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!
Tacos can be funny….
Tacos can be delicious…
And tacos can be easy. I have several “go to” meals that I use when I’m in a time crunch or an “I don’t want to cook tonight” crunch. A taco salad is one of them. Give it 15 minutes and a few skillets and you are set with a great dinner.
Plus, you have a built in joke next time you make dinner…people will taco bout it for days!
You will have a tasty dinner that is ready in no time- you will nacho what hit you!
**Further puns not included in recipe.
Have you found yourself in a rut when it comes to breakfast foods? Look no further than these flavorful mini quiches made in ramekins to spice up your morning!
Foods prepared in ramekins are an easy way to make sure you have the perfect serving size every time. They can also be conveniently stored away in the fridge for easy leftovers!
Now, on to the quiche. One of my favorite things about this recipe is how versatile it can be. You can use whatever vegetables, meats, or cheeses you have on hand to create a new and unique mini quiche every time! For mine, I chose broccoli, mushrooms, colby jack cheese, and turkey slices. Some other ideas might include peppers, spinach, asparagus, bacon, or ham. The possibilities are endless!
Craving some Mexican but thinking you won’t enjoy it with your food limitations that you have to take in consideration? Not anymore! How about some Mexican Stuffed Peppers?!? Instead of the starchy tortilla that is used for tacos and burritos, how about taking the taco/burrito fillings and stuff them into a pepper. This is a perfect meal for bariatric patients. This recipe is great for both family meals and entertaining!
Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wash and cut bell peppers in half (lengthwise) and place peppers in a baking pan cut side up.
In a saucepan, combine refried beans, black beans, chicken, chopped onions, and bell peppers. Heat until thoroughly mixed and hot. Remove from stove.
Scoop the filling into each pepper. Place stuffed peppers in oven on 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven, add shredded cheese to each stuffed pepper, and return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Remove from oven. Top with salsa and jalapenos if desired.
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.
Meatloaf is one of the main food staples in our house. There are many different ways to make meatloaf. This recipe for mini fiesta meatloaf is quick & easy. It will leave your taste buds satisfied and your tummy full!
I like to make mini meatloaf for several reasons:
- Cooks faster
- Easy to serve
- Simple to freeze/store for leftovers
Mini Fiesta Meatloaf