Low Carb Chicken Recipes: Baked Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Recently, I’ve seen all kinds of yummy looking recipes all over facebook.  Since many are shared, and not linked to the original source I am a little leary of trying the recipe.  Anyone can type up a recipe, and find an image that appears to go with it.  So, when a recipe gets my attention I prefer to test it out in my kitchen.  Of course I am not a great recipe follower, so I tend to change up the ingredients a bit to suit my family’s taste.  We loved this recipe,  although it was a little spicy.  I  made homemade Mexican Brown rice to serve with the Baked Chicken Fajitas to complete the meal.  If you are looking for low carb chicken recipes,  I would suggest serving the chicken fajitas in lettuce wraps or whole grain tortillas.  Since we  completed our AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge, we are still following the principles of the eating plan so this recipe worked perfectly.  My husband and I both feel so much better and he has lost 43lbs (see our story here).
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Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal

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My family loves all things pumpkin! I’m always looking for healthy breakfast recipes to try out, I thought pumpkin and oatmeal would make the perfect combination. You could even make pumpkin oatmeal in a slow cooker and wake up to yummy homemade goodness in the morning. I decided to make it this morning, so I’ll have to try using my slow cooker next time. [Read more...]

Homemade Microwave Popcorn: All Natural Healthy Snack Idea

Homemade Popcorn

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Since changing the kinds of foods that we eat last year, homemade microwave popcorn has become a favorite snack at our house. I never realized how the amount of additives added to foods that I previously thought were healthy like microwave popcorn. After an afternoon of testing out different ways to make homemade popcorn I came up with a Kettle and Cinnamon Pop Corn recipe that my little ones absolutely loved. There are so many ways you can change up this recipe, but the recipes included below are our favorites. I’d love to hear your ideas! [Read more...]

Losing Weight with AdvoCare: Gary’s Journey on the 24-Day Challenge Post #3

Kasey here, I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Gary. He is sometimes referred to as “the coupon lady’s husband.” This is his very first blog series, so y’all go easy on him. He has a goal he wants to meet by March 14th, and thought sharing his journey with y’all might help keep him accountable. Here is Gary’s journey on the 24-Day Challenge, losing weight with AdvoCare. If you missed his previous post, you can read them here,  here, and here.

I have had some thoughts and questions rolling around in my brain lately.  Often times I have really odd things that make me stop and ponder them.  Like this, how do feathers keep birds warm?  I know there is a scientific explanation but I just don’t understand.  Or this, wonder if other people like to suck helium out of balloons like I do?  I don’t care how old you get…that is funny when your voices sounds cartoonish!  Now, this thought isn’t nearly as weird as most of mine are.  I have been wondering why some folks can lose weight easier than others.  I am going to let you in on some of my thoughts and then a final report on my 24 day challenge.

The ability to lose weight may be explained partially by your family genes…and if that is the case, I did not get those genes!  As I told you earlier, I battled being the “husky” kid until my middle teenage years.  Check out these pictures to see for yourself.

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Losing Weight with AdvoCare: Gary’s Journey on the 24-Day Challenge Post #2


Kasey here, I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Gary. He is sometimes referred to as “the coupon lady’s husband.” This is his very first blog series, so y’all go easy on him. He has a goal he wants to meet by March 14th, and thought sharing his journey with y’all might help keep him accountable. Here is Gary’s journey on the 24-Day Challenge, losing weight with AdvoCare. If you missed his previous post, you can read them here and here.

Over the past 10 years exercise had become a cuss word in my mind.  When the word was mentioned I would break out in chills and want to look for some chocolate Zingers.  My activity level had gotten to the point of…well…nothing.  Prior to March of ’13 getting off the couch and walking to the fridge to pour a Diet Coke then back constituted one lap.  I could handle these laps because there was a reward waiting for me in the fridge or in maybe in the candy bar cabinet.  Even though I had made some major changes in my diet my physical activity had remained non-existent. [Read more...]