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Dinner, Food, Lunch

Crock-Pot Jerk Chicken Tacos With Mango Salsa

jerk chicken tacos

Cooking during the summer is THE WORST!

It’s legitimately 85 degrees here in San Diego with 90% humidity and a chance of thunderstorms. SAY WHAT?!? Considering I can hardly sit on my couch to write this post without sweating there is no way I’m turning on an oven or standing over a hot skillet to cook dinner. 

Enter my favorite cooking invention ever…the crock-pot.

You guys, I don’t think I could survive without a crock-pot. It takes all the fuss out of cooking meat, doesn’t make your house 983457984 degrees and anything you cook in a crock-pot is delicious.

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Dinner, Food, Lunch

One Meal Two Ways: Salsa Chicken Burritos & Protein Style Tacos

When I got home from work last night the thermostat in my apartment said it’s 90 degrees.

WHAT!?!?! Calm down San Diego I didn’t realize I was living in a hot yoga studio. 

The last thing I want to do when it’s already that hot is turn on my oven or stand over a hot stove cooking dinner. In fact, I’d honestly probably rather starve.

So to solve this issue I’ve turned to my trusty crockpot! 

Yep, crockpots are not just for hot winter soups. They’re also an absolute life saver in the hot summer months when you don’t want your house turning into a sauna.

To fight the heat Bryce and I have been living off my Salsa Chicken recipe. We’ve used it for burritos, tacos, protein style tacos, salads, scrambled with eggs, plain, burrito bowls…really anything you can add chicken to. So when I was thinking of my third and final recipe to share for my One Meal Two Ways series it was obvious it had to be my Salsa Chicken for a little One Meal 20 Ways action haha.

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Fitness, My Weekly Workouts, Running Tips

10 Ways To Beat The Heat On Long Summer Runs!

It should be illegal for races to be scheduled in the middle of summer. Because training for a half marathon when it’s nearly 100 degrees outside is just not okay.

Yep, here in San Diego there has been an awful heatwave this past week. We’re talking high 90’s, humidity, no breeze…not exactly the best running conditions.

As much as I’ve wanted to skip some runs and go home and blast my AC I know my half marathon is creeping up fast and I need to prepare. So when you have to train, even in the crazy heat what’s a girl to do?

The answer is to RUN SMART! Something as simple as slowing your pace and wearing light colored clothing really can make a world of difference on a very hot day. So without any further ado let’s discuss 10 ways to beat the heat while running…

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Food, Nutrition Tips, Quick Tips, Snacks

Watermelon Caprese Bites

Summer is here and what does that mean?

WATERMELON EVERYTHING!

I’m currently loving watermelon juice, watermelon salads, plain watermelon, grilled watermelon, watermelon beer and especially these delicious Watermelon Caprese Bites. 

Besides being delicious watermelon is also incredibly good for you. It’s packed with Vitamin C, contains powerful antioxidants like lycopene and even acts as a natural electrolyte replacer due to it’s high potassium levels.

Eat up!

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