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Low Carb BBQ Chicken Cheese & Bacon Casserole

August 31, 2017
Serves 4-6

Low carb is the latest craze lately and honestly I can’t say I’ve jumped on the bandwagon ha ha! I love my carbs too much to give them up completely. I have been more “Carb Cycling” then anything and that i what seems to work best for me!

What is carb cycling?is a low carbohydrate diet with intermittent periods of high or moderate carbohydrate consumption; essentially you are cycling your carbs to achieve a desired result. Most people have the misconception that consuming low carbs on a day-to-day basis for long periods of time is good for them.

Now I still follow a clean eating lifestyle I just make modifications here and there and my results still happen! That brings us to this casserole, which is by far one of the most delicious dishes I have made! The flavor is on point, its easy enough to prepare ahead of time to make a quick mid-week dinner. I have even doubled the batch and freeze one. It tastes as good as it does the day its made. My husband enjoyed this as well as my two boys! It’s now in rotation for our monthly dinners!  Try it out and let me know how you like it!


A quick tip if you have an instant pot, use it to prep your chicken or you can use the slow cooker. I prefer my instant pot because it shaves time off prepping and gets me back to enjoying my family! Depending on thawed or frozen chicken throw your chicken in pot with all the seasoning on high pressure for about 22-28 minutes and you will be set to go!


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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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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

21 Day Fix Breakfast Pie

April 24, 2017
Serves 12

I am a huge lover of Quiche , its been a favorite since I worked at Marie Callender in high school! I however try to stay away since a flaky buttery crust is not always the best for me or my belly! lol Insert breakfast pie! It’s similar to the Quiche just no crust! I was not sure how I would like it being there was no crust but turns out I love it just fine! This particular recipe  is so simple to prepare and will make two pie tins which is awesome for all you meal prepper’s one can be frozen ( be sure to slice it first) and then reheated when you want it! A great healthy grab and go breakfast!

Try it out and let me know what you think! Its been huge hit in my house and with a very busy baseball season this will be on the menu for those early morning tournaments!


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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

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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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!