National Nutrition Month: Super Easy Mexican Chicken

This is a throw and go crock pot recipe. If you don’t have a crock pot GO GET ONE (really, it’s like a $20 investment).

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (I use organic, but that’s a personal call for you)

3/4 cup low sodium salsa (you can make it fresh, but that would take more than 10 minutes)

onion powder

Ms. Dash seasoning of choice

1 pablano pepper (seeded and chopped)

Handful of cilantro (I chop mine roughly)

6 corn tortillas, sliced or chopped or just torn up

black pepper

1 can low-sodium non-GMO corn kernels (or you can strip them off the cob in like 2 minutes or less)

DIRECTIONS:

Cut chicken into chunks…throw EVERYTHING in the crock pot (no water please). Turn on high and go workout for a while :)

If you’re going to be gone ALL DAY, turn to 300 degrees and let it cook SLOW.

BOOM!

That’s it. Easy as can be and the family LOVED it. Leftovers keep great (always a plus for working moms). I serve with side salad just because it makes me feel good about myself :)

mexican chicken

 

Thirsty Thursday! Lean Diet, Light Body Book and more!

Happy Thursday everybody!

I hope that this week has been fabulous :)

I have a couple of pretty cool anouncements on happenings in this part of the world.

I am working on a book titled Lean Diet, Light Body which will include tons of recipes on eating lean and lightening up in all ways. In preparation for this undertaking I’ll also be posting a lot more videos from my kitchen, so I’m pretty excited about that. The kitchen is the heart of the home you :) My kitchen is where most of our best ideas and strongest bonds are formed. There will be a Kreative Kitchen section that will discuss bringing children into the kitchen with you and how to most effectively spark their imaginations and boost their cooking confidence. I am also planning a Mindful Meals section right here on the site, which will be full of delicious family recipes for all occasions. Whoo, tired already :)

Today I have a new recipe for frozen yogurt. My daughter recently got braces and the fro-yo and ice cream help ease a little of the pain, however the added sugars just cause grief. So, last night we headed into the kitchen to test our intuitive cooking skills and came up with a simple, delicious, no added sugar delight. I use a frozen yogurt maker, but if you don’t have it you can simply blend and put into a container in the freezer for about 3 hours.

Debbie’s Special Berry Fro-YO

Ingredients:

1 cup organic no sugar added vanilla yogurt

1 cup low fat milk

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 hand full frozen blueberries

1/2 frozen banana

2 pitted and chopped nectarines

Puree in blender until smooth, pour into machine and let spin into a luscious treat for about 20 minutes. Feel free to serve with a drizzle of chocolate syrup if wanted :)

Any leftovers can be frozen in a container OR spooned into popsicle molds for a grab and go treat.

Enjoy!

Michelle