Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas!!

My who lil’ fam loves shellfish. Thank goodness because I don’t know what I would do without shrimp! We eat it a lot and in lots of different ways! Now, I will tell you that if you do not like seafood, then you can totally sub the shrimp with some chicken or steak! It would be equally as tasty! I made this awesome dish the other night and let me tell you… AMAZINGGGGGG


Ingredients:

Fiesta Lime Seasoning


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb of shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Fiesta lime seasoning to taste (Mrs. Dash-salt free)
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • Hard or soft whole grain tortillas or you can use leaf lettuce instead of the shell



Then I had topping to go with it.  Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, black beans, avocado, tomato, cheese for the kids, lettuce, salsa, brown rice and steamed green beans. This is a yummy dinner that will be on the regular rotation of meal plans! I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do! And guess what?? There is NO GUILT with this meal! Who doesn’t love clean eating?!!


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Friday, December 13, 2013

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup is so good!!!  Especially in these winter months when it is freezing outside and you just want to warm up!  Not only is this recipe tasty, it is healthy too.  I also make sure to cut the veggies up super small because my kids don’t love the chunks, but they don’t mind it when they are ‘microscopic!’ So, I encourage you to try this version of chicken tortilla soup! It won’t disappoint!!!

CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP – CROCK POT
Ingredients:
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cups chopped white or Vidalia onion
1 tsp oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium green bell peppers, minced
4 14.5 oz cans of organic diced tomatoes with chiles (Can substitute freshly tomatoes with chiles if preferred)
8 cups organic, low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups frozen corn
1 can organic low sodium black beans
2 lbs uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
Directions:
In a large slow cooker, crock pot, combine all ingredients, stirring to ensure ingredients are mixed and well distributed.
Heat on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Shred chicken and serve warm.
Add greek yogurt in place of sour cream or a low-fat, organic cheddar cheese and avocado for a little treat.


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Turkey Meatloaf

Oh meatloaf.. who ever came up with this dinner anyways? It is literally a loaf of meat!! Come on! Now, if it were up to me, I would probably never make this, but it is my husband’s favorite meal.. no joke! Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and canned corn. EWH! I’m a hater and I will admit it! That is not a meal I enjoy! BUTTTT, today was his birthday, so you know what that means? The man gets his fave! And, I will admit.. the meatloaf tonight was actually…. GOOD!!! Yes, I really did enjoy the meatloaf and my salad.. I still don’t like canned corn 😉 I am going to share the meatloaf recipe because like I said, it was really good and I made it super yummy!!! I encourage you all to give it a whirl! I added minced veggies to it too and no one even noticed 😉 That’s a bonus!

Turkey Meatloaf

1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 sleeve saltine crackers
1/3 cup milk
1/2 onion– finely chopped ( I put mine in my food processor and practically puree all of the veggies!)
1 whole zucchini- finely grated
2 carrots- finely grated
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder (or mince your own!)

form into loaves and bake on 350 degrees for 50 minutes!!

SPECIAL SAUCE–
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 ‘squirt’ mustard

bring to a boil in a saucepan for 1 minute. Pour over cooked meatloaf and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Slice and serve!

It really is GOOD!!! And you get your veggies in there too! 🙂 🙂

ENJOY!!!


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Friday, December 6, 2013

Tacos

I must say.. Mexican Food is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! We seriously eat it about 3 times a week at my house. No joke! I really think that my family and I are going to someday turn into a taco!  One thing we really RARELY do is actually go out to eat mexican food though because of all the added sodium and fat in the fajitas, enchiladas, etc! So, I have learned how to make our favorite meals in a clean way that is equally delicious! Now, we prefer ‘momma’s cookin’ over the real deal any day! So, here we go. One super simple easy dinner that my kids LITERALLY request every single day!

TACOS 🙂

Easy Peasy Turkey Tacos!

1 pound ground turkey
1 packet taco seasoning
1/3 cup water

1. Brown and chop up the turkey meat on the stove.
2. Add the taco seasoning and water.
3. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
4. EAT!!

Ummm… how easy is that?

We serve them on tortillas or hard shell tacos! My kids love the hard shells! We put lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, plain greek yogurt, black beans and taco sauce on ours. We really just load them up! It is a super healthy meal, so that is why we eat it so often! The black beans amp up the protein even more than just the meat alone and the fiber in the beans is always a plus! Lots of veggies is a must and I usually make some asparagus to go with them as a side.
Super yummy and FAST 🙂

ENJOY!!


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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

This is a quick and easy way to make some yummy french fries!! We like to use sweet potatoes around our house!

2-3 sweet potatoes- washed
salt
pepper
olive oil

slice your sweet potatoes like french fries 🙂 I leave the skins on mine, feel free to make them however you prefer! Then, put about 1-2 tbsp. olive oil and put it into a ziplock bag. Add the cut fries to the oil in the bag and shake them until covered in oil.

Put on a GREASED cookie sheet and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes or until crispy! ENJOY!!


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