Feb 20 2016
Chicken Crockpot Perfection – One of my Easy Chicken Recipes!
Using the crockpot…can be a mom’s best friend especially when it comes to chicken recipes. This is one of my go to’s for my family! I have so many ideas now and had to share what I think might be the BEST recipe ever!
It takes only 4 hrs! You have to save this in your back pocket. You can thank me later 😉
Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks
8 skinless drumsticks
1/4 cup pure Maple syrup
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp garlic salt
Fresh cracked pepper
Season chicken with garlic salt and pepper and place in slow cooker. Combine maple, balsamic, and Dijon in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over the legs, making sure the chicken is covered. Set to high 4 hrs and viola. Heaven on your plate!
Jan 27 2016
Salmon Gluten-Free Dinner
I love have a gluten-free dinner that my whole family enjoys. I was the queen of white bread sandwiches with the crust cut off. Doritos. Candy. Fast food. Frozen dinners. All throughout my 20’s. As my husband started his health transformation, after our daughter was born, and I started seeing how much his nutrition made a difference, I really started finding new options. Finding staple gluten-free options is now a priority.
Now at 37, I don’t have time or the freedom to have my energy completely zapped from me with poor nutrition. I have fought the good fight to say bye-bye to fast food and that was a slow process! Our kids don’t even know what McDonald’s is. Extreme? Maybe, but we want them to have proper fuel just like we do. They ate this for dinner last night too! Meals like this used to be boring to me and now they are a blessing.
Salmon Gluten-Free Dinner Recipe
- Broiled wild salmon with Trader Joe’s garlic salt on it (7-10 minutes under a 500 degree broil).
- The topping is a recipe from ohsheglows.com
- One avocado
- 1/2 cup of cilantro
- 1-2 Tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1-2 Tbsp of water
- Food process until smooth!
So very delicious as a dip for anything! We steamed broccoli and there you have it. A wonderful, absolutely balanced gluten-free dinner that really keeps the body happy and healthy. Do not think that you aren’t making a difference when you put the right food in front of your family. Their bodies will love you for it! As the mother of the house, I really take pride in providing the best options possible, especially for my kids. So go make your gluten-free dinner and your family will love you for it!
Jan 13 2016
Clean Eating = Transformation Tuesday
Clean eating is all about the discipline of my mind. It is a battle. I fight me every day, all the time. Today’s battle? Kombucha or Wine? I’m going with Kombucha ? I win!!!! I started a clean eating group this last Monday with an amazing group of women. We decided that we would make clean eating a discipline. That we would make it a focus to not allow ourselves to make choices we regret. We would bring in a collective of clean recipes, ideas and accountability.
Last week in our 5 day clean eating group, I had 19 of the women share how much weight they had loss. There was a total of 108.5 lbs lost as a group!!!!!! Are you kidding me?!! That was 5.7 lbs per person. I don’t have enough exclamation points for this post! ? That is why clean eating and watching your sugars and alcohols pays off. If you were one of the girls who joined us, thank you and✋ high five! ??#girlbosses #onamission
We have monthly clean eating groups. They are five days, they are organized and allow you to really get a whole bunch of ideas to learn more about what it is to eat clean. This January we have 201 women participating! It is so amazing! Sharing so much information is just awesome and it allows everyone to get a feel what works for a collaborative of people.
Don’t miss out! We love helping each other. Feel free to comment here, or reach out to me on Facebook! Looking forward to connecting and helping you learn more about clean eating and the joy that it can bring into your life and the life of your family!
Jan 12 2016
Protein Pancake Recipe
This protein pancake recipe is fantastic. It is absolutely perfect for a yummy weekend breakfast or perhaps a fun breakfast for dinner idea? A great way to get some protein with your carbs. These pancakes are packed with protein and will be perfect for getting the kiddos full with a healthy meal! Matt took the original recipe on the back of the pancake mix package and changed it up. He said it took him about 10 tries before he finally found the right measurements. We will have these any time! When you are gluten-free it is nice having something like this, because literally, they taste better than buttermilk pancakes. A lot of time they come as gluten-free lunch ideas! So don’t just think they are a breakfast specialty…they’re not.
Here’s chef Matt’s signature Protein Pancake Recipe:
- Heat pan to med-high with 1 Tbsp of avocado oil
- 1/4- 1/2 cup Pamela’s gluten-free pancake baking mix
- Match the amount of water to the amount of Pamela’s you used
- Wisk in 6-8 eggs
- Add 1-2 Tbsp of avocado oil.
Makes enough for our family of 4. The kids love them so it fills them up the whole morning. Perfect if you have a busy Saturday!! I love the fluffy egginess (is that a word;)?) Sometimes a protein pancake recipe comes from just experimenting!
Dec 29 2015
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!
I know there are a ton of family tradition-style cookies being made this time of year -but if you want a treat to have that is on the healthy side, these gluten-free chocolate cookies will do the trick! They freeze amazingly well, too!! I bet you’ll have all these ingredients in your kitchen right now so no need to brave the grocery store. I love finding simple recipes that are easy to make and that my kids continually love! I am always looking for new ones. It is not easy finding gluten-free snacks that my kids can actually eat and this is one that works. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
2 cups oat flour (I took gluten-free oatmeal and blended it in my Blendtec blender)
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cardamom (I omitted)
1 cup Enjoy Life Foods vegan gluten-free chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 maple syrup or agave
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp almond milk
1-2 tsp vanilla
Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine dry ingredients with the chips and wisk together to break up the lumps. In another bowl, wisk syrup, oil, vanilla and milk. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Refrigerate the cookies for 10 minutes. Place in a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes. They are so rich and delicious! This recipe is from the cookbook Karma Chow!! Tony Horton is a huge fan of all the vegan recipes in the book and wrote the foreword. I highly recommend it! So many great recipes!!! These gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are so very amazing, don’t hold back, indulge.
Dec 25 2015
Gluten-Free French Toast!
Need a fast warm gluten-free breakfast for the family? Gluten-free french toast is one of our favorites. We always do what we can to add in a little extra protein into the kid’s diet. It is hard to get them to eat eggs all the time, so between gluten-free pancakes and this gluten-free french toast, we sneak in the protein on a normal basis!
Here’s what my fast mommy hands do:
Wisk two eggs in a bowl and add:
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 Tbsp of almond milk
1 tsp of vanilla
I soak a piece of gluten-free bread (currently using Essential Baking Company from Costco) on both sides and then cook it for a couple minutes, each side, in a non-stick frying pan.
Top it with maple syrup and cut for the kids. Warm, fast, healthy and YUMMY! Do you have any fast warm meals you throw together for your kids?#frenchtoast
Dec 18 2015
Gluten-Free Recipes – Gluten-Free Brownies
It is not always easy finding quality tasting gluten-free recipes. If you are looking for a yummy but also “healthy” treat to take to a Christmas gathering…look no further. This recipe even passed the husband and kid test, I’m in no way taking credit! The creator of the 21 Day Fix Autumn Calabrese put it in her new cookbook. #genius
FLOURLESS CHICKPEA CHOCOLATE BROWNIES – One of the Best Gluten-Free Recipes
Makes 16 brownies and for better nutrients and taste, use all organic ingredients
- 1 can chickpeas-rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup grass-fed butter or coconut oil, melted (by favorite brand is Tropical Traditions because it doesn’t have a strong coconut flavor)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder, gluten-free
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat over to 350.
2. Line 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper. Lightly coat with spray.
3. Place everything except the choc. chips in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
4. Add c. chips and mix by hand.
5. Evenly spread batter into prepared pan
6. Bake for 25-28 minutes
7. Cut into squares and enjoy!! If you use an 8×8 inch pan the brownies will be a thicker.
1 square = 1 yellow container
These are so much better than you think they will be. If you want the cookbook for you or a gift, today would be the last day to get it in time for Christmas. Here is the link to my website:http://teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/ShkSuperSmpl… If it doesn’t pop up, just search for the Fixate Cookbook. I know some people have made these with Shakeology…I have not tried that yet….but I will!! Another one of my gluten-free recipes, that will be made over and over!
Dec 16 2015
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bars
Gluten-free pumpkin bars are a recipe that the whole family loves. I love finding new delicious gluten-free recipes and this one should fit the bill.
Sugar Detox Diaries: Day 3
I’m still alive. That’s all.
Kidding, today was actually better than yesterday. Had energy and focus and remembering all the healthy (and sweet) alternatives there are to gummy bears lol!
???The good news is-it’s PUMPKIN season!!!???
Here is a fave! Grain-free, gluten free food, vegan, and they actually taste good!!
1 can pumpkin
1 cup chilled almond butter
1/2 cup honey
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
Spray coconut oil spray in 8×8 baking dish. I used glass.
Stir all ingredients until blended
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
These gluten-free pumpkin bars are amazing. Try to eat only one and make sure the family saves you one for the next day to have with your coffee. ☕?
Dec 05 2015
Hawaiian Cobb Salad
I’m not gonna lie, this Hawaiian Cobb Salad was to die for. It literally was the best Cobb Salad I have ever had. Trust me, I have had a lot of salads in my life! For some reason this one hit the mark more than others. I loved it beyond words! It really had a sweetness I had not tasted before. It was also super fresh, which really made it stand out! The lovely Anthony’s at Point Defiance is where this lovely food of heaven was served! It is a local favorite of my husband and mine. It is a beautiful setting, right on the water with views of the Olympics and Mt. Rainier. I would definitely recommend it!
Being gluten-free and eating out is tricky at times. I either order the fish, chicken or a salad. Sounds boring but actually it’s not so bad. Sure I miss a big fatty burger and bun but my body does not. It loves the salads. The leafy greens help in so many ways and try to eat two salads a day. This way I am getting a quality amount of fiber and it makes my feel fantastic.
Here is what is in a Hawaiian Cobb salad recipe. It was topped with:
- Celery (chopped small)
- Blue Cheese (just a tiny bit because it’s not technically gluten-free)
- Sweet herb dressing on the side
Embracing the beauty of salads has been huge for me! I actually wasn’t sure I wanted to try this one, because of the blue cheese and what not. But this was a date night and a cheat meal and it ended up being not only amazing but not very much of a cheat! A win-win in my book! This Hawaiian Cobb Salad really hit the spot!
Nov 25 2015
Turkey Chili Recipe
When the wind starts blowing, the weather turns grey and the rain starts pattering outside it is time to bring out my turkey chili recipe! ? ?☔??☁ It is easy for me to start packing on the pounds at this time of year, so having the right food in my refrigerator is so important. You can throw so many different nutrient rich ingredients into turkey chili. It also fills you up for a long time and my kids eat it, which is a major bonus!
Since it’s a busy day with kiddos and friends, a turkey chili recipe fits the bill for dinner! This turkey chili recipe is from the Fix Extreme cookbook and is delish! I love having a cookbook with so many healthy choices.
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey
- 1 med onion, chopped
- 1 med green bell pepper, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 Tbs chili powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 cans black or pinto beans, rinsed
- 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes ( I like Muir Glen brand)
- 12 fresh cilantro sprigs as garnish
- Heat oil in saucepan.
- Add turkey, onion, pepper, and garlic to cook.
- Once browned, add spices and stir for one minute.
- Add beans and tomatoes. Bring to boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Serve warm and for an extra ❤red container, top with Greek yogurt. Yum!
What are you eating tonight?
So, as you get prepared for the holidays and are looking to have a great leftover in the refrigerator, this turkey chili recipe is a great option. Let me know what you think when you try it out. And feel free to add any other items you want, as long as they are healthy! One last thing, if you have any homemade turkey chili recipe, that you love, feel free to share!?