Lately, I’ve been trying to focus on eating real, whole foods. I’ve been reading ingredient labels more and trying to stay away from words I can’t pronounce or don’t know what they are. This stems from endless researching to figure out my digestive issues and following healthy food bloggers on Instagram.
There’s something to be said about watching portions, eating a balanced diet and blah, blah, blah, but if you’re also ingesting a bunch of weird preservatives and chemicals, what’s the point? Your body was meant to run on real food. Now if only Whole Foods was less expensive.
I would love to be a food blogger….. but I’m really impatient. Staging food photos is hard work! As you will see below, I just like to snap a pic and keep moving.
I’ve been looking into trying some Whole 30 recipes and here is my first go! Sweet tater chili in the crock pot. It couldn’t get any easier. I just picked ingredients and threw them in to cook. Grains and beans (legumes) aren’t Whole 30 approved, so sweet potato FTW. Overall, I consider it a success. It’s delicious! And will be enough to feed me lunch all week. I think next time I will add a chopped green pepper for extra color and flavor!
Now on to the recipe:
1 lb. ground chicken
2 small sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes (I like the fire roasted ones from Trader Joes)
1 1/2 c. chicken broth
2 T. chili powder
1 t. oregano
Garlic salt to taste (I just added a few shakes)
- Heat up a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan (or just spray with cooking spray, olive oil spray, avocado oil spray)
- Toss ground chicken into the pan and cook until browned all the way through and drain
- Toss all ingredients into the crock pot and stir
4. Set crock pot on low for 8 hours or high for 4. The sweet taters should be perfectly soft.
And serve! I sprinkled a little light mozzarella cheese on the top at first, but decided I didn’t like it. Lol it’s not the best food photo, but that’s not the point. The end!
This weekend I’ve been binge-listening to the new Run, Selfie, Repeat podcasts by Kelly Roberts. Check her out — I think she is AWESOME and will most likely do a post about how much I love her blog and podcast very soon! Sunday night, lemon mint candle vibes, man. Also, who is Chance the Rapper? He’s winning a lot of Grammys.