Chicken Fajita Stew


2 tbsp avocado oil

1 ½ boneless skinless chicken breasts, thighs or a combo cut into strips

½ tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper

3 large bell peppers, cut into 1-in strips

1 large yellow onion, sliced

6 cloves garlic, minced

2-3 tsp taco seasoning

1 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth

1 12-oz all natural jar salsa


  1. In a large pot on medium high, heat oil. Season chicken with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper and add to pot.  Cook turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes.  Transfer to a plate.
  2. Add bell pepper and onion to pot, season with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and beginning to caramelize, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and taco seasoning, saute 1 minute, until fragrant.  Pour in broth and stir up any browned bits from the bottom of pot.
  3. Return chicken and any collected juices from plate to pot. Stir in salsa. Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered until chicken is cooked through and stew has thickened, about 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken pieces to a cutting board and chop or shed, then return to pot. Season with additional salt and pepper.


From Clean Eating Magazine

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We met at a 5:30AM Core Club class.  Although we knew each other before we discovered our desire to do more for ourselves.  As working mothers we take care of everyone’s needs – with us coming in last.  We both wanted to do something for just ourselves, so we started lifting weights – heavy weights.

For us working out is about becoming stronger and taking better care or ourselves so we can take care of those we love.  A side effect was that we lost weight and inches! Together we have lost over 40 pounds and 16 inches.  We don’t weigh ourselves often – as that is not the scale we use to measure.  Each week we get stronger and more confident.  We can fit into clothes we haven’t in years, see muscles we didn’t know existed and we are able to lift heavier weights as each week passes – these are non-scale victories.

Having a gym partner has been life changing. There is never an excuse to not go…one of us will be waiting at 7AM six days a week.  It’s all about accountability and friendship.  Each morning we have our “therapy” session.  We push each other to do things that are uncomfortable, we have become very confident in using ALL of the gym equipment and most importantly we have become friends.