Category Archives: Recipes

Food For Friday – Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

Healthy and simple is the name of the game. I follow a great healthy eating blog on Facebook, Paleo Pot . He posts tons of easy Paleo crock pot recipes. I absolutely fell in love with this one a few months ago, Stupid Easy Paleo Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs. Mind you I’d never had spaghetti squash before, had been wanting to try it forever, but hadn’t until this recipe, and I still ask myself, WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?! I love, love it! Trying to stay away from white carbs I’ve tried various types of pasta, whole grain, multi grain, whole wheat, brown rice, and this vegetable has them all beat!

I’ll stop swooning over spaghetti squash and get back to the recipe now. It’s super easy, all you need isย  a medium squash, 1 lb of Italian sausage/ground sausage (I removed the casing from mine), a can of pasta sauce (lazy way) or a can of tomato sauce and herbs/seasoning (I’ve done both and loved it with the tomato sauce and my fresh herbs from the garden), garlic, and olive oil.

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Doesn’t get more simple than this. Cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, dump the ingredients in the croc pot, put the squash in, form and layer the meatballs around the squash, and let it cook for 3 – 5 hours.

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BAM! When it’s done you simply use a fork to scrape the squash strings out. Fast, easy to prepare, and healthy to boot! Needless to say this is on regular rotation around these here parts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Food For Friday – Easy Crock Pot Chicken

Can I let you in on a little secret? I’m a sucker for the crock pot. I don’t know why it makes me feel like an old school domestic goddess, but it does, lol. I use it year round, but especially love it during fall and winter! With that said, it’s Friday, let’s share a little food.

I was searching the other day for whole chicken slow cooker recipes. I was looking for something healthy, simple, and fast when I cam across Iowa Girl Eats Crock Pot Roast Chicken. I’m a fan of her blog anyways, so once I started to scroll down and saw that there wasn’t much prep, and I had most of the ingredients on hand, SOLD!

You can visit the link above for more detailed directions, but it really was as simple as chicken, a few spices, and throw it all in the pot! She keeps it healthy by removing the skin (which I left on), and by placing balls of tin foil in the bottom of the pot to keep the chicken from cooking in it’s fat. Depending on the time you have avilable it takes between 3-7 hours. I cooked mine on low for 7 and it was fall off the bone good. I mean, I don’t understand how she got a pic of her bird intact, because the breast was the only thing that stayed in place, can you say ‘mmm-mmm good’?

I give it a thumbs up for fast and easy! It also has a nice mellow flavor. What I really like that it’s customizable based on what sort of dish you’re preparing. She has a list of suggestions, such as quesadillas, casseroles and chilli. For these, I’d remove the skin before cooking. So that’s it, a chicken, olive oil, butter, garlic/onion powders, and salt/pepper. Here are a couple of pics…

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Let me know if you try it and what you think? Also, if you have any easy and delicious chicken slow cooker recipes I’d love to hear!

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3. On my table – meal prep, lunches, snacks

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…all the little details that go into food prep…

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In the kitchen prepping meals…