Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Now that we moved to a new house, I was hoping we would be able to finally find some new takeout places to order Chinese from. Unfortunately though, it’s looking like we are in the same situation as before where we barely have any options here either! We are actually having issues with a lot of places delivering to us as our house is new so it doesn’t exist on anybody’s map yet! I had a craving some good honey chicken last week and decided to just make it at home.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

I actually first made Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken years ago and then kind of forgot about it for a while and am so glad I remembered it because it’s so simple and tasty! You have to love any recipe you can just throw into your slow cooker and walk away. And let’s be honest, takeout isn’t typically very healthy. This honey sesame chicken isn’t fried and doesn’t have too much sweetness so I feel much better about eating this!

I made regular fried rice for my husband, but I made fried cauliflower rice for me and it was perfect! I also threw in some peas, but you can certainly kick up the veggies to serve with it. Either way, this chicken is a homerun and is the perfect recipe for when you want takeout, but without all the salt and calories!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

20 Perfect Back-to-School Recipes

It’s Back-to-School time! Parents are rejoicing everywhere! The start of a new school year can be pretty chaotic and it’s not always easy to come up with meal ideas so I’ve rounded up a bunch of my favorites that are really perfect for a quick breakfast, snack, or dinner!

Breakfast/Snacks:

Baked Oatmeal Cups

Baked Oatmeal Cups – Running behind schedule? Take your oatmeal on the-go! These are totally customizable too!

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal – This oatmeal is decadent and filling! A treat for the whole family!

PB&J Muffins

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins – These moist muffins are baked with peanut butter in the batter and stuffed with jelly of your choice!

Low-Carb Egg Muffins

One-Pot Chicken, Beans, and Rice

One-Pot Chicken Beans and Rice

Easy weeknight meals are a must this time of year when the kiddos are headed back to school. And before we know it, cooler weather will start to creep in and comfort food is back on the table! Work has been so crazy for me lately. Grant season just ended and I found myself getting home and not wanting to do anything except lay on the couch and zone out. One-pot meals are the perfect compromise for nights where you are too tired to cook a big meal, but also don’t want to go out or spend money on take-out.

This One-Pot Chicken, Beans, and Rice is the perfect weeknight meal to transition to Fall and back-to-school. It’s so easy! All you have to do is brown the chicken and then you literally just throw everything else in the pot and let it cook! The rice will get nice and tender from the diced tomato liquid and chicken broth. This is such an easy dinner, but it’s also comforting and filling.

You can also add a variety of toppings. Since the seasonings in this recipe lean towards Mexican, I like to add avocado, cilantro, and even a sprinkle of cheese. This is really the perfect family meal for when you want to put in as little effort as possible!

One-Pot Chicken Beans and Rice

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles

Are you guys enjoying the Olympics? I always love when they are on and I can’t get enough gymnastics! It’s just too much fun not to watch! Even Maddie is loving gymnastics. In her own little toddler way, she dances around and jumps up and down. I think in her mind, she is doing exactly the same things as the gymnasts. She claps whenever she hears other cheering and clapping. Yeah, it’s basically the cutest thing ever, but I digress…

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles

I can never get enough zoodles in my life. They are the perfect low-carb alternative to pasta and in my opinion, it tastes just as good! I always do tomato or oil-based sauces for pasta dishes, but wanted to try a nice roasted red pepper sauce this time and it was so easy and flavorful! This recipe comes together in just about 20 minutes which makes it perfect for quick weeknight dinners. You can add chicken or fish to it as well if you want something a little more substantial, but I personally loves these noodles as is with a pile of Parmesan grated on top! Roasting your own red peppers is easy enough, but if you are looking for shortcuts, you can always use jarred roasted peppers if that is easier.

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

It’s only the beginning of August, but I’m already seeing signs of fall coming, the kiddos are headed back to school, and I’ve even started seeing some fall decor popping up in stores which I realize is kind of crazy, but it’s really not too far off! You guys know me, I personally can’t wait for a new season, but I still have a few summery recipes to share so let’s do this!

This Mango Lassi is a delicious drink that I made into a smoothie made with frozen mango, honey, yogurt, and a touch of cinnamon. A Lassi is an Indian drink made of fruit and yogurt. If you’ve never had one, I highly recommend it! This was another recipe I mixed up right before I move when I discovered a bag of frozen mango in the freezer. I think I actually prefer this drink as a smoothie with the frozen mango. I prefer the colder icier texture.

While a traditional lassi is made with plain yogurt, you can always experiment and use some fruit-flavored yogurts if desired. The amount of honey is also up to you! I added just a pinch of cinnamon to mine, but you can kick it up if you prefer!

Mango Lassi

Vegetable Lettuce Wraps

Vegetable Lettuce Wraps, Veggie, Vegetarian

You guys, it’s August! Where the heck did July go? I feel like moving basically took up the entire month. Now we have family in town and are so busy.

I made these lettuce wraps when I was trying to clean out my fridge at the old house and they were so tasty! My regular readers may already know that I love a good lettuce wrap! I’ve got a number of different versions on my blog like Honey Chipotle Chicken, Thai Peanut Chicken, and Copycat P.F. Chang’s just to name a few. I figured a good vegetarian lettuce wrap recipe was needed so here it is! These really couldn’t be easier. There’s just some chopping involved, but these don’t require much cooking time at all and then it’s time to eat!

Vegetable Lettuce Wraps, Veggie, Vegetarian

I tend to prefer my lettuce wraps to be pretty simple. I don’t like a lot of toppings, but you guys can certainly dress these guys up however you please! Cheese, salsa, cilantro, sour cream, whatever you want! You could also add in other veggies or beans if desired and can easily adjust the spices as needed. You really can’t screw these up! I’m loving these easy vegetable lettuce wraps for quick weeknight dinners!

Vegetable Lettuce Wraps, Veggie, Vegetarian