Mango Chicken over Spanish”rice” -low carb high fiber

Mango Chicken over Spanish “rice”

Can I tell you something about this dish…..it is LITERALLY like eating out at a Mexican restaurant. My fav part is always the rice and beans that comes with my dish….YOU MUST TRY THIS—if only for the veggie part!

Over medium heat place a Large skillet drizzled with olive oil. NOW chop your veggies

2 large carrots

1 onion

3 garlic cloves

1 red pepper

1 yellow pepper

1 carton mushrooms

1 can waterchestnuts ( I like the crunch)

Sauté a few minutes then add

1 bag of riced cauliflower

1 cup of shelled edamame (you could use beans)

Sauté all until tender and then add

1TBS CUMIN

1TBS chili powder

1 ½ tsp garlic and onion POWDER not salt

1 tsp of salt and pepper

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp oregano

1/4 C water

***don’t miss a season- they make this dish!

Now let simmer for about 10-20 minutes on low

Chicken:

In insta or crock pot add about 6-8 chicken breast (mine were frozen) 1 cup of water 1tbs olive oil drizzled over top. Dump in ½ C plain nonfat greek yogurt 1 C of Mango Chipotle Dressing. Let cook on crock al day OR insta for about 25 minutes on high pressure. Shred chicken and add about ½ C more of the Mango dressing and stir!

AMAZING

1 cup of veggies and ¾ C chicken for green and red

Boom!

Shoulda coulda woulda

🙋What I see in the back of me in this picture is this.. a stack of dishes that SHOULD have been washed last night – a messy kitchen that SHOULD be picked up– a nook for my almost 2 year old who SHOULD be done with them—a cup of paint that’s project SHOULD have been completed- meat in the sink defrosting for dinner that SHOULD be getting made- what I see in the front of me and you don’t- kids still in PJ’s that SHOULD be getting dressed- breakfast on the counter that SHOULD be cleaned up- at least 6 load of laundry that SHOULD be folded and put away- a tv with cartoons on that SHOULD be shut off-floors that SHOULD be scrubbed- dogs that SHOULD be walked- the hubs lunch that SHOULD be made- toys that SHOULD be picked up- rooms that SHOULD be cleaned- see the theme?⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

****✔️TAKE TIME FOR YOU- 30 minutes of a workout 💪that will make you feel like a million bucks all day long! The shoulda coulda woulda’s can wait- they can…kids can watch a lil tv …the hubs can make his own lunch… laundry will always be there…floors will always be dirty (lol)….the kids will eventually get dressed…baby girl will eventually get rid of the pacie, right?….it’s FINE – STOP BEING SO HARD ON YOSELF……STOP SHOULDING all over your life- YOU FIRST…the rest will come! OK??

🙋💃I will hook ya up with some quick workouts that will be JUST PERFECT FOR YOU! Quick and at your level! With your WILL and MY PUSH we can do this👏👏👏!

Happy Day Ya’ll,

Xoxo-AD

❤️

Veggie cookies!

VEGGIE COOKIES!

That is right folks- there are veggies in these cookies and my kids have gobbled them all up in a few days.

HERE is what- I know that the serving of veggies is not huge in these at all- but they act as a filler and that is better than the extra sugars and flour and other stuff- right?

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter

¼ C Truvia (sugar sub)

¼ C Coconut sugar

¼ C Psyllium Husk (this is a must- high in fiber too!-but it’s a must for the cookies to raise-)link below

½ tsp vanilla extract (pure)

½ C riced cauliflower (frozen)

½ C Carbquik (link below) or almond flour-link below

¼ C Cacao Nibs (chocolate high in fiver which helps with carbs)link below

1 egg

¼ C peanut butter (natural)

¼ C 60% or higher chocolate chips

MIX TOGETHER FIRST

Butter+truvia+coconut sugar+vanilla+egg+peanut butter

Now add riced cauliflower+psyllium husk + Flour

Now add in chocolate

Bake as cookies at 350 ….these took a while to bake but DON’T over bake….I checked every 5-7 minutes . I am saying about 15 minutes they were golden. Take out just before seeming completely done so they don’t get dry.

SO when even a little soft on the top take out.

Still count these as a yellow-but a “good yellow”lol have 2

Psyllium Husk- https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B06XXN9CTG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B06XXN9CTG&linkCode=am2&tag=ealthyhairdre-20&linkId=a7e6b3885fe8f8357a0b9cb47aa76405

Carbquik- https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005YVU6FY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005YVU6FY&linkCode=am2&tag=ealthyhairdre-20&linkId=a72ca6e4ca191d25b03c980ca50436af

Cacao Nibs- https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00LNXOTDW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00LNXOTDW&linkCode=am2&tag=ealthyhairdre-20&linkId=953a0e8830d1baf8bdf0895bc6d05501

STOP COMPARING!

Do you compare yourself to other’s? Wishing you had HER legs or HER abs or lost as much weight as HER (or him-yes guys too compare). YOU ARE UNIQUE and BEAUTIFULLY made….you are exactly who you are supposed to be. The struggles you face today are the struggles that are making you in this moment right now. Embrace your so called “flaws” we all feel like we have flaws or we all think these things like….but if…but if I had more willpower…but if I had more energy…but if I had more time- less stress – was younger- was this or that…. I mean we could BUT IF our lives away….BUT WE WONT..

Comparing and But IFFING our lives away will get you know where.. RIGHT NOW WE STAND TALL AND PROUD OF WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE. This is it guys- you were given this- not anyone else on this earth was named to be you…ONLY YOU WERE. AND YOU ARE PERFECT. Listen, God don’t make no mistakes. You are facing your battle for a reason- you will get through and you will be even better than you ever have been before!

I don’t love everything about myself either- I can honestly say I was the girl who compared the hell out of other women…taller – skinnier- prettier—smarter—but then something happened….like a light flashed or something clicked and I literally just started embracing…..EMBRACING all the things I didn’t love about myself…like…my legs are short and stout…but without them I could not teach dance or run or do yoga….my belly is saggy and scarred…BUT babies came out of there….my nose is huge but it is a DROESSLER nose and I am so proud to be one….I mean I could serious go on…I am a recovering perfectionist ..but that makes me good at my jobs….Then all of a sudden I got this CONFIDENCE in me and once I had that NO ONE CAN take it away….you know what is more beautiful than anything WALKING AROUND WITH CONFIDENCE!

Every single time that you think of something you don’t like about yourself I WANT YOU TO WRITE IT IN YOUR JOURNAL and then right a reason why YOU DO LOVE THIS SO CALLED “flaw”…..SAY THIS TO YOURSELF EVERY DAY— “I AM EXACTLY WHO I AM SUPPOSED TO BE AND I LOVE IT!” Maybe you think affirmations are for the birds….but the birds seem mighty happy to me !

Xoxo- ad

Egg Frittata (low carb)

This was SO SO SO AMAZING with a nice fluffy crust and all!

Crust:

I used a pie pan for this..

Melt 2 C of shredded mozzarella with ¼ C of cream cheese ( I used Chive cream cheese) for 1 minute 30 seconds….

In a mixer add 1 Cup of riced or puréed cauliflower

(You can used frozen riced cauliflower OR just chop a half a head microwave it 8 minutes let towel dry and purée it down in food processor) mix this with one egg, ½ C of carbquick OR almond flour and 1 TBS of baking powder…..once this is mixed add the melted cheese (be sure to have stirred them together first then add)

Now spread out in coated pie pan – YOU WILL NEED TO COAT YOUR HANDS with the flour you chose to get this spread otherwise will be super sticky….

Bake this for about 20 minutes on 425 or until seems lightly gold…..

In a large bowl mix 4 eggs plus 2 egg whites…on cup chopped spinach ½ C almond milk or milk ¼ C plain greek yogurt one chopped onion and one chopped pepper….

Pour this right on the crust and top with ½ C shredded parmesean.

Bake again at 425 for about 15 minutes or so you will be able to tell when done…..NOTE: it might really RISE up but it will settle once taken out.

¼ of the pie for a red a blue and a green

What this is NOT

You know what it is NOT?

It is not about how you look…it is not about a number on the scale….it is not about what size you are….it is not about the vanity….it is not about being skinny…it is not about being the thinnest….it is not about how fast you are…it is not about how much you can bench….it is not about how long you can hold chair pose…it is not about if you even know what chair pose is….it is not about being the best dancer…or kickboxer…or yogi…or being the best cook….the most prepared…it is not about being perfect with your diet or being perfect with your kids diets….it is not…it is not about any of it…..

YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?

It is about being honest with yourself….about feeling good inside…about knowing that you gave it ALL you have…it is about eating good “most of the time”…it is about doing your best at getting some movement in every day….it is about feeling CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF….it is about grabbing anything in your closet and feeling AMAZING no matter what size…..its is about knowing your doing the very best for you and your family…it is about putting yourself first sometimes and not feeling guilty….it is about forgiving yourself for imperfections and embracing them…it is about picking up and going again even after you fail….it is about NEVER giving up….it is about stepping outside of your zone and stepping into something new and better…….. is about the inside…I am saying that one twice because it is…its truly about how you YOU YOU FEEL on the inside……

YOUR CONFIDENCE and YOUR HAPPINESS DOES NOT FALL ON A NUMBER OR A SIZE….it is about being the healthiest version of yourself that YOU KNOW YOU CAN BE.

ONCE YOU KNOW THAT YOUR GIVING IT ALL YOU CAN- that is when real success HAPPENS.

Period-the end.

BBQ RANCH CHICKEN TARTE

I have to tell you this is the best thing I have made YET!! I am not kidding…I usually wait a while on posting recipes because I HAVE A TON to post but this had to be moved front and center for you!!

BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch TARTE

*I call it a tart because of the crust and because it sounds fancy and professional. Lol

THIS IS NOT as hard as it sounds….yes, it might take you a few extra minutes but WORTH IT….first the CRUST….

I use a standing mixer…place in

1 egg

½ C carbquik or almond flour

½ C frozen riced cauliflower

1 TBS baking powder

DON’T MIX YET…first microwave 2 oz of cream cheese and 2 C Shredded mozzarella for 1 minute and 30 seconds- stir and add to the mixture

NOW MIX!

Once kind of dough-ish spray a 9×13 IN casserole dish and press in this as the crust—YOU WILL NEED TO ADD more flour to your hands to do this as it will be sticky….

BAKE at 425 for 15-20 minutes until golden-

Now for the “casserole”

-1 whole rotisserie chicken (I bought mine organic at ALDI then placed in the INSTA POT with some water and olive oil for about 20 minutes high pressure)but you can just buy one cooked if that is easier!

-1 package CENTER CUT BACON- it costs more but is way healthier- as healthy as bacon can be…I place my bacon on cookie sheet on foil or parchment paper and put in oven on Broil until crispy but you can just pan fry it- just make sure to place it on paper towels to get the grease off when done.

-3 garlic cloves

-1 onion

-1 bag of shredded cabbage

-other half of the bag of frozen riced cauliflower that you used for crust

-1 green pepper

-1 pouch of ranch season

On medium heat Place a large sauce pan with olive oil covered (about 1-2 TBS)

CHOP ALL YOUR VEGGIES and place in WITH YOUR PACKAGE OF RANCH

Sauté these until tender….

Now add in you COOKED CHICKEN that you shredded and I use a scissors and cut up my bacon…stir around a bit…

NOW SEASON WITH……

16 OZ tomato sauce

¼ C of apple cider vinegar

¼ C truvia (or sugar sub)

1/8 C Worcestershire Sauce

1 TBS paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1tsp Ground Mustard

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

Mix this all in and let simmer a few minutes..Place ON THE CRUST that you just baked and top with 1C shredded Cheddar. Bake at 425 for about 30 minutes or until cheese is golden.

1 heaping cup 1 blue 1 red 1 green