Rebel Eats: Berry Smoothie, Deli Platter Lunch Hack, Chicken Fajita Casserole, and Chocolate Mousse Recipes

I have spent hours scouring Pinterest for meal worthy gems only to have been repeatedly disappointed in the outcome. So, I am making thise Rebel Eats series to filter through all the disappointing and not worth eating recipes and delivering the ones worth trying.

When it comes to meal planning I have minimal criteria: easy, fast, and delicious. My husband is also leaning towards a keto type diet so many of these recipes are keto friendly. While I don’t condone a strict keto diet (I have my personal opinions and would have to do some research if I was going to share them to back it by science), I am okay with not having carbs at every meal unless your body is intuitively telling you to eat them; then please do. We have a keto-hybrid-intuitive eating diet here.

Now there are two things I am not a fan of on foodie sites. Long winded posts that make you scroll for eternity to reach the recipes and being bombarded by pop ups along the way. That’s why I’m skipping all the chatter and just posting the recipes.

In just a second.

While I found most of these initial recipes on Pinterest or on the back of food boxes, I modified them to meet my needs. AKA I am not buying expensive and fancy ingredients that will be used sparingly for one meal. With the exception of pure vanilla extract. Hashtag worth it.

Also I’m not great at taking pictures of said food. But, trust me when I say these are yummy!

Without further ado, here’s what I made this week that’s worth trying.

Berry Smoothie

2 cups frozen berries

2 cups milk (add more or less depending on the thickness you like)

honey to taste ( I used about 3/4 cup of honey because I love the taste)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Put in blender and blend.

Tips: Knock back the honey if you are not a fan of super sweet drinks or add some vanilla greek yogurt to balance it out.

Deli Platter Lunch Hack

Favorite deli meats (we are ham, turkey, and salami people)

Favorite cheese slices (we are american and colby cheese people)

Favorite fruits (we like peaches, pears, and strawberries)

Favorite veggies (we like cucumbers, celery, sweet peppers and cherry tomatoes)

Favorite crackers (Ritz all the way)

Cut, arrange, serve!

Nice thing about it: the kids can snack on it alllllll afternoon.

Chicken Fajita Casserole

*picture from Pinterest

Original recipe can be found here.

Pre-cooked grilled chicken fajita strips (we use the Tyson brand from Sams or Costco)

Peppers (green, red, yellow, whichever you prefer and however many you like)

1 onion

4 oz cream cheese

1 c sour cream

Taco seasoning to taste (I just coated the cream cheese and sour cream in it)

Shredded cheese of your choice (we like Mexican blend shredded cheese)

  1. Heat up pre cooked chicken according to package instructions, remove and set aside.
  2. I use the same pan to carmelize my onions and peppers in olive oil.
  3. Once carmelized, add the cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasong.
  4. Once melted and mixed together, return chicken to skillet and mix.
  5. Top with shredded cheese and place in oven for about 15 minutes at 350 until cheese is bubbly
  6. Top with your favorite taco/fajita toppings.
  7. ENJOY!

I used a cast iron skeillet for this and it worked well!

Chocolate Mousse

Original recipe can be found here.

2 tbsp truvia (the only sugar replacement I can tolerate)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 c heavy cream

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix with mixer until it becomes mousse, takes about 5 minutes. Top with cool whip and berries. Devour!

Those are the highlights of this week! I’ll share more next week!

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