Faves & Flops: FOOD EDITION!


Every single week I plan out all of my meals and snacks so that I can make the best, healthiest choices at all most times. This includes 7 breakfasts (usually Shakeology, duh! πŸ˜‰), 7 lunches, 14 snacks (2 per day), and 7 dinners which is inevitably the hardest decisions. I get bored of the same stuff, so I try to mix it up each week, and I usually try at least 1 new recipe per week as well. I get 99% of my new recipes from Pinterest, but unfortunately, not all of them are winners. I figured I would compile a list of my favorites and oneΒ that just didn’t make the cut.

FAVORITES:

Slow Cooked Steak Fajitas: Major win!!! I usually always make fajitas with chicken in a saute pan and some fajita seasoning or sauce. But using beef and actually knowing what seasonings I was putting in made it super delicious. And using my crock pot? Super easy. Plus the steak just fell apart in your mouth. Oh my gosh it was so good! Plopped in a whole wheat tortilla with some extra salsa (I added peach mango salsa into the crock pot mixture too) and a sprinkle of cheese and you got yourself a delicious, wholesome meal!

http://www.fitmomangelad.com/healthy-slow-cooked-steak-fajitas/


Crock Pot French Dips: Have I mentioned how much I love my crock pot???? With only 5 ingredients, this was super easy and perfect for those cold weather days. I put the roast, a packet of ranch seasoning, a can of consomme and a can of french onion soup in the crock pot until ready. Then I used a loaf of french bread and toasted in the oven for a minute, then topped the bread with some beef and a slice of provolone cheese and put back in the oven to get all melty. My boyfriend added lettuce and tomato to his sandwich, but I opted to leave off the “good stuff” from mine. Spooned out some leftover sauce into a bowl and dipped to my heart’s content. This isn’t completely 21 day fix approved, but still a pretty healthy dinner all in all. You could easily make this an open face sandwich to remove half the bread, or stuff in a whole wheat pita to make it healthier. Delish.

5 Ingredient Crock-pot French Dips


Honey Sesame Chicken Bowls: I made these one day and portioned out to four containers for easy prepped lunches for the week. I really really liked this chicken, and it was totally fix approved. Made with a side of whole grain rice and some broccoli and peas, and it was yummy as well as healthy and balanced. I am a teriyaki freak, and this was very close to teriyaki, but almost better. I was really surprised and pleased. You could totally make this for dinner too. So good!

Honey Sesame Chicken Lunch Bowls


FLOP:

Pulled Chipotle Chicken with Cilantro Slaw: Ok, so this wasn’t a total flop. The chicken was pretty good, but silly me, I didn’t serve it in a tortilla or anything, just by itself which was a little underwhelming. It was also WAY too spicy for my boyfriend’s tastes. Oops. The slaw though? Yeah, it really wasn’t my favorite. Some people might find it really enjoyable, but I am just not that much of a vinegar fan and this was super vinegar-y. Again, it wasn’t completely horrible, but I probably will never make again. I would make the chicken again with less adobo sauce/spice.

http://www.leadhappiness.com/blog/pulled-chipotle-chicken-with-cilantro-slaw


That wraps up this weeks recipes, I hope you can try some of them! Next time I will try to find some new recipes that are not crock pot (maybeΒ πŸ˜‚), but I just can’t help it! There is something about throwing a bunch of ingredients in during lunch and having dinner just about ready when I get home from work that just makes my heart explode.Β πŸ’—Β ESPECIALLY during the winter months. LOVE!

Hope you guys enjoyed. Thanks for reading!

xoxo Katy