Hot Homemade Lemon Aid Recipe

It’s flu season again, which means lots of coughing, sneezing, fevers, aches & pains. According to the CDC, up to 20% of the population is sick during the flu season every year. This means your neighbors, friends, coworkers and you. One of the best recipes that has always made me feel better is homemade hot lemonade. Here is a great recipe that my grandmother taught me. She likes to call it lemon Aid due to the “aid” it gives others around flu season.This recipe is packed with vitamin C, and this warm liquid should help keep your spirits up, your throat soothed, and hopefully your health a little better.

 

   

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 lg lemons
  • 2 lg oranges
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar (to taste)
  • Juicer
  • Large cooking pot

Juice lemons and oranges, adding the pulp to the juice as well. Add water, and stir. Add sugar slowly until it reaches your desired bitterness. Heat on low for thirty minutes until the flavors blend and you have a yummy warm creation of lemon aid.

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Enjoy and feel better!

~HealthyGirl

 

Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Enjoy this leaner version of stuffed peppers. This recipe is full of flavor, but light on the fat.

Ingredients:

  • 6 bell peppers (I prefer green)
  • ½ lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup  chopped mushrooms
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pkg of your favorite Mexican rice mix  (I like Rice-a-Roni)Rice-A-Roni Spanish Rice Mix, 6.8 Ounce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup light mozzarella cheese 

Stuffed peppers


 

 

Cook Mexican rice according to package directions, and brown the ground turkey.  Add onions, mushrooms, garlic, and seasonings to the turkey. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove tops and seeds from peppers. Mix browned turkey with Mexican rice. Stuff peppers and add tops. Arrange peppers in baking dish and add ¼ cup of water to the bottom. Put the dish in the oven for an hour, or until peppers are tender. After taking the peppers out, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top, and allow it to melt.

Serve with a side salad and enjoy your yummy stuffed peppers!

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~Healthy Girl

Healthy Lasagna Recipe

Lasagna is an all-time American favorite, but with greasy meat and 3 different kinds of cheese, the calorie count on this tasty dish can add up quick. Here is a fun, yet healthy lasagna recipe with a few simple substitutions to make it just as tasty, but a lot better for you!

Serves 8 people
Makes great leftovers!

Ingredients:

  • 4oz of Lasagna Noodles (Whole wheat if you can find it)
  • 1.5 lbs. of ground turkey or extra lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup of each zucchini, eggplant, & mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 jar (320z) of your favorite spaghetti sauce ( I use Prego)
  • 1 cup of sliced black olives
  • 1 (16oz) container of  FAT FREE ricotta cheese (I use Precious)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ lb. of Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

Boil your lasagna noodles and cook the ground turkey in a large 12″ pan. Add the onion and garlic to the turkey & let simmer. Cook veggies on medium heat in light olive oil for about 6-7 minutes. Drain noodles when they are completely cooked. Add Seasonings, spaghetti,  black olives, and other veggies to the meat and cover. Simmer for 15minutes, letting the flavors mix.  In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese with egg, and beat together. Preheat oven to 375oF.  On the bottom of a 13X 9 baking pan, layer with meat/sauce mixture. Then add 1/3 the lasagna, 1/3 the Ricotta/egg, 1/3 mozzarella, and 1/3 the parmesan. Repeat layering until ingredients are all used. Cover the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover the dish and bake an additional 20 minutes.  Let the dish cool before serving this scrumptious meal!

Happy Eating!

~Healthy Girl

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