Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tasty Thursday: Chicken Enchiladas.

So for my first Tasty Thursday I've decided to share a recipe that I've made several times and absolutely love! I got this recipe from Pinterest.  Budget Savvy Diva got this one right on the money!!

Why do I love this recipe??
  1. It's totally really really delicious
  2. You can lighten it up as much as you please (fat free tortillas, non fat sour cream, of Greek yogurt , fat free cheese etc)
  3. It's inexpensive, and most of the ingredients are already in your house
  4. You can eat it more than once (for my family of two this meal can be lunch and dinner for a couple of days)
  5. It's not filled with mystery ingredients
  6. You don't have to guess at the serving size it's on enchilada (built in portion control)
10 soft taco shells (any variety you choose)
4 cups cooked, shredded chicken
2 cups shredded cheese
3 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
2 cups chicken broth
 (I use low sodium and poach my chicken in it before hand)
1 Clove of Minced Garlic
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt and Pepper
1 cup sour cream (I use light)
2 teaspoon Onion Powder
2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1.5  teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon of lime juice
1 Finely Chopped Jalapenos Seeded (keep the seeds if you like spice)
How to make it:

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 pan.
In a medium size bowl mix – chicken, 1 cup of cheese, garlic – roll mixture into tortillas and place into pan.
In a sauce pan – melt the butter and stir in corn starch and cook for one minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Keep over heat until it bubbles and becomes thick. Stir in sour cream, chopped Jalapenos, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, lime, salt and pepper. Do not let it boil.
Pour mixture over enchiladas and top with the last cup of cheese.
Bake for 25 min  – You will want to make sure the cheese has browned.
Nutrition info per enchilada: 343 calories, 15g fat 374g sodium 27g carbs 1g fiber 25g protein

Additional Information: 

Do NOT skip the cornstarch it's a totally necessary ingredient and you will be sorry if you skip it!!

I prefer to eat this with nothing more than a nice side salad as it's got everything else that I need to make it a great meal option.   I like to keep my dinners to no more than 400-500 calories depending. My husband eats about double the calories so he might eat 2 enchiladas, or add a side of rice to make his calories higher.

I find that the tortilla shells I use from Trader Joe's are a bit too big to stuff 10 enchiladas into one pan so I break it up and do one big on and smaller one which makes freezing some to go easier. 
You can individually package and freeze these for your own DIY frozen meals and serve with a size of rice.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What's this about?

I know I know two post in one day, but it's my blog so I can do what I want with it!

I've decided to add some order to the chaos...can't say I'll always follow the plan but....

We're going to have:

Makeup Mondays: hair, nails, makeup tricks, products I love etc. 

Tasty/Thirsty Tuesday- recipes!! Things I love to make, and drink but (hopefully) healthier versions of them all!!

Weigh In/Workout Wednesdays. These will be the days I post how I'm doing, what I'm doing on my current workout regimen. I mean this is after all about fitness!!

Tips for Thursday: any tips I've tried and liked or gotten off pinterest whether is be, the best way to do cat eyeliner, or how to get the bathroom ring from coming back. Decorating stuff too !

Fashion Fridays: My outfits, designers I love, places to find great clothes, jewelry etc!! 

Wildout Weekends- Free for all whatever I wanna post I can and will!! hahaha be prepared!

I have realized is time for a new progress photo so I promise to take a new photo and get new measurements and body fat percentages done to see where I am.  I hope you'll enjoy yourselves. Also check out my other pages!! One is shakeology recipes!! The other is pinterest stuff, arts and craft etc that I have done. 

Lastly Tomorrow is an exciting day!! I've just ordered some new beachbody products that I'll be reviewing for you all!! Get ready!!

On the journey!!

 I'm still on my fitness journey...and I've finally broken through a plateau that's been plaguing me for a while.
I've been trying so many things I dunno what was the catalyst that got it started so I'll just keep trying everything as long as it works then switch to something new.

The plateau I'm talking about? I dropped about 8lb. that's a big deal for me. The only time I've been this skinny I was sucking down 800-1,000k of GM food (if you can call it food) and paying about $300-400 to do it. This program was called Medifast and honestly I won't say too much bad about it cause it did help me lost 30lbs. I know some people loved it and it works great, but after a time I just couldn't do it anymore. I wanted to eat real food again.

So lately I've been working out a lot, and have become a total Beachbody convert!! I've been doing Turbo Fire which is amazing and did really great things for me!!

and just switched to RevAbs. I switched to this one so hubby and I could workout together cause the TF choreography is a bit too much for him!!

I've been eating about 1300 calories (on purpose, as allowed by my meal plan) but making sure my macros are great, and upping my protein. My general rule of thumb is that I like to eat at least 1 gram of protein per pound of muscle plus a little extra. I am a huge fan of adding muscle and burning fat. I have a more athletic build and will not be able to be 115lb...what I'll be instead is 155lb, wearing a size 6 with 135lb of muscle...this it totally possible!! 

Currently I am extremely sore from all those dumbbell lunges so I will be making a date with my foam roller tonight! I love to hate that thing. It hurts but it really helps!! Rumble rollers come in two sizes one that fits great in a suitcase at just 12" and a full size one of 30"

On a random side note I thought I would bring up an eyeliner that has made its way into my life and I'm totally in love with. Eyeko skinny liner.I got this little gem from my Birchbox order this month...I'll write more about Birchbox another time!!

 This liner has a felt tip pen applicator that I love cause it doesn't have any little hairs to get separated and mess up your whole look. It makes the whole cat eye look a breeze and comes in some really great colors.

 This has to be some of the best liner I've encouraged and I really like makeup and I love to test out new stuff. I like it more than my Kat VonD Tattoo liner!! 

Kat VonD still have a place in my heart for the fact that is has 3 different tips for different liner looks which is great if you are makeup challenged or just being lazy!!