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Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes

Chocolate Cake.pngThis is another easy sheet pan chicken recipe that I have made up. I love when dinner is a breeze to clean up. I feel so good when I can just throw away some foil and clean up is done!  Potatoes are high in carbs so just keep that in mind if you are following keto diets. For me this is the only meal with carbs today so I get to load up for this meal.

This chicken sheet pan dinner also includes the zesty herb seasoning that I use for many other recipes! It is good on so many things and this is definitely a versatile seasoning blend.

This also includes a Vitality Oil that I recently had a party with. Essential Oils are a lot stronger than dried herbs and much less hassle than fresh herbs. If you would like to know how to get started you can read up on why essential oils here or if you are ready to grab yours today you can go here

Here’s the One Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes Recipe:

 1 lb Chicken Breast               

 1 lb Carrots 

1/2 lb Potatoes          

 1/2 Tablespoon Paprika

 *Oregano Vitality Essential Oil                 

 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder               

 1 Tbsp Onion Powder                        

 6 Tbsp Olive Oil    

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut chicken breasts into small bite-size pieces. Cut potatoes into bize size pieces also. Add chicken, potatoes, and carrots into a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil and herb blend.

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Line baking sheet with foil and add mixture pressing down into a single layer. Bake on 350° for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and veggies are soft and easily pierced with a fork. 

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I have also included a recipe card so it is easier to print out!

RECIPE Chicken,Carrots, and Potatoes

 

 

 

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Easy and Quick Chicken and Mushroom Recipe

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This is the easiest chicken and mushrooms recipe that I have made up since we have started our Keto diet back up. It kinda fell apart a little after my birthday celebration but today was our Day 1 again! I actually have felt my body struggling to wake up and have energy without the diet. I hope my body returns to normal soon and if you haven’t started the Ketogenic diet I recommend trying it and checking out Keto- WHAT!?!?!

This healthy chicken and mushroom recipe also includes the “Everything but the bagel seasoning” found at Trader Joes that has become increasingly popular! It is good on so many things and this is defintely becoming a staple seasoning for us!

This also includes a Vitality Oil that I recently had a party with. Essential Oils are a lot stronger than dried herbs and much less hassle than fresh herbs. If you would like to know how to get started you can read up on why essential oils here or if you are ready to grab yours today you can go here

Here’s the Easy and Quick Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe:

 1 lb Chicken Breast               

 2 cups mushrooms                

 Oregano Vitality Essential Oil                 

 4 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar                

 3 TBSP Olive Oil                          

 1 TSP Everything but Bagel Seasoning      

Preheat olive oil in large skillet on medium high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook with lid on for about 18-20 min. flipping half way through. Next, add in mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, and everything but the bagel seasoning. Insert a clean toothpick into the Oregano Vitality Oil and swirl into chicken and mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms are tender and chicken is no longer pink in center.

I have included a recipe card so it is easier to print out! Let me know if you like that option again in the future!!

Chicken and Mushroom Recipe

What are some things you have created with your keto-diet?

      

                                                 

Essential Oils, Natural Living, Recipes

NingXia Red

I thought this was CRAZY at first! I had no idea what NingXia Red was and my first review I would have said it tasted weird to me. I then saw how you can add oils to it to make it have different tastes. So I tried it again and added a vitality essential oil and it was better. THEN, I went to a Christmas party hosted by Myra over at https://www.myblessedlife.net AND, I was in LOVE. I tasted some spicy versions, sweet versions, and it was all so good! Chris, my hubby, did not like the Cinnamon added because it got on his lip and burned them for about 5 minutes. EEGH! So be careful with the hot oils but it gave me a good laugh the whole time he was putting his mouth in his water, we later found some oil and rubbed it and finally relieved it. ❤ What a fun experience!!!!! I literally cannot get enough so my NingXia Red review is absolutely amazing now! I am preaching it to everyone for lots of reasons!

I’ll answer 4 things today, So what exactly is it? What are some NingXia Red benefits? Why do you want it? and… Where do you get NingXia Red?

It is delicious and I absolutely crave it now. My oldest loves it too but the others aren’t as big of fans but they will drink it too! If you are at all curious, go do a 30 day challenge and see how you feel at the end!

*UPDATE* My youngest just ran up to me and told me he wants a cup full of NingXia Red. I told him I will give him a little and he literally danced around the kitchen! He’s officially an addict now too! 🙂

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What are some of the NingXia Red Ingredients? NingXia Red is from Wolfberries and made from NingXia, China. They blend it with 100% essential oils and test throughout the entire journey for any chemicals or contaminants. (read up on it at seedtoseal.com) Then they puree the wolfberry superfruit. (fun fact: They also known as goji berries like the ones found in India but wolfberries are found in China) They capture the most packed nutrients from the juice and the puree! It is also added with a blend of cherry, blueberry, pomegranate, plum, aronia, plus grapeseed extract. We all know those fruits have TONS of vitamins, minerals to support whole body health!

Then they take it another step and add in 4 essential oils into the drink! They add Orange, Lemon, Tangerine and Yuzu. They will help support a healthy digestion! These 4 essential oils also contain d-limonene which you can learn more about by just GOOGLE-ling it! Go ahead…. Ill pause while you do that!

RIGHT!!?!?!?! I KNOWW!?!?!??!?! ISN’T IT AMAZING FOR YOU!?!?!?!?!

 

NingXia-Red.pngThis super drink helps support whole body wellness, energy levels, eye health, helps fight against oxidative stress, and support normal cellular function!

So you need it! You gotta have it!! and Where can you get it?

So there are lots of ways to get your NingXia Red. You actually get 2 sample packets with your first Premium Starter Kit. So if you have been thinking about trying it but loving essential oils, that’s a good taste tester. If you want to go ahead and do that you can sign up right here —> Essential Oils Kit —> But I urge you to keep going 😉

But we all know that you have to EXPERIENCE something for longer than 2 days for results, have you been on a diet for 2 days and noticed a significant change?!?! I don’t think so. Have you went walking for 2 days and noticed you gained calf muscles?!?!? Nope didn’t think so either. So I want to give you a 30 day challenge! 30 days drinking    1-2oz of NingXia Red each day and note how you feel each day. I was a skeptic and of course turned believer because it works!

And if you don’t like drinking the same thing everyday, which I can relate because I had to switch my coffee creamer every week or it would get old until I stopped using creamer (go here to my bulletproof coffee) You can actually change the tastes of it by adding different oils. There’s sweet, spicy, hot, savory. So NOM NOM NOM.

Here is some of the AMAZING NingXia Red SHOT RECIPES!!! The first time my husband heard that there would be NingXia Red Shots at the Christmas party, I had to explain that there was not alcohol in these shots, it was overall wellness shots!!!

NingXia Red Shot Recipes

And I also had to try the NingXia Nitro which is a powerful little boost of energy that literally REPLACED MY COFFEE, until I ran out, so I have immediately placed a quick order so it should be in soon!! I cannot wait and a bunch of friends who loved it too and have ordered it because of the ease that you can just have a few in your purse for errands, mid-day slumps or those days that your kids couldn’t sleep so you couldn’t either but you still gotta get your booty off to work. Yup. Those Days. And it’s even great for Mondays!!!

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HOW TO BEST GET NINGXIA RED:

The most cost efficient way to get NingXia Red is to 1st: Get the Premium NingXia Red Starter Kit here then sign up for NingXia Red Essential Rewards! It’s a monthly box that you get to customize and switch up at ANY time! You get 10% back the 1st 3 months, months 4-24 you earn 20% back and after that you 25% back!!! Who else pays you to shop?  and earn more back the longer you stay on essential rewards! And there’s an essential rewards kit that is ONLY available to the essential rewards members that includes 2 bottles and 30 packets which is THE.MOST.VALUABLE.WAY.TO.GET.YOUR.NINGXIA. mmmm

Now I am off to enjoy mine because tonight was the beginning of my NEW BOTTLE!! Yum! Go get yours today! If you are needing a bit more info then you go to the BRAND NEW site of its own here –>NINGXIARED.COM

I do receive compensation when you order the NingXia or Starter Kits through my links. You will also get my training and my team to help support you on your oily journey as well as some free goodies for joining (up to $25 in value)

Recipes

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

20171102_193237(1)As I am meal planning and prepping today I wanted to give y’all a little go to recipe that I do on my meal prepping days so it’s all done and I don’t have to cook again tonight!

Pot Roast

Beef (I usually use what I find on sale usually chuck steak goes really cheap)

1 small bag of baby carrots (or 1-2 cups)

1 small bag of baby red potatoes

1 pack of McCormick Slow Cookers Pot Roast Seasoning

1 cup water

*tip* use more carrots and potatoes as filler if you are feeding more people to cut costs

Add beef on the bottom, then the carrots and potatoes mixed. Add the seasoning to the cup of water and pour on top. Let cook in the slow cooker for 4-6 hours on high (I like to just leave it cooking overnight so if you do that then cook on low about 8 hours) Check if you are cooking on high to make sure you do not run out of water.

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Weekly Meal Prepping- Family Style

We have been talking about meal prepping in my challenge group and I just wanted to share a few tips and tricks of meal prepping! There is alot we do to prep for the week and I have narrowed it down a bit because at first I would spend an entire day prepping freezer meals and spending a fortune only to find that I forgot to make something in time and have to buy out or something would go back or one time my frozen onions made everything in my freezer taste like onions, even my poor babys breastmilk (YUCK!) So over the years I have a plan that works for us and here are a few tips:

  • First of all, MEAL PLAN! Get your menu ready for at least 7 meals and 7 lunches (if you are able to bring your lunch) and Go shopping!
  • Buy chicken breast in bulk and cook it all! I get my crockpot going first and cook it all on high 6-8  hours). I usually get at least 3 lbs to cook and that lasts us for about 3-4 meals (depending on how much we use for each meal) and sometimes lunches like salad with shredded chicken, salsa and rice chicken, or just adding can veggies and chicken and heating it up!
  • Get your eggs boiling and keep unpeeled in the fridge until you are ready to use them (I usually eat about 2 a day so Ill do at least a dozen a half eggs and put them in a large bowl-great thing about this is that my son has now started to ask to eat the boiled eggs and I call that a win over snacky stuff ANY DAY!
  • Get Kids lunches packed and ready (tip: get the kids involved! they like picking out what goes in their lunches and it feels like “cooking” to them and they love to do that! Also it helps with wasting all the food on boys munching on the entire box/bag/etc. We usually do a cracker/meat combo or pb &j with cookies/crackers/ yogurt/banana chips/ trail mix/gummies etc. usually pack pb &j and 2 other items or meat/cracker/cheese and 2 other items. and tiny waters!
  • This is the time we always get our salsa ready for the week (my husband eats it on EVERYTHING) you can see my recipe here

salsa canned_wmI then get my meals prepped for lunch and usually do a simple spinach leaf salad with olive oil vinaigrette I make myself (comment if you want the recipe maybe Ill post that too) and a boiled egg

Thats a few tips I have used to really help cut down the work load of supper on busy nights and the crockpot has been a lifesaver!!! There are so many great recipes out there and Ill be posting some of my own soon! Keep an eye out! If you like tips please let me know with some comments down below and share it with anyone needing some extra time back in their lives!

And don’t worry if all else fails and you just RAN OUT OF TIME! We are all trying to better ourselves and don’t beat yourself up about having to get take out or eat cereal, learn and get yourself better equipped for the obstacle next time! Every once in a while when I am running out of time or forgot to turn the crockpot on, doh! we go ahead and get fast food but I don’t feel guilty whatsoever because I know MOST of the time my kids are eating GREAT!

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Recipes

Ground Beef Stroganoff (like Hamburger Helper but better)

20171110_180015Ingredients:

90/10 Grassfed Ground Hamburger

1/2 lb of egg noodles

3 tablespoons Kerry Gold butter

2 beef bouillon cubes

1 1/2 cups hot water

1 package mccormick smoky applewood grill mates

Directions:

Brown beef while cooking the noodles in a separate pot. While those cook add bouillon cubes to water and let sit so they will dissolve. After Beef and noodles are done, drain both. Add Mccormick applewood mix and stir in. Next add the boullion mix to the noodle, beef, and mccormick mixture and cook until you get a nice consistency thats not so runny. Hope you enjoy like we did!

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Pumpkin Spice Bulletproof Coffee

If you don’t know about “Bulletproof Coffee” or “Butter Coffee” then go visit my blog post : Keto- WHAT!?!?! then come back and try this recipe just in time for Fall:

With this cold weather outside I cant stop thinking about lit fire places, fall candles buring, putting on a sappy movie, and of course : PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING!!! However, since last year where I was drinking a Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte with 520 calories and 64 grams of SUGAR everyday I have to have an alternative this year. I have made a mock pumpkin spice latte that is AMAZING and is like Fall in a cup. Here it is:

1 cup organic coffee (the one from Sprouts store brand is less bitter to me)
1 tbsp grass fed butter
1 tbsp brain octane oil
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp nutmeg
1 10 minute kid-free session to enjoy your Fall in a cup before starting your busy day #mom-life

(you can also add pumpkin from a can that I have seen several others use but I like just the spices better)

 

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Low-Carb Zuchinni Pasta and Meatballs

This has definitely been a go-to recipe for us and I can’t believe I didn’t try this sooner! I am so excited that Publix has started to make spiraled veggies and was a little surprised at how easy this is on a busy night! The boys even loved it which is rare with us trying all the new healthy recipes lately!! So here it is, our zoodles pasta recipe:

Makes 2 servings double for a family of 4:
Prep Time: 10 minutes (about 20 if you are making your own sauce)
Cook time: 20 minutes

Zoodles and Sauce:
Large Drizzle of Olive Oil
2 cups Zucchini Spiraled or 1 container from Publix
1 cup pasta sauce (I love this one here that you can make your own) or just look at the labels for an organic pasta sauce made with olive oil like this one here (GIA RUSSA PASTA SAUCE TOMATO & BASIL 24 OZ) They sell it at Publix also.

Meatballs:
1 lb Grassfed Ground Beef 90/10
1 egg
1 package of McCormick Grill Mates Steakhouse Burgers Sauce Mix Ins
McCormick Grill Mates Sauce Mix-Ins, Montreal Steak, 2.83 oz

Directions:
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F. Mix meat,egg, and sauce mix-in together in large bowl and make sure it is mixed well. Roll into 1 inch balls (makes about 20-25). Cook on 350 for 20-25 minutes (oven times vary, cut into one meatball and I like mine to have no pink in the center). Preheat skillet with large drizzle of olive oil in pan. If you are preparing sauce yourself go ahead and cut tomatoes and season and start to cook, if not you can just start heating the sauce on low. Place zuchinni noodles in skillet after it is preheated and cook until tender (about 5-7 minutes) . Add all together and yum! Delicious meal in under 30 minutes!

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Keto- WHAT!?!?!

Whoa! I have been digging in to alot of research on Keto-Dieting. So for many of you, I encourage you to go check out the varies blogs and sites about it and maybe one day when I know a bit more i will write my own. A brief description is that when you eat a diet of the 70, 20, 10 rule (70% of what you eat in fat, 20% in protein, and 10% in carbs) you develop ketosis where the body BURNS FAT AS ENERGY! This blew my mind y’all and all the dieting research in my mind was screaming NOOOO don’t DOOOO it! But on this journey of “self loving discovery” I am on, I am trying anything that sounds beneficial to my health and happiness! My morning ritual for the past 3 weeks has been indulging in “Bulletproof coffee” or “butter coffee”. A crucial step on the recipes is getting the right products! (you can adjust brands but look at ingredients, I BEG YOU!)
This is a recipe including 1 tbsp. ghee (found here) 1 tbsp. brain octane oil (found here) and 1 cup brewed organic coffee, I use k-cups(found here)-blend it up and there you have a great craving busting, energy lasting drink that is literally lasting me until I eat lunch! I used to drink 30 oz. of coffee a day and I was just barely making it through and now one cup lasts me all day! This has also help kickstart my ketosis where my body is doing alot of the work of using fat as the energy! I have been testing for ketones as well (testing strips can be found here). On this new crazy keto thing and I have been feeling so satiated and energized throughout the day since I have been in ketosis! The crazy keto thing just might be for me! Side note: I have lost 5 lbs all together in my weight loss journey but I wont attribute it only to bulletproof coffee because I have been following the ketogenic diet, and working out about 4-5 times a week also!

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Salsa Recipe

So this was a little more time consuming than I originally thought but with the help of the hubs, we made our own homemade salsa. As we have been getting more into clean eating we have been adding salsa to almost everything! (and its the only way I can more veggies into the 2 kiddos)

Here our recipe we used that turned out quite well:

4 lbs. of Roma tomatoes (we got ours at Sprouts and it was 2 prepared bags full)
1 medium onion
1/2 tsp minced onion flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp red pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin

Dice the tomatoes and onions into the pot and add the seasoning. Cook on medium-medium high heat until it comes to a boil. Turn it down to a simmer for 20 minutes (the tomatoes will get a little thick and bubbly on top). Turn it off and let it cool to room temperature before putting into your salsa jars. (We used Ball mason jars) Our first batch made 4 mason jars full.

#blyssyourheart