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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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?

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. Top with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese or 1 tbsp sour cream if desired.
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Cauliflower Chicken Pot Pie

Cauliflower Chicken Pot Pie

Cauliflower Chicken Pot PieIt’s getting colder outside, which means comfort food! I personally love chicken pot pies. The starchy pie crust and creamy filling can add a lot of extra calories and fat. This leaves me feeling weighed down. I stumbled onto this great cauliflower chicken pot pie recipe on Pinterest. With a few minor changes this recipe is now bariatric-friendly. These little things are delicious AND cute! Check out the recipe below to make your own cauliflower chicken pot pies.

cauliflower stuffing

Cauliflower Stuffing

cauliflower stuffing

A holiday meal is hardly complete without stuffing, but traditional bread or rice based stuffing varieties are loaded with carbohydrates. But don’t fret, because Cauliflower has stepped up in the world to become a low-carb powerhouse.
Cauliflower has become very popular as a substitute for rice, potatoes, and bread-based dishes.
Give this Cauliflower Stuffing a try during this holiday season for a great low-carb stuffing substitute.

Try these other Thanksgiving recipes this year including Roasted Chicken Legs!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

I explore new foods and create recipes year round. Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of my new favorites. I am more creative with recipes during sports seasons…maybe because we have friends over more often and I want to try new things? Whatever the reason, I’m excited to share this new favorite with you!

I made this Buffalo Chicken Dip for a gathering this Sunday and it was a hit! The high protein, low carb nature of this recipe makes it great for post bariatric surgery or any weight loss plan.

I ate it with celery, but my husband and his carb loving friends opted for pita chips. It is versatile, flavorful, and easy— everything you need for a last minute party.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip with celery

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Sausage and Lentils

Adapting recipes from other sites is something we (the dietitians) do often around here. We make sure a recipe is not only high in protein and low in carbohydrates, but that it is also bariatric friendly. Plus, it has to taste good! I never post or send out recipes that I haven’t tried or tested in my kitchen. That was one of main inspirations for starting a blog as a component to our weight loss clinic in Oklahoma. Giving each of you resources and options for making healthy and delicious meals is one of the greatest parts of my job.
This recipe for Sausage and Lentils was adapted from Growing Up Gabel— I hope you enjoy this bariatric friendly version.

Sausage and Lentils

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Salmon Fajitas

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!

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Shrimp Chili

So apparently it has been the month of chili/slow cooker recipes. I didn’t realize it until now, but this month I have posted a Harvest Chili and French Canadian Boiled Dinner. So let’s just round out the month with Shrimp Chili. December is a great time for these types of recipes anyway, right?! I mean, it’s cold and dark…perfect for a steamy little meal with a fire in the background. 🙂

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Goulash

We were having dinner with some friends a few weeks ago, and the food was just amazing. I had to have the recipe for this Goulash. The host was gracious enough to give up her family recipe so I could enjoy it again and again. I hope you enjoy this version of goulash as much as I have.

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Goulash
A hearty meal made in one pot. Full of flavor and protein!
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Course Main Dish, Soups
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish, Soups
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Dice white onion and garlic.
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  2. Add to a large stock pot with a 1/2 tsp olive oil to saute. Stir this occasionally until the onions are translucent.
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  3. Once the onions are turning translucent, add the ground beef. Cook over medium heat until browned.
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  4. Chop the veggies. I used a head of cabbage, celery, tomatoes, and carrots. You can also throw some turnips in for a more 'potato like' texture.
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  5. When the beef is done browning, add all of the veggies, liquids, and bouillon cube to the stock pot. Stir until well combined. Cover the stock pot and bring to a light boil. *If you would like this more 'soupy', then add a second can of vegetable broth.
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  6. Uncover and add the spices. Recover and reduce heat to simmer until veggies are soft ~ 10-15 minutes.
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Ham, Spinach, and Mozza Casserole

We have eggs a lot at my house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Scrambled, boiled, baked. Doesn’t matter. But I’m a creature of habit…eating the same dishes frequently does not bother me much. Mr. A, though…he needs variety. So after making pepperoni eggs for the millionth time, he asked for something a little different. Since a little variety never hurt anyone, I tried to come up with something that would be just as easy to make….and just a good.

Ham, Spinach, and Mozza Casserole

IMG_3438This dish is a cinch to make. And it is easy to warm up for leftovers. Win, win in my book! 

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Spinach Feta Meatloaf

Some people do meatless Mondays. But not us. We do either meatball Monday or meatloaf Monday. Veggies are welcome of course, but there is always a protein there. This week we tried out a new meatloaf….spinach feta meatloaf. It was a hit and I will definitely be cycling it into our rotation.

I really enjoyed the different flavor and texture of the spinach feta meatloaf. The feta is distinctive in this dish but it is not overpowering.

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