3 Easy Steps to Beginning Meal Prep

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For so many the biggest question about meal prepping is, “How do I get started?” The entire process, if looked at as a whole, might seem overwhelming in the beginning. However, I have found that if you break it down into steps and choose one step at a time to implement, then it actually saves time. Plus, it’s so much easier to eat healthy when you have a plan. I don’t know about you, but if I wait until 5pm in the afternoon when the baby is going crazy and my big kids are ready to run wild, cooking can easily be put on the back burner while I look for the quickest escape, such as having my hubby pick up a pizza on the way home. While a cheat meal is okay, if I’m not intentional cheat meals become the norm and healthy eating only happens every once in a while. Here are 3 easy steps to beginning meal prep that have helped my family tremendously to create a healthy eating lifestyle. [Read more...]

Low Carb Meal Ideas: Bountiful Chicken & Veggie Harvest Soup

Low Carb Meal Ideas: Bountiful Harvest Chicken Soup

 

Bountiful Chicken & Veggie Harvest Soup

While I attended a blogging conference in Dallas earlier this year I had the absolute best soup at one of the restaurants in the hotel.  It was chicken broth based with tons of fresh veggies like zucchini, squash, onions, and carrots.  I was determined to figure out how to recreate this recipe once I got home and add to my list of low carb meal ideas.  After some trial and error, Bountiful Chicken and Veggie Harvest Soup was a success!  Since the first time I made it a couple of months ago, it’s become a regular addition to our dinner menu. Especially now that it’s gotten colder, a good hearty soup just feels cozy. An added bonus, Bountiful Chicken and Veggie Harvest Soup is super healthy!

This recipe is also AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly. [Read more...]

Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe {Includes Healthy Version }

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A couple of weeks ago, my son and I went to Olive Garden for our date night. They had a new citrus grilled chicken that was absolutely amazing!! I recently found this recipe and thought I’d try to make it at home. You can change up this recipe to make it even more healthy. When I make it I’m going to leave out the flour and either use whole grain noodles or just leave out the noodles entirely. Serve with a side of steamed veggies and a green salad for a healthy meal!

This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly if you omit flour and substitute whole grain noodles or omit the noodles entirely. [Read more...]

Fiesta Chicken Soup Recipe {Slow Cooker Recipe}

Fiesta Chicken Soup
My family loves Mexican food. Since we’ve been eating healthy the past two years I’ve tried to find Mexican recipes that are healthy and delicious. This recipe for Fiesta Chicken Soup is one of my family’s favorites. It’s so easy to make, simply throw ingredients in the slow cooker and go about your business. At dinner time you’ll have a delicious recipe that your family will love. [Read more...]

Apricot Chicken with Broccoli and Asparagus Recipe

Apricot Chicken Recipe

Kasey here, as we continue on our journey of healthy eating I am always trying to come up with new recipes that my family will love. Last night, I made Apricot Chicken with broccoli and asparagus and it was amazing!! This recipe was inspired by Olive Garden’s Venetian Apricot Chicken, however I have made several adjustments to the recipe to make it easier to prepare.

This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly. If you are limiting your carb intake then you’ll want to omit the potatoes. [Read more...]

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...]