Paleo White Chicken Chili (24Day Challenge Friendly)

So you know that white chicken chili I briefly mention in my last post? Dudes. I ate that for 3 days straight it was so good!

As promised, I’m now posting the recipe. It’s clean, easy, healthy, AND 24 Day Challenge approved!

Let’s not forget, I suck at measurements 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 3-4 cooked and shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 can great northern beans
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 2 cups fresh (or frozen) corn
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 3 chopped celery stalks
  • Roughly 12 or so ounces of salsa verde (I’ve used a small can of green enchilada sauce and it’s equally fab)
  • 16oz organic chicken broth
  • Few dashes cumin
  • Few dashes pepper
  • Few dashes salt
  • Few dashes taco seasoning
  • Garlic. An assload of garlic. Because who in the hell doesn’t love garlic?
  • Cilantro and avocado for garnish. No these aren’t optional.

Drain beans. Throw the rest of the crap in a crock pot and set on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4. Of course you could do this in a dutch oven or pot, I’d let it simmer awhile to let all the flavors mesh but, if you simply can’t resist just get the shit hot.

Then repost the shit out of this recipe because Meg is bomb and so is good food.

That’s it. Literally. How easy is that?!

 

XOXO!

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Who needs Starbucks?

Okay, I do. BUT I live in such a small town that there is no Starbucks here. I know. Weird. But such places do exist. People also wear cut off Carhartts here, so there’s that.

This past weekend I went to the big city and swung by Starbucks. Since I had already had three liters of caffeine intravenously I decided to be health conscious and skip having more espresso. So naturally I opted for something made of straight sugar instead, Starbucks caramel apple spiced cider. That stuff is like an angels breast milk. I literally just wanted to submerge my face in it.

So fun weekend in the big city is over and I’m back in the boonies. There’s only one little coffee stand in my town and while they don’t make bad coffee, they don’t make the apple cider I was having withdrawals from. I’ve tried to replicate it in the past with recipes I’ve found online but none tasted close enough to the same. So per usual, I just started throwing shit together and cussing up a storm any time it wasn’t perfect. But finally, a few f-bombs later, heavens gates opened and bam! Nailed it. So then I had to clean my entire kitchen and start again so I could take pretty pictures for y’all to make it look like I have a flippin clue as to what I’m doing. No joke though guys, if you put this in a little red holiday Starbucks cup I would 100% believe it was made by the gods in the little green aprons.

Here y’all go!

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Notice what a contradiction I am. Organic sugars and cinnamon next to a can of Reddi Whip.

Ingredients:

Apple Juice or Cider (I just grab whatever is on sale)
Caramel Sauce
Cinnamon Simple Syrup (AKA Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup)
Whip Cream… this isn’t optional despite what you believe.

Directions:

Remember.. I suck at measuring…Pour around half a bottle of cider or juice in pot over medium heat. Add around half a cup of cinnamon simple syrup. Then add roughly (ha) three or four squeezes caramel sauce. Whip it good. Whip it real good. Now try not to sing Whip It by Devo. Heat until steaming.

Pour in your desired cup and top with whip cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.

You could easily turn this into a crock pot recipe. Doubling the recipe and setting on low until desired temp. I would add a couple cinnamon sticks to enhance the flavor and stir occasionally. This would be PERFECT for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning!

Try not to submerge your face and enjoy!

This makes around 4 regular sized coffee cups.. again… I’ll try to start measuring. Try.

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Simple Syrup Recipe

Half cup white sugar
Half cup brown sugar
Three to four teaspoons cinnamon
One cup water

Mix all in a sauce pan, the cinnamon will float on top for awhile but by the time it’s done it should pretty much dissolve. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool and store in air tight container. It should be good for at least a few weeks. Bonus is your kitchen will smell amazing!

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And if you’re like me and always want to have an adult version on hand… you know… just in case your toddler dropped an entire roll of toilet paper in the toilet and then proceeded to take it out, leaving a trail all the way to the bathroom counter…. you know.. to “help momma clllllean it”. It doesn’t hurt to have this to add as a backup…

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Enjoy Loves! XOXO

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Warm Pumpkin Spice Shake

 

I’ve been searching for a recipe this good since the dawn of time. I swear. Okay, maybe just for the last couple months but still it feels like eternity. So good and simple enough for even my Man Friend to make!

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I did a couple things differently to make this even more simple. I heated the water to a little hotter than drinkable and threw that, the meal replacement shake, and almond milk all in my handy dandy Protein Shaker (get yours here!). Poured it in my favorite mug and sprinkled with cinnamon. You could even use some nonfat whip if you like. For Man Friend I added a little vanilla coffee creamer too and he was a big fan.

If you haven’t tried the Pumpkin Spice Shakes yet, you really are missing out. Lose some lbs and make some mula at the same time for the upcoming holidays!

Get them here!

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Stick to yo’ thighs Sour Cream and Chile Chix Enchiladas

IMG_2382I should start giving out a second disclaimer besides my foul flippin’ mouth.

Much of this website is about health, weight loss, living a life that betters yourself and all the cheesy shit that goes along with that. In an essence, living a life you won’t wake up 50 years from now and kick yourself in the box over after realizing all you screwed up and didn’t do.

But sometimes, it’s about eating the shit out of foods that require you to bust the maternity pants out for.

This is one of them… this is my second disclaimer…

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Third disclaimer, I didn’t take a picture of all the ingredients. But I promise, I’ll te you instead.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Shredded Chicken Breasts
  • Tortillas (duh)
  • 1 Small Can Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Sour Cream
  • A Shit Ton of Colby Jack Cheese (or honestly any kind you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1 Can Diced Mild Green Chiles
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Taco Seasoning

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix sour cream, enchilada sauce, 1/4 can green chiles, cream of chicken soup, in a medium size bowl.

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In separate bowl throw shredded chicken, 3/4 can green chiles, around 1/2 ish (very exact here) cups of shredded cheese, chopped onion, few dashes of taco seasoning, and  1/2 cup of sauce mixture and mix well.IMG_2336

Grease large rectangular pyrex dish…I will never understand why people put the actual measurments of these in recipes. I have no fucking clue unless it gives them on the button of the pan in which I usually hold above my head in the light tripping all over trying to read just to finally say “fuck it” and using whatever kind of looks like its not too big or too small. SO large rectangle… use that. Spread enough sauce in the pan to cover the bottom so the tortillas don’t stick.

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Lay out tortillas and fill with chicken mixture as well as small handful of cheese. Roll up and place in pan. Repeat until pan is full.

Spread remaining sauce mixture over enchiladas, cover with foil, and bake for roughly 35-40 mintues until sauce is bubble. Remove foil, top with ooey, gooey, anti-skinny jean cheese. Put back in oven until cheese is melted and slightly brown on top. You can also top with black olives and extra onions and chiles, but my Man Friend doesn’t enjoy olives like every other sane individual so I skip that.

Serve with some Spanish rice, fresh avocado, and of course MARGARITAS!

I also suggest doubling this recipe and throwing one in the freezer for a freezer meal! Comes out just as good as if you just whipped it up.

Enjoy Loves!

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“Mom! The meatloaf! We want it now!”

If you don’t know what quote that movie is from I don’t know if we can be friends until you watch it. Wedding Crashers. Super immature, super hilarious.

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I had never been a fan of meatloaf growing up. I am however a huge fan of comfort food. I had looked and looked for recipes online but never found one that really tickled my pickle. So, per usual, I decided to wing it.

Keeping in mind my quest to eat healthy, this is what I came up with. Let me tell you, it’s delish

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TURKEY BALLS 

Ingredients:

1.25 Lbs Turkey Burger
1 cup finely shredded carrots
1/2 red onion chopped
1/2 red pepper finely chopped
1/2 orange pepper finely chopped
1 head of garlic minced
1 egg
A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Seasoning salt
Fresh ground pepper
1 PKG Italian Dressing Mix, or italian seasoning, thyme, sage.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all ingredients in a bowl… super complicated, right?
Take a sip… or gulp of your favorite mommy juice
Spray muffin tin with non stick spray.
Form meatloaf mixture into a good size looking meatball
This is where I veer from the healthy side… I then top each mini meatloaf with a coat of BBQ sauce. It just makes it look prettier and gives it that nice boost of flavor.
Bake for about 45 minutes and boom y’all, you got yourself some turkey balls!

I served this with mashed cauliflower, which believe it or not my kids didn’t even notice it wasn’t potatoes! They were totally shocked when I told them my secret. This is one of Man Friend’s favorite meals that I make, clean eating or not. I always double the recipe and freeze for later or use for lunches throughout the week. You can’t go wrong here peeps.

If you aren’t worried about calorie consumption, I would throw in some BBQ sauce in the mix along with some shredded parmesan cheese. You can always swap out the Italian dressing mix with onion soup mix, it’s pretty damn good too!

Stay tuned for the mashed cauliflower recipe!

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Lazy Lady Pot Roast

Ya’ll…

There is nothing I love more than easy beef….

I had to say it. I swear I’m an adult.

Anyways, in all seriousness, there really is nothing I love more than good ole fashion comfort food that’s simple to make but tastes like you need a culinary degree to make it. Don’t get me wrong there are recipes that have a 100 ingredients that I enjoy making. But something about going back to the basics just feels good in my loins.

First step is ESSENTIAL.

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Something about Cinnamon Alcohol just solidifies that it’s Fall.

I promise this will make dinner way more fun.

Second step, get yourself a roast. I can’t tell you what kind because, I don’t know shit about cuts of meat. But I find one with decent marbling in it, this time I grabbed a top round roast.

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Look at that goodness. It took me roughly 5 minutes to prep the whole thing.

Ingredients:

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These are the spices that I used. I used salt as well, but didn’t snap a pic… because it’s salt. Salt, pepper, rosemary, a bay leaf, garlic, a dash of cayenne pepper, and onion soup mix.

 I diced up a few potatoes, carrots, and about half an onion and threw them in the bottom of the dutch oven so the roast didn’t stick. Throw these in there and pour roughly a cup and a half of beef broth and winner winner chicken dinner. Ugh. I hate it when people say that by the way. But it just came out. Word vomit. Blah.

The big winner here is the onion soup mix. It creates a decent gravy with all the juices (I feel so dirty whenever I say juices.. for the record). That combined with using the dutch oven vs. the crock pot has it falling apart after baking at 350 for around and hour and a half. Of course this varies with the size of roast you get. Everyone stuffed themselves with it including the kiddos. The potatoes were their fave, I passed on those and just went with some of the roast, carrots and had a good sized salad with it. Simple clean eating folks! Minus the booze of course but, alas, it makes the overall experience more enjoyable.

Mind you I also did a super healthy homemade mac and cheese… minus the healthy. Then I took it a step further and made Apple Churro Cheesecake Bars, so stinking good and so stinkin easy! I had to bust out my maternity pants for those. Stay tuned for more recipes!


Lazy Lady Pot Roast

Ingredients:

  • 1 4-5lb roast of your choosing
  • 4 potatoes quartered
  • 3 whole diced carrots
  • 1 half chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp rosemary
  • 2 dashes cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pkg onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tbsp butter

Directions:

Crack open your alcoholic beverage of choice.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Throw all veggies in your dutch oven. No need to spray with any cooking spray. Set roast on top of the vegetables so it’s not touching the bottom at all. Coat the top of your roast with all the seasonings. Pour beef broth all around vegetables. Put 3 pads of bottom on top of roast. Cover and cook for an hour and a half, more or less depending on the size of your roast.

Enjoy your booze and enjoy your bites!

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