Monthly Archives: July 2016

28Jul / 2016

Apple pie for breakfast?

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image  Apple pie for breakfast? Yes, I eat that. How do I do it?  Here’s my little secret…

Have you ever just wanted to add a little oomph to your food? Maybe make your oatmeal go from boring to tasting like apple pie or a blueberry muffin? A few years back, I found a little secret that’s common among fitness fanatics. They are tiny little extract drops called Capella drops.   While I don’t use them all the time, they are a wonderful addition to things like oatmeal, protein shakes, maple syrup, and even coffee at times. There are definitely some flavors that are better than others. Just when I thought I found something magical I would taste it and it was just awful.   Since using them, I have also found that they are commonly used with bakers. A few drops added into a cake batter or muffin will entirely change the taste. They are Just over $3 each, so it’s easy to purchase many flavors and build up a small stockpile to choose from.

A few of my favorite flavors are apple pie, cinnamon blueberry crumble, pralines and cream, piña colada, and guava. There are also a few that were not terrible but definitely not favorites. I did not care for lemon meringue, waffle, and graham cracker,  but at only around $3, I don’t feel so bad if I buy one and don’t love it.  After recently checking the website, they’ve added several new flavors that I can’t wait to try. I mostly use 2 to 3 drops in my oatmeal  in the mornings, so that’s probably why some of those flavors did not work as well for me. They are calorie and sugar free, so that’s a huge win in my book.

Have you ever tried them? If you have, let me know what have been some of your favorite flavors and which ones you would not purchase again.   Check out the website! There are a lot more items than just the flavors that I was talking about. They now have ones with Stevia added, and flavorings for your water.

26Jul / 2016

Chicken and Black Bean Tacos

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16oz. Shredded chicken breast
8 (6 in.) corn tortillas
1c fat-free Greek yogurt
4 tsp chopped chipotle peppers
1 tsp lime zest
1 cup canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
1c shredded lettuce
1c salsa
2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
4 lime wedges

In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, chipotle peppers and lime zest.
Heat oven to 350 degrees and warm tortillas about 3-5 min or until soft and warm. Heat the chicken, beans and salsa together in a sauce pan until warm and bubbly. Divide the chicken and bean mixture and Greek yogurt sauce into 4 parts and serve with warm tortillas, shredded lettuce and 1 wedge of lime to squeeze over the tacos before eating!
Makes 4 servings: 2 tacos per serving

Calories: 301
Fat: 4.7g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Protein: 38g
Sodium: 730mg