Italian BBQ Chicken and Squash Bowls

BBQ sauce and Italian dressing make a tangy sauce that is baked into chicken breasts, then placed into a bowl meal with a squash medley of zucchini, yellow squash and butternut squash.

So I’m pretty excited to say that I reached the 10 pound weightloss mark! Now, I have a long ways to go in this journey. Right now my focus is on losing weight, then I’ll switch my focus to getting stronger, but I have to say it was great to step on the scale and see double digits!

But, it hasn’t been that easy…

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Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs and Red Potato Bowls

Chicken thighs are seasoned with a medley of herbs and spices, then topped with 10 cloves of garlic and lemon over a bed of red potatoes for an easy, delicious, bowl meal you can set and forget.

Sometimes, you just need a great slow cooker go-to meal. Something you can throw together quickly on those busy days and have ready for you when you’re done running around and you’re ready to eat. Or hell, sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking. And that’s okay. Because that’s where an awesome slow cooker meal, like these Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs and Red Potato Bowls come in.

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Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Bowls

Loaded with carrots, celery, onion, cauliflower and broccoli these healthy chicken pot pie bowls are not only healthy, but they allow you to put everything in your slow cooker on those busy days.

Have you ever had a dish that you knew was probably easy, but for some reason you were intimated to make it? The first dish that comes to my mind that intimidates me is Shepherd’s Pie. Random fact, I’ve never actually even had shepherd’s pie. My parents never made it when I was growing up, it’s not something you can commonly order from a restaurant menu, and when I look at recipe for one I just get overwhelmed. The second dish? Chicken Pot Pie.

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Chicken and Butternut Squash Bowls with Garlic Mushroom Sauce

Roasted butternut squash and chicken bowl meals with garlic mushrooms in a white wine sauce

Happy 2017! I’m FINALLY back with a new recipe and I shared my 2017 goals with you last Friday, but I didn’t really explain my mysterious disappearance over the last few weeks of the year (unless you followed my IG!). Okay okay, so “mysterious” is probably a bit of an embellishment. It’s making me sound way cooler than I am; as if I went on some exotic vacation or adventure, when I didn’t.

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