Monday, November 17, 2014

Overnight French Toast

1 loaf of Kneaders Chunky Cinnamon Bread
8 medium eggs
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1 Tablespoon of vanilla
3 cups of milk
3/4 teaspoon of salt
2 Tablespoons of butter

Slice the chunky cinnamon bread into 8 pieces, butter a 9x13 inch glass baking dish generously. Place 6 bread slices in the baking dish. Cut the remaining 2 slices into smaller pieces and fill in the spaces in the pan. Mix eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, milk and salt together pour the mixture over the bread slices. Cut the butter into small pieces and dot over the top of the bread slices. cover the baking dish and refrigerate overnight (or at least for 4 hours), Uncover and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes,

Baked Fried Chicken

Place thawed chicken breast tenderloin strips in a bowl of milk. Let soak for 20-30 min.

Mix in a Gallon Size Ziploc or Large Bowl:  
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 T Season All
3/4 tsp Pepper
1 c. Flour
2 tsp. Paprika

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 1/2 stick of butter into a few pieces and place in a 9x13 pan. Melt butter in pre-heated oven.

Spread melted butter around the bottom of the pan. Lightly spray the pan, if needed, to make sure that there are no dry spots.

Shake excess milk off of chicken and completely coat each piece with the seasoning mix. You can either shake the chicken in the bag, until coated, or dip each piece in the bowl until coated.

Place each piece of chicken in the pan.

Cook for 20 min. Turn each piece of chicken and continue cooking for 20 more minutes, or until cooked through.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Colorado Burritos


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds stew meat or other beef cubed (top sirloin is great)
  • 1 large can mild (red) enchilada sauce* (at least 19 oz.)
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes (or just one--or none--if you want it less salty AND you do NOT add water, just the bouillon)
  • 1/2 can refried beans (optional)
  • 5-7 burrito size flour tortillas
  • 1 cup or so of shredded cheddar cheese
Put beef, whole bouillon cubes (do NOT add water), and enchilada sauce*** into a crock pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours**, or until meat is very tender. (Can also cook on high for maybe 3-4 hours.)  I've also cooked it in a dutch oven for about 4 hours at 325 degrees.  More meat, more time.  A third option is to cook it in a large heavy saucepan--bring it to a boil on high heat, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender.  If you go with a method other than the crock pot, make sure the pot is covered and pretty well sealed to minimize evaporation of the liquid.

When beef is done (very tender and flakes off when stirred), taste and add more salt, if desired. Heat up refried beans in the microwave (covered and in a microwave-proof dish, of course)and put your oven on broil. On an oven-proof plate, or cookie sheet even, lay out a tortilla.  Place on tortilla about 1/2 cup of the meat, drained by using a slotted spoon, and a spoonful or two of beans. Roll into a burrito (hopefully you know how to roll these). Pour some of the remaining enchilada sauce from the crock pot over the burrito to cover it. Sprinkle with some cheddar cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly, about 2-4 minutes.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Chicken Avocado Salad Stuffed Pitas


  • 6oz chicken breast (I use rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 1.5 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1/4 cup red onions
  • tomato slices, lettuce
  • Seasonings: garlic, cumin, sea salt & pepper to taste


  1. Season chicken breast and cook in a nonstick skillet.
  2. Once it is finished, chop chicken into pieces.
  3. In a bowl, mix Greek yogurt,  chopped avocado, cucumber and red onions.
  4. Add chicken to the bowl and mix.
  5. Add tomato slices and lettuce to the pita and stuff with the chicken salad.
Approx macros: 452 calories, 46g protein, 38g carbs, 15g fat  (1-2 servings)

Healthy Low Carb Lasagna

Ingredients for up to 6 servings:
  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 a jar marinara sauce
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella
  • Seasonings for meat: garlic powder, onion powder, cumin. Seasoning may not be needed if you purchase a “seasoned” marinara sauce.
Brown turkey and onions in pan.
When meat is browned add marinara sauce.
 Mix together cottage cheese and egg white.
 Slice Zucchini.

Layer as follows:
1/2 sliced zucchini
1/2Meat Sauce
1/2 Cottage Cheese Mixture.
Repeat and top with mozzarella cheese.

Cook at 350 for 30min.

387 calories
55g protein
16g carbs
12g fat

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mom's Best Chicken Tacos

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans corn, drained
1 package taco seasoning
4-5 chicken breasts
1 cup salsa
3/4 cup water
Optional garnish toppings:
shredded cheese
sour cream
avocado (diced)
lettuce (shredded)
tomatoes (diced)
hot sauce

Put beans, corn, taco seasoning, and water in crock pot and mix together until seasoning is dissolved. Place chicken breasts on top and spread salsa on chicken. Cook on high for 4 hours. Shred meat and serve however you want. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and hot sauce.
This is such an easy freezer meal to make! I just made it with 5 chicken breasts and ate half of it for dinner and froze the other half (in a gallon-sized freezer Ziploc bag) for another night. Make sure you let the food cool before freezing it. On the day that you are ready to eat it, let it thaw and then cook on low in your crock pot for 2-3 hours.