autumn calabrese

21 Day Fix Crack Slaw

May 25, 2017
Serves 4

Let me introduce you to CRACK SLAW! Aka Cole Slaw

For the record I’ve never smoked crack or sniffed it or whatever else you can do with it 🙈 but all I can say this was AMAZING! Like aaaa-may-ZINGGG! It’s so simple to make and packed with flavor.I prep this for weekly lunches for myself and my husband it so yummy!

Try it out let me know how you like it!!

 

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Savory Chicken Meatballs & Coconut Curry Sauce

May 9, 2017
Serves 4

My husband made these delicious chicken meatballs with coconut curry sauce for dinner and they are amazing! Cheap , easy 21 Day Fix friendly , and the entire family gobbled them up! BONUS we had left overs that heated up well the next day for lunch , now that is a win win in my book! You can even freeze these and the sauce and throw in your crock pot or instant pot next time! Try these bad boys out and let me know what you think! kudos to my husband on this fantastic recipe!!!!

 

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21 Day Fix Margarita Chicken

May 7, 2017
Serves 4

This recipe had me at margarita! Ha ha This is a perfect recipe for summer grilling or you can broil it in the oven as well! This recipe is super simple and perfect for my families busy long nights at the baseball field! Get festive with tequila,This marinade gives chicken a tangy citrus flavor with extra kick. (Most of the alcohol evaporates during cooking no silly side effects ha ha!.)

I will also like to add that I marinated this the day before we grilled it so when we got home my husband could throw on the grill quickly! Try it out and let me know what you think! My entire family enjoyed it I paired it with some asparagus and roasted red potatoes 🙂

 

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Recipe is adapted from the beachbody blog

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – 21 Day Fix Approved

April 28, 2017
Serves 12 Cookies

Who loves cookies?!!!! I am not a huge cookie fan but I could live off peanut butter ha! These are a quick healthy alternative from the store bought with all the processed ingredients.My boys loved them! Try them out and let me know what you think!

 

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French Onion Chicken – 21 Day Fix Approved

April 4, 2017
Serves 2

French onion soup is a type of soup usually based on meat stock and onions, and often served gratinĂ©ed with croutons and cheese on top or a large piece of bread.It has always been one of my absolute favorite soups but it’s not exactly the healthiest. insert let’s make a healthy version and add a twist…French Onion chicken in the skillet! I am sure this could be made in the slow cooker or instant pot as well!

Now to make it gluten-free just use a gluten-free flour or you can omit the flour. I only used it to thicken it up , if you do omit the flour it will be a little more runny but still delicious! I was certain my boys would not want to eat this because of the onions but they proved me wrong! Both boys devoured it and my husband has asked for it to be made weekly lol! I guess this is a winner! try it out and let me know what you think!

 

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Brushetta Chicken Salad – 21 Day Fix Approved

April 2, 2017
Serves 1

Chicken Bruschetta salad super simple and delicious! This I made for myself one day for lunch while kids were at school. It is super yummy , I used left over chicken from the night before and just threw together. I have a chicken bruschetta pasta recipe (Click Here) if you want to make a meal for the family! Both are delicious and simple! Hope you try it out and enjoy!

 

Also I did  add feta to mine but not enough to count a container if you are following the container system!

 

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Healthy Pizza Pockets – 21 Day Fix Approved

March 26, 2017
Serves 2

Pizza Pockets

So I will get straight to the point the frozen pre made hot pockets are a chemical shit storm of ingredients and personally I am not into putting poison into my families body! However I am not going to sit here and pretend I have never eaten them because I have , and so have my boys. I started reading labels and learning what ingredients were when I started eating clean almost 3 years ago. The stuff they put in those frozen meals are just flat-out horrible for you , but in the fast paced world of go go go we sometimes go for the easy grab and go.I am happy to say its been 3 plus years since hot pockets have graced my freezer lol! I knew i had to try making my own version that I could make in bulk and freeze! Travel baseball is in full swing , having healthy options that are a quick grab and go are a must!

I pride myself on what I feed my family and I kick it up a notch during baseball , soccer and hockey because I want my little athletes feeling their best when they hit the field or ice! sometimes it might not be obvious how much the wrong food can impact performance, but I promise you that loads of sugar, food dye and processed foods that sit heavy, digest poorly and have zero nutritional value will slow your child down, sap their energy after the first 30 minute spike and set them up for a crash, possibly at the worst time (with the game on the line).

So back to the hot pockets they are delicious , easy and freeze! My boys loved them and today I am actually making 2 dozen to freeze and have on hand for the busy months ahead! If you are looking for more of my baseball/sports food plan Click Here to read what we do on tournament day!

Try these out let me know what you think!

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Healthy Chicken Chow Mein – 21 Day Fix Approved

March 15, 2017
1 Review (5.00 out of 5)
Serves 4-6

I love how versatile food can be. Seriously, real food can be so, so simple, but it can also be used for a never-ending variety of meals. I’ve recently discovered how versatile spaghetti squash can be. Brings me to Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein. I know your thinking are you kidding me Jamie? Trust me I struggled with the thought of this as well but decided to try it out anyways. This recipe makes a lot of food, which is always awesome because then you get to use the leftovers. And let me tell ya, the leftovers are almost better than the original recipe. Don’t you just love when food tastes better the second time around?!

 

So I added leftover chicken to mine however you can add any meat you choose or add in more veggies! I love that this meal can be so versatile and everyone will enjoy

 

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21 Day Fix Cauliflower Cheeseburger Casserole

February 28, 2017
1 Review (5.00 out of 5)
Serves 4

Move over hamburger helper there is a new casserole in town!

Cauliflower is the new potato to me , it is very versatile and I am still amazed with how many different meal options you have with it. There is a great deal of health benefits to eating it as well! My oldest son now eats it raw ha ha , he still hates the smell of it when it’s cooked but its his favorite veggie! This cheeseburger casserole is sure to be a hit ,it resembles hamburger helper just with out all the added gunk! you can rice the cauliflower or leave them in florets for the dish. Either works fine! Two thumbs up from my family on this one! Try it out and let me know what you think!

Also I sprinkled some bacon crumbles on top the recipe does not call for this i just had extra from day prior 

I am sharing the benefits of eating cauliflower so you will know what a great food you’re putting into your system!

Better Digestion
Cauliflower is a great source of dietary fiber, which is essential for optimal digestion. When you get enough fiber in your diet, it helps to keep things moving smoothly through the intestines. Cauliflower also contains a compound called glucoraphin, which protects your stomach and intestines from certain health conditions such as cancer and ulcers.

Antioxidants
Cauliflower contains a high amount of antioxidants, which are essential for the body’s overall health and help to prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Antioxidants are also essential in destroying free radicals that accelerate the signs of aging.

Anti-Inflammatory
Because of the omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K in cauliflower, it helps to prevent chronic inflammation that leads to conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, and certain bowel conditions.

Pregnancy
Cauliflower provides a good amount of folate (B9), a B vitamin that is necessary for a healthy pregnancy. Folate deficiency in pregnant women can lead to problems such as birth defects and low birth weight.

B Vitamins
In addition to folate, cauliflower is also loaded with other important B vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and thiamine.

Heart Health
Cauliflower protects from heart disease in many ways. It contains allicin, which has been found to reduce the occurrence of stroke and heart disease. Additionally, cauliflower can help to lower cholesterol levels in the body.

Weight Loss
Cauliflower is a great food to include in your diet if you’re dieting because it’s low in calories and can be used in a variety of ways. Try ricing the cauliflower into a “rice” and using it in stir-fries instead of regular rice. You can also boil cauliflower and mash it into a healthier version of mashed potatoes.

 

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21 Day Fix Chicken Alfredo Bake

February 26, 2017
Serves 6

One of the biggest challenges I had when I was converting my husband to the clean eating lifestyle was Alfredo sauce….His favorite pasta dish is Fettucini  Alfredo , I knew whatever I made had to be dam close or he wouldn’t eat it! Early on I made it with cottage cheese and he actually loved it! So did my kiddos! I found a recipe floating around on the web of Alfredo with cauliflower, I was super excited to try it out! If you have been following me for a while now you know I love cauliflower anything!This amazing Alfredo sauce is creamy, rich, and full of flavor, yet it contains neither milk nor cream. How is that possible? Perfect for pasta, pizza, or anything else you might want to cover in white cauliflower creamy deliciousness.The Alfredo Sauce , I make it all the time. I use it in tons of recipes. I spoon-feed it to myself straight out of the blender ha ha I am serious!! So yummy!  I also Suggest using spaghetti squash instead of regular pasta noodles, it is delicious  both ways! I hope you try this recipe out and enjoy it , i know my family did!!

**NOTE** The cauliflower sauce will make 4 cups and you only use 2 or so of it so freeze the rest and save for next time! Or you can make two of these dishes and freeze one! I am a busy sports mom so prep ahead meals make life wonderful and easy!

If you are following the 21 Day Fix, this recipe makes a total of six servings and is counted as: 1 yellow, 1 green, .5 red and 1 blue.

 

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Cauliflower recipe is adapted from skinnyms.com

 

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