Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Motivation Tuesday

I'm a day late on my favorite link-up Motivation Monday.  I am trying to get back into my routine but, I'm still having some trouble with my consistent posting (sorry about that).  This week I am trying to better plan out our dinner/meals for the week.  I decided that I needed to come up with some low-carb but filling meals. Enter, my crock pot.  I love cooking in the crockpot - especially in the fall.  It is so easy; just throw some ingredients in it - turn it onto high or low (depending on if you put everything in it at 6am) and at the end you have a delicious meal.  I love walking into my house after work and smelling the delicious meal waiting!

Do you meal plan??  What are your go-to meals?  Do you have a way to keep track or plan out each week?  I would love ideas if you have any suggestions on making this easier!

Daily Dose of Del Signore

Saturday I threw together some Turkey Chili and yesterday I made Chicken Lime Soup.  YUM!  When my husband and I were in Mexico earlier in the year, we had a delicious lime chicken soup.  Once we returned home I set out on a mission to try to recreate that soup.  Below is my crockpot version of the soup.  I've included the recipe below......let me know if you try it out!

Chicken Lime Soup
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Large Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes w/chilis (like Rotel)
  • 4-6 cups of chicken broth
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 2 Limes
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Spray your crockpot/slow cooker with some olive oil (or pour about 1 tbsp in the bottom if you don't have a spritzer for it).  
  • Add chopped onions, chicken breast, and tomatoes to the crockpot/slow cooker.
  • Add salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder (and any other seasonings you may want to add if you like it spicy).
  • Cover with at least 4 cups of chicken broth (you can add up to 6 cups if 4 isn't enough)
  • Cook for at least 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low; then take out the chicken breast and shred with 2 forks.  
  • Add the chicken back into the crockpot until you are ready to serve.
  • Prior to serving add the juice of 2 limes to the soup.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and sliced/diced avocado (optional).

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