What we ate

Well I kinda love...kinda hate pintrest. (This is a different story for another time )But one thing I do LOVE is the food ideas! Here are few recipes I have tried lately and we have loved. 


Slow cooked shredded chicken with corn, tomatoes and black beans. Prepare the night before and turn your crock pot on in the morning for an easy weeknight meal. Low fat and low in points. Serve over rice with chopped scallions, fresh cilantro, fat free sour cream and reduced fat cheddar.

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken 
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 servings  Size: 1 cup • Old Points: 3 pts  Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 190 • Fat: 1.5 g • Fiber: 5.6 g • Carbs: 23.1 g • Protein: 21 g 

  • 24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast
  • 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies (aka rotel)
  • 15 oz can black beans
  • 8 oz frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (you can also use the frozen cubes from trader Joe's a great alternative to fresh) 
  • 14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
  • 3 scallions, chopped (I had a white onion so I used that instead I used about 1/4 of it) 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • salt to taste
Combine chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crock pot. Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Adjust salt and seasoning. Serve over rice (extra pts).
For the original blog post that shares this recipe go HERE

And then we served it over this


Chipotle's "Skinny" Cilantro Lime Rice
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes 
Servings: 4  Size: 3/4 cup  Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 201.0 • Fat: 3.4 • Carbs: 37.4 • Fiber: 0 • Protein: 4.0 g

  • 1 cup extra long grain rice or basmati rice
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil

In a small heavy pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low andcover about 15 minutes. Shut off flame and keep covered an additional 5 minute.

In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.
HERE is the original rice blog post  (It really does taste like chipolte!)

With these Jalapeno Poppers

You will need a can of Pillsbury Crescent dough, cream cheese, 2-3 fresh jalapeños, and bacon (if you want... I always want bacon.) Oven pre-heated to 350 degrees F. 

Chop the jalapeños into small pieces. Clean out the seeds. Don't stick your fingers in your eyes or mouth for the rest of the day.

Cut the bacon into pieces and then cook it up. I usually cut it up first cuz then you have nice, neat pieces and it doesn't get too crumbly. Just watch it so it doesn't burn. Unless you like burnt bacon. But that's weird.

Roll out your dough. It's perforated into triangles, but I cut each triangle in half with a pizza cutter and do one popper on each half. Does that make sense? Sorry I didn't take pictures of that part. You can do it without cutting the crescents in half, and they'll just be a little bigger than bite size. 

Layer a small dollop of cream cheese, a piece or two of jalapeño, and bacon. 

Bring the corners of the dough together and twist them together at the top. Press the edges of the dough together so the insides don't gush out.

Bake 10-15 minutes at 350 and munch away! 

go HERE for the original blog post of this recipe

Can I get a collective YUM??? 
Everything was so good & easy. I had all the stuff to make the chicken santa fe on hand and it was super easy to prep in the AM for a delish meal in the PM (I didn't even de-thaw my frozen chicken breast- just added them to the crock pot frozen) 
Cook away!
Love, La


  1. maybe it wasn't a yum, but eric gave it a "mmm jalepeno poppers...*gasp* in CRESCENT rolls! that's amazing!" and then he sneezed. but I don't think that part was a commentary on the post. :) I, for one, was more drawn to the chipotle-style rice (a pregnancy craving of mine). yumma.

  2. I have not told Matt yet about the jalapeno poppers because once I do he will want to make them immediately. thanks for sharing some fun new things to try. Miss seeing you guys

  3. So yeah, your blog looks so super professional! I LOVE IT! And I am going to raid my pantry for the ingredients to make this recipe because super delicious! MM, I want to eat it now. Hope you are having a good day!


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