Chicken, Broccoli, & Rice Casserole

Submitted by: Heather Trahan-Martins
This is a healthier version of chicken , broccoli, and rice casserole. I am allergic to dairy, so it uses dairy-free butter. Low fat cheese could also be added to the top layer in step 7. You can make it gluten free by using gluten free flour and breadcrumbs. You can also make it vegetarian by using white beans instead of chicken.
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts (4-6 oz each), cubed
  • 1 cup uncooked rice of your choice
  • 2 cups chicken or veggie broth
  • 3 ½ cups of broccoli cut into small pieces (or use a bag of frozen broccoli)
  • 1/4 cup dairy free butter + 1 tablespoon for breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 T flour
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Bring 2 cups of broth to a boil. Add in rice. Cook over medium heat until done. When done, set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, steam or boil broccoli. Or heat up frozen broccoli in microwave. Pick your method and set your cooked broccoli aside.
  3. In a large pot melt your dairy free butter add in your carrots (if you love veggies you could also add onions, mushrooms, and/or celery), cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add chicken, cook until done.
  5. Add your flour to the carrots/chicken mixture, stir to mix.
  6. In a slightly oiled casserole dish, place the cooked rice, broccoli, carrot/chicken mixture and mix together.
  7. Melt 1 T of your dairy free butter and mix with your breadcrumbs. Stir to combine, then put this mixture on top of your casserole.
  8. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes covered with foil, then remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes or until your have a perfect golden brown layer on top!
  9. ENJOY!
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Minestrone Soup

Submitted by Kayla Costa

Ingredients:
1 lb ground hamburg
1 onion, diced
2 cans stewed tomatoes
2 cans beef broth
2 cans mixed vegetables
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cans tomato sauce
1 lb box pasta shells

Brown hamburg in a pan with onion until fully cooked.

In a pot combine stewed tomatoes, beef broth, canned vegetables, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce with the ground beef.  Simmer and taste frequently until it’s to your liking … I used 2 cans of each ingredient, except for the diced tomatoes.

Add more ingredients if you would like ! Once it’s to your liking add pasta, then cover and cook till pasta is done…. then enjoy !

Detox Juicing Combos

Submitted by: Jessica Cunha
Original Credit: Natalie Savona, The Big Book of Juices

Eve’s Downfall – 4 Granny Smith Apples

Apple Basic – 3 Apples, 2 Carrots

Basic with a Boost – 3 Apples, 2 Carrots, 1/2 inch Ginger Root (peeled), 1 tsp spirulina (add the spirulina powder after you have made the juice)

Apple Cleanser – 2 Apples, 2 Kale Leaves, 1 stick Celery, 1/3 of a large Cucumber, 1/2 of a Beet

Bleeding Apples – 3 Apples, 1/2 Beet

Waterapple – 3 Apples, 2 thick slices Watermelon (rind removed), 1 Lime (peeled)

Grapefruit Tonic – 3 Grapefruits (peeled), 1 tsp spirulina (add the spirulina powder after you have made the juice)

Bleeding Grapefruit – 2 Grapefruits (peeled), 2 sticks Celery, 1/2 Beet

Delicious Darkness – 2 Grapefruits (peeled), 1 Carrot, 1 large Beet, 1 stick Celery, 1 handful Spinach

Orange Basic – 2 Oranges (peeled), 1 Apple, 3 Carrots, 1 stick Celery, 1 inch piece Ginger Root (peeled)

Muddy Puddle – 3 Oranges, (peeled), 1 handful Spinach, 1 handful Watercress, 2 Broccoli Spears

Morning Berry Basic – 2 large handfuls Raspberries, 2 Apples, 1 Orange (peeled), 1 tsp spirulina (add the spirulina powder after you have made the juice)

Peaches & Green – 3 Peaches or Nectarines, 2 sticks Celery, 1 tsp spirulina (add the spirulina powder after you have made the juice)

Breakfast Pear – 3 Pears, 2 sticks Celery, 1/2 inch Ginger Root (peeled)

Fresh Pear – 3 Pears, 1/2 large Cucumber, 1 small bunch of fresh Mint

Muddy Pine – 1 Pineapple (rind removed, cored), 1 tsp spirulina (add the spirulina powder after you have made the juice)

Pineapple Basic – 1/2 Pineapple (rind removed, cored), 1 Apple, 3 Carrots, 1 stick Celery

Bloody Pineapple – 1/2 Pineapple (rind removed, cored), 1 Beet

Green Pines – 1/2 Pineapple (rind removed, cored), 3 sticks Celery, 1 large handful Watercress

Clear Cleanser – 1/2 Pineapple (rind removed, cored), 1 large handful Spinach, 1/2 Fennel Bulb

What’s Up Doc? – 5 Carrots

Carrot Cleanser – 3 Carrots, 1/2 Apple, 1/2 Orange (peeled), 1/4 Beet, 1 stick Celery, 2 large Kale Leaves

Carrot Deep Cleanser – 3 Carrots, 1/2 Apple, 1/2 Beet, 1 stick Celery, 3 large Kale Leaves

Bloody Carrot – 3 Carrots, 1 Beet, 2 sticks Celery, 1/2 lime (peeled)

Chlorophyll Carrot – 4 Carrots, 1 Orange (peeled), 1 bunch fresh Parsley

Cool & Pale – 1 Cucumber, 2 Apples

Cucumber Refresher – 1 Cucumber, 2 Pears

Apple Cooler – 1 Cucumber, 2 Apples, 1 sprigs fresh Mint, 1/2 inch Ginger Root (peeled)

Mellow Melon – 3/4 Cucumber, 1/2 Melon (rind removed), 1 Pear, 2 sprigs fresh Mint

Water, Water, Everywhere! – 1 Cucumber, 1 thick slice Watermelon (rind removed)

Salad Cooler – 1 Cucumber, 3 Tomatoes, 1 small bunch fresh Parsley, 1/2 lemon (peeled)

Tropical Cucumber – 1 Cucumber, 2 Guavas (peeled, seeds removed), 1 Apple

Bloody Cuke – 1 Cucumber, 2 Apples, 1 Beet

Green Goddess – 1 bunch fresh Parsley, 1 handful Watercress, 4 Broccoli Spears, 1/2 Pineapple (rind removed, cored)

Green Apple – 8 Broccoli Spears, 1 bunch fresh Parsley, 3 Apples

Green ‘n’ Pear It – 8 Broccoli Spears, 3 Stick Celery, 2 Pears

Green Grapefruit – 8 Broccoli Spears, 2 Grapefruits (peeled)

Green Waldorf – 5 large Kale Leaves, 2 Apples, 2 sticks Celery, 1 Tbs Flaxseed Oil

Sweet Green Melon – 1 bunch fresh Parsley, 1/4 White Cabbage, 1/2 large Cucumber, 1/2 Melon (rind removed)

Super Defender (great for an immune boost too!!) – 5 large Kale Leaves, 3 Carrots, 1 Orange (peeled)

Grape & Green – 4 large Kale Leaves, 2 handfuls Spinach, 2 sticks Celery, 1 Grapefruit (peeled)

Creamy Green – 1 bunch fresh Parsley, 1 handful Watercress, 4 Carrots, 1 lime (peeled)

Red & Green – 1 bunch fresh Parsley, 1 Lemon (peeled), 5 Tomatoes

Green Piney Hit – 1 large handful Spinach, 1 large handful fresh Parsley, 1 large handful fresh Mint Leaves, 1/2 Pineapple (rind removed, cored)

Eye Opener – 1 handful Kale, 1 large handful Spinach, 1 Carrot, 1 Grapefruit (peeled)

Beet Basic – 2 Beets, 2 Carrots, 1 Apple, 1 Orange (peeled), 1 stick Celery, 1/2 Ginger Root (peeled)

Beetles – 2 Beets, 2 Apples, 3 sticks Celery

Blood ‘n’ Grape – 2 Beets, 1 Grapefruit (peeled), 2 sticks Celery

Peppery Tom – 6 Tomatoes, 1 large bunch Watercress, 1 stick Celery

Green Tomatoes – 4 Tomatoes, 1/2 large Cucumber, 1 large handful Spinach, 4 Broccoli Spears

Red Tomato – 6 Tomatoes, 1 Beet, 1 Lemon (peeled)

Black Mud – 5 Tomatoes, 1 Beet, 4 large Kale Leaves, 1 Lime (peeled)

Creamy Crunch – 4 sticks Celery, 3 Carrots

Delicate Pale – 4 sticks Celery, 2 Pears

Celery Jointaid – 3 sticks Celery, 1/2 Pineapple (rind removed, cored), 1 inch Ginger Root (peeled), 1 Tbs Flaxseed Oil

Fresh Crunch – 4 sticks Celery, 1 Apple, 5 sprigs fresh Mint, 1 Lime (peeled)

Soft & Sharp – 3 sticks Celery, 2 Pears, 1 large bunch Watercress

Tricolore Cruncher – 3 sticks Celery, 3 Tomatoes, 1 small bunch fresh Parsley, 1 handful Watercress, 1/2 lemon (peeled)

Grape Crunch – 4 sticks Celery, 1 large bunch seedless Grapes

Chlorophyll Crunch – 3 sticks Celery, 3 Carrots, 1 bunch fresh Parsley

Celery Blood Cleanser – 3 sticks Celery, 1 Apple, 1 Beet, 1 tsp spirulina (add the spirulina powder after you have made the juice)

Take Heart – 4 sticks Celery, 1 Apple, 1 handful Blackcurrants, 1/2 inch Ginger Root (peeled), 1 Tbs Flaxseed Oil