Slow cooker clean eats Italian chicken!

I am always on the prowl for some clean eats crockpot cooking…

So, I was delighted when I ran across this one today!Clean eating crock pot chicken

Here is the recipe:

  • 4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 T. garlic, minced
  • 2 T. tomato paste
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. honey
  • 2 T. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 T. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

This Clean Eating Slow Cooker Italian Chicken is a super easy meal that you can feel good about feeding to your family.  It’s packed with fresh ingredients and has enough flavor that you can eat alone, over salad, or over your favorite rice.  Enjoy!

  1. Mix all ingredients (except chicken) together and mix for about 30 seconds until ingredients are mixed well.
  2. Place chicken breasts and sauce in crock; cover and Crock on LOW heat for 7 hours.
  3. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Let chicken absorb sauce and crock for another 30 mins. to 1 hour on LOW.
  4. Serve with your favorite pasta or quinoa.

 

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What to do after an unclean eating episode…

Well, I eat clean MOST of the time.  But then there are the occasional times that I just need to eat those carbs to reset my system.

What do you do after a meal of unclean foods?What to do when you don't eat clean

Here are a few tips to help you get back on track.

1.  Don’t overly stress about it.  There is nothing you can do once the food has gone down the hatch.  You just have to move forward.

2.  Drink some peppermint tea to settle your tummy as you will feed a bit of indigestion set in.

3. Drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins you just ate.  Also, since you probably just ate a ton of carbs…it will flush out that extra water associated with them.  Carbs hold water, don’t forget!  Carbs will make you bloat don’t forget…

4.  Wake up the next day and eat a high protein breakfast.  It is important that you don’t skip this step as that will cause you to only go into “starvation mode.”

5.  Go light on the carbs, drink TONS of water and get some exercise in.

6.  Try some gentle yoga poses.  These yoga poses will aid in digestion and overall increase your comfort level.

So, don’t worry.  A meal or two will not wreck your clean eating work.  Just get right back on the “horse” to minimize the meals.

What do you do that helps with recovery from an “unclean eating” episode??

Share your tips in the comment section below.

Another one hit chicken wonder from the land of the Crockpot!

Hey all,

What can I say…I hate to cook.  I mean really.  You wake up at 4:15 a.m., get your workout in, get ready for work and out the door by 7 a.m.  Work all day and then head home at 5 p.m.

Who really, really feels like cooking at that time?

Do you?

I know that I don’t.  But, yet, I do want to eat clean.  I have had some amazing weight loss results in the last few months and I feel so good.  The one thing that can jeoporize that feel good feeling is ruining my nutrition.  So that must stay constant.

And, a crockpot makes it all so easy.  Prep the ingredients ahead of time, stick them in the crockpot the morning of, press high (or low), and then walk away.

I am always on the prowl for new recipes.  Rarely do I ever make the same dish twice.  Thus, the title of this blog…”Another one hit chicken wonder from the land of the Crockpot!

I came across this great recipe…not sure who needs credit but someone does.  I can’t say that I was the brainchild behind this one.  Rarely am I ever!

But, I do know that I am going prep this baby over the weekend so on Monday morning, I just hit “play!”

Here it is:

Another one hit chicken wonder from the land of Crockpot!Chicken Crockpot Eat Clean Wonder

Ingredients:
– 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
– 10 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced
– 2 yellow onions, chopped
– 2 cups fat free, low sodium chicken broth
– 1/4 cup lemon pepper seasoning
– 4 tbsp paprika
– 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
– 1 tablespoon kosher salt
– 1 tsp lemon zest

Directions:
Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Mix together the lemon pepper seasoning, paprika and salt. Coat the chicken with the spice mixture. Place the coated chicken in the crock pot and cover with the fat free chicken broth, garlic cloves, parsley and onions and lemon zest. Cook on low heat for about 3-4 hours (or until done).

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“Fix and Forget About It” 21 Day Fix Chicken – YUM!

I just love my crock pot.  I mean I really, really love it.  It truly makes clean eating so simple.  And, I just hate to cook.  So I like to prep the ingredients, plug in the machine, and then basically walk away.

I came across this recipe some time ago and thought I would share with you.

I am calling it:Easy Crockpot Chicken - 21 Day Fix

“Fix and Forget About It” 21 Day Fix Chicken

Ingredients:
3-4 chicken breasts
4 cloves of pressed garlic
2 tsp of chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp. cilantro
4 bell peppers, any color (sliced)
1 large onion (sliced)
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes (use a low sodium version or check out this easy recipe for stewed tomatoes)

Instructions:
Put all ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

If your time will allow it, add the bell peppers to the slow cooker in the last hour so they aren’t too soggy.

When the cooking time is over, shred chicken with a fork.

To Serve:

Place 1 Red container of the chicken mixed with tomatoes and garlic onto a 1 Yellow whole wheat flour tortilla. Top with 1 Green container of sliced peppers and onion.

Optionally serve with 1 Tbsp. of Non-fat Greek yogurt or a Blue container of shredded cheese.

1 fajita is 1 red, 1 Green, 1 Yellow and an optional 1 Blue.

What is your fitness “why?”

It is important to know your “why!”

Why do you want to be healthy?  Why do you want to lose weight?  Why do you want to eat clean?  Why haven’t diets worked for you in the past?  What challenges are there for you to get involved?

If you don’t know your “why” you certainly won’t stick with a program.

For me, I had gotten to a point in my life where I felt as if things would be impossible to change.  Once I made it to my 40’s, I thought that things were going to be the way they were going to be and that I didn’t have many options in terms of body transformation.  The 20’s, even the 30’s were far gone.  What happened to me?  How did I let myself get into this shape?  How could I even begin to turn things around?

It was only through a hard core look at my “why” that I could truly commit to a workout program and a new lifestyle.

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What is your “why?”  What will keep you working towards your goals long after your New Year’s resolution has worn off?

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Your new you resolution tips…Happy new year! So what are you going to do with it?

Happy New Year!

OK, so now what?

I love a New Year.  I didn’t always.  I looked up it with dread because of all the things I failed to do in the year before.  But, not anymore.

You see, I have dedicated the New Year to a day of planning and goal setting.  I would look at the past year in review and decide what some of my top goals should be for the coming one. Then I chart it all out on a yearly calendar and then monthly.  At the end of each month, I take a look at my larger yearly goals and determine what next steps for the month should be to get me to them.  Then each Sunday night, I take a look at my monthly goals and determine what I need to do this week to get me to my monthly goals.  You see, I break it all down from he large to the very small.  And, then my year becomes manageable.

I use this day planner design to help me chart everything I need to do.  Find what works and use it.

My day planner goals FullSizeRender 4

So, if you haven’t settled on your top goals for the year, take some time today or this weekend coming.  Writing down your goals in specific terms…SMART (specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related)   means you’re more likely to achieve them.

And, we want you to achieve them, right?

Happy 2015!!