Chicken avocado wraps

Earlier this week I posted a picture on instagram @bagels2brews of my easy dinner. Here’s the recipe!

Chicken avocado burritos

4 burrito wraps (double if you are going to use smaller fajita version)
1 can black beans
2 avocados
2 Chicken breasts (fully cooked and cut into thin slices)
1 cup shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend, other options: cheddar, pepperjack…)

Ideas for sides: Spanish rice, sour cream, salsa, chips

Instructions:

1. Heat a skillet, George Forman or pain maker on medium heat

2. Construct burritos. You’ve all been to Chipotle, you know how it’s done.  Put 1/4 of the chicken beans, 1/2 an avocado, 1/4 cup of cheese in each and wrap it all up.

3. Put 1-2 burritos on the skillet or panini maker. If you’re using g a skillet, use a plate to weigh it down, it will be hot so don’t touch it with your bare hands please. And flip it 1/2 way through, about 5 minutes on both sides. Or 10 minutes straight on the George Forman or panini maker. Repeat until all the burritos are cooked.

4. Cut in half and enjoy.

5. Store left overs in containers and have them for lunch. Reheat in a toaster oven for 5 minutes at 350°.

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Enjoy!!!

Original recipe

Meal planning

Do you want to eat healthier and save money? That’s a no brainer. One way I do this is through meal planning. I plan out my menu for the upcoming week and make a shopping list to go along with it. I also leave room for flexibility. Here’s an example of a weekly meal plan for me:

Sunday: meatloaf with sweet potatoes and broccoli
Monday: stir fry with noodles
Tuesday: chicken avocado wraps with Spanish rice
Wednesday: Ravioli with sausage
Thursday: leftovers
Friday:  work happy hour

I always have a leftover day, so if something comes up last minute, I can say yes without worrying about food going to waste. I do one shop over the weekend so I’ll have everything at home to make my meals. This will save time and money, because you won’t have to food shop every day, and the temptation to order in or eat out will be less.  Shopping with a list will help avoid buying foods you don’t need.  Also, don’t food shop while you’re hungry that’s a recipe for disaster. More food shopping, and list making tips to come!

TGIT!

Simple Dinner Sunday

Happy Sunday!  Hope you had a great weekend.

I’m sorry I have been MIA recently.  I’ve had a lot going on recently, and I’ll share what I’ve been up to in upcoming posts.  Today I had an awesome day skiing at mount snow, did my grocery shopping, baked scones and have dinner in the oven, ready to kick back and relax for the night.

Here’s an easy dinner that you can throw into you mix!

Fajitas!  Here’s what you need:

Tortillas (whole wheat is a healthier choice)

2 breasts of chicken (cut into strips)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 peppers (cut into strips)

1 onion (cut into 1/2 rings)

1 Fajita Seasoning Envelope (near the taco seasoning)

Add on: cheese, avocado, salsa, sour cream

Instructions: Put oil in a pan and heat over medium heat in a large skillet.  While its  heating, cut up the chicken into strips and pour half the seasoning mix on it to cover.  Then put the chicken in the hot skillet and cook it through, stirring to cook all sides.  Once chicken is cooked… not sure?  Take a piece out and cut it in half, if its pink, keep cooking, if its white you’re all set.  While the chicken is cooking, cut up the veggies.  Once chicken is cooked, move it to one side of the pan and add the veggie in.  Pour the rest of the seasoning packet onto the veggies and stir.  Cook until the onion is translucent.  Once the veggies are cooked, stir it all together.  Put a spoonful of the fajitas on a wrap and add your favorite add ons and eat up!

Serve with some Spanish rice or chips and salsa

Enjoy!!!

Easy Stuffed Chicken Dinner

Eating food that is good for you doesn’t mean spending a lot of money at Whole Foods or eating only things that are green.  Eating at home is a good step in the right direction when it comes to eating healthier, because you have control over the ingredients.  Lots of restaurants and fast food places add a lot of salt and preservatives to food which make you bloated.  I understand that it is difficult to find the time to make food at home, and sometimes it is hard to just think of something to make in the first place.   Below is a delicious recipe that I made over the weekend.  It didn’t take a lot of prep time, and you can clean up and still have time to do another little chore while it’s in the oven.

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Ingredients:

3-4 Chicken breasts

8 oz of mozzarella cheese sliced

1/4 cup Basil

Spinach (a few leaves per breast)

Roasted red pepper (1 whole pepper)

1 Italian Seasoning package

Parmesan Cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cut the chicken breasts in half, but not all the way through.  More like a butterfly so that you can put the other ingredients in without the piles falling apart.  Put the cut chicken into a casserole pan.
  3. Then open each breast, and layer the inside with 2 pieces of cheese, basil, spinach and roasted red pepper.
  4. Before folding the chicken over, sprinkle some of the seasoning package on the inside of the chicken.
  5. Then fold over all the chicken breasts, and sprinkle more of the seasoning package on top of the chicken.  Place the remaining pieces of cheese on top of the chicken.
  6. Bake the chicken with a cover on for 45 minutes or until done.  Then uncover the chicken, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and put under the broiler for 5 minutes.
  7. Enjoy with a side of pasta, or for a lighter side, serve with Cesar salad.

Find the original recipe here!

Enjoy!

Where to start?

Brewed while watching the news and sipping hot tea with breakfast.

Breakfast is a good idea!  Its up for debate whether it is the most important meal of the day, but either way, it’s delicious! Today I’m enjoying an omelet made with salad left overs (spinach, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese.)  Below are a few examples of easy breakfasts that you can eat with a cup of coffee while watching 5 minutes of the news, like I do.  Or grab it and eat on your commute, like I do when I’m running late.

oatmeal (with mix ins!  dried fruit, brown sugar, maple syrup, fresh fruit, granola, peanut butter (my favorite!) yogurt…)

English muffin with peanut butter

Fried egg with toast

Piece of fruit

Granola bar

Bowl of cereal

Breakfast burrito

Any other ideas…?

Make an omelet with salad leftovers
Make an omelet with salad leftovers