Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mock Chipotle Chicken Taco Bowls!

Mock Chipotle Chicken Taco Bowls 
We love Chipotle in this house. But we are on a budget (or trying to be) and eager to stick with our healthy lifestyles. This was way easy and fool proof! I served mine over spinach and Kyle served his with brown rice next time he is going to add his to a tortilla to make it a burrito. He loved it and we will definitely be making again! 

  • 1½ lbs. chicken breasts (we used chicken tenders because they were on sale and they get super tender in the crock pot!) 
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar salsa (we use the Pace restaurant style)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained (50% less sodium)
  • ½ lb. (8 oz.) can corn (no salt)
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder (next time I will be adding more chili powder)
  • ½ Tbsp cumin 
  • 2tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp cilantro 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • to taste cracked pepper 
  • 2 cups dry rice (optional)
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar 
  • Whole wheat tortillas (optional) 
  • Fat Free Sour Cream (optional) 
  1. Add everything until the rice into the slow cooker along with ¼ cup of water (for good measure). Give everything a good stir and make sure the chicken is covered in the mixture.
  2. Secure the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hrs.
  3. After 8 hours shred your chicken with two forks (should be super tender by now) and add back into crock pot 
  4. Serve however you would like! I served mine with spinach as a salad and my fiance served his with rice and cheese. 
Have a beautiful, positive, healthy day! 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Homemade Chili!

Homemade Chili

Yesterday the weathermen were calling for snow here in Minnesota. Let me just remind you that it is the FIRST WEEK of November... However, I LOVE snow (as long as I don't have to travel in it). So of course cold weather and a chance of snow calls for something warm and comforting for dinner. My fiance and I are big fans of chili and have concocted our own recipe :) Hopefully you enjoy it as much as we do!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time:
Slow cooker 6-8 hours on low

  1. 1 lb Lean Turkey (or lean beef if you prefer) 
  2. 1 Can Low Sodium Light Red Kidney Beans (drained) 
  3. 2 Cans Low Sodium Chilly Beans (we use the one with onion and pepper flavoring) 
  4. 1 Can No Salt Added Tomato Sauce 
  5. 1 Can No Salt Added Petite Diced Tomatoes 
  6. 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic 
  7. 1 (or 2) Tablespoons Chili Powder 
  8. 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  9. Salt and Pepper to Taste
  10. Fat Free Cheese for Topping! 
  1. Brown turkey meat in skillet until the pink has disappeared (add garlic to meat while cooking) 
  2. Add all ingredients except cheese into crock pot 
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours 
  4. Add cheese for topping and add salt/pepper to taste! 
Have a beautiful, positive, healthy day! <3