Category: Recipes

Fit Chic LA Breakfast Enchilladas

enchillada breakfast

I love to make fun creations on Sunday mornings. It is the perfect day to make a big breakfast and I have more time to do so.

This is a great recipe that I came up with on Sunday. My husband swears it is in his top five of best recipes I have made EVER! So hopefully my followers will feel the same!

Ingredients:

1 lb of ground grass-fed beef

1/2 red onion diced

1/2 green pepper (diced)

1/2 red pepper (diced)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

8 corn tortillas

1/2 cup of salsa

1 can of red enchilada sauce

1 – 2 avocados diced

10 eggs

3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup of coconut creamer

1 tablespoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of chili powder

1 6 oz can of green chilies (diced)

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Layer four tortillas on the bottom of the dish and pour the enchilada sauce over the top of them. Set aside.

In a large skillet heat on medium to medium-high olive oil, onions, peppers, and beef. Saute until the beef is browned. Then add diced green chilies, salsa, garlic powder, chili powder, and avocado. Sauté for 5 more minutes on medium to medium – low and remove from heat.
In large bowl beat eggs. Then had creamer, and almond milk and beat until completely mixed.

Place the skillet mix on top of the tortillas so they are completely covered. Then pour the egg mixture over the skillet mix and top with the remaining corn tortillas.

Sprinkle 2 cups of raw cheddar cheese (shredded) or almond cheese on top of the tortillas.

Bake at 350 for 35 – 45 minutes or until completely cooked. You might want to cut the middle half way through so it will cook better.

Remove from oven and let cool for ten minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

Crockpot Bacon Chicken…

chicken and bacon

These snowy days make us crave comfort food and what better treat than bacon with chicken ……Here is a great recipe that will give you the joys of comfort food without the negative effects…..

Ingredients:

2-3 slices of sweet potato ( cut into 1inch rounds)

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

6-8 pieces of bacon

4 tablespoons grass-fed butter

1½ cups grated raw cheddar cheese or daiya vegan cheese 

1/4 cup of coconut creamer

1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

1 cup of sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup of diced red onion

1/2 cup of chicken stock (free range)

2 cloves of garlic

salt and pepper

Directions:
Put butter on the bottom of the crockpot.

Layer ½ the sweet potato rounds on the bottom of the pot

Place ½ of the bacon on top of the potatoes

Combine the cheese, and sprinkle 1/2 cup of it over the bacon and sliced rounds of sweet potato

Place the chicken breasts in the crockpot and top with cheese.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste

Top chicken with another 1/2 cup of cheese

place the other ½ of the bacon

Add remainder of the potato

Top with final 1/2 cup of the cheese

pour mushrooms and diced red onion and top with chicken broth and garlic.

Last pour the coconut creamer and almond milk over the top.

Set crock pot to high and cook 3-4 hours

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

 

Almond Butter and Jelly Dip to Die For!

To continue the delicious snack theme for the week, this is one that is so easy and so delicious It is a great after school snack or little before bed time treat that tastes satisfies that sweet tooth!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Raw Almond Butter, or any nut butter from Yesterday’s blog 

1/4 cup of vanilla coconut creamer (you can purchase this at whole foods)

1 tsp. vanilla

2 Tbsp. strawberry jam (do organic with no added preservatives or fructose).

1/2 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder

Directions:

Add nut butter and coconut milk to a medium microwavable bowl.

Microwave 1-1/2 min; stir until well blended.

Next add vanilla and whey protein powder and stir.

Spoon into serving dish; top with small spoonfuls of jam.

Swirl gently with knife.

Mix with Apples, or Celery or just eat it by the spoonful!

*For added taste you can top spread with unsweetened shredded coconut!

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

Top 5 Butters Better Than Peanut …

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I am an avid LOVER of peanut butter. My mom said she had morning, noon, and night, sickness almost everyday for 9 months when she was pregnant with me and the only things she could keep down was peanut butter shakes; maybe that’s why I am so in love.

I remember getting up as a child grabbing a spoon grabbing a jar of peanut butter and going to town. Even in college I would love rice cakes and peanut butter.

When I discovered peanuts are high inflammatory foods and don’t really have much nutritional value I was devastated. My one true love would be taken away from me; with every problem comes a solution and so I started to look into what could be just as delicious as PB, but benefit me as well.

Here are the top five nut butters that not only taste delicious they are good for you.

#1 Almond Butter:

3 cups almonds* (I always use raw)

Directions: Pour almonds into food processor. Process until the nuts go from coarsely chopped, to crumbly, to finely ground. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed.

Process again until the almonds resemble a thick and relatively smooth almond butter.

#2 Cashew Butter:

1 cup cashews

1 tbsp melted coconut oil

2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla

sea salt to taste

Directions: Put all ingredients in a food processor until creamy and smooth.

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Fit Chic Protein Ice Cream

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I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream! Here is the simplest ice cream recipe that is so easy even a caveman can do it!

When I am in a pinch for a quick sweet treat this is the perfect go to!

Ingredients: 

1 to 2 scoops of vanilla or chocolate protein

1/2 cup of unsweetened almond/coconut or cashew milk (i like vanilla)

1 frozen banana chopped into pieces

1 tablespoon of nut butter

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions:

In a ninja, food processor, or ice cream maker combine ingredients.

Pulse on medium for about 1 minute or until all ingredients are mixed throughout.

Scoop into an ice cream bowl and serve.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic 

 

Banana’s Foster In a Mug …

banana bread in a mug

For Fat Tuesday I wanted to create a healthy festive Mardi Gras treat that was tasty but kept me on track with my health and fitness goals! This is, tasty, ready in minutes,  and individually sized so there won’t be a ton left over.

Ingredients: 

1 scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder (I used chocolate)

1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut flour

1/2 cup mashed banana

1 tablespoon of nut butter (I used almond butter)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of baking powder

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1 egg (whisked)

1 tablespoon of unsweetened almond or coconut milk

*optional toppings unsweetened shredded coconut and/or raw pecan pieces

Directions: 

In a large mug place protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and stir. Next add mashed banana, vanilla, nut butter, whisked egg, and milk. With a large spoon mix all ingredients until ingredients are completely blended together.

Place in microwave for 60 – 90 seconds. Make sure the middle is cooked completely. If not stir and place back in for 30 more seconds.

Remove and top with optional toppings and maybe one more dash of cinnamon.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic 

 

Spicy Chicken Stuffed Avocado

chix stuffed avo

Most of my clients are always looking for good lunch and snacks items to bring to work so as I was scrolling through Pintrest I came across this recipe that is the perfect solution to this problem.
 Ingredients
1 large, ripe avocado
2 cups cooked, shredded white meat chicken
1 cup spinach, finely chopped
10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup plain coconut milk yogurt or grass-fed yogurt and 2 tbsp plain yogurt, split
1 egg
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon of creole seasoning
1 – 2 teaspoons of tapatia, sriracha, or hot sauce of choice
1 tbsp coconut milk ( I use full fat coconut milk)

*Optional top with a little chili powder

Directions
Preheat oven to 375.
Cut the avocado in half, carefully removing the pit. Scoop out the middle of each avocado half, leaving about 1/2 an inch of avocado in the skin. Add the scooped out avocado to a large bowl.
To the bowl with the avocado, add the chicken, spinach, tomatoes, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, egg, and spices. Mix very well until all combined.
Scoop as much mixture as you can fit onto each avocado half.Sprinkle with extra chile powder if desired.
Place stuffed avocados on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until warm.
Meanwhile, prepare sauce: whisk together 2 tbsp of greek yogurt with 1 tbsp hot sauce. Whisk in about 1 tbsp of coconut milk, or until desired consistency is reached.
When avocados are done, drizzle with yogurt sauce and serve.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

Banana Walnut Protein Muffins to Keep That Fit Chic Figure!

 

I made these for my family, and they were in heaven.

Not only are they delicious, but they are packed with protein which is a key ingredient to keep you feeling good, strong, and satisfied!

Warning:::: limited yourself as it will be hard to not consume all 12 muffins.

Ingredients:

1 3/4 Almond Flour

1 scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon  of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 mashed ripe bananas

1/4 to 1/2 cup of crushed walnuts

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 egg

1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, whey, and cinnamon and mix.

Then in a separate bowl mash the banana until completely smooth and then mix in with the flour ingredients.

Then add the coconut oil, vanilla, almond milk, and egg to the mix and blend till completely mixed throughout.

Last add the walnuts and mix.

Grease your muffin tin (I use olive oil Pam), and place the muffin batter into each muffin tin to about 3/4 full.

Place in oven and bake for 12 -15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

Let cool for about 10 minutes and serve.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

Crock Pot Chile Verde

Ingredients

4 pounds pork butt or shoulder, cut into 2-inch cubes

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Almond Flour for dredging

1/4 cup olive oil

3 yellow onions

2 green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch cubes

2 Anaheim or Poblano chiles, cut into 1-inch cubes

2-3 jalapenos, seeds removed, and finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, roasted, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons coriander seeds, crushed and soaked in a scant amount of water

2 bay leaves

1 bunch cilantro leaves, cleaned and chopped

4 cups free-range chicken stock ( I purchase mine at Trader Joes)

Directions

Season the pork meat generously with salt and pepper, lightly flour. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium high heat and brown pork chunks well in small batches, on all sides. Lift pork out of pan and place in a wide soup pot. Discard fat and place the onions and peppers in the same skillet and sweat over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until limp, about 5 minutes. Add all of the chiles and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook 1-2 minutes more.

Add the Sauteed vegetables, chopped tomatillos, dried herbs and cilantro to the meat, cover with the chicken stock and bring up to a boil and reduce to a slight simmer. Cook for 2-3 hours uncovered or until the pork is tender.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

Fit Chic Ideas for Left Over Valentine’s Candy …

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Valentine’s Day has officially come and gone, but the sweet treats unfortunately are still lingering. Here are 4 fun ideas to do with your candy besides putting it in your mouth.

#1 Board Games: Is your game of Monopoly missing one of it’s pieces? Does your box of Checkers have a missing black or red? Do you want to play tic tac toe, or maybe need some “Chips” to bet.Well here is the perfect opportunity to grab some leftover candy and keep the fun going.

#2 Candy Board for a loved one .. I think Candy Boards are so cute, thoughtful, and creative. With all the left over candy wrappers or candy still wrapped make a loving candy board to show that special someone how much you appreciate and love them.

#3 Make Paint What do you do with all the leftover conversation hearts … Why not paint? Here is the recipe to turn your conversation into beautiful color!

#4 Chocolate Lip Balm: Melt 3 tablespoons cocoa butter in the microwave, then add a piece of leftover chocolate and stir until melted. Combine with the contents of 1 vitamin E capsule and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. This lip balm is just as effective as the one you have right now. You could also give as a gift or just keep it for yourself!

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic