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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mini Cheddar-Apple Turkey Meatloaves

 It's Fall... bring on the fun activities like pumpkin and apple picking. My family especially loves apple picking... however, what on earth do we do with all of the apples?!?  

Here's a fun take on a classic, meatloaf... but with a Fall spin and perfect for a weeknight meal. Pair with Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes for a complete comfort food feel!

Mini Cheddar-Apple Turkey Meatloaves

Makes 6-8 servings, total time 35min


Cooking spray

2lbs ground turkey (93/7)

1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

1/2 medium vidallia onion, finely chopped

1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and chopped

1 egg

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp pepper

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine ground turkey and all ingredients, reserving 1/4 cup of cheese to side. 

On a rimmed baking sheet, spray with cooking spray.

Then form 12 mini loaves from meat mixture (or you can use muffin pan).

Bake for 15 minutes, then sprinkle remaining cheese on top, bake for another 5 minutes or until loaves are cooked through (165 degrees internal temp).

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Lemon Herb Salmon

 On Today's episode of Health & Self on DETV , I shared a Thayer Family Favorite, Lemon Herb Salmon. We love this recipe because it's fast, flavorful, and makes great leftovers. Salmon is a great source of protein. It's high in vitamin B, potassium, and loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. And with the added lemon and herbs, you get some bonus vitamin C.  This salmon recipe can be paired with any vegetable, like sautéed spinach & kale, broccoli, asparagus, or anything.

Please share below if you made the Salmon, and what you paired with it.

I hope you tune in next Tuesday, October 12th at 11am ET for another fun episode of Health & Self on DETV!

Lemon Herb Salmon

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp black pepper

1+ lb raw salmon

  • Parchment paper

Preheat oven to 375.

In a small bowl, combine parsley, basil, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, zest, salt & pepper.

Place salmon on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Top salmon with lemon herb mixture, and bake for 15-18 min (or until desired doneness).

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Healthier Kielbasa and Potatoes

Happy Tasty Tuesday!
Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? Last Sunday, it was a chilly Sunday here in Delaware, and a busy day in Thayer house. I was craving comfort food, but didn't have the time to be in the kitchen all day. I wanted buttery potatoes and yummy kielbasa... But I thought there has got to be a healthier way... and I found a recipe on Oh, Sweet Basil, but made some tweaks. All 4 girls and D'reardon loved it, and asked for it to put into our recipe rotation. So here it is...

Sweet Garlic Kielbasa
Serves 6+, cook time 30 min, total time 40 min.


2 packs Turkey Kielbasa, sliced on diagonal in rounds
2 large sweet potatoes, chopped (microwave for 3-5 min to soften and make cutting easier and baking shorter)
1 lb broccoli florets
1 tbsp plus some for drizzle Olive oil
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tbsp Agave syrup
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
Kosher salt & Pepper

1. preheat oven to 375.
2. Whisk together olive oil, melted butter, agave, garlic, Dijon mustard, Italian seasoning, and salt/pepper. Set aside
3. Drizzle olive oil on sheet pan. In a single layer, add potatoes, and toss. add kielbasa, and brush with all but 2ish tbsp of sweet garlic sauce.
4. Bake for 20 minutes, then add broccoli, brush with remaining sauce and bake for 10 more minutes.
5. Serve, and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

My Wellness Tips

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

How is your overall Wellness?

Overall wellness includes physical health, mental health, spiritual health, nutrition and fitness. 

Watch my YouTube video where I share my top wellness tips to help you live your healthiest life ever!


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Self Soul Sunday

Happy Sunday!
The spirit is a dominant component in the human endeavor for balance and to live a holistic healthy life style. The spirit empowers the human body to move and live in optimal health or marginal existence. This existence can be characterized by the thought process which dominates the mind.  The battle of the mind is a strong force competing for control of the spirit, soul and body. Thoughts direct the actions of the body from within. At times, outside influences dominate our thoughts to wander in a direction leading to toxic behaviors. A few toxic behaviors are envy, jealousy, hatred, discord, fits of rage, impurity, and drunkenness. These toxic thoughts situated in the body can severely stress and damage internal organs; and cause a marginal existence lifestyle instead of optimal living. 
Optimal living is a holistic health life style. The spirit, soul and body is controlled by thoughts to heal, encourage, motivate, energize and challenge you to rise above current thoughts. Then be transformed into thoughts of power, love, joy, peace, faith, kindness, humility, suffering under control. A person with this spirit will navigate life’s challenges with power.  This kind of power thrives on meditation and devotion of truth and tested belief systems. The Legacy Holistic approach offers tools to help you learn to live a balanced holistic healthy lifestyle. 

Bessie Evans:  Entrepreneur, speaker, coach, Legacy Holistic Health Institute, Self Soul Space Contributor