Recipe: Low-cal BBQ chicken pizza

Happy Tuesday! Here is an easy “recipe” aka throw it together and wait a couple minutes while it’s in the oven…I love making this for an easy lunch or dinner and my husband loves it too…it’s customizable which makes it great for picky eaters, also.

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1 flat out wrap
2 Tb BBQ sauce (I love stubbs)
handful of chopped red pepper and red onion
3 oz shredded chicken
slice of Monterey Jack cheese, in pieces- I used Tillamook brand

mix BBQ sauce, peppers, onion, and chicken and place on top of wrap. place sliced cheese on the top. Bake at 400* for about 5 minutes.

(Macros will change depending on brand of BBQ sauce and brand of cheese- this is calculated using Stubbs and 2.7 oz chicken)

Macros: 359 calories 37 carbs/11fat/34 protein

Have a great day!

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Recipe: Spicy Cheesy Chicken Pizza

I posted this to my Instagram (@afitgirlsguide) but thought I’d post it here too! This was such an easy and tasty dinner (and super filling). I highly recommend.

This is a super easy throw together recipe. I didn’t even measure the ingredients 😉

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Ingredients:

Flat Out Wrap- (any tortilla or wrap would work)
chopped red onion
chopped red pepper
1 mozzarella cheese stick (cut in pieces)
diced/shredded chicken
small slice of pepper jack
Franks Red Hot Sauce

Top wrap with cheese, onion, pepper, and chicken. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Top with Franks Red Hot Sauce.

Enjoy!

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Recipe: BBQ Chicken Salad

I made this last week and it was so delish! Super easy to throw together, and a really filling summertime salad. Can’t beat that.

 

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Ingredients:

chopped romaine lettuce
chopped grilled chicken
corn cut off the cob
chopped red pepper
grape tomatoes
mango
BBQ Sauce (I used Stubbs brand from Sprouts because it’s what B picked out)

Toss all ingredients together and enjoy! Easy as that.

 

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Summer Meal Planning

I mentioned yesterday I was in need of some new recipes, and I found some great ones on Pinterest. Usually when  I meal plan, I purchase ingredients for several meals, but don’t necessarily assign them a day of the week. For some reason I’m always changing my mind about what I want for dinner.  I usually just have a couple choices available for lunch, and breakfast is either a smoothie or eggs (not too exciting). Here’s what’s on my menu for the next week or so.

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Dinners:

Slow cooker whole chicken via 100 Days of Real Food
BBQ Chicken Salad (though I will be using some WF or TJs BBQ sauce instead of making my own 😉
Homemade Burgers wrapped in Lettuce. Served with roasted potatoes and onions
Grilled tri-tip w/ quinoa salad
Homemade pizza w/ side salads
Steak and Mango Stir Fry

Lunches:

Salad in a jar (there are TONS of ideas on Pinterest)
Tuna Salad w/ veggies and crackers – for my tuna salad I just do tuna, mustard, and cottage cheese. Easy and high-protein = win.

 

Anything special on your summer menu? What are your go-to dinners?

 

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Memorial Day Weekend & Healthy Living

A little weekend recap- but first! My take on the “healthy lifestyle” concept.

Everyone talks about the importance of a healthy “lifestyle”. In reality everyone’s life is different, and you just need to figure out what works for YOU! This takes trying different things, and also depends on what your goals are. If your health is a priority (which it should be) make time and feed your body and soul with good nutrition and endorphins!! Living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance- not deprivation, starvation, or punishing yourself. Everyone deserves to feel good in their own skin! 🙂 Find something you enjoy and do it! 


I love a good 3 day weekend, and this weekend was excellent. It was spent working out, cooking good food, and spending time outside (with my best friend obviously). 


I didn’t workout Friday morning, so we went to the gym Friday night, then came home and made a delicious dinner (stuffed flank steak- so good). It was so nice just to stay home and relax! 

[what a babe] – contact me if you need a personal trainer- 
Brian is doing online training! 


Saturday I worked out in the morning while my sweet husband took our car to have the safety/emission inspections and get it registered 🙂 I am so glad  I didn’t have to participate in that. We also went to a baby shower and hung out in Salt Lake for a bit. 


Sunday was beautiful- none of the kiddos showed up to my Sunday school class, and of course Arrested Development is back– yes! We finished the night with a walk around the lake- the weather was perfect! 

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Monday morning we slept in for the first time in a long time. I did a quick interval workout, then we went on a picnic by the lake in our neighborhood. I am obsessed with our neighborhood– so open, so many trails, and of course the lake that’s a 5 minute walk from our house. As much as I miss California, I sure do love Daybreak.

fruit with greek yogurt dip, multigrain chips with salsa, and little sandwhiches- yum!




We finished off the weekend with froyo from Menchies. And then I cried about having to go back to work 😉 


nothing better than napping in the sun!



SO– this post just goes to show that you can be active, eat healthy and not be deprived!! I have never felt as happy (mentally and physically) as I do now- and it’s because I love and take care of my body. Everyone deserves the same happiness!

Easy Recipe: Fajitas and Spanish Rice

We had these saturday evening after being at the pool for the afternoon. They were very easy to throw together and so tasty!




Fajitas 

ingredients:
Olive oil 
2 chicken breasts, sliced in thin strips
2 peppers (I used orange and red), sliced in thin strips
1 large onion, chopped in large pieces 
Taco seasoning (I use a mixture of chili powder, cayenne, cumin, salt, and garlic powder- combine to your taste for spice)

corn tortillas 

toppings
We used avocado and greek yogurt, but it would also be delicious with lettuce and tomato

directions:

Chop onion, peppers and chicken. Add olive oil to a hot pan. Saute onion and chicken until chicken is almost cooked through. Top with seasonings and mix. Add Peppers, cook until heated through. 

Serve in corn tortillas with desired toppings. 

Serves 2 with plenty of left overs!


Spanish Rice

ingredients: 
Olive oil
1/2 onion
1 T chopped garlic
1 can diced tomatoes
1-2 T of taco seasoning (see above for ingredients- mix depending on your taste for spice)
1 C brown rice
1/2 C water (or more depending on what type of rice is used)

directions:
Saute onion in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic, continue to saute for another 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients. Follow instructions on rice for cooking times. 

**all ingredients can also be placed in a rice cooker without sautéing onions as well but you may need to add more water 


Enjoy! 



Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad

This weekend was a perfect combination of relaxing and being productive. On Friday night we had date night (CPK + Menchies = best ever), hung out with friends, stocked up on groceries and supplements, got the apartment cleaned and laundry done, and of course worked out. 





new workout clothes

my delicious Menchie’s creation
my growing bicep, and Cellucor- new favorite pre-workout
my husband after a lot of hard work
Tonight we had this delicious (and easy) salad for dinner. I love spring and summer for a million reasons, but I really love the fresh produce. I got some yummy strawberries at Costco and they were perfect in this salad. You  can really use any veggies you want in the salad. 



For the salad:

Spinach
Strawberries
Avocado
1 Yellow pepper
Celery stalk
A handful of chopped pecans
Chicken breast
Salt-free seasoning

For dressing I just used olive oil and balsamic vinegar

I just tossed all of the salad ingredients, then topped with grilled chicken- nothing better than dinner in under 30 minutes!




Enjoy!!