PEPPERS + CILANTRO + QUINOA + PEPPER JACK + COWBOY SALSA

PEPPERS + CILANTRO + QUINOA + PEPPER JACK + COWBOY SALSA

Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from Damn Delicious.

For our cheat version: With just some skillful shopping, you can whip up Damn Delicious’s quinoa stuffed peppers using only 5 ingredients. Grab a “cowboy salsa” with beans, corn, and tomatoes to substitute the salsa, beans, onion, and corn. It’ll also be prepared with loads of spices, which means there’s no need to add your own. We couldn’t leave out the cilantro, though. This herb not only brings a hint of green to your dish, but it also brings its detoxifying properties: Cilantro is a natural chelator — which means it can help rid your body of toxic heavy metals — and can thus diminish stored fat and lessen the appearance of cellulite.

17 SQUASH RAVIOLI + BUTTER + SAGE + PROSCIUTTO + PARMESAN
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= BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI WITH SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE
Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

For our cheat version: Upon first glance, you might have never thought this recipe was doable on a Wednesday night after getting home at 8. Well, with our ingredient hacks it is! Lucky for you, you can just pick up frozen butternut squash ravioli at the store. Leave out the bread crumbs, and just follow the recipe for browning the butter and prosciutto. Add sage leaves and remove from heat. Top with freshly grated parmesan and eat up! Besides being one of the healthiest foods for women, sage is a velvety herb that brings a depth of flavor and countless anti-inflammatory antioxidants.

18 GROUND TURKEY + BUN + SPINACH + FETA + GARLIC
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= SPINACH TURKEY BURGER
Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from Foodie With Family.

For our cheat version: This recipe is good to go! We love the idea of adding sauteed spinach and feta cheese into this turkey burger. Because turkey is a very lean meat (only 7 percent fat), adding the cheese and veggies gives it some extra moisture and fat. The spinach also ups the fatigue-crushing iron content that turkey burgers lack in comparison to beef burgers. Turkey is just one of the Best Weight-Loss Paleo Foods!.

19 PIZZA DOUGH + ONIONS + SPINACH + BACON + MOZZARELLA
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= PIZZA WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS, SPINACH, AND BACON
Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from Cooking Classy.

For our cheat version: When pizza is loaded with iron-rich spinach, endurance-boosting onions, and mouthwatering (not to mention teeming with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats) bacon, sign us up. To make this white pizza, follow all directions, but leave out the extra white sauce; using the mozzarella as a base should be enough.

20 PORK SHOULDER + CORN TORTILLAS + TACO SEASONING + AVOCADO + ORANGES
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= CARNITAS TACOS
Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from RecipeTinEats.com.

For our cheat version: If you’re worried about eating the carnitas at Chipotle (find out if you should be here), you can make the delicious dish at home with this five-ingredient fix. For the rub, just use a standard, natural taco seasoning mix (not anything that contains artificial chemicals like maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, or partially hydrogenated soybean oil). When adding the pork to the slow cooker, follow directions as written, just without the extra vegetables. To build the tacos, just add some carnitas onto a corn tortilla and top with diced avocado. Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats, healthy fats that have been found to help cell-damaging free radicals and prevent heart disease.

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