Back to School Night, Dance, Soccer, Cross Country....who has time for cooking this week? NOT me! Sooooo, fajitas in the slow cooker to the rescue!
These chicken fajitas are great for a simple meal prep that cooks itself while you prepare the rest of your meals for the week or throw in the crock pot before you leave for the day. It’s so easy to make, just place all of the ingredients in a crock pot, and press a button! Hours later, you’ll have a delicious dish that is healthy and packed with an impressive 31 grams of protein per serving. .
This chicken breast with feta and artichoke is a life-saving weeknight dinner recipe. For those times when it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day between teaching, family, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, this recipe simply requires whipping up a quick marinade the night before, then dinner is on the table the very next evening in under 20 minutes. With my full-time job, dishes like these are mandatory. This particular recipe makes eight servings — perfect if you’re cooking for the whole family or for a week’s worth of protein for yourself.
Make your own Mexican-inspired chicken burrito bowl with cilantro-lime rice and all the trimmings. This recipe uses black beans, but you can substitute pinto beans if you prefer. With fresh salsa, a squeeze of lime, and creamy Greek yogurt on top of crisp romaine lettuce, no other dressing is needed.
This Vitamin E rich oil is so yummy in so many things! I started getting into coconut oil maybe two or three years ago. I fell in love with cooking a little lighter because my metabolism slowed down a bit. But now it's gone from food to beauty.
1. Butter Substitute
I use 1 teaspoonful of coconut oil in my coffee along with stevia and a splash of almond milk. It's a much better alternative than the coffee creamers.
2. Cooking Oil
Substitute 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or so into a cast-iron dish and fry your eggs in it. It comes off the pan so nicely; it's a much better flavor. I pop popcorn with it and you have this nice sweet coconut with this tinge of flaky sea salt on top.
3. Body Moisturizer When I'm not cooking with it, I'm slathering it all over my skin. I use it on my cuticles every single day. I love to use it on my lips and on the wrinkles around the eye.
4. Dog Treat
Put coconut oil on your dogs' snouts. They are sure to lick it all day.And it's good for their digestive systems.
5. Diaper rash cream
What's good for momma is probably good for baby. Plus they'll smell like coconut
What other ways do you use coconut?
When you're spending all day putting your classroom together and planning curriculum, the last thing you feel like doing is cooking-trust me! However, a stuffed baked potato is an easy, filling, and affordable option that will please the whole family. Just bake (or microwave) a potato and fill it with your favorite healthy toppings (like steamed veggies, salsa, and plain Greek yogurt). The flavor options are endless!
Nice cream is near the top of my list for favorite clean food discoveries. Whoever discovered that frozen bananas can transform into an utterly decadent (healthy) treat is a sheer genius! ‘Nana ice cream is a great way to enjoy a sweet treat and with the summer months in full swing, I’m all over it.
This Cafe Latte Shakeology Chocolate Chip Ice Cream takes your standard banana nice cream to the next level. It requires only FOUR ingredients — and no more than 10 minutes of your time. All you need is a high-powered blender or a food processor. And if you have the luxury of owning both, then I’d suggest going with the food processor. It tends to require less stirring on your part (hello, summertime laze).