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Island Pork Tenderloin

Island Porl Tenderloin
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This yummy and easy pork tenderloin is perfect for a quick and easy mid week dinner. Plus, if you have leftovers, pork is always perfect for a quick and healthy stir fry.
Servings Prep Time
6 10 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
20-30 min. 5 min.
Servings Prep Time
6 10 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
20-30 min. 5 min.
Island Porl Tenderloin
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This yummy and easy pork tenderloin is perfect for a quick and easy mid week dinner. Plus, if you have leftovers, pork is always perfect for a quick and healthy stir fry.
Servings Prep Time
6 10 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
20-30 min. 5 min.
Servings Prep Time
6 10 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
20-30 min. 5 min.
Ingredients
spice rub
Glaze
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Stir rub ingredients together. Rub over meat and put in refrigerator until ready to cook.
  2. Heat oil in ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet (I used my cast iron pan.) Brown pork until golden. Don't cook through.
  3. Mix glaze ingredients. Pour over browned pork.
  4. Transfer meat to 350 degree oven and cook until desired doneness about 20 min. Let pork stand before cutting. Enjoy!
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Island Pork Tenderloin

island pork tenderloin

Healthy eaters often turn to chicken as a means of satisfying their protein needs. Don’t forget about pork – the other white meat! It’s easy to prepare and goes a long way. I made this recipe last week and it was a hit the first and second time around!

Skinny Enchilada Casserole

Skinny Enchilada Casserole
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This easy crowd pleaser is perfect for when you want to feed a crowd with what you have on hand. I always have leftover tortillas and all of these other items should be staples in any cooks kitchen.
Servings Prep Time
6 15 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 min. 5 min.
Servings Prep Time
6 15 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 min. 5 min.
Skinny Enchilada Casserole
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This easy crowd pleaser is perfect for when you want to feed a crowd with what you have on hand. I always have leftover tortillas and all of these other items should be staples in any cooks kitchen.
Servings Prep Time
6 15 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 min. 5 min.
Servings Prep Time
6 15 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 min. 5 min.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375. spray a 9x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, diced tomatoes, half of the enchilada sauce, salsa, seasoning, cream cheese, corn and black beans. Combine.
  3. pour the remaining enchilada sauce into a shallow bowl. Dip tortillas into sauce and lay on bottom of baking dish. Put some of the mixture over the sauce, spreading evenly. Repeat another layer of tortillas and then mixture. End with tortillas.
  4. Top with cheese and put into oven and bake for 30 min. or until bubbly. Enjoy!
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Skinny Enchilada Casserole

enchilada casserole

I’ve become an avid tennis player in the last year. Some would even say I’m a bit obsessed. Most of those people don’t play sports and haven’t gotten the opportunity to be part of a team and all of the fun that goes along with it. I currently play on two teams and play recreationaly with  bunch of lovely ladies that I now call friends.

Tennis is very social. And where there is social, there is food! The home team is responsible for providing a meal and drinks following the game. While this can sometimes be difficult especially during the week, it is a great opportunity to try out new casseroles and other crowd  pleasers. Being the “Fit-chick,” I always like to try to make something as healthy as it is yummy. I prepared this casserole at my last home match and I actually got an e-mail from a lady on the other team requesting that I post it. Thanks for the reminder Alyssa!

Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut lime chicken

Being a busy mom, I am constantly in search of recipes that are quick and easy, but still healthy and tasty! There is nothing I love more than make ahead marinated meals that can sit in the fridge for days if life gets in the way and thrown on the stove at the last minute for a quick and healthy meal. That is why I love this recipe! It takes 5 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook when you are ready. How is that for simple!

Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin
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Servings Prep Time
6 5 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
20 min. 10 min.
Servings Prep Time
6 5 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
20 min. 10 min.
Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin
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Servings Prep Time
6 5 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
20 min. 10 min.
Servings Prep Time
6 5 min.
Cook Time Passive Time
20 min. 10 min.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a large resealable bag, combine all spices. Place meat in bag and shake until coated. Refrigerate for at least 15 min.
  3. Coat grill with cooking spray. Grill meat for approximately 20 minutes or until done. Remove from grill and let sit before cutting into.
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Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin

chipotle pork

If you are a healthy eater like me, you probably eat a lot of lean meats (unless you are vegetarian of course.) And if you are like me, that probably includes a lot of chicken. It’s the “go to protein!” Well, I don’t know about you, but I get sick of chicken. That’s why I turn to pork or other lean meats whenever possible. Port tenderloin is lean, high in protein, easy to cook and very tasty.

While it’s easy to marinade meats, they can sometimes become tasteless or high in sugar. That’s why I often turn to a good rub. This rub is truly simple, cheap and creates a lovely crust on the meat when grilling. Plus, it packs a kick because it includes one of my all time favorite spices, Chipotle Chili powder.

Easy Spicy Chicken Thighs

Easy Spicy Chicken Thighs
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For a quick and inexpensive meal, go for chicken thighs. They are full of flavor, easy to cook and make great leftovers.
Servings Prep Time
4 5
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
4 5
Cook Time
20
Easy Spicy Chicken Thighs
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For a quick and inexpensive meal, go for chicken thighs. They are full of flavor, easy to cook and make great leftovers.
Servings Prep Time
4 5
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
4 5
Cook Time
20
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in large zip lock bag.
  2. Add chicken and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. preheat oven to 425.
  4. line pan with foil and place chicken on pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Enjoy!
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On Pot Skinny Tex Mex Casserole

One Pot Skinny Tex Mex Casserole
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This one pot wonder is great for a pot luck, large crowd or a hungry family.
Servings Prep Time
8 20
Cook Time
15 min.
Servings Prep Time
8 20
Cook Time
15 min.
One Pot Skinny Tex Mex Casserole
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This one pot wonder is great for a pot luck, large crowd or a hungry family.
Servings Prep Time
8 20
Cook Time
15 min.
Servings Prep Time
8 20
Cook Time
15 min.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray 13x9 i8nch casserole with cooking spray.
  3. In large skillet, cook onion, garlic and meat until done.
  4. Drain any liquid and return to low heat.
  5. Add remaining ingredients except cheese plus 1/2 cup of water and mix thoroughly.
  6. Pour into bottom of prepared casserole, top with cheese and cook in oven for 15 minutes until bubbly - enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from the Skinny Mom and adapted to make easier and quicker for busy moms!

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I recently got back to playing tennis and joined a women’s league to up the challenge. Little did I know that a big part of tennis is social, meaning eating and drinking. The host team brings a meal to treat the visiting team. It’s great fun, but can wreak havoc on your waistline. In an attempt to lighten things up while still bringing something that travels well and can sit until our games are complete I found a casserole that fit the bill. I originally pinned it from pinterest, but decided to tweak it a bit to make it quicker and easier. Everyone loved it and asked me to share so here it is!