Tasty Tuesday: Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! You are gonna love this recipe! This is for sure once of my most favorite things I’ve been making- It’s now become a regular thing on my menu. It’s a plus that they are super easy! I actually first saw this recipe from Super Healthy Kids and thought it sounded good, so I slightly adapted it from there. 

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Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Serves 3
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538 calories
31 g
156 g
21 g
54 g
11 g
327 g
684 g
6 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
327g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 538
Calories from Fat 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g
32%
Saturated Fat 11g
56%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 156mg
52%
Sodium 684mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 4g
17%
Sugars 6g
Protein 54g
Vitamin A
380%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
45%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 Sweet Potatoes
  2. 3 4oz Chicken Breasts
  3. 1 Cup Spinach- chopped into small pieces
  4. 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  5. 2 tsp Onion Powder
  6. 2 tsp italian seasoning
  7. Mozzarella Cheese to preference
  8. Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook Sweet Potatoes til they are fully cooked. When they are done, slice in half and scoop out the inside throwing them in a bowl. Drizzle some olive oil on the skins and toss them back in a 375 degree over for 5-8 mins allowing them to crisp up.Take cooked chicken breasts and shred into small pieces with a fork. Add them to the sweet potato mix. Add in seasonings. Mix well. Scoop out mixture and into potato skins. Top with mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven for another 15 minutes or until hot & bubbling and cheese is melted. Enjoy!
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21g
protein
54g
carbs
31g
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If you try these, let me know! There are so many different variations I bet that would be good- I think I’ll be thinking of another way to stuff them soon!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Egg Bake

Hey there! I want to share an easy breakfast recipe with you. I made this last week and then ate it the rest of the week! I love having everything ready for breakfasts because let’s face it, I’m a littttttle sleepy in the morning…. 😉

 

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Cheesy Egg, Potato & Tukey Sausage Bake
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
2222 calories
89 g
1409 g
157 g
109 g
55 g
1297 g
4402 g
12 g
1 g
81 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1297g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2222
Calories from Fat 1413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 157g
241%
Saturated Fat 55g
275%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 21g
Monounsaturated Fat 60g
Cholesterol 1409mg
470%
Sodium 4402mg
183%
Total Carbohydrates 89g
30%
Dietary Fiber 9g
36%
Sugars 12g
Protein 109g
Vitamin A
41%
Vitamin C
76%
Calcium
55%
Iron
66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 6 Eggs
  2. 6 Turkey Sausage Links, cubed
  3. 2-3 Medium Red Potatoes, cubed
  4. 1/2 Cup Mozzarella (or cheddar, I used both!)
  5. Salt & Pepper & Paprika to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350, chop potatoes and sausage and layer it in a 9x9 pan. Mix eggs, add salt & pepper, & paprika. Stir in half the cheese. Pour over potatoes & sausage. Top with remaining cheese. Put in the over for 20-30 minutes, until center is baked through. Enjoy!
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fat
157g
protein
109g
carbs
89g
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 I hope if you try this- it turns out to be an awesome easy breakfast for you! 🙂 

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Have a great day!

Workout Wednesday: Kettle Bell Circuit

Hey there! Another one of my favorite days of the week… Workout Wednesday!

Another Workout Wednesday Link up! I’m linking up with these great ladies to bring you another workout this week. And also these ladies! Such a good time to get such great workouts! I love pinning them for later!

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This week I made a kettle bell circuit. I use kettle bells pretty regularly during my workouts. I love the versatility of this equipment. 

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Phew- have fun with that one. It’s one that I do very often, because it’s a great add on to any gym session!

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Let me know if you try it, or pin it for later! 🙂

Thoughtful Thursday: On Food & Training

I love food… I could eat it all day, really. I could. There’s not much food I wouldn’t eat. Vegetables aren’t my favorite, but I’m learning to make them in ways that I like them.

However, despite all this, people try to make eating so darn complicated. Truthfully- it shouldn’t be that hard…RIGHT!? (And yes I realize, the actual science & nutrition might be more complicated than I’m making it out to be, but to us average joes, hear me out!)

It helps to always look at food this way:

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Food is the fuel we need to live our daily lives, workout hard, and smash our goals. 

The simple rules I try to live by:

 

1. Try not to eat 100% junk all the time. Living by the 80/20 rule is a pretty good guideline.

2. Eat some fruit and vegetables every now and then. Incorporate them into each meal you have. Soon enough it will be habit.

3. Eat when you are hungry and stop when you aren’t. Over stuffing yourself does not feel good, try not to scarf your food down so you can pay attention to the signals your body is  giving you. 

4. Treat yo’self. (I miss parks & rec already). You work hard right? A treat isn’t going to hurt you. A piece of pizza will not derail your diet, and you will not gain 60 pounds in one night. What hurts you even more is depriving yourself of food you crave and then going overboard one night and feeling terrible. 

That’s it. That’s all I strive to do when dealing with food. Lately I’ve been lifting some HEAVY weight and really power lifting, because of this, I’ve been super hungry! Therefore I’ve been eating more. Work out hard and eat more? I’m good with that. I’ve been trying to get in plenty of protein, healthy carbs…but there’s always room for a treat every now and then 🙂

This has to be my new favorite!

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  • What is your perspective on food and training?

Tasty Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have a slight crockpot addiction. I would make EVERYTHING in the crockpot if I could. (Is that a challenge? I might accept!) This recipe is one of my favorites to do in the crockpot- so simple and delicious! 🙂

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 This recipe is soooo good on a chilly day…(come on spring!)

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Serves 4
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83 calories
8 g
18 g
2 g
10 g
1 g
183 g
466 g
1 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
183g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83
Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 18mg
6%
Sodium 466mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 8g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
12%
Calcium
3%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. -3-4 Chicken Breasts
  2. -1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  3. -1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  4. -1/2 teaspoon paprika
  5. -1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  6. -1 teaspoon sea salt
  7. -1 teaspoon black pepper
  8. -32 oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  9. -One small can green Chile’s (you can also use the one with tomatoes and chile’s)
  10. -1 can sweet corn
  11. -1 can can black beans (drained) (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook the chicken on high with seasonings listed, and enough of the broth to cover chicken on high for 4 hours OR on low for 6-8. Once cooked through, shred the chicken and add the rest of the ingredients. Let it heat up to you liking. I sometimes cook the chicken during the day while I'm at work and then add the rest to make it the soup and let it heat up for a couple more hours.
  2. Top with a dollop of light sour cream, cheddar cheese and tortilla strips. YUM!
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fat
2g
protein
10g
carbs
8g
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 This is one of my favorite types of soup. 

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Training Tips Thursday

Hey there, Happy Thursday! It’s almost the weekend…phew!

Today I wanted to offer you some of my general tips on fitness. These are just some tips that may squash some myths and pump up your current fitness regime!

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1. Make exercise a part of your normal routine 

Build yourself up gradually, take a day off when needed, but just keep going! 4-5 days a week of a legitimate workout and stay active the days you take off from exercise.

2. Do what you love to do

Find what you love and what motivates you to work out! These are the things that will keep you consistent.

3. BUT- Don’t be afraid to try something new

Never lifted weights before? Recruit a friend who is seasoned in weights and ask them to show you the ropes. Or maybe you get a friend to try a new class with you… You never know until you try! Honestly- YouTube can be a great place to start to look at proper form. 

4. Carbs are not the enemy

Carbs are not evil! Carbs give you the energy you need to workout! Eat them around your workout time (before & after) to boost your workouts.  

5. You don’t have to eat less & exercise more to lose weight

Finda a balance. When you workout more, your body needs those nutrients to rebuild muscle. Restricting calories can leave your body weak. Eat foods you love, restricting foods will only make you crazy! 

6. Don’t forget to work your core

Your core muscles help everything work better when performing daily tasks, and for workouts. Keep them strong by doing planks and core exercises.

7. Compare yourself to no one- YOU are your only competition

This might be easier said than done- but you are different that anyone else and your workouts will not look the same, nor will your bodies. Keep pushing yourself and take note of the milestones you achieve. 

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  • If you had to give your favorite fitness tip-what would it be?