21 Day Fix Recipes

Homemade Chicken soup!

So, I haven’t posted on my blog recently…and that sucks. I feel like a bad person and feel like I should interact with you awesome folk that actually take time to read and listen to what I say, haha. My daughter’s school called today and told me to pick her up because she had a fever of 101.4…when she got home, she asked, “mama, can you make you chicken soup because everything hurts”? and I said OF COURSE!

My chicken soup is probably so much different than what typical soup should be – I attest that to my awesome ancestors before me. But, it’s pretty frickin great. It’s just a little Colombian spin on it.

I use wholesome ingredients to make sure my soup is 21 day fix approved, or even if it need alterations, thats okay, too.

I had a few things left over produce wise from the week before that I needed to use up so soup worked out well. I usually boil a whole chicken on the stove with my spices and herbs and then cook the veggies separately, but because I also have been feeling under the weather, and I didn’t have a whole chicken, just boneless skinless chicken breasts, I threw everything in the crock pot. Way easier for me and my husband was able to serve the kiddos while I napped on the couch (thanks, love!) It was a huge hit!

Ingredients:
2-4lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1c frozen peas
3 green oninions, chopped
Cilantro (a handful – you can omit this, but it really helps bring out the Colombian flavor – but I LOVE cilantro, so if you’re not a fan, no worries)
2 russet potatoes, cubed
1/2 bag (approx) baby carrots (I’m sure cutting up whole carrots would be fine, we just had a ton of baby carrots left over and I didn’t cut them up and it turned out fine)

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Before it was cooked. All my spices and ingredients thrown in there 🙂

(I usually make whole wheat pasta on the side after it’s done cooking to make chicken noodle soup, or do what my mom and grandma always did, serve on top of rice. It is SO good. We do this with a beef stew type of soup)

Spices and herbs:
I really can’t tell you the amount I used of each, because I never measure anything, or write anything down. It drives my family nuts. But, I really need a nice booklet for my recipes so I can start writing them down so they come out the exact same way each time. I’m usually pretty accurate though. Anyway, the list of herbs and spices I use:
Cracked black pepper
Adobo Goya seasoning
2 Sazon packets
Italian Seasoning
Dried Basil
Dried Parsley
Dried Oregano
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Phewww…I think that’s all of the spices.

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Can you spy my 3 Day Refresh cup in the background? I got that along with my 3 Day Refresh kit I’ll be doing Monday with a few of the girls on my team #relentless

I have a 6qt crock pot and I filled it up about 3/4 the way with water. I dumped all of the ingredients into the crock pot, including the uncooked chicken breasts, and put it on high heat (6 hours). Usually, the chicken will fall apart and shred on its own, but if it doesn’t, just shred it yourself and enjoy 🙂 With the leftover stock, I usually freeze it into quart freezer bags and take them out when I need some broth for a recipe – I hate buying premade stock and I never seem to use it all and it goes bad – this way I know exactly what’s in it.

It’s a really great recipe for the cold days. It’s been “cold” for Florida the past two days. This morning it was 49 degrees! That is COLD for us southerns. Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be chilly as well, and I’ll be making my famous chili. Stay tuned for that recipe. 😉

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My daughter’s bowl of the finished product. Heart bowl filled with homemade love. ❤

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21 Day Fix Recipes

21 Day Fix Approved corn bread!

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21 Day Fix approved corn bread! Absolutely delicious! For my 21DF people the container counts are: 1Y | 1.5tsp | 1sp sugar | 184.53 cals | 8 grams of fat | 9 servings

You guys! I was so excited to find this recipe because I used my left over sausage, turkey meatballs, peppers and onions with homemade sauce and turned it into 21 Day Fix approved chili! What goes better than corn bread with chili? A 21 Day Fix version so you can eat guilt free!! I made a few minor adjustments because I didn’t have raw sugar (I used raw honey instead), but it still came out awesome! My daughter who is a pretty picky eater ended up scarfing down two and a half pieces! My husband who is a die-hard sweet corn bread lover thought this tasted excellent, too!! They added butter on theirs, but I added a little drizzle of honey atop of mine and it worked out really well!

INGREDIENTS:

~EVOO or cooking spray
~1 1/4c whole wheat pastry flour (I didn’t have any WWPF but I did have whole wheat flour – I took out two tablespoons of the whole wheat flour and added two tablespoons of cornstarch – I’d probably purchase some WWPF though if you can beforehand – it was a little dense, but worked in a pinch!)
~3/4c corn meal
~3 tablespoons of raw sugar (I used honey, and only did 1 tablespoon)
~2 tsp of baking powder
~1/2 tsp salt
~1 egg beaten (for my 21 DF people – because this makes 9 servings, I didn’t count it as any portion of a protein container)
~1c unsweetened almond milk (though, I hate almond milk so I used unsweetened organic soy milk — and I used quite a bit more than a cup — but I am assuming that’s because I did what I did with the flour)
1/4c coconut oil (or you can use EVOO – I think the CO gives it a sweeter taste and it’s not overly coconutty – I’m not big on coconut usually)

DIRECTIONS:

~Preheat the over to 400 degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray or EVOO and set it aside.
~Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
~Stir in the remaining ingredients just until combined. DO NOT OVER MIX!
~Bake for 20 minutes (though, it took mine about 29 minutes – I don’t know if that has to do with the flour or not)
~Let it cool and cut it into 9 squares.

Enjoy!! Like I said earlier, we paired it with homemade chili. Three days ago I made sausage, peppers, onions and turkey meatballs in the crock pot. I seem to never be able to feed just our family, so, I always have a TON of leftovers. What’s great is this freezes super well and I froze half of the sauce with all of the meat and veggies and left half of the red sauce in the crock pot. I browned some 93% lean ground beef, added a can of black beans and a can of red beans, some chili powder, more Texas Pete hot sauce, spices, etc. and bam! I have a huge crock pot full of homemade chili. I was feeling a chili day because it’s been beautiful and breezy today down here and it’s definitely a nice change.

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My homemade chili. I counted 1.5c as: 1R | 1Y | 1G

 

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