Health and Fitness, Healthy Recipes, Motherhood

Chicken with Kale and Broccoli SkilletΒ 

Not many people realize that kale makes a great dinner or lunch side dish/pairing!
Tonight’s dinner had to be quick, so I threw this together in no time and was so happy with the end result!  The flavors are so good and everyone divoured their plate of food! 

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Cut 1 lb chicken into thin strips

Season with lemon pepper and cook with olive oil and 1 small red onion in the skillet

Once the chicken starts to cook, add broccoli and 1 clove minced garlic and toss to season everything together. Do NOT add the kale yet πŸ™‚

Once the broccoli and chicken are about done, season more with lemon pepper if you would like and add the kale.  Let the kale cook for about 2 minutes while you toss it.  Serve immediately after the kale cooks and ENJOY! 

Stay Healthy,

Tara

Health and Fitness, Healthy Recipes, Motherhood

Homemade Veggie Soup!

Homemade Veggie Soup πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
INGREDIENTS:
1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup diced carrots

4 cups chopped cabbage (approx. ΒΌ head of cabbage)

1 cup green beans (1″ pieces)

2 whole bell peppers, chopped

1 can (28 oz) low sodium diced tomatoes

6 cups low sodium beef broth

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 bay leaves

Β½ teaspoon each thyme & basil

pepper to taste

2 cups broccoli florets

2 cups sliced zucchini
INSTRUCTIONS:
In a large pot cook onion & garlic over medium heat until slightly softened.
Add carrots, cabbage & green beans and cook an additional 5 minutes.
Stir in bell peppers, undrained tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, bay leaves and seasonings. Simmer 6-7 minutes.
Add in zucchini & broccoli. Simmer an additional 5 minutes or until softened.
Remove bay leaves before serving….and ENJOY!!!

Stay Healthy,

Tara

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Healthy “Almond Joy” Oatmeal!!!

I wanted to change up my breakfast this morning and improvised this recipe. 

Little did I know, it is like “heaven” in a bowl, as my son would say!  It is probably one of my new favorite ways to make oatmeal!
Ingredients:

*Dry Oatmeal (I use 1/3 cup)

*Chocolate Almond Milk (I use 2/3 cup)

*Coconut oil ( 1 tsp-1tbsp per serving, depending on how much you want the coconut flavor to come through)

Microwave and ENJOY!  

*you can make it via stovetop, but I don’t have time in the morning, so I choose to use the microwave when I get to work πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
Stay Healthy,

Tara