blog Fitness Friday 2:23

Make My Menu Monday~ 2/19/18

Happy Make My Menu Monday friends! It’s a freezing cold morning here, and it has me really missing warm weather and sun this morning. This picture was exactly a week ago watching the sunrise on the beach of Mexico. Perfection…

My Menu for the Week:

 

Monday:

Leftovers

Tuesday:

Tacos with guacamole

  • I have some taco meat that I pre-made that makes it easy just to heat up & add all the fixings to!!
  • Serve with taco shells, rice or cauliflower rice 🙂
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Taco Seasoning
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In a small bowl mix all of the ingredients together.

Makes enough taco seasoning for 2 lbs of meat

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Wednesday:

Cool Ranch Tacos (I make a few edits to her recipe)

These are super, super easy & here is what you need~

Crockpot

Chicken Thighs

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar

1 Taco seasoning packet (or click here for a homemade version)

1 Ranch seasoning packet (or use a homemade version-1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt)

*Throw everything in the crockpot, Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours

Holy Cow- it doesn’t get much easier than that!!

Thursday:

Out to Eat

Friday:

Salad with leftover cool ranch chicken 

Saturday:

Roast in the crockpot~

  • I just put the roast in the crockpot in the morning
  • Add some olive oil, potatoes, baby carrots, onion, garlic & seasonings to taste
  • Cook it on low all day
Sunday:

BBQ Beef

Using the leftover meat from the roast- shred it and add BBQ sauce

Paleo BBQ Sauce: from Paleo Grubs:

  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to simmer for 1 hour. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Serve with meat or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Serve with buns or in a lettuce leaf!

 

 This product is something that I could not live without!

If you need even more recipe and meal planning ideas- check out Organizing Junkie’s website !

Thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

blog Fitness Friday 2:23

Make My Menu Monday 2/12/18

Hola Amigos! I am literally typing this blog post mid flight! I am on my way home from an amazing trip in Mexico, that I hope to tell you about really soon. I can’t quite figure out if it will fit  into a  Wellness Wednesday post or Thankful Thursday post. Sometimes we can’t put our experiences into a category, can we?  I can tell you this- it was amazing and I enjoyed EVERY minute of it to the fullest. I can’t wait to share it with you!!! But it is Monday, so I need to get to the task at hand, my menu for the week!

 

Monday:

Leftovers

Tuesday:

Shredded Beef Taco Tuesday! Last week I made a large roast that I used only about half of, then I shredded the rest. Then I will use it for shredded beef tacos. I just add my Taco Seasoning mix (below) to the shredded beef.

Print Recipe
Taco Seasoning
Servings
Ingredients
Servings
Ingredients
Recipe Notes

In a small bowl mix all of the ingredients together.

Makes enough taco seasoning for 2 lbs of meat

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Then add tortillas, rice or cauliflower rice & top with cheese, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes- whatever you like!

Wednesday: 

Breakfast for dinner + a special Valentines day tradition

Scrambled Eggs & then choose your own toppings~

  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Feta cheese
  • Bacon
  • Sausage

The Valentine’s Day Tradition in my house is chocolate fondue with bananas. strawberries and brownies to dip in!

Thursday:

Chicken Thighs served with broccoli & rice

Friday:

Pork Shoulder Roast

Have you heard of the Pioneer Woman? I love her show on Food Network. She doesn’t typically make healthy meals, but I have learned to adapt them a little, by making some simple changes. I personally make this into a crockpot meal!

The edits I make are:

When making the marinade/sauce I go step by step, per the recipe except I sub out the sugar- instead of brown sugar, I use coconut sugar
To make it into a crockpot meal, after making the sauce I coat the entire pork roast in the crockpot, flipping it around in it so it coats all sides. Then I put it on low and cook it all day long, over 12 hours
It makes the best shredded pork EVER! You can put it on tortillas, make it into a bowl with rice,or cauliflower rice, or just eat it by itself really- it’s that good.

Saturday:

Cheesy Potato Soup served with Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

Cheesy Potato soup~ click here for the recipe

Sunday:

Out to eat!

If you need even more recipe and meal planning ideas- check out Organizing Junkie’s website !

Thanks for stopping by!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

 

blog Fitness Friday 2:23

Make My Menu Monday 1/22/18

Happy Make My Menu Monday friends! My kids and I  are all cozied up on this Snow Day! So far our day has consisted of some hot chocolate &  coffee mixed with old episodes of Will & Grace. It’s also the PERFECT day for Menu Planning!!  I call that a 10 out of 10 day! Hopefully your day is a 10 out of 10 as well.

Menu Plan for the Week~
Monday:

Philly Cheese Steaks with Buns or Rice- this meal is really quick to throw together. There is a brand called Gary’s Quick Steak. All you do is take it out of the freezer- no thawing required, just throw it in there frozen!! It has a seasoning packet with it. I usually cook up some onions & garlic (mushrooms if I have them) to cook with. Then after the meat is all cooked, add some swiss cheese on top until melted. Serve with a hoagie bun, rice or cauliflower rice. Any way you choose- it is delish!

Tuesday:

Left overs

Wednesday: 

Breakfast

Thursday:

Paleo Beef Enchiladas ~ new recipe alert!!! Found at Paleogrubs.com

Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. ground beef
  2. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  3. 1/2 onion, finely diced
  4. 1 jalapeno, minced (I will omit these)
  5. 1 avocado, diced
  6. 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  7. 9 Paleo tortillas
For the sauce
  1. 1 small onion, diced
  2. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 2 cups tomato sauce
  4. 2 cups chicken broth
  5. 2 tbsp chili powder
  6. 1/2 tsp cumin
  7. 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  8. Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. To make the enchilada sauce, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Sauté the onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes until soft. Add in the remaining ingredients except the salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Season to taste with salt. If desired, use an immersion blender to puree the onion and garlic into the sauce.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes until soft. Stir in the ground beef and jalapeno and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is browned, then remove from heat. Stir in a few spoonfuls of the enchilada sauce to coat the meat.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish with a very thin layer of the enchilada sauce. Fill each tortilla with the meat mixture and roll over. Place the tortillas in the baking dish side by side. Cover with the remaining sauce and bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve immediately, topped with avocado and cilantro.
Friday:

Cool Ranch Tacos (I make a few edits to her recipe)

These are super, super easy & here is what you need~

Crockpot

Chicken Thighs

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar

1 Taco seasoning packet (or click here for a homemade version)

1 Ranch seasoning packet (or use a homemade version-1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt)

*Throw everything in the crockpot, Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours

Holy Cow- it doesn’t get much easier than that!!

Saturday:

Out to Eat

Sunday:

Crockpot Roast with Carrots, Onions & Potatoes

EASY RECIPE ALERT!!! Throw in a roast: sliced onions, garlic & baby carrots. Add some the spices that you LOVE (I use~ salt, pepper, garlic powder) a little olive oil & some water. Leave in crockpot on low all day~ 6-8 hours.

Don’t forget to stop by Organizing Junkie’s blog for even MORE meal ideas!!  Thanks so much for stopping by! & Happy Meal planning!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!

blog Fitness Friday 2:23

Weekly Menu January 8, 2018

It’s my first weekly menu of the new year!! My kids have been in Guatemala on an amazing mission trip over the past week, so there was no need to make a menu last week!!! My kids have such amazing, giving hearts and it brings me so much pride to see them helping change people’s lives. Working with Constru Casa is a life changing experience & I hope to make it back there myself very soon!!!  Here are some pictures of their experience!

Monday:

Out to eat

Tuesday:

Cool Ranch Tacos (I make a few edits to her recipe)

These are super, super easy & here is what you need~

Crockpot

Chicken Thighs

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar

1 Taco seasoning packet (or click here for a homemade version)

1 Ranch seasoning packet (or use a homemade version-1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt)

*Throw everything in the crockpot, Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours

Holy Cow- it doesn’t get much easier than that!!

Wednesday:

Shrimp, Sausage & Grits

  • 1 lb shrimp (I personally like getting the pre cooked, deveined you can find behind the meat counter)
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 package of Smoked sausage precooked then cut into thick slices (I use the one that is the big giant link that is shaped like a big U)
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 T butter
  1. Heat skillet with butter. Saute garlic for a few minutes. Add shrimp and Old Bay seasoning. Shrimp cook FAST & if you have the precooked ones then you are really just warming them quickly. Remove from the pan but keep them warm.
  2. Add more butter to pan, then add the cut up sausage. Just lightly brown it. Then add back in your shrimp that you have been keeping warm. After cooking that all together for about 1 minute, add the 1/4 cup of water and cook for 30 seconds. Make sure you scrap the pan to loosen the little brown bits.

Cheese grits

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked quick cook grits
  • 1 cup of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • dash of hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  1. Bring water to a boil
  2. Stir in grits- cover & simmer for about 5 minutes
  3. Stir in the milk then remove from heat
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients

Add some cheese grits to your plate, then put the shrimp and sausage mixture over the grits- enjoy!!!

Thursday:

Chili & cinnamon rolls

The basic Chili recipe I follow is:

  • 2-3 lbs of meat this time I wanted to make extra so I used 2 lbs ground beef and 1 lb of ground pork (you can also use bison, bacon, or steak)
  • 1/2 yellow onion & clove of garlic (diced)
  • 2 cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 2 cans of beans (I used chili & black beans)
  • spices- a mixture of chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt & pepper.

Heat pan with olive oil & sauté diced onion and garlic

Add ground beef and pork until cooked through

Add beans, sauce, tomatoes, & spices

If you can,  put all in a crockpot and let it all cook together for several hours

Friday:

Instant Pot Sweet & Spicy Garlic Herb Meatloaf *** New recipe alert from PaleOMG!!

Saturday:

Leftovers

Sunday:

Easy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken 

  • I will use Coconut Aminos instead of the Soy Sauce
  • Serve with your choice of rice

Don’t forget to stop by Organizing Junkie’s blog for even MORE meal ideas!!  Thanks so much for stopping by! & Happy Meal planning!

Faith ♥

 

***Some of the links in my posts contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. I pinky promise I will always give my honest opinion of any product and would never recommend something if I did not use it and love it!!