Recipe

15-minutes recipe Sep 03, 2019

Are you struggling to find easy recipes that you can prepare for dinner each week? Keep reading!

When you live a busy and active lifestyle having recipes that are not only delicious but easy to make is a must for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

In this episode, I show you how to easily whip up a delicious Turkey and Pineapple Quinoa Bowl on the stove in less than 15-Minutes! Click through to watch it on the A Spoonful of Soul Live Cooking Show now!

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1/4 cup Quinoa

1/2 cup Water

1 1/2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 lb Ground Turkey

2 Teaspoons Curry Powder

Dash of Cayenne Pepper

Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)

1 1/2 Teaspoons Minced Ginger

1 cup Pineapple Chunks

1Grated Carrot

1Grated Zucchini


  1. Place quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down to simmer and cover. Let simmer for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add...
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10 Essential Tools for Meal Planning No Busy Professional Should Live Without

When it comes to meal planning as a busy professional, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen. The great thing is that you don't have to when you invest in the right tools. That's why in this post I share ten must-have meal planning tools that every busy professional need in their kitchen.

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The Essential 10

I know it might seem like a lot of tools to invest in when you're first getting into meal planning. However, investing in these kitchen essentials is going to save you time during your weekly meal prep. While these might be essential, it doesn't mean you need to buy them all at once. Start off with tools like the baking sheets, meat thermometer, and blender when you're brand new to the kitchen. These are going to help you prepare multiple meals, ensure your food is cooked to perfection, and reduce the time you're spending in the kitchen. 

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Kale Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken

chicken dinner meal recipe salad Jul 30, 2019

Do you struggle to get dinner on the table? Well, you're going to LOVE this recipe!

If you're like me, sometimes you come home and you just want to whip up a super quick meal for dinner!

That's why I love me some salad because it's one of the fastest things you can whip up to get on the dinner table. 

But, like most people, eating a boring salad isn't going to satisfy my cravings. 

In this episode, I share with you a "spiced up" kale salad with a grilled lemon chicken recipe that you easily whip up when you need to get something on the dinner table fast! Click through to watch it on the A Spoonful of Soul Live Cooking Show now!!

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Grilled Chicken Ingredients

1 lb Chicken Breast

1 Tsp Olive Oil 

½ Tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning

½ Tsp Sea Salt

Olive Oil Cooking Spray 


Salad Ingredients

2 Tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice 

1 Minced Garlic Clove

1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast 


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How to Eat Healthy When There's No Time to Meal Prep

meal planning meal prep Jul 29, 2019

Struggling to find time to eat healthily? Well, I got the perfect solution to help you eat healthy even when you have NO TIME for meal prep! 

(In my Sophia Petrillo voice) ...

Picture this, Suriname, 2015 ... and I've just been volun-told that I'll be working on an overnight shift for the next 16 days in a row.  

Now that overnight shift did happen to fall over Christmas AND New Years, which meant OVERTIME pay!!!

(This was definitely raising the roof worthy!)

However, the con beyond not being able to see the light of day for the next 16 days was that I would need to get to work to plan out all my meals ahead of time. 

For one, this was before meal delivery services like UberEats and DoorDash were a thing. And, for two, I lived overseas at the time, in Suriname and there were very limited delivery options at the time. 

Since I was just starting to get into the groove of healthy eating and meal planning I didn't want the next two weeks of work...

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BBQ Chimichurri Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

bbq meal recipe Jul 28, 2019

Are you looking for a healthy dinner you can prepare on busy weeknights? I got the purrrrr-fect meal for you!

When you're stressed out and tired after a LONG day of work the last thing you want to do is come home and cook. 

Well, that's unless you have a quick and dirty meal like this delicious BBQ Chimichurri Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes 

In this episode, I show you how to quickly grill chimichurri chicken and sweet potatoes with a cast-iron grill! Click through to watch it on the A Spoonful of Soul Live Cooking Show now.

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2 Sweet Potatoes 

3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar

1 cup Chopped Cilantro

1/4 cup Fresh Oregano

4 Minced Garlic Cloves

1 tsp Sea Salt

1 lb Chicken Breast 

Cooking Spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. 
  3. Slice sweet potatoes to wedges and add to bowl. 
  4. Drizzle sweet potatoes with 2/3 cup of olive...
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How to Permanently Ditch Your Unhealthy Eating Habits, Even If You've Tried It All Before

healthy eating Jul 28, 2019

Are you tired of trying and failing to maintain a healthy diet? Do you wish healthy eating could just be easy? If so, you've found the right place!

When I first started in 2015 to make the transition to a healthy diet, I am not ashamed to say that I didn't know the first thing about healthy eating. After years of hopping from one fad diet to another to maintain what I thought was a "healthy weight" in my mind, healthy eating meant eating foods that promoted weight loss. 

What didn't occur to me at the time was that my ability to make healthy food choices for my body had NOTHING to do with the weight that was on the scale. 

In fact, for years I maintained a "healthy weight," but my eating habits were crap. Most of my daily diet consisted of fast food, microwave meals, candy, and energy drinks. Very little of my daily diet included real, whole, minimally processed foods. 

So, no shade if your daily diet is looking like mine used to be. 

When we KNOW better, we...

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How to Spend $50 a Week on Groceries

Do you want to eat healthily, but you're worried about an expensive grocery bill?

In this episode, you'll learn how I spent less than $50 this week on groceries and how you can do the same! Click through to watch it on the A Spoonful of Soul Live Cooking Show now!

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Rotisserie Chicken Spinach and Strawberry Salad

recipes salad Jul 19, 2019

Are you looking for a quick meal for dinner? Well, you're going to LOVE this!

When I'm coming home after a LONG day the LAST thing that I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen. 

That's why one of my go-to meals is what I like to call a, "spiced up" salad. In other words, I add a few delicious ingredients to my salad to take it from boring to breathtaking!

In this episode, I share how to spice up your dinner salad using rotisserie chicken! Click through to watch it on the A Spoonful of Soul Live Cooking Show now!

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1-2 lbs Shredded Rotisserie Chicken  

1 bag Shred Spinach 

1 carton Sliced Strawberries 

1/2 cup Pecan Halves  


  1. In a bowl combine chicken, spinach, strawberries, and pecans. 
  2. Serve with dressing and enjoy!
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Don’t Miss Amazon Prime Day and These Amazing Deals to Stock Up Your Kitchen

beginner food kitchen Jul 13, 2019

Amazon Prime Day is Monday, July 15th and some of our favorite kitchen appliances and tools that need to stock up your kitchen are on sale!

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Our Grandmothers loved it, and if you didn’t get a cast-iron skillet passed down to you, now is the perfect time to grab yours! The Lodge Cast Iron Cookware Set comes pre-seasoned so you can get started immediately with searing, sauteing, simmering, baking, frying, and roasting your meals.

Rachel Ray is the Queen of the Kitchen and with this Sheet Pan Set, you can take your place as the Queen (or King) of your kitchen. Whether you’re roasting veggies for a side dish or making delicious cookies for dessert, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with all the things you can do with a sheet pan.

Having a bakeware set is a must for anyone looking to save time in the kitchen. That’s why I love the Pyrex Bake and Store Set because you can easily prepare a...

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