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Mixed Berry Coconut Flour Pancakes

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I’m not sure why I bought this coconut flour, but I’m glad I did. Typically, I pass up on recipes where coconut flour is the only flour used. A lot of people complain coconut flour leaves the goods a bit dry. I can tell you, that did not happen today!

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Mixed Berry Coconut Flour Pancakes!
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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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I know what you are going to say, it has been a long time! I’ve missed you too. Things have been so chaotic! No matter how busy I’ve been though, I keep thinking of all the recipes I want to share with you! I’m totally hooked on these stuffed peppers. I have enjoyed theses so much that I have bought more ingredients for these at back to back shopping trips. I even look forward to leftovers.

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A Winning Combination

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I just signed up for a three month program at my gym that will focus on preparing me for a half marathon! Although I think I could do this on my own, I’m really excited to get out there with others who have the same goal. For me it isn’t even about “socializing” just their presence is motivating. It totally brings out the competitor in me. The program starts next month and is going to keep me busy for two nights (and one morning). So that dinners don’t become neglected, I’m going to have to really plan to have good “leftover” meals or crockpot meals. Some people hate leftovers but for me it is all about how much I really liked the dish the first time around. Hint: I really loved this dish the first time around…

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Cajun Chicken Pasta! Normally, when pasta and creamy sauces are put together you get one heck of a calorie laden meal. Not with this recipe! A whole 11/2 cups of this pasta comes in at only 328 calories. Not bad! Also, I just love all the veggies packed into it!

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I think the chicken is hiding in my pictures but don’t worry, there was just the right amount in each dish.

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I followed the suggested recipe, however I added just a pinch of ground red pepper at the end just to make it a little more spicy! It was even a great leftovers meal for the next day which was great for today because my kids had a ton of homework and I needed to help them and not be busy cooking.

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So do you have any favorite healthy leftover meals or crockpot meals? I’d love to hear about them!
The recipe for this yummy dish can be found at Skinnytaste.com.

Back at it.

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Well the New Year is here. Did you make a resolution? Have you kept it? I’ve really not been much of a resolution person in the past, but between the family being sick, being busy with the holidays, eating too much “comfort food,” I used the New Year to get back into my fitness routines.
These helped too…

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This, although it is super beautiful, did not…

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The good news is, my gym is pretty close so I can cruise on over there until it’s not so chilly! Also there is always sled riding for some physical activity!
If you play outside, be sure to make this dish for when you come back in. Spicy Chicken Stew!

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Lost

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Everytime I eat Brie I think of Seattle. The other day when I made this sandwich, I instantly was reminded of a sandwich I had while I was in Seattle. It was an apple and Brie panini. I don’t have a panini gadget, so instead of making a grilled sandwich, I decided to use a tortilla again.

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Soup Time!

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This week has been super chilly! It only seems right to break out the crockpot. Whenever my husband figures out I’m making vegetable soup, he gives me that look. That look that tells me he would rather eat pretty much anything else (including dirt). Then I remind him that there is beef and potatoes in it, and suddenly vegetable soup doesn’t sound too bad.

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The beef in this soup was perfect! It was a super thick chuck roast. Two days before making this soup, I thawed the roast out and then marinaded it olive oil and beef broth powder (similar to a bouillon just in powder form) and threw it in a container to hang out in my fridge. About 30 minutes before cooking, I took the roast out of the fridge and let it sit.
Here are the other ingredients I added:
1 bag mix frozen veggies (peas, corn, carrots)
1 large can stewed tomatoes with juice (I used a jar that I had canned)
3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
beef broth about 1 1/2-2 cups
Worcester
rosemary (few sprigs)
parsley (mine was dried)
onion powder (I would have added onion but I didn’t have any!)
sea salt and pepper

1. Cut beef into manageable pieces. I also removed any visible fat.

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2. In a lightly sprayed skillet, brown meat and cook celery until soft. My meat wasn’t completely cooked trough when it went into the crock pot, but close.
3. While meat is cooking, add everything else to crock pot. I started added rosemary to the top.

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4. Turn crock pot on low. When beef is done in skillet, add it to the top. Cover and slowly back away ;). No really, go have fun and know that come dinner time, all you have to do is scoop and serve!!

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Oh and remember how I said the beef was perfect?? Just look how it nearly fell apart on my spoon!

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