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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Diabetic Meal Plan: Free! 28-Day Meal Plan Nutritionist approved!

 

Since both my husband and 8 year old daughter are both type I diabetics, I understand the challenges that meal time can bring.  I’m always open to new suggestions, recipes, nutrition advice,etc.  I’m jumping up and down for a 28-Day Meal Plan!!  Looking forward to trying this out.  Go to Diabetic Meal Plan to get yours!

What about you?  Do you have diabetes or care someone who does?  What kind of challenges are most difficult for you when it comes to planning meals?

Manic Mealplan Monday: Berry Barbecued Pork Roast

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When you need a cheap & easy family meal-idea in a hurry, we’ve got you covered! Each week we’ll be featuring one of the great recipes -based on Weekly Sales- from Laurie’s collection over at PassionatePennyPincher. Today’s Manic Monday Deal is:

Berry Barbecued Pork Roast

Ingredients:
  • 1 3lb. pork roast Whole or Half Boneless Pork Loin or Rib Half, 2.49/lb, Use $1/1 Earthfare Natural Pork
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries I think they were around $2.50 at my store
  • 1 cup sugar Use $0.50/2 Domino Sugar from 8/29, 10/17 RP or $0.30/1, $0.75/1 Imperial Sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper.  Put fat side up on a rack in shallow roasting pan.  Bake for 45 minutes.
  3. In saucepan, combine remaining ingredients.  Bring to boil & reduce heat to low.
  4. Cook and stir sauce for 10-12 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Brush sauce over roast, and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until roast temperature reads 160 degrees, brushing frequently with sauce.  Let stand 10 minutes before slicing, and serve with remaining sauce.

Serve with . . .

Photo & Recipe courtesy of All Recipes.  Looking for more bargain menu ideas? Check out Passionate Penny Pincher’s weekly meal deals, including Chicken and Dressing, and Homemade Pumpkin Pie.

Pantry Cooking: A Little Italy!

NOTE FROM JAMIE: Do we have any seasoned freezer-cooking chefs out there? I’d love to do a few segments soon about freezer cooking – and I was hoping we could pool our resources to make them some really “meaty” recipe roundups! If so, Please email me at time2saveworkshops@gmail.com with your recipe, name, and a couple tidbits about yourself! (Subject Line: Freezer Cooking)

We frugal foodies have unique challenges that normal shoppers don’t.  This little segment aims to help by offering:

  • Stockpile-cooking ideas
  • Clever Casseroles in which to hide your leftovers from the hubby & kids
  • Kitchen tips & tricks
  • Freezer-cooking recipes & planning
  • And really, everything but the kitchen sink!

Our very own “Deal Detective Kim” has generously offered to take the lead on this one (aspiring food writer that she is) – but start thinking up a recipe YOU often turn to, because we’ll be asking for some contributions to keep this new weekly segment running! 
And now, I’ll turn it over to you Kim!

Our trip around the world started in Mexico last week; this week, we’re going to ITALY!  OK, not really, but it’s fun to dream, right?  Italian is so much more than just spaghetti and lasagna.  So today I’ve got **3** recipes for Italian food that don’t involve pasta at all!

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Manic Meal-Plan Monday: Italian Roast Wraps

When you need a cheap & easy family meal-idea in a hurry, we’ve got you covered! Each week we’ll be featuring one of the great recipes -based on Publix’s Weekly Sales- from Laurie’s collection over at PassionatePennyPincher. Make sure to visit her site each week for a full weekly menu-plan! Today’s Manic Monday Meal is…..

Italian Roast Wraps

  • 2-3 lb. frozen/thawed Bottom Round Roast (On sale $2.69/lb. at Publix or $1.99/lb at Bi-Lo!)
  • 1/2 package Italian dressing mix
  • Tortilla Wraps (Either Flatbread-type wraps or Tortillas) *Use 75¢/1 Mission Tortillas PRINT or $1/1 from 8/1 SS
  • Optionals:
  • -  Cheddar Cheese
    -  Mayonaise or Sour Cream
    -  Tomatoes

    Put roast and 1/2 italian dressing packet in crockpot on low. Cook 5 hours. Take beef out and let cool enough to shred. Place back in crockpot and stir to soak up juices. Top wrap with beef, add optional toppings!

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    Apple Sauce:  Part of Buy Theirs Get Ours Free Promo this week
    Grilled Corn on the Cob:  On Sale 4/$1.99, probably cheaper elsewhere, check out your local produce stand!

    Manic Meal-Plan Monday: Sweet Chicken Salad!

    When you need a cheap & easy family meal-idea in a hurry, we’ve got you covered! Each week we’ll be featuring one of the great recipes -based on Publix’s Weekly Sales- from Laurie’s collection over at PassionatePennyPincher. Make sure to visit her site each week for a full weekly menu-plan! Today’s Manic Monday Meal is…..

    Sweet Chicken Salad

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (Whole chicken on sale $1.19/lb. at Publix in current ad, will go on sale for $.77/lb. at Kroger 8/5/10 – 8/7/10.  Cook according to crockpot chicken recipe , let cool, and shred)
    • 2 golden delicious apples, cored, peeled and sliced
    • 1/2 cup yellow raisins
    • 1/2 cup grapes, sliced Black Seedless Grapes will be on sale $.98/lb. at Kroger 8/5/10 – 8/7/10.
    • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped To toast just bake in oven at 350 for 4-5 minutes, watch closely so they don’t scorch
    • 4 green onions, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1 cup mayonaise Kraft Mayo BOGO $4.99, use $.50/2 Kraft Mayo from 6/20 SS
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar $.30/1 Domino Sugar

    Mix all ingredients well.  Cover and refrigerate – tastes best after it has been refrigerated several hours.  Enjoy!  AND – if chicken salad doesn’t float your boat – make sure to read her frugal tips for cooking whole chicken HERE!