Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

Cinco De Mayo was here and I have been wanting to make some sort of healthy alternative to a Mexican meal… because we all know not all Mexican food is healthy despite having some veggies on top!

So I put together this dish that was so so good!! Very simple to make, and it’s a healthy dish that the whole family will love!

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  • 1 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed or shredded (I used a rotisserie chicken.)
  • 14 oz. your favorite salsa (I prefer fresh if possible)
  • ½ cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • ½ cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • salt & pepper to taste, as needed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, divided (I used a block of Kolby Jack and shredded it myself since shredded cheese has some extra ingredients that are not so healthy).
  • Optional garnish; diced avocado, tomato and fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and prepare an 8×8 or 2 to 2½ quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine brown rice or quinoa, chicken, soup or salsa, corn, black beans, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, garlic salt and ½ cup shredded cheese.
  3. Spread mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining ½ cup shredded cheese. Bake uncovered until bubbly and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with avocado, tomato and cilantro, if desired.

Feel free to eat all by itself in a dish and if you like sour cream, add 1 tbsp of plain Greek Yogurt as a healthy alternative! You can also use this as a dip with whole grain tortilla chips!

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Crock Pot Quinoa and Chicken Salsa Casserole

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  • 1 lbs shredded Rotisserie Chicken
  • 2 cups of low sodium Chicken broth (1 cup put off to side)
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans (rinse before adding in)
  • 1 bag frozen corn (I get steam fresh)
  • 2 cups fresh salsa (or favorite brand)
  • 8 oz. Mexican Cheese blend
  • 5 oz Queso Fresco crumbled
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground pepper (or cracked)

Additional Toppings of your choice:

  • Greek yogurt (in place of sour cream– don’t worry, it tastes just fine) 🙂
  • Olives
  • Salsa
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro


  1. Combine all the ingredients from first list – except 4 ounces of shredded cheese and 1 cup of chicken broth – in a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add the remaining broth and shredded cheese over the ingredients.
  3. Cover with a lid and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours, or until the quinoa is fully cooked.
  4. Enjoy and serve with your favorite toppings!


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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Loaded Steak Nachos

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If you know me, you know I am slightly addicted to nachos!! I just can’t help myself sometimes!! So today I was in the mood, but instead of going and having a big cheat, I decided to make a healthier, cleaner version of my steak nachos!!

PS.. This takes about 5 minutes to make if you go George Foreman route!


  • 2 cups organic blue corn tortilla chips
  • 2 cups lean steak cubes (I cooked on George Foreman)
  • 1/4 cup fresh salsa
  • 1/4 cup fresh guacamole (purchase at the grocery store or make your own! CLICK for home made guacamole recipe)
  • 1/8 cup jalepenos
  • 1/8 cup Plain Greek Yogurt- Use this as a healthy alternative for sour cream!


  1. Place chips on bottom of plate
  2. Add ingredients according to how you like
  3. ENJOY!!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Southwest Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Nothing like a little clean dinner for the family!! When I’m eating dinner, I already have my carbs in so I stick to pretty much high lean protein, complex carbs such as veggies, and healthy fats.  So, instead of having a wrap, I substituted Romaine Heart lettuce leaves! 

This is perfect for people who are short with time and do not have hours to cook dinner! Easy, quick, & yummy!! 🙂

Southwest Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Servings 6 wraps


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey meat
  • 1 packet low sodium medium taco seasoning
  • 1% Shredded Cheese 1/4 cup
  • 1 cup Fresh Salsa
  • 1 cup Homemade Clean Guacamole
  • Romaine Heart leaves (6)
  • 1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (to replace sour cream)
  1. Cook lean turkey burger on skillet on medium high with 1 tbsp EVOO until fully cooked.  Add taco seasoning and cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. Add ingredients to lettuce wraps as desired
  3. ENJOY!! 
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