Healthy Recipes & Fitness Tips

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

Are you ready for a super easy recipe in your slow cooker? BBQ chicken in the crock pot only requires three ingredients and less than 5 minutes of your time!!

Ingredients:
2 cans pinto beans
24 oz BBQ Sauce
4 Chicken Breasts


Start by placing your chicken in the crock pot (I put mine in still frozen). Rinse and drain the pinto beans and put them in the crock pot. Finally cover everything with the BBQ sauce! That is it!
Set your slow cooker to low and walk away. I let mine cook for 8 hours. This recipe creates delicious baked beans and chicken that falls apart with the touch of your fork!



Monday, December 16, 2013

How to Make Homemade Almond Joy Body Butter and a Giveaway!!!

Are you looking for a personalized gift this holiday season? This is a great gift idea for the women in your life and I bet some guys would appreciate it after a long summer of grilling and getting their hands dirty. 

My intention was to create a DIY gift of body butter that smelled like a cinnamon roll.... that didn't happen, but my cinnamon roll fail turned into an Almond Joy scented success! Tip #1 is save the cinnamon for body scrubs. The little granules don't melt down and it feels like you have sand in your body butter. I ended up straining my first batch through cheese cloth to get the cinnamon out...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Homemade Brown Sugar Body Scrub

An invigorating exfoliator that will leave your skin glowing and smelling delicious for a quarter of the price!

Whether you are looking to have a spa day at home or want to create the perfect gift for friends and family this Brown Sugar Scrub is perfect.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nursery Decor: Gray with a Touch of Pink

Years ago my brother gave me this gorgeous photo of a pink and gray Mardi Gras mask. When I found out I was pregnant with a girl I knew the photo needed to be the centerpiece of her room. Using the mask as inspiration I decided to go with a pink and gray, New Orleans/French inspired room.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Cilantro Bouquet


Flowers, fruit bouquets, chocolate assortments, wine.. All of these things run through my head when I am going to someones house for dinner. What do I bring the host/hostess!?
I decided to go a little outside of the box with my last dinner party outing and had some fun while prepping for a dish I was going to make at their house. As I was gathering all of my ingredients my mind started to go wild with creative ideas of avocado monsters and lime towers. I was making guacamole so I didn't have a whole lot to work with! That's when it hit me, cilantro bouquet! I quickly pulled out a few more items and got to work.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fiesta Chicken in the Crock Pot


With time at a premium I find myself relying on my trusty crock pot. Throw in a few ingredients and when you get home from work, dinner is served. I love this super easy crock pot meal, it has a ton of flavor is high in protein and fiber and low in fat!

Ingredients:
3 chicken breasts
1 cup salsa (choose a low sodium version)
1/4 cup cilantro
1 lime (juice)
1 can chopped tomatos
1 can black beans
1 can of corn (optional, leave out if on 24 Day Challenge)
1 tbs each of cumin, paprika, garlic powder


Layer all of the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve over brown rice, in a lettuce wrap or a brown rice tortilla. You can also top it with sliced avacado, some shredded cheese and greek yogurt (as a sour cream substitute). (If you are on the 24 Day Challenge, skip the cheese and greek yogurt)
Enjoy!