Mexican CrockPot Chicken Chili

AMAZING RECIPE ALERT! Perfect fall crock pot dish!

Crock Pot Taco Chicken Chili
INGREDIENTS:
1 can (14 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles with the juices
2 packets McCormick Tex Mex Chili seasoning
2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 small green bell pepper, diced
2 table spoons minced garlic
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

For Serving:
diced avocado on top
Greek yogurt if wanted in place of sour cream

INSTRUCTIONS:
In a crockpot mix together the broth, tomatoes and spice packets.
Mix in the beans, corn, onion, pepper and garlic. Nestle in the chicken breasts.
Cook on high 4 hours or low 6 – 8.
When done, shred chicken in pot with 2 forks.
Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
Serve with your choice of fixing’s.

Gluten Free Muffins

We are on vacation and I made these yummy gluten-free Blueberry Muffins for our road trip. They are simple and yummy! 👉🏼

Ingredients:
1 cup almond flour
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
2 tablespoon honey
½ cup coconut milk, full fat
2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 egg
¼ cup fresh blueberries
👉🏼 Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with baking cups. Mix together the almond flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, coconut milk, coconut oil, and egg.

Using a spatula, mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Add blueberries into the batter. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each to the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes. Enjoy! 🌟🌟 Not my original recipe, but have no idea where I found it!

Clean Eating

If you follow my posts, recipes, and IG page, you have heard me talk about clean eating. Well, do you know what clean eating really is?

I consider healthy eating and clean eating to be the same. This is not a diet, it is a lifestyle and just a health way of living. It is simply eating mostly whole, unprocessed, nutritious foods, and keeping treat/processed food to a minimum.

This means that you focusing on eating foods that are real, from the ground or from an animal, that have not been process or just minimally processed. For instance, protien likes chicken, carbs like sweet potatoes, and of course veggies and fruits.

Clean eating also means you try to cut back on anything that is processed…fast foods, sugary foods, refined foods/grains, etc. Anything you would consider an “unhealthy” food, probably fits here.

What is a processed food? The best way to think of it, processed foods are foods with an ingredients list. The more ingredients, and/or the more ingredients you cannot pronounce, the more it is processed and unhealthy. When you process a food, it changes the natural form, they add sugars, preservatives, etc. and generally just make it unhealthy to taste good.

Back to clean eating! Why do we eat clean??

Clean eating/healthy eating not only helps you lose/maintain weight, but it is healthier for your body period. Less chances of disease and illness, lack of energy, etc. that comes with eating those unhealthy foods. You will be slimmer, healthier, better skin, hair, nails…the list goes on.

How do I learn to clean eating?

First, start focusing your meals on real whole foods. Start with protien like chicken, fish, beef, then add in lots of veggies. This will help keep you full and healthy. Then add in some healthy carbs like sweet potatoes, yams, etc. and fruits. Don’t forget to add in some healthy fats, like avocado.

There are some other clean eating foods to include:

  • legumes
  • eggs
  • nuts
  • oatmeal
  • quinoa

The list goes on and on. There are endless amounts of recipes, healthy and YUMMY meals you can make, clean eating does not have to be boring!

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Health and Fitness

How to overcome health and fitness road blocks in your life!

To become healthy and fit, you must make a commitment to healthy habits, including both workouts and nutrition. This is easier said than done for some people. Here are some of the most common roadblocks I see my clients struggle with, and how you can overcome them.

Roadblock: I don’t have any time
Solution: Plan and prepare

When you are a busy women it is so easy to put your health and fitness on the back burner. With work, family, chores, sometimes you just can’t seem to fit it all in. That’s why it is so important to schedule and plan your workouts and meals ahead of time to stay on track. If you take the time to plan in a 20 minute workout, you are more likely to do that workout, same with if you take some time to prep a few meals.

Roadblock: Getting up early for a workout!
Solution: Just do it, make it a routine.

You are an adult, and even if you don’t like to get up early. You can, and you should if you don’t find time to get your workouts in during the day. Make a morning routine, and your body and mind grow accustomed to your health and fitness morning routine. You will be amazed how easy it becomes and how great you feel.

Roadblock: You workouts are not “working”
Solution: Revise your plan

If you are not seeing any movement in the scale or progress pictures, you might need to step back and look at your plan. First, make sure your nutrition is on point, then look at your workouts. Maybe you need to increase your cardio, use heavier weights, or make sure to actually get in all your workouts during the week. Health and fitness is a slow progress, so don’t rush it. Make sure you are actually following though with your plan, and just stick with it!

Roadblock: Not sure how to start
Solution: Make a plan, stick with it!

If you are not sure how to start, you just need to take 1 step. Sit down and write out a workout and meal plan, focusing on strength training with some cardio, and healthy whole foods.


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