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Cheesy Ground Beef, Spinach, and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Cheesy Ground Beef, Spinach, and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Cheesy Ground Beef, Spinach, and Cauliflower Rice Casserole






  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 10 ounces frozen cauliflower rice, cooked according to the directions on the bag
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk, if needed
  • 8 ounces shredded Italian blend cheese, or any other shredded cheese that you have/prefer






  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Heat olive oil in a large 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add ground beef; season with Italian Seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Continue to cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, and cook until beef is completely browned.
  • Add in spinach – you might have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your skillet – cook, stirring frequently, for 1 more minute or until spinach is wilted.
  • Remove from heat, drain liquid from the skillet, and set aside.
  • In a 9×13-inch baking dish, combine cooked cauliflower rice, Greek yogurt or sour cream, butter, and dried basil; stir and mix until completely combined and creamy. If sour cream and butter aren’t melting completely, stir in some milk. The cauliflower rice should be warm enough to melt the butter.
  • Add prepared beef mixture to the baking dish; stir until everything is completely incorporated.
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 7 to 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Charity Godwin
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Chicken Florentine

Chicken Florentine


  • 3 chicken breasts (or any protein on hand)
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 small heads kale or 9 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 2 Oz Brie cheese Or 2 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese, I like Philadelphia
  • ¼ cup half & half cream
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper



  • In a large skillet over medium heat add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of butter, red bell pepper and garlic and cook for about 4 minutes.
  • Add spinach season with a pinch of salt and pepper mix until the spinach wilts down.
  • Add cream cheese, half & half and parmesan cheese mix well until cream cheese is melted and resembles creamed spinach.
  • Heat a separate skillet on medium high heat, add remaining oil and butter.
  • Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper and place on the hot pan.
  • Cook 6 minutes on first side and flip chicken over and cook other side an additional 5 minutes, until cooked through and browned. (If it’s too thick, you can cut into pieces or throw in oven on 350 til cooked thru)
  • Divide the spinach mixture on the bottom of each plate and top with piece of protein.



Charity Godwin
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Seafood Lasagna (No Tomato)

Seafood Lasagna (No Tomato)

Seafood Lasagna



Olive oil

1/4 lb small peeled shrimp

2 cups ricotta cheese

4 Tbsp fresh parsley

2 tsp oregano

1 tsp salt

Pepper, to taste

1/4 lb scallops

1/4 lb salmon

1/4 lb mussels

1 pkg (8 Oz) lasagna pasta noodles

3 cloves garlic, chopped


1 fresh bunch Spinach, chopped

1-2 cups shredded carrots

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

2 cups parmesan cheese

3 Oz fresh basil for top, optional

Roasted Asparagus, optional


Preheat oven to 375. Cook pasta noodles according to pkg instructions. Cook shrimp, salmon, mussels, scallops in a pan with a little olive oil. (Cut up salmon into cubes). Put ricotta cheese, oregano, salt, pepper, chopped garlic, 2 cups parmesan cheese, & parsley in a small bowl and mix it up.


To Assemble: Lasagna Noodles, seafood medley, shredded mozzarella, ricotta mixture, chopped fresh spinach, & grated carrots. Repeat 3-4 times until you run out of noodles and for top layer just add seafood medley, mozzarella, parmesan, & fresh basil.


Bake on 375 covered for 1 hour. Serve with fresh asparagus if desired.


Charity Godwin
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Lavash Quick & Easy Healthy Pizza

Lavash Quick & Easy Healthy Pizza

Quick and easy healthier pizza at home :) Takes 15 mins total from star to finish!!


lavash (thin wrap bread)

chicken sausage or Pumfu for vegan

beet or pizza sauce

mozzarella cheese

fresh spinach

red bell peppers

black olives

olive oil spray



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place lavash sheets on sheet pan. Cook sausage. Top lavash with sauce, mozzarella, sausage, & veggies. Spray with olive oil spray and cook for 6 minutes in oven. Enjoy!


Charity Godwin
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Spinach Artichoke Soup

Spinach Artichoke Soup

Spinach Artichoke Soup



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery,  chopped
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 can artichoke hearts
  • 2 cups baby spinach, or 1 bunch
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice from about 1/2 medium lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1-2 teaspoons dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10-12 cranks fresh-ground black pepper



  • Warm olive oil and butter in a large Dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrots and sauté, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and Italian seasoning. Cook for 30-60 seconds, just until fragrant.
  • Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Add orzo, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently, just until the orzo is tender.
  • Stir in the spinach, beans, artichokes and allow about 1 minute for the spinach to wilt. Add lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper. Serve and enjoy!
Charity Godwin
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Mediterranean Spicy Lentil Soup with Spinach

Mediterranean Spicy Lentil Soup with Spinach

Mediterranean Spicy Lentil Soup with Spinach



  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 2 teaspoon dried mint flakes
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water, more if needed
  • 1-2 bunches fresh leaf spinach 
  • 1 ½ cups green lentils or small brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 2 cups chopped flat leaf parsley
  • carrots, chopped (optl)

  1. In a large ceramic or soup pot, heat 2 tablespoon olive oil. Add the chopped onions and sautee until golden brown. Add the garlic, all the spices, dried mint, sugar and flour. Cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat stirring regularly.
  2. Now add the broth and water. Raise the heat to high and bring the liquid to a rolling boil; add the frozen spinach and the lentils. Cook for 5 minutes on high heat then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the lentils are fully cooked to tender. (Partway through cooking, check the liquid levels, and if you need to add a little bit of hot water.)
  3. Once the lentils are fully cooked, stir in the lime juice and chopped parsley. Remove from the heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes or so. Serve hot with pita bread or your favorite rustic Italian bread.
Charity Godwin
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Breakfast Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Breakfast Blueberry Spinach Smoothie


  • 1 scoop organic pea protein powder
Charity Godwin
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Apple, Cheddar, Spinach, Avocado, Turkey Panini

Apple, Cheddar, Spinach, Avocado, Turkey Panini

Mash an avocado and spread on 2 pieces of bread. Layer 2 pieces turkey lunch meat, 1 slice cheese, some spinach, & sliced apple. Put on indoor grill until you get pretty grill marks. Devour! So, so, good!
Charity Godwin
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Banana Cream Pie Green Smoothie Recipe

Banana Cream Pie Green Smoothie Recipe


  • 1 cup milk (or dairy-free milk)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 cups loose spinach, packed (or 1 bundle fresh)
  • 1 small plum or apple cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 small banana, cut into slices
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)



  1. Place all ingredients into the blender jar, in the order in which they are listed.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.
Charity Godwin
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