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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Grilled BBQ Ranch Chicken & Veggie Bowls

Grilled BBQ Ranch Chicken bowls with brown rice and sautéed brussel sprouts, corn, onion and tomato.

Happy Monday! I’m officially back into the swing of things here at Creative Life Explored. Before I left for vacation I had worked ahead to have recipes and posts planned while I was away, but when I returned I had nothing except for the Steak, Egg & White Gravy Breakfast Bowls, which was incredibly frustrating for me. I’m definitely a planner, and time management is important for me since I’m still working thee ol’ full time job (my crazy bank expects me to pay my mortgage, ya know?) 🙂

So last week I was lacking in the recipe post department, but fear not! I’ve spent the last 2 days cooking and photographing like craaaaaazy, so I’m back to being a little ahead of curve and have l-o-t-s of fun bowl meals comin’ your way.

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One Pan BBQ Chicken, Asparagus & Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodle Fries

One Pan BBQ Chicken

Okay, I’m going to be honest – I rarely make one pan meals. And whenever my food-related newsletters come through email, I think to myself – why don’t I make my life easier and  make more one pan meals? Kinda like how I don’t eat enough fruits in my diet, and there’s really no rhyme or reason for it because I like fruit.

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Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

We all have busy days; days when we don’t feel like cooking. But you don’t necessarily want to get yet another takeout pizza, and that’s where slow cookers come in handy! One of the most versatile things you can do with your slow cooker is throw some chicken or pork in, and use it in any number of meals.

These Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches are such a fun and easy way to have a delicious meal with little to no effort.

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