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Mini Pita Pizzas

I love pizza and so does the rest of my family.  This is a healthy and easy way to satisfy those cravings without all the grease and fat.

Every once in a while you have to indulge in the things you like but it is important to have them in moderation.  You can make substitutions that won’t wreck all the hard work that you put into your body.

Kung Pao Chicken

This dish packs some serious punch, so if you like hot then this is the recipe for you!  We were craving some Chinese food but without the extra sodium and unclean ingredients!  Here is a way to indulge without falling off the wagon.

Chicken Noodle Soup

I have 2 sick boys at home and what else is more appropriate on a cold winter day than some homemade chicken noodle soup.  The store made variety is always good in a pinch but with the increase in sodium and sketchy looking meat I felt that making a pot of my own would be much more comforting.

I didn’t realize how easy chicken noodle soup is to make until I actually did it!  Super easy and I got to use my new Dutch Oven that I got for Christmas!  It’s a win win for everyone!

Big chunks of veggies, soothing broth, this soup will become a family favorite!

TIPS:

  • You can use fresh thyme sprigs instead of poultry seasoning, I prefer the different herbs in poultry seasoning
  • Always salt and pepper each layer – the base, the stock and finished product. But go light on salt since you can’t take it away.
  • Add as many veggies as you like. If you like a lot of carrots, then add more – it will only help the flavor!
  • Short on time? Buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it up.
  • Remember to season your raw chicken breast while you cook. I chopped the breast up into small cubes prior to cooking, adding salt, pepper, dried parsley, onion powder and garlic powder. You want the chicken to have its own similar flavor to the stock.

My Favorite Chicken Cacciatore

This is one meal that everyone in my family just raves about.  It feeds a family of 4 comfortably and i always have leftovers!  It’s a great comfort food and doesn’t take long to make!  I just make some whole grain brown rice and put a serving over top!

Mexican Lasagna

Made this last night for dinner and it really hit the spot.  It’s definitely not the cleanest meal out there but it is a special treat.  When I am planning my meals for the week I try to only plan a meal with either pasta, or cheese once a week.  It’s not a special treat but it has more calories than I typically consume at a dinner.  Make sure to watch your portion sizes because with this meal its easy to go overboard!

Bruschetta Chicken

I absolutely enjoyed this dinner to the very last bite.  I hope you feel the same way!  I got this recipe from the P90X2 nutritional guide.

Clean Eating Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is one of my most favorite dinners.  I used to order it at restaurants every time we went out!  But the breading and buttery sauce just doesn’t fit into my lean lifestyle.  When I purchased Chalean Extreme it came with an awesome nutritional guide with great recipes.  Chicken Piccata stuck out to me like peanut butter!!!  So I decided to give this recipe a try!  It was delicious and my family loved it too!

Shrimp and Chicken Stir Fry

I am 2 weeks into Chalean Extreme and I must say that I am in LOVE!  I have loved each of the different Beachbody programs that I have done all differently but this one just makes me feel like superwoman each morning!

I love that Chalene teaches you HOW to lift weights and heavy weights!  She explains to you that it is ok to lift until failure and you won’t become big and bulky! This is exactly what I need!  Lean muscle because right now I have lost the fat but I am left with my former twiggy self!  (LOL) I have very skinny and long arms and legs!  So in order to grow muscle you must also feed your muscle good food!

Here is a great recipe that I have found to help me stay clean in my eating but get the vitamins and nutrients my body needs to stay strong!

Chocolate Shakeology Yogurt Treat

Sweet Treats!  Who doesn’t love a sweet treat every once in awhile!  But seriously we don’t want to sabotage our hard work either.  So this morning a fellow coach posted this amazing recipe for Shakeology yogurt!

I made it for my kids and they loved it!  Seriously if you need something creamy and sweet like ice cream reach for this dessert and save yourself the calories!!!  Plus it will keep you full because Greek yogurt is high in protein and the Shakeology gives you nutrition plus berries have lots of antioxidants and it’s an all around good snack!

Country Style Pork Chops with Sautéed Spinach

Oh how I love to cook and I absolutely love to cook clean foods!  I am always looking for new ways to spice things up.  I feel like sometimes I get into a rut cooking the same foods week after week!  So this week I decided that I was going to pull out some of the nutrition guides that have come with my fitness programs and give them a whirl.

So far my absolute favorite cookbook is the Chalean Extreme guide!  Talk about clean food and totally full of flavor!  I have tried quite a few of her meals and so far there is not one that I wouldn’t make again.

Last night I made the Country Style Pork Chops with Sauteed Spinach and it was very tasty!