I love to use my slow cooker any time of year. But during the winter, I especially love it. After working all day, it is nice to soak up a few minutes of sunlight on a walk with my family before the sun sets. So having dinner ready to go in the slow cooker allows me to steal those minutes with them instead of standing in the kitchen.
One of our family favorites is Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas. It is a no muss, no fuss kind of recipe. Just pile it all into the slow cooker and go about your day…no actual cooking required.
I hope you enjoy these chicken fajitas for a low carb, high protein slow cooker meal! What are some of your favorite slow cooker meals?
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Put all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours.
Top with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese or 1 tbsp sour cream if desired.
Breakfast can be one of the hardest meals to find variety in foods. It is probably one of the most common questions I have on a daily basis….”What can I have for breakfast?!” The typical scrambled eggs can get old fast, but this southwest omelette can be just the thing you need.
If you are stuck in a rut with this early meal, then get creative!
This is one of my favorite omelettes. The southwest omelette adds flavor and a little spice to your breakfast meal. It was actually made by my dear husband for dinner last night! Mr. A is pretty darn good at making omelettes….I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed not cooking supper!
I am a huge fan of a good dinner that only requires one skillet. Less dishes = happier me. What is even better is the time and effort required to make this Kielbasa Stir Fry. You might even get a longer workout in tonight with the time you save cooking and cleaning up.
Kielbasa Stir Fry
Pair this kielbasa stir fry recipe with cauliflower fried rice for a great dinner meal.
Let’s talk about breakfast. I love it! But unfortunately I find myself eating eggs a lot and I’m getting a little tired of them. I was trying to think of high protein breakfast foods that weren’t the same old cooked eggs. Tofu is perfect in this situation! Now, I know tofu is thought of as boring and people think it’s just a lame (or gross) alternative to meat, but get excited because this recipe for tofu scramble is delicious.
The great thing about tofu is that it hardly has any flavor on it’s own which makes it super versatile. This tofu scramble has a ton of flavor and will keep you full for a good amount of time.
This recipe is considered vegan as well as vegetarian because it contains no animal products at all.
If you are looking for more ways to incorporate vegetables into your diet, this veggie chili is for you! This vegetarian chili especially delicious. It has black beans, red kidney beans, tomatoes, a ton of vegetables, and spice which makes it flavorful yet easy to make. This veggie chili is very flexible. You can add more or less of any of the vegetables or beans. This vegetarian chili is the perfect bowl of comfort food that you can eat guilt-free!
– Remember that protein should be the main component to your meal after bariatric surgery. Add tofu or cheese to the pot to increase the protein and keep the recipe vegetarian.
– To avoid drinking any liquid with your meals, strain solids from chili OR drink liquids from the chili before eating the solids.
Ahhh… fajitas! The sizzling entrée that catches everyone’s attention at any Mexican restaurant. It’s an entrée worthy of some attention with its bright colors and flavorful seasonings. Most of us have had chicken or steak fajitas…but what about salmon fajitas?! I love salmon and am always looking for new ways to prepare it for my meals. This delicious salmon fajitas recipe is a quick, healthy meal packed with incredible flavor that I think everyone will love! Salmon fajitas are the perfect weeknight meal because they can be ready in about 20 minutes start to finish. I used a combination of red, yellow, orange, and green peppers and also added in a sliced onion. Salmon fajitas are quite forgiving so you can add in toppings if you like! Shredded veggies such as carrots or cabbage, tomatoes, shredded cheese, guacamole or avocados all make amazing toppings!
Colorful food is much more pleasant to eat than bland, white food. Rainbow Stir Fry has so many variations in color (hence the name)….it is so beautiful on a plate. It is flavorful too which is a bonus!
Use a variety of vegetables to add color and a good protein source to make this meal filling.
I used a variety of peppers, squash, onion, and broccoli for color in my version of this recipe.
The great thing about rainbow stir fry is that you can use virtually any fresh veggies you like! Some great examples would be carrots, zucchini, egg plant, mushrooms, snap peas, green beans, cauliflower….the list goes on!
When it comes to vegetables, peppers and onions will always be some of my favorites. I know I’m not alone! But there are times when we need a little variety outside of my typical chicken fajita bowls. Cheesesteak Lettuce Wraps come together fast and has little prep work, so it is great to whip up in a hurry.
Cheesesteak Lettuce Wraps
I have used butter lettuce as the wrap. It is a little bit crunchy, stronger than romaine and has a mild flavor. Worked out perfectly! What is your favorite lettuce to use in a wrap?
Whether you are cooking for one or for a family, tacos are super simple to make and a huge time saver. The problem is those pesky tortillas and chips. What do you do when the family eats tortillas and you don’t? A lettuce wrap is one of the best ways to avoid the tortilla wraps. Enjoy chicken tacos with your family for your next meal.