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Skinny Beef Stroganoff

June 11, 2017
Serves 6

Skinny Beef Stroganoff

First I want to say thank you all for your continued support and trying my recipes! I know I have been slacking on posting new ones but I promise to be more active! We are in baseball mode fully Oliver plays for two teams one being a travel 🙂  and Hunter plays as well! It’s just an extremely busy time of year but I am going to make a point to catch up on my recipe blogging! okay enough about my boring life let’s get to the real reason your reading this post!!!

Hearty and satisfying, Skinny Beef Stroganoff takes just 20 minutes to make and won’t add inches to your waistline.  This lightened up version uses no butter or sour cream and  is just as tasty as it’s full fat version. I loved this recipe because of how quickly it can be made but it is very delicious as well! Both boys enjoyed it and it actually has become a every two-week routine to make it, sometime si make extra to take to the baseball fields lol! Yep it tastes good cold!

Please try it out and let me know what you think!

 

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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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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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21 Day Fix Lemon Bars

April 15, 2017
Serves 18 squares 2 squares equals 1 serving

Its Easter weekend and I am in full baking mode! I made these last year sometime and decided that I needed to blog them and share the goodness of these Lemon bars. They are so yummy , its hard to stop at just 2! They are packed with flavor will leave your taste buds screaming for more!

Lemon bars will never be health food, but they will always be delicious—and if you’ve just gotta have a square of sweet-tart, chewy, lemony goodness, your best bet is to make them from scratch and shun the additives you’ll get with store-bought boxed mixes. This recipe is about as clean as lemon bars can get.

I will tell you that these are fairly soft in the middle. They do not set like a traditional lemon bar. But they do set enough to get them cut and plated, and boy are they delicious! The cashew crust gives them some chew and the lemon juice flavor comes through nice and tart. It’s a fantastic combination!

So typically my boys are not fans of lemon type desserts , they enjoy sucking juice out of lemons but that’s about it. This recipe won them over in a big way! Now I wont be making these often because it is so hard to stop at just 2 squares , I am thinking next time I make them I will cut them into smaller pieces that way I feel like I am getting to eat more! Ha ha its all mind over matter right! So I really hope you try these out and enjoy! Please let me know how they turn out!

 

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Recipe is adapted from Clean eating magazine

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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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites – 21 Day Fix Approved

March 12, 2017
Serves 6

Baked buffalo cauliflower bites are a spicy , healthy , vegetarian , delicious alternative to chicken wings! Serve this easy appetizer with carrot sticks, celery and your favorite ranch or blue cheese dressing.Lets be real here I love me some boneless buffalo chicken wings however my waist says different ha ha! This recipe can be made with chicken instead of cauliflower , I have made it both ways I prefer cauliflower because I know my kiddos are getting another serving of veggies! Yep both kids ate these up and loved them! They have grown to love spicy! They both drink shakeology daily as well which I love but its a mom win when they are eating such nutritious veggies!!!

 

Seriously Addictive! I made these as an appetizer for the playoffs this year and they were so good! We couldn’t get enough of them and I loved that I was getting al the Buffalo flavor I wanted but I didn’t have to feel guilty about eating a lot of wings because I was eating veggies! Pros: Fast and a yummy way to get veggies! Cons: Not enough!

I hope you try them out and enjoy! Let me know what you think!

 

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If you are looking for other yummy cauliflower recipes here are a few of my families favorites

Cauliflower Pizza Casserole

Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole 

Cauliflower Tater Tots 

Mexican Casserole

I have several others on the blog that are delicious these are our favorites! My tip is to look for the riced cauliflower I get mine at costco, but I have seen it at target, trader joes and whole foods!  Or you can rice it yourself I just prefer the pre riced makes life easier!

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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