Last night I must’ve known that today was going to be a hectic, long day. I say this because I told myself, make a crock-pot dinner tomorrow morning before work – and I am SO thankful I did. I got this recipe from someone I follow on instagram – and her website is actually: http://paleonadime.blogspot.com. I tweaked the recipe a bit, and am really happy with how it turned out. However, I did add corn which is not paleo; therefor this version is paleoish! 😛
1 lb chicken breast (diced or shredded – your preference)
1.5 cups carrots (I sliced full carrots but you could use baby carrots)
1 diced sweet potato
4 cloves minced garlic
1 diced onion
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 – 3/4 cup hot sauce (Use as little or as much as you like depending on your preference)
1 can(15 0z)/cup diced tomato
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (15 oz) white kidney beans
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp paprika
Salt / Pepper to taste
Mix all of these together in your crock pot; cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 4-6 hours.
I actually cooked mine on low for 6 hours and it was fully cooked & the veggies were soft.
Keep in mind that if you don’t like some of the veggies or other ingredients in here – you can either A) substitute ingredients OR B) simply not include them. The original recipe called for 2 ribs of celery, sliced. However, I don’t like celery so I omitted it. One of my favorite parts of cooking is tweaking the recipe to make it a little different each time – so don’t be afraid to alter recipes and try new things!!
Only a few short months ago, in May 2013, I decided it was time for a change. I’ve always been relatively active, ate fairly healthy, and have been “skinny.” However, one day it just hit me (quite possibly while I was dunking chips ahoy in a glass of milk) that I could be living life much, much healthier. And therefor much happier as well.
I never paid all that much attention to what I was eating: never taking into consideration certainly not the calories, nor the ingredients – and definitely not the serving sizes. On random occasions I would go on those “health kicks.” You know, we’ve all been there: “Oh, I’m going to start working out and eating healthy” Perhaps for a day or so you eat “healthy” and maybe even work out some. Only for a few days to pass and you’re back in the cookie jar, sitting on your bum watching How I Met Your Mother.
Well, here I am 4 months later and I’m here to say that it is possible to make the change! You’re more than capable of eating healthy, exercising on a regular basis all while not wrecking your budget, maintaining your work/school life, and even your social life.
Don’t believe me? Then allow me to prove you wrong. 🙂