Lunch / Dinner

Healthy Mexican Crockpot

I don’t mean to insult the Mexican cuisine by naming this a Mexican Crockpot. I realize it’s a very Americanized version of calling something Mexican. So yes this is an American calling their food Mexican but I thought it described the dish best so please don’t be insulted 🙂

Making lunches for the whole work week is a hassle. To make it easier on myself I usually make a big crockpot to use as my lunches for the week. Sure by the 4th or 5th day you may get sick of it, but that’s a great day to pick something up or go out to lunch. Only  buying lunch once a week… not bad for a tight budget & healthy life-style!

This recipe is very easy. Use it solely as a guideline. Remove any veggies, spices or grains you don’t like & add any in that you do! For example I’ve made similar crockpots adding quinoa & zucchini & using enchilada sauce instead of salsa.

Healthy Mexican Crockpot

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 1/2 c corn (I used a bag of frozen organic corn)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 5 c sweet potato chunks (I also took the easy way out here using a bag of pre-chopped organic sweet potato)
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 c nutritional yeast/nooch
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 c salsa
  • 3/4 c veggie broth

Toppings:

  • Avocado slices
  • Cilantro
  • Tomato

Directions

  1. Simply add all ingredients (except your toppings) to a crockpot.
  2. Stir & cook on high heat for 3 hours.
  3. Enjoy right away or use crockpot as a food prep. Top with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Make sure to try & fit some time in your day for exercise. Fuel your body right, exercise it & remember to be good to your head space.

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Lunch / Dinner

Lentil BBQ Sandwich (w/ homemade clean BBQ sauce)

Craving something hearty, smokey & delicious but want to eat clean & fuel your body right?!?!! Here you go 🙂

Lentil BBQ Sandwich (w/ homemade clean BBQ sauce)

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Clean BBQ Sauce:

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c organic tomato paste
  • 1/2 c water
  • 3 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 T molasses
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne

Directions

  1. Mix all spices in a bowl & set aside.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to a small sauce pan.
  3. Bring to a boil, add your spices & stir until everything is combined.
  4. Reduce heat to low & simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Will keep in the fridge for about a week.

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Lentil BBQ Sandwhich:

Ingredients

  • 1 c green lentils, rinsed
  • 2 c water
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 2 c grated carrot
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 c of your homemade clean BBQ sauce

Directions

  1. Cook your lentils according to instructions on the package.
  2. When the lentils are almost done heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add your onion & saute until slightly browned.
  4. Add your cooked lentils along with the rest of the ingredients to the skillet.
  5. Cook mixture for about 10 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Serve lentil BBQ mixture on a sprouted whole grain toasted bun. I added some brown spicy mustard & lettuce as well. Enjoy!

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