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TGIF! Let’s Have Some Fun!

It is still snowing here in Chicagoland. I heard on the radio this morning that a group of people are looking to do a polar plunge into their lake, but it’s still frozen over…Brrr! (Check out these fun pictures from a recent Lake Michigan Plunge! No, I wasn’t there!) As we prepare for the weekend and the chill it brings, I would like to offer up a few tasty new recipes to keep you warm, cozy, and healthy!;)

Are you loving the snow as much this guy?!

Are you loving the snow as much this guy?!

Lean Green Chili

Ingredients| Serves 8
30 ounces canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground jalapeño
1 jalapeño, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 ounces canned green chiles, drained
28 ounces canned tomatillos, drained
1 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon celery flakes
1 stalk celery, diced
2 cups diced cooked chicken breast

Place all of the ingredients except the chicken in a 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in the chicken, put the lid back on, and cook for an additional hour on low. Stir before serving.

Per Serving Calories: 190 | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 320mg | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fiber: 7g | Protein: 17g |

Time-Saving Tip:

Cube leftover cooked chicken or turkey breast and freeze in clearly marked 1- or 2-cup packages. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator before using. Cooked poultry should be added to a recipe during the last hour of cooking.

Throw it all of your delcious and nutrious ingredients in the crockpot!

Throw it all of your delicious and nutritious ingredients in the crock pot!

A tasty treat for the breakfast lovers. Here is my own concoction of a healthy pancake loaf!

2 cups baking mix. (In this house we are using a gluten-free baking mix. You could substitute baking mix of your choosing!)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Flaxseed
1 cup milk of your choosing (cow’s, almond, coconut, and rice milk all work great!)
1 cup water
2 eggs (flaxseed can also work great as an egg substitute if you have any allergies or are Vegan.)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoon Agave nectar or honey

Mix all of the dry ingredients first. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry. Place batter into a loaf pan and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 35-45 minutes. Feel free to have creative freedom with your pancake loaf topping it with nuts, chocolate chips, or berries!

Your pancake loaf!

Your pancake loaf!

Top it off with a dose of complete protein and all essentail amino acids, AKA, the egg! Enjoy!

Top it off with a dose of complete protein and all essential amino acids, AKA, the egg! Enjoy!

"I love pancake loaf...a guy's gotta eat!"

“I love pancake loaf…a guy’s gotta eat!”

Here  is a playlist that will help you relax into the last of our winter nights as you are hanging out at home, whipping up these and other favorite recipes, or lounging in front of the fire!

Lastly, don’t get too comfortable! I encourage you to continue your fitness routine despite my post regarding toasty fires and comfort food! Check out the benefits of working out in cooler weather temperatures.
Have a great weekend!
Your Trainer,

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Happy Sunday ~ Loved the pictures, Cassie. Your dog is beautiful. Thanks for the yummy sounding recipes and the playlist!! Hoping to see you for ANYthing Goes…..I request the weighted bar and more HIIT anytime you want to add it!

    • LeAnn,
      Thanks so much! I will gladly be programming some more HIIT and body bar routines. Thanks for the requests!!

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