Fajitas

fajitas(Single serving)

Ingredients:

  • 21 Day Fix Smoky Southwestern Seasoning (from the 21 day fix guide book)
  • 1 chicken breast cut in to strips
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 red pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1-2 tbsp of diced tomatoes, or a little salsa
  • 1 x 10″ whole wheat tortilla bread
  • A few leaves of baby spinach
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Container values:

1 red, 1 green, 1.5 yellow, 2 tsp

Instructions:

  1. In a non-stick pan or skillet, heat up 2 tsp of olive oil over medium heat and saute the onion and red pepper for about 3 minutes, until the onion is a little soft, but still on the crunchier side. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Put the skillet back on the oven (it’s okay if there is still oil from the veggies, if the pan is dry, you may need a bit more oil to cook the chicken). Add the chicken and season with the Southwestern seasoning. Cook over medium heat, turning chicken a few times until fully cooked. Remove from heat.
  3. Lay tortilla bread flat, and put a few leaves of baby spinach, then the veggies, chicken, and top with the diced tomatoes or salsa.
  4. Fold up, and enjoy!

I didn’t put cheese in my fajita because I already used my blue container earlier in the day, but you could sprinkle cheese on top. It doesn’t need it though, the Southwestern seasoning is fantastic!

21 Day Fix – Week 1 done!

I’m happy to report that I completed the first week of the 21 day fix! There was only 1 day where wether or not I stayed on track with eating was questionable (had to pick and choose at an event, but did my best!), but I did the exercises every day.

At the moment, I don’t want to pay attention to my weight because it can fluctuate so much in a single day and I don’t want to disappoint myself. What I am paying attention to however, is how I FEEL – which I can honestly say is amazing. I’m finding that I have increased energy, I’m awake, I don’t slump in the afternoons – I just feel good. I have noticed some change in my body as well. I feel like I can physically see a difference already.

After a week, I can still say that this is a diet where I have not been left hungry. I still don’t always eat all the containers in a day, and I feel full, not stuffed. I thought cravings would be harder too, and while I’m in the presence of things that I crave (sweets), I have the control to say no.

When I first looked at the guide, I really thought I would have a hard time creating recipes, but that hasn’t been the case at all. We’ve been eating great and the food we have been cooking tastes fantastic. I’ve tried a few things out of the guide, and I particularly love the spices, but everything else so far as just been my own creations and they have worked out great. I’m waiting to receive the Fixate cookbook, and I’m excited to see what recipes will be in there.

Since I’m raving about the food, here’s a few photos of the stuff that I’ve made so far.

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This is the stir fry recipe from the guide (used white asparagus instead of green). It was delicious, served it with quinoa, and used the all purpose spice recipe.

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This was oh so good stuffed peppers. I mixed in veggies, I believe cherry tomatoes, zuchini, mushrooms and some peppers with lean ground turkey, then shredded some carrot and quinoa. Baked, then added cheese. THESE WERE AWESOME. And the leftover mixture was good for the next night’s meal.

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This was using the leftover pepper stuffing mixture. We combined it with scrambled eggs and served with a side of zucchini and portobello mushrooms.

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Also made a delicious sirloin steak, and used a little bit of reduced salt steak spice. Served it with roasted potatoes and vegetables.

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And last but not least, this morning’s breakfast was egg/feta/veggies/spinash/ham breakfast muffins.

There are lots of ideas on pinterest to start from which is what I did.

More updates to come as I head in to week 2 of the 21 day fix!