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Easy Weeknight Meals with Kevin’s Sauces

If you are looking for easy and delicious weeknight meals I have two perfect recipes for you. Taco bowls with ground beef and a Thai coconut sauce with chicken & veggies. Both meals are so tasty anyone will enjoy them. They are also Keto and Paleo friendly which is a plus.

Easy Weeknight Meals with Kevin's Sauces

Last week I wrote about Kevin’s Sauces which quickly became a regular in our kitchen. I normally do not like packaged sauces but Kevin’s sauces are so good and are very comparable to what you can get in some restaurants. As an advocate for clean eating, I am happy to support a company whose mission is to empower the busiest people to eat clean without sacrificing flavor. 

Thai coconut sauce with chicken and veggies

Easy Weeknight Meals with Kevin's Sauces

Thai coconut sauce with chicken and veggies

This Thai inspired dish is so comforting and absolutely delicious. Kevin’s Thai Coconut sauce is made with yummy ingredients like coconut milk, lemongrass, ginger and spices. I added Juicy chicken thighs, green beans, carrots seasonal ingredients like kabocha squash.  The combination worked really well with all of the different flavors complementing each other. My husband likes his food very spicy so I added some chili flakes for heat and served it with cauliflower rice. 

How to make easy Thai coconut sauce with chicken and veggies 
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper
  2. Add olive oil to a hot pan and cook chicken till lightly browned and almost cooked through; about 10 mins. 
  3. Add freshly minced onion, garlic and ginger to chicken and cook for another 2 minutes
  4. Add kabocha squash, carrots and Kevin’s That Coconut Sauce. 
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 mins
  6. Add green beans and simmer another 5 minutes. 

Recipe Notes: Serve with cauliflower rice if following a keto or paleo diet. This dish goes really well with jasmine rice as well. If you like it a little spicy add some chili flakes. 

Taco bowls with ground beef

On busy weeknights you can’t go wrong with Taco bowls. They are quick, easy and packed with fresh and healthy ingredients. I used Kevin’s Classic Taco Sauce to give the ground beef the delicious classic taco taste that we all love. The sauce includes flavors from roasted poblano chilies, garlic, onion, tomato and spices. 

The beauty of taco bowls is you can use any of your favorite ingredients. I used cauliflower rice instead regular rice. I topped it with sliced red bell peppers, red onions, cherry tomatoes, diced Persian cucumber, avocado, romaine lettuce and cilantro. The possibilities are endless and this is a good dish to make if you are trying to use up veggies in your fridge.  

How to Make Taco bowls with ground beef
  1. Season ground beef with salt and pepper. 
  2. Add grape seed oil to a hot pan; add the ground beef and cook for about 5 minutes. 
  3. Reduce heat, add Kevin’s Classic Taco Sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. 
  4. Place cauliflower rice in a bowl, top with the ground beef and veggies including romaine lettuce, red onions, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, cucumber and avocado. 

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This recipe is my submission for the  #kevinsrecipechallenge and the product was given to me for free. All opinions and content in this post are completely mine alone. 

Easy Keto Spinach Salad Recipe

It’s week 3 of the new year and my hubby dearest is still sticking to his Keto diet. It certainly has made makes things more interesting when planning meals as I am not on the diet myself. Luckily the Keto diet includes lots of vegetables which I eat lot’s of already so it works out as I can always add carbs on the side. I made this delicious easy Keto Spinach Salad recipe for lunch the other day and it was delicious.

Easy Keto Spinach Salad Recipe

So let me start by explaining what a ketogenic diet aka ‘Keto’ diet is; keep in mind I am not a health professional and to always consult your doctor. Keto is basically a very low carb and high fat diet which shifts the body’s metabolism away from carbs to fat. The reduction of carbs then places the body into a ketosis metabolic state that makes the body efficient at burning fat for energy. A lot of people have reduced their weight significantly following this diet. I personally do not follow it as I am not trying to lose weight and love me some carbs (in moderation of course)

Now back to the recipe. This spinach salad is super simple and my Keto husband loved it so much. All you need is lots of spinach and a few toppings like blueberries, walnuts, avocado, hemp seeds and red onions. The fat comes from the nuts, hemp seeds and avocado however you can certainly add chicken, fish or steak if you are very hungry. 

The dressing is also very simple and I made it by just whisking olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice, minced garlic and freshly ground black pepper. So simple yet so delicious. 

Easy Keto Spinach Salad

Easy Keto Spinach Salad
Serves 2
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 cups fresh organic spinach
  2. 2 avocados
  3. 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  4. 1/2 cup walnuts
  5. 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  6. 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
Dressing
  1. 1/4 cup olive oil
  2. 1 small lemon zested
  3. Juice from half lemon
  4. 1 clove garlic minced
  5. salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Arrange spinach in a wide deep plate or bowl then top with the blueberries, walnuts, hemp seeds and onion slices.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, zest, garlic and pepper together and drizzle over salad.
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