Chicken Tortilla Soup- Crockpot version

Chicken Tortilla Soup


This has become a family favorite. The best part if you like it spicy or hot you can make it easily, by substituting mild ingredients for their hot versions.


  • 4 uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (15oz) can of un-drained crushed or petite tomatoes
  • 1 (10oz) can of mild or medium red enchilada sauce
  • 1 (15oz) can of black beans, Drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped. I omit this because my son hates them and its just as good.
  • 1 (4oz) can of chopped green chile peppers
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 (15oz) can of corn, drained
  • 2 (14.5oz) can of chicken broth
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Instructions: Place all ingrediants in Crockpot. Cook on High for about 3 to 4 hours. When chicken is done. Pull out the chicken and shred with a fork. Caution they are hot! Add the chicken back in and let sit for about 5 minutes then serve. Top with cheese and tortilla strips or broken chips.

Slimquick Pure Protein Powder- Vanilla Review


As everyone knows I am on a diet. I have not used much protein powder so far. But now that its getting too hot to eat heavy meals, I have to find a lighter meal or snack. I recently purchased a new Nutri-Ninja blender so making smoothies are a must. But why should I make something unhealthy? A couple of ice cubes and a few strawberries to my protein shake is an easy breakfast. Slimquick Pure Protein can be consumed just with water. I did try it the way it that way. It was good. When compared to other brands I have tried its equal as far as taste. I prefer making my Protein with Low fat milk or Almond milk. When I made Slimquick with milk I loved the taste and in my smoothie even better. YUM!



SLIMQUICK Pure Protein comes in chocolate and vanilla

New SLIMQUICK  Pure Protein tastes great and provides 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber a day. Just what my diet needs to feel full longer and keep me out of the cookie jar. Since I have used this product less then a week I can not say how well it works with weight loss. But I will add my results when I finish the container. It was my Birthday last week so I over indulged. The SLIMQUICK site I listed below has a 25lb challenge that I may try.



Banana Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 Scoop of SLIMQUICK Pure Protein powder-vanilla
  • 3/4 Cup of Strong Black Coffee
  • 1 Cup of Non Fat Milk
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Cup of Ice

Blend in a Blender. You can Sprinkle Cinnamon on top.

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Avocado Chicken Salad: A healthier chicken salad.

As you all know I am dieting. So I need to find healthy ways to eat old favorites. I resurrected an oldie but a goodie. This is almost like a guacamole with chicken. It is a healthier alternative to Chicken salad. It has less mayo and avocado for a healthy fat.


2 cups shredded chicken
1 avocado
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp fresh cilantro
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20-30 minutes to let all those yummy flavors blend together.

Serve on bread, flat bread, pita chips or any other way you like your chicken salad.