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Stuffed Chicken Breast

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I made the most amazing stuffed chicken breast the other night. It was so good. I literally could not get enough. Definitely give it a try! The idea for this recipe came to me while I was enjoying some jalapeño artichoke dip with crackers. Here is the recipe!

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Jalapeño Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Breast
Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
1 package Stonemill’s Jalapeño Artichoke Dip
4 slices peppered bacon (preferably nitrate free)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Pound the chicken breasts out to 1/4 inch thickness
3. Scoop out about a tablespoon or 2 of the dip to the chicken
4. Spread the dip around the chicken in a thin layer
5. Roll the chicken breast up
6. Wrap 2 pieces of bacon around the chicken roll
7. Place toothpicks in each end of the bacon to hold in place
8. Bake for 35-45 minutes depending on the size of your chicken breasts
9. Enjoy!

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Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti (Paleo)

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I know there’s a million recipes out there for paleo spaghetti. This is one of my favorites. It was before I even decided to dab my toes in the paleo world. I have made spaghetti squash a million ways, spaghetti, mac n cheese, buttered, buttered & herbed, you name it. It’s so delicious and versatile.

Spaghetti Squash
Ingredients:
Spaghetti squash
16oz chicken stock
4Tbsp butter (preferably organic and grass-fed)
Herbs of your choice (I used parsley)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Slice squash in half.
3. Remove the seeds from the center.
4. Place flesh down in a baking dish.
5. Pour chicken stock into the dish.
6. Bake for 50 minutes or until soft.
7. Use a fork to break the squash out of the shell.
8. Place butter and herbs in a bowl to melt.

Spaghetti Sauce
I’m a total cheater here and prepare while your squash is roasting, about 20 minutes left)
Ingredients:
1lb hamburger (preferably grass fed, organic)
Garlic
Onion
Store-bought jar of spaghetti sauce (I used garden vegetable)
Small can tomato sauce
Small can tomato paste

Directions:
1. Brown hamburger with garlic and onion.
2. Once the hamburger is browned, add jar of sauce with a little water.
3. Add tomato sauce and tomato paste.
4. Heat until heated through.
5. Let simmer until squash is ready.

Pour the sauce over the squash “noodles” to your liking. Enjoy!

Taco Potato Puffs

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Taco Potato Puffs
Super Potato Oles

Super Potato Oles

Taco Potato Puffs
Ingredients:
1 bag Alexa’s Seasoned Potato Puffs
1lb taco meat
Taco Seasoning
Cheese
Sour Cream
Black Olives
Taco Sauce and/or salsa
Guacamole
Other Taco Toppings

Directions:
1. Bake potato puffs according to package instructions.
2. While potato puffs are baking, brown hamburger, add taco seasoning
3. Layer potato puffs, taco meat, and desired toppings
4. Devour and love the fact they are approximately 550 calories!

Another Quick & Easy Paleo Dinner (Paleo, Whole30)

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Here’s another quick and easy paleo dinner! I love things that are quick and easy. When you are only cooking for one person it makes it more worth it when you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen cooking.

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This dinner included chicken thighs, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes. It was delicious. I really, truly, loved this meal. I ate it for like 4 days! HA! I wanted to tell you guys about what made this meal so quick though. Frozen veggies. That’s right, straight out of the freezer. They come from a company called Stahlbush Island Farms. They provide farm fresh, sustainably grown in the USA veggies.

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Stahlbush Island Farms is located in Oregon and uses environmentally friendly farming methods for growing high quality fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains available. They ban GMO’s, protect wildlife habitats, uphold the very highest food safety standards, promote biodiversity, rotate crops for plant health, and grow cover crops to enrich soil. Now here’s the coolest thing, in my opinion, they make their own electricity! They make enough green energy for everything they do. After every harvest they add the remaining fruit, vegetable, legume, and grain material to their Biogas Plant.

When making the frozen veggies I put them into the Pampered Chef Microwave Cooker and cook for the recommended time on the back of the packaging. They always come out perfectly. It really helps when you get home later than expected and they can be put on the table in a hurry. My kind of meal!

What shortcuts do you guys use when making dinner?

Monkey Salad (Paleo, Whole30)

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I forgot where I originally found this recipe, but it is amazing. It’s such a quick way to make a breakfast a little bit bigger to help make it through the morning. Now I must admit, I go to work at 6am. I am not a morning person, but I get off of work at 2:30pm. It totally makes it worth it! So I have this some mornings when I’m needing a little extra fuel to make it through the morning.

Monkey Salad

Monkey Salad

Monkey Salad
1 banana
Cashews
Coconut (I use Dang Brand toasted coconut)

Slice up banana, sprinkle with cashews and coconut. Give it a slight stir and enjoy!

I usually try to eat at least one cashew and a couple flakes of coconut with each slice of banana. That’s just me though. It has a nice little tropical taste. I love it. It would be good if you were having a sweet tooth attack or just needing a little something. This recipe is paleo and Whole30 compliant. Though Whole30 says that you do not need to eat fruit, if you choose to you can eat this!

Do you have any snacks that help you make it through that final push until lunch? What are your go to snacks?

Breakfast for a Week

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Sometimes on Sunday’s I make breakfast for the whole week. When I do this it usually involves sausage and eggs, probably 2 of my favorite breakfast items! I usually just make a little scramble.

Browning the Sausage

Browning the Sausage

This recipe is so simple, first you brown the sausage, then add eggs (as many as you think look right), cook until all the way cooked. Then serve on a plate with salsa. SO SIMPLE!

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You could also serve this with avocado, sweet potato, fruit salad or a variety of other delicious things! After I breakfast on Sunday I dish up the leftovers for the rest of the week. It makes breakfast easy to grab and go out the door. Perfect.

Do you guys have any thing you do to make the rest of the week a tiny bit easier?

 

Quick & Easy Paleo

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Here is a go to meal for me when I have a busy night. I made this on Monday. Monday was insanely busy. I went from work to crossfit to home to mow my lawn/clean up after the storm and then go play softball. Yeah, my body was so ready for bed when I got home! We won’t mention that I had the long weekend at the Bucking Horse Sale.

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Anyway, onto the meal. When I need something quick I usually turn to sweet potatoes roasted in the oven, another vegetable and a protein. In this case it was chicken thighs, sweet potato and asparagus. Can I just say that I’m going to be heart broken when asparagus is no longer on sale. I love asparagus season. Anyway, I digress, I roast the sweet potatoes in the oven and I fried the chicken thighs on the stove in olive oil and seasoned with lemon pepper. They taste wonderful!

What do you guys do for dinner on crazy busy nights? Do you give in and go out to eat? I try really hard not to eat out unless it’s at a good restaurant. It’s been a habit that was really hard to break but once it was broken it was a place I never wanted to go back to. So now I look for easy meals to make like this one.