Easy peasy crockpot chicken cacciatore 

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are eithe crockpot or leftover meal days in our household. Tonight was a quick, easy and healthy crockpot meal for 5

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 pounds bone-in, skinless chicken thighs and drumsticks or leg quarters
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomato
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 vadalia onion chopped
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 2 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 box whole wheat spaghetti ( or pasta of choice)

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in a crockpot
  • Cook for 6-8 hours on low 
  • Cook pasta prior to serving
  • Plate up and enjoy!

Calories: 447; Fat: 12.2 g; Carbs: 55.3g; Protein: 36.7

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Do you know the Muffin Woman?

You have probably heard of the Muffin Man who lives on Drury Lane well I present to you the Muffin Woman who lives on Healthy Road. This week is “C” week for Ari at her sitter’s so I decided to make carrot cake muffins and then my husband saw that I had bought pumpkin pure so asked for pumpkin muffins for the week.

As you all know I try my very best to make everything hearty and healthy (except for the occasional treat) that goes into my families mouths. Today I give you husband and daughter approved muffins!

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Carrot Cake Muffins: Makes 18

Ingredients: img_2541

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp clove
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp soften coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 chopped walnuts
  • unsweetened coconut for topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a small bowl mix all dry ingredients
  3. In an mixer mix together eggs, apple sauce, vanilla, maple syrup, agave, and coconut oil
  4. Slowly mix in dry ingredients
  5. Put mixer on low and add carrots, walnuts and raisins
  6. Once all ingredients are fully mixed together scoop into a muffin pan
  7. Bake for 20 minutes
Calories: 137; Fat: 4.8 g; Carbs: 16.5 g; Protein: 3.1 g

Pumpkin Muffins: Makes 18 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flourimg_2540
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp clove
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp soften coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin pure
  • 1/2 chopped walnuts
  • pepitas for topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a small bowl mix all dry ingredients
  3. In an mixer mix together eggs, apple sauce, vanilla, maple syrup, honey, and coconut oil
  4. Mix in pumpkin pure
  5. Slowly mix in dry ingredients
  6. Put mixer on low and add walnuts
  7. Once all ingredients are fully mixed together scoop into a muffin pan
  8. Bake for 20 minutes
Calories: 123; Fat: 4.9 g; Carbs: 13 g; Protein: 3 g