🐟 TUNA SALAD SANDWICH / 🐔 INSTANT POT WHITE CHICKEN CHILI / 🫐 FRUIT YOGURT BOWL

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

🎯 2022 HEALTH GOAL
🍎 WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
🧟‍♀️ NO ADDED FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS

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🐟 TUNA SALAD SANDWICH
Leftover from yesterday’s dinner I didn’t eat.

Chunk Light Tuna
Organic Mayonnaise
Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
Celery / Capers / Fresh Dill
Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning
https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/everything-bagel-seasoning

Kroger Whipped 2% Cottage Cheese
English Cucumber
Roma Tomato
Homemade Pickled Red Onion
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/quick-pickled-red-onions
@foodforlifebaking Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Bread

💥 PRODUCT NOTE: Would not buy that cottage cheese again. Great label – texture was okay (like ricotta) but not a good taste to me….

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 576

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🍖 PREP – DRY RANCH SEASONING MIX
Most Ranch dry packets are loaded with more chemicals than actual ingredients…its kinda scary actually.

I have tried numerous recipes before and never really found one that I liked or I felt tasted like Hidden Valley Ranch. So I decided to look up the ingredients in a HVR pack and see if I could adapt one of the common recipes online or combine a couple to give me something close.

This is what I have come up with. I will say that it may be a little strong for some people but because autoimmune issues have killed my taste buds to a certain degree I tend to prefer stronger seasonings.

This is the ingredients of the HVR No MSG packet – first ingredient – Salt and then further down is Sugar which I’ve never seen in the recipes I was trying before. Most recipes add a tiny amount of salt – ¼tsp maybe and no sugar which is healthier but makes a big difference in taste I think. The other varieties don’t have sugar but do have MSG… just a hot mess no matter how you look at it.

This is the recipe I adapted…
https://www.thecookierookie.com/homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix-copycat-hidden-valley-ranch/

What I am trying:
½c Buttermilk Powder
3tbsp Dried Parsley
1tbsp Onion Powder
1tbsp Garlic Powder
1tbsp Minced Onion
½tbsp Dill
½tbsp Dried Chives
2tsp Salt
2tsp Sugar
½tsp Pepper
Made 18tbsp at 20 calories / ea

Most recipes call for some combination of milk, mayo, sour cream and/or yogurt to make into a dressing.

RESULTS
I experimented with several variations and it is just a 🚫 HARD PASS 🚫 all the way around.  It tastes nothing like HVR.  It will be a good general flavor dry mix but definitely not something to eat as a dressing – blech!

You try it out according to the actual recipe… Maybe it is just my tastebud issues! 👅

🍎 CALORIES – 18 cal/tbsp

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🌀INSTANT POT WHITE CHICKEN CHILI
🧊 Freezer Meal Prep 🧊 – 4 servings

Chicken Breast
Homemade Chicken Bone Broth
https://natashaskitchen.com/chicken-stock-chicken-bone-broth

Great Northern Beans (cooked from dry)
Corn / Mushrooms
@rioluna Diced Green Chilies
Cumin / Garlic Powder / Chili Powder / Sea Salt / White Pepper
@phillycreamcheese ⅓ Less Fat Cream Cheese
@krogerco 0% Greek Yogurt
Avocado / Red Mini Bell Pepper
@fritos Corn Chips

[Instant Pot Version] https://ifoodreal.com/instant-pot-white-chicken-chili

[Slow Cooker Version]
https://damndelicious.net/2019/04/27/slow-cooker-white-chicken-chili

[Stovetop Version]
https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/creamy-white-chicken-chili

I am freezing it minus the dairy and toppings. I discovered I am not a fan of dairy reheated like that as it tends to change texture when frozen. When I reheat, I will add the cream cheese / yogurt, lime juice, avocado, peppers and chips.

💛💛💛💛🤍 4/5
🍎 CALORIES – 506

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🫐 FRUIT YOGURT BOWL
@greekgodsyogurt Honey Yogurt
Pineapple
Kiwifruit
Blackberries
Blueberries
Raspberries

Only ate ½ of shown…

💛💛💛💛💛 5/5
🍎 CALORIES – 187

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❄️ We got the snow!

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🥬 You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

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💉 If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

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