All of these recipes are fairly easy, quick, and have a fairly limited number of ingredients.
Brace yourselves- I’m about to share four recipes that I actually followed without making any alterations.
Easy Chili Con Carne Meatballs These meatballs are OUTSTANDING. Even better—all you need is one bowl, one pan, and a blender or food processor. Lately I find myself choosing meals that produce the least amount of dishes to clean up, so this one was a win-win. They aren’t too spicy, but pack a seriously unique flavor. I’m not usually big on sauces, but this one is so delicious. I served these with mashed cauliflower and a side salad. If you choose to do the same, I highly suggest that you combine some of the sauce with your mashed cauliflower. Best decision ever.
Chocolate? In Chili? Eh, why not? If you’re skeptical- rest assured that the cocoa doesn’t add a chocolate taste to the chili, it just adds a depth in the flavor that is absolutely addicting. I’ve tried a few different delicious Paleo chili recipes in the past year and while they’ve all been good, I find myself continuously coming back to this one. It’s SO easy, filling, and versatile. The suggested toppings (avocado, onion, and black olives) are a MUST. If you choose not to include them, don’t be mad at me for sharing a “pretty good” chili recipe. You’ll have no one to blame but yourself!
Garlicky (real word?) goodness. That’s all I have to say about this. This is one of those meals that you just kind of throw together and cross your fingers in hopes that it isn’t completely disgusting. If you based it on looks alone, you’d be disappointed. One taste and I was sold. I’ve made it once a week for the last few weeks and I’m STILL looking forward to this week’s spaghetti squash (THREE MONTHS AGO I DIDN’T EVEN LIKE SPAGHETTI SQUASH). It’s a perfect comfort meal for those cold winter days….even though it’s almost March and we shouldn’t have to deal with those anymore.
The only suggestion I have for this recipe is to leave out the tarragon. Personally, I thought it was better without it. If you like tarragon, leave it in and enjoy!
I’m really going out on a limb sharing this recipe. There were mixed reviews on these when I shared them, but I happen to think they are delicious. That said- I WAS eating these while on the challenge and was just trying to trick my body into thinking that I was eating some sweet and delicious candy. Either way, the challenge is done and I literally just finished making a batch of them. They aren’t exactly sweet, but they do satisfy some part of a sugar craving and ward off hunger between meals. Not to mention that they look like a bizarre version of a peanut butter cup which is a win in my book. All while adding in a punch of healthy fats!