Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

What I love about this jack-o’-lantern stuffed peppers recipe is that it’s a festive twist on a savory dish that lets my family enjoy the holiday with a little less sugar. They’re a fun Halloween treat to prepare for your kids and something you can feel great about them digging into! The fun part is in carving the bell peppers, which act as edible jack-o’-lanterns. 

4 Orange Bell Peppers (sliced off tops & save, seeds removed)  
2 tsp olive oil 1 onion chopped  
2 cloves garlic chopped  
1 lb chicken breast cut into 3/4 pieces  
1 tsp chili powder  
1 tsp ground cumin dash of sea salt and pepper  
1 cup tomato sauce (homemade or jar) *I make homemade "sauce" 2 cups cooked quinoa  
1 cup black beans rinsed  
1 cup frozen corn  
5 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 tbsp lime juice  
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Hot Pepper Sauce (optional, but DELICIOUS!!!)

 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Carve your pumpkin face :)
3. Place bell peppers in a large baking dish, set aside
4. Heat olive oil in large skillet
5. Add onion and cook until tender
6. Add garlic and stir
7. Add chicken, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink

8. Add tomato sauce, quinoa, beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice. Reduce heat to medium heat and cook for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
9. Scoop chicken mixture to each pepper.  Top with additional sauce (optional)
10. Cover with foil.
11. Bake for 35 minutes.
12. Remove foil and top with cheese. Cook for 3 more minutes without foil.
13. Serve warm and sprinkle with Hot Sauce

14. Place the pumpkin's head on top!

Dance Fitness w/ Misty....Janet Jackson!

Cardio Dance W/ Misty

What an incredible class we had. The room was crowded and the music was pumping Janet Jackson!! This routine was definitely a calorie burner. You were definitely dripping calories when you walked out of the dance studio. Check out routine I choreographed with music by Janet Jackson featuring Missy Elliott!!

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

2 1-lb Pork Tenderloins
1 bag frozen pineapple
1 red bell pepper

1 yellow bell pepper
4 TBSP balsamic vinegar
4 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1 TBSP chili powder
2 TSP black pepper
2 TSP garlic powder
Add to the crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve over brown rice and top with soy sauce! (optional)

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal


Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 15 mins

Serves: 8 servings
1 tablespoon Butter, softened
2 cups Steel Cut Oats
1 can (15 ounces) Pumpkin Puree
3½ cups Water
3½ cups Whole Milk
¼ cup Maple Syrup
¼ cup Coconut Palm Sugar
1½ teaspoons Vanilla
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
½ teaspoon Real Salt

Grease the inside of a crockpot with the softened butter.
Add remaining ingredients to the crockpot and whisk together until well combined.
Cover with the lid and cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve with toppings such as chopped pecans, sliced bananas, dried cranberries, diced apple.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Clean Eat Slowcooker Sloppy Joes for dinner. They have carrots and zuchini inside which gives it extra flavor!! My kids absolutely love it and so easy to make!! Great as leftovers too!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours 20 minutes
2 lbs of Lean Ground Turkey
2/3 Cup Baby Carrots
1 Small Yellow Onion
2 Small Zucchini
2 1/2 cups Ketchup
1/2 tbsp Mustard, dried
1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup Maple syrup
1 tbsp Chili powder
1 Salt & pepper
Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
Turn on Crockpot to high and set aside. In a large skillet the, brown ground turkey over medium heat. 
While meat is browning, grate onion, carrots and zucchini using a food processor or a cheeses grater will work. Drain well and spoon meat into warmed Crockpot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Replace pan to heat. Place veggies into the hot pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute until the water from the veggies has evaporated and are tender, about 7 minutes. 

Pour in Crockpot.Whisk all remaining ingredients in the skillet until smooth about 5 minutes, then pour in crock pot coating evenly. Cover and cook 3-4 hours on low.

Serve on whole wheat buns. Pickles on the side optional.

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chili