Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Slow Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts, Extra Fat Trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. *EASY Homemade Taco Seasoning* (I use my homemade seasoning -- plus a little extra because I LOVE Spicy!!)
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 cup Canned Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed
  • 1 cup Salsa, I LOVE Garden Fresh Gourmet Jack's Special Salsa, unless I make it FRESH!)
  • Freshly Ground Sea Salt & Black Pepper, To Taste
  • Romaine Lettuce, washed, rinsed and cut; portioned onto plates set aside for plating
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
    • Monterey Jack or Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
    • Sour Cream
    • Greek Yogurt

Directions:

  1. Once extra fat is trimmed from chicken breasts, add to slow cooker and sprinkle with taco seasoning, cumin, black beans and freshly ground sea salt & black pepper.
  2. Turn Slow Cooker to LOW for FOUR hours. (My first making this recipe, I started it cooking on high heat, but definitely recommend LOW hear so the skin doesn't get too tough!)
  3. Once Chicken Breasts are Fully Cooked (Poultry needs an internal temperature of 165 degrees F!), carefully transfer both breasts to a clean cutting board and shred with two forks, season with a little more salt & pepper (optional!) and return shredded chicken to slow cooker to combine all ingredients!!
  4. Serve
-shred chicken with 2 forks, season with salt & pepper, return to crock pot. Serve on bed of romaine lettuce, optional topping gs...shredded cheese, sour cream/greek yogurt, guacamole
I am adding corn next time so I might have to add more seasoning when I do that.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Coffee Flavored Shakeology Recipes


 Barista Experience Not Necessary ... Just Your Daily Dose of Dense Superfoods!!


  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Shakeology  
  • Peppermint Mocha Shakeology
    • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
    • 4 oz. Unsweetened Almond Milk
    • 8-12 oz. cold coffee
    • 2 Drops Peppermint Extract
    • Cup of Ice
    • Blend & Enjoy!
  • Chocolate Mocha Chiller

  • Vanilla Mocha
    • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
    • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 cup (8 oz.) cold coffee


Dessert Flavored Shakeology Recipes






Strawberry Shakeology Recipes

Strawberry Mojito Shakeology

  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 1 tsp. lime pee
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 scoop Tropical Strawberry Shakeology 
  • 2 Tbsp. mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice
  • Fresh Mint sprig & Strawberry slice for garnish

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I abso-freaking-lutely LOVE the FIXATE Cookbook Presented by Autumn Calabrese!!




21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese took her simple color-coded container system for measuring perfect portions and applies it to 101 of her favorite family recipes, giving you Fixate, a delicious approach to healthy weight loss.  Not only are you eating delicious & healthy foods and meals -- you are eating just the right amount!  

Each of the 101 recipes in Fixate lists the color-coded container equivalents and nutrition facts for when you keep your nutrition on track with 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, or any other fitness program!

Fixate includes Paleo, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian recipes plus Autumn's personal tips for preparing meals quickly while having leftovers, stocking your kitchen with must-haves.  






I LOVE cooking, baking and everything that comes along with it.  Okay that is a lie -- I dislike the dirty dishes....HA!  :)  I love messing around with new or old recipes to "health-ify" them and make them 21 Day Fix Friendly -- but this cookbook is GENIUS!  





Thursday, January 28, 2016

2016 is YOUR year to SHINE and DEMOLISH your Health & Fitness Goals!!

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Let's talk about your Health & Fitness Goals and find a program that is PERFECT for you!!  
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Have you been watching my journey and want your own copy of 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme so we can workout and crush you goals together?!  IT'S GO TIME!! :)

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

This is a delicious, simple and healthier alternative to your traditional buffalo chicken wings!  You definitely need to give these a try if you love Frank's Red Hot Sauce!!



Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Chicken
  • 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Panko
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper and set aside.  (I used a wire cooling rack on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet.)  Allison's Time Saving Tip: Line Slow Cooker with Aluminum Foil to save on clean up time!! 
  2. In a large bowl, combine Ground Chicken, Panko, Egg, Garlic Powder, Onion Power and Green Onions.  Season with Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste.  Combine thoroughly with clean hands.
  3. Roll into 1 to 1-1/2 inch meatballs, making between 18-24 meatballs depending on size.
  4. Place onto prepared caking sheet and Bake until all sides are browned, about 5-7 minutes. 
  5. Transfer meatballs into slow cooker.  Drizzle Frank's Red Hot Sauce over meatballs, gently stir  or brush to coat meatballs in sauce. 
     

  6. Cook on Low Heat for 2 hours.
  7. Serve and Enjoy immediately!  

You might want some celery sticks ready to cool your mouth down with these fabulous and spicy protein power balls!! ;)




Recipe Borrowed and Adapted from damndelicious.net