Healthy Crockpot Chicken Burrito Bowls

It’s recipe time ya’ll! Food is one of my passions. Seriously. I love to eat and love to cook! I especially like to create new and healthy recipes to enjoy. This week I have a new recipe planned every day, so I will be sure to share them all with you.

Last night’s dinner was super quick and easy, thanks to my trusty crockpot.

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These crockpot burrito bowls taste naughty but are super healthy! And it is the easiest recipe ever, probably made with all ingredients you already have in your cupboard!

Crockpot Chicken Burrito Bowls

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Time: prep 10 minutes & cook 3-6 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS

  • 2lbs chicken breast
  • 14.1oz can low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 can low sodium black beans
  • 1 can no salt added corn
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • taco seasoning
  • sour cream or plain greek yogurt (optional)
  • cilantro (optional)
  • cheese (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add chicken,  broth, water, beans, rice, corn, tomatoes, and seasonings to crockpot. I also added garlic and onion powder.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Meal is done when chicken and rice are fully cooked.
  3. Divide into bowls and top with sour cream, cilantro, and cheese.
  4. ENJOY!

Six weeks and counting…

After a little hiatus from blogging I am BACK baby! I am now 6 weeks out from my show. I am in the nitty gritty of this prep now and shit is getting hard. My hormones are going a little crazy, I am more emotional than normal, I am tired all the time, and I am starting to miss little things like making dinner and not having to track every bite. But I am still just as motivated to kill this show as ever. But with that being said, I wanted to talk today about some of the hard shit that comes along with prep…from my point of view.

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This last week has been a bit hard on me. I haven’t been too emotional about my progress so far but that all changed the past few days. I had my check in with my coach on Sunday and I was not feeling great. I felt bloated. I didn’t think I looked good. I didn’t even want to take my progress pictures because I knew I would not like the way I looked. I let my mind and my anxiety take over.

I even got to the point that I told my mom I wasn’t sure if I could keep going. Maybe I should just back out of the show. But then I thought to myself, when have I ever been one to quit just because something was hard. That is not me. So I went to the gym, watched some YouTube vlogs from competitors I admire, pulled my hat down low, and killed my workout. I even hit my newest PR for squats and managed to get 200lbs for 3 reps!

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But things get hard. I struggle with my mental health (anxiety, depression, OCD). Prep can be lonely and it can and WILL be hard. You have to dig down to the deepest parts of yourself and really give it every last ounce of energy you have.

But I KNOW that it will be worth it. I know that when I walk up on that stage, all the doubts and sadness and struggles and hard times will seem like nothing. I know that I will be so proud of myself for the weeks and months of hard work I put into this.

Remember that you are not alone. You are strong. You CAN do this. Anything you want, you can achieve. I am about to make these last six weeks of prep my bitch!

That was a lot of food…

So today was my second and last high carb day for the week. It was great. And I loved it. But holy shit, that was a LOT of food to eat. I have been pretty bloated today (TMI?) from all the extra carbs, but it is nice to feel full.

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Started Sunday (my first high carb day) with 2 servings of Kodiak Cake Protein Pancakes topped with an over easy runny-yolk egg peanut butter, and sugar free maple syrup. It was heavenly. The sweet and salty combo gets me every time.

It was a pretty relaxed Sunday. Went to the gym, had a great leg day, did some chores around the house. The puppies always like to hang out with us outside.

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Ryan listed his Honda crf450 that he has had for a long time. Last year he also bought a little Honda ct110 for super cheap. It needed a little bit of work so we put in some time and she looks brand new. We listed that bad boy as well so hopefully we get some hits on both bikes.

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The plan is to sell the 110, then take the money and use it to buy me a REAL dirtbike. For those of you that know me that is probably a scary thought. I am known for being a bit clumsy, so the thought of me on a dirtbike is kind of funny. But I love adrenaline sports, and Ryan is a dirtbike maniac, so I think I will be just fine.

Today was a pretty slow day work wise. Just had my normal clientele. But starting tomorrow, my next three days are going to be jam packed. One of the other trainers is out of town so I am picking up a lot of her clients. That mixed with meetings every day. It is going to be a long, but rewarding week. And staying so busy means that time will fly by. I like being busy. I do well when I am busy. I prefer it. So here is to 3 days of 12 hour work days!

We spent our night eating a delicious dinner and hanging out with some crazy pups. A nice relaxing way to end Monday.

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Sunny and sixty-five…

It was a BEAUTIFUL day! I feel like this was the first real day of spring.

I have to say that this was one of the best days I have had in a long time. My day started at work, which is not a normal Saturday for me. I led a “Golf Conditioning Workshop” and truly enjoyed the company of these people. Those of you who believe that golf is not a “real” sport…get outta here. So we worked on proper warm ups for the sport, did a sport specific training program, and then went over proper stretching and cool downs as well as injury prevention tips for golf.

After the workshop I got my cardio in. Did 20 minutes of HIIT and then just a good 15 minutes of easy steady state. I really enjoy cardio when I don’t feel rushed and just get to go at my own pace.

To get some more steps in, I took my girls down to the river.

The water is SO crazy high right no ya’ll. Normally at this very spot, there is a beach and you can walk out a lot further. Not todayyyyy. Thankfully these two pups were so well behaved. I always get nervous when we are right by the trail, I don’t want them chasing after a bike or going and jumping on a kid to say hi. But they were plenty entertained with their swimming and chasing each other and fetching sticks.

So whenever we go to the river, we usually take Ryan’s like 1977 Honda CVCC. The pups get all wet and stinky so we don’t want them in our nice cars. This is the only stick shift I have ever driven, so I thought “I don’t need Ryan, I will take the Honda with the puppies on my own” (since Ryan is out of town). So we hopped in and headed down to the river. I did GREAT!!! And I only killed it in the middle of an intersection twice hahhahah!!

After they went swimming we went for a run/walk to calm them down and dry them off a bit. Their favorite part is rolling and running on the grassy hill at the end of our river trip.

I am so excited for my high carb day tomorrow. I am actually dreaming about pancakes with runny yolk over easy eggs on top and maple syrup…….holy moly guys. But it is 7pm and I have already eaten my macros for the day so I am just sitting here, chugging my water trying to not think too much about food.

Practiced posing tonight and I have to be honest and say that I am starting to feel pretty good about it! Since it is competition season I have been watching tons of girls videos and it is getting me so dang pumped! I cannot wait to experience the thrill of show day. Even if I don’t place, which in all truth I am not expecting to, I cannot wait to enjoy the company of other competitors, get all tanned and glammed up, and strut all my hard work on that stage. It is going to be amazing…….

First low carb day…

Today was my first low carb day on my carb cycle. And when I say low carb, I mean looooowwww carb. Thankfully it is just for two days and then…

~BAM~

…I get two super high carb days! I am already dreaming about the pancakes and froyo and waffles…oh my!

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Look at that peanut butter ya’ll…………

Since I cannot make any treats for myself right now (since I will literally inhale them all…just safer to stay away) I made some cute little treats for my pups. I found this new Instagram page called @iamumjee and it is literally just a lady who posts videos of her dog eating adorable pup-friendly treats she makes him. And then I decided my puppies needed to be that spoiled!

All it took was 1/4C cottage cheese & 3TBS coconut flour mixed until a thick dough like substance. Then I rolled that into balls and rolled it in unsweetened coconut flakes. And topped it all off with a quartered strawberry. They LOVED them. And they are super healthy and doggo friendly. Win Win!

Ok so back to low carb day. I am not gonna lie, I am tired. People who try to eat “no carbs” are crazy and I have no idea how they function. Thank goodness it is the weekend and so I don’t have to use my brain TOO much. Cause let me tell you, it ain’t working at 100% that’s for sure. I did manage to get in a killer biceps & triceps workout with Ryan this morning (the pump was real ya’ll). We did day 3 of Kris Gethin’s “Kaged Muscle: 8 Week Hardcore Trainer” and boy was it hardcore.

Full disclosure, this picture was from back day yesterday but the arm pump was real then too!

Ryan headed off to go snowdercycling for the weekend (aka ride his Timbersled with some buddies) so I am a single mom for a few days. Single mom to two fur babies for those of you who do not know. I think he just tried to escape during low carb time for fear of my being hangry…so far so good though.

I got to end my night watching this beautiful sunset while attending some webinars and doing some online social media work for the gym. Not a bad end to the day.

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