Easy Crockpot Chicken and How To Use It

I make this chicken about once every other week.  Because it is easy. (Like, seriously ea-sy.) It costs less than purchasing a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and it is almost as little effort to make.  And it can be used for so many different meals throughout the week.  I want to share some of my meal ideas with you but first, the simple steps. Easy Crockpot Chicken Ingredients 1 onion, chopped into 1” sections 1 whole chicken, pasture-raised Salt and pepper Optional: celery, carrots, garlic, herbs Directions Place the onion (and any optional ingredients you’d like to use) in the Continue reading Easy Crockpot Chicken and How To Use It

My New Favorite Meal Planning App

I’ve done my meal planning in many different ways over the years from filing clipped or printed recipes to using a subscription service like Real Plans.  And there are pros and cons to each. But I am loving the ease and simplicity of my current system so much! I recently discovered an App called Wunderlist.  And, dare I say, it has changed my life! (And it’s FREE!) It is not specifically for meal planning but for organization and keeping lists. And I’ve created many running lists including Target, Kids’ Stuff, Pet Store, Personal, Work Related, Groceries and Dinners. Which leads me to how Continue reading My New Favorite Meal Planning App

Spinach, Tomato and Turkey Sausage Egg Bake

Now that we know cholesterol isn’t the real problem, EGGS ARE BACK! And I, for one, am thrilled. I could eat eggs for every meal but one of my favorite quick and easy dinners is a frittata or egg bake. And here is a new variation for you to try.  The combinations that you can create are endless so this recipe can be added to your menu every week. I love the addition of the sweet potato layer on the bottom (an idea that I found here). Make a big, green salad to go along side and you’ve got yourself a meal. Continue reading Spinach, Tomato and Turkey Sausage Egg Bake

Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Onions

If given the choice, I’d choose white potatoes over sweet potatoes any day. Most ‘sweet’ foods just don’t appeal to me. Until now… I had some sweet potatoes on my counter that needed to be used up, along with half an onion in the fridge, and well, the rest is history. The best part is that sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, unlike white potatoes, which converts to Vitamin A when consumed. Vitamin A is especially beneficial for healthy vision and skin. Here is my new favorite roasted potato recipe. And did I mention that it is SO EASY..?!! Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes Continue reading Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Onions

Sausage, Kale and Cauliflower Soup (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

There is a great crockpot soup recipe on my FIT AND FAB Pinterest page that I’ve been wanting to try. But I forgot to put it in the crockpot and I was hungry. Like now. So, I decided to improvise and make my own version in the stock pot. It took me all of 30 minutes from start to finish and it was SO GOOD! I love the combination of ingredients, especially the addition of cauliflower. It makes the soup very hearty without the heaviness of pasta or potatoes. And with a good dose of greens and healthy fat from the coconut Continue reading Sausage, Kale and Cauliflower Soup (Low Carb and Gluten Free)