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One Pan Oven Chicken Fajitas

I love fajitas and this is a super simple way to fix them. They are so good! I was very impressed with how good they turned out and we'll be making them often. These would be great for meal prep as well.

One Pan Oven Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients:
2 pounds of chicken tenders
2 bell peppers, sliced into strips (any color will do, I chose green and yellow)
1 1/2 red onion, cut in half and then slice each half into strips
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 tsp cumin
dash of cayenne pepper
1 tsp of mexican oregano
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt to taste

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and place a large sheet pan in the oven to also be heating up while the oven is preheating. In a gallon sized ziploc bag, add chicken, peppers and onions. Next add the remaining ingredients. Seal the bag and squish it around, mixing all ingredients together well. Using an oven mitt, carefully remove the hot pan from the oven and empty the Ziplo…
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Cookbook Review: Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

I have heard so much about Trim Healthy Mama, so I was really excited to get a chance to review this cookbook. So many people seem to have great success with their healthy eating ideas so I knew I would want to check out their book.

The contents include: One-Pot Meals, Hearty Mains and Sides, Sunrise Eats, Sweet Treats, Beverages and All Things Smooth and Crunchy. The cookbook includes an intro that talks more about the plan. They include some discussion on portion sizes, kitchen tools you may find helpful and some special mention foods. The intro is super informative and gives you an idea of what to expect in recipes.

So many of the recipes sound yummy! There is Wicked White Chili, Buttah Chicken, Chicken Jalapeno Popper Soup and even some yummy homemade granola recipes! There are a few ingredients called for in a few recipes that I don't typically have in my kitchen. They address these in the intro under the special mention foods. So many have had great results with Trim He…

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

Need a quick, easy and delicious meal? This is it! It cooks in the slow cooker and makes enough for leftovers. This would be great to take for lunch and you could even meal prep with this and portion out in individual containers. This stuff is so good! Let's get started!

Slow Cooker Burrito Bowls

Ingredients:
3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I sometimes use tenders as well)
1 can of black bean (drained and rinsed)
1 can of Rotel
1.5 cups of corn (can use frozen, fresh off the cob or canned)
1 cup of salsa
1 tbsp of jarred jalapenos, diced (you can use more or even leave them out)
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1.5 onions, diced
1 tbsp of chili powder
2 teaspoons of cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Add ingredients to your slow cooker (I use a 6 quart oval for this). Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Serving ideas: Burrito Bowls (over rice or lettuce), Nachos, tacos, etc. This stuff is so good and we make it often. I hope you enjoy it as much …

Copycat Taco Bell Crunchy Taco Supreme

Sometimes I really get to craving a Taco Bell crunchy taco supreme. I know they aren't really good for me, especially since we have been trying to watch our sodium more. They just taste so good though that every once in awhile I give in and have just one. So I decided to try to make some at home and try to get close to the Taco Bell taste. Well this really hit the spot! It tastes a lot like the real deal. I don't use much salt so I will encourage you to salt to your tastes. If these had been more salty they would have been almost the same. I hope you enjoy them as much we did!

Copycat Taco Bell Crunchy Taco Supreme

Ingredients:
2 lbs ground beef
8oz can of tomato sauce
8oz of water (use the tomato sauce can to measure)
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder (I used Penzey's Chili 3000. It is so good!)
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
salt to taste
crunchy taco shells

Taco toppings: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese (I used cheddar), diced tomatoes and …

Salt-Free Ranch Dressing Mix

I don't know about you but I really enjoy ranch dressing. The stuff in the bottle is okay, but if you look at the ingredients it contains some not so good stuff like MSG and added sugar. It also has a lot of added sodium. I'm trying to watch my sodium so I decided to make a salt-free ranch mix, then I can control the salt whenever I make the dressing or add it to a recipe. It's super easy to make your own ranch mix. If you make a batch of this up, you can have it already on hand to make ranch dressing or add it into other recipes. Let's get started!

Salt-free Ranch Dressing Mix

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp of dried parsley
4 tsp of dried dill
4 tsp of onion powder
4 tsp of minced dried onion
2 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of ground black pepper

Combine the spices in a bowl and from here you can process them for a bit in a mini food processor to mix well and make some of the parsley smaller or you can use a coffee grinder as a spice grinder. Then place in a container and …

The Best Chicken Salad

I hope that all of you have had a blessed Christmas and New Year! I know many of us start the New Year off with the resolution to eat healthier. I definitely want to be on the path to being healthier and am trying to make better choices along the way. Sometimes that can be hard when things are busy but baby steps help. So hopefully I will have lots of new recipes to post of some yummy goodies that are healthy as well!

I feel that chicken salad is a pretty healthy dish. Especially if you are careful to check the ingredients of the mayonnaise. I use Hellmann's Olive Oil mayonnaise and really enjoy it. Chicken salad is a favorite of mine, but I usually make the same recipe. Chicken, mayo, dill, celery, nuts, etc. Sometimes I add grapes to it as well. However, this time I tried something a bit different. I added relish and hard boiled eggs. I loved the result! This chicken salad is so good! I hope you try it and if you do, let me know what you think!

The Best Chicken Salad
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Cookbook Review: Kitchen Matrix

Christmas is almost here! It sure is hard to believe. Time goes by so much more quickly than I realize. I had meant to get to this cookbook review before now, but have been very busy with school. I was anxious to get a look at Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix cookbook. It is indeed a very interesting book. He promises "more than 700 simple recipes and techniques to mix and match for endless possibilities." This definitely sounded like something I wanted to check out.

The book is hardcover and has a nice feel to it. There were lots of photos inside, which is always a very important thing to me. What I really like about this cookbook is that it gives you so many ways to prepare one item. He gives 12 different ways to prepare cabbage, 12 different ways to make beets, 12 different ways to cook shrimp. You definitely won't be bored with the ideas in this book. I like how he shows a variety of ways to make each item. Sometimes it can be easy to get in a rut and make t…