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.

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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.

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