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 ūüôā

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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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All In 24 Day Challenge Update

IMG_3629Guys. Holy balls.

It feels like everything’s been moving so fast! I’m on day four of the 24 day challenge and already down SIX LBS! I know I know. I cheated. I’m a rebel. I weighed myself. Some people say to only weigh yourselves on day 11 (first day of max phase) and 25 (morning after your last day of the challenge). But I couldn’t resist. I’m also the kind of person that likes to weigh myself more regularly so I know if the scale isn’t moving, I need to change things up. SIX POUNDS!¬†

Having a huge support group makes a world of difference. I’m part of a private FB group that’s close to 3K people who are all either doing, have done, or about to do a challenge. Lots are just maintaining the lifestyle etc. But around 200 of us (or more) joined the National All In challenge starting January 11th.

Still want to join? CLICK HERE.

Last Sunday we went shopping to prep for the following week. Got all sorts of goodies and produce that won’t end up just rotting away in the bottom drawer. Imagine that. Crazy talk.¬†IMG_3557

There’s a good chunk not pictured here. Like La Croix to mix with our Spark. That’s an essential. Brown Rice Cakes. PB2 powder. Some other rando’s. We are fortunate in that where we live, there’s tons of fresh seafood that you can just go down to the docks and buy, We also butchered our own cow this year so we have organic, grass fed, hormone free beef that’s insanely lean and fab (that’s what she said).

For dinner one we did a simple stir fry with quinoa. Super quick and full o’ flava’.

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I passed on the quinoa but the fam bam had it and totally approved.

For snacks I’ve been keeping it simple and fresh. The first day was a small adjustment. I think because I was thinking about food so much it was making me hungrier than normal.

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This hits the spot. Sweet baby carrots with some spicy guac. I’ve eating two bags in four days!

Last night for dinn I made a white chicken chili. I honestly just kinda wung it… winged it… wanged it? WTF is the right use? I’m tired. Fuck if I know. I like wang it. Because well wang is a fun word and apparently I’m forever 12 years old.¬†IMG_3630

I promise to post the recipe soon!

I’m a big vagina when it comes to spice, literally pepper makes me sweat like a whore in church, but I made sure to give this a little kick anyways. It clears out your sinuses, keeps you full, and makes you drink a ton of water while eating it.

I brought this for lunch today too. I countered it with some fresh fruit to douse the friggin’ fire that was happening in my mouth.¬†IMG_3638

It’s odd how you can forget how good simple, convenient, fresh foods can be.

Tonight however I lost my mojo and didn’t plan anything for dinner. There was leftovers and, I had my lunch kind of late so I passed on dinner while the fam ate leftovers. Of course, just like Man Friend said, I would sit my ass down for the first time today and wait til everyone was done and say I was hungry. I felt bad proving him wrong so, I decided to be a good girlfriend (I refuse to use the word fiance if you haven’t noticed) and say I was hungry. Turns out what I whipped up real quick is one of my new faves!

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Two eggs and half an avocado on top of Ezekiel toast.

Friggin’ amaze balls.

I feel like now may be a good time for a disclaimer. I’ve NEVER been one to participate in any “diet” program. I’ve never done shakes or weight watchers or any of the latter. Not that I felt there was anything wrong with them, I just knew that eating clean and exercising was the key to weight loss. Simple right? HA! Somehow, maybe with age, shit just wasn’t that easy anymore. Due to health issues, I’ve had to be on a cocktail of medications that caused a hefty amount of weight gain. That combined with shit eating habits and sitting on my ass has put me way outside my comfort zone and makes putting on any pants an aerobic dance that looks similar to Napoleon Dynamite trying to ribbon dance. So I decided what the hell, why not, I’ll try it.

It’s a game changer. The supplements boost your energy, suppress your appetite, keep you full longer, ¬†and get your metabolism going. I’m never hungry. I eat ALL day long. The biggest piece has been the energy for me. I feel like I’ve been a zombie for the last two years. In a fog. Slowly but surely I’m crawling out of it and I haven’t felt this good in I don’t know how long. Not to mention Spark. Ya’ll know my love for spark. I’ve written about it multiple times.¬†IMG_3594

Plus it just looks so damn pretty too, right?

If you’ve ever even been the least bit on the fence… just… trust me. I don’t endorse shit. I don’t promote shit. I’ve never been one to publicly do anything but I started this entire blog¬†simply because of how much this is doing for me, my family, and my friends. Every single person that has joined me on this has been happier for it. If you have any questions, apprehensions, or just want to chat about it please, always feel free to contact me! Email me at whiskeysippy@gmail.com and let’s start that convo!

This. Right here. I can’t make you fight for your own life. But if you can find a way to make the choice for yourself, I can’t wait to help you along the way.

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If you want to take a look at products, shop around, or order your challenge now go to www.advomeg.com now and get to it! It’s such a fun process and I can’t wait for you to join.

Once I get confirmation for your order, I’ll add you to the private FB group I mentioned above and introduce you to a whole new world of people and friends! There’s daily check ins, inspiration, recipes, questions, and SO MUCH LAUGHTER. It’s a great group!

More recipes, updates, and BEFORE AND AFTERS, to come!

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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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Half Ass Meal Prep

I tried meal prepping for like a week… annnnd 5 out of 7 meals end up not getting any further than a tupperware container pushed to the back of my fridge.

I saw this on modernmommymadness.com’s blog. She is hilarious. Go check her out.

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So I invented Meg’s way of meal prepping, also known as the half ass way. Now let me be clear, I don’t half ass anything.¬†I’m in no way lazy, but to put it simpy, I’m practical. I know that if I eat the same exact meal for 2-3 days in a row… it’s not going to sound appealing the other 4-5 days.¬†Instead I make enough of each food group I’m focusing on to interchange them.

This last Saturday I decided to do some hardcore Julia Child shit in my kitchen. I threw some frozen chicken breasts in my crock pot. I still don’t understand why I don’t have my own food network show.

I literally took 4 chicken breasts, splashed in like 4-5 “globs” of chicken broth and then one decent size pour of salsa. Okay, okay, I also threw in some seasoning. But I don’t remember exactly which ones I used. It was whichever ones didn’t require me to get the damn step stool to find.

Then I got real crazy and cooked some turkey burger.

THEN I went totally ape shit and made a whole bunch of tuna salad (with vegenaise)

So what I do, is not meal prepping. It’s packing my damn lunch. But nonetheless, this gives me a few quick options on nights I would rather have whiskey for dinner, and my children aren’t over the age of 12 yet so they have to consume actual sustenance.

All that aside, here’s a glimpse of what I pack and take to work.

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Some days, it all gets eaten. Some days none of it does. Some days I pack it and forget every single damn thing at home. Some days I think this is horse shit and I want a damn chalupa.

But the point is, having quick access to food. That’s the MOST important thing. Having it readily available so it’s even more convenient than going out and eating your feelings because you still haven’t gotten over the fact that Derek was killed and Meredith just pulled the plug¬†without letting anyone even say their goodbyes. Amy could of saved him god damnit!

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