Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Recipe

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My family absolutely loves Mexican food, but often times Mexican food can be pretty unhealthy so I’m always looking for a healthy alternative. As I was meal planning this week I remembered this recipe video that I saw on Facebook for Mexican Quinoa however, my husband does not enjoy vegetarian meals so I knew he’d be less than happy if I made it for dinner. To keep my man happy, I made several adaptions to the recipe to better suit my family’s taste and I must say that it turned out amazing! An added bonus, as a one pot meal it was so easy to make and clean up was a snap! [Read more...]

Honey Dijon Chicken with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

honey dijon chicken and brussels
I love to experiment with new recipes that I see online and tweak them a little here and there to best suit my family. I don’t like recipes that take a lot of time or a ton of pans because that means I’ll have to spend a long time in the kitchen cleaning after dinner. So, if you are like me, you’ll love this recipe. I cooked the chicken and brussels sprouts together on a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil (I told you I was lazy when it comes to cleaning up), then prepared the long grain wild rice with quinoa on the stove. If your family doesn’t particularly love brussels sprouts you could substitute broccoli or fresh green beans.

This is a clean eating recipe that works great with the AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge.

 

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Honey Dijon Chicken and Roasted Brussels Sprouts
 
Ingredients
  • 4 thin cut chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt or salt substitute
  • fresh brussels sprouts halved
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients (except chicken and brussel sprouts).
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Coat chicken breasts in ½ of the spice mixture.
  4. Toss brussel sprouts in 1 tablespoon olive oil (this olive oil is not listed in above ingredients).
  5. Place chicken on one side of cookie sheet and brussel sprouts on the other.
  6. Drizzle ½ of the left over spice mixture on brussel sprouts.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn over chicken and brussel sprouts.
  8. Baste chicken with the remaining spice mixture then continue to cook for 20 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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...]

Homemade Apple Chips

hoemade apple chips

Last week  my hubby and I ran into TJMaxx to look for some new pants. With his 42 lb weight loss, nothing fit. At the checkout line they had bags of yummy apple chips that looked delicious, until we saw the $8.99 price tag. Seriously $8.99 for a bag of apple chips? No way, not when I knew I could figure out how to make them for much cheaper. Here is an easy recipe for homemade apple chips. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have freshly baked apple chips and your kitchen will smell amazing!

This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly.

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5 Healthy Squash and Zucchini Recipes

squash and zucchini recipes

This time of year squash and zucchini are typically bountiful especially if you happen to have your own garden. Just over the past year or so, I’ve fallen in love with squash and zucchini and add it to all kinds of recipes. If you are looking for clean eating recipes or low fat meal ideas, these recipes are fabulous. Here are 5 healthy squash and zucchini recipes [Read more...]

Rosemary Chicken and Veggies in Mustard Sauce Recipe

Rosemary Chicken in Mustard Sauce

I love easy recipes! Especially those that I can throw in one pan together and bake so I can focus on other tasks at hand. This recipe for Rosemary Chicken and Veggies in Mustard Sauce turned out amazing!! I used all fresh veggies including carrots, onions, red potatoes, and green beans. You could use any kind of chicken you want, however my kids requested legs (which I hate) so I bought a whole cut up chicken. Serve with a simple green salad for a healthy easy dinner.

This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly.
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Low Carb Chicken Recipes: Baked Chicken Fajitas

easy baked 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.  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.
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