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).


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)


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.


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


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.