I hope everyone had a Wonderful Holiday! I know my family and I did. 2016 will be a wonderful year I just know it!
Last year this time I had know idea about Low Carb High Fat living and all the Health Benefits that can be achieved.
Low Carb Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
Its getting chilly hear in the South this is a fantastic recipe to warm your soul, I found the original recipe on Peace, Love and Low Carb I tweaked alittle for my family’s taste. But I would like to thank Peace-Love and Low Carb for this recipe. 🙂
1 Crock Pot family Size (If you don’t have a Crock you can make on Stove top).
1 pack skinless Chicken Breast about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs
2 Cups Chicken Stock lower sodium
1 Cup beef Stock lower sodium
14.5 can organic diced tomatoes
2 Cups sliced Mushrooms
2 Cloves of chopped diced Garlic. (I had to use my backup minced, I was actually out of fresh 😦 oh no!)
1 Onion diced
1 Green Bell Pepper Chopped Diced
1 Orange Pepper Chopped Diced
1 Red Bell Pepper chopped Diced
4 Heaping Tablespoons of Fajita or Taco Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Pepper
Salt to taste. If needed.
First lets Wash and Trim our Chicken Breast. Set Crock pot on 6 hr. low setting. Lets get our Vegis. washed and Diced. Place Chicken Breast in Crock pot and Cover with Diced Tomatoes.
Now lets add the remaining ingredients.
Chicken Broth and Garlic Salt and Ground Back Pepper stir in Broth for full flavor.
Mix Fajita Spice into Beef Broth and Add to Crock.
Your Crock pot should look like This :
Put lid on and cook for about 5 hrs. then REMOVE chicken and Shred. Works better for me Removing Chicken but if you want you can do it in Crock.
Return to Crock and Cook for an Additional Hour.
Serve with Pepper jack cheese and Cheddar…YUM!
I Really Hope You Guys Enjoy This Wonderful Heart Warming Dish.
Once again I would Love to thank : peaceloveandlowcarb.com
After all the Diets and Weight Loss programs I have tried, and failed. Not from not loosing weight, but failed as to not seeing the full effects of Better Health and Feeling of Success in weight loss. All ended in Gaining back All or Part of my weight back and giving up.
But Do to the Health issues I had, I needed to find something that was RIGHT, so what was it. I researched Low Carb and from all the testimonials I’ve read and the results I have heard from the Low Carb lifestyle, I thought I would give this one a fare chance as well.
As I have told you before in previous Post, I was in poor Health, But the big picture was much worse than previously described. Symptoms:
*Female issues (Hormonal, and Fibroid s)
*High Blood Pressure
*Not sleeping through the night
*Severe Acid Re-flux
Going to the Doctor I was diagnosed with Onset of diabetes, Fibromyalgia, beginning of Rheumatoid Arthritis, One Doctor even told me I may have Lupus. Lupus, OMG I was falling apart. The list goes on and on, not to mention they tested my Thyroid every time I had an issue. So I tried to take the medication I ws prescibed, tried to do what I was told and still No Relief.
That being said, I decided to just take one step at a time and start with helping the Pre Diabetes to STOP. So I took it upon myself to change my eating, Low Carb. I had no Idea, that after starting this program in May of this year that I would be were I am now. Today, I have No symptoms of any of the above problems. I do still take my Blood Pressure medications, that my friends is alot better as well. hopefully in a few more months I can resolve that as well.
I really believe being a YO YO dieter is the cause of alot of my formal Health issues with my Metabolism. This lead me to research Metabolic Syndrome.
Many people do not realize that they are insulin deficient and may have Metabolic Syndrome, changing your diet and sticking to it may change everything, What is Metabolic Syndrome, well the definition is simple:
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Having just one of these conditions doesn’t mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your risk of serious disease. If more than one of these conditions occur in combination, your risk is even greater.
If you have metabolic syndrome or any of the components of metabolic syndrome, aggressive lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.
For ME, it was the High Blood Pressure, Pre diabetes and weight around my middle. The weight around my middle would Never decrease when I lost weight with other diet programs, I chalked it up to the fact I did not exercise enough, so adding exercise it was still there. So I gave myself the excuse of being over 40 was the culprit. Little did I know it was the way my body was now taking all the Carbs I was eating and turning them into Unhealthy Fat.
So whats going on now with my waistline and my weight, well. I’m not loosing Muscle but I am loosing the Fat around my middle, example, well when I first started my Wii (love my Wii Fit) said my BMI was 29.4 that was back in May. Today its the 3rd. of September and my Happy little Wii Helper said my BMI is now 24.1 ,A healthy BMI for a person of my size is 22. So guys, I think this is good. I’m 11 lbs away from my goal and 2 away from Healthy BMI.
It may not happen overnight, But it will happen, just the simple, easy way of just changing what you Eat.