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Did someone say Buffalo Chicken?

It’s after Memorial Day, which means the summertime season has begun!  It may not be officially Summer just yet, but it sure feels like it.  Summer calls for fun, friends, and barbecues!  Want to impress your friends and family with a delicious dish that’s super easy to make?  This buffalo chicken recipe is not only a crowd pleaser; it’s also high in protein and a perfect addition to any healthy diet (but don't tell anyone, they won't be able to tell!).

The beauty of this meal is that you don’t do the cooking.  All you have to do is throw these ingredients in the crock pot and let it do all the work for you!  Just sit back, relax, and enjoy your summer days without spending it all in the kitchen.

 

Buffalo Pulled Chicken

4 chicken breasts

1 bottle buffalo sauce (approx. 18 ounces)

            -We use Frank’s Red Hot Wings sauce…it's not as spicy as regular...

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3 Delicious Meal-Prep Proteins

Sunday's are perfect for prepping healthy meals for the rest of the week. Protein is essential for building and repairing your body, especially while you are working towards healthy changes. When you are working hard, it is even more important to get protein every 3-4 hours. Leaner, lower fat protein options are best so you are getting the full benefit of protein without the added calories from fat. These options make it easier to hit your calorie allotments for each meal without going over.

 

Take some time and help yourself for this week by making a few meal staples. Set yourself up for success with three delicious recipes that you can portion and store in the fridge or freezer for later in the week. We focused on making high-taste & low fat lean protein recipes, Enjoy!

Lean Carnitas

  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin chops
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 head garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground...
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Creative Crockpot Chili

dinner recipes slowcooker May 20, 2018

Sundays are for relaxing but there's always errands to run. Sundays also mean getting ready to have a great week. Always striving to push the needle, let's make it easier on our hard-working week-day selves and meal prep! I put together two recipes for slow-cooker chili that are quick and painless to prep and will give you a few lunches for the week. The slow-cooker is one of my favorite methods of sneaking those 4-5 servings of vegetables in. With minimal prep-time in the mornings, you can have the enticing smell of slow-cooking chili wafting through your house until its ready. No chili tastes the same and use it as an opportunity to throw in new ingredients and personalize it to your taste!

Nutrition benefits

Chili is a great way to get the following 3 things:

1. Veggies - It's super easy to pack the crockpot full of diced bell peppers, tomatoes, onion for starters. If your getting crazy with it, throw in some nutrient packed foods such as diced mushrooms (Vit. D),...

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Slow Cooker Magic: Sweet Potato, Kale, and Chicken Stew

This is a simple, delicious meal that's can fit in any day of the week. It combines the nutritious benefits of a top tier complex carbohydrate, a leafy green full of phytonutrients, and a classic protein. Toss everything in the slow-cooker and get ready for some heart-warming comfort food in a few hours.  This recipe is as easy as it gets. Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

 

Ingredients

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces

1 pound boneless chicken breasts or thighs

1 whole bunch kale (stems removed, leaves thinly sliced)

2 32-oz boxes low-sodium chicken stock (or bone broth)

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 tablespoon oregano

2 teaspoons thyme

Pepper to taste

2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil

*Any other vegetables work great in this recipe. Mix it up with onions, mushrooms, peppers...whatever you like!*

Steps

1. Place all the ingredients in your slow-cooker, stirring to combine. Cover with the olive oil and seasoning.

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