Chicken Fajita Fiesta Bowl

So, I had originally planned on making a chicken taco soup of sorts with the ingredients I bought, but changed plans last minute.  Boy, am I glad I did!  This turned out sooo yummy and totally hit the spot!  Definitely a win in my book!  (and now hopefully in yours).
P.S. If you are on 5&1 or Keto, skip the corn and beans

Ingredients
- 4 Chicken breasts
- 2 Green bell peppers
- 1 Head of Cauliflower
- Fajita seasoning (I used the Medifast mix, but you can use another packet if your heart so desires)
- 1/4 c. lime juice
- 1/4 c. water
- 2 Tbsp. olive or canola oil
- 1/4 c. cilantro + however much you want for garnish
- Shredded cheese
- Black beans (drained) (optional - off plan if you are on 5&1)
- Corn (drained) (optional - off plan if you are on 5&1)
- Half of a small onion (optional - off plan if you are on 5&1)


Directions
1. Cook chicken breasts.  I'm in love with cooking chicken with my steamer.  Hello easy!!  Throw 'em in frozen and steam for 40 minutes.  Done!  Nice and juicy and nooooo having to check on it until it's done.  Buuuut, if you don't have a steamer, you can just slice it and cook it in a fry pan, or bbq, bake, or whatever your chicken cooking preference may be.

2.  Chop the cauliflower into florets.  Add to a blender (love my Ninja!).  Blend to tiny bits...  aaaand Cauliflower rice!  Put it into a microwaveable bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Microwave for 5 min.  Let sit for 5 min.  Check how tender the cauliflower is.  If needed microwave an additional 5 min.

3. While your chicken is cooking, slice the peppers and onion into thin slices and add to deep frying pan.  Saute for 3-4 min. in oil.

4.  Slice cooked chicken into thin strips and add to peppers and onion.

5.  Mix lime juice, water, and fajita seasoning.  Add to chicken and peppers.  Add cilantro.
6.  Cook until the peppers are tender to your liking (~5 min).


To prepare your single serving fiesta bowl:
In a bowl, add your cauliflower rice (about a cup), a quarter of the chicken/pepper mixture, a bit of shredded cheese, a small spoonful of corn (optional), a small spoonful of beans (optional), and as much cilantro as your heart desires.  Eat up the deliciousness!
Each bowl is approximately 1 Lean & Green serving (no corn, beans, or onions for 5&1)




It's Time!

Guys & Gals!  I've been on plan now for 3.5 months!  Go me! haha.  I'm down 23 lbs. (can I get a woot woot!) and feeling great!  BUT I've still got some healthy habits to work on.  The two biggies that I haven't quite addressed has been my activity level and my diet coke addiction (yes, I'm definitely an addict).


SOOOO... It's time.  It's time to challenge myself some more.

And this is where you all come in...I need accountability.

Now that I've got my nutrition and binging under control, I'm ready to commit to take on getting back into my groove of working out.  Literally.  Exercise doesn't have to just be running (which is totally great if that is your groove).  My groove preference is definitely Zumba -- SO FUN!  But I digress... I'm taking on my activity (which in turn ends up helping the lovely coke addiction because, well, I feel like poop when I workout and drink soda.)  May is going to be my month for getting back my Zumba groove thang!  Why am I telling you?  Honestly, because in some weird way I feel a sense of accountability.  :)  And for me, accountability is so key to my success.

My goal:  

(scary to put it out there because it means I have to do it...which I guess is the point, right?! ha!)

  • Workout 15 days during the month of May
    • This can be a variety of things...
      • Videos - Bring on the classics!  TurboJam, ChaleneExtreme, HipHop Abs (oh yeah!)
      • YouTube - did you know there are a ton of amazing FREE! workouts on YouTube?!  I love creating my own workout playlists with Zumba/Dance choreography or toning videos.  Great stuff!
      • Running - gonna get out and run with the little man
    • Basically I just need to get my butt movin!!
Welp, I put it out there!!  
I've procrastinated enough!  

I'll be updating this post throughout May with what I actually do along the way.  
(Again, accountability! ha!)  

If you wanna join in on the accountability fun...post your goals and update it in the comments!

Aaaand, that's it.  

I'm ready!
Let's do this!


Day 1 - Treadmill & 5 min abs :)
Day 2 - 1 Hr. bike ride & 3 min abs
Day 3 - Treadmill & 6 min abs
Day 4 - Treadmill (1 mi) & 5 min abs
Day 5 - Dance Fitness with Sarah Placencia & 5 min abs
Day 6 - 5 min abs & 5 min legs
Day 7 - 15 min yoga & 3 min abs
Day 8 - Hiked to the amazing Timpanogos Cave
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Day 14
Day 15