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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Over Spaghetti Squash

Back from hiatus and spring has officially sprung in Houston!  After a long month fighting pneumonia, the bf getting a joint infection, some travel, and lots of unhealthy habits creeping back in the sun is out and we’re back on track. I started volunteering at Friends for Life a no-kill shelter. It’s only five miles away, so it’s a nice bike ride away on good weather days. We also started back with the Insanity workout -very tough after a month off- and we’re enjoying walking and biking more now that it’s warmer and light out longer.

BAC Mint Julep

Mint Julep from Brooklyn Athletic Club. Love the cup, a little too much ice.

Woodrows Crawfish

Crawfish by Chef Porkchop at Little Woodrow’s. If you like to suck the heads – these were prime heads. Idk how the chef did it, but not a dry head in the batch. 

The other night things were too crazy to “cook-cook” and have a sit down meal because the boy was jamming with his band and I went to a Brie tasting (yum!) at Whole Foods. BRIE. So delicious, probably one of my favorite cheeses. Sooo that meant making a quick crockpot meal that will be good for leftovers through the week that we can each throw together on our own time.

This healthier rendition of chicken cacciatore is almost as good as the original without the butter and white flour. It is great on it’s own, but it’s so low in calories (254), fat (3g), carbs (19g), and sodium (307g) why not serve it over spaghetti squash or a whole wheat pasta.  I’ve made it a few times before and usually just add in whatever works that I have on hand and serve with a quick side salad. Click below for the recipe.
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