Facebook Foodie

We’ve all seen them – recipes that that make your mouth water as you scroll through the Facebook feed at any hour of the day or night – but are these tasty treats as good at home as they look on screen? I’ve tried a few for you and can give you the run down on changes I made and whether they were a hit or a miss.

***For full recipes please click recipe names to go straight to the source***

Fajita Quinoa Bowls

This one from Two Peas and Their Pod looked amazing – it really had everything I want in a meal so I had high hopes.

I served it on a plate which allowed me to pick and choose how the flavours came together – I’m weird – I know. The only things I changed from the recipe is that I added some cut boneless, skinless chicken breast to the veggies for more protein and instead of the Taco seasoning from Old El Paso I used the Southwest Seasoning from the 21 Day Fix meal plan. (Far less sodium that way).  It was DELICIOUS – this meal made it into the permanent rotation here at our place right away and isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS!

          Verdict – Facebook foodie WIN

Eazy Peazy Mealz – Italian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

I HATE doing dishes, therefore I ❤️ one pan/one pot meals. That made trying this recipe that uses only one sheet pan to cook up to 4, count ’em FOUR, meals a MUST. I tried this one last week and stuck to the recipe completely (with the exception of adding some asparagus I hand on hand to the veggie mix). The only other change I made was to choose not to serve it with any other side – this goes back to the hating dishes thing. This meant we got only 3 servings instead of four but no carbs – I was saving that for my evening glass of vino. Both Husband & I really liked it and not only will I make it again I will try some other spice/meat/veggie combinations to make it differently over and over again.

           Verdict – Facebook foodie WIN

Autumn Calabrese’ 21 Day Fix Approved Mini Egg Cups

For those of you that know me well I drink Shakeology religiously every, single, morning. Why? I like it – it tastes great, it’s SUPER easy to make (like less than a minute from start to face stuffing), and it keeps me full until lunch. BUT some days I need that amazingly tasty treat for lunch to keep my day on track so that leaves me in the lurch for breakfast. As much I love eating breakfast foods I’m not so keen on making them in the morning – insert the PERFECT fix – mini egg muffin cups. I made them as directed but as per usual I added a few veggies I had on hand that needed to be used up  – mushrooms and green pepper – plus a few pieces of cooked ham I had leftover from Sunday dinner – waste not, want not right? The recipe makes 12 muffin cups – you get 2 as a portion on the 21 day fix plan and they were fantastic – not to mention that Beast, Savage & Husband all loved them too (the kids got one egg cup each that I put on top of a toasted English muffin for the win). Easy, tasty and fits my 21 Day Fix eating plan – SCORES!

          Verdict – Facebook foodie WIN

Zucchini Pizza Bake – The Comfort of Cooking

I love pizza – maybe even more than cheesburgers (I’ve never had to go without either for too long so I can’t be sure which would break me if I was denied) – so when I was trying to ‘be good’ and stay on plan the Zucchini Pizza bake piqued my interest – satisfy the craving and keep the weight off? What could go wrong?

I followed this recipe to the letter – I didn’t add the pepperoni as it was optional. Let me just say – it is not pizza – BUT it satisfied the craving for sure. I’ve made this a few times and will continue to do so.

            Verdict – Facebook foodie WIN

Bruschetta Chicken – https://cafedelites.com/2017/02/19/italian-herb-bruschetta-chicken/

This recipe came through my feed in video format as I watched the Bachelor on tv with wine in hand – I was feeling peckish , was already trying to refrain from stealing my husbands snacks and this video did not help.

Not one little bit.

I made it last night and it was another HUGE win. I pretty much followed the recipe… I was short for time and DYING to try it so I opted for store bought Bruschetta mix in place of fresh (won’t do that again – fresh is BEST). The recipe doesn’t really talk about sides so I went with organic quinoa and green beans – you do what works for you… what I like about this recipe is that it can be as healthy or as indulgent as your sides dishes are. I would make this for guests and know that pretty much everyone I’ve ever fed would enjoy it too.

            Verdict – Facebook foodie WIN

Go forth and make some good food people – trust the Facebook – it hasn’t let me down yet!

Up next to try is Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables from Tip Hero – my taste buds are ready, are yours?