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Cornish Hen in Ninja Foodie Air Fryer

Cornish Hen

The other night, my husband and I were talking about using our Air Fryer a little more. We decided to try and make a Cornish Hen in it and to our surprise, it was absolutely amazing!!!! I thought that I would share our recipe with you which is not only easy to make but healthy too!!!

Ingredients:

1 Cornish Hen

Seasoning

Instructions:

Note: My husband and I have the Ninja Foodie and you may need to adjust the time and temperature if you are using a different type of Air Fryer.

1. Clean your Cornish Hen and then season it with your favorite seasoning.

2. Please the Cornish Hen in the Air Fryer pan.

3. Set your Air Fryer to 390 degrees.

4. Set your timer for 35 minutes.

5. After the timer goes off, take your Cornish Hen out of the Ninja Foodie and cut it on half. Make sure you use your pot holders to do this as the Air Fryer is very hot.

6. Place the halved Cornish Hen back in the pan and Set Temperture for 390 degrees and Set Timer for 6 minutes.

7. Once done, remove the Cornish Hen and turn off your Air Fryer.

Serve with a side salad or veggies and you will have a tasty and healthy meal!!!!

Here’s to your health!!!! πŸ™‚

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Blueberry Bliss Muffins

Blueberry Bliss Muffins

Today, as my husband and I did our normal Saturday routine, which includes going to our favorite farmer’s market, our eyes were drawn to the fresh blueberries in front of us. We simply had to get a bunch of them and once home, I couldn’t resist doing a little baking today.

Of course, the first thing that came to mind was Blueberry Muffins!!! I wanted to share this recipe with all of you just in case you have time to bake over this holiday weekend. πŸ™‚ Of course, a word of caution, my husband has already devoured four of them, so you may have hide them from the ones you love!!! 🀣🀣🀣

Ingredients

1/2 Cup of Butter, Salted

1 1/4 Cup of Sugar

2 Cups of Flour

2 Eggs

2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

1/2 Cup of Almond Coconut Milk

2 Cups of Fresh Blueberries (Set aside a half a cup of blueberries)

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 Degrees.

2. In your mixing bowl, cream butter and then add sugar. Mix at low speed.

3. Add eggs and mix them in.

4. Add flour, baking powder and then almond milk and mix ingredients.

5. Take 1/2 cup of blueberries and mash them with a fork. Fold them in along with the remaining blueberries.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

7. Once out of the oven, sprinkle a little sugar on top if the muffins if want!!

I hope you enjoy these!!!!!

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Lemon Crisps Anyone? πŸ‹

Lemon Crisps

Every once in awhile, I have an urge to bake!! Usually, my favorite season for baking is around the holidays, however, every once in awhile I feel inspired to bake and the other day was just one of those days!! Our local farmer’s market was finally opened after a chilly winter and not only did we fill up our basket with local vegetables, I picked up some fresh lemons. I tend to use lemons in my water but this particular day, I wanted to make Lemon Crisps and I thought that I would share the recipe with all of you. 😊

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of salted butter

1 3oz. packaged cream cheese

1 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

2 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Chill dough at least 3 hours.

3. When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

4. Prep your cookie sheets and spray them with Pam Baking Spray.

5. If you want to use cookie cutters, roll into 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut cookies with a floured cookie cutters OR If you want to save a few minutes, roll into small balls and press down with a fork.

Getting Ready to Bake!!

6. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

Cookies Cooling

Hope you enjoy this recipe!!!

Here’s to your health!!! πŸ™‚

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Health Benefits of Mussels!

Mussels

One of my favorite meals to make for dinner is mussels. Now being Italian, I love mussels in red sauce…yes, I said sauce 🀣🀣🀣 or in a white sauce with lots of garlic!! Mussels are easy to make and are fantastic over a bowl of pasta.

Now one thing that I didn’t know is that mussels have several heath benefits. Below are just a few:

1. Mussels contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for you heart and your brain. Usually, oily fish such as salmon or sardines are the first ones people think of when it comes to Omega-3, however, mussels cooked in the shell contains 500 grams of Omega-3 which meets a person’s daily requirement.

2. Mussels are high in protein.

3. Mussels are high in iron. Interestingly enough, mussels have 4 times the amount of iron than steak!

4. Mussels are low in fat and are low in carbohydrates.

So, if you’re thinking about a quick and easy dinner to make that is healthy for you, have some mussels for a change!!!

Here’s to your health!! πŸ™‚

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Health Benefits of Eating Oatmeal

Oatmeal

One breakfast food that we enjoy having with our morning coffee is oatmeal. It’s a simple, easy breakfast to make and it’s so good for you! We love adding blueberries or cinnamon and apples to our oatmeal especially on a chilly morning.

Now there are so many health benefits to adding oatmeal to your breakfast routine and since this blog is about Achieving Complete Wellness, I wanted to share a few of them with you today.

Oatmeal:

1. Helps reduce cholesterol levels which includes both the good cholesterol (HDL) as well as the bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body.

2. Helps decrease blood sugar levels.

3. It’s a great source of dietary fiber.

4. It’s a good source of antioxidants.

5. Helps prevent heart disease.

6. Helps your immune system because oatmeal has B vitamins, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E and Vitamin K to name a few.

7. It’s a good source of protein.

So, when your wondering what to make for breakfast, make a bowl of oatmeal for yourself! Here’s to your health!!! πŸ˜€

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Lima Bean Soup Recipe πŸ₯£

Lima Bean Soup

To our surprise, we are getting a dose of winter today. Rain, sleet and yes, SNOW!!! Well, that’s March for you!! 🀣🀣🀣 We were so excited about the springlike weather – even our daffodils started producing flowers.

So, what to do on a chilly, cold winter day? Yes, make a big crockpot of Lima Bean Soup. We soaked the beans overnight in anticipation of a cold day and put the soup on early this morning. I even did a little baking too. πŸ™‚

If you love soup, here’s my Lima Bean Soup Recipe:

Ingredients

3 red potatoes, diced

1 onion, diced

3 carrots, diced

5 cups of Lima Beans

2 Boxes of Chicken Stock (I prefer Cento’s)

Β½ stick butter

3 to 4 strips Turkey Bacon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons of Italian Seasoning

Instructions

1. Combine all ingredients in your crook pot.

Ingredients for Soup

2. Cook on high for five hours.

3. Allow to cool slightly and serve!

Hope you enjoy this recipe!!!! πŸ™‚

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Health Benefits of Coffee β˜•

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things in the morning is having a cup of coffee. I love how it smells when it’s brewing as well as the taste. Now, the only things that I like to add to my coffee is Almond Milk with a dash of tumeric or cinnamon.

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, I tend to look for a couple health benefits to help you Achieve Complete Wellness. To my surprise, there are some amazing benefits to drinking a cup of coffee and below are a few of them.

1. It boosts energy levels and fights off fatigue.

2. It has antioxidants.

3. It supports heart health.

The one thing that I’ve learned throughout the years is that the oils from coffee beans hold the majority of the flavor and many filters stop the oils from going into your coffee. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend a French Press. Once you taste coffee from a French Press, you will never go back!!! It’s amazing!!