Sunday, September 21, 2014

Easy Crock-Pot Tacos

Dinner last night was about as easy and delicious as it gets, mainly because my Crock-Pot was involved.

I have yet to have had a bad Crock-Pot meal. I'm pretty sure you can put any combination of things in there and it will come out tasting heavenly.

Here's the recipe:

Easy Crock-Pot Tacos

2 chicken breasts seasoned with taco seasoning
1 can (15.25 oz) Mexican style corn (or regular corn)
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
dashes of hot sauce (optional)

1. Dump all of the canned ingredients, onion, and mushrooms in the crock-pot and mix. Place the chicken breasts on top of everything.
2. Cook on high for 4 hours.
3. Before serving take the chicken breasts out and shred them with a fork. Place them back in the crockpot and mix them with everything.
4. Serve on warmed tortillas. This is also delicious without the tortilla.

Question of the Day

What's your favorite crock-pot meal?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rowing for the Fur Babies

Ever have one of those days where you have no motivation to work out, you're running late, and you forgot your gym shoes? No? Well that was me today. 

It's okay though, I just worked out in my socks (which I am now regretting - so many blisters!)

The WOD today was a partner workout which was my favorite and consisted entirely of rowing. I loved this workout and I hated it at the same time.

I loved it because my partner was one of my best friends. We've been really good friends, neighbors, and roommates throughout our college years. I actually introduced her to CrossFit a few months ago so I always love when we get a chance to workout together! 

I hated the workout because the straps you put your shoes into when you row were rubbing against the heels of my feet. Kind of like when you wear high heels or new shoes for too long. Ouch.

Curious as to what the title of this blog post is about? Each month my CrossFit box teams up with an organization called Sweat Angels. For every Facebook check-in the box receives during that month, money is donated to the charity of choice for that month. This month all the money raised goes to help the animals! In the past few months Sweat Angels has donated food to feed veterans and bricks to build schools in Haiti. Pretty cool if you ask me!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Paleo Nachos

I began the Whole30 challenge today, which means 100% Paleo, 100% of the time, for 30 days.
I've done this challenge before but then I fell off the face of the blogging world and never finished blogging about it! Sorry to leave you all hanging like that.

For dinner tonight, I really wanted tacos. Well, taco shells aren't paleo so I had to compromise and eat nachos instead! For these nachos I didn't use tortilla chips, instead I used sweet potato chips.

These were amazing. Seriously, I could eat this version of nachos forever and be satisfied.


For the sweet potato chips:
Cut one sweet potato into thin slices, approx 1/4" thick. Soak the chips in a bowl of water for 10 minutes (this helps to remove excess starch and will help your chips crisp up.) Dry off the chips with paper towels. Toss in olive oil and taco seasoning. Put on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes in a 425 degree oven.

Once your chips are done in the oven, top with your meat of choice that has been seasoned with taco seasoning and lots of veggies, salsa, hot sauce, and guac!

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Question of the Day

Do you have a favorite meal that is Paleo and Whole30 approved?


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