Health and Fitness, Healthy Recipes, Motherhood

Chicken with Kale and Broccoli Skillet 

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! 


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 🙂

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! 

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Health and Fitness, Healthy Recipes, Motherhood

Homemade Veggie Soup!

Homemade Veggie Soup 👌🏼
1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup diced carrots

4 cups chopped cabbage (approx. ¼ 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

½ teaspoon each thyme & basil

pepper to taste

2 cups broccoli florets

2 cups sliced zucchini
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!!!

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Health and Fitness, Healthy Recipes, Motherhood, Uncategorized

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!

*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 👌🏼
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A healthy sweet tooth satisfier…

One of the biggest challenges I face with eating healthy is my INTENSE cravings for sweets. I would go crazy if I didn’t satisfy them! So, rather than ignoring it and making myself miserable, I choose options like these DELICIOUS treats instead of ones that are bad for you and full of garbage.  

Frozen bananas are my go-to treat and I love pairing them with a variety of healthy toppings (or center like in this one) and options like blending them into NICEcream (see precious post for my favorite recipe!).  
For this snack, I always make sure to prepare a large batch so I can grab one or two to kill that craving and not feel bad about it. 

I cut three bananas length wise and put peanut butter on 1/2 of them before putting them back together to make “sandwiches”. I froze them for a while (a few hours), then cut them into 1/4-inch wide sections.   

To store them, I layer the piece in a freezer container and lay wax paper between each layer to prevent them from sticking to one another.   

To cut down on fat content, you can also use PB Fit Powder mixed with water in place of the peanut butter. ALWAYS use a natural peanut butter to get the most nutrition out of your snack.  

Now, when I need a good choice to satisfy that craving, I have them available and will say no to the other stuff! 
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“Chunky Monkey” Pops and Nice Cream!!!

Tonight’s dessert was a combination of delicious frozen treats that are actually good for you! They’re great for snacking, too, and will satisfy that sweet/salty craving without leaving you feeling guilty!!!
For the Pops, I sliced bananas and put toothpicks in them to make them single-serving treats. Next time, I plan to something else because the toothpicks are sharp, but it still works!
Freeze them for at least 1 hour, then dip in melted chocolate, followed by crushed peanuts.  Return to parchment paper and enjoy! Freeze anything you don’t eat immediately and enjoy them when you want!  Everyone LOVED them!

The nice cream was so easy, and tasted SO GOOD!  I sliced 4 bananas and laid the slices flat on a plate to freeze with the Pop ones.  When they were frozen, I added them to the blender with some peanut butter and a splash of vanilla flavoring. If the bananas aren’t blending well, they may need to sit out for a few minutes to thaw a little.  Carefully push them down toward the blade with a spoon to make them smoothly blended to an ice cream consistently. When that was done, I added a little broken chocolate and hand-mixed it in. 

I store it in a small Pyrex container and we enjoy it as we wish.  DELICIOUS!!!!

These recipes are inspired by @cleanfoodcrush. If you have not seen her IG posts, you’re missing out on so many amazing and healthy food ideas!

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Caffeinated “Chocolate-Covered Strawberry” Breakfast Smoothie

What did you have for breakfast today? I had a Caffeinated “Chocolate-Covered Strawberry” Breakfast Smoothie 👌🏼
Coffee•chocolate protein powder•banana•frozen strawberries•local honey

This was the perfect breakfast as I had little time today to drink my coffee and/or eat breakfast before I ran out the door. The best part is that it tastes great! 
It’s literally like a treat for breakfast.… And it’s actually good for you! If you don’t like coffee, you can substitute the coffee for chocolate almond milk 😁. YUMM! 

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#healthystarttotheday #breakfastsmoothie #delicious #fuelyourbody 

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Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas/Bowls!

One of the FASTEST and EASIEST meals to throw together! My biggest pet peeve with crock pot meals is how so many recipes still require you to cook the meat before adding it to the crock pot… this one DOESN’T! 😁

1-2lb  chicken (I use frozen and throw it right in!)

1/2 -1 chopped red onion (depending on your preference and how much chicken you use)

1/2-1 chopped green pepper 

Mix 1 packet of taco seasoning with 1/2 jar of salsa. 
Throw everything in the crock pot, mix it all up, and cook on low for 6/8 hours.  Once it’s done, shred the chicken with two forks and place in soft taco shells with cheese and sour cream!   YUMMMM!!!

I, personally, skip on the fajita wrap and make it a rice bowl using rice I make to pair with the fajitas. I top that with sour cream and cheese and mix it all together (pictured below).  I make the rice right before we eat, because it’s fast and easy.  

Prepare rice as usual…. 

in another sauce pan, mix black beans and corn and cook until done. 

Add beans and corn to the rice and add a little butter, adobo seasoning, and fresh ground pepper…YUMMM!!! 

This meal is a little higher in Sodium than I’d prefer, but it’s still better than having to order takeout! 👌
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